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From my Hors Concours prize case, this was an excellent example of the quality Crémant de Limoux can achieve, and a good alternative to …

My favourite of the trio – a complex Palo Cortado that more than held its own alongside a Lustau Almacenista dry Palo Cortado (less …

Again, a richer, deeper style of Fino than most commercial brands. Mid-gold. Briny hints on the nose, but dominated by mature beeswax, dried apple, …

Having read many good things about the Sherry selections of Equipo Navazos, I figured I’d test out a spread – Manzanilla, Fino and Palo …

Definitely like Aglianico del Vulture. This was good to very good, though at the peak of its existence, and slightly overoaked. Medium garnet with …

A poorly-regarded vintage. A lesser commune of Bordeaux. And a wine rated 75-77 by Robert Parker. So what’s the point of drinking & describing …

Having ridden the Alpe d’Huez, Col de la Croix de Fer and Col du Galibier, I figured I deserved some wine, so picked this …

This turned out to be an unexpected pleasure. I didn’t have a good impression of Lanson as a Champagne brand, and this was a …

I’ve taken an older Cantenac Brown label off and it was a mammoth and painful task… For the 2000 I just tore it too …

The first couple of bottles of this were underwhelming and somewhat so, respectively – with the acidity disjointed and lack of elegance. Given the …