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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 …

Neophysics: n. the scientific process of being a neophyte OK, so I invented a word. It came to me during my first experience of …

Picked-up as a £20-off “bargain”. Ready to drink at Christmas 2004. Deep plum colour with garnet rim. Milk chocolatey or cocoa powder nose over …

Wow! What a bargain!! First wine tasted after doing the WSET Advanced course, so it gets ‘formal’ from here… Mid-amber-gold colour fading to a …

3rd time lucky for Schlumberger!! And the one I was most nervous of – the Gewurztraminer. I shouldn’t have been. A really enjoyable and …

2 for 2 for Schlumberger’s 1997 Kitterlé Grands Crus: Pinot Gris and Riesling both tremendously disappointing. Mid-gold / straw colour. Slight aromas of white …