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Good quality, mature vintage Blanc de Blancs. Complex tertiary development of mushroom, nutty almond and toast on the nose, over creamy vanilla and cereal. …

This was an oddity picked-up at the Cave de Rasteau after riding Ventoux. Drunk perhaps a bit old – so with somewhat more faded …

Red wine of the night at our annual get-together with Jack, Rob etc. Only overshadowed by Marc Colin’s 2006 Chassagne-Montrachet Vide Bourse. This shows …

It was great to have the chance to attend the Co-op supermarket’s press tasting, where they showed the below 62 wines and a handful …

Picked this up from the cave in Tain on a return visit in 2004, where they’d hold back some of the older vintages for …

Not as good as the 1999, due to a slightly light body (slightly too acidic) but nevertheless a very nice syrah! Initially ‘closed’ on …

What a bargain! The Guide Hachette gives this 2* status. Understandable. Slightly purple end of ruby colour, but the most notable thing for me …

Cave de Tain l’Hermitage is the local cave co-operative and is supposed to be very reliable. [My mate Rob’s note] Initially sharp on the …