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Wine group at D.L's 26/11/2007 (TNB)

All the 7's - celebrating significant birthdays 24/11/2007 (TNB)

23/11/2007 (TNB)

15/11/2007 (TNB)

Fizz with D.W and J.M 15/11/2007 (TNB)

11/11/2007 (TNB)

Odds and Ends including claret and Moldavia 11/11/2007 (RJB)

10/11/2007 (TNB)

07/11/2007 (TNB)

The Diary - November 2007

Wine group at D.L's 26/11/2007 (TNB)

These have been hiding on my Palm in unedited form for rather a long time - they may be even vaguer than usual!
Tasting notes added to Fine Wine Diary 24/01/2008   Return to top

All the 7's - celebrating significant birthdays 24/11/2007 (TNB)

With two 47's, two 57's and a 67 (if I counted correctly) among the diners, it seemed to be a good idea to celebrate vintages ending in 7. Most of the wines fall into that category.
Tasting notes added to Fine Wine Diary 27/11/2007   Return to top

23/11/2007 (TNB)

Tasting notes added to Fine Wine Diary 23/11/2007   Return to top

15/11/2007 (TNB)

  • Beaune Greves 2000 (Lafarge) Bone (no pun intended) dry and fragrant. A less substantial wine in a difficult vintage (in the CdB) but there is no compromise in the easy-drinking direction. It's a nice wine, but won't appeal to those who like a touch of sweetness. A good ***
Tasting notes added to Fine Wine Diary 15/11/2007   Return to top

Fizz with D.W and J.M 15/11/2007 (TNB)

Tasting notes added to Fine Wine Diary 15/11/2007   Return to top

11/11/2007 (TNB)

  • Haut Bages Liberal 1995 Very much straight down the middle Claret - dry, fairly savoury. Nothing very special beyond that and not going anywhere really, I suspect. Pleasant enough. ***
Tasting notes added to Fine Wine Diary 11/11/2007   Return to top

Odds and Ends including claret and Moldavia 11/11/2007 (RJB)

  • Chateau Roc de Cambes 1988 Cotes de Bourg Good, delicate, mature wine. Cedar and tobacco in a simple framework. Ideal for Sunday lunch. ***
  • Chateau Sociando-Mallet 1987 Slightly fuller and purer than the wine above, but similar in style. More of a mineral note, but again good lunchtime stuff. ***
  • Negru de Purkar 1967, Moldavia 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Saperavi and 10% Rara Niagre. I think I got this ages back from Adnams. It has a cork about half the usual length. The wine is rather brown now, and there is a distinct volatility about it. It is past it, but it's still drinkable with the volatility marrying mature mushroomy flavours. Interesting to try after all this time. * maybe!
  • 1489 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2004 (Baroncini) Fairly standard modern day red. **
Tasting notes added to Fine Wine Diary 17/11/2007   Return to top

10/11/2007 (TNB)

Tasting notes added to Fine Wine Diary 10/11/2007   Return to top

07/11/2007 (TNB)

  • Tokaji Aszu 5 puttonyos 2000 (Chateau Dereszla) Lovely rich tangerine flavours. Quite sweet, but with decent acidity and good depth. I'm not sure quite where it is going, but it will surely improve a touch rather than decline. A strong ***
Tasting notes added to Fine Wine Diary 07/11/2007   Return to top