1983 Quarles Harris

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JacobH
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1983 Quarles Harris Vintage Port

Post by JacobH » 10:35 Fri 22 May 2009

Consumed on 20 May 2009 at The Crusted Pipe in a "bring a bottle to share" and 2007 Horizontal offline.

Fairly dark (though not as dark and tannic as the 1980). Soft and very drinkable with a slight bitter aftertaste.
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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1983 Quarles Harris Vintage Port

Post by AHB » 00:46 Sun 24 May 2009

Deeply coloured, a nice red and with an opaque centre. Very dusty on the nose, full of brambles and fruit bit also with quite a sharp edge. Hollow in the mouth and then very acidic. The mid-palate is quite weak, sweetness but not much else although some tannins remain. Extremely hot aftertaste, quite generous in flavour but no fruit. 82/100.
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Martinez 1985
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Re: 1983 Quarles Harris Vintage Port

Post by benread » 09:46 Wed 27 May 2009

Again, I managed to take no notes on this beyond noting its colour to be dark red and that it reminded me a little of the Malvedos 1987.
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