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1995

Napa Valley, the Big Daddy of California wines, is today world-famous for Big Cabs and Bold Chardonnays, landmark wineries and the Napa Valley Wine …

First of a random case of Champagne. Tom Stevenson rates these guys fairly highly, and I can see why with this ’95 Blanc de …

So, austere, uncooperative, takes years to become accessible… and that was just the label… Bordeaux… surely not! Anyway, I saw this in Boston and …

So to continue my dinner theme of 1995 (after repeating the Schmitges experience), we came to a pair of Bordeaux. Served with roast rack …

The second-last wine from the Optimor case, and the final white. A good chance to continue my New Year’s white wine resolution. I held-off …

Was a bit worried that the sediment might not have settled fully after 24 hours post travelling from London to Doncaster (having screwed-up my …

Having thought that Faustino I Gran Reserva was their top wine, I was intrigued to discover this premium bottled Reserva limited edition. I was …

Not bad, but not great. Definitely something about raised expectations with a few Gran Reservas from the ’94-’96 trio of good Rioja vintages. Light …

Third of a trio of slight disappointments – not as good as the ’96 Reserva promised from Del Puerto. I was expecting more balance, …

Doesn’t leave much room for comment, which is a pity. Much more satisfying than the Cáceres alongside! Good quality, well-balanced Gran Reserva. Light-medium garnet …