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An unexpected spot at The 10 Cases, Covent Garden this. I didn’t know Baumard did a dry Savennières at all, so to find a …

From the Cave of Delights, like Montus XL ’96. Initially not quite a harmonious whole, but on warming and extended aeration, came together well …

It took a long time (and several bottles) to get a proper tasting note down to accompany the label from bottle 1. Ultimately, this …

[Signed in 2016: Regards, Félix MEYER] Not a renowned Alsace vintage, I believe – and perhaps a lack of acidity reflects that – but …

Having bought this at BV back in 2004, post-MBA, I’ve been waiting for a suitable reason to open it. Prime beef rib for Giles’ …

A very frustrating wine – first bottle showing some age / oxidation (but drinkable), but the second corked so I could neither check, nor …

Was proffered this in POTG Bow Lane wine bar on my first visit and was persuaded by that taste to part with 80 notes. …

A nice stocking-filler, this one. Technically a half-bottle, but since full bottles of Tokaji are only 50cl, this makes for a decent-sized, 2-glass ‘mini’. …

I’ve taken an older Cantenac Brown label off and it was a mammoth and painful task… For the 2000 I just tore it too …

Red wine of the night at our annual get-together with Jack, Rob etc. Only overshadowed by Marc Colin’s 2006 Chassagne-Montrachet Vide Bourse. This shows …