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2005

The hit of Christmas – a lovely elegant yet deep, minerally yet with some fruit, savoury yet creamy. Very satisfying. I think the cool, …

The most mediaeval wine I had in my cellar, so had to bring this for the beef course, though it was likely to be …

Over dinner with Tracy, I gave her the choice of wine, and this was it. I was a little nervous this might be too …

With dessert at Andy and Dad’s combined 40th / 70th, this was a very fine, late harvest Gewürz. Deep gold. Pronounced nose of mixed …

Given the comparative ripeness of the 2005 vintage, this is a bit of a lean, mean, minerally Puligny. Mid gold. Dry, smoky, ‘gunflint’, mineral-led …

As a conference presentation thank you gift, not too bad. But ultimately a mid-range, modern-style Rioja, that was pleasant enough, but not radically inspiring. …

Picked up randomly at Albion Café en route to an afternoon callover / meeting at Albion, just before Christmas. And the day after doing …

Surprisingly sweet, this – medium at least – which made this probably not a wine one would sit down with and sip – in …

The most ridiculously heavy bottle I’ve ever come across – 1,198g empty, compared with 1,320g for a full bottle of d’Armailhac – heralded this …

A really good value, well-made pure Malbec, which shows off Argentina’s style and potential, without necessarily being over-extracted, hyper-ripe or just ‘score-chasing’. Drinking well …