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The Official Wine Thread

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

  1. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Wine shops will sell them in the high $50s. At restaurants, I've occasionally seen them for under $100 (at the Modern, for instance, not sure if that price still holds though).
     
  2. Piobaire

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    @CBrown85 here's a maker you might look for. I landed four of these @ $25 (Full Pull) and have enjoyed his Board Track line in the past. This is 2014 so going down to sleep.

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  3. RedLantern

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    ^ I'm a big fan of Beresan Cabernet - FP offers it for, I think, $20 and I think the current vintage offered is '09 or '10
     
  4. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    I just stocked in six bottles of the '10 for that. I took delivery of six cases on Thursday from them.
     
  5. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Just had it yesterday - had previously had the Stone River (Cab/Syrah/Merlot/CabFranc). Really good QPR, everyone liked it.
     
  6. CBrown85

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    I'll keep a lookout. They don't seem to have it at the BCL but the local Everything Wine might.

    I've really enjoyed Washington pinos in the past but I haven't had a non-blend cab in so l Nah I was hankerin'
     
  7. RedLantern

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    IMO the stone river was not as good as the Cab. Was that your opinion as well?
     
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  8. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    I preferred the cab, but still liked both. For ~$20 both are very good values for cabs with 5 years of bottle age
     
  9. jcusey

    jcusey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I've had Selosse exactly once (Initial, about 3 years ago), and I liked it very much. I imagine you would, too, if you like the oxidative style in Champagne. It was worth the price to try it and see what the fuss was all about, but I can't really imagine buying it regularly unless I had much more money to throw around than I do. There's too much excellent Champagne out there at half the price or less, including some that I honestly prefer to the Selosse that I had regardless of price.
     
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  10. CBrown85

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    2000 Chateau Langlais again. Love that lead pencil.
     
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  11. CBrown85

    CBrown85 Senior member

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    As an aside, @davidbeckwith's instagram is fucking unbelievable.
     
  12. Piobaire

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    You need to continue exploring Old World if the graphite is your friend. Manton is probably the king of low cost, drinkable Bordeaux.
     
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  13. CBrown85

    CBrown85 Senior member

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    I've been on Old World since I tasted my first aged Bordeaux (Lannessan 01) when I was in my early 20s, only been experimenting with the New World for the past few years. Manton has given a lot of really great suggestions.

    A few local varietals have given me the flavours I look for, but they don't come cheap.
     
  14. poorsod

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    These were the Krug I tried at the tasting. I thought the pours were relatively generous. I probably tasted at least 60-80 different champagnes. The champagne is so acidic that my mouth was numb and the gums hurt for quite a few days. Not sure if I would do that again.
     
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    I've been suffering from repetitive drinking injuries for quite some time now.

    I've not had those vintages;I think the 95 or 98 is the last vintage I've had. I may also be in the minority in not liking Krug Rose'.
     
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  16. Medwed

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    Last time I have tried Krug Brut, was about 6-7 years ago. It had ubiquitous vanilla taste that overwhelmed everything, similar to other commercial brands like Cliquot, Taittinger, Dom P. , come to mind. However I have tried Cliquot a few weeks ago and it was completely different wine from what I remember. It was enjoyable, balanced and toasty with nice balanced acidity I guess they have improved, may be stopped topping their wines with something vanilla-awful. I am not planning to try any of the other suspects, as they are terrifically overpriced , but something has changed for the better, at least at Cliquot.
     
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  17. djblisk

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    Can we get a review on the flavor?
     
  18. poorsod

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    :cheers:
     
  19. Eric Michael

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    How has this been tasting the last couple times you tried it?
    I'm thinking of opening my bottle soon... What do you recommend in terms of time spent decanting?
     
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    Just watched the Rudy Kurniawan doc on Netflix. There's gotta be redeeming elements to being able to blend wine so well, right? If someone could blend me up the great Burgundy for a fraction of the price, I'd try it. Selling it as the real thing is obviously problematic, but maybe this will be a thing one day.
     

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