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The Languedoc region has a lot of duds, but some amazing values I have found. I have had a ton of great $9 bords, but a bunch of $7 ones go down the drain. I have recently found some great below $15 walla walla, wa values as well.
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$7 and #41 on WS Top 100 this year:
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For the money? Never had better.

This is actually a favourite of my father-in-law. Have you had the Classico Ripasso or the straight Valpolicella?

Tonight we're doing a 2000 Chateau de Chantegrive. Really felt like an earthy Bordeaux and the fellah at the wine place I frequent recommended this- I'm realising that one has to spend at least $40 to get anything that doesn't taste like piss out of Bordeaux (in BC, anyway).
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The Languedoc region has a lot of duds, but some amazing values I have found.

Understatement. Almost didnt buy it for that reason.

Value is definitely there, problem is sometimes you have to try 3 or 4 shitters to find one. Loire red is best value in France IMO, the nice part is the consistency is there so you don't fail very often.

Rhone Villages can sometimes be great value, but when you hit a shitter its as if you bought a bottle of pepper infused poo juice.

Value in general is outside of France.
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Value in general is outside of France.

I disagree strongly.
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From the other night:

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Here's a mag I recently cracked:

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Not so long ago:

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Tasting a bit ago:

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Re: Pio's chianti. I was skeptical but found this to be pretty good. Plenty of acidity that should give it some years.
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I disagree strongly.

I disagree more strongly.
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but he's right and you're wrong
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but he's right and you're wrong

Who and who

And regardless, please explain your response. Interesting debate.
Edited by idfnl - 12/8/12 at 6:31pm
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Understatement. Almost didnt buy it for that reason.
Value is definitely there, problem is sometimes you have to try 3 or 4 shitters to find one. Loire red is best value in France IMO, the nice part is the consistency is there so you don't fail very often.
Rhone Villages can sometimes be great value, but when you hit a shitter its as if you bought a bottle of pepper infused poo juice.
Value in general is outside of France.

I agree it can be a minefield in some regions but disagree strongly with your view that value wines are not to be found. Pretty much anything from Kermit, Louis/Dressner or Neal Rosenthal is going to be good and the majority of their portfolios are reasonably priced.
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Sipping this while waiting for dinner to be done... '11 Huet demi-sec from Le Mont. So nicely balanced between acidity and sweetness. It will accompany Robuchon's guinea fowl with roast potatoes brilliantly.

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Drank some 2002 Lopez de Heredia Bosconia Reserva with dinner tonight. I thought it was a great wine--balanced and elegant without any obtrusive characteristics.
Edited by erictheobscure - 12/8/12 at 11:44pm
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You should try Chapoutier's Bila-Haut. Quite good.

This
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

Value in general is outside of France.

I find the opposite, especially Rhones. Les Figues, Bila Haut, Valeria, Galaves, and on and on. Super wines for around a tenner.
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I have recently found some great below $15 walla walla, wa values as well.

Which ones did you like? Many thanks.
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