1970 Gould Campbell

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AHB
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1970 Gould Campbell vintage port

Post by AHB » 00:04 Sat 09 Oct 2010

Bottled by Tanners. Darkest of the wines of the night; rich and red in colour, about 60% opaque. Slightly muted on the nose, mostly showing secondary redcurrants with a bit of spice. Lovely rich texture in the mouth, medium- to full-bodied, with a big acidic core through the heart of a huge mandarin flavour. A touch of bitterness in the mandarin. A big aftertaste, with a full finish of red boiled sweets that brought a slight medicinal tone. Lovely port, probably drinking as well as it ever will. 91/100. Drunk 27 September 2010.
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Re: 1970 Gould Campbell vintage port

Post by jdaw1 » 05:19 Wed 12 Jan 2011

In The Douro Valley with Friends, Harvest 2010:

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Re: 1970 Gould Campbell vintage port

Post by jdaw1 » 05:33 Wed 12 Jan 2011

GC70: second darkest at the table. Nose subdued, with dark plum. Boiled sweets / cough mixture. Very sweet and delicious. In the mouth very sweet. Big flavour of plums. Black Maynards wine gums. Lovely.

Later slightly hollow, though still lovely. Much liked by me.

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