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1996

The finale of a 20-50 winemaker dinner with Gregory Valloire – one of the 4 of the last 8 magnums of this at the …

The first vintage of Finca Allende’s top wine, I think? Ready to drink now. Elegant. Perhaps not completely top drawer, but certainly a level …

One from one of the leading estates in the Layon – but older than I’d wanted – Four Walls Wine substituting an older vintage …

Picked up at the ‘Cave of Delights’ in France, then drunk with the beef stew at Dad’s actual 70th. I had a feeling this …

One from Princess’ Dad’s cellar, bought by the Club. Almost deep garnet, with a narrow garnet-brick rim. Dusty, earthy, tertiary notes of bacon, cedar-wood …

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 …

A birthday present for SJ, since she likes Meursault so much! A bit of a risk to try a late ‘90s white Burgundy, but …

Sadly this label was just going to fall apart not matter what… A good Sauternes, with a mid-gold colour, starting to deepen towards amber. …

Our final sample for Germany in class, and an enjoyable way to finish. Perhaps not as awesome as the Rheingau can deliver, but it …

So, whilst sourcing the Dom Tempier 2004 for the next Optimor wine case, the lads at POTG got hold of a bottle of the …