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An unexpected Châteauneuf, this one – relatively light bodied, red-fruited and fresh / high acidity – compared with some of the concentrated blockbusters that …

For my first ’98 Châteauneuf, this was rather disappointing (albeit better a day later, with some oxidation). Mid-depth garnet core, with a medium-width brick …

First bottle of this was subtly corked, which was extra-annoying because I could see the quality smothered by the TCA. But the POTG lads …

This was probably the night’s disappointment for me. Not a bad wine, but given the vintage and a pretty good producer, this should have …

After the quality of the 1999, when I saw this in Majestic for £6, it was an automatic choice for a Christmassy quaffer. Didn’t …

A good Châteauneuf courtesy of the Diageo staff shop (interestingly Selfridges’ own label Châteauneuf appears in the same, uniquely shaped bottle). Mid-pale ruby-garnet with …

After the deflation of the 1999 Oratoire des Papes, this much cheaper Majestic offering restored my belief. Though not going to set the world …

An awesomely, stunningly, completely disappointing wine. Poured 75% down the sink ‘cos life’s too short! Particularly as I enjoyed their white, and I’ve tasted …

Tasted and purchased from a stall in Chateauneuf, during their Fête de la Véraison in Summer 2004. Lived up to my expectations 8 months …

Possibly opened a little young, or a little cool, because though pleasant, it was not as satisfying or complex as expected. Mid-depth ruby colour. …