1977 Gould Campbell

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AHB
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1977 Gould Campbell

Post by AHB » 09:42 Thu 13 Sep 2012

Red in colour, very little bricking; 70% opaque. Slightly empty on the nose, with a warm earthiness the most noticeable scent. Soft and velvety texture, with sweet black-cherry fruit and firm chocolate tannins in a lovely spicy palate that also shows some birch sap bitterness. Big and full and so rich with generous levels of fruit. Fruit dominates the aftertaste and the long finish, which brings black chocolate and black licorice. Stunningly good port. 93/100. Drunk 11-Sep-12 after 7 hours decant.

One of the wines drunk at the offline on 11th September 2012.
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Re: 1977 Gould Campbell

Post by griff » 22:58 Thu 13 Sep 2012

My fave 77 when not corked!

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Re: 1977 Gould Campbell

Post by AHB » 08:21 Fri 14 Sep 2012

My strike rate is pretty poor. Over the last 5 years, I've tried 15 different bottles of this port - only 8 have had no discernable TCA, of which only 3 scored mid-nineties.

I think that the trick with this port is
(a) to get a bottle that is not corked; and
(b) give it a decant of 12-24 hours!
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Re: 1977 Gould Campbell

Post by jdaw1 » 23:54 Wed 21 Nov 2012

GC77, opened 8am, decanted 11:30. Dark red, 75% opaque. Nose had plum and grape. Rounded plum fruit. Soft. String heat at back of tongue. Tannic. Lovely.

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