1997 Quarles Harris

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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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1997 Quarles Harris

Post by jdaw1 » 01:23 Tue 09 Aug 2011

Port from the Nineteen Nineties, Monday 8th August 2011, at The Steak Exchange, 2 Exchange Square, London EC2A 2EH.

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AHB
Fonseca 1970
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Re: 1997 Quarles Harris

Post by AHB » 15:14 Thu 11 Aug 2011

Cork extracted in a single piece; decanted off some fine sediment. Deep red colour; opaque. Nosing very strongly of blackcurrants when decanted, less strongly now, but still distinctive. Nice texture on entry, followed by pronounced acidity and lots of sweet fruit; gentle tannins. Air brings more blackcurrants and gobs of fruit. Big aftertaste, huge finish dominated by purple berries. A very surprising port - great flavour and full bodied. A good one to follow in the future. 91/100.
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Graham’s 1948
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Re: 1997 Quarles Harris

Post by DRT » 22:49 Thu 11 Aug 2011

Very good port that was purchased from BBR's outlet store in Basingstoke for £25. Excellent QPR.
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