1980 Gould Campbell

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jdaw1
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1980 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: 1980 Gould Campbell

Post by jdaw1 » 22:54 Sat 26 Nov 2011

GC80. Dark red, 100% opaque. Nose is stalky, with a high-toned something that could be mint. To taste sweet with heat. Finish very light, indeed, rather short.

It promises without delivering.

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Re: 1980 Gould Campbell

Post by WS1 » 11:38 Sun 27 Nov 2011

very dark red, towards black; very mouth filling rich taste. Black berried fruit, slight hint of bitterenss, very sweet; good aftertaste, quite long, comes accross still a bit restrained and closed; changed a lot in the glass and got better over time. A great port which needs more time.
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Re: 1980 Gould Campbell

Post by AHB » 23:25 Sat 03 Dec 2011

Very dark red, still opaque. Sharp blackcurrant fruit showing nicely on the nose. Restrained fruit on entry with very pronounced tannins that dry out the cheeks and teeth. Mouthfilling aftertaste and a tannin dominated finish. Not such a great wine at the moment and it will be years before the tannins fade - will the fruit last long enough? 85/100.
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Re: 1980 Gould Campbell

Post by DRT » 21:43 Wed 25 Jan 2012

Very dark colour with black fruits - very nice Port, but perhaps a little short in the finish.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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