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Mid-deep amber-tawny, with olive at the rim. Smoky, oxidative nut – walnut. Rancio / butter. Orange peel. Spice. Raisin & chocolate touches. On the …

The Paper 3 Savagnin that I picked in the exam! After re-sitting blind, this was definitely a characterful and enjoyable wine. Mid-deep gold. Complex. …

[Signed: Victor Laculle-Moutard] So, despite hearing of the existence of this 100% Arbane Champagne from Moutard a while back, I only finally found a …

Bought as a palate calibration wine for the morning of Paper 2. Certainly a modern interpretation, but in terms of ripe and pure fruit, …

The Spain theme was also present in the whites, and this showed the real quality and subtler, smoother power of Tondonia Blanco Reserva over …

A Spain-themed MW blind practice courtesy of Peter McCombie had this little beauty in the reds. I might have been a long way off …

In my ‘Odd Reds’ line-up, I thought I’d put my first Baga. And this showed how good it can be when expertly handled by …

Another highlight of the Odd Whites tasting. Really showed the crisply aromatic, yet light and delicate style of Treixadura, compared with the often oilier, …

An entertaining highlight of my ‘Odd Whites’ open tasting. 3 years under flor for 100% Savagnin / Gewürztraminer. Its flavour makes it great for …

Charlie Melton’s accidentally mis-translated Château-Neuf-du-Papes blend. Equal Grenache and Syrah, with 4% Mourvèdre. Mid ruby-garnet. Ripe, refined plum and ripe raspberry. Meat development to …