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Book 1

A year after posting all the wines in Book 1, I suddenly realised that a Book 1 Index is probably a good idea, so …

Another from Steve to round-off Christmas lunch. This is from the “other” top Tokaji house of Hetszolo (vs. Royal Tokaji), so was good to …

Picked-up as a £20-off “bargain”. Ready to drink at Christmas 2004. Deep plum colour with garnet rim. Milk chocolatey or cocoa powder nose over …

Very enjoyable preface to Christmas lunch at Andrew’s, courtesy of Steve. A bottle he bought whilst holidaying in Meursault a few years before. Produced …

Mid-garnet colour with medium-broad rim. Definite maturity on the bottle’s colour. Medium-to-intense aroma of redcurrant jelly and something meaty, suggesting a good match for …

From the same batch as the ’97 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. Had this one in a work team meeting with Peter Thorburn (“exploring our products”…!). …

I could have sworn that I already had a Ravenswood label in here from a few years back (I think I drank some in …

Product of my first visit to Napa Valley, with my friend Emily. 38C on the verandah at the vineyard’s winery, on top of a …

Picked up en route to the Languedoc, going via Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Quite by chance Mum & I ran into the Fete de la Veraison that …

Another high-quality co-operative in Languedoc, who dominate production of good Cremant and Blanquette de Limoux. Did the cave visite in a bit of a …