Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Pago de Carraovejas

A lovely Ribera Del Duero. The perfect superior party wine enjoyed at a reception at the Hay Segovia Festival where it captured the semi-serious mood in the Marques' rather lovely mansion. Great colour, good cool or warm, with a light but round berry flavour.


This Albarino was the perfect Gallician companion for the sea-food from the wonderful Ribero do Mino restaurant on Calle Santa Brigida in the Chueca district of Madrid. Medium light, dry with some acidity to help the shell-fish down.

Saturday, 11 September 2010


London, September, 2010

Very good value Tuscan red - soft, full-bodied, with a lovely curranty flavour but some depth and quite dry, too. Like a good Montepulciano.

Saint Aubin (white)

London, Sumer, 2010

Mineral, full-bodied white

Chateau Beaumont

London, Summer 2010

Ever dependable, good value Chateau Beaumont. Balanced claret with good fruit and a firm, dry base. Possibly needs a year or two more.

Gevry Chambertin

London, Summer 2010

Classic Gevrey - full, fruity Burgundy, well-rounded with a slight edge.


Bilbao, Spring 2010
Light and slightly fruity but with a clear and dry taste.