1970 Quarles Harris

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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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1970 Quarles Harris

Post by jdaw1 » 15:19 Sat 19 Nov 2011

A triple vertical of Gould Campbell, Smith Woodhouse and Quarles Harris, at the RAF Club on Thursday 17th November 2011, in honour of the 30th Birthday of the organiser. Links:

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Re: 1970 Quarles Harris

Post by jdaw1 » 18:46 Sat 26 Nov 2011

QH70. Red-brown, 50% opaque. Some acid in nose. Very mature, light, fruitless.

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Re: 1970 Quarles Harris

Post by WS1 » 11:56 Sun 27 Nov 2011

deep ruby red, VA on the nose which developed over time into some rather nasty smell of nail varnish remover, aceton; harsh alcoholic VA dominatd taste. Sadly a VA contaminated bt.
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Fonseca 1970
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Re: 1970 Quarles Harris

Post by AHB » 20:08 Sun 04 Dec 2011

Mid red, orange rim, 60% opaque. Mature nose, lots of orange and dried cranberry. A lovely texture; generous fruit and soft tannins, good acidity balance. Dry finish, tobacco and cranberry. Another lovely wine. 87/100.
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Re: 1970 Quarles Harris

Post by DRT » 21:36 Wed 25 Jan 2012

Pepper on the nose - nice colour, typical for its age - light weight, quite hot, with a finish of menthol and nuts.
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