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What's in your basket? [26 Mar]

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#1

I have to resist this week. Despite getting paid on Friday, my Rhone EP order has caught up with me, and the Burgundy is not far behind :no_mouth:

What goodies await those with better budgeting skills?


#2

My basket is very simple at the moment: Lanson '08.


#3

Maybe not this week, but the next order will be to top up the magnums - I always like to have a few around, to feed my delusion that we entertain guests more often than we actually do.


#4

And to tell the Dr that it’s only a bottle of wine every few days…


#5

But it still fools them, right…? Right?


#6

When I worked in out back Oz many moons ago, the alcohol intake was counted in single figures… a slab of beer (24x375ml bottles) a cask of wine (4litres), a 1l bottle of spirits… all about 45-50 units
Dr; “how much alcohol do you drink a day?”
Patient; “only 3 a day”
So, @Herbster, yeah, still fools ‘em… :crazy_face:


#7

Ha ha! Well, it’s good to know that there’s always someone more brazen…


#9

I’ve already made a couple of orders recently but I need to have wine for a week of self-catering later in the Easter break … so it is an excuse to buy a few things to experiment with. I will definitely be adding some of this (see @leah’s comments on it from the Press tasting too):


#10

2009 Leuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay
This is my annual special treat. It’s not been on the site for a few years and it popped back up last week. I have just ordered a bottle and it has now disappeared from the website. I hope it arrives!
I used to live in Western Australia and fell in love with this wine in 1999.
It’s probably my favourite white wine :ok_hand:


#11

Madame … Chateau de Pitray 2009 … very good


#12

6 x Vina Sanzo Rueda Verdejo 2016
Las Piletas Santa Rosa Bonarda 2017
Bodegas Murua Aclys Crianza, Rioja 2014
Saint-Chinian, Domaine Raynier 2016

And I’ve got space left for 3 more sub-£10 reds. I fancy trying something new. Any recommendations?


#13

I recently enjoyed this one…

Very dark inky purple wine with cassis and cedar notes straight out of the bottle, develops into herbal/peppery aromas and softens over time. Full bodied, with good fruit character and some complexity. I have to say it’s great value at <£9.


#14

Also good…

and 95p over budget, but one of my “go to” wines…


#15

Thanks for the tips @Alchemist!
I tried a previous vintage of the Warner’s Corner a while back and was slightly non-plussed, but quite frankly I might have just been having an off day, or a less good bottle. Definitely time for another go! And I think I’ll give the Vacqueyras a go too. I will leave the Malbec, however - this might be the bottle that changes my mind, but I just haven’t been able to get into new world Malbec at all. I will wishlist it and maybe revisit it in future!


#16

Some sub-£10 wines I’ve tried and liked:

(not necessarily those vintages though…)


#17

Some good options here - I’m fairly familiar with the excellent Salvaje del Moncayo, Society Chilean Merlot and Rioja. Chateau Ksara will do nicely! I had a bottle of that a few years ago and really enjoyed it. Thanks for the suggestions @tom!


#18

Thanks to @Leah and @woodap this is my basket now:

for delivery

2 * Jurançon, Geyser, Domaine Cauhapé 2016
2 * Jean-Marc Brocard, Chablis Vieilles Vignes 2014
2 * Rainer Wess Grüner Veltliner, Wachau 2017

I started a trial of ordering two bottles of one wine to save some of the disappointment of wines running out… I would still not do it with complete stabs in the dark (ie not community highlighted…)

for laying down

6 * Thymiopoulos Terra Olympus Rapsani 2015


#19

Considering how tiny the Coonawarra area is its amazing value, have you tried the main Leconfield wine?


#20

Was in the showroom earlier today grabbing the wines for tomorrow’s #TWStaste and inevitably left with these as well


#21

@M1tch I haven’t but would be tempted to do so. Alas, I can’t see it on the TWS website - have you stocked it previously?