1977 Quarles Harris

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1977 Quarles Harris

Post by jdaw1 » 12:59 Tue 26 Feb 2013

Ronnie Roots travelled to London, and joined us, on Tuesday 26th February 2013, in Davy’s at Canary Wharf, London E14 4DH.

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1977 Quarles Harris

Post by jdaw1 » 13:01 Tue 26 Feb 2013

Decanted 10am. Colour, from a very small decanting sample, red and about 40% opaque. Red fruit in taste, but will improve with air. So far, so good.

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Re: 1977 Quarles Harris

Post by jdaw1 » 21:53 Wed 27 Feb 2013

QH77. By drinking time this had acquired a horrible vegetable stink. I imagine dread? that cabbage might smell this bad, but as I am careful to avoid cabbage, I can’t be quite sure. With time and swirling this lessened. When the taste starts with red fruit, though dry mid-palate. Ending was pleasant. Later, the body and sweetness improved further.

Needed time in decanter rather than in resealed bottle.

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Re: 1977 Quarles Harris

Post by AHB » 14:50 Wed 10 Apr 2013

I had this down as a Gould Campbell 1977. Can anyone confirm what the port was please?

Slightly cloudy, early maturity in appearance; 70% opaque. Harsh and aggressive nose of cranberries, not really knitted together and still quite herbaceous - perhaps needing more time in the decanter. Balanced entry, a nice combination of sweetness and a little VA on the palate before a dry woodiness. Quite a hot palate, leading to a burst of acidity on the aftertaste that was dry and hot, before fading to a huge finish of cedar and tobacco. Served blind, this was guessed to be Taylor 1985 and was a delight to find to have been an untainted bottle of GC77. 88/100. Drunk 26-Feb-13. Decanted 9½ hours.
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