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Wine group at M.D.'s 30/07/2007 (TNB)

27/07/2007 (TNB)

22/07/2007 (TNB)

20/07/2007 (TNB)

with Sir James 16/07/2007 (TNB)

15/07/2007 (TNB)

08/07/2007 (TNB)

06/07/2007 (TNB)

04/07/2007 (TNB)

The Diary - July 2007

Wine group at M.D.'s 30/07/2007 (TNB)

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27/07/2007 (TNB)

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22/07/2007 (TNB)

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20/07/2007 (TNB)

  • Pommard 1er cru Poutures 1988 (Lejeune) Bone-dry, fragrant, succulent. I seemed to rate this rather low last time I had a bottle and so I opened this one with low expectations. In fact it's delicious. Top ***
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with Sir James 16/07/2007 (TNB)

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15/07/2007 (TNB)

  • Soave Calvarino 2003 (Pieropan) I could convince myself there was some 2003 fatness in this wine (I guess the warm Summer went that far South). With time in the glass there's that Pieropan crystaline purity. Very enjoyable. ***
  • Don PX Montilla Moriles 1971 (Toro Albala) I'm not a great PX man but tried this at the Seafood Restaurant in St Andrews (along with the Soave above). It substitutes well for coffee with dessert - those sort of flavours. There's a flatness on the palate characteristic of the style - there's no piquancy - but it's rather enjoyable. ***
  • Bandol Cuvee Speciale 1998 (Tempier) Pleasantly suave, sophisticated, mineral wine. I was expecting more inaccessibility but looking back, I last tasted it five years ago - how time flies. Lovely wine. Bare ****
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08/07/2007 (TNB)

  • Meursault Gruyaches 2004 (J-P. Fichet) Quite lemony, high-toned with hazelnut fruit. Good intensity if not ultimately profound. (Perhaps profundity is too much to expect from a village wine.) If not deep, then this is very enjoyable. Drinking OK right now but may well improve a bit. Top ***
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06/07/2007 (TNB)

  • Barolo Bussia Soprana 1994 (Aldo Conterno) Decanted for half an hour, this has a lovely, classic tar and roses nose and graceful, high-toned palate. There's tannins too, to give it a bit of grip, but that only adds to the drinking pleasure, to my mind. Really good in a moderate vintage. At peak, probably. Bare **** even.
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04/07/2007 (TNB)

  • Riesling Abtsberg Spatlese 1989 (Miximin Grunhaus) I have seen reports from tasters who were underwhelmed by this wine and I can see why if it was tasted with other wines. Restrained limey slate flavours and penetrating, sightly sherberty acidity. Long persistent finish. This is rather good, to my mind. Top ***
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