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Was always likely to be a long shot that this would be on great form, and indeed, for dinner at POTG, it was past …

[A boire dans ???, signed Nicolas] Another POTG dinner, this time Nicolas Sinoquet the MD of Gruaud-Larose. And another 1989. Pale-mid garnet; broad brick …

This may not be the greatest Château in the greatest vintage, but I think a very typical Margaux – elegant and refined, without any …

Also during audit, I finally opened this wooden box, bought 11 years before, en primeur. From an off-vintage, this was broadly worth waiting for. …

Our final, slightly hungover, on-our-way-to-the-airport tutored tasting after Rust was highly memorable. At the hedonists’ palace that is the Palais Coburg hotel-restaurant – with …

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 …