1970 Quarles Harris

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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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1970 Quarles Harris

Post by jdaw1 » 10:05 Tue 08 Oct 2013

With Andy Velebil visiting from California, it would have been rude not to. So we did, in The Bung Hole, on Tuesday 8th October 2013.

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Re: 1970 Quarles Harris

Post by RAYC » 17:33 Tue 08 Oct 2013

Decanted 12.30ish. Level in neck, cork out in 1. Seems promising.
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Re: 1970 Quarles Harris

Post by jdaw1 » 11:25 Wed 09 Oct 2013

QH70. Red-brown, 40% opaque. Honey, and raspberries. Lovely flavour, mid weight, gentle heat mid palate. DRT rightly said ‟sweet”. Just in my voting zone, at a ½ point.

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Re: 1970 Quarles Harris

Post by AHB » 23:36 Tue 05 Nov 2013

Warm brick-red colour, light rim; 40% opaque. Ripe, sweet fruit on the nose that shows nicely on the nose. Balanced entry, lightweight but with gentle sweet fruit coming through on the mid-palate gentle tannins. Nice elegance to this wine; a lovely fruit aftertaste and a finish which is lingering and very refined. Very nice port. 91/100.
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