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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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    Had this last night. Fruit was low key, acid mild, tannins were not tongue clinging but stood out. For the $20 I paid for it not a bad bottle.

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  2. Eric Michael

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    Drank this tonight. On balance, I am generally not one to lean towards Amarone, but I did find this quite enjoyable. A nice cherry, quirsch and cocoa taste to it. Tannins were definitely present, but approachable... They could have been softer. Acidity was well balanced.
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    Just purchased 3 bottles of this. I first tried it about a year ago, and thought it was great value ($27 LCBO), so was happy to see it restocked. I am interested to see how it's drinking now. When I drank it last year, I thought it could use another 2-3 years. I think the blend is about 70% merlot, 25% cabernet sauvignon and the rest cab franc. I am told the producer makes other great wine, but I've not tried any of his other stuff.
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  3. Cary Grant

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    Amarone is one of the few I really only enjoy with considerably more age than that.
     
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  4. ehkay

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    Champagne Suenen. fucking legit.
     
  5. djblisk

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  6. Eric Michael

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    I have to agree. If it were my choice, I would have let this one go longer.
     
  7. Eric Michael

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    Drank a bottle tonight. Everything is really well integrated. Dark berries and dried red fruit on the nose and palate... A bit of tar/graphite too? Really enjoyable to drink now with red meat, but i still say it has 2-4 years to go. Wish i bought more.
     
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    where 2 kop
     
  9. ehkay

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    Got it at Wine House in LA. I think Fass selection sells it on preorder also, so maybe would turn up at Chambers and/or Crush.
     
  10. erictheobscure

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    Am in L.A. for a bit longer so I might be able to snag a bottle to try!
     
  11. reidd

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    Had this with some grilled pork chops last night. He's a big, big boy for sure. Massive tannins but also some great depth of fruit and lots of dried herbal character as well.

    My first Paolo Bea wine. Would love to try his other bottlings.
     
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    Had this with some grilled pork chops last night. Although it's 100% Sagrantino, this is bottled as Umbria Rosso IGT and not DOCG. I think because it's young vines but I'm not positive.

    He's a big, big boy for sure. Massive tannins but also some great depth of fruit and lots of dried herbal character as well.

    My first Paolo Bea wine. Would love to try his other bottlings.
     
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  13. Cary Grant

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    Bea makes some pretty freaky-weird wines. Did the bottle say 100% Sagrantino? All Rosso de Veo I've seen/had was a Sagrantino/Sangiovese/Montepulciano blend.
     
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    Decent. A bit "overripe" and slightly unbalanced acidity. The grapes probably weren't overripe, it just tastes a bit overripe.

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    Rolland & Galarreta Ribera del Duero 2010. Also slightly overripe. Bold. Alcohol (14.5%) not too well-integrated. Just ok imo.

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  15. reidd

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    Yes 100% Sagrantino on the label. Apparently he makes two different Rosso di Veo's. One is the Sagrantino/Sangiovese/Montepulciano blend which is labled vino de tavola. This one is labeled Umbria IGT.

    Not sure if he does both every year or if it depends on the vintage.

    http://www.paolobea.com/eng/rosso-de-veo-montefalco.aspx


    http://www.paolobea.com/eng/rosso-de-veo IGTUmbria.aspx
     
  16. Cary Grant

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    No. Crystal clear, albeit very dark garnet red. Almost black at the core.
     
  18. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    2009 Ch Pradeau red last night. I like this wine a lot, and it will age, but damn did I overpay for it.
     
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  19. ehkay

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    Peter Lauer Barrel X. Bottle disappears quickly. Good thing I kopped a case.

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  20. b1os

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    Which vintage? I can only get the 2014.
     

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