My vote goes to Mr. Peter J. Brennan for his magnificent review of Klabjan Refosk 2016. Will be hard to beat, I think.
It certainly contains the best euphemism I’ve read this year: " Stilling the intellect" indeed…
Hi. Nice idea for a chat. Where is that review? Thanks.
This is a unique grape variety
Unique is a lovely word with a very specific meaning. Every single grape variety is unique.
In this case the writer means rare, or unusual
Not that I should cast stones with my grammatical skills but I have a similar problem with the misuse of decimation !
Just as long as your syncopation is OK!
I love this idea - please do share your top member reviews you’ve found over the years! There are some absolute belters out there (including some great ones by @Leah that I’ve seen in the past!)
At some point in the past few months someone posted to the community a very very funny (scathing) review that appeared on the website - I know that’s not very specific but can anyone recall and repost here?
and of course this classic from @Herbster which was WROY 2019:
Think this was what you meant? I remembered the topic title and ran a search.
This was the wine:
that was it: lingering odours of dead cat - brilliant - thanks for the quick find - that’s the winner for this year so far I think…
Some of the (many) poor reviews for Ch Coufran are good.
I especially liked the concise "Dreary, decomposing disappointment. "
I remember one review of a well known supermarket’s ‘House Red’, which basically said …“this wine is accurately described as it tastes as if it has been made from houses”.
I don’t ever remember seeing the @Herbster review. Very good.
Interesting comment in one of the less damning reviews:
just one showed some early signs of corking
Not quite sure what that means and I suspect it was probably more inspired by the disintegrating corks than any kind of actual cork taint. I suspect it was more on the lines of one of them was more oxidised than the others, after 19 years if one of the corks was tainted then I think the wine would have been well and truly corked by now.
The person who wrote this was clearly well built.
I think the ‘howler’ from Dr Alan Munro needs an honourable mention. Read about it here.
Sorry didn’t read the previous comments properly to see already on the list🤦♀️