1991 Quarles Harris

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jdaw1
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1991 Quarles Harris

Post by jdaw1 » 15:20 Sat 19 Nov 2011

A triple vertical of Gould Campbell, Smith Woodhouse and Quarles Harris, at the RAF Club on Thursday 17th November 2011, in honour of the 30th Birthday of the organiser. Links:

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Re: 1991 Quarles Harris

Post by jdaw1 » 23:26 Sat 26 Nov 2011

QH91. Red, 60% opaque. I was too overwhelmed by that which I think was bottle stink.

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Re: 1991 Quarles Harris

Post by WS1 » 10:56 Sun 27 Nov 2011

red colour, slightly watery rim, for a 20 year port already quite pale, strange sweetish smell, a bit thin, alcoholic finish. Not a very complex wine, a bit bland
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Re: 1991 Quarles Harris

Post by AHB » 20:14 Sun 04 Dec 2011

Mid red colour, firm on the rim; 60% opaque. Grapefruit on the nose, and sharp balckberries. Soft immediate impression on the palate, thena sharp acidity which fades back to reveal soft coffee and raspberry; air on the palate releases more coffee. Fruity aftertaste and a long, sticky finish. 85/100.
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Re: 1991 Quarles Harris

Post by DRT » 21:56 Wed 25 Jan 2012

Floral nose with a nice texture, but spritzy in the mid-palate and a bitter finish.
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