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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.

Apparently a silver medallist according to Tesco. Lightly oaky with rich dark fruit aroma. Smooth blackcurrant flavour with some tannin dryness? Very drinkable whatever.

First drank this in Tiger Tiger, Haymarket. Oak ageing combined with deep red fruit comes through on the nose as rice pudding (hot) with …

Very unusual Chardonnay – almost demi-sec. Very deep golden colour which suggested either late harvest or longer barrel ageing. Light vanilla on the nose, …

Lightly oaky aroma with lemony citrus hint to the passion fruit nose. Clean and smooth flavour. Went well with asparagus and Hollandaise sauce, as …

This was the wine which introduced me to Muscat de Beaumes de Venise – and to dessert wines with food (crème brulée which it …

Yeastiness combines nicely in aroma with redcurrants. On the tongue it has a degree of tarriness / liquoriceness alongside the typical light fruitiness of …

Rich dark fruit (mainly blackcurrant), but with a jamminess. Light vanilla oak, and bizarrely this left an appley aroma at the end, reminiscent of …

Drank, the ’96 in ’99 and was very smooth and very drinkable. Supposed to be good for 10 years though… Spicy on the nose …

Yet to find a better bargain. Not the greatest Rioja – but for <£5 it certainly is. Very oaky so needs to breathe for …

Redcurrant, strawberry and a hint of yeast / bread aromas. Reasonable degree of acidity on the tongue, but with lots of fruit and a …