1985 Quarles Harris

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Doggett
Warre’s Otima 10 year old Tawny
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Re: 1985 Quarles Harris

Post by Doggett » 12:57 Mon 30 Nov 2015

QH85 Smooth, fruity, strong heat with a long finish. A good port. 88/89 points

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1985 Quarles Harris

Post by AHB » 23:10 Sun 27 Dec 2015

Slightly hazy appearance, mild red in colour. Slightly sour cranberries on the nose. Mild sweet fruit on the palate with some dryness under the fruit providing structure but there is a persistent and unattractive dirtiness. Patience and air releases some fragrance. Mild port, but pleasant enough. 83/100.
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Dow 1980
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Re: 1985 Quarles Harris

Post by flash_uk » 13:45 Wed 06 Jan 2016

35% opacity, red brown. Tobacco on the nose. Palate, a bit dirty, thin, some acidity, no backbone. Not great all round.

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