1977 Gould Campbell

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jdaw1
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1977 Gould Campbell

Post by jdaw1 » 21:53 Mon 02 Jan 2012

In honour of the presence in London of Dr Dirk Bruns, people gathered at the The Crusting Pipe on Tuesday 3rd January 2012 to taste some 1977s. Links:

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Re: 1977 Gould Campbell

Post by jdaw1 » 22:28 Wed 04 Jan 2012

GC77: decanted 14:50. By a long margin the darkest. Nose very pruney; taste starts bitter (it is GC), then not noted. It was in all three senses very different to all the other 1977s.

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Re: 1977 Gould Campbell

Post by RAYC » 15:55 Fri 06 Jan 2012

very dark by comparison to the others, with real tannic bite - could be of a different vintage! Great stuff, albeit quite closed at outset and never fully opened up. Could not improve on jdaw1's "prunes". Bags of potential - suspect would have benefitted from longer decant ***(**) (89 for current drinking)
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Re: 1977 Gould Campbell

Post by AHB » 09:31 Sun 08 Jan 2012

Deep red and opaque. Closed on the nose, perhaps a slight show of bitter blackcurrant. Hollow impact; some spicy dark chocolate on the mid-palate but not with a good balance - ungainly, bitter and dry. Big warm aftertaste and a long finish. Disappointingly unbalanced, not right. 84/100. 5 hour decant.
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