1980 Gould Campbell

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PopulusTremula
Niepoort LBV
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1980 Gould Campbell

Post by PopulusTremula » 08:47 Thu 31 Jul 2014

On Tuesday 29th July 2014 a group of us gathered for an informal evening in The Bung Hole, each having brought a bottle to share blind.

1994 Tesco (double dagger, MPM)
1980 Gould Campbell (RPA)
1970 Fonseca (THRA)
1970 Warre (CPR 1)
1970 Taylor (MPM)
1963 Gould Campbell (AHB)
1958 Martinez (MW)
1983 Barca Velha (MW)

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AHB
Fonseca 1970
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Re: 1980 Gould Campbell

Post by AHB » 13:48 Mon 04 Aug 2014

Deep red colour, quite a youthful shade; opaque centre. Big powerful nose of young fruit, not early youth but not mature. A little fruit on the nose. Deep and rich on the palate, still with some soft tannins mixed in with the rich fruit that gives a big palate, sweet and sticky. This has a nice juniper finish but is a little youthful and unbalanced in the context of the other wines being drunk on this evening. Served blind this was guessed to be Martinez 1994. 86/100. Drunk 29-Jul-14. Decanted 21 hours.
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flash_uk
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Re: 1980 Gould Campbell

Post by flash_uk » 10:13 Tue 05 Aug 2014

Decanted 20 hours. 80% opacity, deep red. Not much on the nose, faint menthol. Soft entry, slightly thin, v little heat. Fruit and smoothness mid to end. Nice finish but not much bite.
Seems that GC80 is a bit odd. Gives the impression of youth, but the palate is not very together. Maybe this will come together a bit more in the future.

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