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2006

First bottle deeper-golden and nuttier than it should have been – premox! Boo… But the following bottle showed just how well this wine is …

A great start to Christmas Eve dining that changed continually with aeration and warming, to reveal a rich, complex, but balanced white. This certainly …

From the Princess Wine Club. Definitely ready-to-drink, if not getting on a bit. I was in two minds whether or not this was good, …

Picked up somewhat randomly, so a good opportunity to test both the 2006 vintage and Dujac’s well-respected wines. Limpid ruby-garnet colour with a medium, …

Quite a nice, if a little simple, sweet Jurançon. Deep gold. Pepper spice over caramelised quince, mango and yellow peach. Some vanilla and bruised …

Dessert was a superb, dense chocolate mousse, with caramel ice cream, and red fruit sauces. After an initial thought of tawny Port to match …

Another en primeur Burgundy purchase, but something of a contrast with Blain Gagnard’s 2005 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru. This one seems representative of the vintage: …

Took this to Allegra’s wedding in the belief that we were bringing for our table… and then was lucky to be able to rescue …

Good, but not great, by any means. It was straight from the fridge, which wouldn’t have done it any favours on length & complexity, …

The first bottle of this left me a bit ‘meh’, but the second, served on its own, showed real interest & quality. Phew! I’ll …