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The Official Wine Thread

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

  1. Stone

    Stone Senior member

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    My bottle was DOA. I drank a few bottles of the Clos de l'Echo last year that were terrific.
     
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    Stone Senior member

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    Red: a bottle of 2012 Domaine Gramenon la Sagesse - incredible biodynamic grenache cote du rhone, complex nose, and weirdly energetic/peppy for such a deep and rich wine.

    White: multiple bottles of Francois Villard De Poncins Condrieu 2010 drunk with dinners of take-out lobster and french fries from the Lobster Pool in Gloucester.
     
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    I don't know if it is just the vintage shining through, but this $10 bord was really great. Will probably buy the rest. Very nice, long finish.

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  4. rossoz

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    Way cool! A $10 Bordeaux that you like. Congratulations. Cheers...
     
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  6. patrickBOOTH

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    I've liked 97% of the $10 Bords I have drank. Little does Manton know, I probably drink more Bord than he does!
     
  7. rossoz

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    I found a Chateau Bois Redon 2012 Bordeaux that I really liked, but it was beat out by a Montebuena Rioja as my daily drinker. Both are $10.99 at Total Wine.

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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I haven't drank many Riojas, but I never cared for the ones that I did. Admittedly I never had an "expensive" one so who knows.
     
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    Spain is one area I don't know much about beyond the 6-8 "typical" varietals.
     
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    Barrel tasting with a great winemaker is really an interesting experience. For instance, tasting side by side the very same grapes where one barrel was fermented whole cluster vs. another that was not. Listening to them talk about their use of oak on one grape vs. another is also really interesting.
     
  11. rossoz

    rossoz Senior member

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    Sorry if I missed it, but which winemaker did you visit?

    Cheers
     
  12. msg

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    Had lunch at the Tavern in Brentwood - on their list there's a $650 Tempier rose from 2010. Anyone familiar with Tempier's releases? I'm assuming it's special/single vineyard or something; that price is nuts, even for LA/Tempier.
     
  13. gomestar

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    Tempier with release?
     
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  14. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    Enjoyed this last night

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  15. gomestar

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    that can be a really good wine. Or a terrible wine. Or anything in between.

    in my experience (and I believe Manton's as well), there's a huge amount of bottle variability with Greysac.
     
  16. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Salmanazar?
     
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    Doesn't ring a bell. For a $650 bottle, I'm guessing their price was at least $300. Wish I'd taken a photo, the bottle had an additional identifier, something starting with an I or J, I think.
     
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    I have experienced the same.
     
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    Figured it out: It was a special release magnum.
     
  20. gomestar

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    did the J stand for Jesus? Because I hope he picked those grapes for $650 for a non-bubbly rose.
     

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