1977 Quarles Harris

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

Post by jdaw1 » 00:49 Thu 17 Nov 2011

SushiNorth, Mrs SushiNorth, and jdaw1 met for port at TCP on Wed 16 Nov 2011, partly so that SushiNorth could see the famous TCP.

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Re: 1977 Quarles Harris

Post by jdaw1 » 00:57 Thu 17 Nov 2011

QH77: dark red, 70% opaque. A great colour. At D+0 lots of heat, but by D+1h the heat gentle, with a fruit that might have been either of dark cherry or plum. To taste heat, lightly then strongly. Fruit is plum. Medium to medium+ length. Lovely port.

Later I sensed candle wax, both the paraffin and the texture.

Even later I concurred with SushiNorth’s claim of vanilla caramel.

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Re: 1977 Quarles Harris

Post by SushiNorth » 12:59 Tue 22 Nov 2011

Hint of brown around the edges, with a raspberry red coloration. It smells of chocolate, with a dry dustiness. Plums open, with a nice mouthfeel at mid-palate but a short tail. In an hour, it totally transformed with vanilla and caramel (Julian adds waxy) all over the nose, and then caramel and toffee in the mouth. The distinctness of these sugary flavors was quite enjoyable; 91 - drink up.
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