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The Paper 3 Savagnin that I picked in the exam! After re-sitting blind, this was definitely a characterful and enjoyable wine. Mid-deep gold. Complex. …

An entertaining highlight of my ‘Odd Whites’ open tasting. 3 years under flor for 100% Savagnin / Gewürztraminer. Its flavour makes it great for …

First En Rama bottling I’ve come across of a Manzanilla – definitely adds greater body, colour and complexity – though still has a distinct …

Another good aged Sherry from Equipo Navazos, but not out of the top drawer somehow. Whilst it was certainly pretty intense, with a golden …

Another visit to Navazos-land, but this time their Macharnudo Alto vineyard Fino bottling. Brine and olive, with a depth of oak & vanilla touches …

Medium-deep amber, with some olive in the broad, watery rim. Medium+ intensity nose of cinnamon, sweet caramel hints and gentle oak spice. Hint of …

I think I have only the F fino left to complete the set of these! A definite citrus dimension to this very good quality …

Tried the 2011 release in the shop, which surprisingly was better – more complex – in retrospect. Notably deep gold – almost oxidised in …

Surprise find in Waitrose, and good value. Not the most complex VORS, but still pretty good – particularly for a sweetened style. Deep amber, …

Bought this after tasting Hidalgo-La Gitana’s full range with Javier Hidalgo at POTG, and this was the finest. Medium-depth amber, with tawny glints. Broad …