1983 Quarles Harris

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jdaw1
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1983 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: 1983 Quarles Harris

Post by jdaw1 » 23:17 Sat 26 Nov 2011

QH83. Dark red, 80% opaque. Sweet. Heat mid-palate, mid-weight, slightly more structure and complexity than the QH80.

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Re: 1983 Quarles Harris

Post by WS1 » 11:16 Sun 27 Nov 2011

very dark red, goes towards black, great port, mouth filling, sweet, plum fruit; good complexity and length, balanced. Still a very young port that has plenty of years ahead.
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Re: 1983 Quarles Harris

Post by AHB » 20:12 Sun 04 Dec 2011

Modest red, 90% opaque. Surprisingly closed on the nose, but shows some white currant and mace. Lovely fruit on entry; a great balance between the fruit, the soft tannins and the acidity that gives an overall impression of a mature and medium-bodied port. Cocoa afteraste, then a long and fruit based finish. Delicious current drinking. 91/100.
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Re: 1983 Quarles Harris

Post by DRT » 21:49 Wed 25 Jan 2012

A more typical colour for its age than the 1980. Some vanilla on the nose with lots of citric acid, perhaps lemon, and a medium length finish.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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