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Had 2 bottles of this 1988, through the 1st Princess Wine Club delivery – I think bought by his Dad en primeur. Either way, …

Having bought this at BV back in 2004, post-MBA, I’ve been waiting for a suitable reason to open it. Prime beef rib for Giles’ …

A somewhat random purchase from Wimbledon Wine Cellars, after my last guitar lesson. I thought I’d see what New Spain has to offer. Overall …

Overall, fairly good but a little disappointing – either faintly corked or overrated. Deep ruby, with a medium garnet rim. Medium+ intensity, slightly grubby …

This one was chosen for its probable fit to 65% cocoa solids hazelnut & salt chocolate. And a pretty good match too. Though, as …

So, the real opening was with this – chosen to compliment a main course of game (rabbit, pheasant, venison and squirrel) and beef-shin stew. …

I wonder if this bottle – stored close enough to the wine shop’s light to be warm on purchase – might have been a …

1st bottle was a bit grubby, with dead fruit and grating tannins. The 2nd fortunately proved that this was simply corked. In fact, this …

A rightful second entry for the last bottle of my half-dozen. Perfect with boeuf-en-brioche for Christmas Eve main course. At its perfect maturity now. …

Not a bad effort at a modern style Sangiovese, from a less known terroir than any in Tuscany. Perhaps a bit too much new …