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By a short head, the wine of the sparkling flight. Mid-gold, with a fine, very lazy bead (the 5 atm pressure on this instead …

Bought this after tasting it at a Bollinger dinner. Its showing decently mature, in the oxidative Bollinger style, though this bottle was perhaps more …

This was a gift from Philippe, who is winemaker at Atamisque. When we spoke at the estate restaurant, I asked him of his thoughts …

Drank just a couple of days after opening J. L. Chavy’s Perrières, and in a line-up of 3 Puligny 1er Cru 2011s, alongside Referts …

Opened just because, and I’d say this is in early-mid maturity. Another 3-5 years for my 2nd bottle, perhaps. Classic Puligny, I think, and …

Bought en primeur, and finally opened the 1st of 6 in 2014. Has the ripeness and somewhat moderated acidity of 2005 whites, but still …

I’ve long thought of M3 Chardonnay as benchmark Aussie Chardonnay. This vintage is certainly in the classic style, but somehow disappointed a little – …

A nice 39th birthday dinner with Ruth for this one at Planet of the Grapes. Initially I feared it was corked but I think …

The Krug influence of Graham Beck’s winemaker is evident here again, delivering a rich, oxidative style, with barrel fermentation influence. Deep, burnished gold, with …

The interloper, courtesy of Tina! Really interesting to drop this in after some very good Champagnes. The acidity really stands out (though not unbalanced). …