That all looks very white… but appetising at the same time.
|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…
Inspired by both the upcoming tastings, and the realisation that half bottles can be a beautiful thing…
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.
I’ve seen the de la Commanderie Mike and often been tempted. Let us know what you think of it
There should be lots of opinions to choose from, including mine, on the 28th November when we’re drinking it in the guerrilla tasting
Doesn’t that just make your heart race with anticipation…! Such loveliness in a box…
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…
Hope you like the Sendiana more than I did. I thought the 14 was a genuinely poor wine (quite a rarity from TWS, fortunately!)
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!
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.
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.
Must be a late edition. There’s no tasting notes or any detail on the producer or vintage.
|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.
I can also highly recommend the Radford Dale PN, which was a favourite in a recent WS dinner! Good selection
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.
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:
That Italian Regional Reds case looks pretty great to me.
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.