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1983 Quarles Harris Vintage Port

14 Aug

Quarles Harris is a name unfamiliar to many. So, is it the new kid on the Port block? Definitely not. Its formation date of 1680 makes it one of the oldest Port houses in existence. The well known Symington Family Estates is the owner of Quarles Harris. Symington Family Estates also own such names as Dow’s, Warre’s and Quinta de Vesuvio to name but a few.

The Port Club offers you a great opportunity to taste this special wine. We are promoting our half bottles (37.5 cl) as this is the perfect way to introduce yourself to a new product.

We tasted this wine at the end of 2011 and again in June 2012. Our overall opinion is that this is a very good wine indeed and it gets a big thumbs up from us.

Its colour was nowhere near expected. This was a light shade of dark red rather than the awaited reddish brown normally expected from a 30 year old vintage Port. It may perhaps continue to age and improve for the next 10 to 12 years.

On first taste one is hit by raspberry and other fresh berries. Allowing it to breathe in a decanter for half an hour brings out wonderful cherry pipe tobacco flavour, very rich and full on the palate.

This is a great wine to drink alone or share with friends at the end of a meal or on a weekend afternoon with  appetisers.

Our price for the half bottle is Fr. 48 inclusive of VAT. Place your order today.

 
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