1985 Gould Campbell

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jdaw1
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1985 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: 1985 Gould Campbell

Post by jdaw1 » 23:18 Sat 26 Nov 2011

GC85. Red, 50% opaque. Bitterness, coffee-style bitterness, throughout, sweetness appearing at the end.

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Re: 1985 Gould Campbell

Post by WS1 » 11:12 Sun 27 Nov 2011

jdaw1 wrote:GC85. Red, 50% opaque. Bitterness, coffee-style bitterness, throughout, sweetness appearing at the end.
agreed 100% on the colour; taste wise I found the port very dominated by its alcohol, that was very apparant and left the port for me somehow disjointed. The structure of the port was very good; slight hints of VA.
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Re: 1985 Gould Campbell

Post by AHB » 23:30 Sat 03 Dec 2011

60% opaque, a deep rose colour. Atrractive nose, full of fruit and mace. Sweet entry, with restrained fruit that develops attractively. Lovely mouthfeel and a good balance. The aftertaste shows the tannins as a slight dryness on the cheeks, which fades to a soft Christmas cake and a very sweet finish. 87/100.
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Re: 1985 Gould Campbell

Post by DRT » 21:50 Wed 25 Jan 2012

Cola cubes on the nose - sweet entry with a dry and bitter finish. Not good.
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