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29/10/1999 (TNB)

Wine group @ E.McC's 25/10/1999 (TNB)

23/10/1999 (TNB)

Burgundy, mainly 1997, at OFW, 21/10/1999 (TNB)

17/10/1999 (TNB)

09/10/1999 (TNB)

09/10/1999 (RJB)

The Diary - October 1999

29/10/1999 (TNB)

Tasting notes added to Fine Wine Diary 29/10/1999   Return to top

Wine group @ E.McC's 25/10/1999 (TNB)

Tasting notes added to Fine Wine Diary 25/10/1999   Return to top

23/10/1999 (TNB)

  • Barbera 1993 (Sandrone) This bottle at least has lost the curious old-socks edge that I remember. The excellent fruit it always had has mellowed to an almost Cabernet roundness. Quite a lot of vanillin oak, well applied. A good drink. ***
Tasting notes added to Fine Wine Diary 23/10/1999   Return to top

Burgundy, mainly 1997, at OFW, 21/10/1999 (TNB)

Tasting notes added to Fine Wine Diary 21/10/1999   Return to top

17/10/1999 (TNB)

With RJB, who has not vetted these notes!
  • Gosset Grand Reserve Presented blind, this seemed almost off-dry, but I think that may be my palate on the day. Quite a rich, complex style, oak-influenced wine. Pretty impressive. ***(*)
  • Lanson NV A bit light beside the Gosset, but perfectly sound. **
  • Chassagne Montrachet Caillerets 1988 (J-N. Gagnard) Old-fashioned, very oaky, but in balance. Interesting, but is it going anywhere? ***
  • Meyney 1986 Coming round to drinking - quite merloty, tannins evident but not too intrusive. Quite good. ***
Tasting notes added to Fine Wine Diary 17/10/1999   Return to top

09/10/1999 (TNB)

  • Gosset Grand Reserve Tasted several times from halves on a recent holiday. Always tasty and interesting. Occupies an odd market position above the grand marque NV's but short of Krug, etc. Justifies this position. ****
  • Gruner Veltliner Steinfeder 1998, Terrassen Thal Wachau, Freie Weingartner Which the vineyard, which the producer? I haven't a clue. Good old G.V. - always the best of the run-of-the-mill grapes. Unremarkable, but the acidity saves it. The only wine of a week's sojurn in Vienna. (Added later: Frank Drew E-mailed to tell me that Freie Weingartner is a Co-operative which he finds to be pretty good.) *
Tasting notes added to Fine Wine Diary 09/10/1999   Return to top

09/10/1999 (RJB)

Tasting notes added to Fine Wine Diary 09/10/1999   Return to top