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2008

This is almost the epitome of a study wine – interesting to have tasted and drunk, academically, but not necessarily my favourite wine – …

A really nice surprise this, from a non-classic vintage and appellation. Yet a classic, perfumed Pinot Noir. Pale ruby, with a hint of garnet …

Picked up whilst in the Alps, this is a bit of an oddity – not because it’s a vin de paille, with straw-dried grapes …

This magnum was part of the Princess Wine Club portfolio, and opened for New Year’s Eve 2012 at Jack and Sarah’s. A classy blend …

A slightly ‘hard’ streak of acidity takes this a little out-of-balance, which is a shame, for an otherwise pretty good wine. Pale gold. Medium …

Pieropan showing, like Inama, what quality Soave can achieve. Pretty rich fruit, but with a seam of minerally acidity underpinning it. The only criticism …

I wanted to have a Rueda Verdejo in the Princess Wine Club mix, so tasted a couple at POTG, and chose this. A good …

Another one out of chronological order – should be flipped with the Gruner Veltliner that accompanied the first course of Saturday’s Booker Dinner – …

The cellarmaster at Jadot apparently put this together as a response to the Credit Crunch, as a ‘value’ 1er Cru cuvée. In which case …

So I thought I’d challenge my belief that California can’t do Pinot Noir – it all ends-up soft and sweet strawberry. Chalone is its …