1977 Gould Campbell

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1977 Gould Campbell

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Re: 1977 Gould Campbell

Post by flash_uk » 11:11 Mon 23 Oct 2017

65% opacity, dark, muted red, slightly cloudy. Muted nose. Full mouthfeel, tannic, red fruits, bitterness in the finish. Not being so sensitive to TCA I am never that sure, but I did wonder if this bottle had just a smidgeon showing. If there was, it nevertheless remained highly drinkable for me.

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Re: 1977 Gould Campbell

Post by AHB » 01:08 Sat 16 Dec 2017

Deep red, very dark — looking as dark and the same tone as the 1997. Restrained nose showing a little redcurrant fruit, gentle and very soft. Fruit led entry, with the entry full of dark cherry and bramble with fine grained tannins supporting the fruit and carrying the hot summer dust of the Douro. The flavours develop into a big mouthful and generate a fierce peppery aftertaste, a huge burst of flavours of dark fruits like wild bilberry and sloes. The finish is massive and never ending. This port is big and burly, but is nothing like a 40 year old port should be. A real oddity. 91/100. 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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