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31/03/2000 (TNB)

Wine group @ MM's 27/03/2000 (TNB)

22/03/2000 (TNB)

13/03/2000 (TNB)

Marques de Murrieta at Raeburn Fine Wines 06/03/2000 (TNB)

02/03/2000 (TNB)

The Diary - March 2000

31/03/2000 (TNB)

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Wine group @ MM's 27/03/2000 (TNB)

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22/03/2000 (TNB)

  • Chateau Sociando Mallet 1985 I remember tasting this years ago when it stood out from a (perfectly fine) collection of Cru Bourgeois 85's because of its excellent concentration and structure. The ripeness of 85 seems to suit this sort of property (I'm thinking also of Leoville Barton 85) because the thinness that can be a problem in the vintage is avoided. It now has lovely raspberry(!) and cassis fruit. All the components are there, but the tannins are ripe and it is a pleasure to drink. Probably mature (although it will hold for ages) - this sort of chunky wine probably won't reveal an awful lot more. From a half. **
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13/03/2000 (TNB)

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Marques de Murrieta at Raeburn Fine Wines 06/03/2000 (TNB)

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02/03/2000 (TNB)

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