1977 Quarles Harris

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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1977 Quarles Harris

Post by DRT » 02:03 Fri 22 Jun 2007

Cork broke - fabulous smell on decanting that filled the room. Quite light in colour and starting to brown. I did not taste this on decanting but now wish I had.

+21 Hours
Did not take a note at the time so this bit is from memory. Quite light but a very nice drinking port. Nothing spectacular about it, just a nice nightcap sort of wine.

+48 Hours
Amazing. This wine now has twice the weight and twice the depth of colour that it had yesterday and the day before. A nice raisin taste that develops into a very dry long finish.

I have a feeling that this wine would have shown very well immedietly after decanting, I wish I had tasted it. Last night it was decidedly unspectacular. Tonight it very, very nice. Tom has previously described wines going downhill and then pulling themselves back together. I think this is my first experience of that phenomenon.

Score: 6-5

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