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Weekend Drinking Thread [1st Dec]

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#1

Hi All

I thought i’d kick this off :slight_smile:

I cracked open this last night and finishing it tonight. I left it a good 2 hours in decanter as it was pretty tight when opened up but became wonderfully lush and juicy with spicy richness. Top value!


#2

This bad boy. Was in my wish list for months, then when i went to purchase, they’d knock £2 off. Destiny.


#3

I got this from the producer and just withdrew six bottles from storage. Time to crack one open, expecting great things.


#4

Started with this this evening.

Pleasant enough. Bit of apple on nose. Slight creaminess mixed with a touch of saltiness on the palate. I’m searching for features though really. Doesn’t blow me away. Maybe the fish will bring it to life a little later.


#5

This lovely aged Gigondas tonight.


#6

A little change of plans and the Kistler lives to see another week. Opened this instead:

What a fantastic wine. Avgoustiatis and Mavrotragano from the island of Tinos in the Cyclades. Cheers


#7

Finishing off this absolutely GORGEOUS wine tonight (I think it came as a recommendation from this place), with a (note of bruised apple then a) fresh stone fruit (hint of peach?) mouth at first, then the tart-attack with a nutty, dry and citrusy finish


#8

Oooooo this was just winetabulous!!


#9

Most Cordier wines are quite classy I find, and although a bit dearer than average for their appellation are usually well worth it…


#10

Trimbach Gewurztraminer 2014 went very well with chicken, squash, lentil and spinach curry dressed with some lime juice. Some left for some Munster cheese, or so I thought until I went back for the last glass to find that my wife had snaffled it before me…


#11

My weekend white is this one, got to say I ventured into the unknown for this. Not even sure how it got on my wish list.

I opened yesterday and was in the fridge overnight. I have to say it is a pleasant surprise, will easily rival wines twice the price to accompany seafood (I am thinking albariño or assyrtiko). #discovery


#12

Rioja… again :+1: I shall have a glass whilst putting together my pre-christmas order.


#13


Off to an Uncle in Laws for dinner tonight ! Not sure what they’ve cooked so taking these along :grimacing:


#14

Oh the Wolftrap, it was a nicw one.


#15

And after giving him the wine for dinner, he gave me this to take home!! I think I’m the winner here :wink:


#16

Nice!
Which vintage?


#17

I’m not sure , I think it may be either a 2000 or 2002 !
I need to check the lot number :wine_glass:


#18

This was one of your selections from the Press Tasting some months ago :slight_smile:

(not that I’m keeping an eye on that list)