Pretty pleased with my haul. Two I’m super happy with and very much looking forward to opening (eventually) and three I’ll be very pleased to try that I would definitely not have purchased. Only 1 bottle I’m not particularly excited about opening, but that’s just my tastes rather than anything actually quality related. Who knows what it might be like (or my taste buds might be like) in another 8/10 years.
One thing that might be worth a try is to lightly chill zinfandel. Something i discovered by accident, but it tones down any jamminess while allowing the underlying acidity to be more prominent - works particularly well for summer BBQs.
I keep a box of wine in the fridge for the odd glass when i dont want to open a bottle, and the current box is a Cali Zinfandel
I went for the standard Tondonia case (my benchmark red wine, can’t have too much) and got Tinto 2010, Blanco 2011 and the Cubillo. Seems like the basic deal but one of the few ways to procure a bottle of Tondonia Blanco Reserva these days.
Mystery £99 red case picked up at the showroom this 22th. I’m pretty happy! A 2018 hermitage and an 2015 ardanza, 2010 ch. Citran. The others are unknown to me but looking forward to them once miserable January is done.
Agreed, it’s undemocratic and favours those who happen to be passing. In fairness however I should point out there were only a handful of the high-end cases, so would have caused a kerfuffle on the website. And red only.
I shall try not to enjoy the contents. too much.
There were some ‘2x3’ cases which were apparently exactly as you might expect, 3 x two bottles each - I don’t know how they turned out or if there were any whites inside…
I also picked up a couple of posh bottles from the fine-wine cave - £38 and £30. They await the end of Miserable January.