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The Official Wine Thread

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by audiophilia, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. Cary Grant

    Cary Grant Well-Known Member

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    Not anything close to that price here. I'd buy a case at your price.

    Mind you, I said 2007.
     
  2. b1os

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    Yeah, I think '09 is the current vintage that's widely available. 07 online for 7€. Does it need the extra age or do you think the '09 is fine (or is the '07 vintage generally superior)?
     
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  3. Cary Grant

    Cary Grant Well-Known Member

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    Correction on the price- I confused what I paid for this with another bottle- so price was similar to what you pay- and at that price this wine is a good value.

    As far as age- tempranillo (good tempranillo) seems to be able to take age forever. - I'm no fan of necro wines, just don't have the time or resources to waitr 20 years on everything. Crianza is made to be drunk after its two-year wait at the maker... I had a bottle of this in 2010 and it was very nice; this bottle, IIRC is better. Now wow better but very good.

    2007 was supposedly a very good year for the grape/region.
     
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  4. patrickBOOTH

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    Very good wine. It was cheap ~$14. Very, very acidic, dark fruit 12.5% alcohol. Will pick up more.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. djblisk

    djblisk Well-Known Member

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    Can someone school me on Brunellos?
     
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    First 2012 Donnhoff pre-orders open at Crush... Time to empty out my wallet.
     
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  7. djblisk

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    Which one?
     
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    Leistenberg, Kirscheck, Felsenberg, Bruecke, Hermannshoehle. No GGs yet, mostly Spaetlese.
     
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    Gaziano & Girling, n00b.
     
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  11. gomestar

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    it's one of the pinot blancs, i believe
     
  12. b1os

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    :laugh:

    @Indesertum: Großes Gewächs
     
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  13. chrisbunnington

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    There's a lot to talk about here. What do you want to know?
    I work in an Italian restaurant with a big list of Brunellos, I can probably answer most of your questions. I'm on my way to work now but I'll happily write some stuff later.
     
  14. coolpapa

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    I went to a tasting a few months ago for a bunch of Vallana wines, a half dozen or so from the 50s and 60s. The tasting was hosted by Marina and Francis Vallana (two of the grandchildren of Antonio Vallana) who provided a great context for the wines and their family's history. I was amazed at how youthful and fresh the wines were, even at half a century. This was the first time I'd had nebbiolo from Alto Piemonte and after the tasting picked up a case of the 2004 Gattinara. These wines are well made, elegant, and long lived. Having said that, the Campi Raudii is a youthful fruity wine made in a more modern style.
     
  15. patrickBOOTH

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    I enjoyed it very much. The acid is what stood out to me. It could be I am just very used to French wines.
     
  16. erictheobscure

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    I'm guessing the New York oenophiles already got the news, but Zachy's is running a 20% off sale on all French wines in preparation for Bastille Day. Seemed worth mentioning here.
     
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    zachys is super slow

    pulled the trigger on 8 bottles of nv champs..

    going to have a tasting or two with friends
     
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  18. gomestar

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    the good news is Zachy's is regular retail on French wines for the next few days.
     
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    indesertum Well-Known Member

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    so their retail prices went up?

    :( i put almost the same items at sherry lehman and it was only $15 more expensive
     
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    Cool. Don't know much but do know that I like Brunellos and Nero da Avolas I think. This one was very good to me. I bought 3 bottles but so pricey. [​IMG]
     

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