1975 Berry Brothers

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winesecretary
Fonseca 1980
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1975 Berry Brothers

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1975 Berry Brothers (Quarles Harris)
Orange rather than red. Strong note of pine needles and tobacco on nose - very dominant aguardiente. Spirity on palate. No great finish. For my money quite successful for a 1975, but it divided opinion.
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Alex Bridgeman
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Re: 1975 Berry Brothers (Quarles Harris)

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Neil - do you recall when you decanted the 1975?
Top Ports in 2023: Taylor 1896 Colheita, b. 2021. A perfect Port.

2024: Niepoort 1900 Colheita, b.1971. A near perfect Port.
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nac
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Re: 1975 Berry Brothers (Quarles Harris)

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Alex Bridgeman wrote: 00:54 Thu 17 Feb 2022 Neil - do you recall when you decanted the 1975?
The previous evening. So, would have been 20-22 hours prior to drinking. It was double decanted back into the bottle and Vac-u-Vined.
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Alex Bridgeman
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Re: 1975 Berry Brothers (Quarles Harris)

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Quarles Harris. Double decanted and vacu-vined the evening before the tasting. Very pale copper colour, perhaps 10% opaque. Unpleasant nose of overly old Ogen melon. Light bodied entry, bitter sweet with lemon oil dominating the palate giving a lot of bitterness. The lemon bitterness follows onto the long finish. This is light, bitter but long. 84/100. Tasted 02-Feb-22. Decanted 22 hours.
Top Ports in 2023: Taylor 1896 Colheita, b. 2021. A perfect Port.

2024: Niepoort 1900 Colheita, b.1971. A near perfect Port.
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flash_uk
Graham’s 1977
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Re: 1975 Berry Brothers

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30% opacity, amber. Nose has rubber, pine. In the mouth, syrupy, good sweetness.
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