1970 Quarles Harris

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AHB
Fonseca 1970
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1970 Quarles Harris

Post by AHB » 22:13 Wed 07 Jan 2015

Pale rose colour, 10% opaque. Lovely and mature on the nose, although less developed than the GC70 shown alongside. Mature fruit on the palate, spiced with delicious Christmas nutmeg and mace and still with plenty of vigour. Some sharpness on the aftertaste, then a big and slightly peppery finish. 91/100.

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Re: 1970 Quarles Harris

Post by LGTrotter » 03:12 Thu 08 Jan 2015

Tasting like a bigger port than the Gould Campbell next to it but a less sophisticated wine. Pale and I think, fading. Nice port though.

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Re: 1970 Quarles Harris

Post by djewesbury » 20:42 Thu 08 Jan 2015

The nose is rich, with raisins and currants, and light spice. The mouth gives spice and is very ripe, with soft plums. Late heat. This was better than the Gould Campbell alongside.
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Re: 1970 Quarles Harris

Post by flash_uk » 22:10 Mon 12 Jan 2015

Didn't take a note on either of the GC70 or QH70. These bottles (QH70 and GC70) were at the end of the circuit, so I stood by, quality assuring them several times, also side-by-side, and concluded both were very nice equally.

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Re: 1970 Quarles Harris

Post by AW77 » 22:28 Sun 18 Jan 2015

not bad at all, tastes almost younger than the '77s port on show
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