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Left Bank

A poorly-regarded vintage. A lesser commune of Bordeaux. And a wine rated 75-77 by Robert Parker. So what’s the point of drinking & describing …

I’ve taken an older Cantenac Brown label off and it was a mammoth and painful task… For the 2000 I just tore it too …

Anne-Marie, SJ and I had a roast lamb dinner together, so I served this ‘almost’ good wine from my Hors Concours case (good / …

Sadly this label was just going to fall apart not matter what… A good Sauternes, with a mid-gold colour, starting to deepen towards amber. …

So, continuing the Katy / Whippet ’79 theme, this was served with roast lamb. 1979 wasn’t a great year for Bordeaux, so this was …

Bought a case en primeur, and well worthwhile – albeit likely to mature early due to the weather profile – it’s definitely more intensely …

Brought for comedy value (awful vintage; moderate quality producer; random provenance), and drunk after the 1982, but surprisingly not too bad at all (though …

A gift from Christian, for helping out with his finances. We had this on Christmas Eve 2008, with a lamb stir fry. A very …

We decided to have some wine & cheese after work on Friday, so when shopping for cheese (in the new John Lewis / Waitrose …

Have to write this from memory as I didn’t note anything down at the time! Andy & Sarah came down to stay, so I …