1983 Gould Campbell

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jdaw1
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1983 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: 1983 Gould Campbell

Post by jdaw1 » 23:13 Sat 26 Nov 2011

GC83. Dark red, 90% opaque. Sweet, of modest but non-short length. Pleasant, but not great. Bitterness, as in coffee-style bitterness, throughout.

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Re: 1983 Gould Campbell

Post by WS1 » 11:28 Sun 27 Nov 2011

very dark red, a bit closed and restrained; slight bitterness; overall a very elegant port with great balance and good structure. The fruit is a bit one dimensional which leaves the taste a bit less exciting than it could be. Overall a very good port though!
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Re: 1983 Gould Campbell

Post by AHB » 23:28 Sat 03 Dec 2011

Deep red, 99% opaque, much darker than the GC '85 shown alongside. Sharp strawberry nose, which dissipates with a swirl to release slightly dirty sour cherry. Neutral entry and an explosive development of flavour; full of fruit with lemon sherbert acidity that cuts through it all. Great palate. Milk chocolate aftertaste and a dry rhubarb finish through which the tannins show; modest length. 88/100.
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Re: 1983 Gould Campbell

Post by DRT » 21:47 Wed 25 Jan 2012

Lovely fruity Port - reaching maturity and great for drinking now - I like this a lot!
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