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Gould Campbell Vintage Ports are known as full bodied and rich.
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Gould Campbell was established in Porto in 1797 when the Irishman, Garret Gould started trading as a Port shipper under the name Gould Brothers and Co. After the Peninsular War in the first quarter of the 19th century, a James Campbell became a partner and the firm took the name Gould Campbell & Co. Throughout the 19th century the company steadily built up a reputation for the high quality of its Vintage Ports. Although a very small marque, Gould Campbell’s Vintage Ports are highly regarded and sought after by Port aficionados.
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In a discussion of the typical styles of each of the family brands Charles Symington, head winemaker, said that without the tie to a specific quinta and terroir-driven style, Gould Campbell gives him the opportunity to “just have some fun making interesting, satisfying wines.” That said, Gould Campbell’s Vintage Ports tend towards a very full bodied, rich style.
Like many of the smaller Port companies, Gould Campbell never owned vineyards in the Douro Valley, relying instead on close links established with farmers, particularly in the Pinhão and Rio Torto Valleys, traditionally the finest Port producing areas. Gould Campbell Vintage Ports often shine in blind tastings and its 1977 is a landmark Vintage Port.