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Ripeness of fruit is definitively New World. However, the restraint and balanced use of oak shows the class of Margaret River Chardonnay. Pale gold. …

But this was the star of the show – maybe not £88 great, but really showed its class. Fennel herb, celery, cream, chalky, lees, …

Similar fennel, cream and yellow fruit profile, broadly, as the 1er cru, but without such fruit intensity or length. Oak further in the background, …

So it begins… The first of the highlights from a series of themed, open tastings of example wines typically found in the MW final …

This was an oddity picked-up at the Cave de Rasteau after riding Ventoux. Drunk perhaps a bit old – so with somewhat more faded …

[CIAO from Gianpaolo Paglia. This will bring you luck for the MW exams! Not likely to be one of the wines, unfortunately.] Nice to …

Served to us blind in a line-up of 8 Rieslings, by Christina’s brother – all dry styles. This was the wine of the night …

A first Mondeuse, to the best of my recollection. From the shop in Cluses. Deep ruby / purple. Dark berry fruit notes: mulberry and …

Saw this in The Sampler and thought why not? In the end, this is past its best – hollowing out and leaving some brisk …