Regarding dentists. Although my present NHS one is brilliant, I too was phobic for many years and ended up paying a heavy price with tooth loss ( another one, which helped secure my top dental plate, eventually fell out 10 days ago ) so do try and look after your teeth and gums as, please believe me, you won’t regret it as I now do !
@Winestwit, I’m seriously envious of your visit to Domaine Maby but great to hear you thoroughly enjoyed it !
@crocos , I can only agree, that Tavel of yours is a super wine.
Anyway, this here tonight…
…with a duck breast, parmentier potatoes and buttered sweetcorn ( which I had to scrape off the cob for reasons previously mentioned ). It’s a 2017 from Ormonde Cellars and from grapes grown in the Darling W.O. in South Africa. Ripe plums, blackberries and peppery spice on the nose and palate. Juicy, vibrant and lifted flavours thanks to its fresh acidity with resolved tannins providing a bit of food friendly grip. Very much a shiraz, as opposed to the almost Crozes-y 2015, but just as enjoyable all the same and £10 very well spent.
All the best everyone especially those of you with work commitments.