To London for our importer's (Richards Walford) annual portfolio tasting. We have our full range of wines on show for the first time: Pedra Basta 2009 alongside Duas Pedras 2010 and Pedra e Alma 2009. All the wine are showing really well, especially the 2009s. This is our best vintage todate and Pedra e Alma, despite being relatively closed and sullen, is well received by all those who tasted it.
My Vineyard Blog January 2012
Something has happened to methat has never happend before: I have completely lost my sense of taste and smell. I caught a very nasty bug (almost certainly from one of the children) towards the middle last month and by Christmas Day, alongside all the symptoms of a heavy cold, I couldn’t taste a thing. The only way that I could distinguish turkey from potato by its texture! It meant that I couldn’t really enjoy the wines that I had put aside for Christmas: Henriot 1996 and Chateau Cos d’Estournel 1990, both of which I know to be rather good.