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A first Mondeuse, to the best of my recollection. From the shop in Cluses. Deep ruby / purple. Dark berry fruit notes: mulberry and …

Saw this in The Sampler and thought why not? In the end, this is past its best – hollowing out and leaving some brisk …

The 2nd wine bought in Samoëns for evening / dinner drinks at the chalet, and a very refined, elegant Syrah it was. Perhaps not …

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 …

The bloody, gamey notes on this, coupled with plenty of peppery, spicy aromatics made this a decent enough match for a game stew on …

Courtesy of Ruth playing the blind tasting game with me, this was a fascinating blind trial. After some guesswork & guidance, I got as …

My finisher’s prize for 2013 Marathon du Médoc. And a very pleasant mid-week glass. Tannins perhaps still in need of a bit more time …

This is almost the epitome of a study wine – interesting to have tasted and drunk, academically, but not necessarily my favourite wine – …

Fascinating way to start MW study group studies, blind. A much more satisfying old-school Rioja than the 1991 Bosconia. Pale garnet, with a tawny …