Niepoort Redoma Tinto, 2002

Niepoort Redoma Tinto, 2002
I didn’t give this bottle the justice it deserved; I completely messed-up opening it, which set the course for an unworthy experience. It wasn’t completely my own fault – the cork disintegrated into dust when I tried to open it, even a twin-pronged cork puller couldn’t help me. What was left of it in the ...

Le Clos Jordanne Twenty Mile Bench, 2008 1

Le Clos Jordanne Twenty Mile Bench, 2008
On very first tasting this had a nasty bitter bite on the finish. Decanting for an hour mellowed this out but this isn’t the smooth, oaky pleasure of it’s little brother that we had at The Don Restaurant earlier this week. It has a certain stinkyness in the flavour that I’m not yet convinced is ...
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