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Picked this up in Luz-Saint-Sauveur, in a deli-type local products shop at the foot of the Tourmalet climb, and the turn for the Luz-Ardiden …

Oops! Obviously liked this enough to put it in twice… self-evidently with the same tasting note!

This was the curveball I added into my first Unum wine tasting, to illustrate sweetness, against Grosset’s 2010 Polish Hill Riesling. And for me …

Picked up whilst ‘exploring’ The VineYard in Dorking. My first Mallorcan wine, from more-or-less the only DO (Binissalem), and the only major producer. Modern, …

Another of the bunch picked up in Meursault itself. Pretty good, and into its drinking window. Pale gold. Develops over time and as it …

From exploring The VineYard’s Spain section, an unusual (but trendy) Rioja – 100% Graciano, with is normally a small blending addition, like Petit Verdot …

Out of place, this entry, having flipped with Botaina. But either way, a superb VORS Oloroso, with a classy bottle design to match (albeit …

The 2nd release of Tio Pepe’s limited edition – bottled unfiltered from the heart of the cask, at the height of flor growth. I’m …

A nice stocking-filler, this one. Technically a half-bottle, but since full bottles of Tokaji are only 50cl, this makes for a decent-sized, 2-glass ‘mini’. …

This Oloroso is best distinguished by its acidity and freshness, rather than mature cheese / rancio notes. A pity, given the mature Cheddar I …