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A bit of serendipity and comedy value, this one: it was there, so I bought it, then figured it could close out the food …

The second-last wine from the Optimor case, and the final white. A good chance to continue my New Year’s white wine resolution. I held-off …

Weird and entertaining end to Easter (the Graham’s 1970 is out of sequence…). A bottle that had sat in my Grandfather’s cellar since 1965 …

Nice and dependable example of Cru Bordeaux. Well crafted, even if it wouldn’t set the world on fire. Deep garnet core, fading to a …

Bought this when visiting the Chateau, near Dijon. Since buying, the bottle has been moved, shipped, and generally used and abused, so I was …

Very enjoyable preface to Christmas lunch at Andrew’s, courtesy of Steve. A bottle he bought whilst holidaying in Meursault a few years before. Produced …

…which had a similar colour profile, but the bouquet was a softer, better blended, more toasty, coffee-like oak and spice profile. Residual red fruit …

Bugger of a label. Pretty nice Gran Reserva, that was certainly ready to drink. Medium garnet core with browning rim. Slightly “varnishy” oak over …

I had drunk this a couple of times before so had to get some when in Banyoles. Served in 2004 with lots of Italian …

Was worried that this was ageing too fast, due to poor temp control in my flat. Slight hint of brick-red at the edge suggested …