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2004

Thoroughly unexpected in several ways. Firstly, SJ and I had this on our first night in Cape Verde, where our expectations (well, mine) had …

The first of a sale mixed case of wines ‘to drink’ from Lay & Wheeler because I didn’t have enough whites for SJ – …

I’d heard good things about the Morellino DOC, so when I spotted one in the Italian local to Chemistry, I thought I’d give it …

Found this buried amongst the oddly-named wines in the Ghent restaurant t’Buikske Vol, that we went to on our 2nd night there, on route …

One picked up at the Central Otago Wine Company in my last day in Cromwell, and I deliberately went for an older vintage to …

[signed by Hannes Myburgh in 2017] Had with – or rather after – wild duck on Boxing Day. Like their Chardonnay, this is dominated …

Tasted in class for our Central Italy lectures, and was clearly ‘outstanding’, so I took the rest of the bottle home. Great flavour concentration, …

Another from the 3rd Optimor Case, and this a blend based primarily on Touriga Nacional. Deep, slightly opaque ruby colour; youthful, dense and with …

Distinctly out of order, this one, due to pasting things out of place! One from our second WSET class on Italy, and my first …

Another from the Optimor 3rd “ABC” case, and it reminded me why I went for a Nero d’Avola – there’s definitely something special in …