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Northern Rhône

I’m glad I waited a few years before cracking this, to ensure it had evolved to the point of enjoyment – and a great …

Was a bit worried that the sediment might not have settled fully after 24 hours post travelling from London to Doncaster (having screwed-up my …

Picked this up from the cave in Tain on a return visit in 2004, where they’d hold back some of the older vintages for …

Built this one up a bit in my own mind, which is always risky! And on pouring I got worried that this might be …

Another exploration white from the winery supposed to be Australia’s best at Marsanne, and a pretty decent example. Refreshing and easy drinking. Pale straw …

1997 Meysonniers: 7.6 (7) – slightly darker than the ’95 with Port-like notes and strawberry, coupled with caramel. Balanced, spicy flavour with some red …

A vertical tasting with friends – my first! Happened to end up with a range of these Crozes-Hermitages, starting with the 1995 (above label, …

Dark red colour but with brick-reddish tinge (over-quick ageing?). Coal-smoke licked aromas of dark fruit – damson or black cherry. Quite tannic but generally …

Another step in my “explore more interesting whites” move. Not bad overall – my first Marsanne wine. The back label discussed honeysuckle and citrus, …

Not as good as the 1999, due to a slightly light body (slightly too acidic) but nevertheless a very nice syrah! Initially ‘closed’ on …