1977 Gould Campbell

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1977 Gould Campbell

Post by DRT » 00:40 Wed 11 Mar 2009

A 60cl sample of P(p)ort arrived at my house today. The only clue as to its source was a UK postmark.

The colour is dark red, although translucent when held up to the light. The nose is very fresh and filled with red fruits. Lighter in the mouth than I expected. Initially quite hot and tannic then fruity and dry. I am convinced I can taste vodka in the mid-palate :shock: - A decent finish with a little bitterness on the tongue.

A very acceptable glass.

So:

1. Who do I have to thank?
2. What is it?
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Re: Mystery Sample

Post by AHB » 15:43 Wed 11 Mar 2009

I confess. After your very cruel trick in asking me to identify blind one of the ports I claim to be my favourite, I sent the sample to you.

It was a very carefully crafted mixture of Ribena, elderflower, blackberry juice, vodka, water and a touch of brandy.

Did you like it?
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Re: Mystery Sample

Post by DRT » 19:15 Wed 11 Mar 2009

It was delicious. Can you give us the recipe? It would save us all a a small fortune.
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Re: Mystery Sample

Post by AHB » 21:23 Wed 11 Mar 2009

OK. I confess. It was Gould Campbell 1977.
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Re: 1977 Gould Campbell

Post by DRT » 00:41 Thu 12 Mar 2009

Thank you. I have re-named the thread accordingly.

As for the vodka twist, it will remain a mystery.
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Re: 1977 Gould Campbell

Post by AHB » 13:05 Sat 14 Mar 2009

Opened the day of Maximilian's arrival.

No signs of TCA! Bottled by the Wine Society, although bearing a Gould Campbell label. Deep red in colour, with just a bit of paling on the rim; transparent centre. On the nose there are raspberries and redcurrants, with a glorious thyme twist. In the mouth this is big and bold, with fruit everywhere. Texturally, a little thin but with so many layers of flavours that it reminds me of eating red licorice. The longer it stays in the mouth, the more it develops but when the wine is swallowed the flavours just explode. The tannins linger and leave a long kiss of dark chocolate, accompanied by morello cherries. The length is quite something. When you come across one of these bottles without the TCA taint, they are fabulous. 94/100. Drunk 7 March 2009.
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Re: 1977 Gould Campbell

Post by dcs » 09:05 Wed 18 Mar 2009

Agreed! This is also one of my all-time favourite Ports!
-Dave-

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