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The Paper 3 Savagnin that I picked in the exam! After re-sitting blind, this was definitely a characterful and enjoyable wine. Mid-deep gold. Complex. …

My own name on the label of a 40th magnum. Nuff said. Well almost. Real precision of the fruit component in a rich, complex, …

Writing a little from memory, as this was served at my 40th, alongside Zind-Humbrecht 2003 Windsbuhl Riesling from 3L D-mag. Mid-deep gold. Beautifully mature, …

My first, but more importantly Mario’s first Barca-Velha. Even at 11 years of age, this is still comparatively young. Burgundy like, with riper, sweeter …

I wasn’t sure how this would be, given that 1975 is certainly not the Vintage of the 70s! But in the end, though it …

A good way to start celebrating my 40th, with this late-disgorged 733 alongside a regular 737, to share with my team. Both were definitely …

Was always likely to be a long shot that this would be on great form, and indeed, for dinner at POTG, it was past …

[Signed: Victor Laculle-Moutard] So, despite hearing of the existence of this 100% Arbane Champagne from Moutard a while back, I only finally found a …

Thankfully Blandy’s had this not only for tasting, but also available by the half-bottle – an excellent final dinner wrap-up after the Poeira. Deep …

A very pleasant, ready-to-drink, supple Douro, that nicely kicked-off final dinner on the last night of our short trip to Madeira. We’d already tried …