Saturday, January 23, 2010
Quarles Harris 10 Year Old Tawny Port wine review by (PB)
The color of this wine is a medium amber that looks like a semi-dark beer. It is really attractive.
Bouquet--loads of sweet mixed nuts up front, a touch of brandy, and sweet, light raisins/prunes with a powdery note underneath it all.
Palate--Wonderfully plush texture with sweet, almost honeyed dried dark fruit, saw dust mid-palate and a finish that is full of pecans or walnuts.
When you can't afford a "vintage" port, or you can afford one but you have to wait on it for a few years, this is a wonderful--relatively inexpensive--alternative.
Ports are desert wines primarily although any excuse to have a port works for me. Unlike a nice ruby port, I didn't care for the dark chocolate nibs I tried with this wine that go SO well with the brighter ruby styles.
I snagged this from Trader Joe's for just under $20. And unlike regular wines, these wines will last re-corked for several weeks to even a couple months so raise a glass!
Posted by PB at 5:26 PM