1963 Gould Campbell

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PopulusTremula
Warre’s Traditional LBV
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1963 Gould Campbell

Post by PopulusTremula » 08:51 Thu 31 Jul 2014

On Tuesday 29th July 2014 a group of us gathered for an informal evening in The Bung Hole, each having brought a bottle to share blind.

1994 Tesco (double dagger, MPM)
1980 Gould Campbell (RPA)
1970 Fonseca (THRA)
1970 Warre (CPR 1)
1970 Taylor (MPM)
1963 Gould Campbell (AHB)
1958 Martinez (MW)
1983 Barca Velha (MW)

PopulusTremula
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Re: 1963 Gould Campbell

Post by PopulusTremula » 09:39 Thu 31 Jul 2014

Gorgeous colour, ruby with notes of burnt orange. Very inviting on the nose, punchy and forward with ripe fruit, toffee and some nuts perhaps. Palate has the same in abundance, long aftertaste and good thick mouthfeel. Grade A port. 93 points.

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1963 Gould Campbell

Post by AHB » 13:46 Mon 04 Aug 2014

Mature red in colour with a firm rose rim, 50% opaque. Showing little on the nose (probably in need of more time in the decanter), just some faint loganberry. Very smooth entry; soft, round fruit dominates the entry and comes with a gorgeous velvet texture. Astonishing development on the late palate, bringing an explosion of flavours of fruit, tannin and a great rose-hip. Wow! What a fabulous aftertaste - a mass of dark chocolate and cocoa flavours. Great, mature port. 94/100. Drunk 29 July 2014. Decanted 3½ hours.
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flash_uk
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Re: 1963 Gould Campbell

Post by flash_uk » 10:25 Tue 05 Aug 2014

40% opacity, pinky red-orange. Not much on the nose (blank space on tasting sheet...). Smooth entry, gently builds from fruit to a little spice and then a long chewy sweet aftertaste. Incorrectly guessed to be G77. No idea why I guessed that...spice would not be consistent with that.

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