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What's in your basket May/June

I am considering this:

https://www.thewinesociety.com/product/fw-hidden-secrets-from-victoria

Anyone went for it yet?

What vintage of the Chaffey Bros. Riesling did you get Inbar?
I had an 18 late last year and it was very good. And very good value.

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It’s the 2021, Alex. Which is the same vintage reviewed and scored 95 by the Decanter panel. I’m really looking forward to trying it, but maybe worth leaving it to rest for a bit?

I’m planning to open a different wine by them this weekend, which on paper sounds right up my street.

Incidentally, the Decanter panel was about Aussie Rieslings, and after reading it I added a couple more highly scoring Rieslings to my basket for my next order:

https://www.thewinesociety.com/product/pewsey-vale-the-contours-eden-valley-reserve-riesling-2015

https://www.thewinesociety.com/product/peter-lehmann-wigan-eden-valley-riesling-2015

Both seem to be offering excellent value for money for a 7 year old Riesling - in theory, at least. The ‘Contours’ I was wowed by before; I think @woodap brought it to a members’ BYOB, but can’t remember the vintage.

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Mostly research and for the girls

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This lot delivered yesterday, the 2019 Rhône reds EP stash. Half cases of each one and a fun session reorganising the pantry/wine room.

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A box of Spanish treasure has just arrived.

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Snap! My first ever Decantalo order arrived today.
8 x 2019 Mencia

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Sounds right up my street :blush: :wink:!

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Excellent memory @Inbar !

That was the 2005. One worked on by our very own @winechief iirc. I have just one of those left. Also snapped up 6 of the 2015 before seeing the positive review in Decanter.

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Guilty as charged :relaxed:

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That was a beautiful bottle of wine! Good work :wink:

The 2015 Contours now out of stock… clearly I failed to apply the first law of this forum. Only talk about a wine you want once it’s been delivered. Ah well! :woman_shrugging: :grinning:

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Not wine today.

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This is what could be in your basket if you visit the showroom
I was tempted but walked away with what I had in hand already.

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good I don’t live close to the showroom

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With a damaged label like that it should be in a mystery box. R.I.P mystery boxes :cry:

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I’ve still got a ‘Mystery Claret Fine Wine Six Bottle Case for Cellaring’ in my reserves. Fingers crossed…!

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SRV arrives on Friday. A rebalance of too many £££ wines and not enough grab and go wines. A mix of re-buys, reviews from here and a VVGV from Jancis on the claret:

And a couple of treats!

I really miss the open-graph tags for posts like this. The current way of presenting makes me so cross I’ve had to heavily edit the post to get rid of all the poorly formatted gubbins.

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SRV …… means stevie ray vaughan to me …??? Lol

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Shiny red van

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