1985 Gould Campbell

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RAYC
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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1985 Gould Campbell

Post by RAYC » 16:16 Wed 05 Oct 2011

Quite unusual...

Pleasing mid-red colour - on looks you'd say old enough to drink but plenty further to go.

nice cloves and spice on the nose (which is subtle rather than huge), good spiciness remains early palate but really ripe melon and tropical fruit flavours then predominate before a beautiful ainseed-laden finish takes over. Taken together it was a flavour profile that was quite unlike anything else i can remember drinking, and it will be interesting to see where this ends up in 5-10 years.

A great purchase for £25, ***+
Rob C.

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Re: 1985 Gould Campbell

Post by AHB » 22:08 Thu 06 Oct 2011

I hope that wasn't a bottle you were planning on using in November :shock:

You haven't just done a KillerB, have you :?
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Re: 1985 Gould Campbell

Post by RAYC » 22:27 Thu 06 Oct 2011

Just testing the provenance of the stash.

And I might find myself testing the provenance again before Nov 17 :wink:
Rob C.

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