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Christmas Wine

Discussion in 'off topic' started by eternumviti, Dec 24, 2018.

  1. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

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

    Now that’s a review which would actually be useful!
     
  2. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    There’s always one, isn’t there...

    I’m pretty sure they were ’88s. I was told to drink them now or leave them for a long time. I left them for a long time. Too long. They were old and tired. So perhaps it was only twenty years ago.
     
  3. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    I'm just about crawling into the 20th century. Effort is something I avoid wherever possible.
     
  4. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    I’m with you there, Dr H. See above.

    I might be homing in on some 2016 Gigondas l’Argnée. All your fault.
     
  5. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    And I had a glimpse at CellarTracker yesterday evening. I found that the two bottles of 2000 claret that got hidden behind more recent purchases should have been drunk two years ago, so I'd better tackle them next. I also found that the 2011 Pommard I bought at £20 a bottle is now 'worth' £50.
     
  6. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    I wouldn’t get too anxious, as long as they have been reasonably stored they should be OK. I have some 2000 d’Angludet that it tells me should be finished by the end of the year - still seems fine to me - and some Lagrange that it says shouldn’t even be started until next year (I’ve had nine so far.) That one must be an error, but it’s all just guidelines.
     
  7. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    A quick google suggests Beaucastel blanc is more expensive than the rouge. Peculiar. And reminds me why I never bought it.
    It is not that I think white wine is not equal to red (unlike rosé): I have stretched the wallet as far as Kumeu Hunting Hill. It is just that we drink a lot of white and sometimes tend to glug it a bit, starting before a meal.
    Beaucastel red is my red line for price. I wouldn't cross it for a white.
     
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2020
  8. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    I bought a couple of these earlier this year...
    https://www.farrvintners.com/wine.php?wine=14773
    ...but they came in just under The Line, which is set at the same level for me too.

    ‘Dancing, with fleshy undertow’ says Jancis. I’m sure that was the title of an installation I saw at Tate Modern.
     
  9. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    ^ ahh but that is a Sauternes. Another category altogether. And you got the last bottles !
     
  10. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    The only other white I have in that price bracket is a 2006 Ernest Burn Pinot Gris Graines Nobles - although that’s really in a similar category to the Suduiraut. The Burn was on their list at 50€, but it didn’t cost me anything - it was a prezzie, presumably thanks to the Marchbanks charm. Obviously a good thing to use, but it’s such an effort first to find it and then - even harder - try to remember how to turn it on.

    Oh, there are the 1990 Huets as well - more luscious things. That worked the opposite way round - Gaston charmed the socks off me, as I’ve said before.
     
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2020
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  11. blossomchris

    blossomchris I feel better than James Brown

  12. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

  13. eternumviti

    eternumviti Bloviating Brexiter

    Some excellent steel-fermented Chardonnays being made in the south of France now. We've been selling a lot of this kind of Chardonnay this year, the inevitable rebound from all the lean or zingy Sauvignon blancs that people are probably getting a little bored of. Pinot Gris too. There are some lovely bright, citrusy unoaked Chardonnays coming out of Australia now.
     
  14. blossomchris

    blossomchris I feel better than James Brown

    Will do if I can buy a single bottle, hopefully not oaked, perhaps you have links please
     
  15. blossomchris

    blossomchris I feel better than James Brown

    We are both enjoying the non oaked version, very subtle, and pair with simple dishes works for us.

    Will have a look at your stock
     
  16. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    Unoaked chardonnay should be cheaper: no oak barrels to buy.
    Unoaked chardonnay is essentially a chablis isn't it ? Or vice versa.
     
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2020
  17. fama

    fama pfm Member

    Just don't call it Chablis!

    How much wine should I buy before Brexit?
     
  18. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    As much as you can afford and store properly.
     
  19. chartz

    chartz pfm Member

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