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London visit and Xmas 25/12/2008 (TNB)

Two recent bottles 18/12/2008 (TNB)

Friday night 13/12/2008 (TNB)

Weekend drinking 07/12/2008 (TNB)

At D.L.'s 05/12/2008 (TNB)

The Diary - December 2008

London visit and Xmas 25/12/2008 (TNB)

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Two recent bottles 18/12/2008 (TNB)

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Friday night 13/12/2008 (TNB)

  • Champagne 2002 (F. Bonville) While in complete balance, this is pretty forceful wine with an amazing palate of red fruits and apples. A mistake perhaps to try a new producer in a vintage which (though it has a huge reputation) I haven't tried much yet. There's still a touch of hardness in the background, but on the whole this is full relatively forward yet with a fair amount of positive evolution ahead. Lovely. ****
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Weekend drinking 07/12/2008 (TNB)

  • Meursault Poruzots 2000 (F. Jobard) There's something about this vineyard - the wine is so mineral, slightly bitter almost - very characterful and just a bit demanding to drink. I love it. This is still a touch hard at the end. Top ***(*)
  • Bastor Lamontagne 1988 From a half, very reliable Sauternes always from this property. Good fruit, nice botrytis. ***
Tasting notes added to Fine Wine Diary 07/12/2008   Return to top

At D.L.'s 05/12/2008 (TNB)

A bit of a reality check: even Montrose doesn't manage to produce great wine in vintages like 72 and 79!
Tasting notes added to Fine Wine Diary 18/12/2008   Return to top