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#389554 - 12-19-2018 09:50:50 Bonne: The Wines Must Tell A Story...
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Jon Bonne (a writer who is widely reviled, but whom I happen to like a lot) has an interesting article/list in Punch:
in which I tells how a wine must not just be good, but it also has to tell a story. Of course, if you're reviewing wines blind...there is no story to be told.
It also has his list of his Top 25 wines of the year. Pretty much a list that you'd expect of Jon...lots of esoteric stuff...but there's a story to be told with each one. Some on that list I'm gonna seek out.

#389563 - 12-22-2018 11:09:02 Re: Bonne including Mourat on his list [Re: TomHill]
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Thanks for posting the link, Tom. I would have missed the article for certain otherwise, what with all the holiday distractions. Very interesting list with lots of wines I've never heard of, much less seen. The one big surprise for me was the rosť by J. Mourat. That's not a producer from whom I've seen stellar bottles in the past. I tried a few of his wines a few (maybe now several?) years ago and was underwhelmed at best. If those earlier wines told a story, it wasn't a pretty one. Maybe I need to re-visit this label or at lease seek out the rosť?

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