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’92 seems able to maintain youthfulness – just like J. B. Becker’s ’92 Rheingau drunk before, this was fresh, with lemon / lime fruit …

Picked 3 of these up from a departing MBA2007 on a fire sale. Was slightly nervous how the ‘98s would turn out, having tasted …

One picked up at the Central Otago Wine Company in my last day in Cromwell, and I deliberately went for an older vintage to …

Found this whilst on a trip to Dublin, and had to get it from The Corkscrew. It turns out that the owner’s name is …

[signed by Hannes Myburgh in 2017] Had with – or rather after – wild duck on Boxing Day. Like their Chardonnay, this is dominated …

A gift from Christian, for helping out with his finances. We had this on Christmas Eve 2008, with a lamb stir fry. A very …

When I saw this at Planet of the Grapes, having enjoyed their Pinot Gris in NZ, I figured I’d have to give it a …

Tasted in class for our Central Italy lectures, and was clearly ‘outstanding’, so I took the rest of the bottle home. Great flavour concentration, …

This was one from the 3rd Optimor Case. Predominantly Gros Manseng, this had some interesting aromatic complexity, but overall didn’t have enough flavour concentration …

We were doing Chenin Blanc and the Loire as part of a revision group tasting, and I couldn’t find a Savennières for a dry …