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A new one for you with an unexpected combination: Chardonnay in Rioja!


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:22 am 
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Some fantastic wines in the line-up for Spit Festival 2018:

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SPIT was great - here's a small taster of the wines being shown


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:26 pm 
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Always a pleasure to read your blogs Frankster. I'm a great fan.

If you ever cross the Irish sea (I've been across it in a yacht a few times but flying is more suitable these days for me) do know, you have a warm bed and decent wine and chatter up here in Oundle.

And you get to play my drum kit.

Sláinte!


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:41 pm 
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Currently away in Co Galway for the weekend with the wife, celebrating our wedding anniversary. Had this in West Restaurant last night (apologies for blurred shot):

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 Post subject: Re: The Wine Thread
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Always a pleasure to read your blogs Frankster. I'm a great fan.

If you ever cross the Irish sea (I've been across it in a yacht a few times but flying is more suitable these days for me) do know, you have a warm bed and decent wine and chatter up here in Oundle.

And you get to play my drum kit.

Sláinte!


Thanks G...as long as the person who warmed the bed it's sleeping under the patio... :shock: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: The Wine Thread
PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:17 pm 
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Currently away in Co Galway for the weekend with the wife, celebrating our wedding anniversary. Had this in West Restaurant last night (apologies for blurred shot):

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I think I bought a few bottles last year at iirc about £20 a pop.
Does that sound aboit right?


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Currently away in Co Galway for the weekend with the wife, celebrating our wedding anniversary. Had this in West Restaurant last night (apologies for blurred shot):

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I think I bought a few bottles last year at iirc about £20 a pop.
Does that sound aboit right?


That's a very good price, possibly part of a sale? Due to stupid double duty on sparkling wine the retail price in Ireland in around €60 :shock: :(


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Found this at the back of the stash on Sunday evening. Can't remember if we got it in France or Majestic, possibly even Majestic in France.

Anyway, really impressed by it, especially at £8.99 on the Majestic website


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:51 pm 
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globus wrote:
Always a pleasure to read your blogs Frankster. I'm a great fan.

If you ever cross the Irish sea (I've been across it in a yacht a few times but flying is more suitable these days for me) do know, you have a warm bed and decent wine and chatter up here in Oundle.

And you get to play my drum kit.

Sláinte!


Thanks G...as long as the person who warmed the bed it's sleeping under the patio... :shock: :lol:

New patio to be laid shortly. I'll let you know if some-body turns up!

Also, just about to get a firearms licence. It will be used to keep scoundrels at bay (but mostly for clay).

On the wine front, we are off for a wedding anniversary dinner shortly.

I'll report back, when sober, of Dominique Baduel's wine choice.
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He comes from the south-west corner of France, where his father dealt in the local cheeses. He is a very canny taster and together with the proprietor, Tim Hart, selects the wines that take up our 400 bin list. Dominique needs little encouragement to take guests on a tour of his cellar, where you can see a few thousand bottles waiting for your summons!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:09 pm 
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frankster wrote:
c69 wrote:
frankster wrote:
Currently away in Co Galway for the weekend with the wife, celebrating our wedding anniversary. Had this in West Restaurant last night (apologies for blurred shot):

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I think I bought a few bottles last year at iirc about £20 a pop.
Does that sound aboit right?


That's a very good price, possibly part of a sale? Due to stupid double duty on sparkling wine the retail price in Ireland in around €60 :shock: :(

The Cuvée Classic is £35 ish in most places including Waitrose. Though £31 in The Wine Society


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SaintK wrote:
frankster wrote:
c69 wrote:
frankster wrote:
Currently away in Co Galway for the weekend with the wife, celebrating our wedding anniversary. Had this in West Restaurant last night (apologies for blurred shot):

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I think I bought a few bottles last year at iirc about £20 a pop.
Does that sound aboit right?


That's a very good price, possibly part of a sale? Due to stupid double duty on sparkling wine the retail price in Ireland in around €60 :shock: :(

The Cuvée Classic is £35 ish in most places including Waitrose. Though £31 in The Wine Society


:thumbup:


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 Post subject: Re: The Wine Thread
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Laurent of this parish does a great Côte de boeuf, but The Twelve in Galway does one even better.

This is what we had with it:

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Laurent of this parish does a great Côte de boeuf, but The Twelve in Galway does one even better.

This is what we had with it:

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Your off my xmas list :P


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Laurent wrote:
frankster wrote:
Laurent of this parish does a great Côte de boeuf, but The Twelve in Galway does one even better.
Spoiler: show
This is what we had with it:

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Your off my xmas list :P


*you're

:lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: The Wine Thread
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frankster wrote:
Laurent wrote:
frankster wrote:
Laurent of this parish does a great Côte de boeuf, but The Twelve in Galway does one even better.
Spoiler: show
This is what we had with it:

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Your off my xmas list :P


*you're

:lol: :lol:

Feck off :P

PS new location for the cote de boeuf is les Vans
it could be an occasion to try some Chatus

8)


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 Post subject: Re: The Wine Thread
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:20 pm 
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Went to a Union de Grand Crus de Bordeaux tasing of 2016s in London on Tuesday night.

Overall, it's another belter of a vinatge.

Somewhat unhepfully, I can confirm the Figeac and Lynch Bages are amazing.

Perhaps more helpfully, the Leoville Barton and St Pierre were very good.

Sadly, nothing really leapt out as a bargain.


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 Post subject: Re: The Wine Thread
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Laurent wrote:
frankster wrote:
Laurent wrote:
frankster wrote:
Laurent of this parish does a great Côte de boeuf, but The Twelve in Galway does one even better.
Spoiler: show
This is what we had with it:

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Your off my xmas list :P


*you're

:lol: :lol:

Feck off :P

PS new location for the cote de boeuf is les Vans
it could be an occasion to try some Chatus

8)


Is that down in the Ardèche?


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 Post subject: Re: The Wine Thread
PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:32 pm 
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New post just up on Rhône reds:

With apologies to Keats Season of Mists and Mellow Fruitiness


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frankster wrote:
Laurent wrote:
frankster wrote:
Laurent wrote:
frankster wrote:
Laurent of this parish does a great Côte de boeuf, but The Twelve in Galway does one even better.
Spoiler: show
This is what we had with it:

Image


Your off my xmas list :P


*you're

:lol: :lol:

Feck off :P

PS new location for the cote de boeuf is les Vans
it could be an occasion to try some Chatus

8)


Is that down in the Ardèche?

Indeed

Chatus is a very nice heavy style cépage from the area


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 Post subject: Re: The Wine Thread
PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:59 pm 
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New post just up on Rhône reds:

With apologies to Keats Season of Mists and Mellow Fruitiness


I recognize the label on that Alain Graillot and will double-check at home the "appelation". We opened a bottle last week and I wasn't very enthusiast about the wine, it was ok but not something I would go back to the store for. Might be the same producer but a different area.

Great bottle from Marc Sorrel in the Hermitage area. Here is another one from the same location (Le Meal), by Chapoutier though.

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Nice tasting over the past weekend, bottles of the night were a 2009 Vosne-Romanée from Méo-Camuzet and a stellar '59 Lafite Rothschild.


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Laurent, you should try to put your hands on bottles of "Ad Vitam Aeternam". It's a "Bordeaux", except is it at the border of the St-Emilion area and absolutely fantastic for the price. They have a website where you can order form. I ordered 12 bottles through a friend of the owners and received them over the weekend, the 2015 is un-be-lie-va-ble. A keeper if you're patient enough but can be tasted right now. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

In Côtes-de-Castillon I tasted another gem, "L'Aurage" (2010), you wouldn't believe this comes from such a "rustic" area. More pricey than the Ad Vitam though.


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Went to a Union de Grand Crus de Bordeaux tasing of 2016s in London on Tuesday night.

Overall, it's another belter of a vinatge.

Somewhat unhepfully, I can confirm the Figeac and Lynch Bages are amazing.

Perhaps more helpfully, the Leoville Barton and St Pierre were very good.

Sadly, nothing really leapt out as a bargain.



How much fruit ? I would buy some except for exchange rate and if these mature same time as my 2009/10's


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From the sublime crus to the ridiculous perhaps....

I happened to pick up a couples of bottles of Cotes de Jura (Chardonnay, 2016, Sainsburys) tonight. My first conscious exposure to Jura wine.

I don't often like Chardonnays in whites, too oaky, too floral for my tastes.

This was a bone dry, clean tasting pleasure. Very slightly nutty and leaving a secondary note of, err, well, grape :blush: (ie the skin). Not bad as an unassuming accompaniment to the Comte in fact.

Well worth a punt at GBP 9.00, imo.

PS I'll enquire about the Rioja Chardonnay on my next visit to an independent (usually the Vineyard in Dorking in the Surrey Hills). Good pointer above, thanks.


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From the sublime crus to the ridiculous perhaps....

I happened to pick up a couples of bottles of Cotes de Jura (Chardonnay, 2016, Sainsburys) tonight. My first conscious exposure to Jura wine.

I don't often like Chardonnays in whites, too oaky, too floral for my tastes.

This was a bone dry, clean tasting pleasure. Very slightly nutty and leaving a secondary note of, err, well, grape :blush: (ie the skin). Not bad as an unassuming accompaniment to the Comte in fact.

Well worth a punt at GBP 9.00, imo.

PS I'll enquire about the Rioja Chardonnay on my next visit to an independent (usually the Vineyard in Dorking in the Surrey Hills). Good pointer above, thanks.

I love the Jura wines but they are not for everyone.
Reds are quite light, whites usually woody and with strong nutty flavour.


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Reds too. Gamay or Pinot Noir? I shall explore further :thumbup:


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Reds too. Gamay or Pinot Noir? I shall explore further :thumbup:

Pinot noir, poulsar, Trousseau
In white the savagnin is the local


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Reds too. Gamay or Pinot Noir? I shall explore further :thumbup:

Pinot noir, poulsard, Trousseau
In white the savagnin is the local


Pinot Noir is sometimes added to the other black grapes to add colour!

Savagnin is also known as Traminer (the origin of Gewurztraminer) and as Klevener (but not Klevner which is Pinot Blanc) in Alsace.

Quite a lot of decent Chardonnay in the Jura (Inc crémant)...I prefer the ouillé ones (barrels topped up to prevent oxidation).


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New post just up on Rhône reds:

With apologies to Keats Season of Mists and Mellow Fruitiness


Now here's part 2: Châteauneuf-du-Pape


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New post just up on Rhône reds:

With apologies to Keats Season of Mists and Mellow Fruitiness


Now here's part 2: Châteauneuf-du-Pape


Top bloggin' as always Frankster :thumbup: especially as you've picked out one of my all time favourites, Le Gréal.

That price point is good too, although it does vary a lot by vintage with Gréal.

Have some 2010 tucked away for when it's ready.


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New post just up on Rhône reds:

With apologies to Keats Season of Mists and Mellow Fruitiness


Now here's part 2: Châteauneuf-du-Pape


Top bloggin' as always Frankster :thumbup: especially as you've picked out one of my all time favourites, Le Gréal.

That price point is good too, although it does vary a lot by vintage with Gréal.

Have some 2010 tucked away for when it's ready.


The Irish importer has quite a lot of older vintages (of all sorts of wine) but doesn't increase prices in line with the market 8)


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New post just up on Rhône reds:

With apologies to Keats Season of Mists and Mellow Fruitiness


Now here's part 2: Châteauneuf-du-Pape


I concur on the first one (don't know about the others), it's very close from the Château des Tours of Emmanuel Reynaud and this wine came into the lights a couple of years ago. :thumbup:

Good thing we don't pay as much as you (around 20€), at 36€ this is nearly the price you would pay here for his brother called "Grande Reserve" (and that one is not such a great "bang for the buck"). :|


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New post just up on Rhône reds:

With apologies to Keats Season of Mists and Mellow Fruitiness


Now here's part 2: Châteauneuf-du-Pape


I concur on the first one (don't know about the others), it's very close from the Château des Tours of Emmanuel Reynaud and this wine came into the lights a couple of years ago. :thumbup:

Good thing we don't pay as much as you (around 20€), at 36€ this is nearly the price you would pay here for his brother called "Grande Reserve" (and that one is not such a great "bang for the buck"). :|


Just imagine the prices at 2 - 2.5x in restaurants...


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New post just up on Rhône reds:

With apologies to Keats Season of Mists and Mellow Fruitiness


Now here's part 2: Châteauneuf-du-Pape


And part 3: Other southern Crus - Gigondas, Vacqueras & Rasteau


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And finally part 4: CDR and Ventoux


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Aloxe Corton White 2009 this week end

Yummy :D


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