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PertalingaWine of the Week

A full-bodied cabernet that really gets its act together from the get go: good colour, cassis and cedar on the bouquet and supple, flavour-stacked palate alike; has excellent depth and balance, and a long, pleasure-filled palate.

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FeaturedWhat James is drinking

Cellar neglect can have its upsides, like the discovery of a small cache of half bottles of 1978 Charmes Chambertin (of Marcel Amance). Had I not temporarily lost sight of the bottles, they would have been consumed long since, because keeping half bottles of Burgundy for any lengthy period of time is likely to be very unrewarding.

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