1980 Quarles Harris

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1980 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: 1980 Quarles Harris

Post by jdaw1 » 23:04 Sat 26 Nov 2011

QH80. Dark dark red, 100% opaque. I nosed cherry and plum, though CRS said ‟varnish”. Mid weight, very sweet, tasting very young. Not complicated, but sweet and very pleasant.

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Re: 1980 Quarles Harris

Post by WS1 » 11:31 Sun 27 Nov 2011

very dark red, towards black; quite powerful port that comes accros very young, still a bit closed, plum fruit, very rich; good complexity, good medium finish; great port!
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Re: 1980 Quarles Harris

Post by AHB » 20:11 Sun 04 Dec 2011

Dark red, 99% opaque. Slightly peppery nose, with fresh blackcurrant; suprisingly youthful and a touch aggressive. Watery texture but full flavoured with big levels of fruit and sharp acidity. Good balance, the tannins almost fully integrated. A touch of caramel on the aftertaste and then a big fruit and blackcurrant-skin finish. Delicious, drinking beautifully and a wine that will hold for some years. 89/100.
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Re: 1980 Quarles Harris

Post by DRT » 21:45 Wed 25 Jan 2012

Very dark. Packed with dark, dry fruits and a melon finish, which is a little hollow.
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