1977 Gould Campbell

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RonnieRoots
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1977 Gould Campbell Vintage Port

Post by RonnieRoots » 23:54 Fri 04 Jul 2008

Tasted at the July 2 1977 horizontal.

Still fairly dark in colour, but otherwise pretty much corked. A big shame, because the underlying quality is very good. Dark and brooding, and showing young still. A trick with clingfilm helped somewhat but could’t eliminate the cork taint completely. I guessed Dow, but should have known better given AHB’s experiences. NR

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Post by AHB » 22:24 Mon 28 Jul 2008

Nice solid red, transparent centre but paling slightly on the rim. Corked nose. Corked flavours dominating in the mouth, a real pity as this wine had fruit and structure and an incredible length. Corked GC 1977 should make a superb port reduction sauce! NR.
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Re: 1977 Gould Campbell Vintage Port

Post by RonnieRoots » 07:40 Mon 27 Oct 2008

To make searching easier, I've copy/pasted LadyR's tasting notes of this port, as originally posted here:
Gould Campbell ‘77
Dark red to almost purple colour, with lots of dark fruit in the nose and taste. Strong tannin structure in balance with dark fruit. Unfortunately, this port was corked, but its relative young flavours, balance and elegacy shows it’s good aging potential. A big surprise, but undrinkable now.
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