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2009

During our 1st year MW course week in Rust, Willi Bründlmayer brought this for lunch, after a tutored tasting that followed pruning practice. Of …

A lovely, and perhaps even inspiring example of a ripe, rich Austrian Riesling from a great producer. Pale gold colour, with an initial spritz …

Nice gift from Huw. Just a shame the palate didn’t quite match up to the attractive and quite classic Cabernet Franc nose. Deep ruby …

A good – if a touch simple (or maybe just youthful?) – sweet Vouvray. Served with South African-style apple pie pudding, which uses canned …

An extra wine before dessert, and another Great Western sale pickup. I think, perhaps, a classic example of Central Otago Pinot Noir, where the …

A good show for how widespread quality reached in a quality year like 2009. A nice, ripe – yet refreshing, minerally – Chardonnay. Medium …

A revelation in Beaujolais! And a step up from the non-specified vineyard Moulin-à-Vent Jadot bottling. Medium ruby, if not darker. Black pepper, oak spice …

Coming into maturity now. Pale-medium ruby, with a narrow watery rim. Medium+ intensity gamey, chilli spice nose, over plummy, cherry fruit. Some smoky minerality …

Hmm. I keep trying with California Pinot, and it still doesn’t work. This wasn’t too bad – OK, but not inspiring – but still …

The quality of winemaking that Planeta are renowned for comes through on this Fiano, yielding a quite complex, deep, but balanced wine that was …