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So, austere, uncooperative, takes years to become accessible… and that was just the label… Bordeaux… surely not! Anyway, I saw this in Boston and …

So to continue my dinner theme of 1995 (after repeating the Schmitges experience), we came to a pair of Bordeaux. Served with roast rack …

Great opening to dinner with Jack, Rob and Kari. A classic Champagne blend of both Pinots and Chardonnay, that had elegance and refinement. Could …

Proof that Carlsberg are real brewers! It’s such a pity that almost none of their specialist or micro-brews escape Denmark. Picked this up at …

First bottle of this was subtly corked, which was extra-annoying because I could see the quality smothered by the TCA. But the POTG lads …

Christian and I grabbed this when having a working dinner at Pearl. In spite of this being the 2004 rather than the advertised 2003, …

Also from POTG’s cellar clearance and the final wine of my birthday, served with Bleu d’Auvergne and the sweet biscuit course (including ginger biscuits). …

Wine of the night at my birthday, and although drinking well now, it’s still fairly youthful (for an “early drinking” vintage like 1997!). Picked …

This was probably the night’s disappointment for me. Not a bad wine, but given the vintage and a pretty good producer, this should have …

I decided to open this at the third and final round of birthday celebrations, with drinks and food at my flat for friends. Quite …