1994 Gould Campbell

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1994 Gould Campbell vintage port

Post by AHB » 00:07 Sun 30 Nov 2008

Decanted cleanly off a small bed of very fine sediment. Deep red centre, dark and opaque. Lovely nose of blackcurrants and vanilla. Initial impact in the mouth is a little watery but the flavours are lovely. First thoughts are of cedar wood and tobacco but then comes a wave of blackcurrants that just doesn't stop. Structure comes from a stiff acidic backbone, which supports lots of complexity. Tannins are subdued and require work before they show themselves. Aftertaste is pleasant, with vanilla pod start and fruit ever present, but doesn't last for long enough. An enjoyable wine that is drinking well at the moment but is nothing special. 4-4 on Tom's scale (but I may be being a little harsh) or 88/100. Tasted on 25/11/06. Decanted for 10 hours when tasted.
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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