An exploration of wine

65. Bonny Doon Vineyard, Ceci n’est pas un Carignan, 2000

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Book 1 Wine 65

£8-10; 14%

The guy who makes this wine is apparently a complete loony. Whatever, it was a very drinkable one. Deep garnet colour with a hint of purple at the edge. Initially aromas of coffee and blackberry, but on standing developed what I initially thought was cedar, but later realised was plantain! Full bodied (14%) and deep flavour but balanced by red-cherry sour tinge. Long and spicy finish. Easy drinking.

[2004: just bought a book of Magritte paintings, and finally understand the extent of the label influence!]

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