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Post Tasting Write Ups

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'A few good bottles tasted in 2020

This year, perhaps more than any other, solace has been found in transportative bottles of great wine.

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A memorable vertical of Clos des Ducs

When an invitation to a 29 wine vertical of Marquis d’Angerville’s Monopole Clos des Ducs landed on my e-doorstep, I did not think twice. Invites like this don’t come round very often, in fact it may be the only chance I ever get to taste this wine so extensively, I thought to myself.


South Africa 2022: Big Skies

“Big Skies” I mumbled, as a striking silhouette traced the skyline and the lacy, sweet, mint-like scent of fynbos hung for a fleeting moment in the air. In the final twilight minutes, immediately before darkness envelops the Swartland completely, when the deep fire-red glow of sunset wanes under the pressure of the heavy inky-black sky, the old wind-battered, scraggy arched trees that dot the mountain top morph into being, high above the Paardeberg vineyards below.

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2018 Scotland portfolio tasting

Last week we welcomed guests to the New Club in Edinburgh for a Portfolio tasting, our first tasting in Scotland for two years.

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GERMANY 2022 VDP Grosses Gewächs

After a two-year Covid hiatus, it was an honour to be invited back to Wiesbaden to intensively taste all the upcoming VDP Grosses Gewächs (GG) releases over a full three days, brushing shoulders with the who’s who of the national and international German wine business and press.