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Midweek Drinking 18-21st May 2020

I meant rose. Obvs.

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And now for something completely different

This is definitely like no other Rose I’ve tasted before. I think the society description is perfect. Distinctive, dry, spice and orange. Bought 6 in the Bin end sale earlier in the year. Love trying something different.

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I’m demonstrating huge restraint. :grinning::wink:

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I adore that wine. I’m pretty sure it’ll keep a lot long than they say it will, so have a few bottles stashed away somewhere safe to give it a go.

I really hope they stock new vintages too!

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Wow! someone’s pushed the boat out in lockdown! :star_struck:

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Exactly my view the first time it was offered, in 2018.

Haha - just treating everyday at the moment as a special one !

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That very rare thing, a 100% Tintilla de Rota. Very good, velvety, lots of red fruit, some depth.

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Again, completely knocking it out of the park!!

Where do you live ?? :sweat_smile:

Thought it was great, so glad I ordered 6! A great find.

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This week, I have mostly been enjoying wine (quite a lot of it, now I’m collating the weekly summary).

Mystery wines #19


A lovely treat glass on a Monday, sweet-fruited yet nuanced Burgundy (I got this mostly right but not quite the age). Not had a red Rully before.

and #21 (I did not get this right)

New Press Rose was broached early on - classic PN rose - strawberries and cream. Not complicated, but perfectly suited to this week’s weather.

Swiftly followed by this, intended for the Australian tasting here on Thursday. I cheated and opened to accompany the meatball ragu demanded by the kids for supper - was pretty tasty. However, it improved following some double decanting antics as I changed my plans and had to get it back in the bottle. Tasty this evening, but not spectacular - smooth and balanced, fruit forward.

The reason for not joining in with the tasting on Thursday was because I got a better offer - sitting one end of a picnic bench sharing a bottle of this with a friend on the opposite side. Was delicious, despite the funny orange colour. Bone dry, delicate berries and crisp acidity. Perfect to enjoy with long-forgotten socialising while the sun went down. Wish I had another bottle.

However, it wasn’t all tantalising taste buds. I also opened this, which I am sorry to report was extremely disappointing.

I don’t know if it was just me, but I found it really off-putting. I couldn’t get past a perceived aroma of farmyard effluent and it went down the sink. It is a natural wine, but highly rated, so don’t know what’s going on. Am I just sensitive to ‘Mousiness’, am I prejudiced, or was it just a bad bottle? Not sure, but am going to contact the seller to see what they think (would be happy to try another bottle, just to see if it’s my palate)

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Loved the sound of your Thursday evening. I am really missing sharing a meal and a bottle or two with friends and family.

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Yes, sharing the experience adds so much more

Love Luis Perez, esp the cheap red Garum and the white (Palomino) El Muelle. i think Di Majo Norante’s Tintilia is the same grape which was obviously taken to S Italy - certainly tastes similar. Interesting it doesn’t seem to be found anywhere in Spain apart from Cadiz province.

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[It may be Graciano, so perhaps it is] (http://fringewine.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/tintilla-de-rota-jerez-spain.html)

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Brilliant, love it ! How do you find those ?!!

Feb16. £8.50 then. The acidity has kept it perfectly. No rush, but likely not improving either.

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