General drinking between tastings

Clos de la Roche 1988, Domaine Dujac

Soft and scented with lovely fruit and a nice earthiness. This is very good indeed and up for drinking.

Saint Aubin Premier Cru Champlots 2006, Pierre-Yves Colin

The nose has nice fruit with a hint of oak. Palate is light and fruity with reasonable length. Nice enough.

Nuits Saint Georges Premier Cru Clos des Forets Saint Georges 1993, Domaine l’Arlot

Lovely blackcurrant fruit on the nose, really earth too. Smells up for fun. Palate has good structure and nice length. Quite tasty, really.

Riesling Grand Cru Pfersigberg Vieille Vigne 2001, Domaine Bruno Sorg

A pretty nose of baked apple and creamy minerality. There are real flashes of style about the nose. The palate is refined and elegant, with a fruity/mineral richness that is really pleasing. Pretty damned good.

Riesling Cuvee Frederic Emile 1997, F. E. Trimbach

A rich nose of citrus fruit and petrol. There is some classy mineral action here too. The palate gives a remarkable sense of fat and density even though this is as delicate as a rose petal. Real class and complexity. Top stuff.

Chateauneuf du Papes 1995, Chateau de Beaucastel

A profound nose of spicy, rich fruit. Very dense and expressive. There is a good perfume to it. The palate has plenty of fruit and is rich and warm. Not unbalanced, though, very tasty, in fact.