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The Official Wine Thread

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

  1. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    Got an odd deal on Saturday. My wine distributor friend has this deal with a local market so he can sell wine to people directly. He gave me a call and said there were two baker's dozen cases waiting for me, go take a look, and if I wanted them they were a flat $7 a bottle. We drove down and pawed through them and bought. Here's a couple bottles from the stash and if anyone knows anything about them let me know:

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  2. Powertrip

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    As I posted in the what are you drinking now thread.. I just moved to Saint Augustine, Florida and this is made by the local winery.

    Supposedly, because many are not familiar with the Muscadine grape, people assume that the very undry and sweet nature of this grape assume it is just tourist swill.

    All I can say is: I LIKE IT! I would nt take this recommendation anywhere near the same level as some of the experts on here, but I think I've finally found a wine I would drink regularly.


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  3. Recoil

    Recoil Senior member

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  4. Powertrip

    Powertrip Well-Known Member

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    So, Styleforum is two for two on calling me out on that lol. I figured, if people can say they're sending their messages from the death star I can send from a fictitious phone, LoL.


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  5. indesertum

    indesertum Senior member

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    Morrells in Rockefeller plaza has a Louis Jadot tasting right now with four cote de nuits. 15% discount on those but after chatting a bit with them they offered 15% off any Jadot wines but not grand cru. 2010 marsannay for like $17. Yes please
     
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  6. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Who the fuck drinks Louis Jadot? :confused:
     
  7. indesertum

    indesertum Senior member

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    people who drink delicious wine.

    looks like the 2010 marsannay blanc is going for about $30 elsewhere. they had a single vineyard ("les drazeys") chambolle musigny for $55 after the discount that was very elegant. looks like the closest price is $73.

    :( maybe i should go back and get that and drink it with PB
     
  8. coolpapa

    coolpapa Senior member

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    Jadot makes alot of wine, I mean a lot of fucking wine. Many of them are actually really good.
     
  9. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The whites are better than the reds IME. The cheap whites are mostly pretty good. The reds I've had most recently have disappointed, but it's been a while.
     
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  10. coolpapa

    coolpapa Senior member

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    I agree. The Chassagne Montrachet La Romanee is a wonderful wine.
     
  11. Slewfoot

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    Jadot can be solid, but Drouhin is soooooo much better as far as the big negociant houses go.
     
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  12. gomestar

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    especially true at the $15-30 price point. His basic Beaune red is like $20 and my go-to for delicious Burgundy. Potel, Bouchard, Jadot, and the other big ones don't come close. When you creep past $30-35, my attention turns to Bachelet or Fourrier.
     
  13. indesertum

    indesertum Senior member

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    I've only had a few drouhins but I think jadots basic whites are better. Jadots santenay, savigny les beaunes, beaune, and pernand vergelesses are always really good (really liked the croix de pierre) and don't break the bank. The jadot rep was telling me how they own 270 HA in burgundy which is pretty crazy

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    Gonzales byass tres palmas fino sherry (excited for this one)
    2007 jadot beaune "boucherottes" 1er cru
    2009 Bouchard Pere et fils savigny les beaune "les laviere" 1er cru
    2010 faiveley gevrey chambertin "les marchais"
    2010 Perrin vacqueryas


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    2012 belluard "Le feu" (gringet grapes from savoie. Apparently he owns 12/22 HAs of gringet)
    NV belluard "ayse" cremant de savoie (not a fan of the cremants out of Jura and savoie because of the nuttiness but never had a gringet cremant before and it was $20)
    2011 frohlich felsenberg riesling GG
    2000 humbrecht turkheim riesling
    2010 heimberger schonenberg riesling

    I had a glass of barmes beucher riesling recently that was so friggin delicious. Couldn't find any bottles but bought a few Alsatian Rieslings because of it. Looked like wine library in Springfield has some so might make the trek down there.

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    This is delicious. Regret not buying a case at $17 per bottle. The tad bit of residual sugar and the 13% abv gives it a nice suppleness and richness that is nice but the acidity balances things out. Alcohol is very well integrated.

    I've gotten a little tired of beer and cocktails (which I turned to when I got tired of wine). Been going a little HAM on wine.

    I do have to say I always have fun at crush. Love talking to those guys.
     
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  14. Recoil

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    These are some recent additions to my collection. Debating whether to sell or drink the Lafite. A case of 86 commanded a serious premium in 2011 according to Bloomberg News, but it seems the prices have dropped recently. I'm a little concerned about the fill level on the 87 Mondavi Reserve. Any thoughts on whether this would be considered a short fill or is it normal for this wine? I find most of the Mondavi Reserves I have are shorter fills than most of my Bordeaux.

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    This Lagrange was nice, but it took forever to open. Decanted for about 1.5 hours plus another 30 minutes in the glass before it really came to life.
     
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  15. indesertum

    indesertum Senior member

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    Vintry in fidi had a ruinart tasting. 04 dom ruinart, 88 dom ruinart, 04 dom ruinart rose, nv riuinart rose, and nv ruinart. All out tasting. The 88 dom ruinart was $162 after discount. Some dude bought up all five bottles 10 minutes into the tasting but only because one bottle had already sold

    I haven't had a ton of aged champagne but i didn't realize how much of the nutty brown qualities comes out just from the age. Was interesting but don't think id pay money for it
     
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  16. coolpapa

    coolpapa Senior member

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    Gomestar loves nutty brown Champagne. The nuttier and browner the better.
     
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  17. gomestar

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  18. joshuadowen

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    Something of a rare experience this evening - 1872 Oloroso Sherry

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  19. coolpapa

    coolpapa Senior member

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    Well that's what I heard.
     
  20. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    i like old champs, don't get it often
     

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