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The first couple of bottles of this were underwhelming and somewhat so, respectively – with the acidity disjointed and lack of elegance. Given the …

To celebrate New Year’s Eve dinner with Kev, Pete and Whippet, as the clouds over Mont Blanc cleared to reveal it in all its …

Having had a 1995-disgorged 1979 RD, this Grande Année sibling outdid it comfortably. Wow. Such aromatic complexity that just steadily gave up different layers: …

Picked 3 of these up from a departing MBA2007 on a fire sale. Was slightly nervous how the ‘98s would turn out, having tasted …

A pair of engagements in the same week in the office (Anna’s and Christian’s) necessitated grabbing the last bottle of this from Planet of …

So this was the final, ‘interesting’ wine from our sparkling revision session: a 100% German, 100% Riesling Sekt, which immediately puts it into a …

My first sparkler from the Anderson Valley, west of Napa and Sonoma. A pretty good effort from Roederer, although quite a way short of …

This is certainly a good sparkling wine, but when kicking-off a flight of Champagnes during a revision tasting session, it didn’t show as ‘supremely …

What a cracking way to finish Tony’s stag party dinner at Greig’s Grill. It is such a shame that they served this in old-school …

So we closed-out the Optimor dining challenge with this, which, although a great year for Port, I figured would be fully mature (less good …