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 jdaw1 » 12:11 Fri 25 Dec 2009

25th December, 1977 Quarles Harris accompanied by a 1977 Taylor.

At D+0: 75%ile translucency, but the hue red to the edge. Closed nose: tart cherries? To taste gentle alcohol, gentle eucalyptus, something evoking the term ‘high toned’: not quite mint, nor spearmint. Maybe an echo of the long-lasting eucalyptus. Light but long: very drinkable now at D+0. More anon.

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Re: 1977 Quarles Harris

Post by jdaw1 » 16:24 Fri 25 Dec 2009

D+4hr: slightly redder than the T77. The D+0 eucalyptus has faded completely, it having ‘gained’ a slightly acrid vegetableness. Better at D+0. (Note to self: pop-and-pour QH77.) Still a lovely drinking port, similar to, though slightly lighter than, T77. Flavour: slightly dry (in the sense of unsweet) plums.

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