1970 Gould Campbell

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1970 Gould Campbell

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Re: 1970 Gould Campbell

Post by jdaw1 » 17:33 Fri 16 Apr 2010

GC70: at D+0, the decanter-priming sample.

JDAW: Dark red, 75% opaque. Lovely to behold. Nosing of sweet cherries, lots of sweetness, and another unspecified black fruit. To taste the start is the same fruit as the nose, then lots of heat on the side of the tongue. Good length, alternately fruit and heat. I like.

DRT says ‟heat; lovely thick mouthfeel; strawberries; heat a bit over-powering.”

We seem to agree. Promising: more anon.

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Re: 1970 Gould Campbell

Post by jdaw1 » 23:37 Fri 16 Apr 2010

More nose than before, sugar, but relative to its Dow sibling, slightly hollow. To taste heat all over the tongue, very sweet, but evenly across the palate. Both sweeter and hollower than the Dow. Nonetheless, marvellous port. There might be the slightest hint, in the palate, of dry vegetable. If at all, slight.

This port has one other major problem: portions too small. (DRT: ‟not wrong at all”.)

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