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Weekend drinking thread [5th-7th April 2019]


#81

Not drinking much at the moment.
Fell from a height in the garage and now have stitches and steristrips on head wounds.
Just don’t feel like wine!


#82

Sorry to hear that, @Ludlow_Steve! Sounds awful…….! :open_mouth:
Look after yourself - wine can always wait…


#83

It was very nice, and would certainly keep. I didn’t it find it particularly full-bodied, it was silky smooth, plenty of fruit notes (cherry, raspberry), some indeterminate petals, not too much wood, and a stunning colour - garnet which caught the light beautifully. I’d buy again!

The bottle was finished off in and amongst these yesterday:

The Marguet Shaman was delicious - with crunchy apple and pear fizzle and zing - that cut perfectly through some crab, lime and chilli canapés.

The equine beast (Caballo Loco) to the far right is what I would determine full-bodied.

I could probably have done without that last glass…I’m not feeling at my finest this morning, to be sure.


#84


#85

Aperitif… interesting! I see it as a summer lunchtime red, but have to admit it doesn’t work as well at that as my favourites… COS frappato, Ribeira Sacra mencía, and well, more frappato :slight_smile:


#86

A bit late to this, but had to put in a little rave on behalf of this little beauty

Also, Musar 2006 - haven’t had this vintage for a while, but it’s tasting VERY cabernet, with a nose of decidedly Californian proportions. Shows more Musary on the palate. Delicious - and even tastes good when “popped and poured” unlike many vintages.


#87

I like the ‘Shows great Pinosity’ description! :+1::grin:


#88

I have been really impressed by the Spatburgunder and have already made my way through half a case!


#89

Doesn’t surprise me!


#90

Not much over the weekend due to taxi duties related to daughters dance show. Arriving back at 10pm three nights running all I could handle was a cold beer. However I coravined two glasses of 2011 joseph Swan Syrah bought in a recent Berry bros sale last night. Very good. The remaining two thirds of a bottle I am taking to hawksmoor tonight for the £5 corkage deal. Early morning flight tomorrow to valencia hence the less than full bottle!


#91

“Very Cabernet”… hmmm, on that basis think I’ll leave my one remaining bottle some time in the hope it becomes a bit less Cabernet :slight_smile: Think maybe I like my Musar very Carignan, though maybe it’s the nature of the beast that rarely does grape variety seem so irrelevant?

Must try that Wassmer…


#92

Well, there was some Musar left, and I’ve poured myself a sample… Now it is much more classic Musar. More earthiness with mature cabbage notes and plums. The VA (nail varnish remover) is a little stronger now, and there’s a gamey meat vibe (grouse?). Actually, it’s quite Mourvedre-like!
You can take the wine out of the Bekaa…


#93

Oh ignore me, sauvignon blanc from NZ isn’t to my taste. Unlike its chardonnays that I like very much.


#94

Must say I’m not entirely in disagreement with you there. Maybe a misspent youth in my case!


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