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The Official Wine Thread

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

  1. djblisk

    djblisk Senior member

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    Speaking of WTSO

    2010 Brunello with a James Suckling score of 94points for $30. That is a good deal any which way you look at it.
     
  2. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    1989 Canon last night. Poifect.
     
  3. Piobaire

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    Last night another bottle of 2009 Monticello Reserva Rioja. I've got a case in stock right now for daily drinking.
     
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  4. Stone

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    Had another bottle from the case I bought of 2012 GB Burlotto Langhe - has a sort of dried orange peels, roses, and cherries floating in an indoor pool thing going on. So good, and an incredible value as a daily drinker.
     
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    Had this last night. Very nice wine for the price ($25ish). Medium bodied and still had good red fruit, but showing some more developed flavours. Acidity was there, but the tannins were starting to go. This was the right time to drink it.
     
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  6. b1os

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    This sample package (no shipping costs) from Peter Lauer arrived today. Alt Scheidt is Faß X. Looking forward to them. Truth be told, I hadn't heard of him before ehkay's post, or at least haven't looked his wines up. Will report back. Might order more.

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  7. ehkay

    ehkay Senior member

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    You should've been reading 4 years ago, B.

     
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    Nice. Sweetness works well with the acidity. Good/great value at 8.90 €.

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    Very nice. Sweeter than the Alt Scheidt (Faß X)--I think 36g vs 20g. Also more going on and nicely balanced. I'm still new to off-dry (feinherb) Rieslings but I'm enjoying them a lot.

    Also had a bottle of VC which was good.
     
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  9. patrickBOOTH

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    Nice little gem for $11. Would buy again.

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  10. Mark from Plano

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    One of my favs. The 09 is probably long gone now but it was particularly great.
     
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  11. Principle

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    A few pages back someone posted this link: http://www.wine-searcher.com/topvalue.lml

    Has anyone actually encountered wines on this list or tried them? I realize you can order, but it seems to defeat the purpose based on shipping charges, or necessarily needing to buy a case.
     
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    that's the problem i have with these types of lists, or anytime when anybody recommends a "niche" wine. Hard to find, expensive to ship, etc.
     
  13. Piobaire

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    Big fan of cru Beaujolais and have extolled it here before. IMO really a great daily drinker and I've had plenty from Morgon.
     
  14. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I've had much better from Morgon, but obviously not for $11. Some truly stellar stuff from there though.
     
  15. gomestar

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    well that's the problem. When you get to the $30+ mark, why bother with a well balanced but (IMO) uninteresting wine. Explore some of the cool little pockets of Italy or non-Cali US.


    i know i know, the $30 Lapierre Morgon is great with chicken.
     
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  17. Piobaire

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    $30 will buy a totally kick ass Rioja too. Heck, $20 will be buy a kick ass Rioja.
     
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  18. ChrisGold

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    20 some odd years ago when I first started exploring wine, Rioja was the perfect platform to transition from fruit bombs to wines with not only more complexity, but with interesting complexity... tobacco, earth, texturally a bit astringent, and all for a great price. I believe I was buying Gran Reservas from decent producers for $8 -$10. It was the only wine (and for the most part, still is) that you could buy with age on it that was direct from the winery, so you didn't worry if it was something that was sitting on a shelf for 4 years.
     
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  19. ShawnBC

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    Nevermind.
     
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  20. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    A Rioja would never be at the top of my list for a $30 wine, nor a $20 wine. Heck, I don't think it would make my top five choices at those price ranges.
     

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