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Wine group at M.D.'s 31/07/2006 (TNB)

An evening at JA's 30/07/2006 (TNB)

Recent Claret 24/07/2006 (TNB)

At a restaurant with DL, LJM and AME 24/07/2006 (TNB)

PBAB evening at D.L.'s 07/07/2006 (TNB)

An unplanned visit to DL 01/07/2006 (TNB)

The Diary - July 2006

Wine group at M.D.'s 31/07/2006 (TNB)

Wine group at M.D.'s
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An evening at JA's 30/07/2006 (TNB)

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Recent Claret 24/07/2006 (TNB)

  • Latour a Pomerol 1983 Mature colour and flavour. Mineral - I thought St Emilion - and now a touch decadent. But a really nice mature Claret. Bare ****
  • Haut Bailly 1996 Spicy plum fruit-cake - seems quite Merlot but that's probably an illusion. Lovely minerality all through. Bare ***(*)
  • Sociando Mallet 1985 Doing well from a half-bottle. Fragrant now, quite balanced, some would say a touch past its best but for drining with food I'm not so sure. very pleasant. ***
  • Chateau Faugeres 1998 Decent St Emilion, if a bit gummy - probably because of oak use. ***
  • Chateau Cantemerle 1970 Healthy colour, attractive mature Claret nose. On the palate it has that slightly hollow high-tonedness that seems quite common in the vintage. Pleasant, particularly with food. ***
  • Chateau Larmande 1997 Gutsy, good fruit. Very decent effort. Drinking well. ***
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At a restaurant with DL, LJM and AME 24/07/2006 (TNB)

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PBAB evening at D.L.'s 07/07/2006 (TNB)

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An unplanned visit to DL 01/07/2006 (TNB)

  • Charmes Chambertin 1996 (Maume) Plummy, rich fruit - deepening with some air. Classy drinking, still quite tannic. Bare **** and probably still improving (just).
  • Chateau Magdelaine 1978 Curiously charred and smoky at first but that blows off - presumably not overly toasted barrels then. A lovely, irony mature Claret with succulent fruit emerges. Delicious drinking. ****
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