Gould Campbell Port Blend Porto Vintage 2007
"Scented, fine boned, rather a pretty wine. Not desperately intense but very nicely balanced with a dry, peppery finish and fine tannins not unlike sandpaper. Drink 2017 to 2030. (JR)" 17 out of 20 points, Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages (05/09) "The grapes for Gould Campbell Ports are drawn from vineyards in the Alto Douro area, where the yields are very low (about one pipe - 550 litres - per 1,000 vines) but the wines have immense complexity and depth. The winery is situated at Pinhao, where a proportion of the wines are made in modern temperature controlled fermentation tanks. However, a significant proportion of Gould Campbell Ports are still made in small quintas in the hills around Pinhao, using the ancient method of treading the grapes by foot in stone tanks called lagares." - Winery Estate: "Gould Campbell was founded in 1797 when Garret Gould, prompted by the political strife wracking his native Ireland, sailed to the hospitable shores of Portugal where he established the firm of Messrs. Gould Brothers & Co., operating from both Lisbon and Oporto." "The firm survived the trials of the Peninsula War which followed a few years later, when the Anglo-Portuguese army of the Duke of Wellington expelled the French invaders, and soon became very successful bringing into partnership the prestigious Merchants and Bankers Messrs. James Campbell & Co. Gould Campbell came to establish a reputation for the excellent quality of their Ports and their Vintage Ports in particular." - Winery This was also rated 87 points by the Wine Enthusiast.
Four and a half glasses
External Reviews for Gould Campbell Port Blend Porto Vintage
Loads of licorice and berry on the nose follow through to a full-bodied palate, medium sweetness and masses of fruit. Long finish. Very layered. Best after 2014.(WS)
Rich aromas of plum and fresh stem, with a leafy undertone. Intense strawberry. Full, lightly sweet, chewy and solid. This has grip. Juicy. Lots going on. Youthful and structured. Beautiful. '77/'85/'97 blind Port retrospective. Best after 2008. 1,10... Wine Spectator. A Port wine from Douro in Portugal. 1997 Gould Campbell Vintage Port 750ml
Wine Spectator ReviewA good, standard '85, quite lean and angular. Deep purple, with very grapy raspberry aromas, full-bodied, with medium tannins, sweet fruit and a slightly short finish.
One of the surprises of my tastings, the 1985 Gould Campbell had an intense nose of chocolate, full bodied with layers of fruit. It finishes sweeter than some of the other Ports with a great deal of tannin. Anticipates maturity: 1995-2010.
Smooth and generous, with a suppleness and richness of cherry and spice flavors typical of the 1985 vintage. Has its share of grip on the finish, with tannins and alcohol kicking in, but no harshness. Drink after 1998 to 2000. (JS) Wine Spectator. A Port wine from Douro in Portugal. 1985 Gould Campbell Vintage Port 750ml
This is right up with the major-league '83s. It is extremely full and concentrated, with a massive fruit structure. Inky color, very concentrated black currant nose, full-bodied, with tons of tannin, velvety fruit flavors and a closed finish. Truly e... Wine Spectator. A Port wine from Douro in Portugal. 1983 Gould Campbell Vintage Port 750ml
Balanced, with lots of potential for aging. Deep ruby, with a cassis and tomato nose, full-bodied, with full tannins and rich, velvety, sweet cassis flavors on the finish. -JS Wine Spectator. A Port wine from Douro in Portugal. 1980 Gould Campbell Vintage Port 750ml
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