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Gould Campbell 1985

Release Notes

Fine ruby colour. Lovely perfumed nose of ripe fruit with powerful aromas of blackberry and hints of dark chocolate and peppery spice.  On the palate fleshy and seductive with dense, opulent fruit flavours. Full-bodied, with plenty of grip and a long and lingering finish.

Alcohol by volume v/v (20º C): 20%
Total Acidity g/l tartaric acid: 3.90
Baumé: 3.0

Tasting Notes

Richard Slater critic

Sweetworldwines.com source
2017 tasting note year
The colour was a dark ruby; the aromatics were blueberry and cream, with some complexing licorice, fig and almond. The wine was very approachable, lively and rich, with mocha and cocoa dust making an impression; clean acidity and a warm, and long mouthfeel completed the picture. The spirit was deliciously integrated with the fruit. It seems to be at the sweeter end of the Portuguese drier-than-Australian vintage port styles, but no shame here. It’s a wine in a delightful drinking window, with no danger signs of decrepitude. I was very happy with this wine’s generous flavours, and impressed with its delightful performance at the lunch.

Score: 95 points

James Suckling critic

Vintage Port (book, Suckling, 1990) source
1990 tasting note year

A good, standard 1985, quite lean and singular.  Deep purple, with very grapy raspberry aromas, full-bodied, with medium tannins, sweet fruit and a slightly short finish.

Robert Parker critic

Wine Advocate (magazine) source
1989 tasting note year

The 1985 is one of the surprises of the vintage. It has an intense nose of chocolate, berry fruit, and tar. On the palate, the wine is concentrated, powerful, and full-bodied with layers of fruit. It finishes sweeter than some of the other ports with a great deal of tannin.

Score: 89/100

More about Gould Campbell

To learn more about Gould Campbell here on The Vintage Port Site, read a concise Profile of the Gould Campbell Brand.  If you would like to learn more about Gould Campbell's history and the full range of Ports styles offered, visit the Gould Campbell webpage.

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