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post #106 of 2027
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In the vein of Tokyo's post in the Fine Living forum, post the newest acquisitions to your cellar, fridge, or bar. We have more than enough members interested in serious libations to make this a very interesting thread.

I don't often venture out of the Men's Clothing forum, but unexpectedly being at a bit of a loose end tonight, I've stumbled across this great thread.

Huntsman, Piobaire - your collections sound stellar.


I don't have too many bottles myself, but am fortunate to have a good friend who belongs to the local university wine circle, so I get to go along to their tastings sometimes and he usually has some nice bottles around his place. Plus, he knows where to get a good bottle at a decent price. There's also a good wine cafe in the local area with regular new selections and tastings, so I keep up to speed a bit with that too.

My own wine "cellar", such as it currently is, is limited to about 40 odd bottles only and is heavily focused onto stuff I expect to drink relatively soon rather than long-term investments. I do try to be fairly selective about what I keep in stock though. The bored/interested can see what I currently have here.

Fairly recent pic thumbnailed below.

The most recent additions not pictured have been a few bottles of 2000 Chanoine champagne.

post #107 of 2027
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Welcome, HF -- Nice collection you have there! I especially like that Gewurtz. Stunning wine. ~ Huntsman
post #108 of 2027
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Welcome, HF -- Nice collection you have there! I especially like that Gewurtz. Stunning wine.

~ Huntsman

Thank you for the welcome. I opened a bottle of it the other week, to go with a spicy chicken curry. Complemented it quite beautifully.

I described the wine at the time as almost "baroque" in style - so over-the-top flowery and full of ornamentation! It's very good, though I couldn't drink it all the time I think.
post #109 of 2027
Still no Irish
post #110 of 2027
Had a tricky choice of wine over dinner last night - I had mushroom risotto & then pork belly, whereas she picked scallops & smoked haddock. Momentary hesitation over the wine list & then our eyes simultaneously alighted on a white Rioja - Luis Canas 2007.

Not a pricey bottle, but it worked rather nicely with both sides of the meal. Lemony, with some more tropical notes in there too, but then a bit of toastiness and then a fairly lengthy structured finish (I'm putting that down to the barrel fermentation I think). Very nice, esp. for the lowish price. I'm not overly familiar with white Rioja but this one's a fairly versatile white suitable for both simple delicate seafood & a fatty white meat like pork belly.

What other examples should I look at if I wanted to explore white rioja further?
post #111 of 2027
Gewurtzstraminer is pretty much the only white wine grape I drink. The one I drink is called "Hugel" and it looks similar to Holdfast's bottle?

It is much more powerful and complex then your average Sauvignon Blanc (which is consumed at a hellish rate here in Australia) and I like the fact that almost all Gewurtz has that hint of lychee to the nose but tastes completely different to what you would expect.

Recently I just bought a bottle of single barrel batch of Laphroaig- yummy it's even more petey than normal.
post #112 of 2027
Bought some Crown and some Wild Turkey tonight.
post #113 of 2027
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Bought some Crown and some Wild Turkey tonight.
I think Turkey 101 was the first bourbon I got completely hammered off of. The burn is so great.
post #114 of 2027
Went shopping today...




A decent haul at a decent price.
post #115 of 2027
Just got Cadenhead's Old Raj dry gin.
post #116 of 2027
Very nice Holdfast!

No pictures yet, as it won't be delivered until November but last night I bought:

3 x Peay 2006 Les Titans Syrah
3 x Peay 2006 La Bruma Syrah
3 x Peay 2006 Scallop Shelf Pinot Noir
3 x Peay 2006 Pomarium Pinot Noir

I love Peay. Very, very Burgundy oldworld style. Their usual PN must bottle age 4-5 years before you start to think of drinking it. Wines built to last.
post #117 of 2027
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Very nice Holdfast!

Thanks! I'm delighted to have found a very knowledge and friendly merchant, specialising in relatively smaller growers, only about 45 minutes drive from me, who will also happily split cases up. The latter is important to me, since I don't have a massive budget, but also want to have some breadth and depth to my collection.

I was also tempted by the 85 Labegorce Zede Margaux he had just got in stock, but managed to resist buying too many bottles this time.


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No pictures yet, as it won't be delivered until November but last night I bought:

3 x Peay 2006 Les Titans Syrah
3 x Peay 2006 La Bruma Syrah
3 x Peay 2006 Scallop Shelf Pinot Noir
3 x Peay 2006 Pomarium Pinot Noir

I love Peay. Very, very Burgundy oldworld style. Their usual PN must bottle age 4-5 years before you start to think of drinking it. Wines built to last.

I wish I knew USA wines. But it's so much more cost-effective to get relatively decent Old World wines here that I just haven't been able to explore the US much. That sounds a lovely selection though, and I totally appreciate a pinot noir that has sufficient guts to age well.
post #118 of 2027
picked up a case of Shock Top bottles after work yesteday.
post #119 of 2027
Well, this thread inspired me to go out and buy some creme de violette and some sloe gin. That Aviation is very tasty.
post #120 of 2027
I just bought Blantons and the Balvenie 21. Both were purchased because of this message board. I used to hate what the MC forum made me do. This forum is giving me a run for my money.
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