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South West France

The finishers’ gift for completing the Marathon du Médoc – and turned out to be one of the highlights of Christmas 2012 at Andy …

The first of my first ever en primeur Bordeaux rouge. Yet still youthful – a ‘sleeper’ as RP might say. Surprisingly still ruby – …

Picked up at the Château when Katy and I visited, the day after the Marathon du Médoc. This was one of the tasting wines, …

A very kind birthday present from Blue Rubicon, and my first experience of GPL. Not bad for the vintage. Particularly noteworthy were a distinctive, …

First of a case of anniversary Rieussec 75s, broached on my birthday at Planet of the Grapes, with Nicolas Jaboulet. A pretty good wine, …

One added to the Princess first lot by Paul buying from his Dad’s stocks. Apart from the stupidly huge label, it actually turned out …

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

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. …

More a label reminder than a proper tasting note, but this is a really good value example that typifies Folle Blanche eaux-de-vie. Notable floral …

Picked up in Luz-Saint-Sauveur. Château Jolys is another renowned Jurançon estate, and this 50cl showed that quality very well. Deep, burnished gold, almost copper. …