1977 Gould Campbell Vintage Port

SKU #980077 97 points Wine Spectator

 Amazing color. Dark ruby center, with just a hint of garnet. This is very impressive on the nose. Crushed raspberry, coffee, licorice and chocolate. Complex. What a palate. Big, rich and powerful, yet balanced and pleasing. Full, medium-sweet and caressing. Silky. Drink it for the rest of your life. Why wait? Underrated around the world. (JS, Web Only—2008)

94-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 One of the great, possibly overlooking ’77 vintage ports. This has a deep garnet hue with an intense dark chocolate, sloe and raisin nose. It is very intense and perhaps just a tad alcoholic. A dense, tannic youthful palate that belies its age, this is ageing at a glacial pace with touches of liquorices and kirsch towards the finish. Magnificent but somewhat aloof. Drink now-2025+. (NM)  (9/2008)

Jancis Robinson

 Excellent deep but layered blackish crimson. Fragrant but mysterious. Very well constituted. Glorious stuff with tannins only just discernible underneath initially. Just emerging to drinkability but tasting revealed absolutely masses of tannin underneath. My first impression was that I would like to have this in my cellar. On re-tasting I discerned a very slight woodiness on the nose. 19/20 points.  (5/2002)

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By: Adam Winkel | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/29/2012 | Send Email
I never imagined that a 35-year-old wine could still have so much volume of fruit and youthful character. Tones of spice and mocha fill out the fruit and beg to take you on a journey over the course of a few days. Or do what I did, and drink what's left in the decanter with brunch. It beats a mimosa any day, and affords the opportunity to pair with bacon!

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- Although quite small, Portugal produces a great variety of wines ranging from light and fizzy Vinho Verde to hearty and tannic Port. Portugal is Europe's fourth-largest wine-producing region, and has been exporting its wine since the 14th century. The Douro Valley of Portugal is the original and current home for the world's finest Port. The valley spans from east of the city of Oporto all the way to the border of Spain and is the country's best known wine region. Lesser-appreciated DOCs like Bairrada and Dão area also emerging for their fine, rustic reds.


- Port is a fortified wine made by stopping the fermentation with brandy. The result is a heavy sweet wine, most often red, that is dense, rich and high in alcohol. Port is made all over the world with some great results in Australia and South Africa, but the most famous of these dessert wines come from Portugal. The great port houses (or lodges) are located along the Duoro River on the steep slate slopes high above the valley floor. There are several styles of port, including Ruby, Tawny, Vintage Character, Late Bottle Vintage, Colheita, and Single Quinta. Vintage ports are made in special years that the houses declare.