1977 Quarles Harris Vintage Port SKU #980261

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K&L Notes

Founded in the late 17th century, and owned by the original founding family until the 1920's when it was sold to AJ Symington, Quarles Harris is - around these parts, at least - still not particularly well known. These are well made Ports and fine values, particularly in vintages as strong as 1977.

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  • Joe Manekin
    By: Joe Manekin
    11/14/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    This little known port house is actually one of the oldest, first founded in 1680 and held by the same family up until 1920 or so, at which point the Symington family (who own Graham's, Dow's, and Warre's) purchased it. This wine is in great shape, likely re-conditioned with what appears to be a newer cork. Relatively light on the palate, there is a perfectly balanced sweetness, notes of candied violet, lovely minerality and an overall sense of subtlety and elegant balance. Not a blockbuster, but rather a beauty, Quarles Harris also happens to be the most reasonably priced of our 1977 vintage ports.
  • Andrew Whiteley
    By: Andrew Whiteley
    11/14/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    Today was my first time tasting Quarles Harris vintage port and I must say, I am extremely impressed. The 1977 is defined by elegance and grace. The first shock was in the color. It's delicate, a clean and bright garnet. It's almost like a Pinot Noir. The aromatics are equally graceful with bright florals and sweet spices. The brandy is perfectly integrated into the wine lending just enough power to carry through the black berries but never overwhelming the fruit notes. From the all-time great 1977 vintageat 40 years old the Quarles Harris does not disappoint.

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