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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 …

Over dinner with Tracy, I gave her the choice of wine, and this was it. I was a little nervous this might be too …

Overall good, but missing something – some dimension of complexity, perhaps? Deep, nearly black core, with a medium, ruby rim. Intense ‘waxy’ vanilla nose …

Wine of the night. Coming into maturity – of tannins and flavour intensity – yet still showing pure fruit at the core. And very …

Served a little cold at Boxing Day lunch with Andy, Sarah, Janet and Steve. But once it warmed up, it hit its stride pretty …

Really annoyingly, lost almost half a bottle, messing up decanting this from its heavy sediment. Anyway, perhaps not the greatest bottle of this wine, …

So, the real opening was with this – chosen to compliment a main course of game (rabbit, pheasant, venison and squirrel) and beef-shin stew. …

The most ridiculously heavy bottle I’ve ever come across – 1,198g empty, compared with 1,320g for a full bottle of d’Armailhac – heralded this …

Little room to describe this! Good, very easy to drink, but not a 95+ point wine! Deep garnet. Narrow rim. Medium+ lightly vanilla and …