1985 Quarles Harris

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1985 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: 1985 Quarles Harris

Post by jdaw1 » 23:22 Sat 26 Nov 2011

QH85. Red, 50% opaque. Nose is of milk chocolate. Cadbury’s flake at that. Lots of milk chocolate. JES said ‟cheap chocolate”. The chocolate also appeared in the taste, mid-to-light weight, late palate finding honey runny honey. RM thought ‟a bit cooked”.

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Re: 1985 Quarles Harris

Post by WS1 » 11:05 Sun 27 Nov 2011

quite pale colour, harsh alcoholic finish, somehow chocolaty in a bad disjointed way. unbalanced and rather thin
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Re: 1985 Quarles Harris

Post by AHB » 20:14 Sun 04 Dec 2011

Mid red, with a hint of orange in the colour; 80% opaque. Modest oranges on the nose, and a swirl releases some bottle stink. Blood oranges on the palate and dry tannins that hold the cheeks; a touch of birch-sap bitterness on the mid-palate that fades to leave modest fruit. Dry cheeks and teeth on the lingering finish of raisins and birch-wood. 84/100.
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Re: 1985 Quarles Harris

Post by DRT » 21:53 Wed 25 Jan 2012

Acidity on the nose and a soapy, unpleasant taste. Not liked.
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