Newcastle UK/Oslo Norway
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! — 3 months 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. — 4 months ago
Stunning bottle of 1988 Mas de Daumas Gassac blanc with dinner tonight. Bone dry with virile acidity and a divine nose of honeysuckle, acacia, apricot stones, and light, fresh strawberries!
Only their third vintage but this shows how the wines truly come into their on at 30;-) — 19 days 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 — 3 months ago
Wow. This was a truly profound wine. How such lightness and great depth can exist hand in hand is a real conundrum. A beautiful nose of honeyed spring flowers along the Loire - as long as sin and refreshing as a cold bath in a still river at dusk. If that sounds silly it’s probably due to the effects of this bottle... — 19 days ago
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 — 3 months ago