I am delighted that I avoided the lazy "as a runner.." in the above piece, that is nowadays all too often used to justify completely subjective views with the fake mandate that is assumed from all others in a similar state, as if the mere fact of being part of a group allows you assumed authority to pass off your own thoughts as representative of the collective. Just a bug bear of mine that I hear a lot of now ("As a radio listener.." perhaps I should have said?). Put away the soap box, John. As a blog reader I just don't want to hear it.
Wine of the week is a cracker - Kanonkop Paul Sauer 1999. Aromas of coffee, spice and berries, and of course blackcurrants. Great structure, not too powerful, just really well-balanced. A well-known Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc blend that won the silver award at the inaugural judging of South Africa’s champion Bordeaux Blend cellar at the Calyon Trophy. Kanonkop is a fantastic estate that reminds me why I like South African Bordeaux blend so much more than actual Bordeaux, most of the time.