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What is in your basket [Sept-Oct 2019]

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#157

That all looks very white… but appetising at the same time. :wink:


#158

I know I said no more deliveries this year, but then #twstaste and Guerilla come along together with an Alsace offer… so have put in a mini order for November delivery…

PRODUCT CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE QTY SUBTOTAL
AL15241 Pinot Noir Domaine Paul Ginglinger 2017 £12.95 1 Bottle £12.95
AL15251 Chardonnay Vin de France Dopff au Moulin 2017 £18.50 1 Bottle £18.50
CS11052 Ch de la Commanderie Lalande de Pomerol 2015 Halves £8.95 1 Half Bottle £8.95
AL15061 Sylvaner Vieilles Vignes ORGANIC Dirler Cade 2017 £14.95 1 Bottle £14.95
AL15071 Muscat Grand Cru Saering ORGANIC Dirler Cade 2017 £23.00 1 Bottle £23.00

Have also put a mixed Beyer case into reserves to hold there till 2025-26.

Then I went to The Sampler and they happened to have bottles of the 2018 Alheit Cartology on the shelf… now I also have a bottle on the shelf.

Should only buy to reserves this year really…


#159

Inspired by both the upcoming tastings, and the realisation that half bottles can be a beautiful thing…

Your Order

Chardonnay Vin de France Dopff au Moulin 2017 Code: AL15251In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £18.50 £18.50
Pinot Noir Domaine Paul Ginglinger 2017 Code: AL15241In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £12.95 £12.95
Half bottle of Rustenberg John X Merriman, Stellenbosch 2015 Code: SA13532In Stock
2 x Half Bottle(s) at £8.95 £17.90
Half bottle of Château de la Commanderie, Lalande-de-Pomerol 2015 Code: CS11052In Stock
2 x Half Bottle(s) at £8.95 £17.90
Château Climens, Barsac 2013 Code: BW5032In Stock
2 x Half Bottle(s) at £25.00 £50.00
Half bottle of Crozes Hermitage, Domaine de Thalabert Paul Jaboulet Aîné 2013 Code: RH38432In Stock
1 x Half Bottle(s) at £13.95 £13.95
Half bottle of La Rioja Alta Viña Arana Reserva, Rioja 2011 Code: SP14462In Stock
1 x Half Bottle(s) at £10.95 £10.95
Half bottle of Riesling Estate, Famille Hugel 2017 Code: AL15342In Stock
1 x Half Bottle(s) at £9.95 £9.95
Half Bottle of Muga Reserva, Rioja 2015 Code: SP14502In Stock
1 x Half Bottle(s) at £9.50 £9.50
Half Bottle of Domaine Mallory et Benjamin Talmard, Mâcon-Villages 2017 Code: BU69292In Stock
1 x Half Bottle(s) at £6.50 £6.50

#160

I’ve just put 6 of these in my reserves. I remember visiting a wine merchant in deepest Cheshire a few years ago and he wouldn’t stop going on about this wine. In the end I bought a bottle just to shut him up - so glad I did. I loved it but not had any chance to buy any more until recently. 2017 is supposed to be a very good vintage for this wine.

On a separate note, I wish TWS would allow mixed 6 case bottles to be stored in reserves rather than a minimum of 12. I would be happy to pay more in storage costs to facilitate this.


#161

I’ve seen the de la Commanderie Mike and often been tempted. Let us know what you think of it


#162

There should be lots of opinions to choose from, including mine, on the 28th November when we’re drinking it in the guerrilla tasting :smiley:


#163


#164

Doesn’t that just make your heart race with anticipation…! Such loveliness in a box…


#165

I couldn’t resist. I know it will be a bit young, but while I wait for tws stocks to be available for reserves storage i wanted to add some to the testing pile…


#166

Hope you like the Sendiana more than I did. I thought the 14 was a genuinely poor wine (quite a rarity from TWS, fortunately!)


#167

Whereas we loved it! It needed a double decant (lots of sediment), and a good few hours to open up, but we found it perfumed, spicy, brambley, well structured and a fine match to Middle Eastern food.

Horses for courses, I suppose! :blush:


#168

Maybe mine was an iffy bottle. It was open for a couple of days so it clearly got to see some air. Pity, as I likeTourelles and could use an alternative to Musar as the days I can afford that are clearly numbered now Serge isn’t around.


#169

Your Order

Gewurztraminer Bollenberg Cuvée Prestige, Théo Cattin et Fils 2017 Code: AL14631In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £13.95 £13.95
Vinsobres Altitude 420, Domaine Jaume 2015 Code: RH45421In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £10.95 £10.95
Domaine Sylvain Pataille, Bourgogne Aligoté 2017 Code: BU69941In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £14.50 £14.50
Côtes-du-Rhône Villages Terre d’Argile, Domaine de la Janasse 2013 Code: RH39441In Stock
2 x Bottle(s) at £13.50 £27.00
Côtes-du-Rhône Mon Coeur, Chave Sélection 2013 Code: RH39171In Stock
2 x Bottle(s) at £13.95 £27.90
Cornas Empreintes, Domaine Durand 2013 Code: RH38581In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £25.00 £25.00
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Bosquet des Papes 2013 Code: RH39491In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £27.00 £27.00
Gigondas, Domaine Raspail-Ay 2015 Code: RH49931In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £21.00 £21.00
Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz 2017 Code: AU22761In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £23.00 £23.00
Fitou Origines, Domaine Bertrand-Bergé 2016 Code: FC35651In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £9.50 £9.50
Rasteau, Chapoutier 2017 Code: RH51461In Stock
2 x Bottle(s) at £13.95 £27.90
Mendel Mendoza Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Code: AR3901In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £16.00 £16.00
Grignan-les-Adhémar Blanc Cuvée Gourmandise, Domaine de Montine 2018 Code: RH53491In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £9.50 £9.50
Edelzwicker Special Cuvée, Joseph Cattin 2017 Code: AL14051In Stock
2 x Bottle(s) at £8.50 £17.00
SUBTOTAL £270.20

#170

I was just looking through the Alsace offer and came across a couple of wines from Zind-Humbrecht that weren’t originally listed or mentioned in the pdf. Have just pressed the button on six of these to go to reserves…

…the other wine is a Pinot Gris Heimbourg 2017.


#171

Must be a late edition. There’s no tasting notes or any detail on the producer or vintage.


#172
PRODUCT CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE QTY SUBTOTAL
SA14151 Lismore Pinot Noir Cape South Coast 2017 £28.00 1 Bottle £28.00
SA13811 Radford Dale Freedom Pinot Noir Elgin 2017 £19.00 1 Bottle £19.00
BU41541 Pernand Vergelesses Rouge Domaine Rollin 2006 £25.00 1 Bottle £25.00
BU61761 Sylvain Pataille Marsannay Longeroies 2014 £28.00 1 Bottle £28.00
AA2791 Pinot Noir 2016 Brundlmayer £22.00 1 Bottle £22.00
LO15321 Pouilly Fume Mademoiselle de T Chateau de Tracy 2018 £16.50 1 Bottle £16.50
GR1421 Rapsani Terra Petra, Thymiopoulos 2016 £20.00 1 Bottle £20.00

There are a lot of wines I currently want to try, but managed ( because of my bank balance rather than will power) to limit it to these wines. Note the bias towards trying different Pinots! The Lismore has been recommended highly by others and am excited to try the Rapsani. Not drunk any Pouilly Fume recently - I used to drink a lot of them but found too many were too “steely” for my liking.


#173

I can also highly recommend the Radford Dale PN, which was a favourite in a recent WS dinner! Good selection :slight_smile:


#174

Thanks Inbar. I often find red burgundy disappointing at the price I can afford, so am looking at different regions - both new world ( hence South Africa) and even within Burgundy itself.


#175

Oh dear. I was only really looking to top up with a couple of stickies and a few assorted bits and pieces, but then I stumbled across the ‘Italy from top to toe’ offer on the website and something entirely predictable happened:

Italian Regional Reds Case Code: MX19243In Stock
1 x Case of 6(s) at £115.00 £115.00
Riesling Midelberg, Boeckel 2017 Code: AL15271In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £11.50 £11.50
The Society’s Valpolicella Ripasso 2016 Code: IT24971In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £10.95 £10.95
Baccolo Appassimento Rosso Veneto 2017 Code: IT26291Due in
01-Nov
1 x Bottle(s) at £6.95 £6.95
Royal Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos 2013 50cl Code: HU1111In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £27.00 £27.00
The Society’s Exhibition Sauternes 2015 Code: BW5871In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £20.00 £20.00
Val de Loire Chardonnay, Famille Bougrier 2018 Code: LO15161In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £6.95 £6.95
Viognier Grès du Trias, Coteaux de l’Ardèche, Vignerons Ardéchois 2018 Code: RH53591In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £9.95 £9.95
Moscato d’Asti Elio Perrone 2018 Code: IT27611In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £8.50 £8.50
The Society’s Exhibition Limarí Chardonnay 2018 Code: CE10461In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £10.50 £10.50
Côtes-du-Rhône Mon Coeur, Chave Sélection 2013 Code: RH39171In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £13.95 £13.95

That Italian Regional Reds case looks pretty great to me.


#176

I’ve recently had both the Baccolo Appasimento and Salice Salentino Riserva, and can recommend both. The Baccolo is a bargain alternative to a Valpolicella Ripasso, whereas the Salice Salentino was sweeter and lighter, but with some slightly meaty flavours in there as well. Both perfectly enjoyable everyday reds. :+1: