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Having bought this at BV back in 2004, post-MBA, I’ve been waiting for a suitable reason to open it. Prime beef rib for Giles’ …

A somewhat random purchase from Wimbledon Wine Cellars, after my last guitar lesson. I thought I’d see what New Spain has to offer. Overall …

Overall, fairly good but a little disappointing – either faintly corked or overrated. Deep ruby, with a medium garnet rim. Medium+ intensity, slightly grubby …

First bottle deeper-golden and nuttier than it should have been – premox! Boo… But the following bottle showed just how well this wine is …

Perhaps this is coming around, to more like what I tasted en primeur. The first couple of bottles were a bit over-rich and flabby, …

A good example of Alsatian dry Riesling, and a great demonstration of the quality of the vintage. Good, will get better, and great value. …

Hot on the tail of the 2nd Tip Pepe ‘En Rama’ bottlings, Gonzalez-Byass came out with this series of differently aged Fino bottlings: 1, …

Mid amber-brown, with a fade to a watery rim. Fairly intense nose of toasted hazelnuts, marzipan, and gentle coconut and cinnamon. A day or …

This one was chosen for its probable fit to 65% cocoa solids hazelnut & salt chocolate. And a pretty good match too. Though, as …

So, the real opening was with this – chosen to compliment a main course of game (rabbit, pheasant, venison and squirrel) and beef-shin stew. …