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Médoc

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 / …

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

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

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

So, austere, uncooperative, takes years to become accessible… and that was just the label… Bordeaux… surely not! Anyway, I saw this in Boston and …

Wine of the night at my birthday, and although drinking well now, it’s still fairly youthful (for an “early drinking” vintage like 1997!). Picked …

The ‘lesser’ Rauzan (poor cousin of Rauzan-Ségla), and in a fairly good year at best. Picked up in the poor-standard wine shop at the …

A number of people had recommended this as ready for good Christmas drinking, and a bargain on a Majestic deal. But, having drunk the …