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What is in your basket (March and April 2022)

I don’t usually like posting on this thread because it forces me to admit what I’ve purchased :rofl: but let’s got for it as the delivery options have changed.

With the delivery changes today I’ve ordered a bottle of this

https://www.thewinesociety.com/product/chateau-de-pitray-cuvee-cabernet-franc-castillon-cotes-de-bordeaux-2016

Like Pitray and like cab franc, never had the two together! So one bottle ordered, delivery Monday!

Oh and I’ve also sent 6 of these to reserves

https://www.thewinesociety.com/product/xinomavro-alta-naoussa-thymiopoulos-2019

And maybe 6 of these to reserves too

https://www.thewinesociety.com/product/cotes-du-rhone-brezeme-chateau-de-la-roliere-2016

And perhaps I should ignore the 6 Guigal from Waitrose that is now in the loft as I don’t have space in the wine fridge…roof wine is back!

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I very much like the change to delivery and I think TWS will see an uptick in orders amongst those with shallower pockets because of it.

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very strongly agree with this - I quite often don’t end up buying wines I want because I struggle to justify buying £75 of wine to meet the free delivery criteria - a very good move in my opinion!

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A self-imposed ‘no buying wine’ for Lent has gone well… I have set the delivery date for after Lent ends so I am telling myself that I am not ‘buying it’, just ‘reserving’ it.

Au Bon Climat Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir 2018
US10031• 1 Bottle £25.00
Au Bon Climat Sanford & Benedict Chardonnay 2018
US10021• 1 Bottle £38.00


Au Bon Climat Los Alamos Vineyard Chardonnay 2018
US9031• 1 Bottle £26.00


Au Bon Climat Santa Barbara Chardonnay 2019
US9991• 1 Bottle £23.00


|||Au Bon Climat Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir 2018

US10031• 1 Bottle £25.00
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Unaccountably found myself in Berry Brothers shop yesterday.

Fortunately only had room for in my bag for a single bottle so selected this. Have heard good things about David Moreau and been wanting to try for a while.

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Thinking of buying a ‘keys to our cellar’ mixed 6 case @ £165 (average £27.50 ea) - although above my usual drinking price, I’d like to have some special wines for dark or bright days ahead. Does anyone have any thoughts?

https://www.thewinesociety.com/product/keys-to-our-cellar-case-c2903861

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I have enough Alsace/Rhone/Bordeaux to be able to resist this one, as well as insufficient space at the moment, but otherwise it would be very tempting.

Note the drink date for the Mochel.

Go for it!

And bought. Plus 6 various inexpensive others. Delivery towards end march, by which Time cost will be forgotten.

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The Grand Corbin d’Espagne is the only one I have experience of; it should be a cracker in four or five years. I reckon they need 12 years plus to hit their stride.

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I had the Rasteau recently. It’s excellent. Got 5 left luckily.

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I’m feeling more comfortable with the purchase already. However 4 to 5 years wait for the St Emillion is unlikely !

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Not helped by it being so delicious now!

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A small(ish) order coming on Monday, made of the usual mix of known and loved, and new ones to try (and satisfy my neophile side). Of the new to try, looking forward in particular to:

A syrah from the Camargue…? New one on me!

https://www.thewinesociety.com/product/mas-de-rey-esprit-camargue-bouches-du-rhone-2019

I never say no to a Trollinger/Schiava/Vernatsch, and usually really enjoy Aldinger’s wines

https://www.thewinesociety.com/product/trollinger-fellbacher-alte-reben-aldinger-2018

Was impressed in the past with Kolonics’ Hárslevelű and Juhfark, so time to try their Furmint

https://www.thewinesociety.com/product/somloi-furmint-kolonics-2019

And whilst in Hungary…

https://www.thewinesociety.com/product/kekfrankos-2018-peter-wetzer

Inspired by @NickFoster

https://www.thewinesociety.com/product/touraine-cuvee-albert-denis-domaine-de-la-renaudie-2020

And you can’t have enough of white Rhône…

https://www.thewinesociety.com/product/grignan-les-adhemar-blanc-cuvee-gourmandise-domaine-de-montine-2020

Looking forward to Monday! Not a familiar feeling :grinning:

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I would concur with @MikeFranklin on the Grand Corbin - good now with years to go, albeit with the caveat i am more left bank by taste.

Also broached one of a couple of the Barolo i bought from WS last month. Very enjoyable - yes its not Burlotto etc - but for the money more than acceptable.

My view on the case FWIW - why not (appreciate the horse is somewhere in the distance :wink:) if you can withstand this time of the year as a WS community member you have to be made of stronf stuff :laughing:

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Strong :man_facepalming:

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I have 7 bottles left of the 2000 Grand Corbin-Despagne. It is still going strong, no hurry to drink up. Probably won’t improve further though.

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Noticed that the Domaine Ghislaine Barthod, Chambolle-Musigny 2014 was down to one bottle remaining, so seemed rude not to.

And then, couldn’t resist a recent new addition to the list, Domaine Desvignes, Givry Premier Cru Clos Charlé 2019.

Finally, in response to Sarah’s recent tribute to the sadly departed Jim Clendenen (Visiting Au Bon Climat), I couldn’t resist Au Bon Climat Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir 2018.

I have given up trying to budget in the first three months of the year, when the Burgundy EP offers fall, so am a sucker for anything of interest that comes up. Still have my eye on the mixed Au Bon Climat case https://www.thewinesociety.com/product/fw-usa-abc, despite being more of a red man but will probably succumb eventually.

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2022! Another example of TWS being very conservative with their drink dates. That’ll be good for a while yet.

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Not at Ch. Lapin - will be lucky to last the year :slight_smile:

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https://www.thewinesociety.com/product/cotes-du-rhone-rouge-quartz-clos-du-caillou-2017

I popped 6 of these into reserves recently. Also got the 2020 EP so will be good to compare over the coming years ahead.

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