- Sancerre Les belles Vignes 2008 (Fournier) Clean, dry, nice fruit, thoroughly characteristic. Bare
- Sauvignon Blanc 2008 (Cloudy Bay) Richer, nicely concentrated, pretty attractive wine without the selfparody of the grape that used to be common in NZ wines. Nice.
- Meursault 1er cru Poruzots 2000 (Mikulski) Good, slightly rustic instyle, but rather good. I've not been terribly fond of this producer who to me is a bit modern. This is good though. Bare
- Meursault Chevalier 2001 (Fichet) Good concentration and nice acidity. Perhaps tending slightly to hollowness in the middle. Still fine.
- Chassagne Montrachet 1er cru Morgeot, Clos Pitois 2002 (Belland) A touch of aniseed and a little shorter than the previous wines. OK, but not fine.
- Bourgogne Rouge 2006 (B. Moreau) light, but thoroughly Burgundian. Nice finish.
- Bourgogne Rouge Roncevie 2006 (Arlaud) Lovely rich nose and moderate weight. It's a touch volatile and edgy though. Bare
- Bourgogne Rouge 2004 (Barthod) Capsicum nose and a bit stalky. I think this is perhaps just growing pains. Bare
- Chambolle Musigny VV 2006 (Fourrier) Brambly, dry and intense. Yummy - easy
- Chambolle Musigny VV 2004 (Fourrier) Bright, nice acidity, quite structured. A touch awkward currently, but this will be fine. Top
- Chambolle Musigny VV 2000 (Digioa-Royer) Warm, round, sweet fruit. Very pleasant drinking.
- Volnay 1er cru Fremiets 2004 (J. Boillot) Tough, a touch green, quite intense. Rather good, but it's another 04 needing some time. even.
- Volnay Les Grands Poissot 2004 (Louis Boillot) Quite similar in style, quality and the need for time. Another good wine.
- Sandeman 1967 Giving, fruity, very attractive if not profound. Nice drinking Port. Top
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- Vin de Savoie Chignin 2005 (Raymond Quenard) Very mineral, stony nose and an type of fruit without huge varietal influence that you get from 100-year old vines. Nice intensity and just 11.5% alcohol. It faded a touch overnight, which I wasn't really expecting but it's a bargain at well under ten quid a bottle.
- Vind de Savoie Mondeuse 2004 (G. Berlioz) Blackcurrant mainly, I think, but in a rather tauter, lifted form than the familiar Cabernet. Quite light on the palate, just 12% alcohol but nice intensity of flavour and succulent tannins. "Fut de chene" apparently but it wears it very lightly. Splendid wine.
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- Brunello Riserva 1993 (Pertimali - Livio Sassetti) A bit stinky on opening, but really quite fragrant with time. And the next day, meaty, very drinkable with food. Rather good. Top
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