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Originally Posted by b1os View Post

Task: Destroy all the wine glasses. Progress: 75% (3/4)
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Keep at it and you'll achieve 100%.
post #12917 of 18227
^I appreciate your faith in me!

Also, just - by coincidence - found Manton's Bordeaux posts. I'll read them tomorrow, thanks in advance, Mike!
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This is really nice. Needs 1-2 hours to really open up (until then too harsh tannins etc.). The wine is in harmony, no flavor is exaggerated. Quite sweet-ish overall. Strong/long aftertaste.
I also picked up a dozen new- and old-world wines with good discount. Will pick up a bottle or two more of the Gigondas, too, if they have more in stock. 11.99€ seems like a bargain.
Edited by b1os - 4/27/12 at 12:47pm
post #12919 of 18227
Ha, Gigondas for us too tonight...

To start a nice and bracing sauvignon blanc from the Loire: Clos Roche Blanche '10 from Roussel & Barrouillet:

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and currently getting a long breather, '08 Domaine Pallieres les Racines:

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Ha, Gigondas for us too tonight...
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Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it.
post #12921 of 18227
Anyone doing Paso this weekend? I have a sommelier friend there and I'm very jealous.
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I liked them both a lot. It's unbelievable that they have like 2g sugar per litre. The fruitiness makes them seem to sweet. There is a profound difference between them, though, which I think basically is old world vs new world (other than the grapes, of course). I've had a couple of Italian whites like pinot grigio (or German/alsacienne Grauburgunder/pinot gris) that I didn't really like. I actually began to think that I might not really like white wines. These here seem much more full, round and complex. Might also be the %. They have, IIRC, 13.5% and 14%, so pretty rich. All in all great value for 5.99€ each.
post #12923 of 18227
I love Italian whites.



Not really Pinot Grigio.
post #12924 of 18227
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I love Italian whites.
Not really Pinot Grigio.
Which grapes do you like, also which region? I've had one or two other whites that I didn't love either. I'm sure there are Italian whites I do like, just gotta find them.
I'm having problems describing (lack of lingo and translating taste into words) what I like or don't like so things get a little more complicated. My copy of Making Sense of Wine arrived yesterday, but I doubt it will help me differentiate flavor profiles (or will it?). I've read the prefaces so far and it seems nice.

What do you think of Mouton Cadets (Graves Rouge, Médoc, Saint Emillion)? The shop where I bought a few wines on friday still has some left. In general they are 20-30% cheaper than the cheapest online retailer. So pretty good prices. They also have Warwick (Trilogy, Three Cape Ladys, Professor Black) and Liversan Supérieur '06. I bought one bottle from each, but I'm thinking about buying one or two more of some before they're all sold out. Do you guys like these wines? As far as I know, Liversan seems solid and Warwick is good, too. I'm not sure about the Mouton Cadets, but at least the grapes they bought are from good areas.
Edited by b1os - 4/28/12 at 7:59pm
post #12925 of 18227
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

I love Italian whites.
Not really Pinot Grigio.

Arneis baby!
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Originally Posted by Cary Grant View Post

Arneis baby!
Sounds good, thanks!
post #12927 of 18227
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Originally Posted by b1os View Post

Sounds good, thanks!

Look for Malvira Winery.
Particularly the single vineyard bottles: http://www.malvira.com/pagine/eng/vini_mavira/gamma_vini_malvira_canale.lasso
Their Teuve is also icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

I like the white Vernaccia di San Gimignano Riserva DOCG as well.
post #12928 of 18227
Will do. Any experience with the wines I've mentioned above?
post #12929 of 18227
I like pinot grigio well enough as a a "hot-outside-sit-on-the-deck" wine... but we typically opt for Spanish whites in that situation. Pares Balta's (Barcelona) Blanc de Pacs is nice.
post #12930 of 18227
^I meant w/r/t the Mouton Cadet Réservés (and Warwick, and Liversan). Right now, I focus on anything but Spaniards. They've disappointed me so far.

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de Gras (MontGras) Reserva, Cab Sauv/Syrah, '09 (Chile)
Quite nice. Big fruit.

And a glass of them:

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Amaral (MontGras) Sauv Blanc '10 (Chile)
Again, big fruit. I'm quite sure I noticed passionfruit (it's not like pure passionfruit @kyle, but it's definitely there. quite happy I was able to grasp a note, even though it's not even listed in the "official" tasting notes)
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Btw, I picked up an $11 Syrah from de la Bastide. I am hoping it is another good low-price find. Will report back.

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Domaine La Bastide, Syrah, '09. Not really convinced. It's not bad, but it's lacking complexitiy, imo. Aftertaste isn't very exciting, too. Overall it's ok for the price. How did you like it, pB? BTW, I paid 6.5$. tongue.gif I'll taste it again tomorrow and decide whether I get more.
Edited by b1os - 4/29/12 at 4:35pm
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