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2009

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 …

A decent-value Grüner Veltliner, but well put in its place a few days later by Schloss Gobelsburg’s 2010 Kammerner Renner – which had depth, …

A kind gift from Mabel. A good example of the vintage I think, from a value AOC in Southern Burgundy. And the first time …

The benchmark for cool-climate, elegant Aussie Chardonnay. Pale gold colour. Quite pronounced, clean nose of limey citrus fruit, with ripe pear skin, some oatmealy …

Out of place – flipped with the Dagueneau. A good opening gambit with the green veg and salad in the starter – but mainly …

The best I could come up with as a red to match the tuna in the starter, and the expected richness of the onion …

Picked this up in Luz-Saint-Sauveur, in a deli-type local products shop at the foot of the Tourmalet climb, and the turn for the Luz-Ardiden …

Nervi is the oldest surviving winery in Gattinara, established in 1906 when Italo Nervi was able to buy land cheaply in the area, after …