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Misc 31/08/1996 (TNB)

31/08/1996 (RJB)

26/08/1996 (RJB)

25/08/1996 (TNB)

22/08/1996 (RJB)

19/08/1996 (RJB)

19/08/1996 (TNB)

18/08/1996 (RJB)

Les Quatre Muscateers at Tom's 16/08/1996 (RJB)

Pinot Noir at OFW 15/08/1996 (TNB)

14/08/1996 (TNB)

12/08/1996 (RJB)

Various wines 09/08/1996 (TNB)

The Diary - August 1996

Misc 31/08/1996 (TNB)

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31/08/1996 (RJB)

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26/08/1996 (RJB)

  • Cru de Coudoulet 1986 Drinking well with mushroomy overtones, but a bit lighter than I was expecting. A slight touch of (acceptable) volatility. 87
  • Domaine Bellevue 1993, Corbieres The zinginess of last year has been replaced by a beefy nose and palate - death of a commercial wine? 81
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25/08/1996 (TNB)

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22/08/1996 (RJB)

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19/08/1996 (RJB)

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19/08/1996 (TNB)

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18/08/1996 (RJB)

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Les Quatre Muscateers at Tom's 16/08/1996 (RJB)

A theme of light reds and 'late harvest' whites. Having the reds before the whites was definitely the correct order.

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Pinot Noir at OFW 15/08/1996 (TNB)

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14/08/1996 (TNB)

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12/08/1996 (RJB)

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Various wines 09/08/1996 (TNB)

  • Brauneberger Juffer-Sonnenuhr Auslese 90 (Fritz Haag) Young riesling can be a pig to evaluate, but after the excellent Spatlese from the same producer, vinyard and vintage, this was a major dissapointment: pleasant, but watery and lacking conentration and complexity. Bad bottle, or what? 84.
  • Pinot Noir Carneros 86 (Saintsbury) At best probably. Real pinot, and quite pleasant.
  • Riesling Schlossberg 93 (Weinbach) Young riesling again! Probably quite good, but a little hard to appreciate at the moment. Nice sherberty finish.
  • D'Angludet 85 Good colour, just coming round to drinking, with room to improve. Violety Margaux nose with that lovely sweet 85 fruit, particularly evident in the good finish. 88.
  • Maximin Grunhaus Abtsberg Auslese 90 The real thing! Evolved spicy nose, but tight enough structure with more to come. Delicious peachy fruit and lovely long finish. 92.
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