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What I put into my WS Reserves this week!

1 x 6 bottle case Marc Sorrel Hermitage “Le Greal” 2018
2 x 12 half bottle case Guigal CdR Rouge 2016 (Mock ye not :wink: :blush: :grinning:)

His last vintage and the 90 year old vines about to be grubbed up.
"Marquis de Sade" sort of painful but once I get over that, I will be pleased! :+1::

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Lies. I refuse to believe it.

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I withdrew 2 x 12 half bottles of my Guigal 2016 from my reserves, for immediate delivery.
I replaced them with stock arriving on the 15th May.
A convoluted method in my Taffy :dragon: madness! :wink:

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And

1 x 12 half bottle case.

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Evening @Taffy-on-Tour found these in my Dads house and they’re packaged up to come down to our place .
What’s do you think the drink range on this vintage is?

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2016 Guigal CDR will go 10 years no problem. The main issue is that they will be drinkable already!

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I will have to find a restful location until we move the Eurocave and keep my hand off them for a few years
Thanks

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@adbdorset
@Nfrost00

I happen to think that this is the best Guigal CdR since the 1980’s.
The 2012 is still drinking very well.
My gut says given the spectacular vintage that was 2016 in Southern Rhone, the magicians that the Guigal’s are, and that they moved heaven and earth to buy up so many growers best wines from that exalted vintage - 2028 would not surprise me!! :wink:
And we are just getting started here. For those who have not tasted it, then Tesco currently have it on offer for £10 per bottle!! :open_mouth:
Please form an orderly queue!! lol
Sorry Marcel!! :wink: :grinning:

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Forgive my ignorance but how have you managed to put Le Great 2018 in reserves when I haven’t even got my 2017 en primeur- hasten to add that there isn’t any of the above in my order sadly.

Took your advice and put an order in for four halves of Guigal CdR along with A few other bits and bobs.

I purchased it from the Rhone EP 2018 Remainder List with the instruction for it to be placed in my Reserves Account.
I hope that clears that up. :+1: :wink:

7 bottles remaining, now just the one!! :+1: :wink:
Vinous 93+ Robert Parker 94
A darn sight cheaper than the Bolly 2012 Vinous 94 Robert Parker 95

Also
6 bottles Grivot Bourgogne Rouge 2017
6 bottles Grivot Bourgogne Rouge 2018
As a result of my experience of the 2013 last night!! :+1: :wink: :grinning:

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Thanks, I misunderstood thinking that you had put them physically in your reserves, not that it is any of my business :slightly_smiling_face:.

I liked your comments on Grivot, and went on my favourite website but they only have vintages of their gamay and the more expensive village wines. Will have to do some research…

The 2018 Grivot Bourgogne was on the remaining stocks list I think so might be worth checking with Member Services.

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@Nfrost00

I have requested a 6 bottle case of the 2018 from the Remainder List.
It is worth saying that these lists can be a terrific resource of available wine. :+1: :wink:

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Thanks for the tip. I am in a position to buy the odd bottle but not a case. I’ll keep an eye out.

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The Bohorquez 2010 has arrived…into reserves.

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2 x 6 bottle cases in M.R. of this superb aged Muscadet. I suspect this would have been one of the stars of the cancelled April TWS grand wine tasting for the great & the good.

It’s drinking well well right now, powerful and full of character; to my mind its really in the same class as a grand cru Chablis. Two cases in reserves so I can be drinking some at Xmas with oysters.

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Ooooh. Now to reserve or deliver, that is the question!

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Yes, they are technically drinking from this year… might be worth trying one, just to see :innocent:

How do you think this compares: