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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2011 White Burgundy at Medlar

A fuller and slightly more sober appraisal of these and the delicious 2007 reds to follow.  Last Thursday me and a few other merchant types who rather love what is in the bottle tasted and then drank our way through twelve 2011 white Burgundies and the same number of 2007 red Burgundies. I’d been looking […]

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The King’s Road

I’ve driven up and down the King’s Road more than most.  In the early 1990s I knew every – and I mean every – ridge, pothole and manhole in the road.  By 1994 I could have done it blindfolded in the right vehicle.  RML2452 was my favourite.  But that was another life revisited, or at […]

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