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This is almost the epitome of a study wine – interesting to have tasted and drunk, academically, but not necessarily my favourite wine – …

Fascinating way to start MW study group studies, blind. A much more satisfying old-school Rioja than the 1991 Bosconia. Pale garnet, with a tawny …

Thanks to Tracy for this unusual California brand! Deep ruby with a narrow rim. Medium+ intensity nose of blackcurrant, a hint of black cherry, …

A second vintage of this, from a similar source. And again, a good example of a £10-15, modern-style, attractive Reserva Rioja. A touch jammy, …

A really nice surprise this, from a non-classic vintage and appellation. Yet a classic, perfumed Pinot Noir. Pale ruby, with a hint of garnet …

Nice gift from Huw. Just a shame the palate didn’t quite match up to the attractive and quite classic Cabernet Franc nose. Deep ruby …

I was perhaps expecting a little more from this wine, though still a good, pretty complex example of an old PX. Deep brown with …

Richard and I visited the estate after the Marathon du Médoc and tasted 6 Bauduc wines with Angela Quinney. Gavin couldn’t make it, as …

Bought at the estate, after a fantastic lunch at their restaurant, then a tour of the estate. Not cheap, but a very enjoyable bottle …

An unexpected spot at The 10 Cases, Covent Garden this. I didn’t know Baumard did a dry Savennières at all, so to find a …