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Book 1

Category for all posts of wine labels and their texts from wine book number 1, from late 1998 – Christmas 2004, all of which are indexed here.

Very pleasant way of celebrating my 29th birthday – completing the set of Latour 1975s! Found this on eBay, and a pretty good piece …

Got this as a freebie after taking part in a Focus Group for the 35 South brand, at LBS. Most of the low-price (mainly …

Trying to complete the Valduero set! Not as good VFM here, but good drinking over several days. On opening, banana on nose, giving quickly …

Good value, easy drinking Old World wine. Medium bodied, with acid rather than tannic structure. Lightly oaked aromas of red fruit (?strawberry?). Somewhat fruity …

At first pass I thought this may have been “corked”, but quickly remembered a description of Hunter Valley Aussie Semillon as having “burnt toast” …

Decided to see what the Aussie branded wine industry was doing to move “upmarket” (this one comes in its own cardboard box per bottle…). …

So finally got around to tasting one of the other of Reiner Probst’s wines bought when in Breisach-am-Rhein, rowing. This was orange gold in …

Not a big-name Rioja in UK at all, but bought in Madrid airport on the recommendation of the “Guia Penin”, the Spanish equivalent of …

I had drunk this a couple of times before so had to get some when in Banyoles. Served in 2004 with lots of Italian …

The soft texture and flavour were the remarkable facets of this Burgundy villages – supple texture with just a gentle bite of tannin, making …