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Weekend drinking thread [25-27 January 2019}

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#1

I am looking forward having a glass of this Bourgogne Rouge tomorrow from the eto. The first glass yesterday made me smile, it was right up my street.

Also have half bottle of this (half of a full bottle decanted in a half bottle kept for a week or so). It is young, but I did like what I was tasting. Tonight with some haggis I think…

What is everyone drinking this weekend.


#2

I bought a bottle of Chateau de Villeneuve Saumur 2016 and a bottle of

At lunch, so its going to be a toss up between one of them tonight. Probably the Cab Franc. Next weekend I am hosting the six nations in my house on Saturday for a group of people. Planning on a beverage selection that covers all 6 nations so I am looking forward to that. The Langhe may make a reappearance if I like it.


#3

Welsh whisky tasting tonight with haggis at our wine club. Tomorrow a roast chicken so the vinous world is our oyster. Havent yet decided…


#4

So it’s Burns night, and haggis neeps and tatties has just been demolished, and splendid it was too.

I opened this to accompany:-

Light purple in colour, something floral, vanilla, black cherry, fuel [I seem to smell fuel in every wine!!!] on the nose, tannins and a little acidity, black wine gum, red sports mixture, black fruit with a peppery warmth to finish. I quite like the fact that the wine is not too alcoholic you can tell when tasting. Turned out to be a pretty good match for the haggis.

Everyone have a great weekend and enjoy whatever you are drinking. G


#5

I’m just about to head off to an Argentierre Burns night to which I am taking a bottle of this:


Which I fully expect to live up to my previous high opinion. And there might just be a bottle of Aberlour A’Bunadh, which just happened to be floating around my van :smiley:

Only real issue is whether I can get the Monconseil up to a reasonable drinking temperature first. I suspect it is currently somewhere around 5 or 6C!


#6

I’ve driven to Glasgow today , then Edinburgh and I’m now sitting at Leith dock waiting for Mr. Leah to get finished up & spend a couple of hours with us before heading across to my friend in Dalgety Bay! The 6 year old has vomited twice and the 3 year old has had a nose bleed, an epic meltdown and is now sobbing ! So tonight I will be drinking ALL the gin and maybe some of the left over Frankovka from last night ! :see_no_evil::see_no_evil:


#7

Continuing my low budget week…

Just cracked the screw cap off and the TWS description is spot on.


#8

Oh the traffic wouldn’t be bad at this time of night, not.


#9

And heeeave, out goes the boat:

Haven’t had a Cornas in years.

@tom’s right - this is delicious. Plenty of classic syrah oomph on the nose, a carnival procession on the palate and a classy finish. This has made my provisional decision to skip the 2017 Rhône a lot harder to cling on to.

I salute your willpower @Leah, better than mine :wine_glass:


#10


I made it to Fife :rofl:! Mr Leah never made it off the ship so I abandoned it :neutral_face:! But tonight looks good with this line up :rofl::+1:!


#11

Is that the Blau Montsant from a year ago or so? I’d love to see that back on the list, great wine.


#12

I bought elsewhere for the latest vintage.


#13

Drink up now Leah interested in your opinion.


#14

Tonight I’m on my last bottle of this:

More bottle pics to follow on Sunday when we have friends over for lunch…planning for some Pierre Paillard and a nice cab sav from South Africa.


#15

Having this (2010) with a beef shin ragu. The wine is very dry, quite peppery, and rich. Definitely needs food.

Feeling under the weather so good to have strong flavours :relaxed:


#16

I should have come this week clearly!


#17

Jeez, brings back memories of a journey from Chablis to La Plagne 15 years ago…


#18

I spy a Blau - lovely stuff.


#19

A Rick Stein recipe tonight - smoked haddock with a mild potato curry.


We drank a Frédéric Mochel Traenheim 2014 from the northern end of the Alsace vineyards. Mrs Robertd and I visited Mochel last year having seen them listed by the TWS, and were really taken by this blend of Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris. Dry and fruity, with 9 months aging on lees - ripe pears, quinces, baked apples, a bit smoky, a bit spicy, and drank well with the smoked fish.


#20

Finished this which should really have been in midweek drinking thread…

Not sure that I agree about the depth of fruit - it seemed a bit hollow, Certainly dry and steely. It was better on night 2 so will keep the other bottle a year or so and see.

Then finished this which was started with Coravin a week or so ago.

Roasted, almost burnt, fruits. Seriously alcoholic…

We opened a Morrisons Gewurztraminer as well which was very pleasing. All with Moroccan spiced chicken - a tagine really - with flatbreads and rice.

The German Riesling wasn’t as good as the equivalent Dr. Loosen.