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1999

Along with the de Poncins, this made up birthday dinner for Dad’s 69th, served with stewed duck, red wine, morilles and black pudding. And …

1st bottle was a bit grubby, with dead fruit and grating tannins. The 2nd fortunately proved that this was simply corked. In fact, this …

Having had a much younger and more tannic York Creek Ridge Zin the night before, this lovely Geyserville demonstrated Ridge’s skill in blending Zinfandel …

One of 3 reds I brought for Whippet’s leaving BBQ, as I figured it’d be at maturity, and good for meat – both of …

This otherwise unknown Rheinhessen Auslese almost pulled it out of the bag in matching the mango & passionfruit sorbet palate-cleanser. The sweetness and acidity …

The first couple of bottles of this were underwhelming and somewhat so, respectively – with the acidity disjointed and lack of elegance. Given the …

Also drank with Jack et al. Here, I was wondering how a 10-year old Burgundy would turn out – even if a Grand Cru. …

Was nosing around in Borough Market for a bottle of wine, and found a most unusual thing – an aged NZ Chardonnay. Broached this …

Having drunk the 2001 in class, and experienced lime & stones – very austere – I was a touch nervous opening this for Peter …

At Christmas we had a magnum of this (although it had the white ‘cru’ label of this producer, but no cru stated…), and that …