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TWS Christmas Fine Wine List [2018] is out



Opened this last night as it sounded tempting from the description…

Unusual in that it has an amazing pear and pear drops nose, almost Gewurz like, but then there’s plenty of acidity when tasted and a really dry finish - almost tannin-mouth drying, like biting into an unripe pear. Today it has less of the mouth-puckering effect and is a lovely, aromatic wine (big nose, even straight out of the fridge) with quite a long finish. Would be a good wine for SB enthusiasts, I think - Recommended.

Also opened this to go with a steak pie on Friday:

It is exactly as described and still quite fresh, but with perfectly integrated tannins after 9 years - very drinkable, but perhaps there are equally good wines at a better price?


Oh, and the description of the Petite Arvine Val d’Aosta, La Crotta di Vegneron 2017 says it has a glass stopper - well, I must admit to not noticing such a thing; pretty sure it didn’t have one.
Have just ordered a perfectly formed case of 6. Mustn’t look any more…


After a lot of Hokey Kokey style INning and OUTing I have finally succumbed and gone for the Gruner 2017 & Burklin-Wolf 2016 cases. Both to be squirrelled away for a good few years. Honest…