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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.

I liked it, however it wasn't as good as their Cote Du Rhone blend. I would say it is excellent if you got it for $6.50.
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One of the really neat things about going to a wine region where people are fairly committed to certain basic natural winemaking principles is the ease of tasting and identifying the mark of terroir in the wines. For example, here in the Waipara Valley (NZ), native ferments are pretty much the norm, and in every single pinot noir I've tried here (a lot), there is a certain common taste and smell that I get. Its extraordinary to me, who hasn't experienced something like that before. Its a certain earthy, vaguely mushroomy taste that I am fairly certain is a characteristic of the species of yeast thats indigienous to the area. Pretty cool stuff to observe amongs the 15 hour workdays. Remember! Someone busts their ass to make that wine you're drinking!
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One of the really neat things about going to a wine region where people are fairly committed to certain basic natural winemaking principles is the ease of tasting and identifying the mark of terroir in the wines. For example, here in the Waipara Valley (NZ), native ferments are pretty much the norm, and in every single pinot noir I've tried here (a lot), there is a certain common taste and smell that I get. Its extraordinary to me, who hasn't experienced something like that before. Its a certain earthy, vaguely mushroomy taste that I am fairly certain is a characteristic of the species of yeast thats indigienous to the area. Pretty cool stuff to observe amongs the 15 hour workdays. Remember! Someone busts their ass to make that wine you're drinking!

This is interesting. I had a Pinot from the Waipara Valley last week. I thought it was great. The nose, like you mentioned was very interesting, not really a fruit that I could associate it with, but it had that same mushroomy finish. I have experienced this actually in a Pommard that I had recently as well. The Pommard was three times the price of the Waipara Valley Pinot (Can't remember the producer).
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This is interesting. I had a Pinot from the Waipara Valley last week. I thought it was great. The nose, like you mentioned was very interesting, not really a fruit that I could associate it with, but it had that same mushroomy finish. I have experienced this actually in a Pommard that I had recently as well. The Pommard was three times the price of the Waipara Valley Pinot (Can't remember the producer).

Which was it? The best I've had so far has probably been the Black Estate 2009, though I haven't had any Pegasus Bay yet. I should mention that many of the Charonnays that I've had here have been very good as well.
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Which was it? The best I've had so far has probably been the Black Estate 2009, though I haven't had any Pegasus Bay yet. I should mention that many of the Charonnays that I've had here have been very good as well.

I can't recall, but I can find out. I was surprised though. It was the first and only NZ wine I have had.
post #12936 of 17886

LOL. I'd never spend more than $15 for a bottle of wine. I'm repping this wine for couple of years now... 

 

http://www.winealign.com/wines/22453-Obikwa-Cabernet-Sauvignon-2011

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go away.
post #12938 of 17886
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go away.

No, I'm with him. I wish we'd have had that one instead of the DRC we had last week. What swill that was.
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I will, however, admit that I'd have been more excited if that DRC only cost $8.95.
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Why are various places on the internet touting May 3rd as Languedoc Day? I'm sure the right answer is that it's a marketing gimmick. But does this gimmick have a specific origin?

Not sure if I'll be a lapsed or observant Languedocian today.
post #12941 of 17886
Some good values there, but stay way from the pinots.
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This one had very slight cork. It pretty much vanished after some breathing. I liked it the best after the third day, but overall it's nothing fancy. For 9,99€ it's fine, but I think there is better Bord for 15€ out there. Anyhow, I still have a bottle or three, so I can try more and probably change my mind. 2006 wasn't the best year, so this might be a reason for the not so complex wine?

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Definitely on the acidic side. Benefits from some breathing. Don't drink to cold either. It's still pretty acidic, but in a refreshing way. Slight taste of alcohol, but overall still nice.
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I did a little wine ordering for a conference I was at this week. I'm on the BoD of an industry group and I arranged for what was served at our two hosted receptions. The wine has been notably crappy for the last two years but this year everyone was complimenting the organizer on the wine choices. She gave all credit to me and it was cool. smile.gif
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This one had very slight cork. It pretty much vanished after some breathing. I liked it the best after the third day, but overall it's nothing fancy. For 9,99€ it's fine, but I think there is better Bord for 15€ out there. Anyhow, I still have a bottle or three, so I can try more and probably change my mind. 2006 wasn't the best year, so this might be a reason for the not so complex wine?

Are you sure it was cork? There are much much better bords for 15 Euro, even for 10. Most of those values are on the right bank and entre de mer. 2006 was no 2005, or 2000, but it is better than 2007's that I have had. 2009's are awesome.
post #12945 of 17886
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I did a little wine ordering for a conference I was at this week. I'm on the BoD of an industry group and I arranged for what was served at our two hosted receptions. The wine has been notably crappy for the last two years but this year everyone was complimenting the organizer on the wine choices. She gave all credit to me and it was cool. smile.gif

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