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[A boire dans ???, signed Nicolas] Another POTG dinner, this time Nicolas Sinoquet the MD of Gruaud-Larose. And another 1989. Pale-mid garnet; broad brick …

Anna brought this round as a random, ready-opened bottle, as we discussed MW year 2 plans. I think my first St Nicolas de Bourgueil, …

Also during audit, I finally opened this wooden box, bought 11 years before, en primeur. From an off-vintage, this was broadly worth waiting for. …

As elegant as its packaging. Napa, yes, but in harmony and refined. Retasted in October, it was the same. Deep ruby, with a narrow, …

So this precise wine also appeared on 2014’s paper 2…who knew? The wine of the Merlot / Carmenère line-up. Deep ruby-black. Deep and full …

The best Bordeaux in the Cab and Merlot line-ups, combined. Joint best Cab with the differently-styled Quintessa. A fuller, denser wine than most Domaine …

Our final, slightly hungover, on-our-way-to-the-airport tutored tasting after Rust was highly memorable. At the hedonists’ palace that is the Palais Coburg hotel-restaurant – with …

Nice gift from Huw. Just a shame the palate didn’t quite match up to the attractive and quite classic Cabernet Franc nose. Deep ruby …

Bought at the estate, after a fantastic lunch at their restaurant, then a tour of the estate. Not cheap, but a very enjoyable bottle …

From Princess’ dad’s stash, I think, and into the Wine Club. A nice, well-matured Left-Bank Bordeaux. Coming to the end of its life, but …