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1980 Quarles Harris

Posted: 09:12 Mon 02 Jan 2017
by AHB
Deep red and opaque, the colour of oxidised blood. A huge nose of blackberry jelly, sweet and very powerful with a beautiful heather perfume. Slightly closed on entry with the alcohol showing through the huge structure with a mass of tannins. Very mineral at first with little fruit showing. Chewy and perfumed on the aftertaste and a massive black chocolate and cocoa finish that has an amazing length, full of bitter black licorice. Served blind this was guessed to be Dow 2007. This was made from grapes sourced from Rio Torto valley properties. 95/100. Drunk 25-Sep-16. Decanted 3 hours.