In June 2022 I became an OAP, and thus eligible for a Bus Pass. With all the other excitement that milestone brings (being paid for doing nothing, Winter Fuel Allowance etc.)
2011 Ar Guentota Malbec. I’ve only discovered decent Argentinian Malbec in the last four or five years. I bought some 2017 of this en primeur which arrived earlier this year.
About six weeks ago, I saw a rather good photograph on the internet of Sidney Bechet playing his soprano sax.
Charles Joguet Clos de la Dioterie 1995. Another ancient bottle fished from under the cobwebs in the ancestral cellars. Another that tastes wonderful, as if it has lots of life yet to come.
Ernest Burn 2007 Muscat Vendages Tardives. I’ve loved Ernest Burn wines ever since first discovering them thirty years ago. Francis Burn is a winemaker of genius and manages to put an added richness in every bottle.