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Weekend Drinking Thread [8-10 Feb 19]


#61


Continuing with my lemsip and avoiding wine :cry:


#62

That funky Paisley pattern/ Persian rug curtain in your van alwats amuses me. The Savoy wines are quite intriguing I agree. Mondeuse and good Apremont probably my favourites.

Tonight for me as post rugby consolation it is Phelan Segur 2004. Last bottle. Not a great vintage, and gentle frui with a little tannin. Fading a bit. Decent refreshment with lamb chops though.


#63

That’s not good but saved by the rugby perhaps…


#64

Aussie night down in Dorset one from our stash imported when we moved back and the other from TWS. The Cabernet was exquisite…as was dinner.


#65

It’s actually a piece of material I picked up in Kathmandu about 20 years ago and is a circular pattern like a mandala. It just happened to be the perfect size to use as a curtain across that spaced :smiley:

Apremont is a Savoie village making whites from mainly (only?) the Jacquere grape whilst Mondeuse (noir) is a red wine grape. The best Mondeuse seems to come from Arbin.


#66

Are you sure that’s not wine in a mug Leah? :grinning:


#67

I’m pretty sure :rofl::rofl:


#68


A splendid Monthelie PC 2009 from Potinet-Ampeau. This is a good mid weight bottle showing some development and is giving a lot of pleasure. When a mid priced Burg tastes this good I do wonder why I keep searching the New World for “value”.


#69

Just realised I haven’t checked in on this thread yet!

We had this over Thursday and Friday:

Great stuff. Intense nose, very Pauillac-y. Still very densely structured on the palate - hasn’t mellowed out much since I last tried it in 2015. Sweetened out a little on the second day. Some lovely big chunks of sediment in the bottle, yum. Might leave the last two bottles for a few more years though, see how it turns out.

Today’s been more about the beer, as it just feels like a better partner to rugby :+1:

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#70

Opened the second bottle of this lovely Mont-Redon tonight - now very smooth with fully integrated tannins. much improved from when I tried the first one a few years ago. Will give it some air and see how it develops, but it is rather nice straight out of the bottle.

This is why I enjoy buying EP - trying something totally new, based on just the description (when originally purchased in 2012) and seeing how it changes through the drinking window. And yes, that’s just £30 English pounds IB 7 years ago…CORRECTION - The purchase price EP was £85, so with £30 tax & duty, £115 or just over £19 a bottle.


#71

Confusingly that’s the duty/vat price. It was £85 ep, still a good deal!


#72

@tom Thanks for the correction! I have added further comment to my original post.

Interesting… In which case the current rate of £92 appears to be even better value.


#73

I was going to say even back in 2012 that would be incredibly cheap at £30 for 6!


#74

Northern Rhône is a good taste to to acquire! :wink:


#75

Very good indeed. Ready for drinking with smooth tannins, red fruits - blackberry and blueberry - and lots of lovely spice. Not over the top either - restrained and elegant. Hugely enjoyed by all.


#76

Bought a case of the 2014 Templiers. Really enjoyed the couple of bottles I’ve had so far. Excellent value.


#77

It’s been a difficult week, but I have finally succumbed…

dd


#78

Aaaw @cerberus, that’s a Rhodesian Ridgeback. We lost ours 3 years ago aged 4. She was a fantastic dog and had a face just like this one :wink:


#79

I had an uncle in Devon who used to breed Rhodesian Ridgebacks some years ago won BoB at Crufts with his dog, nice dogs in the right hands.


#80

I’m trying, honestly! But every time I open a northern Rhone I’m underwhelmed and regret not opening something from the south instead…

Society’s Exhibition Pomerol 2009 today, been cellaring it a few years and just decanted it - instant wow, should’ve bought more!