1977 Gould Campbell

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1977 Gould Campbell

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Re: 1977 Gould Campbell

Post by AHB » 23:36 Thu 28 Dec 2017

Deep red, very dark — looking more like a 1985 port than a 1977; 95% opaque. Modestly fragranced nose with fragrant bramble and passion fruit. The sweet fruit delivers the first impression on the palate, poised and restrained at first, then a big bramble / passion fruit salad spreads over the tongue. Substantial tannins support a palate which matches the fruit and acidity perfectly. Fresh Mediterranean pine adds an extra fragrance to the late palate. Chewy black chocolate and black licorice combine on the finish. This is wonderful and superb port that is big, but totally unsubtle and not well balanced. 93/100. 19-Dec-17. Decanted 4½ hours.
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Re: 1977 Gould Campbell

Post by flash_uk » 17:59 Sat 30 Dec 2017

70% opacity, rich red/purple. Nose of molasses but also some farmyard. Young, tannic, deep dark fruits. Very tannic!

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Re: 1977 Gould Campbell

Post by jdaw1 » 15:57 Sun 28 Jul 2019

GC77: dark red, 80% opaque. slightly sulphurous, but still drinkable with pleasure

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