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post #14986 of 17485
Super Tucsan. You eye-tie-o-philes...makers that just wanted to opt out of the DOCG? Sort of like a Burgundy producer growing Grenache?

Might have had a few drinks today.
post #14987 of 17485
basically, yes. Didn't like the rules, did their own shit, and did it well.



the one exception might be Sassicaia, which now has its own DOC or DOCG.
post #14988 of 17485
But don't they claim to be the first Super Tuscan?
post #14989 of 17485
idk. Maybe.
post #14990 of 17485
I think it's pretty cool, all in all. Deciding to go your own way and then forcing your quality to get sanctioned.
post #14991 of 17485
I thought it was more that they wanted to use grapes the wops considered foreign.
post #14992 of 17485
the wops made the rules
post #14993 of 17485
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

I thought it was more that they wanted to use grapes the wops considered foreign.

I think that's on target too, no? I mean, isn't Sassicaia basically a Bordeaux blend?
post #14994 of 17485
Went out today and got a case of single bottles to try and find a few for buying a case.

Ok for $13. Worthless upon open. Needed an hour to be drinkable, afterwards it developed some structure and flavors, nice acidic bite but chalkiness and it died off too quickly after it peaked. Too much merlot.



Edited by idfnl - 1/5/13 at 5:49pm
post #14995 of 17485
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

Me either, I searched for a wiki page and found this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cork_taint
Hmmm, 2 studies with a 10x difference in results. The WS study must have been testing for much smaller levels. The .7 still seems high but plausable, that's about 1 bottle every 8 1/2 cases.

Is this a serious post? Cork industry groups are probably as good a source about cork taint as cigarette groups are about lung cancer.
post #14996 of 17485
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Originally Posted by itsstillmatt View Post

Is this a serious post? Cork industry groups are probably as good a source about cork taint as cigarette groups are about lung cancer.

Can you substantiate what you say here? I was quoting what I read on the wiki page, so send an email to the author if you're really wondering.

Although you're trolling me, anecdotally I believe the % of corking we notice is probably less than the WS article. But you're trolling me so I know that that post above is the one that's not serious, because you're trolling me you don't really care what I really think because again, you're trolling me. So send an email to APCOR to complain about their research instead of trolling me itstillmatt, the one that everyone knows trolls because he's desperate for people to think he's really cool.
Edited by idfnl - 1/5/13 at 9:20pm
post #14997 of 17485
Are you off of your meds or something?
post #14998 of 17485
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Originally Posted by itsstillmatt View Post

Are you off of your meds or something?

No itsstillmatt, the troll. I'm trying to have a normal conversation about a wine related topic that you and Bhowie (who is timed out because he made an offensive comment about my mother here) is trying to derail thru unsubstantiated commentary which likely serves only the purpose of undermining me here.

Leave me alone, please. Post reported.
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post #15000 of 17485
^^ Troll # 2 appears. He's on ignore, but I am sure its an attempt to substantiate troll #1. I doubt it does, but these cool kids work together.

For the record, I'd just like to discuss wine, and I find corking an interesting topic. In my posts you'll see I never substantiated any research by any group. My only comment was that I feel 7% off wine bottles to be corked to be a lot. And I commented my experience is that I don't encounter 1 corked bottle per 12 bottle case. I also commented that it seems to me the WS article was testing for any level of corking, while the other research seems to indicate they are testing for corking an average wine drinker would notice.

It may be that there is some trace form of contamination in 7% of bottles, I just don't know and never said I did.

I've tried to be a responsible contributor to this thread beyond some silly proofreading errors or other mistakes, but the disrespect Piobaire, itsstillmatt and Bhowie show me here should not be something other members group in on. I would appreciate it if the other posters here would recognize this and not encourage their belligerence.
Edited by idfnl - 1/5/13 at 9:06pm
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