1983 Gould Campbell

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1983 Gould Campbell

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Re: 1983 Gould Campbell

Post by flash_uk » 11:02 Mon 23 Oct 2017

60% opacity, dark red, cloudy. Slightly lighter weight, lively red fruit, good acidity. Quick to the finish, a little simple and one-dimensional.

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Re: 1983 Gould Campbell

Post by AHB » 01:15 Sat 16 Dec 2017

Deep red with a modestly mature appearance; 80% opaque. Slightly younger looking than the 1985 shown alongside. A bit simple on the nose, delivering a smell of bubble gum. The bubble gum dominates the entry, sweet but simple. Some tannins show on the mid-palate but the whole impression is one of a pleasant but simple port. A pleasant, lingering finish of licorice that is also slightly woody. 85/100. Decanted 5 hours.
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