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The Berry Bros & Rudd Autumn / Winter press tasting, in stark contrast to the Co-op supermarket’s Autumn press tasting exactly a week before, showed …

After the quality of the 1999, when I saw this in Majestic for £6, it was an automatic choice for a Christmassy quaffer. Didn’t …

Seeing this in Dundrum Harvey Nicks at €10, from the Barruols, I had to try it (given the quality of their Gigondas). Great value …

When I first heard of Charles Back’s “homage” to the Rhône I laughed. When it was followed by stablemates “Goats do Roam in Villages” …

Very disappointing. May have been a little “off” – it had thrown a lot of sediment and was a little bubbly initially. Slightly “baked” …

Slightly out of place, this one, given that the “New Black Wine” was consumed on 30th December 2002, and this one after my London …

…by contrast, this was outstanding. I was worried by the price tag. Shouldn’t have been! Oddbins’ recommendation was good. The outstanding aspect was the …

Black pepper – a lot. Quite gum-dry, suggesting relatively high tannin levels. Should age OK for a year-or-two. Another fine Belleruche from Chapoutier. Black …