1977 Quarles Harris

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Cockburn 1900
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1977 Quarles Harris

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1977 Quarles Harris

Post by AHB » 14:58 Fri 29 Dec 2017

Medium mature red colour with a pink rim; 90% opaque. Soft nose, not showing much but what little there is comprises sweet redcurrant cordial cmbined with harsh rose-hip. Light entry, sweet but with little flavour at first. Air on the mid-palate releases soft and gentle fruit. The palate has a lovely delicate structure with soft tannins nearly melded into the fruit with a wonderful lightness and elegance. A lovely aftertaste and finish, full of mature fruit with hints of tannins and some heat at first. This port has a balance and elegance that was missing from the Gould Campbell or Smith Woodhouse. 94/100. 19-Dec-17. Decanted 5 hours.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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Dow 1980
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Re: 1977 Quarles Harris

Post by flash_uk » 18:06 Sat 30 Dec 2017

65% opacity, dark red. Hint of coffee and bitterness on the nose. Rich mouthfeel, heat mid to late palate, syrupy molasses, great structure, tannins in the finish.

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