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

Book 5 and Book 6 essentially cover my 4 years of MW studies. Book 5, from 24th January 2014 to 7th November 2015, covered 2 of the 3 years I spent preparing for the MW Practical tasting exams, so a wide range of wines were encountered – sometimes for the first time, like Etna Rosso or Jura Savagnin. And that stretched to some legends such as Yquem, Noval Nacional, Sine Qua Non or Barca-Velha pictured above.

One of the main things I was doing for studies, was setting up themed flights of wines to taste side-by-side, non-blind, such as opening 23 Chardonnays from around the world, or 15 different “Odd whites”.

My idea was that, to give myself a chance of being correct with the wines blind, I should first taste them, analytically, open first. That necessitated tasting widely and thus coming across many interesting, fine or different bottles. That meant Book 5 was filled in record time – under 2 years.

My studies also meant that we visited a few wine regions for the first time, including Rioja, Mendoza in Argentina and South Africa’s Cape Winelands, each injecting a slew of enjoyable wines. 

In addition, I met more winemakers and wine people, so there are quite a few here with autographs and messages, from the folks involved in creating these greats. Hopefully a flavour of their stories comes out!

760. Château Léoville-Las Cases, Saint-Julien, 1978
761. DeMorgenzon, Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch, 2012
762. Domaine de Bonserine, Côte-Rôtie La Sarrasine, 2009
763. Bodegas Riojanas, Viña Albina Reserva, 1975
764. Château de la Mar, Mondeuse, 2010
765. Wagner Stempel, Höllberg Riesling Rheinhessen, 2010
766. Poggio Argentiera, Vermentino IGT Toscana, 2012
767. Qupé, Central Coast Syrah, 2010
768. Cave de Rasteau, Rasteau Rosé Vin Doux Naturel, NV (2009)
769. Domaine Jean-Marc Boillot, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Referts, 2011
770. Jean-Marc Pillot, Puligny-Montrachet Les Noyers Bret, 2011
771. Joseph Drouhin, Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru, 2011
772. Vasse Felix, Margaret River Chardonnay, 2012
773. Shafer, Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay Napa Valley Carneros, 2011
774. Duckhorn, Migration Chardonnay Russian River Valley, 2010
775. Kumeu River, Estate Chardonnay, 2010
776. Prager, Wachstum Bodenstein Riesling Smaragd Wachau, 2011
777. Selbach-Oster, Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Spätlese Mosel, 2011
778. Domaine des Forges, La Roche aux Moines Savennières, 2012
779. Domaine Huet, Vouvray Clos du Bourg Sec, 2012
780. Domaine Zind-Humbrecht, Pinot Gris Rotenberg, 2011
781. Château de Fieuzal, Pessac-Léognan, 2007
782. Tyrrell’s Wines, Hunter Semillon Vat 1, 2006
783. Domaine Weinbach, Pinot Gris Altenbourg Vendanges Tardives, 2008
784. Château La Tour Blanche, 1er Cru Classé Sauternes, 2010
785. Château de Fesles, Bonnezeaux, 1996
786. Mount Horrocks, Cordon Cut Riesling Clare Valley, 2013
787. Dr. Loosen, Erdener Treppchen Auslese Riesling 2012, Beerenauslese Riesling 2010, Eiswein Riesling Mosel, 2012
788. Château Jolys, Jurançon Cuvée Jean Terrae Essencia, 2010
789. Domaine Zind-Humbrecht, Pinot Gris Clos Saint Urban Rangen de Thann Grand Cru Sélection de Grains Nobles, 2009
790. Capezzana, Vin Santo di Carmignano Riserva, 2006
791. Charles Melton, Rose of Virginia Barossa Valley, 2012
792. Gaba do Xil, Godello Valdeorras, 2012
793. Schloss Gobelsburg, Grüner Veltliner Renner Kamptal Reserve Erste Lage, 2011
794. Pierre Gaillard, Condrieu, 2010
795. Rolly Gassmann, Muscat Alsace, 2008
796. Paul Blanck, Gewürztraminer Alsace, 2012
797. Champagne Le Mesnil, Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Brut, 2005
798. Champagne Louis Roederer, Brut, 2007
799. Ridgeview, Fitzrovia English Sparkling Wine Brut, 2010
800. Graham Beck, Methode Cap Classique Brut, NV (2014)
801. Domaine Huet, Vouvray Pétillant Brut, 2007
802. Fiorini, Becco Rosso Lambrusco Grasparossa, NV (2014)
803. Poggio Argentiera, Morellino di Scansano, 2012
804. Frédéric Magnien, Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes, 2011
805. Frédéric Magnien, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaut-Saint-Jacques, 2011
806. Domaine Robert Chevillon, Nuits-Saint-Georges Vieilles Vignes, 2009
807. Domaine Sylvain Cathiard, Vosne-Romanée, 2011
808. Peregrine, Pinot Noir Central Otago, 2011
809. Hugel, Jubilee Riesling Alsace, 2004
810. CVNE, Viña Real Rioja Gran Reserva, 2004
811. Fontodi, Vigna del Sorbo Chianti Classico Riserva, 2010
812. Allegrini, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico, 2009
813. G. D. Vajra, Barbera d’Alba Superiore, 2007
814. G. D. Vajra, Coste & Fossati Dolcetto d’Alba, 2011
815. Domaine de Chevalier, Pessac-Léognan Grand Cru Classé, 2010
816. Château Nenin, Pomerol, 2010
817. Quintessa, Rutherford Napa Valley, 2011
818. Ridge Vineyards, Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountains, 2009
819. Maison Nicolas Perrin, Ermitage, 2011
820. Qupé, Bien Nacido Vineyard Syrah Santa Maria Valley, 2010
821. Ridge Vineyards, Geyserville Sonoma County, 2011
822. Chapel Hill, Bush Vine Grenache McLaren Vale, 2011
823. Perillo di Romano, Taurasi Riserva, 2003
824. Tommasi, Fiorato Recioto della Valpolicella, 2010
825. Campbells, Rutherglen Muscat, NV (2014)
826. Tenuta delle Terre Nere, Etna Rosso, 2012
827. Felton Road, Cornish Point Pinot Noir Central Otago, 2012
828. Finca Allende, Aurus Rioja, 1996
829. Carbone, Stupor Mundi Aglianico del Vulture, 2009
830. Château Suduiraut, 1er Cru Classé Sauternes, 2001
831. Equipo Navazos, La Bota de Manzanilla Pasada No. 39 NO, NV (2014)
832. Shaw+Smith, Sauvignon Blanc Adelaide Hills, 2013
833. Champagne Comte A. de Dampierre, Grand Cru Brut, 2002
834. Yalumba, The Menzies Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon, 2004
835. Rustenberg, R M Nicholson Stellenbosch, 2010
836. Shaw+Smith, M3 Chardonnay Adelaide Hills, 2012
837. Hugel, Hommage à Jean Hugel Pinot Gris Alsace, 1998
838. Domaine de la Vieille Julienne, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, 2005
839. Franz Keller, Selection Spätburgunder Baden, 2007
840. Weingut Knoll, Ried Loibenberg Loibner Riesling Smaragd Wachau, 2009
841. Graci, Etna Rosso, 2011
842. Domaine Santa Duc, Gigondas, 2007
843. Dr. Konstantin Frank, Dry Riesling Finger Lakes, 2012
844. Domaine Denis Mortet, Gevrey-Chambertin Mes Cinq Terroirs, 2005
845. Frescobaldi, Castello di Pomino Benefizio Pomino Bianco Riserva, 2011, 2012
846. Familia Zuccardi, Malamado Malbec Mendoza, 2012
847. Villa Ponciago, Fleurie Les Hauts du Py, 2009
848. Château Léoville-Poyferré, Saint-Julien, 2002
849. Olivier Leflaive, Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru, 2005
850. Xavier & Thierry Amirault, Le Clos des Quarterons St Nicolas de Bourgueil, 2012
851. Joh. Jos. Prüm, Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, 1997
852. Lustau, 3 En Rama Spring 2013 Manzanilla de Sanlúcar de Barrameda Sherry, NV (2014)
853. Trinity Hill, Noble Viognier Gimblett Gravels Hawke’s Bay, 2010
854. Domaine de l’Ecu, Gneiss Muscadet Sèvre et Maine, 2013
855. Winzergenossenschaft Bier Jahreszeiten-Kloster Limburg, Dürkheimer Feuerberg Beerenauslese Huxelrebe Pfalz, 1983
856. CVNE, Imperial Rioja, 1973
857. Horst Sauer for Fortnum & Mason, Escherndorfer Lump Silvaner Spätlese Trocken Franken, 2012
858. Jean-Louis Chavy, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Perrières, 2008
859. François Carillon, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Perrières, 2011
860. Domaine FL, Chamboureau Savennières-Chenin, 2009
861. Trinity Hill, Homage Syrah Gimblett Gravels Hawke’s Bay, 2010
862. Domaine Albert Mann, Pinot Gris Grand Cru Hengst, 2008
863. Terrazas de los Andes, Las Compuertas Single Vineyard Malbec Mendoza, 2010
864. Cheval des Andes, Mendoza, 2010
865. Mendel, Unus Mendoza, 2012
866. Finca La Celia, Supremo Uco Valley, 2011
867. Torbreck, Woodcutter’s Semillon Barossa Valley, 2008
868. Weingut Hermann Dönnhoff, Oberhaüser Leistenberg Riesling Kabinett Nahe, 2013
869. Domaine Zind-Humbrecht, Gewürztraminer Vieilles Vignes Herrenweg de Turckheim, 2009
870. Philippe Caraguel, Champaña Metodo Tradicional Extra Brut Rosé, NV (2014)
871. Champagne Bollinger, La Grande Année Brut, 2004
872. Champagne Louis Roederer, Blanc de Blancs Brut, 2007
873. Hush Heath, Balfour Cuvée Skye Blanc de Blancs Brut English Sparkling Wine, 2010
874. Colet Navazos, Reserva Extra Brut Penedès, 2007
875. Val Grévin, Crémant de Bourgogne Blanc de Noirs Brut Extra, 2010
876. Dry River, Pinot Noir Martinborough, 2006
877. Domaine des Forges, Côteaux du Layon Chaume, 2010
878. Château Suduiraut, 1er Cru Classé Sauternes, 2010
879. Weinlaubenhof Kracher, Beerenauslese Cuvée Burgenland, 2011
880. Peller Estates, Riesling Ice Wine Niagara Peninsula, 2011
881. Hunter’s, Hukapapa Riesling Dessert Wine Marlborough, 2011
882. Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé, Chambolle-Musigny, 2011
883. Fromm, La Strada Pinot Noir Marlborough, 2010
884. Ten Minutes by Tractor, 10X Pinot Noir Mornington Peninsula, 2011
885. Fabiano, Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore, 2010
886. Château Suduiraut, 1er Cru Classé Sauternes, 1989
887. Domaine Denis Mortet, Gevrey-Chambertin Combe-du-Dessus, 2002
888. Royal Tokaji Wine Company, Tokaji Aszú 6 Puttonyos, 2007
889. Champagne Delamotte, Brut, NV (2014)
890. Kilikanoon, Green’s Vineyard Shiraz Barossa Valley, 2009
891. Yalumba, The Tricentenary Grenache Barossa Valley, 2008
892. Domaine Marc Roy, Gevrey-Chambertin Clos Prieur, 2005
893. Yalumba, The Signature Cabernet Sauvignon-Shiraz Barossa Valley, 2010
894. Bodegas Roda, Roda I Rioja Reserva, 1992
895. Domaine de Marcoux, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, 2011
896. Torre de Oña, Rioja Reserva, 2008
897. Barone Ricasoli, Brolio Chianti Classico, 2011
898. Fèlsina, Rancia Chianti Classico Riserva, 2010
899. Ferraton Père et Fils, Ermitage Le Méal, 2010
900. Seppeltsfield, DP38 Rich Rare Venerable Solero South Australia, NV (2015)
901. Château d’Yquem, 1er Cru Classé Supérieur Sauternes, 1998
902. Sine Qua Non, Dark Blossom Syrah Central Coast, 2011
903. Château Giscours, Grand Cru Classé Margaux, 2011
904. Torres, Mas La Plana Cabernet Sauvignon Penedès, 2009
905. Casa Lapostolle, Cuvée Alexandre Carmenère Apalta Vineyard Colchagua, 2011
906. Clos Mogador, Priorat, 2010
907. Alta Vista, Premium Malbec Mendoza, 2012
908. Plantagenet, Omrah Shiraz Great Southern Western Australia, 2011
909. Errazuriz, La Cumbre Syrah Aconcagua, 2008
910. Seghesio, Old Vine Zinfandel Sonoma County, 2011
911. Domaine Laroche, Réserve de l’Obédience Chablis Grand Cru Les Blanchots, 1996
912. Domaine Jean-Marc Boillot, Volnay 1er Cru Les Pitures, 2006
913. Champagne J. L. Vergnon, Eloquence Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Le Mesnil Extra Brut, NV (2014)
914. Villa Cafaggio, Cortaccio IGT Toscana, 2004
915. Bodega Catena Zapata, Catena Alta Historic Rows Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza, 2011
916. Charles Melton, Nine Popes Barossa Valley, 2012
917. Ridge Vineyards, Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountains, 1989
918. Domaine Zind-Humbrecht, Gewürztraminer Clos Windsbuhl, 2007
919. Château Gruaud Larose, Grand Cru Classé Saint-Julien, 1989
920. Paul Cluver, Noble Late Harvest Riesling Elgin, 2012
921. Quinta do Noval, Nacional Vintage Port, 2003
922. Lopez de Heredia-Viña Tondonia, Viña Tondonia Rioja Gran Reserva, 1994
923. Domaine de Montbourgeau, l’Etoile Savagnin, 2011
924. Bodegas Nairoa, Alberte Treixadura Ribeiro, 2013
925. Filipa Pato, Nossa Calcário Tinto Bairrada, 2011
926. Vega Sicilia, Alión Ribera del Duero, 2011
927. Lopez de Heredia-Viña Tondonia, Viña Tondonia Blanco Rioja Reserva, 1999
928. Cakebread Cellars, Dancing Bear Ranch Howell Mountain Napa Valley, 2003
929. McHenry Hohnen, Calgardup Brook Vineyard Chardonnay Margaret River Western Australia, 2012
930. Moss Wood, Moss Wood Vineyard Semillon Margaret River Western Australia, 2013
931. Giovanni Rosso, Barolo del Comune di Serralunga d’Alba, 2010
932. Domaine Marquis d’Angerville, Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Angles, 2009
933. Quinta do Poeira, Poeira Douro, 2009
934. Blandy’s, Terrantez Madeira, 1976
935. Champagne Moutard, Cépage Arbane Vieilles Vignes, 2006
936. Château Giscours, Grand Cru Classé Margaux, 1975
937. Champagne Jacquesson, Cuvée 733 Dégorgement Tardif Extra Brut, NV (2015)
938. W & J Graham & Co, Vintage Port, 1975
939. Casa Ferreirinha, Barca-Velha Douro, 2004
940. Trimbach, Pinot Gris Réserve Personelle Alsace, 2007
941. Terras Gauda, Etiqueta Blanca O Rosal Rías Baixas, 2014
942. Domaine de la Pinte, Arbois Savagnin, 2006
943. Inniskillin, Riesling Ice Wine Niagara Peninsula, 2008
944. Gonzalez Byass, Matusalem Cream Sherry VORS, NV (2015)
945. Braida di Giacomo Bologna, Ai Suma Barbera d’Asti, 1998
946. Cossart Gordon, Verdelho Madeira, 1975
947. Linton Park, Chardonnay Wellington, 2014
948. Pella, Xi-Ro Cuvée Experimentale, NV
949. Cartuxa, Pêra-Manca Branco Évora, 2012
950. W & J Graham & Co, 30 Year Old Tawny Port, NV (2010)
951. Mullineux, Syrah Swartland, 2011

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