Quarles Harris Vintage Port 1977 (965)

Quarles Harris Vintage Port 1977 (965)

Portugal - Oporto
Port Blend

Special AUD$165.50 Sorry, sold out

Professional Reviews

Jancis Robinson

Healthy ruby with a brick rim. Quite subtle already; there is some perceptible evolution of colour and flavour here. Mineral rather than fruit flavours dominate. Very big and full. Very, very sweet indeed - in fact I thought it was from a Portuguese house. This wine delivers a pretty good combination of power, interest and, especially, sweetness. This is not a wine to be ignored! But it's a very particular style....without enormous tannic reserves.


For the Love of Port

Medium dark eggplant color with light pink edge that fades to tawny. Aromatically there was great purity of grape along with mocha and rum soaked raisins. Very smooth and balanced with excellent acidity which really stood out on the first night, in a good way. The tannins were gentle and mostly resolved, but were still present and this may have some room for improvement. Viscous and off-dry, reaching peak at the latter part of this decade, but with the requisite stuffing to plateau for another ten years beyond that. Medium weight, scrumptious cherry and grape character, with emerging flavours of Christmas cake and some spirit along with modest complexity in the middle, but very tasty nonetheless, leading to a medium-long finish. This was by far the best bottle I've had of the 1977 Quarles Harris. My brother felt my score was on the stingy side and he is usually more conservative than me in his ratings. 92 Points

Darren's Notes

Producer's Notes

Quarles Harris

View Quarles Harris

Quarles Harris’s flavour profile is a firm and slightly dry style. They are well priced for the quality.

Rich garnet colour. The wine has a magnificent bottle age bouquet and is exceptionally firm in the mouth. The tannins are beginning to soften but the excellent structure of the wine is immediately apparent on the palate. Excellent long finish.

« Back to Previous Page