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The Official Wine Thread

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

  1. gomestar

    gomestar Well-Known Member

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    i have consumed very few spanish wines, most of these have been white, and oaky is not what comes to mind. a lot of them seemed quite similar to Italian whites, maybe a little brighter.
     
  2. b1os

    b1os Well-Known Member

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    @pB: I really hope that they won't make you pay the difference if the other bottles cost 1-2 USD more per bottle.
     
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  3. b1os

    b1os Well-Known Member

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    My parents lived over a year in Spain and they both can't stand Spanish whites due to their oakiness. That was 15-20 years ago though, maybe things have changed by now. So, if anyone has a really good Spanish white wine to recommend, I'd be grateful.
     
  4. gomestar

    gomestar Well-Known Member

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    i just pick up random albarinos, verdejos, ruedas, etc.
     
  5. Cary Grant

    Cary Grant Well-Known Member

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    The Pares whites are across the board very good. Especially the Blanc de Pas and Calcari.
    I sold about 4 cases of the Can Feixes the past few weeks. Customers kept asking for it FWIW.

    There is some truth to old world/new world in Spanish wines and their labels. "Contemporary" labels tend to be more modern in style, oakier, fruit bombs.... I still think Spain is the value to price leader.
    Pares
     
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  6. indesertum

    indesertum Well-Known Member

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    There's an oaky style of whites and non oaky style of white. A lot of the Rioja wineries do oak but the rias baixas ones tend not to be oaked. It's good to look up info first tho

    How much did you pay for the vieux telegraphe? I saw a bottle at $45 and I thought that was a great deal considering they go for $75
     
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  7. b1os

    b1os Well-Known Member

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    I paid 35 €. They usually go for 50 €+. So no 40-50% discount, but still pretty good.
     
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  8. audiophilia

    audiophilia Well-Known Member

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    Drinking lots of different Chianti Classico Riserva lately. Not a dud among them.
     
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  9. Beckwith

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    Hit the last bottle sale, got some good bargains and bottles. Some well known stuff to be had ranging from $10 to $500. Fun concept.
     
  10. erictheobscure

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    Recently bought a few bottles of romorantin upon learning that it's now an obscure varietal grown in only one AOC. Opened one and was quickly reminded that interesting wines < delicious wines.
     
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    So true. There's this one shop by me that is filled with these obscure interesting wines, with weird stories behind them and production methods, but dammit sometimes I just want a trusty Lynch Cdr.
     
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  12. b1os

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    This is really delicious. (sorry for the giant pictures..)
     
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  13. b1os

    b1os Well-Known Member

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    I've had a sip of the Gonzáles Byass Noé (VORS PX) and Del Duque (VORS Amontillado). Really delicious (and interesting!) stuff.
     
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    I've scored several cheap Riojas lately, with some age (2001, 2004 and 2006). Haven't tasted any of them. Bought them all on faith, but I know the producers, so I think I'll be OK.
     
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    indesertum Well-Known Member

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    i scored a really cheap clos de la roche from amiot et fils. like $45 for an 8 year old. probably going to open it for my brothers graduation
     
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  16. gomestar

    gomestar Well-Known Member

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    No
     
  17. indesertum

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    Eh. It was a great price from a good vintage and a good producer and Allen meadows gave it a thumbs up. Not going to pass it up
     
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  18. b1os

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    Kracher Eiswein '11. Yummy!
     
  19. b1os

    b1os Well-Known Member

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    Quite possible. Especially true for sherry--flies under the radar and punches well above its weight (that is, if you like sherry).
     
  20. Manton

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    well, not be pedantic but ... since all sherry is from Spain, tautologically, that must be true.
     

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