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As Michael Moosbrugger himself describes, this is a classic single vineyard, top-class Grüner, with the spiced tropical fruit profile thereof. Mid-deep gold. A little …

Another salutary lesson in blind wine tasting, this one – I thought it was an oak aged California Chardonnay, given its ripeness, malo and …

One of 2 whites with 1st course of Booker mediaeval banquet – chosen to fit to the vegetable richness of leak and potato soup. …

Out of place – flipped with the Dagueneau. A good opening gambit with the green veg and salad in the starter – but mainly …

The New World Cabernet Sauvignon part of the 2nd Optimor Case, this one. Shows up Margaret River beautifully, with a freshness of acidity that …

Cracked another bottle of this to see its evolution, and to welcome Lucy, my 1-month flatmate! I’d say that this is coming pretty close …

Pale yellow-gold colour. Creamy lemon aromas – almost lemon pie – with some almondy notes. Surprisingly low in grapefruit notes that I’ve found before, …

Held onto this for 6 months or so, but got impatient to try it. In fact, it probably didn’t have much long-term ageing potential …

One more bought from the vineyard. The ’97 was excellent, so I left the ’99 for a year or so first. Good, but early …

Really glad I picked this one up at the staff shop, because it didn’t conform to the “Aussie Cab Sav” stereotype. A really “poised” …