1966 Gould Campbell

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Taylor’s LBV
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Re: 1966 Gould Campbell

Post by Constandia »

vibrant garnet with ruby highlights. There is a faint minerality to this port that I quite like. On the palate fig spoon sweet and cherry notes with hints of sweet spice. Sweet with medium acidity and the tannins now resolved. Medium finish without much persistence. If the acidity was a grade higher this port would feel much more balanced. 88/100, tasted 12/09/2023
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Alex Bridgeman
Graham’s 1948
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Re: 1966 Gould Campbell

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Bottled in the UK by Peatling & Cawdron. Opened at 20.30, double-decanted at 14.00 and tasted at 18.30. A mature rose-red colour, 40% opaque. Soft rose-water on the nose, mature fruit giving a delightful bouquet. Smooth texture on entry; generous fruit, fruit which is rich and multi-layered. Fresh, yet with a lovely cedar undertone. Cedar and dried berries on the long and jammy finish. Fabulous. I really liked this but seem to have been in the minority. 92/100. Decanted 4½ hours.
Top Ports in 2022: Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port. I cried with joy.

2023: Fonseca 1966. There are not many better Ports, except a good bottle of Fonseca 1927. Wow!
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Dalva Golden White Colheita 1952
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Re: 1966 Gould Campbell

Post by flash_uk »

40% oapcity, mature warm red. Faint strawberry nose. Soft entry, red fruit then spreads across the palate, lovely syrupy chewiness mid to late palate. Like the Noval, another fine port.
Fonseca 1980
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Re: 1966 Gould Campbell

Post by winesecretary »

Beautiful rich red. Sharp spike of mint ont he nose. Soft sweet port, perhaps not quite as exciting as it should be. Held up well on the cinnamon-spiked plum crumble finish.
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