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The bloody, gamey notes on this, coupled with plenty of peppery, spicy aromatics made this a decent enough match for a game stew on …

A lovely way to see in both Christmas and New Years. This is another example of Jacquesson’s 7– series showing its quality. Particularly evident …

The hit of Christmas – a lovely elegant yet deep, minerally yet with some fruit, savoury yet creamy. Very satisfying. I think the cool, …

Courtesy of Ruth playing the blind tasting game with me, this was a fascinating blind trial. After some guesswork & guidance, I got as …

My finisher’s prize for 2013 Marathon du Médoc. And a very pleasant mid-week glass. Tannins perhaps still in need of a bit more time …

A really nice surprise this, from a non-classic vintage and appellation. Yet a classic, perfumed Pinot Noir. Pale ruby, with a hint of garnet …

Nice gift from Huw. Just a shame the palate didn’t quite match up to the attractive and quite classic Cabernet Franc nose. Deep ruby …

Richard and I visited the estate after the Marathon du Médoc and tasted 6 Bauduc wines with Angela Quinney. Gavin couldn’t make it, as …

Bought at the estate, after a fantastic lunch at their restaurant, then a tour of the estate. Not cheap, but a very enjoyable bottle …

An unexpected spot at The 10 Cases, Covent Garden this. I didn’t know Baumard did a dry Savennières at all, so to find a …