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My first immersion in the wines of Bottega was in the Barbican Centre in 2019, where CEO, Sandro Bottega, introduced a vertical of their …

So here is the full list of links to the 192 wines in Book 5, from Wine 760 to Wine 951. Book 5 and …

A great way to start our South African study trip, and to finish Book 5. On the excellent wine list at Signal on the …

I’d had this for a few years and finally opened it just because. Perhaps not the finest of 30yo Tawnies, but very good indeed. …

A pleasant-enough way to round of our final evening in Madeira with David and Gabriele: some tropical fruit, with a decent French oak coating, …

An experimental blend of red Xynomavro and white Roditis, so no vintage date or appellation given. But experimental in another way, which the fantasy …

A gift from Anna on my 40th, which I opened midweek a couple of weeks later. Her employer’s South African wine estate. A pleasant …

A very pleasant way to conclude my 40th with Daivd, Janet and Ruth, and then continue to give enough pleasure in the subsequent 2 …

David brought me this on my 40th, and it was drunk a few weeks later. Originally a whiter label, but it took time to …

Mid-deep amber-tawny, with olive at the rim. Smoky, oxidative nut – walnut. Rancio / butter. Orange peel. Spice. Raisin & chocolate touches. On the …