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Simply superb, even in its youth. Thankfully I can track its evolution over the next 10 bottles (years!). This could convert anyone to Riesling. …

Also drank with Jack et al. Here, I was wondering how a 10-year old Burgundy would turn out – even if a Grand Cru. …

Having drunk the 2001 in class, and experienced lime & stones – very austere – I was a touch nervous opening this for Peter …

Wasn’t sure how this would turn out, as it was from the ‘other’, 3rd, Liger-Belair, who rarely gets noticed, and Clos de Vougeot can …

One of the first 1996 Champagnes I’d drunk, and looked very young, compared with the 1995 Delamotte, for example. A tasting of Bollinger RD …

My first Bordeaux from the lauded 2000 vintage. Jean-Luc Thunevin’s wines have recently been criticised for being “too short-lived” for ‘proper’ Bordeaux. Well, I’d …

A bin-end from Planet of the Grapes, and the first Chambertin Grand Cru I’ve had. I suspect that this is from a less well …

Continuing the New Year resolution, the lads at Planet of the Grapes suggested this as something interesting. Overall, this is definitely well-made… BUT, the …

Probably a reflection of the weather in the year, this one. 1998 was one of the hottest on record for the neighbouring part of …

Initially another creamy vanilla opening on the nose, but this rapidly opened-up into white flower notes – acacia honey. Then a combination of lime …