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30/01/1999 (RJB)

28/01/1999 (RJB)

With RJB in Edinburgh 25/01/1999 (TNB)

17/01/1999 (TNB)

13/01/1999 (RJB)

10/01/1999 (TNB)

02/01/1999 (RJB)

The Diary - January 1999

30/01/1999 (RJB)

Tasting notes added to Fine Wine Diary 30/01/1999   Return to top

28/01/1999 (RJB)

Tasting notes added to Fine Wine Diary 28/01/1999   Return to top

With RJB in Edinburgh 25/01/1999 (TNB)

Tasting notes added to Fine Wine Diary 25/01/1999   Return to top

17/01/1999 (TNB)

  • Vouvray, Ch. Gaudrelle 1989 Roughly demi-sec (I think this producer just makes one wine in whatever style the year leads him to). Grassy and honeyed - a shade disjointed at the moment, but good acidity. I suspect this will repay a fair amount more keeping. **(*)
  • Chassagne Montrachet, Les Embrazees 1996 (B. Morey) Full throttle, with bags of acidity. Seems first-class, but it is hard to see behind the structure at the moment. This will certainly be good in 5 years. ***(*)
  • Grand Siecle 1990 (Laurent-Perrier) Light-medium body, with gorgeous ripe 90 fruit, a lovely fine mousse and an excellent finish. First-rate stuff, and not too showy. ****
Tasting notes added to Fine Wine Diary 17/01/1999   Return to top

13/01/1999 (RJB)

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10/01/1999 (TNB)

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02/01/1999 (RJB)

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