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26/02/2006 (RJB)

At Maresfield with TNB 25/02/2006 (RJB)

A postscript to the Montrose dinner 23/02/2006 (TNB)

Italian offline at Centotre 22/02/2006 (TNB)

At J.M.'s 16/02/2006 (TNB)

04/02/2006 (RJB)

The Diary - February 2006

26/02/2006 (RJB)

  • Gerard Bertrand Terroir Coteaux du Languedoc 2002 According to the front label 'An original blend of 95% SYRAH'; according to the back label a 'wonderful accompaniment to chicken dishes, goat's cheese tart or full flavoured cheeses' and 'Suitable for vegetarians and vegans'. Unlike the labelling, the wine isn't too contrived. Good balance and good red fruit depth. It will probably improve with a few years age. By the way, the other 5% is Mouvedre [sic]. Just **(*)
  • Saint-Joseph Cuvee Ro-Ree 2002 (Domaine Cheze) I wasn't expecting much of this - Sunday evening combined with a general foreboding about white Rhones. What a revelation though! Glorious full bodied stuff with a lovely toffee and honeysuckle length to the palate. A wine I could drink and drink - and not just on Sundays. ****
Tasting notes added to Fine Wine Diary 27/02/2006   Return to top

At Maresfield with TNB 25/02/2006 (RJB)

  • Champagne Blanc-de-blancs 1976 (Diebolt-Valois) Good old fizz with touches of honey, wood and aniseed. Medium bodied and with the acidity to keep the mature flavours together. ****
  • Champagne 1996 (Pol Roger) A disappointing wine in some sense. Quite winey, and doesn't really have the class one expects. Relatively (for a big name from '96) rather simple and lacking the drama and complexity of something to tuck away for the future. Possibly an off form bottle. **(*)
Tasting notes added to Fine Wine Diary 11/02/2006   Return to top

A postscript to the Montrose dinner 23/02/2006 (TNB)

Tasting notes added to Fine Wine Diary 12/03/2006   Return to top

Italian offline at Centotre 22/02/2006 (TNB)

Thanks to everybody for bringing interesting and enjoyable wines, and to Centotre for feeding us well.
Tasting notes added to Fine Wine Diary 24/02/2006   Return to top

At J.M.'s 16/02/2006 (TNB)

Tasting notes added to Fine Wine Diary 16/02/2006   Return to top

04/02/2006 (RJB)

Tasting notes added to Fine Wine Diary 06/02/2006   Return to top