1970 Gould Campbell

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Fonseca 1963
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1970 Gould Campbell

Post by AHB » 22:11 Wed 07 Jan 2015

Pale rose red, 10% opaque. Wonderful spicy nose of mature fruit, full of warmth and Christmas cheer. Sweet and lovely fruit , mature and spicy with a great second surge of flavour on the mid-palate. Gently peppery on the aftertaste, long and lively on the finish. Very fine. 91/100.

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Re: 1970 Gould Campbell

Post by LGTrotter » 03:08 Thu 08 Jan 2015

I liked both of the 70s shown here. This was the better of the two, but not by so very much. Gentle and fragrant, this is a complete port with backbone and balance. But the minor wines of 1970 are starting to feel like ports with nowhere left to go.

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Re: 1970 Gould Campbell

Post by djewesbury » 20:43 Thu 08 Jan 2015

Spiritous nose, with liquorice beneath. The mouth gave soft fruit but the ending was harsh. Preferred the Quarles.
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Re: 1970 Gould Campbell

Post by idj123 » 13:51 Mon 12 Jan 2015

Daniel and I disagree on this-I felt the GC70 to a lovely fully mature VP (with that slightly brown sugary aroma), wheras the QH70 was rather thin and way past its best (whatever its best was).

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Re: 1970 Gould Campbell

Post by flash_uk » 22:10 Mon 12 Jan 2015

Didn't take a note on either of the GC70 or QH70. These bottles (QH70 and GC70) were at the end of the circuit, so I stood by, quality assuring them several times, also side-by-side, and concluded both were very nice equally.

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Re: 1970 Gould Campbell

Post by AW77 » 22:19 Sun 18 Jan 2015

almost younger than the '77s ports on show, sweeter than the '70QH, not bad as well
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