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The Official Wine Thread

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

  1. b1os

    b1os Senior member

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    The Coudoulet de Beaucastel is well worth the price. Very good.
     
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    We won't even get into the fact your list is cis-centric.
     
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    This is so good. It's just beautiful
     
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    Two wines, two meals. Which goes best with which?

    Wine 1: '04 Malvirà Roero Superiore (obviously Nebbiolo)
    Wine 2: '07 Cristo di Campobello Lusirá (100% Syrah)

    Meal A: Ossobuco, risotto
    Meal B: Coda alla vaccinara
     
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    The nebbiolo with both, certainly the Osso...
     
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    Figured as much. Guess I'll try the syrah with the coda alla vaccinara.
     
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    There are only three words I understand in this mess. Guess which ones.
     
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    wine, meal, and obviously
     
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    Oh, I figured these would count as five words. My guess was "coda", "Campobello" and "lusirà".
     
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    Nebbiolo, Syrah, risotto.
     
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    Had this last night. Great wine, nice balance of tannins and acid. Medium body, I expected a bit more body from a Chianti, but then again I haven't drank many of them. I was surprised how relatively youthfull it tasted for a 6 year old wine not meant for aging. The best part about it is, wait for it... $7.99 :slayer: Will be buying more.

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    the lack of body, relatively speaking, may be due to the age, even though the flavors don't necessarily reflect this.



    oh yeah, at $8, fuck it.
     
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    I'm not familiar with that producer, but Chianti generally isn't a dense wine (unless it's been spoofilated). Sangiovese which makes up the bulk of the wine is on the leaner, acidic side naturally and just needs fruit with good phenolic ripeness to balance that out. 2007 is a pretty lush and big vintage in Tuscany so not surprised it's still young and youthful. That being said, most any respectable red will last a lot longer than people give them credit for at places like wine stores and critical magazines. After all, they want you to drink the wine so you'll just buy more!
     
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    I had no idea of the producer. Still learning Italy, but whenever I see really cheap wines at this particular store I know I am getting it for less than anywhere else so I always take the chance. I continually find cheap daily drinkers here. All in all, it was enjoyed.

    This place is pretty big and have a lot of dusty bottles so I am always somewhat skeptical of how long they have been sitting. I was always under the impression that wine cannot last in ambient temperature/lighting for much longer than a year.
     
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    That is very true and I personally don't like buying from those kinds of shops. I'd be cautious. If possible, always ask them to pull one of these from their cellar and it should arrive up chilly. If it doesn't, I would find another store. You're inevitably losing something if bottles sit around in an un air conditioned store even for a few weeks / months. Sure they might seem "good enough" but I can just about guarantee that if you buy the same wine from a store that has temperature control all around (Crush or Zachys for example) that the one that costs a few bucks more will seem fresher and livelier.

    Just like when one buys a pair of shoes or a suit or whatever, they shouldn't kid themselves into thinking a deal equates to top shelf quality.
     
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    Yeah, well they do have AC, but then again I have never gotten anything over $15 at this particular place. Good advice though.
     
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    My cold affected my taste buds yesterday so I didn't go for the Roero. Went for the C'D'C rosso (9.50 €). Great value.

    Today, the Roero Superiore (Trinità). Cork. :(
    So the Lusirà it was. Good syrah, just not my favorite style. The Chapoutier/Malakoff shiraz from the Pyrenées (AUS) made a bigger impression when I sampled it, IIRC. (oddly, it was priced 50 € when I sampled it, but when google'ing the wine it's 20-25 €. maybe I wrote down the wrong name or they had their facts wrong)
     
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