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Christmas Wine II

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Dogberry, Nov 27, 2020.

  1. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    If you are not depressed enough flick through (what else would you do on a Monday ?) the Corney & Barrow list from highest price downwards. With 30 wines a page there was pretty much nothing I would want to buy at a price I would want to pay for 90 pages.
    Could explain why I've never bought anything from them. I've no axe to grind with C&B but a lot of people are spending a lot of money buying those wines.
     
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2020
  2. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    Preparation for the chevauchée is finally under way. A couple of JP Brun cuvées have been reserved and paid for, l’Ancien and the Blanc ‘vinification Bourguinonne’. Despite the ‘Classic’ cuvee being mentioned at the end of the latter description I’m assured it is definitely, absolutely, positively the oak-aged I am buying, and that mention is a mistake in the listing - which makes it a mega-bargain in my book.

    I have no idea who Carole is, but already I like her a great deal. She also gave me free delivery as a Black Friday prezzie.

    I’m tempted to go for one of M. Brun’s Beaujolais Villages too. Or maybe the Bourgogne Rouge. Or both. Perhaps if I sit here in a state of total indecision for long enough, someone will tell me which to buy.

    Next... to arrange the Coteaux du Layon. And this Mégaphone 2019 is looking at me.
     
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2020
  3. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    ^ Bon voyage. As they are only 6 packs get another case of L'Ancien instead of Mégaphone ? My most common mistake is not getting enough of something good.

    No go on the Ronsay still ?

    This is not the first lady you have reported sweet talking: is there a smooth side to gnarly Marchbanks after all ? :)
     
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2020
  4. Dogberry

    Dogberry pfm Member

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    Wee pinot noir here.
     
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  5. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    Some may say it’s opportunism, others might call it rank insincerity.
     
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  6. Dogberry

    Dogberry pfm Member

    Is it click and collect?

     
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  7. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    I wouldn’t dare. Carole lives in Nuits Saint Georges. Burgundians can smell the lack of Pinot Noir in your bloodstream from two hundred metres. I’d be lucky to get out alive.
     
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  8. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    ^ sweep her away to the Rhône.
     
  9. Dogberry

    Dogberry pfm Member

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  10. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    Thanks, ordered two of the PN as I suddenly realised my blind spot for Burgundy was caused simply by my lack of varietal-specific Riedels.

    So now I definitely need to get some of M. Brun’s Bourgogne rouge - especially as it is moins seize pourcent chez Vinatis. The Morgon Côte du Py is en promo too - a Noël special, it seems. I’m guessing he must be the CEO. Cheers, Noël!
     
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2020
  11. Ponty

    Ponty pfm Member

    The Wild Soul has arrived, looking forward to trying it.
     
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  12. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    They can also smell the size of your bank balance.
     
  13. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    In my usual fashion I bought first and researched later - it looks like they are a fairly old and no longer sold (by Riedel) line, but still to be found new here and there for £40 or more a pair, so I reckon a good buy. Riedel say I’m allowed to drink Beaujolais from them, so the PN folk can relax - I’ll keep a respectful distance from your patch.
     
  14. Dogberry

    Dogberry pfm Member

    Yeah, not one of their special ranges but still worth a punt hopefully.
     
  15. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    I shall write a strongly worded letter to tkmaxx. I had always assumed they were somewhere between Fortnums and Harrods when it came to flogging only top of the range clobber.
     
  16. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    J J Prum Kabinett with Thai food last night. Confused myself with all that chat about scoring but I'll give it "Close to Excellent" (leaving space for all those high priced rieslings I haven't tasted).
    On the easier to use 'Buy Again or Not ?' scale it is 'Buy Again'.
     
  17. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

    Exc- then.
     
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  18. Dogberry

    Dogberry pfm Member

  19. eternumviti

    eternumviti Wittering on the Vine

    I don't know, and I'm not sure if the next recommended item on the price list, Triple Satin Toilet Rolls, has an bearing on the answer.

    Certainly strip the romance out of it.
     
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  20. Dogberry

    Dogberry pfm Member

    Bummer dude.
     
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