1977 Quarles Harris

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jdaw1
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1977 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: 1977 Quarles Harris

Post by jdaw1 » 22:53 Sat 26 Nov 2011

QH77. Decanted 10am; red-purple, 80% opaque. Nosing of cherry red cherries. To taste, early comes fruit, richly sweet. Later comes heat felt most strongly on tip of tongue. Very long.

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Re: 1977 Quarles Harris

Post by WS1 » 11:41 Sun 27 Nov 2011

dark red, good mature vintage port, cherry flavoured nose; good length, very balanced and good complexity. Drinks beautifully now! Best bts I experienced so far; quite a bit of bt variation experienced with this port.
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Re: 1977 Quarles Harris

Post by AHB » 20:09 Sun 04 Dec 2011

Looking to be a mature red colour, 90% opaque. Subdued on the nose, showing very little. Medium bodied, lots of tannin and little fruit. Dry aftertaste and finish. A poor bottle. 80/100.
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Re: 1977 Quarles Harris

Post by DRT » 21:38 Wed 25 Jan 2012

Corky nose - dark red and very dry. Not good.
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