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post #5326 of 17893
Last night I brought over a bottle of 04 Chateau Lagrange that I was hoping to store for a bit longer, but needed something last minute for dinner. Decanted two hours. Very consistent, medium body style. Great classic bordeaux bouquet with this leafy green and earthy element. I likened it to running around in a big, open garden. A touch of oak and licorice on the palate with dark fruits. Nice modern style, nice length.
post #5327 of 17893
Pity Ontario:

http://www.thestar.com/news/ontario/...ce-is-going-up

Quote:
While Premier Dalton McGuinty wants savings passed on to consumers, the LCBO has a policy of "social responsibility" which prevents them from bringing prices down to a level which would encourage alcohol abuse.

"It's counter-intuitive. Tax rates are decreasing because of the harmonization, but the prices on the shelf are actually going to be increased," warned one senior industry official, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to fear of retribution from the Liquor Control Board of Ontario.

"And that's going to surprise consumers. They should be expecting a reduction."

That's because the LCBO has quietly increased its mark-up by 7.5 per cent. On imported wines the mark-up has soared to 71.5 per cent from 64 per cent, and on domestic wines it has risen to 65.5 per cent from 58 per cent.

This "harmonized" sales tax is merely a refinement of the national sales tax. If I was paying attention properly, to the folks bitching back home, they've lowered the % of the tax but put it on more items and services, i.e. real estate sales. So booze should be dropping, as the tax will be lower...but instead, the LCBO is raising mark ups!
post #5328 of 17893
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post


An old friend. Very smokey, cinnamon and cola on the nose, jammy, smokey, peppery, cherry on the palate. Very light tannin, just enough for structure, and enough acid to cut through any food on your tongue.

Just nice.

UGH!! I hate you!!!!





post #5329 of 17893
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post
the '05 Corino Barolo is sensational

Don't know it.
post #5330 of 17893
Enjoying a nice young, ripe, feisty, and full bodied red Aussie....




Might have a glass of wine later....
post #5331 of 17893
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Originally Posted by tricota View Post
Enjoying a nice young, ripe, feisty, and full bodied red Aussie....




Might have a glass of wine later....

post #5332 of 17893
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Originally Posted by tricota View Post
Enjoying a nice young, ripe, feisty, and full bodied red Aussie....




Might have a glass of wine later....

Nice = Euphamism for "not a total dog"
Young = legal in AUS, not anywhere else
Ripe = does not believe in bathing
Feisty = means always wins the argument
full bodied = >200lbs
post #5333 of 17893
post #5334 of 17893
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Originally Posted by PandArts View Post

I don't know if this means the wine is going to be amazing or just that it means it's going to be fruit-heavy and light on terroir.
post #5335 of 17893
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Originally Posted by PandArts View Post

read this a while ago in my paper copy. Another vintage of the century. I'm interested in seeing how the prices fare this time around, especially in comparison to the 2005 vintage.
post #5336 of 17893
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Originally Posted by kwilkinson View Post
I don't know if this means the wine is going to be amazing or just that it means it's going to be fruit-heavy and light on terroir.

This!


Unless his palate has changed and he's reconsidered is opinion on the '82 vintage Or his skeptical position on the "mystical importance of terroir" After all he often said himself that C'est l'homme qui fait la difference"
post #5337 of 17893
killed a bottle of rioja tempranillo tonight. 2 euros for a bottle. it was delicous and paired perfectly with a nice robusto
post #5338 of 17893
"He says it will prove far superior to most vintages and not far off the quality of 2005 and 2000. Eighteen wines are given scores of 98 to 100, which is remarkable, even in a great vintage."

But the headline says "...best in decades..."
post #5339 of 17893
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Originally Posted by Cary Grant View Post
"He says it will prove far superior to most vintages and not far off the quality of 2005 and 2000. Eighteen wines are given scores of 98 to 100, which is remarkable, even in a great vintage."

But the headline says "...best in decades..."

It's this kind of wishy washy waffeling that keeps Parker 100% right a 100% of the time
post #5340 of 17893
Visit to the wine store tonight from some moderately priced daily drinkers (well...upper end of moderately priced, perhaps). Decided to try out some Frenchy wines I wasn't familiar with. Hope I picked good. Here we go: Broad shot of the haul: 3 reds (2 beaujolais, 1 cote du rhone), 3 whites (1 pouilly fuisse, 1 pouilly fume, 1 vouvray). A little closer on each: Tonight's bottle is the 2007 Bereziat Brouilly. Lots of pepper on the nose. Very light, but not insubstantial. This is not the cheap Beaujolais you drink for Thanksgiving. I like this very much. Pretty hot on the back end and the finish is not particularly long. But this is a refreshing light drinker and is priced accordingly ($16).
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