1980 Gould Campbell

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jdaw1
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1980 Gould Campbell

Post by jdaw1 » 11:17 Sat 21 Oct 2017

From magnum.

On Tuesday 11th October 2017, at the Boot and Flogger we held the long-planned much-procrastinated Gould Campbell vertical, its final and most splendid organiser being IDJ.

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Re: 1980 Gould Campbell magnum

Post by flash_uk » 11:03 Mon 23 Oct 2017

40% opacity, red-brown. Nose of red fruit and marzipan (almonds). Rich, nice balance and structure, cranberries. very nice. This magnum was much more evolved than the GC80 bottle alongside. This was the first GC80 magnum I have tasted - the bottle size showed consistent evolution with other bottles I have had so perhaps the magnum was displaying the more unexpected evolution.

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Re: 1980 Gould Campbell magnum

Post by AHB » 01:13 Sat 16 Dec 2017

Mature, light appearance; 30% opaque and attractive. Much lighter than the bottle tasted alongside. Virtually nothing on the nose; lots of swirling coaxes out some tobacco. Jelly babies dominate the palate with a light and watery texture; the redcurrant grows on the late palate to give a satisfying set of flavours. Big and delicious aftertaste but the finish fades quickly to a low level of redcurrant. This is modest port, gentle and elegant but slightly too sweet to be good. 84/100. Decanted 5 hours.
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