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Christmas Wine II

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

  1. mandryka

    mandryka pfm Member

    I remember once going on a walk along a mountain path in the south of Crete and suddenly, in the middle of nowhere, there was a wooden statue a bit like those ones in Naples, but large. I asked the locals about it and they said it was a local tradition, I guess going back to pagan times.

    And of course there’s a wonderful one in the Guggenheim in Venice

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  2. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    On a less priapic theme that in turn reminds me of a stay in Mortagne-au-Perche. I had read that there was a famous giant sculpture of a wild boar in the woods overlooking the valley. I asked the staff at the hotel where it was, but was struggling to remember the right word. I got some blank and downright perplexed looks. Later I realised this was because I had asked about a macaron rather than a marcassin. Mind you, the chance to see a statue of a giant macaron overlooking the valley would be enough to get me wandering through the forest.
     
  3. Dogberry

    Dogberry pfm Member

    I think this thread needs renamed "popular wine fallacies".
     
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  4. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr Well, I can dream, can’t I?

    ...must...avoid...references...to... 'Santa's sack'

    Oh, bugger.
     
  5. Dogberry

    Dogberry pfm Member

    A glass of sunshine, couldn't resist opening.
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  6. Dogberry

    Dogberry pfm Member

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    "O for a beaker full of the warm South"
    Delicious.Some chiel mentioned Querciabella.
     
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  7. mandryka

    mandryka pfm Member

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    Azienda Agricola Fraciolli Lombardi, disgusting, by turns too sweet or too sour, you see it here ready to go into the chicken with fennel and saffron.
     
  8. mandryka

    mandryka pfm Member

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    Domaine Mur Mur Ium Ventoux Extrem 2014! Totally delicious, fruit and gravitas. The only problem is the price - I think it’s very correctly priced at £22.99, it’s not a bargain but it is something where you will feel no regrets. But - just. Only just.

    The back label says mur mur is also known as murmure des abeilles, grenache and Syrah, new oak barrels for 15 months - no horrid oak is tasteable. Try it if you see it.
     
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  9. Dogberry

    Dogberry pfm Member

  10. Dogberry

    Dogberry pfm Member

    On a misty night original
     
  11. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    All this talk about pinot noir on the other wine thread has reminded me that my Crystallum Cinema is really nice now so opening another. They are 2015 and not sure how long they last...seems a good excuse to me.
     
  12. andrew d

    andrew d pfm Member

    Finding it very confusing to have two threads. Especially now that they are also discussing wine. I did wonder given that they are typically discussing Stiff drinks, whether the phallic images earlier in the thread were better posted there........ Enjoy your pinot noir.
     
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  13. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    Blimey, I turn my back for a couple of weeks and suddenly folk are posting on upstart new threads. Christmas Wine, accept no substitute...

    This is fab stuff from The Young and Talented Matias Riccitelli. I bought it in January when Majestic were offering it at £18/bottle. They still are, but it is your job to find a store that has stock - they are not going to help. (Hint - I don’t think there is one.)

    This could be the best Malbec I have tasted (so far). It reminds me a bit of the Brumont Bouscassé Vielles Vignes (100% tannat) which is high praise as that is the direction in which my tastebuds seem to be drifting in my dotage. In fact I think one of my Montus La Tyre’s will be my Twelfth Night bottle (in celebration to mark the end of the Ghastly Season.)

    Five of these left. Should have bought more. I’m an idiot, but you knew that.

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  14. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    This was gifted (well two bottles were) a couple of years ago by a restaurateur friend.


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    quite pleasant. Not sure I'd pay what he charges in the restaurant though.
     
  15. Dogberry

    Dogberry pfm Member

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    One that got away,maybe tonight.
     
  16. mandryka

    mandryka pfm Member

    Im very keen to try this because I like the label, and I can get it for about £20 - a later vintage but still. But I don’t want to commit to buying 6 before tasting 1. What to do?
     
  17. Dogberry

    Dogberry pfm Member

    Me too,but I don't want a fruit bomb.Please try it.
    Actually I might get it a mixed case from Majestic
    it's ~£18.Its easy to check which stores have it.
     
  18. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    If it is definitely the same wine I would grab them with both hands. I can’t find them at less than £28 now. At £20 I’d split half a dozen with you, in whatever proportion you fancy.

    If you can find it in a Majestic store I will raise my trilby to you. And ask you which one.
     
  19. mandryka

    mandryka pfm Member

  20. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    I can’t see any reference to the vintage - have they hidden it somewhere? Whatever it is, that looks like a good buy. The labelling is subtly different - the bottle they show is the same as the original one that I had. But as I said there, I’m pretty sure they are the same. If you want to order half a dozen I’ll take three, or five if you don’t like it. How’s that? In fact, I’ll extend the same offer to the matching label Cabernet Franc at the same price. I’d like to try that, and it would cut down on the postage cost per bottle.

    I’m curious about the merchant, though - search for ‘Ministry Of Drinks’ and compare addresses and prices for the same bottles!
     

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