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Oz Clarke
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Top steals 2010 Barolo from @fine&rare?-- scented Cote de Nuits-ish Francesco Rinaldi Barolo & cherry/Chambertin Giovanni Rosso Serralunga.
Great array of Barolo 2010 @fine&rare. You could spend a grand and get yourself some top kit or you could rush to buy my 2 absolute steals..
So we manage to lose to Holland. Just great. I hope the Dutch had a celebratory case of homebrew Nyetimber there to rub our noses in it.
.. And then, at last, something to glug back - Tieffenbrunner's Lagrein 12- juicy, dark plum and cherry sieved through river pebbles. Encore
.. you get- dapper, cedar-scented. Then rumbunctious Talbot 83- we thought it was a 2000. Ornellaia 97 was also 2000ish, but Pavie notPichon
.. Clos des Ruchottes 09 - soothing, dreamy- unlike Dry River PN 95, delicious decay swaddled in sweetness. Ah, Palmer 78 - how classy can..
.. Butteaux - ice maiden pheromones- Lafon's Meursault Clos de la Barre 89- impressive, unrelenting, unevolved. Rousseau? Who brought that?.
.. Maybe. Because he then unleashed a torrent of the great and gooey-gooey.Pol Roger 88 Chardonnay - simply stunning- Chablis 1er Cru 1987..
Cripes, I forgot. Simon Tam. He popped by - from Hong Kong. An artist. His pouring White was suave, svelte Sauzet Montrachet 05. Trop suave?
...Yalumba Octavius 2000 - a beast - what? Are they still here? Now that's what I call 'popping by'! Come again.
..almost delirious,sophisticated Ata Rangi Pinot 11 needs a few years - we gave it a few minutes, Tim Adams Protege Shiraz 07pretty good...
..1998, but they weren't satisfied - Jenkyn Place 09 Brut inspired them, Crossings 02 Sauvignon didn't, Astrolabe 10 Sauvignon had them,well
And then my Swedish friends 'pop by'. Now these are the real experts. Easy start with tremendous nutty, honeyed but still young Lanson Gold
.. 35th Anniversary Ltd Release Padthaway 08 - all that intensely satisfying licorice, chocolate and mint- Jonnie B also knows how to p by.
.. day - and it's from Serbia! Watch out - the Balkans are coming. Oh, and a super reminder of Trad Aussie juice - Jacobs Creek Shiraz-wait
..Burgozone - where?- Bulgaria- rich,heady Viognier, McC Coupage Bordeaux blend - from Serbia - dry, scented, savoury- Bordeauxx on a good..
...That boy Birchley knows how to pop by. So does Jonnie Butt. 2 pints of Rocky Head, then uplifting Tim Adams Riesling 08, Chateau - wait..
...then- fresh zingy Ferrari Brut, tired old dowager Chablis Grenouilles 85, wonderful spicy, turbulent Canon 85 - all bottles, not sips....
..well, that's not how my friend Birchley sees it. Beautiful lively old L-P Grand Siècle, amazingly lush and balanced J Schram 1987, and....
I've been subjected to a lot of 'popping by' recently. I thought 'popping by' was sort of saying hello, having a quick drink and off we go..
Favourite Wine books for #WorldBookDay - War & Wine, The Widow Cliquot, @ozclarke 'Let me tell you about Wine' Jancis Robinson 'Wine Atlas'
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Get ready for the big ticket announcement on Friday along with early bird discount code. We're on tour folks! @jollyolly @Timatkin @ozclarke
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