Le Clos Jordanne Pinot Noir Village Reserve, 2007

Le Clos Jordanne Pinot Noir Village Reserve, 2007
Cow Stink,  …I love it when a wine smells of cow shit! I first had this wine at the excellent The Don restaurant where, not quite knowing what to expect from a Canadian pinot, we were all highly impressed. I miraculously found this wine on the shelves of my local wine shop soon after – ...

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 ...

The Don Restaurant, St Swithin’s Lane 1

The Don Restaurant, St Swithin's Lane
After the Justerini & Brooks 2011 Rhône and Loire Tasting at Vintners’ Hall, Allan, his friend Nicola and I dropped in at the nearby The Don Restaurant. Saint-Aubin 1er Cru, Murgers des Dents de Chien, 2009 (Half Bottle) Subtle and beautifully light, clean full flavours. Excellent surprising white to have with our starters. Would like ...
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