1985 Quarles Harris

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Doggett
Graham’s Malvedos 1996
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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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Alex Bridgeman
Constantino 1927
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Re: 1985 Quarles Harris

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 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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flash_uk
Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
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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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Cockburn 1851
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Re: 1985 Quarles Harris

Post by jdaw1 » 18:07 Thu 08 Aug 2019

QH85. Red red orange. Nose showing sweetness. Palate has all of dark plum, bitterness, and grit. Which made for lovely drinking.

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