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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.

Technically not the same as PX from Jerez, but actually very similar in texture, compared with Malaga for example – this one’s from Montilla-Moriles …

Very pleasantly refreshing Chardonnay. Clean and crisp with lively acidity. If it had the minerality, it could be mistaken for a basic Chablis. Pale …

Bought in Spain, using my new copy of the Guia Penin – a cross between the detail of the Guide Hachette des Vins for …

So, my first bottle of Cos. And the first drink of a wine bought through an eBay auction. I was a little worried that …

Was worried that this was ageing too fast, due to poor temp control in my flat. Slight hint of brick-red at the edge suggested …

Another exploration white from the winery supposed to be Australia’s best at Marsanne, and a pretty decent example. Refreshing and easy drinking. Pale straw …

And this was another of the clear highlights of our tasting at Weingut Probst (the winemaker – Reiner – has signed the left page). …

[Signature: Reiner Probst]. A private tasting at a winemaker’s near our rowing training camp in Breisach-am-Rhein, on the Alsace border, and all the wines …

Another “different” white – again from Majestic – that has an interesting blend of freshness and flavour complexity. Made from the Cortese grape, although …

Second of 3 1997 US Chardonnays from Majestic’s “parcel”. This “Napa County Chardonnay” was quite different from the Oceana style, but still excellent VFM. …