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Wine group at D.L's 31/10/2009 (TNB)

From the cellar 18/10/2009 (TNB)

From the Cellar 11/10/2009 (TNB)

The Diary - October 2009

Wine group at D.L's 31/10/2009 (TNB)

Tasting notes added to Fine Wine Diary 26/10/2009   Return to top

From the cellar 18/10/2009 (TNB)

Tasting notes added to Fine Wine Diary 18/10/2009   Return to top

From the Cellar 11/10/2009 (TNB)

  • Spanna 1983 (Vallana) I have an awful feeling I may have bought this 20 years ago. Pretty decent, completely alive, fairly fragrant, somewhat rustic and beginning to dry out a touch though. Probably a bit past its best. One lives and learns. Top **
  • Maximin Grunhaus Abtsberg Auslese 1989 (von Schubert) Quite a substantial spritz, beyond something one can put down to intentionally high CO2 at bottling. Probably an odd bottle. Bar ***
  • Tunina 2002 (Jermann) A bit dull and flat. If it was Burgundy I would say early-stage pox. Possibly an illustration of the pox problem being more widespread since I thought this would take a few years ageing easily. **
  • St Aubin 1er cru Sur Gamay 2005 (Deux Montille) Pleasant but a touch underwhelming. Possibly a bit closed at the moment. I'll give it the benefit of the doubt. Bare **(*)
Tasting notes added to Fine Wine Diary 11/10/2009   Return to top