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Christmas Day 25/12/2016 (RJB)

  • Eden Valley Chardonnay 1991 (Mountadam) Big and slightly blousy matured Chardonnay. Drinking OK for a twenty-five-year-old wine, but not as good as the Petaluma two days earlier. ***
  • Brancott Valley Pinot Noir 2009 (Fromm) Elegant easy to drink Christmas lunch red. Good acidity, and with berry and currant fruit. Not as obviously Pinot as I would have liked (although obviously Pinot!).*** perhaps
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With crab ravioli in a shellfish bisque 13/01/2017 (RJB)

  • Pinot Gris 2013 (Rolly Gassmann) Deep and medium dry, enjoyable, but lacking elegance. In my younger days I would have enjoyed this more, but it feels clunky and obvious. *** just
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Some birthday wines with Emily 23/12/2016 (RJB)

I thought that these would probably not have survived. But all were drinking well or very well.
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In London 21/12/2016 (TNB)

  • Vina Tondonia Reserva 2004 (Lopez de Heredia) This just looks so beautiful: bright, healthy and vibrant. High toned fruit, tending to red fruits, that empasises the similarity to Burgundy. Nice length and concentration too and all just slightly tending to understatement. Delicious: drining nicely but will age well too. **** even.
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18/12/2016 (TNB)

  • Amontillado Olvidado 1/5 (Sanchez Romate) Nutty, flor nose, with the polish of age. Succulent and very engaging on the palate. Bone dry too. Quite a light colour: there is a story on the label of the barrels being forgotten and rediscovered and it certainly gives an impression of being pretty old, although there is no formal designation. Whatever, it is delicious. Not a house I have tried many wines from, but this encourages me to sample some more. ****
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School of Maths wine tasting 09/12/2016 (TNB)

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Christmas Day 25/12/2016 (RJB)

With crab ravioli in a shellfish bisque 13/01/2017 (RJB)

Some birthday wines with Emily 23/12/2016 (RJB)

In London 21/12/2016 (TNB)

18/12/2016 (TNB)

School of Maths wine tasting 09/12/2016 (TNB)