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South West France

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 …

Another Friday night Booker wine, and another nice one. Just coming into its drinking window now, it’ll probably peak in 3 years as its …

Picked up in a deli-cum-wine shop at the junction in central Luz-Saint-Sauveur where one fork heads up the Tourmalet, and the other up Luz-Ardiden. …

Picked this up in Luz-Saint-Sauveur, in a deli-type local products shop at the foot of the Tourmalet climb, and the turn for the Luz-Ardiden …

An unexpected, completely blind tasting courtesy of SJ – and the first I’d done for about a year. I think I got lucky, but …

This was an unexpected gift from the people we stayed with in Henley 2010, where the husband Andy explained that a friend had established …

This was one from the 3rd Optimor Case. Predominantly Gros Manseng, this had some interesting aromatic complexity, but overall didn’t have enough flavour concentration …

  When I saw this on sale at Schipol Airport, I felt I had to take a trip down memory lane, and get a …

Won a Davy’s monthly wine quiz to get this, and it was interesting to see what Clos d’Yvigne are doing on the red front. …

A tannic BEAST. Even after 1 ½ bottles of other wine, this was clearly and remarkably still gum puckeringly dry. I don’t know if …