1994 Quarles Harris

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1994 Quarles Harris

Post by AHB » 22:13 Thu 04 Jan 2018

From the 2017 Berry Brothers Port Walk.

Very dark red with hints of brick, 80% opaque. A wonderful nose full of sweet fruit — blackcurrants mainly. Sweet and fruity impact, initially jammy and lacking structure but the tannins and acidity correct this on the mid-palate. The mid and late palate have a nice fragrance with dry cocoa tannins supporting the rich and ripe fruit. The aftertaste is hot with the alcohol protruding, but this settles quickly to a chewy dark chocolate and sweet bramble finish of good length. 89/100. 23-Nov-17.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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