1977 Gould Campbell

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jdaw1
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1977 Gould Campbell

Post by jdaw1 » 16:29 Sun 29 Jan 2017

1977 Gould Campbell (Magnum)
An oversize crowd—possible because the bottles were all Magnums and Tappit Hens—gathered on Wednesday 1st February 2017 at the Boot and Flogger, to taste these large-format 1977s.

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Re: 1977 Gould Campbell (Magnum)

Post by flash_uk » 12:20 Thu 02 Mar 2017

60% opacity, dark red. Dried fruits, rich and sweet nose, some toffee. Soft entry, fruit and tannins along the palate and just enough acidity. Great balance, red fruits - strawberries. Got 1 point from me.

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Re: 1977 Gould Campbell (Magnum)

Post by AHB » 07:58 Sat 01 Apr 2017

Deep red appearance, youthful and dark; 90% opaque. Little on the nose, some slightly sour cranberry which drifts gently up from the glass. Deeply flavoured dark fruit backed by powerful acidity that, on balance, makes the palate slightly bitter. Very concentrated on the palate with a lovely balance, big and powerful. The aftertaste and finish are dominated by fragrant fruit which delivers a sweet and lingering length. 95/100. Decanted 3 hours.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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