1983 Gould Campbell

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Re: 1983 Gould Campbell

Post by jdaw1 » 15:26 Thu 28 Nov 2013

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Re: 1983 Gould Campbell

Post by jdaw1 » 15:27 Thu 28 Nov 2013

GC83. 80% opaque. Palate soft, heat, and dark plum fruit. As good as any in this company, but not Port of the first rank, nor even the second rank.

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Re: 1983 Gould Campbell

Post by djewesbury » 21:45 Sun 01 Dec 2013

Very dark. About 80%. Alcohol in the nose. Coffee bitterness in the mouth. Not marvellously liked.
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Re: 1983 Gould Campbell

Post by idj123 » 22:34 Mon 02 Dec 2013

I thought the GC was a pleasant surprise, more drinkable than many on offer and certainly it outshone its more illustrious stablemates.

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Re: 1983 Gould Campbell

Post by AHB » 22:13 Thu 12 Dec 2013

Firm red colour, 95% opaque. Lovely sweet raspberry jam nose, modest in volume. Soft and sweet entry; soft tannins giving burnt match flavours on the lively mid-palate. Lots of pleasant raspberry on the tongue. A big aftertaste, with a huge volume of fruit and a green wood structure that leads into a slight bitter-sweet finish. Impressive for the future, still quite youthful. 92/100.
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Re: 1983 Gould Campbell

Post by griff » 08:54 Sun 15 Dec 2013

Was tempted to open this one for Christmas. Not so sure now.

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Re: 1983 Gould Campbell

Post by Glenn E. » 17:28 Mon 16 Dec 2013

griff wrote:Was tempted to open this one for Christmas. Not so sure now.
My experience with GC83 typically matches that of AHB's note, not jdaw1's or jdewesbury's.

Very puzzling.
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Re: 1983 Gould Campbell

Post by djewesbury » 17:33 Mon 16 Dec 2013

Glenn E. wrote:
griff wrote:Was tempted to open this one for Christmas. Not so sure now.
My experience with GC83 typically matches that of AHB's note, not jdaw1's or jdewesbury's.

Very puzzling.
And I was looking forward to this as well, having read recent notes from other tastings where it was WOTN. Maybe my palate was dulled by the rest of the company (the port, not those partaking of it). Or perhaps our notes were written at different points of the evening.
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