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From the cellar recently 13/06/2011 (TNB)

Small dinner with DL and NT 08/06/2011 (TNB)

05/06/2011 (TNB)

In London 04/06/2011 (TNB)

The Diary - June 2011

From the cellar recently 13/06/2011 (TNB)

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Small dinner with DL and NT 08/06/2011 (TNB)

  • Bollinger NV An odd bottle that's been sitting in my cellar since around 1990. This is now a rather splendid mature fizz, gracefully maderised but very much alive. Top *** at least
  • Gran Coronas 1980 (Torres) This is from back in the days when Torres was famous. It's the ordinary wine and not the "black label", but it is completely fresh with resolved fruit. Graceful and thoroughly drinkable. ***
  • Chateau Poujeaux 1970 A bit on the ungenerous side like a lot of this vintage, and it was probably better a while ago. But still an attractive mature Claret. Bare ***
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05/06/2011 (TNB)

  • Mullineux white 2009 I tasted this outh African wine at "The Sampler" and liked it. Drinking a couple of glasses now confirms the quality and complexity of the fruit (mainly Chenin with some clairette and Viognier). Off-dry to my palate and lowish acidity - nice, but it lacks a certain something to give it some zing or grip to make it really moreish. Nice wine though, particularly to have a single glass with the right food. Bare *** perhaps.
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In London 04/06/2011 (TNB)

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