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Had 2 bottles of this 1988, through the 1st Princess Wine Club delivery – I think bought by his Dad en primeur. Either way, …

Having bought this at BV back in 2004, post-MBA, I’ve been waiting for a suitable reason to open it. Prime beef rib for Giles’ …

A somewhat random purchase from Wimbledon Wine Cellars, after my last guitar lesson. I thought I’d see what New Spain has to offer. Overall …

Overall, fairly good but a little disappointing – either faintly corked or overrated. Deep ruby, with a medium garnet rim. Medium+ intensity, slightly grubby …

A rightful second entry for the last bottle of my half-dozen. Perfect with boeuf-en-brioche for Christmas Eve main course. At its perfect maturity now. …

The most ridiculously heavy bottle I’ve ever come across – 1,198g empty, compared with 1,320g for a full bottle of d’Armailhac – heralded this …

From the Princess Wine Club. Definitely ready-to-drink, if not getting on a bit. I was in two minds whether or not this was good, …

Picked-up on sale from Majestic, whilst picking up another half-dozen Viña Ardanza 2001 Rioja. Thought I’d give a top South African producer the chance …

Picked up in the deli / wine shop in Luz-Saint-Sauveur, as an ‘interesting interlude’, given we were in Irouleguy country. But surprisingly hard to …

The 1998 was simpler and a little lighter. Most preferred to have the 1997 poured, after an initial side-by-side, but 2 or 3 went …