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Noble rot

The finishers’ gift for completing the Marathon du Médoc – and turned out to be one of the highlights of Christmas 2012 at Andy …

Picked out for a Christmas dessert wine example for a wine tasting at Albion. Overall, a decent – if a touch simple – example …

First of a case of anniversary Rieussec 75s, broached on my birthday at Planet of the Grapes, with Nicolas Jaboulet. A pretty good wine, …

A nice stocking-filler, this one. Technically a half-bottle, but since full bottles of Tokaji are only 50cl, this makes for a decent-sized, 2-glass ‘mini’. …

Sadly this label was just going to fall apart not matter what… A good Sauternes, with a mid-gold colour, starting to deepen towards amber. …

Bought a case en primeur, and well worthwhile – albeit likely to mature early due to the weather profile – it’s definitely more intensely …

Our final sample for Germany in class, and an enjoyable way to finish. Perhaps not as awesome as the Rheingau can deliver, but it …

After revisiting the ’99 Clos des Ursules and ’99 Sterling Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon with a venison main (both still on form – the Sterling surprisingly …

So we finally arrived at the purpose of the dinner party – Mary had this bottle of botrytised Riesling, and needed an excuse to …

We decided to have some wine & cheese after work on Friday, so when shopping for cheese (in the new John Lewis / Waitrose …