1996 and all that

If, like me, you started your fine wine journey in the late 1990s, then 1996 will have been the first serious vintage that came onto the radar.  The clarets were and are excellent.  The Burgundies very highly rated at the time though the jury is out for the moment on these.

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The Famous Crystal Palace

About a minute after Jason Puncheon (he’s one of our own) scored, I noticed that my eyes were a bit watery.  Watery in the same way that they get when I listen to Nina Simone sing “Mr Bo Jangles” (it’s all about the dog).

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Paul Pontallier

The first growth châteaux are special places, I’d say Margaux, Latour and Haut-Brion in particular.  But at Margaux there is, and I hope that this will continue, something a bit special going on.

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