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Weekend Drinking Thread [30th April - 3rd May 2021]

There was a recent discussion on another thread about Ogier’s Rosine syrah, the gist of which was that it was a good wine in and of itself, but that if you started thinking of it as a junior-baby-almost-Côte-Rôtie, you might be disappointed, and I very much agree.

For me, this…

…is further along the road to Rôtiedom (in keeping with its higher price).

It’s sweet and seductive, but not before going through a fascinating transformation during the first couple of glasses.

In short, it goes from George Clinton to Al Green via the Wurzels.

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Yep this is an earlier drinking one, on the night it was lithe and still on the fruit, and it didn’t have more than a few minutes in the decanter before starting a glass.

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Hands up if anyone else has been there: moment of distraction during a good evening with friends; somewhat relaxed structure to the proceedings and after a while: swirl, nose in, long pause, repeat, finally concluding on the way to first sip: “very closed, not getting much of anything at all”. Very quiet room briefly until someone pipes up: “Ahem… that’s the water”. :flushed: :rofl:

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Getting quite a bit of minerality on the palate?

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