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post #14776 of 18059
I like Lescalle. I don't know what Cuvée Emmanuel Tessandier is.
post #14777 of 18059
http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2012/12/suspect-identified-in-brunello-winery-attack
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La Repubblica said the suspect was a former Case Basse employee, whom investigators had located in an unspecified area of Montalcino.

Any link to organized crime had been ruled out. Instead, the newspaper said, the crime appeared to be an act of retaliation by the former worker, and "the final word on the ugly affair" was expected in the next few days.
post #14778 of 18059
guy should be be punished with a 1.5L bottle up the ass.
post #14779 of 18059
I've really been digging into (2001-2000) Bords- I limit myself to $50 knowing full well that the same bottle is $20 15 minutes away. Does anyone have experience paying Canadian duty on wines if you don't spend the required two days in the US? Might be worth it to bring a bottle or two of really nice stuff up.
post #14780 of 18059
I bring a fair bit back but have never been assessed duty on wines I've brought back myself. I've always been up front that I was importing and have simply been waived through although I do this after trips longer than 48 hrs. I never bring more than a case back.

I don't know which province you're in, but if you're from BC and like older yet inexpensive Bordeaux there is a great little import company that brings in such a thing: Rooftop Cellars - they import petit chateaux from recent to 15 years old for around $30 a bottle, cru bourgeois and grand crus are more expensive, but they are a great source for older wines that never make the shelves of the BCLDB. Their sister company is a good source of interesting Italian wines too.
post #14781 of 18059
So a friend has six of these, bought by his father when first released to keep for their 50th but neither of them can drink now. I'm told not the best year... he's planning to sell at least three... his dad thought he had twelve but they have yet to find the other six in the cellar. Bottles were well stored for the duration.

Thoughts?


post #14782 of 18059
well, 1969 is reputed to be a terrible vintage. I've never had a bottle of any '69 so I could not say from experience.

Also, Margaux was at that time being run badly, after years of underinvestment by the family. It wasn't until 1978 that the greek family whose name I can't spell bought it and the wines started to get good.

So, for those two reasons, I would either avoid or buy only if you get a really, really low price and you just want to take a flyer.
post #14783 of 18059
w/s says lowest US price is $225/bottle. I would not pay that for it unless someone I trusted told me he had tasted it recently and it was good. I might pay $50 for it, or $100 on the outside. But the family could probably get more than that from a retailer who knows he can re-sell it based on the Margaux name alone.
post #14784 of 18059
^^Merci
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Getting very heavily into my "Bordolese" style wines from Veneto ATM. Can say hands down that the one in the centre is a truly wonderful drop for the price and is a true Bordeaux mix of Cab.Sauv., Franc, Merlot and Malbec - and the top one they produce (Capo Di Stato) was once confused by De Gualle to be a Bordeaux apparently - hence the name. It's a good thing really, as finding affordable French wine in this country is a nightmare.
post #14786 of 18059
Any suggestions for what I should be looking for in a sparkling wine for <$20 bottle? Have been asked to get a case for a pre-wedding party and sparkling wines are probably the most glaring hole in my wine knowledge. Would prefer something off-dry.

Any suggestions for styles or regions to be looking at for decent QPR are much appreciated--like I said, I know nothing about sparkling wine. Am in New York, so any specific store suggestions are also appreciated. Will probably head to Chambers St or Astor after work.
post #14787 of 18059
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

Any suggestions for what I should be looking for in a sparkling wine for <$20 bottle? Have been asked to get a case for a pre-wedding party and sparkling wines are probably the most glaring hole in my wine knowledge. Would prefer something off-dry.
Any suggestions for styles or regions to be looking at for decent QPR are much appreciated--like I said, I know nothing about sparkling wine. Am in New York, so any specific store suggestions are also appreciated. Will probably head to Chambers St or Astor after work.

Tissot's Cremant du Jura "Extra Brut" NV. Just bought a bunch from Astor for xmas. $18.99 there or a buck more at CSW. Montborgeau Cremant du Jura also punches way above its weight.
post #14788 of 18059
Any of the entry level CA sparklers will be about that price, except Schrammsberg.
post #14789 of 18059
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Originally Posted by pscolari View Post

Tissot's Cremant du Jura "Extra Brut" NV. Just bought a bunch from Astor for xmas. $18.99 there or a buck more at CSW. Montborgeau Cremant du Jura also punches way above its weight.

Thanks! Will take a look at both of those.
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Any of the entry level CA sparklers will be about that price, except Schrammsberg.

True. Are any of them worth drinking? Seem to recall a discussion here just the other day about how most lower-priced CA wine is garbage smile.gif FWIW, I do like Schramsberg, though it is indeed outside the price range this time.
post #14790 of 18059
Roederer estate might be in the $19 range, and it is certainly not garbage (though, yes, almost all CA reds will be)
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