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^^ Troll has been burned in car thread. Troll is trolling. Look at Dumb Threads for proof. I don't post there, but he trashes me there to engender abuse in other threads. Again, everyone, I am just here to discuss wine.

The troll aside:

Execution of the style implies that a region outside of the traditional region of the grape shows characteristics that reflect its indigenous style when tasted. But everyone knows that.

Please keep close watch on how he trolls me in this thread. Please don't join in. I'm here to discuss wine. When he makes stupid comments in the car thread, he comes here seeks buddies to support his trolling. Again, please don't join in. Just look at his post history for proof.

I'm here to discuss how I felt this wine reflected its traditional region very well. I noted that I wasn't sure how long it was open and some characteristics may have developed apart from what I have tried may have developed but I didn't experience them. I only drank 3/4 of a glass and thought it was great.

I'm doing a lot of work to simply participate as a respectful member of this fora, my posts don't offend or abuse anyone. I'm going to continue reporting the troll's posts, as he is without merit trying to undermine me here, even though I have sent him numerous private messages to leave me alone. I hope he eventually leaves me alone, I'd love to discuss wine with folks with a similar interest. Please let this pass, it will die sooner if nobody supports the troll Piobaire.
Edited by idfnl - 1/14/13 at 7:22pm
post #15062 of 18026
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Maybe you should avoid wine & smores satisfied.gif

I didn't catch any candy-ness at all, in fact it was rather tart. Did you sample that year?
Not sure about the vintage but have had, alas, a few. A dear friend is a friend of Pete's, loves his wines, and knows I like eye-tal so there you go...
post #15063 of 18026
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Those are probably tartrate crystals, which are relatively common.

i've seen them in whites on multiple occasions, especially unfiltered whites.




but in a '97 Brunello, this was a first.
post #15064 of 18026
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Not sure about the vintage but have had, alas, a few. A dear friend is a friend of Pete's, loves his wines, and knows I like eye-tal so there you go...

Per my unfortunate post above, the wine pairing only offered me a 3/4 of a glass so I'm not sure if something developed unpalatable. I won't buy more than I anticipated, though. The somm gave me a contact, but I'll try a bottle full thru, thanks for the heads up.
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i've seen them in whites on multiple occasions, especially unfiltered whites.




but in a '97 Brunello, this was a first.
My late 90's Mocali's have all had them IIRC
post #15066 of 18026
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

i've seen them in whites on multiple occasions, especially unfiltered whites.




but in a '97 Brunello, this was a first.

Seen it a few times on reds. Think it's more likely in unfiltered, unfined wines that were not cold stabilized as the tartrates will bind to other stuff in the wine and can get mostly removed by any of those processes.
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

i've seen them in whites on multiple occasions, especially unfiltered whites.




but in a '97 Brunello, this was a first.
They're present in red wines, but will usually precipitate out and mix with the other sediment, so you don't notice them. They frequently show up on the bottom of the cork if the wine has been stored upside down at some point. A lot of my wine was stored upside down for many years due to space constraints and I see this often.
post #15068 of 18026
Thread needs less whine and more wine.
Edited by Manton - 1/15/13 at 9:41am
post #15069 of 18026
I'm trying to try cru Beaujolais whenever I run across them in my attempt to find good wines that I can afford. So far, so good. Last night I tried this:



(Sorry, image plundered from Astor Wines; didn't feel like digging through my recycling bin to snap a photo.)

Thought it was tasty for $19.
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People here know where more than I do about cru B but I think it's a great deal and also a wine that's good to introduce noobs into wine with.
post #15071 of 18026
I dunno, for $19 I think I would always reach for an entry level Drouhin instead.
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i think it's best to enjoy cru B for the enjoyment of cru B, not as a replacement of Burgundy or something like that.



I do enjoy cru Beaujolais, but I don't find myself drinking it alot. I have no idea or reason why.
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I think I've posted pics of that bottling I've been buying for $13 or $14 and finding quite enjoyable. A Morgon.
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i think it's best to enjoy cru B for the enjoyment of cru B, not as a replacement of Burgundy or something like that.

I do enjoy cru Beaujolais, but I don't find myself drinking it alot. I have no idea or reason why.

True to a degree, but many of the things I enjoy about Burgundy can be found in Cru B for a much more reasonable price. Not going to replace Burgundy of course, but as something I can afford to drink more often? Dollar for dollar, you can get a lot more for your money in Cru B, with some similar characteristics to Burgundy. There's something to be said for that.

Now, as Manton said, you can always just go for an entry level Drouhin or whatever. But you could also spend $30 and get a Cru B that is an impressively elegant wine. Hard to find that in Burgundy.

I had a Guy Breton Regnie 2009 recently that was just wonderful.

Granted, there are definitely better values out there. But I do enjoy something a bit lighter like Cru B or Burgundy.
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I think I've posted pics of that bottling I've been buying for $13 or $14 and finding quite enjoyable. A Morgon.

Not sure I saw that--what was it?
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