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1997

Wine of the night at my birthday, and although drinking well now, it’s still fairly youthful (for an “early drinking” vintage like 1997!). Picked …

This one gets in not so much for being a reasonably decent LBV, but because of the abuse it survived! I’d kept this 3/4 …

A bin-end from Planet of the Grapes, and the first Chambertin Grand Cru I’ve had. I suspect that this is from a less well …

A number of people had recommended this as ready for good Christmas drinking, and a bargain on a Majestic deal. But, having drunk the …

I’m glad I waited a few years before cracking this, to ensure it had evolved to the point of enjoyment – and a great …

This from Majestic, by contrast, was a delight. More rounded than some other Volnays I’ve had. Pale ruby with a broad fade-to-brick rim. Moderate …

Was really pleased to see this on sale in Berry Bros’ Dublin shop, having enjoyed the ’96 so much, and having heard that ’97 …

A very nice accompaniment to Boxing Day roast goose, due to the structure and robustness of this Volnay. Medium garnet core with a medium …

A gift from Jim and Karen Jeffries to Mum and Dad, and ready to drink, so I twisted their arms to crack it – …

A lot of pain for the pleasure! In Ireland, Diageo / UB is the agent for Santa Rita, but I had to order this …