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Wine group at my place 30/08/2010 (TNB)

20/08/2010 (TNB)

14/08/2010 (TNB)

In London 08/08/2010 (TNB)

04/08/2010 (TNB)

The Diary - August 2010

Wine group at my place 30/08/2010 (TNB)

Dreadfully delayed notes, recovered from some filed away jottings!
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20/08/2010 (TNB)

  • Le Soula blanc 2007 (Domaine Gauby) Lovely, broad South of France profile, excellent concentration. Just had a mouthful of this so hard to be sure, but say *** and probably improving.
  • Côtes du Rhône Ceps Centenaires 1990 (Gramenon) Pleasant, gentle fruit, with what seems like a bit of reductiveness making it a touch awkward. Pleasant drinking but it confirms my feeling that this wine is best in its youth. ***
  • Cornas 1990 (N. Verset) I thought I had tried this wine before, but apparently not. Very typical, meaty, gamy Cornas, almost slightly rustic in a good way. Very good, but not quite in the league of the 89 and 85 - indeed maybe not even quite as good as the 91. Still ****
  • Madeira Sercial 1974 (Blandy) Rather sedimenatry, which reduced the enjoyment a bit - end of the bottle I guess. Quite a rich brown sugar take on Sercial. Pleasant with cheese. ***
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14/08/2010 (TNB)

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In London 08/08/2010 (TNB)

Of the first wine (in a half), drunk at Tate Britain, a first one was oxidised and a second corked. They dealt with this excellently and the third was really nice.

The next three were at les Terroirs, which has an excellent, original, but sometimes too eccentric list. The Sancerre was such a wine, which I just tatsed from an open bottle.

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04/08/2010 (TNB)

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