The Official Wine Thread

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

  1. Aus_MD

    Aus_MD Senior member

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    Much consternation about Oz Shiraz', much of it warranted. To much heat, alcohol or fruit bombs.

    Not this beauty. Expensive at $50, and worth the dough. Smooth and sophisticated with glorious flavour and everything in balance. Worthy of your $$$.

    Much needed after a seriously shitty day. It appeased my wrath.

    [​IMG]


    If it is any consolation you are paying less than I would have to in Australia. Not that I would buy it - d'Arenburg wines are overpriced and overrated in my opinion.
     


  2. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    going to a Champs tasting later. Happy times [​IMG]
     


  3. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Senior member

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    going to a Champs tasting later. Happy times [​IMG]

    Fwocker.
     


  4. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Just cracked my first bottle of 08 Haute Tubee.

    K-dub, hope you've kept up contact with Paul and got some. I got a case [​IMG]
     


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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    going to a Champs tasting later. Happy times [​IMG]

    Fwocker.

    it was awesome. Multiple samples of Cristal, Salon, Krug Grand Cuvee, Krug '98, Dom Perignon 2K2, Benoit, Goerg, Roederer NV, Moet Grand Vintage (IMO both very disappointing), Dehours, Delamotte, Henriot, and Ruinart.

    Now I am back at work, but much happier than before.
     


  6. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Senior member

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    it was awesome. Multiple samples of Cristal, Salon, Krug Grand Cuvee, Krug '98, Dom Perignon 2K2, Benoit, Goerg, Roederer NV, Moet Grand Vintage (IMO both very disappointing), Dehours, Delamotte, Henriot, and Ruinart.

    Now I am back at work, but much happier than before.


    Fwocker.

    Has there been a wine cellar design thread in this God-forsaken forum yet?
     


  7. fritzl

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    The BN was my first. Tons of banana or cream of banana on the nose. The taste was light and fruity, fruit juice with alcohol basically and a little touch of bubbles. For eight bucks I would drink another bottle.

    now, you've lost every piece of cred...
     


  8. indesertum

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    what are some small grower producer types champagne? i want to splurge a little after finals
     


  9. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    what are some small grower producer types champagne? i want to splurge a little after finals

    ask somebody in the French room at whatever the store is near Wegman's. They have (or had, at least) quite a good selection of grower Champagne.
     


  10. indesertum

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  11. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    now, you've lost every piece of cred...

    Coming from you, this is so wounding. [​IMG]
     


  12. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    Just cracked my first bottle of 08 Haute Tubee.

    K-dub, hope you've kept up contact with Paul and got some. I got a case [​IMG]

    Kept up contact. Have not kept up savings. Therefore, will not be getting a case. [​IMG]

    But I am buying a case of a wine from a distributor here in Chicago. Really great stuff. It's a case of the 2005 Chateau de Chorey les Beaune. My first ever "case buy." Got such an incredible price on this.
     


  13. Girardian

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    Just arrived: 2 x O7 Lewelling Cab 2 x 07 Lewelling Cab Wight Paid for them nearly 18 months ago and forgot about all about them until I got an email for the 08 vintage. I did not move fast enough and they sold out before I could log on and claim my allocation [​IMG] These are the two wines I spoke of the RP score that had all Petrus break out.
    This is hilarious -- I did the same thing. Bought, forgot, then when my e-mail came through for this year's allocation, I remembered. Thankfully, I ordered immediately (I missed out on a few allocations this year, so moved quickly on this one), and I got mine. Re: the '07s, I will make a trip up to the vineyard to pick up on site.
     


  14. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Kept up contact. Have not kept up savings. Therefore, will not be getting a case. [​IMG]

    But I am buying a case of a wine from a distributor here in Chicago. Really great stuff. It's a case of the 2005 Chateau de Chorey les Beaune. My first ever "case buy." Got such an incredible price on this.


    Congrats on your first case buy!

    This is hilarious -- I did the same thing. Bought, forgot, then when my e-mail came through for this year's allocation, I remembered. Thankfully, I ordered immediately (I missed out on a few allocations this year, so moved quickly on this one), and I got mine. Re: the '07s, I will make a trip up to the vineyard to pick up on site.

    [​IMG]

    Wish I had been quicker on the draw for the 08s.
     


  15. indesertum

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    roederer brut cristal 2k2 on wtso for 189
     


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