The Last Post

Was my take on 2010 Bordeaux from bottle, posted on March 28th 2020, two days after lockdown measures legally came into force in the UK. The tasting it covered took place on the 12th and 13th February when, I believe, we had little or no idea just what was in the pipe. Reading it through […]

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2010 Bordeaux | The Battlefield

In 2011, a wine writer by the name of John Gilman published his review of the 2010 Bordeaux vintage.  He titled it: “The Very, Very Ripe, Very, Very, Very Tannic 2010 Vintage In Bordeaux-Miraculously, Some Great Wines Found Alive On the Battlefield”.

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2016 Bordeaux – Southwold (on Thames)

So: what makes a great vintage?  A trickier question than you might think.  Which is why it was all so much easier when Big Bob was around.  Because – let’s be honest here: even if it’s not actually the right answer, an answer that we can all agree on is generally one that we can […]

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Atom Heart Mother

Late last November I joined the very nice chaps at Farr Vintners to taste the wines of Jean-Marie Guffens. Jean-Marie has two labels: Domaine Guffens-Heynen and Maison Verget, and, whilst I’ve never really known the wines well, I’ve been impressed enough

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