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Red wine of the night at our annual get-together with Jack, Rob etc. Only overshadowed by Marc Colin’s 2006 Chassagne-Montrachet Vide Bourse. This shows …

Youthful. Drinking pretty well now, but will be better in 3-5 years, to allow the slightly ‘hard’ acidity to mellow and integrate, whilst complexity …

Took this to Allegra’s wedding in the belief that we were bringing for our table… and then was lucky to be able to rescue …

A wine to drink on its own, since it has that Cali sweet flavour profile, rather than savoury. But above all, the altitude shines …

More a curiosity than a great wine. In fact, definitely curiosity value. Whilst on Cape Verde, we had to try the local wine – …

Good, but not great, by any means. It was straight from the fridge, which wouldn’t have done it any favours on length & complexity, …

Thoroughly unexpected in several ways. Firstly, SJ and I had this on our first night in Cape Verde, where our expectations (well, mine) had …

Well, this surprised and delighted. I’d heard several poor reviews of La Chapelles between about 1995 and 2005. However, although this was missing something …

An unexpected, completely blind tasting courtesy of SJ – and the first I’d done for about a year. I think I got lucky, but …

This was an unexpected gift from the people we stayed with in Henley 2010, where the husband Andy explained that a friend had established …