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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.

Cave de Tain l’Hermitage is the local cave co-operative and is supposed to be very reliable. [My mate Rob’s note] Initially sharp on the …

Dodgy label again… but very nice sweet white wine from Bordeaux – other side of the valley from Sauternes and less well known. Wine …

[Note by my mate Rob] Writing from memory, having drunk many bottles at various times in the past. Very fresh, crisp, clean fruity Sauvignon. …

Don’t remember this well enough to give much value on the analysis, but I think it was a lighter (Grenache base?), red fruit wine …

Very nice wine but not as good as I was expecting. I think some passion fruit and some grapefruit freshness on the nose. Not …

This is supposed to be the best producer in Châteauneuf (although it is actually bloody miles away from the town centre and difficult to …

Light and clean Sherry with degree of nuttiness and apple aromas. Pity Mike Riley drank the remaining 2/3 bottle (a litre bottle too…)

1994 – v. good year – wine has some smokiness on the nose, with light vanilla oakiness, and some blackcurrant. Some liquorice on the …

Aroma of (black or) redcurrant jam / jelly, with hint of oak deep down. Spicy flavour which matched up to a chilli-based dish well.

but was recommended to balance a tiramisu – and this sweet white wine did – not cloyingly sweet, but matched up to the flavour …