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Was always likely to be a long shot that this would be on great form, and indeed, for dinner at POTG, it was past …

[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 …

[Eric Baugher signature. March 10, 2015]. The highlight of a Ridge dinner at Planet of the Grapes, with Eric Baugher, who leads day-to-day winemaking, …

Nice to see producers looking to make quality Carmenère, and this one is a paradigm for the style. Deep ruby-black. Ripe, baked black fruit, …

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

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. …

Another highlight of a great Cabernet line-up. Refined, albeit still a classic California Cabernet, with American oak influence. Less elegant than Quintessa, but very …

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 …