Palate Calibration Exercise 2017 Tasting notes

These are the full tasting notes from each of the 55 people who took part in our ‘Palate Calibration Exercise’ 2017. For analysis of these notes and a full explanation of the PCE please see the PCE 2017 Results.

3/20

Andy Leslie, UK
Buy again: No. Value: Poor. Price paid: £10.99.  Read tasting notes

7/20

Martin Brown, UK
Buy again: No. Value: Poor. Price paid: £7.99.  Read tasting notes

8/20

Peter Webb, UK
Buy again: No. Value: Poor. Price paid: £10.99.  Read tasting notes

9/20

Paul Anderson, UK
Buy again: No. Value: Poor. Price paid: £7.99.  Read tasting notes

10/20

Name withheld (Male), UK
Buy again: No. Value: Average. Price paid: £7.99.  Read tasting notes

Rob Lockwood, UK
Buy again: No. Value: Average. Price paid: £7.99.  Read tasting notes

11/20

Tom Henderson, UK
Buy again: No. Value: Average. Price paid: £8.99.  Read tasting notes

Andrew Stevenson, UK
Buy again: No. Value: Average. Price paid: £7.99.  Read tasting notes

Name withheld (Female), UK
Buy again: No. Value: Average. Price paid: £10.99.  Read tasting notes

Name withheld (Female), UK
Buy again: No. Value: Average. Price paid: £20.00.  Read tasting notes

12/20

Eddie Davies, UK
Buy again: No. Value: Average. Price paid: £7.99.  Read tasting notes

Ian Sutton, UK
Buy again: No. Value: Average. Price paid: £11.99.  Read tasting notes

13/20

Mike Bartlett, UK
Buy again: No. Value: Average. Price paid: £7.99.  Read tasting notes

Cameron Clark, The Netherlands
Buy again: No. Value: Poor. Price paid: £8.40. Read tasting notes

Chris Dunlop, UK
Buy again: No. Value: Poor. Price paid: £8.99.  Read tasting notes

Alan George, UK
Buy again: Yes. Value: Average. Price paid: £7.99.  Read tasting notes

Claire George, UK
Buy again: Yes. Value: Good. Price paid: £7.99.  Read tasting notes

Mark Palmer, UK
Buy again: No. Value: Poor. Price paid: £10.99.  Read tasting notes

Mark Roper, UK
Buy again: No. Value: Average. Price paid: £8.00.  Read tasting notes

Name withheld (Female), UK
Buy again: Yes. Value: Average. Price paid: £8.99.  Read tasting notes

14/20

Nick Alabaster, UK
Buy again: No. Value: Poor. Price paid: £8.99.  Read tasting notes

Aaron Barnes, UK
Buy again: No. Value: Average. Price paid: £20.00.  Read tasting notes

Tom Cannavan, UK
Buy again: No. Value: Average. Price paid: £7.99.  Read tasting notes

Anthony Davies, UK
Buy again: No. Value: Average. Price paid: £7.99.  Read tasting notes

Paul Dollymore, UK
Buy again: No. Value: Average. Price paid: £7.99.  Read tasting notes

Carina Kjörling, Sweden
Buy again: Yes. Value: Good. Price paid: £10.30.  Read tasting notes

Alistair Scott, UK
Buy again: Yes. Value: Average. Price paid: £9.00.  Read tasting notes

Clare Simpson, UK
Buy again: Yes. Value: Average. Price paid: £7.99.  Read tasting notes

Uillaim Tait, UK
Buy again: Yes. Value: Good. Price paid: £8.99.  Read tasting notes

Name withheld (Female), UK
Buy again: No. Value: Average. Price paid: £8.99.  Read tasting notes

Name withheld (Male), Finland
Buy again: Yes. Value: Average. Price paid: £12.50.  Read tasting notes

14.5/20

Michael Warner, UK
Buy again: No. Value: Poor. Price paid: £7.99.  Read tasting notes

15/20

Rod Ashley, UK
Buy again: Yes. Value: Good. Price paid: £10.99.  Read tasting notes

Ray Queley, UK
Buy again: No. Value: Average. Price paid: £8.00.  Read tasting notes

Leah Vellam-Steptoe, UK
Buy again: Yes. Value: Average. Price paid: £20.00.  Read tasting notes

David Woodall, UK
Buy again: Yes. Value: Good. Price paid: £10.99.  Read tasting notes

Tim York, France
Buy again: No. Value: Poor. Price paid: £8.99.  Read tasting notes

Name withheld (Male), UK
Buy again: No. Value: Average. Price paid: £7.99.  Read tasting notes

Name withheld (Male), Australia
Buy again: Yes. Value: Good. Price paid: £12.00.  Read tasting notes

Name withheld (Male), UK
Buy again: No. Value: Good. Price paid: £7.99.  Read tasting notes

Name withheld (Female), UK
Buy again: Yes. Value: Good. Price paid: £8.99.  Read tasting notes

15.5/20

Paul Armstrong, UK
Buy again: No. Value: Average. Price paid: £7.99.  Read tasting notes

16/20

Zoe Fisher, UK
Buy again: Yes. Value: Good. Price paid: £7.99.  Read tasting notes

Name withheld (Female), France
Buy again: Yes. Value: Good. Price paid: £10.00.  Read tasting notes

16.5/20

Joseph Mansfield, UK
Buy again: Yes. Value: Good. Price paid: £10.99.  Read tasting notes

17/20

Paul Crowe, UK
Buy again: No. Value: Average. Price paid: £8.99.  Read tasting notes

Laura Falk, USA
Buy again: Yes. Value: Good. Price paid: £12.00.  Read tasting notes

Name withheld (Male), UK
Buy again: Yes. Value: Good. Price paid: £7.99.  Read tasting notes

Name withheld (Male), UK
Buy again: No. Value: Average. Price paid: £7.99.  Read tasting notes

18/20

Name withheld (Male), UK
Buy again: Yes. Value: Average. Price paid: £7.99.  Read tasting notes

The 2012 Vintage mini-PCE

Matthieu Guinard, Finland
Score: 12.0. Buy again: No. Value: Average. Price paid: £12.45.  Read tasting notes

Alan Simpson, UK
Score: 15.0. Buy again: Yes. Value: Average. Price paid: £7.99.  Read tasting notes

Name withheld (Male), UK
Score: 16.0. Buy again: Yes. Value: Average. Price paid: £8.99.  Read tasting notes

Mahmoud Ali, Canada
Score: 16.5. Buy again: Yes. Value: Good. Price paid: £11.60.  Read tasting notes

Christopher Loomis, USA
Score: 16.5. Buy again: Yes. Value: Good. Price paid: £12.00.  Read tasting notes


Go to PCE 2017 Results.


 

2 comments

  1. I also tried the 2012. An absolute brett bomb! With enough air it became more civilised, and overall it’s better balanced and interesting than the ’13. But I still struggle to go much above 14 for overall quality. Let’s call it 14.5, and not great value at full price, more acceptable with enough discount.

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