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What's in your basket [May-June 2021]

Happy to report that I found these on the doorstep (as requested) today when I got home… will also try one soon.

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You may have already be aware of this, but this vintage chart gives you a few places to consider, not so euro-centric as many other charts. Sorry to hear you’ve got a sad year to remember, but Sauternes / Barsac looks worth considering. Should be pretty reasonable prices too.

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Ooh, I’ll be curious to hear what the carignan’s like…! :wine_glass:

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At the discount price it’s great value, not sure if I can hold out

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Sneaky order for the warm weather - looking forward to all of them immensely

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Will definitely post my thoughts when we pop that cork! :grinning::+1:

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Oooh, I just noticed this

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Bargain :~}

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Oh yes, you’ll need to buy a case

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I’m about one third of the way through a bottle of this, and it’s very good as marc goes. Like you I have mostly found marc, grappa etc very harsh in the past. Lots of dried fruit, caramel and lavender(?); soft enough to be pleasant but still with a bit of bite. It doesn’t seem to have much C9DP character to me though. Certainly good value for money.

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I held out for at least, ooh, a fortnight since my last order. Willpower disappeared when somebody, I can’t remember who, drew my attention to this Langhe Dolcetto-Nebbiolo blend:

Then I had to make up a case for reserves due to lack of space/risk of wife apoplexy if I’d had more wine delivered here. So I ended up with this:

You lot are enablers, all of you.

Edit - especially, in this case, @Aspedini who I’ve now remembered was responsible for flagging the Poderi Colla over on the weekday drinking thread…

Jim

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How to use airmiles in an uncertain travel world :grin:

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Are you using Krug to water a lettuce?

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Really should not have started to peruse the 1874 Magazine this afternoon… after the Meursault I also came across a wine from the Azores. Very happy memories of a holiday on the island of Faial with a good view of Pico, home of this wine.

Definitely sold on the description by Freddy and the mention of Assyrtiko. A case may be Wimbledon bound. Especially as I am sipping an Assyrtiko as the football bores me to death unfolds.

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Thanks Akos, that will almost certainly make its way onto my next order!

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As luck would have it, I ordered a towbar for my new Skoda car but which was 2 weeks late and so, after affecting indignatory grumpiness for my inconvenience, I was offered, bless 'em, £150 off a treat of my choice and so the no-brainer rejoinder was an order from TWS. Free wine ! What’s not to like !!! Would anyone disagree with my selection ?..

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Oops… I couldn’t resist!

PRODUCT CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE QTY SUBTOTAL
US9661 Once and Future Old Hill Ranch Zinfandel 2019 £37.00 3 Bottle £111.00
US9651 Once and Future Teldeschi Vineyard Franks Block Zinfandel 2019 £37.00 3 Bottle £111.00
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Few bottles from reserves

Code Product Name Quantity
* IT30021 La Rocca Soave Classico Pieropan 2018 2 Bottles
* GR1851 Rose de Xinomavro Thymiopolous 2019 2 Bottles
* SA16631 Boekenhoutskloof The Chocolate Block Swartland 2019 2 Bottles
* NZ11841 Pegasus Bay Aged Release Riesling 2009 6 Bottles
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Ordered a case for dad and couldn’t resist tacking a couple of bottles on to make up that perfect 15 bottle-sized box. Three grapes or blends totally new to me, that look good for summer:

Edit: Wines for my dad below, he’s now appreciating Greek wine. He loved the Ktima Foundi, just hope he likes the Karydas as much

Product Code Description Price Qty Subtotal
FC40181 Marcillac Lo Sang del Pais Domaine du Cros 2019 £9.25 1 Bottle £9.25
SP16231 Blau Montsant 2019 £9.95 1 Bottle £9.95
IT31401 The Society’s Exhibition Langhe Nebbiolo 2018 £13.95 1 Bottle £13.95
GR2051 Kompsos Liatiko Karavitakis 2020 £9.95 2 Bottle £19.90
GR2101 Mitravelas Red on Black Agiorgitiko 2020 £7.50 1 Bottle £7.50
GR2081 Xinomavro Naoussa Domaine Karydas 2016 £16.00 1 Bottle £16.00
AR4031 Weinert Carrascal Assemblaje Especial NV £10.95 2 Bottle £21.90
AR3931 Susana Balbo Chacayes Single Vineyard Malbec Mendoza 2017 £12.50 1 Bottle £12.50
BJ8651 Domaine Jean Marc Burgaud Regnie Vallieres 2019 £12.95 1 Bottle £12.95
TU201 Okuzgozu Winehouse Vinkara 2018 £9.50 1 Bottle £9.50
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Oooh! Missed the WS Albana! Must add it to my next order.

Really enjoyed an Albana from Majestic - probably 18 months ago now:

Looks like it’s no longer available… all the more reason to try the WS one! :slight_smile:

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