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This was an exam example that didn’t arrive in time for an open tasting, so I just opened it for pleasure. A fully-mature – …

The finale of a 20-50 winemaker dinner with Gregory Valloire – one of the 4 of the last 8 magnums of this at the …

This may not be the greatest Château in the greatest vintage, but I think a very typical Margaux – elegant and refined, without any …

My Yquem virginity lost at the Bordeaux MW Gala dinner. Though from an inauspicious vintage this showed length, elegance and relatively early maturity. Pale …

To begin with, I didn’t quite see the quality, but over time it shone through. A very good, new oak influenced, rich, but subtle, …

Pretty good, and classically-styled Chateauneuf from a producer I’d not come across before. An exam wine. What was particularly noteworthy was that the alcohol …

My ‘other’ case of 2005 Gevrey, and finally decided to crack one. More forgiving, and less minerality dominated than Mes Cinq Terroirs. This is …

Proof that trade consumer tastings work: I tasted the range of Delamotte Champagnes, along with the incomparably elegant Salon 2002, at Corney & Barrow’s …

The wine of Christmas. A reminder how great Burgundy can be. Maturing, but not at all old. Might have 10 more years? Mid-garnet, with …

An entertaining end to dinner Chez Bruce pre-Christmas, with corkage, Jack, Rob, Kari, Ruth and Helen. After Corton-Charlemagne, Le Dôme 01 and Laforge 03, …