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Wine group at the Vintners Rooms 30/03/2010 (TNB)

At D.L's 27/03/2010 (TNB)

The Diary - March 2010

Wine group at the Vintners Rooms 30/03/2010 (TNB)

Tasting notes added to Fine Wine Diary 04/05/2010   Return to top

At D.L's 27/03/2010 (TNB)

  • La Bota de Manzanilla Pasada - number 10 (Equipo Navazos) Tangy, quite salty, lovely fruit. I brought the remains of this home and it was delicious even 10 days later. Very good. ****
  • Navazos-Niepoort 2008 Grapy, quite salty again, intense yet understated fruit. I tried this wine again a week later and in fact it has quite a presence of sherry flor character which was not noticeable after the previous wine. Something quite different - a strong ***
  • Chablis Forchaume 1er cru 1990 (Duplessis) Honey and cream, ravishing mature Chablis. On this sort of form Duplessis is top class. Easy ****
  • Meursault Clos de la Barre 1984 (Lafon) Shimmering gold, apricot fruit, quite maderised but in the best possible way. Top *** almost more.
  • Champagne 1997 (Diebolt-Valois) Very mineral, taut, Cramant-style. Lovely freshness and none of the laxness of the vintage. Very strong. ****
  • Langoa Barton 1981 Attractive cedary fragrant nose, but perhaps a touch light and drying a bit on the palate. ***
  • Leoville Barton 1981 Far chunkier and more rounded. Less elegant, not beginning to tire like the Langoa, but also a touch less elegant. ***
  • Malescot St Expury 1962 Bright (as 62's tend to be), deliciously fragrant with a smoky edge and old Bordeaux rose petal. Lovely. ****
  • Niepoort 1970 Very nice and fresh, rounded , almost buttery with a hint of figs. Good length and it sits so pleasingly lightly on the palate. *****
Tasting notes added to Fine Wine Diary 11/04/2010   Return to top