These archives contain my older tasting notes on wines of value. Notes on wines tasted more recently are available on my Current Wine Notes page. Older notes will eventually be purged from these files at the point when the wines rated are no longer likely to be widely available in stores or when it can be assumed that bottle age has changed their character for better or worse.
This archive is sorted into separate pages, linked in the list below, by country of origin (or, in the case of dessert, fortified and sparkling wines, by style). Within each file, notes are listed chronologically (most recent first). To navigate directly to the section you prefer, select any subject below.
For a quick overview of wine-tasting procedures, consult my Online Wine Tasting Course. For a simple, plain-English dictionary of the wine-tasting words and phrases that I use in these notes, check out my Wine Tasting Dictionary; and if you'd like help pronouncing wine-related words and phrases, have a look at Talking Grapes and Wine: A Wine Pronunciation Glossary.