1980 Gould Campbell

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1980 Gould Campbell

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Re: 1980 Gould Campbell

Post by flash_uk » 11:06 Mon 23 Oct 2017

65% opacity, red-brown, amber rim. Cloudy. Plummy nose. Full mouthfeel, lively, rich sweetness, red fruit, chocolate. Lovely port, nowhere near mature. The GC80 bottle showed much younger than the GC80 magnum alongside. The bottle evolution was consistent with other GC80 bottles I have had, so I would say the magnum was showing the more unexpected evolution.

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Re: 1980 Gould Campbell

Post by AHB » 01:09 Sat 16 Dec 2017

Very dark red colour, younger looking than the magnum tasted alongside this glass; 90% opaque. Nothing on the nose but lots of swirling gives some stewed red fruit. Despite the restraint on the palate the palate is lovely with lots of lively red fruit with cinnamon and dark bramble fruit. A delicious, youthful mouthful. Soft tannins show on the aftertaste giving a slightly chewy sensaton. A bit cloying on the finish, reminiscent of red jelly babies. A bit unbalanced but by no means a bad port. 86/100. Decanted 5 hours.
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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