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2009

A very pleasant, ready-to-drink, supple Douro, that nicely kicked-off final dinner on the last night of our short trip to Madeira. We’d already tried …

I thought I’d randomly open the first of this case, since other 2009s I’ve recently had have been very appealing. This too is showing …

My first experience of Torres’ top wine, and the quality came through. Stylistically, some old world minerality, but with plushness, ripeness and body of …

I got the email reply from the Cellar Door team at Kilikanoon whilst at lunch, just up the road at Skillagolee. Fortuitous. Yet more …

A classic, complex Alsace Gewürztraminer with a musk spice and Turkish delight flavour profile. Off-dry and oily. Deep, burnished gold. Pronounced musky, honied, Turkish …

Good to understand the Nahe, side-by-side with the Mosel, without a corked wine! That’ll be the screwcap then… The key differences from a Mosel …

Put this initially in a neutrals line-up, and it stood out as clearly semi-aromatic, so put it in that line-up too. Despite being 2 …

Whilst auditing my entire wine stack, I remembered I had 3 of these – my ‘other’ 2009 Beaujolais. Quite gamey in maturity, but with …

Great packaging, with a fantastic label. Sadly corked. A real pity, because tasting ‘beyond’ the taint, it appeared to be a deep, complex Aglianico …

Another highlight of a great Cabernet line-up. Refined, albeit still a classic California Cabernet, with American oak influence. Less elegant than Quintessa, but very …