Georgie Birkett, 27, an illustrator from Brighton, West Sussex The bottle looks attractive overall and the label design is smart though uninspiring. The label describes the wine as having flavours of blackberries and toasty chocolate. Well, the aroma was pleasant, the initial taste very much reminded me and my drinking companions of blackberries, as it was fruity and sharp like blackberry pie and I suppose the lingering aftertaste was a little chocolatey. This is definitely a wine for those cold winter days when you need something to warm you up. Normally, I'd go for a mellow red wine, like merlot, but I found this a nice change. It's quite heavy though, so I'd prefer it in small doses ­ perhaps with a meal. I normally don't spend more than a fiver on a bottle and this is just over that, so I'd probably buy it for special occasions. The smart label would look good on the table at dinner parties. Rating out of 25 ­ 17 {{DRINKS }}

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