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Members` Wine Review of The Year 2020

My vote goes to Mr. Peter J. Brennan for his magnificent review of Klabjan Refosk 2016. Will be hard to beat, I think.

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It certainly contains the best euphemism I’ve read this year: " Stilling the intellect" indeed…

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Hi. Nice idea for a chat. Where is that review? Thanks.

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Thanks!

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This is a unique grape variety

Grrr………

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

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Not that I should cast stones with my grammatical skills but I have a similar problem with the misuse of decimation !

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Just as long as your syncopation is OK!

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I love this idea - please do share your top member reviews you’ve found over the years! :smiley: There are some absolute belters out there (including some great ones by @Leah that I’ve seen in the past!)

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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:

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Think this was what you meant? I remembered the topic title and ran a search.

This was the wine:

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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…

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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”.

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I don’t ever remember seeing the @Herbster review. Very good.

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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.

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The person who wrote this was clearly well built.

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I think the ‘howler’ from Dr Alan Munro needs an honourable mention. Read about it here.

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Sorry didn’t read the previous comments properly to see already on the list🤦‍♀️

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