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Book 2

Category for all posts of wine labels and their texts from wine book number 2, from early 2005 – mid-2007, all of which are indexed here.

Medium-light garnet core fading out to a distinctly brick rim. Didn’t decant this Gran Reserva, so bouquet development happened in the glass: from a …

Built this one up a bit in my own mind, which is always risky! And on pouring I got worried that this might be …

Since first tasting Taittinger at the end of their cellar tour, I’ve liked the light and elegant style of the NV. However, this bottle …

Good, but perhaps not as good as my raised expectations anticipated. Pale ruby core, fading to a wide, tawny rim. Medium-intensity almost ‘perfumed’ bouquet, …

Great decanting practice (much fine sediment), and a good lesson in how wines age (to medium tawny-brown, with yellowing rim), but that was about …

Weird and entertaining end to Easter (the Graham’s 1970 is out of sequence…). A bottle that had sat in my Grandfather’s cellar since 1965 …

Excellent prelude to Easter. Great combination of Bordeaux varieties, grown in Italian sun, with influence of US winemaking. Complexity, with ease of drinking. Only …

Had heard that Tasmania was getting a good reputation for Pinot Noir, by virtue of being further South than the rest of Australia, and …

Nice and dependable example of Cru Bordeaux. Well crafted, even if it wouldn’t set the world on fire. Deep garnet core, fading to a …

My first Washington State wine, courtesy of Diageo free product! Mature deep intensity colour: garnet-to-brick. On breathing, opened into toasty oak spice with eucalyptus …