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Picked up in the deli / wine shop in Luz-Saint-Sauveur, as an ‘interesting interlude’, given we were in Irouleguy country. But surprisingly hard to …

So, the second of my attempts at cool(er) climate California Pinot Noirs, to see if I’m mistaken… And a second similar result – just …

A really good value, well-made pure Malbec, which shows off Argentina’s style and potential, without necessarily being over-extracted, hyper-ripe or just ‘score-chasing’. Drinking well …

Little room to describe this! Good, very easy to drink, but not a 95+ point wine! Deep garnet. Narrow rim. Medium+ lightly vanilla and …

[Signed by Haridimos Hatzidakis in 2016, about 6 months before he killed himself] This is, self-evidently, Hatzidakis’ Mavrotragano, which is a rare, red Santorini …

One of 3 reds I brought for Whippet’s leaving BBQ, as I figured it’d be at maturity, and good for meat – both of …

Not a renowned vintage for Noval, as they were going through a lean period, pre-AXA, and this is starting to show its age. Nevertheless, …

Dessert was a superb, dense chocolate mousse, with caramel ice cream, and red fruit sauces. After an initial thought of tawny Port to match …

The 1998 was simpler and a little lighter. Most preferred to have the 1997 poured, after an initial side-by-side, but 2 or 3 went …

Served side-by-side with the 1998, with a tomato-based chicken main course, both showed Tuscan acidity and food affinity, but were distinctly different wines – …