1994 Gould Campbell

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1994 Gould Campbell

Post by jdaw1 » 12:35 Wed 05 Mar 2014

A horizontal of 1994 and a G83 were tasted at Bordeaux Index, 10 Hatton Garden EC1N 8AH on Tuesday 4th March 2014, in the presence of Richard Mayson, as arranged by Michael Schuster of MichaelSchusterWine.com.

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Re: 1994 Gould Campbell

Post by jdaw1 » 13:19 Wed 05 Mar 2014

GC94. First glass not good, with unremarkable nose and stringent palate. Glass substitution (at Bordeaux Index about 12% of my glasses were not clean) revealed a GC94 that was much thicker and better, and actually very good. But it seems that coming to the second glass late in the evening rather curtailed my note taking. Sigh.

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Re: 1994 Gould Campbell

Post by flash_uk » 19:58 Wed 05 Mar 2014

75% opacity, rim a little cloudy. Nose not giving much, hint of chocolate. On the palate, not much heat, progressed nicely from front to back, nice balance, fruit coming through. Finish reasonably long and dry at the end.

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Re: 1994 Gould Campbell

Post by DRT » 01:02 Thu 06 Mar 2014

Lighter than the SW and very chocolaty.

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Re: 1994 Gould Campbell

Post by djewesbury » 22:40 Thu 06 Mar 2014

24 hour decant. 75%, plummy colour with a little orange. Nose brings a little spirit, light fruit without hamminess, a tiny bit citric. Mouth has alcohol, thinness, orange, nothing very much in the late palate, but nothing wrong; perhaps a little rubber at the end.
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Re: 1994 Gould Campbell

Post by DRT » 03:25 Fri 07 Mar 2014

djewesbury wrote:perhaps a little rubber at the end.
Was it hot or cold rubber?
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Re: 1994 Gould Campbell

Post by djewesbury » 08:18 Fri 07 Mar 2014

DRT wrote:
djewesbury wrote:perhaps a little rubber at the end.
Was it hot or cold rubber?
Not sure. I got a lot of different rubbers that night.
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Re: 1994 Gould Campbell

Post by flash_uk » 09:26 Fri 07 Mar 2014

djewesbury wrote:
DRT wrote:
djewesbury wrote:perhaps a little rubber at the end.
Was it hot or cold rubber?
Not sure. I got a lot of different rubbers that night.
Not of the punctured run-flat variety I don't think :)

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Re: 1994 Gould Campbell

Post by djewesbury » 09:27 Fri 07 Mar 2014

flash_uk wrote:
djewesbury wrote:
DRT wrote:
djewesbury wrote:perhaps a little rubber at the end.
Was it hot or cold rubber?
Not sure. I got a lot of different rubbers that night.
Not of the punctured run-flat variety I don't think :)
:shock:
Sure I don't know what you mean! You were sitting next to me!
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Re: 1994 Gould Campbell

Post by flash_uk » 11:38 Fri 07 Mar 2014

djewesbury wrote:
flash_uk wrote: Not of the punctured run-flat variety I don't think :)
:shock:
Sure I don't know what you mean! You were sitting next to me!
Sorry that was a bit cryptic. Relating back to a bottle in February at this event

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Re: 1994 Gould Campbell

Post by djewesbury » 11:51 Fri 07 Mar 2014

flash_uk wrote:
djewesbury wrote:
flash_uk wrote: Not of the punctured run-flat variety I don't think :)
:shock:
Sure I don't know what you mean! You were sitting next to me!
Sorry that was a bit cryptic. Relating back to a bottle in February at this event
Phew. My mind was boggling.
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Re: 1994 Gould Campbell

Post by flash_uk » 23:25 Fri 07 Mar 2014

djewesbury wrote:Sure I don't know what you mean! You were sitting next to me!
Sorry for confusion :-) And was very good to meet you on Tuesday. See you again in April I believe. I'm actually in Belfast on Monday night now as it turns out. I must look ahead and try and plan being there when there is something port related in the offing!

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Re: 1994 Gould Campbell

Post by AHB » 12:10 Wed 26 Mar 2014

Deep red with a hint of maturity on the medium rim. Gentle blackcurrant fruit on the nose. A lovely texture on the medium-bodied palate with modest fruit and enormous tannins all over the mid-palate. This softens slightly but lacks the density of fruit to balance the tannins at the moment. Lovely aftertaste and a massive finish. This is potentially a great port, but needs to be tried again in 10 years. 90/100. 23 hour decant.
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