- La Bota de Palo Cortado No 21 (Equipo Navazos) Age isn't everything: this is not so terribly old but the fruit is lovely with a hint of grapefruit. Real Palo Cortado quality with that tangy, moreish quality. Lovely! in its way
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- Gruner Veltliner Kamptaler Terrassen 2002 (Brundlmeyer) Waxy, bone-dry, nice length. Stylish wine. Top
- Ygay Etiqueta Blanca 1981 (Marques de Murrieta) Very lovely, bright, airy, charming Rioja with rose-scented fruit. Top at least
- Corton Charlemagne 2006 (Rollin) Mineral (as one would hope), dry - needs, like the next two wines, a few years although one worries about the pox. No extra dimension. Top
- Corton Charlemagne 2006 (H. Boillot) Very strong - even more mineral and very stylish.
- Corton Charlemagne 2006 (de Montille) Richer than the Boillot (more favourable exposure perhaps). The same minerality and depth. Top class stuff. Bare
- Chateau St Pierre 1989 Rounded, seems quite merlot-influenced. Dusty (in a good way) classic cedary Claret. Top
- Chateau La Lagune 1989 Fragrant blackcurranty Cabernet fruit. Really nice mature Claret. Having been down on the vintage years ago, I now wish I had more of them! One lives and learns.
- Chateau Pontet Canet 1989 Gutsy stuff, but a bit rustic compared to the lovely La Lagunce. Top
- Hermitage La Chapelle 1986 (Jaboulet) Slightly volatile and a touch off-balance. Quite animal but all in all rather interesting proper wine. A great effort considering the vinatage.
- Hermitage 1986 (J-L Chave) Again slightly difficult wine - a touch sweet (chaptalisation?) and beetrooty and fading a little. But like the La Chapelle, proper wine from a dire vintage and both interesting and enjoyable.
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