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How much age do you have to get on a bottle for it to be ready? If it's the wine I'm thinking of doesn't it have a fair amount of a highly tannic grape in its blend? Tannat? I first ran into that grape visiting Paso (no hate please) and looked it up at that time.
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well we had a 2002 sunday night and it was fine. Top producer in teh region, I am told. Over the summer I was drinking a 2006 but on the lower end and it also was fine.
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Must try and accomplish that this weekend. What did you have it with, K?
Tuna, kind of nicoise-ish.
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Nice to see Kyle poasting again.
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well we had a 2002 sunday night and it was fine. Top producer in teh region, I am told. Over the summer I was drinking a 2006 but on the lower end and it also was fine.

Any names to look for in Madiran? How oaky?
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Montus is the best one, apparently. Over the summer I was enjoying Peyros.

Not oaky at all. I have very limited experience however.

I also found the "tannic beast" reputation overstated but 2006 is the youngest I have had so far and it was a low-end wine so may have matured early.
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Thanks - I've never tried one before.

I see '06 Montus is available locally so I may give it a try. Sounds like an early decant is in order to get it to open up.
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Thoughts on drinking window for 2008 Maison Champy Volnay 1er Cru Taillepieds?
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i haven't had much Champy, but I love older Burgs and I'd love to try that with a decade of age.
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Pic stolen frominterwebz, but drank this tonight. 2010. So good.

i've had some excellent wine from this producer.
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Okay, I've gotten seven emails and a phone call about this link: http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/47926#.UQA6JceZZ4w.twitter

All these emails and the phone call were from Ontario Canucks. Why? One sentence out of the entire article:
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Canada's Ontario district is acquiring critical mass, i.e., enough producers, vineyards, vintages and winemaking experience to be on the verge of another order of success.
post #15146 of 17734
Another Montus tonight inlove.gif
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Sheez, I gotta get on this Madiran train and see what all the fuss is about.
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Hm- BCL down the road has 7 bottles of 06 Montus. I'll grab one tomorrow for the weekend.


Can anyone recommend any good (value) white Burgundy? I keep seeing references to them in cookbooks but I've yet to try one.
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Sheez, I gotta get on this Madiran train and see what all the fuss is about.

Seriously. Not usually a fan of big reds, but thinking I should give these a shot... Wine searcher doesn't show any near me though unfortunately, will have to look a bit harder frown.gif
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Can anyone recommend any good (value) white Burgundy? I keep seeing references to them in cookbooks but I've yet to try one.
What do you mean by good value?

Because, at the ~$11-$15 range there are plenty of nice Macons, AOC Chablis, and a few Bourgogne Blancs. For a really special wine with character that won't break the bank, Macon Verze by Leflaive is about $35 and always excellent.
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