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A gift from Anna on my 40th, which I opened midweek a couple of weeks later. Her employer’s South African wine estate. A pleasant …

A very pleasant way to conclude my 40th with Daivd, Janet and Ruth, and then continue to give enough pleasure in the subsequent 2 …

David brought me this on my 40th, and it was drunk a few weeks later. Originally a whiter label, but it took time to …

My own name on the label of a 40th magnum. Nuff said. Well almost. Real precision of the fruit component in a rich, complex, …

Writing a little from memory, as this was served at my 40th, alongside Zind-Humbrecht 2003 Windsbuhl Riesling from 3L D-mag. Mid-deep gold. Beautifully mature, …

My first, but more importantly Mario’s first Barca-Velha. Even at 11 years of age, this is still comparatively young. Burgundy like, with riper, sweeter …

I wasn’t sure how this would be, given that 1975 is certainly not the Vintage of the 70s! But in the end, though it …

A good way to start celebrating my 40th, with this late-disgorged 733 alongside a regular 737, to share with my team. Both were definitely …

Was always likely to be a long shot that this would be on great form, and indeed, for dinner at POTG, it was past …

To continue my 39th general celebrations, I opened this before a now-traditional bottle of Rieussec 1975 (which showed the best so far). While enjoyed …