Newcastle UK/Oslo Norway
This Tokajicum 2013 6 Putt was the stand out wine from our @NEWineTasting tasting last night. Far too young - the acid was crippling - but soo much potential! Superbly light yet richly floral and pungent. This will be superb in 15 years. Out to get a case before it runs out:-D — a month ago
Ever wondered what a 50 year old Beaujolais tastes like? It was very Burgundian! I initially though Savigny from a colder vintage but it was almost impossibly light in colour and that telltale note of beetroot was there in the background. A surprisingly good 1966 Bichot Fleurie! — a month ago
This 6 year old Tondonia Blanco bottled in the early 70s is absolutely stunning. Better than any of the vintages I’ve had. I know traditionally some Spanish producers put a lot of effort into their NV blends (think Vega Sicilia for example) but this was still far better than expected. Glad I’ve got 11 bottles left. It’s complex as hell and has serious acidity but it’s the length that really stands out. It. Never. Ends. — 2 months ago
This Chateau Belgrave 1945, from a half bottle with a lower mid-shoulder level, was simply one of the most enjoyable wines I’ve ever had. Absolutely stunning; smokey, aged tobacco leaves - like a cigar shop in Havana. Lovely acidity, and phenomenal length! What a vintage:-D — a month ago
This was just stunning. One of those rare but complete Burgundy moments you dream about...
By a good head the best bottle of Burgundy I’ve had in a long time (from any producer, including a number of DRC La Tache etc.). A rare purity of fruit and intent - with a focused, peacock-tail like depth and length that just went on and on. A wonderful mix of redcurrents, raspberries, rhubarb, white pepper, and pomegranates, with a superb cut of scintillating acidity. The kind of wine that puts all the modern over-ripe Burgundies produced today into sharp focus. Why on Earth would any sane person aim for something other than this... — 4 months ago