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#TWSTaste: Your #faveSocietywines! [23rd May 2019 8-9pm]

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#102

Definitely!!! :+1:


#103

I’ll have to do that - I’ve never picked up graphite but maybe because but don’t know what to call it.


#104

I decanted the red at about 7 and we drank it with our dinner ( M&S burger as it’s barbecue weather here) lovely smooth claret which is one of my favourites but perhaps a bit too much for a simple BBQ!


#105

Even a little cherry-cola


#106

In 2010 or thereabouts I hosted a tutored tasting of clarets from the 1980s. There was sone top gear from 85, 88 & 89 - crus classés - but we started with the '82 Beaumont and it really stood up for itself.


#107

Let’s have a taste of the red, shall we? :smiley: As if you haven’t already… :wink:


#108

This is a very friendly claret. We’re getting chalk and allspice as well now.


#109

Ummm, oh dear, I’ve got distinct barnyard overpowering everything else. Not very nice.


#110

oooops! tasted it early… my excuse is I’m eating… Great nose!


#111

tasting………


#112

Mrs CC: stacks of blackcurrant for me.


#113

:musical_score:C-O-L-A Cola …


#114

Ooh, the chardonnay’s in for some serious competition here.

Lovely soft palate, still a bit of grip there but very satisfying.


#115

More oak on the palate with the fruit coming on the finish for me. Cassis, menthol, vanilla, strong clove/ almost astringent, smoke, black fruit. It actually tastes greener than it smells.


#116

Strange - an off bottle, maybe? :disappointed_relieved:


#117

This needs some cheese.
I only have Red Leicester but it goes well.
The tannins are not too harsh. A nice firm claret.


#118

Yeah, it does sound off.


#119

Oh no! That doesn’t sound right. I’d contact Member Services about that!


#120

I’m just wondering that. I’m not getting any of the tasting notes so far mentioned except possibly the pencil box/ graphite. I’ve tried tasting and it’s hugely astringent.


#121

I think I know what you mean - it’s there on the finish too.