1977 Berry Brothers

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winesecretary
Fonseca 1980
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1977 Berry Brothers

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1977 Berry Brothers (Quarles Harris)
The characteristic note of star anise on the nose.

Full rich port which despite the long decant took an hour to unfurl in glass.

A very youthful bottle to which I gave a point.

Consumed 2/2/22
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Alex Bridgeman
Fonseca 1966
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Re: 1977 Berry Brothers (Quarles Harris)

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Quarles Harris. Deep mature red colour, 40% opaque. Sweet, albeit faint, jammy red fruit on the nose. Lightweight entry but a lovely mid-palate with strawberry jam and - surprisingly - some charcoal tannins still providing a little grip giving a palate which shows some youth and vigour despite its age. Very lively aftertaste and a long finish. This is impressive; youthful but with plenty of maturity. 88/100. Tasted 02-Feb-22. Decanted 11 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: 1977 Berry Brothers

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50% opacity, mature red. Passionfruit, kiwi fruit on the nore. Raspberry on the palate. Nothing special.
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