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Marlborough proves itself as a region for reliable Riesling as well as Sauvignon Blanc. This was a fresh, limey wine with depth, but not …

Well blended dark fruit and oak. Garnet red colour tinged with brown. Blackcurrant fruit blends with chocolatey aromas. Still plenty of tannin, suggesting would …

Black pepper – a lot. Quite gum-dry, suggesting relatively high tannin levels. Should age OK for a year-or-two. Another fine Belleruche from Chapoutier. Black …

A recommendation of an ex-manager, François, and a stroke of genius. Deep gold colour. A full-bodied crisp Champagne. Apricot + yeasty aromas suggests a …

Bought in 1997 in the village. Surprisingly weighty Beaujolais – dark and fruity – cherry I think. The 1998, however, was considerably less impressive. …

Very smooth (velvety?) deep red wine. Dark berry flavours (if memory serves at the time of writing). Restaurant price was 6,250 ESP, I think …

A simple and clean oaked chardonnay. Creamy but crisp finish. An unexpected surprise, and very nice. Part of a mixed case from Bordeaux Direct …

Great with tuna steaks & red pepper coulis. Lightly oaked Pinot Noir.

Deep rich wine. Soft and slightly sweet end of dry. I thought damsons or damson jam. Lightly oaked to make a well-rounded wine.

I bought this in summer 1997 at the Chapoutier Cave, with the intentions of keeping it until the Millenium (it was a bit tough …