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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.

Decided I was missing a lot of complex whites in my collection & experiences, so found this in the shop across the road. An …

Surprising lack of depth / concentration for a 1996 Rioja. Especially for a Reserva. Nevertheless quite enjoyable. Garnet colour. Slightly toasty notes over cassis …

Another JWS bargain! A first class Tokaji as my first, and pretty good too. Copper colour (but deeper than the label print). Aromas of …

2nd wine of Château Lafite. Another courtesy of J&B. Stood up OK to venison stew for Christmas 2003. Deep red-purple colour, but even to …

A good, solid Cabernet Sauvignon. Missing a little complexity but a fine example of the 1990s investment in Chilean wine-making. Dark, deep colour. Initial …

Bright yellow-gold colour, reflecting the concentration from the part-dried Muscat raisined grapes. As expected, pronounced citrus aromas – more lemony than the pure orange …

The second sparkler in our Wine & Cheese event, and an embarrassment for the French – a French, non-Champagne sparkling wine! A blend of …

This was the first of three sparkling wines at the Wine & Cheese Club’s Sweet & Sparkling event, and it showed-off New World sparklers …

Another random discovery at my parents house (where they’d picked this up cheap at Waitrose…). Brilliant golden colour suggested a degree of maturity, and …

Writing a bit from memory (because getting the label off was evidently a challenge!): a classic Californian Napa Cab – the 4 Americans I …