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The Official Wine Thread

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

  1. gomestar

    gomestar Senior member

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    the Monsanto must not be biodynamic.














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  2. Beckwith

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    Right. Will order mosaic instead.
     
  3. b1os

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    Meyer-Näkel Spätburgunder 2011. Pretty tasty.
     
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    In Austria do they call Pinots Spatburgunder too?
     
  5. b1os

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    I think it's Blauburgunder there. (blau = blue)
     
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    gomestar Senior member

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    that sounds like the last time of an elementary school teacher that everybody hates.
     
  7. erictheobscure

    erictheobscure Senior member

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    Picked up something called Okto from Lyrarakis Wines purely on a lark. The bottle says it's 50% kotsifali, 20% mandilari, and 30% syrah. I have no idea what that means, aside from the syrah. I mostly bought it because it's from Crete and I wanted to drink like the cretin I am.

    Perfectly tasty in a rustic way.
     
  8. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    Found a stash of that Miraval rose for $11 a bottle. That's the stuff Pitt/Jole and the guy from Beaucastel made together. It's really pretty damn good and at that price why not?

    Tonight had a NV Bolinger with a heap of caviar. Hard to beat.
     
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    Is that a different release? I know the two of them released a rosé 1-2 years ago (or so) and from what I've heard it was horrible stuff.
    Edit: Reviews seem to be somewhat decent. Eh. I guess at $ 11 you can't do much wrong.
     
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    gomestar Senior member

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    a $11 wine needs to just be suitable/fair.
     
  11. Piobaire

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    I read their first vintage, the 2012, was pretty solid and the 2013 I just bought...

    http://articles.latimes.com/2014/fe...u-miraval-cotes-de-provence-ros-2013-20140207
     
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    I know someone who's bought a few bottles, then opened one a few months ago and ended up pouring it into the sink because it was way too sour and unbalanced. Then again, he's very sensitive to slightly-off-balanced wines, and even more so to sourness--but usually not in the scale to pour away a $ 20 wine, so I don't know. You might enjoy it nonetheless. Just be aware that CdP often is quite sour, slightly bitter, and often a bit flat (short finish, nose promises quite a bit, then you drink it, it hits you for a second, then vanishes into a sour nothingness). Very different from, say, Bandol.

    Then again, as I've said, $ 11 seems to be a great price and well worth the "risk" of not liking it. And given that the reviews are somewhat decent, I'd probably have bought them myself.
     
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  13. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    I had a bottle of this about six weeks ago. For $11 it's a steal.
     
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    Well, even better. Didn't get a chance to try it myself. Good to know. How would you describe it?
     
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    It was one of those nights were we try 8-10 bottles so not a chance of detailed memory. Just remember good acidity, strawberries, but thinking those calling it "elegant and refined" lacked the ability to taste. It does have a bit of an undertone from the acid but can't see anyone pouring a bottle of this down the drain. It's also got Grenache which is Mrs. Piob's favorite grape.
     
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    Hm, weird, maybe it [the one that got poured away] was an off bottle. Anyway, enjoy them.

    I've had some more Gonzalez Byass Apostoles today. It's really good.
     
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    Monte Real Rioja Gran Reserva 2005
    It's pretty good but it has slight traces of cork.
     
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    Zachy's had some Moulis I'd never heard of, but 1989, for $50. Delicious!
     
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    Sicilian nero d'avola / frappato blend. Good.
     
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    Red News Riesling. Very good.
     

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