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2001

Great opening to dinner with Jack, Rob and Kari. A classic Champagne blend of both Pinots and Chardonnay, that had elegance and refinement. Could …

Intriguing mature Burgundy – some hints of class, coupled with some danger signs! One of the more expensive of the Optimor case. Pale garnet …

After 2001 Sarget de Gruaud-Larose being distinctly tannic and less-than-mature, I was a little nervous about cracking this in Jan 2007 at my brother …

So this was Slurp’s own goal. Quite an interesting nose, but the disjointed palate just didn’t do it. Might integrate over 2-3 more years, …

Found this in Jerusalem restaurant-bar when choosing the wine for our Optimor Christmas lunch in 2006. My first Zind Humbrecht and I finally get …

A decent, good value quaffer from Majestic. Mid-depth garnet with a narrow ruby-garnet rim. Moderately intense nose of sweet, toasty spices over leafy blackcurrant …

Saw this on sale at Selfridges as well, and felt like testing out an Amarone from a generally good Italian year (dunno precisely about …

A bottle that Dad had picked up somewhere, and that we drank with pan-fried duck. Pretty good overall, if a little alcoholically overripe (albeit …

That’s fucking it! Another corked bottle – there must be a better way!! Thankfully this was on product allowance, given the price. But the …

Perplexing one this – and ultimately a touch frustrating. With an intense, complex nose and good concentration, my initial reaction was positive, but slightly …