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Niepoort wine and port 24/07/2003 (TNB)

At dinner with the mathematicians - Pembroke College 14/07/2003 (RJB)

Three mature minor wines 12/07/2003 (TNB)

Wine group at A.D.'s 12/07/2003 (TNB)

Crown Estate Tokaji 10/07/2003 (TNB)

The Diary - July 2003

Niepoort wine and port 24/07/2003 (TNB)

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At dinner with the mathematicians - Pembroke College 14/07/2003 (RJB)

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Three mature minor wines 12/07/2003 (TNB)

  • Pouilly-Fuisse Vieille Vignes 1989 (Chateau Fuisse) Quite rich and vegetal in an attractive way. Mouthfilling, attractive, mature wine. Drinking very nicely now - probably at peak and for drinking in the next couple of years. ***
  • Bastor-Lamontagne 1988 I have drunk this a bit over the years - I remember a more tightly knit youth but now it is quite unctuous, rich, mature Sauternes. I doubt it will improve much but there isn't a great hurry to drink either. A pleasure! (From a half.) ***
  • Les Tourelles de Longueville 1988 Second wine of Pichon Baron - good colour, mature, cedary cassis claret. You could say it was just a bit chunky and lacking the complexity of a top wine. Now easing in to a graceful decline, not because the fruit is failing but because there isn't enough else to come through. Drink up. Top **
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Wine group at A.D.'s 12/07/2003 (TNB)

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Crown Estate Tokaji 10/07/2003 (TNB)

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