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A surprise finale to Richard Hemming’s JR.com Riesling blind tasting – a classically-styled Beerenauslese (albeit more fruit-forward), but from South Africa. Nicely-balanced acidity and …

My Yquem virginity lost at the Bordeaux MW Gala dinner. Though from an inauspicious vintage this showed length, elegance and relatively early maturity. Pale …

No label from this one… because it never had one! After a cellar flood at the importers, a mixed-bag of 2007 5 and 6 …

An entertaining end to dinner Chez Bruce pre-Christmas, with corkage, Jack, Rob, Kari, Ruth and Helen. After Corton-Charlemagne, Le Dôme 01 and Laforge 03, …

Not quite as beautifully-balanced as the 2010 La Tour Blanche – which just had a touch more acidity – but showing the quality of …

For this round of sweet wines, I finally completed the Domaine des Forges set – and with the exam Côteaux du Layon. The quality …

The last, and weirdest, of my Hors Concours case from the WSET. I finally got round to opening it ‘just because’. It was definitely …

[Tim, wishing you all the best for your MW future. Has been a real pleasure talking with you. John Hancock. 30/9/14. Planet of the …

In 28-50’s dinner with Christian Seely, some very good wines were served. This was the clear standout though – a very good Château, in …

A very good wine in both the Pinot Gris / Chenin Blanc line-up, and the Sweet Wines. Having since seen the 45-60° slopes on …