1970 Gould Campbell

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jdaw1
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1970 Gould Campbell

Post by jdaw1 » 15:16 Sat 19 Nov 2011

A triple vertical of Gould Campbell, Smith Woodhouse and Quarles Harris, at the RAF Club on Thursday 17th November 2011, in honour of the 30th Birthday of the organiser. Links:

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Re: 1970 Gould Campbell

Post by jdaw1 » 18:44 Sat 26 Nov 2011

GC70. Red, 50% opaque. To taste dry, heat, late-palate plum. Finish much sweeter than start. Short, dry, and a bit rough.

Others thought rough. My recent belief that I have become more sensitive to TCA was somewhat dented.

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Re: 1970 Gould Campbell

Post by WS1 » 12:01 Sun 27 Nov 2011

ruby red, good but restrained nose, elegant port, red fruit, slight bitter sweet finish, a hint of exotic fruit flavours. Rather short finish. Again in my eyes a travelled bt that had not enough rest.
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Re: 1970 Gould Campbell

Post by AHB » 20:44 Sat 03 Dec 2011

Mid red colour, ochre rim, 70% opaque. Lively nose; tobacco, leather and redcurrant. Delicious entry, with tannins that are firm and balanced. Lots of fruit on the palate. Lovely aftertaste, a dash of lemon and then a huge dose of raspberry and tobacco. Great port. 93/100.
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Re: 1970 Gould Campbell

Post by DRT » 21:34 Wed 25 Jan 2012

Nice soft nose, but a corked taste with the fruit all but gone.
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