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Gould Campbell

Gould Campbell & Co

Founded 1797
Owner Symington family
Vintage Port Brands Gould Campbell

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. In the same year 1797 George Cloude settled as a wine merchant in Bishopgate Street in London. 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 and the House Messrs Gould, James Campbell, Jones & Co was established. In 1851 George Cloude joined the company, Cloude & Baker were agents for this house in England. Gould Campbell came to establish a reputation for the excellent quality of their Ports and their Vintage Ports in particular.

In 1970 the firm was acquired by the Symington family who had themselves been Port producers since 1882. It is therefore one of the very few Port shippers which remains a private family business, thus retaining its individuality and distinctiveness.

Gould Campbell Vintages:1870, 1872, 1873, 1875, 1878, 1880, 1881, 1884, 1885, 1887, 1890, 1892, 1896, 1900, 1904, 1908, 1912, 1917, 1920, 1922, 1924, 1934, 1937, 1940, 1942, 1945, 1955, 1960, 1963, 1966, 1970, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1991, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2007

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseGould CampbellVintage1963
ColourStill dark with a yellow rim in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetToffee, crème caramel and much more in the nose. Complex bouquet.Score range17.50 - 17.50
TasteFull-bodied port. Mature and peaking. Complex and balanced with liquorice flavour. Long wonderful finish. This is a lovely port!Average score
Last tasted19th May 2005Point this date17.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Anders G. Åkesson’s Private Collection.

In 2005 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGould CampbellVintage1966
ColourMature yellow and very beautiful in colour.Number of tastings6
BouquetSpicy with cinnamon, ginger, roasted coffee, old grocery shop, cream candy and crème caramel in the nose.Score range16.25 - 17.25
TasteFull-bodied Mature and peaking. Balanced and complex. Peppery, roasted coffee, cinnamon and much more in taste. Elegant and lovely port with a long and very attractive finish. Will not be better so enjoy it now!Average score16.75
Last tasted21st August 2017Point this date17.25
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.

In 2006 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGould CampbellVintage1970
ColourMedium ruby with a mature yellow in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetVery elegant fresh notes of dark berries, coffee, tea and crème caramel.Score range16.50 - 17.50
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and peaking. Complex and balanced port with a wonderful finish. Lovely!Average score17.17
Last tasted23rd May 2016Point this date17.50
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.

In 2008 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGould CampbellVintage1975
ColourDark blue in colour with a yellow rim.Number of tastings4
BouquetFruit and oranges in the nose.Score range14.50 - 14.50
TasteMedium body. Fruit in flavour. Still some tannin but very mature. A nice finish.Average score
Last tasted19th September 2013Point this date14.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
*The last 3 bottles were defect. They have been too old and the nose is just ether. Tasting notes from August 1991. This vintage from Gould Campbell has never been convincing.

In 2006 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGould CampbellVintage1977
ColourStill very dark but mature yellow in colour.Number of tastings13
BouquetDark chocolate, cacao, blackberry, herbs and cream candy in the nose.Score range16.00 - 17.00
TasteFull- bodied. Mature and on top. Dark chocolate, cacao, cream candy in taste. Quite complex and balanced with a rather long but dry finish.Average score16.42
Last tasted26th October 2017Point this date16.40
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
This bottle was a Magnum

In 2010 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGould CampbellVintage1978
ColourDark in colour with a yellow rim.Number of tastings1
BouquetBerry and dark cherry in the nose. Complex.Score range16.50 - 16.50
TasteFull-bodies. Lots of tannins. Violets in flavour. Complex and elegant port with a long and lovely finish.Average score
Last tasted28th November 1991Point this date16.50
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI
HouseGould CampbellVintage1980
ColourStill very dark but yellow mature quite beautiful in colour.Number of tastings12
BouquetComplex cacao, coffee, tea, cherry, toffee, some fudge, Christmas raisin and mulberry in the nose.Score range16.75 - 17.00
TasteFull-bodied. Christmas raisin, mulberry and toffee in taste. Mature and peaking and will probably not improve more. Quite sweet. Elegant, balanced and complex port. Attractive and with a rich and lovely finish. Thank heaven for Port!Average score16.86
Last tasted21st August 2017Point this date16.75
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.

In 2014 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGould CampbellVintage1983
ColourStill quite dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings12
BouquetCoffee, cacao, cream candy, toffee and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range15.75 - 17.00
TasteQuite full-bodied. Mature and peaking. Toffee and cacao in taste. Balanced and elegant. Very complex and easy to drink and like with a long and attractive finish. A wonderful port indeed!Average score16.32
Last tasted18th March 2017Point this date17.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2017 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGould CampbellVintage1985
ColourQuite dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings17
BouquetLiquorice, toffee, some orange zest, some cacao, butterscotch, cream candy, crème caramel and coffee and of course lots of old grocery shop in the nose.Score range16.25 - 16.90
TasteFull-bodied. Toffee and liquorice and much more in flavour. Quite mature and peaking but still some soft tannin. Balanced, complex and elegant with a long and attractive finish. Lovely to enjoy now!Average score16.52
Last tasted21st September 2017Point this date16.90
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGould CampbellVintage1991
ColourDark, black and immature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetVery fruity and juicy bouquet.
TasteFull-bodied. Acidic and lots of tannin. Hard to swallow. Attractive finish. Very promising and will probably be wonderful.
Last tasted20th September 1993Rating this dateVery impressive
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB
HouseGould CampbellVintage1994
ColourStill dark, blue with yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings6
BouquetCinnamon, ginger, black cherry, violet, mulberry, coffee and much more in the nose. Delicious bouquet.Score range16.25 - 16.75
TasteFull bodied. Still a bit immature with some very soft tannin. Wonderful to enjoy now but will probably be better. Sweet. Toffee, liquorice and crème caramel in flavour. Complex and balanced with a lovely and long finish. What a Port!!Average score16.63
Last tasted21st August 2017Point this date16.75
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGould CampbellVintage1997
ColourStill very dark but with a yellow rim in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetCandy, crème caramel, cacao some coffee and menthol in the nose.Score range16.25 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Rather mature but still with some nice and attractive tannin. Will of course be better. Elegant and quite complex. Very easy to drink and love today with candy and menthol in taste and with a quite long and very attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted21st August 2017Point this date16.25
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGould CampbellVintage2000
ColourStill dark but yellow quite mature in colour.Number of tastings5
BouquetToffee, Christmas spiciness, ginger, butterscotch cacao and much more in the nose.Score range16.25 - 16.75
TasteFull- bodied. Almost mature but still some soft tannin and will be better but quite attractive already today. Dark chocolate, candy, butterscotch in taste. Balanced and complex port. Easy to drink and enjoy today with an attractive and long finish. Will be marvellous!Average score16.63
Last tasted6th November 2017Point this date16.75
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGould CampbellVintage2003
ColourQuite dark red but with a yellow mature edge.Number of tastings1
BouquetMulberry, black cherries, salty liquorice and rather mature with notes of coffee.Score range16.00 - 16.00
TasteFull- bodied. Very appealing palate of berries and some coffee. Quite soft tannins but good acidity with a very nice long balanced finish. Will improve.Average score16.00
Last tasted5th March 2016Point this date16.00
CommentAt the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark
TastersJB, SS

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