1994 Quarles Harris

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jdaw1
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1994 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: 1994 Quarles Harris

Post by jdaw1 » 23:28 Sat 26 Nov 2011

QH94. Dark red, 100% opaque. Closed. Sweetness and structure, but not as a coherent whole.

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Re: 1994 Quarles Harris

Post by WS1 » 10:43 Sun 27 Nov 2011

jdaw1 wrote:QH94. Dark red, 100% opaque. Closed. Sweetness and structure, but not as a coherent whole.
agree on the colour with the addition of a bit of purple. Overall very good colour but very bland taste. Definitely closed but even in this state I expected a bit more and being less disjointed and showing a bit difuse fruit components.
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Re: 1994 Quarles Harris

Post by AHB » 20:15 Sun 04 Dec 2011

Deep red, with a touch of brown at the rim; 99% opaque. Stewed and slightly sour blackcurrants on the pronounced nose. Generous texture on the palate, fully flavoured and with lots of fruit. A great palate, with supportive acidity. Lovely sweet aftertaste and a long finish of red licorice. Very long finish. An extremely impressive port that is drinkable now but is likely to last 20-30 years. 90/100.
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Re: 1994 Quarles Harris

Post by DRT » 22:00 Wed 25 Jan 2012

I have had this wine many times and enjoyed it, but this rather unhelpful note says "Not good".
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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