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A good way to start celebrating my 40th, with this late-disgorged 733 alongside a regular 737, to share with my team. Both were definitely …

I thought I’d randomly open the first of this case, since other 2009s I’ve recently had have been very appealing. This too is showing …

This was an exam example that didn’t arrive in time for an open tasting, so I just opened it for pleasure. A fully-mature – …

My ‘other’ case of 2005 Gevrey, and finally decided to crack one. More forgiving, and less minerality dominated than Mes Cinq Terroirs. This is …

Proof that trade consumer tastings work: I tasted the range of Delamotte Champagnes, along with the incomparably elegant Salon 2002, at Corney & Barrow’s …

The wine of Christmas. A reminder how great Burgundy can be. Maturing, but not at all old. Might have 10 more years? Mid-garnet, with …

Though Mornington Pinot Noir hasn’t turned up on the exam (only Pinot Gris), the quality of wines like this suggest it’s possible. Pronounced rich, …

The exam Marlborough Pinot – riper fruit, softer acidity than Central Otago, and suppler tannins, with less depth than Martinborough. Pale-medium ruby, with a …

A total disappointment for round 2 of Pinots – and the Comte Armand Epeneaux 1er Cru Pommard didn’t fare well either. Though well-enough made, …

A little Pinot interlude, taken to Ruth’s dinner party. But at the end of the day, a little underwhelming for something that is pitched …