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Mbadger77
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Re: Fine Drinking Wine

Post by Mbadger77 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:34 pm

Large delivery today so will be reporting any gems. 2 new suppliers as well. Yapp Brothers who I’ve never heard of and have a nice spread of different wines at reasonable prices. Howard and Ripley (German and Burgundy specialist) who’s website is rubbish but spoke to somebody there who put together something for me and sorted out some new ones to try,
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Re: Fine Drinking Wine

Post by Mbadger77 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:37 pm

Tandem 2014 as recommended by JLR5. Nice drop. Pretty big fruit and definitely tobacco if glass left but easy to drink. It’s a Syrah so Shiraz style which isn’t really what I go for these days (though might be revisiting that).
Thought might be bit big and bold for the wife but she surprised me like she sometimes does and she liked it. Probably better next day once warmed up rather than at 15degress that I store them at.
Good value at £12-14 and a bit different. Well worth trying, bought from yapp brothers.

Dinner party tomorrow (very rare for me) so the 2012 Auslese will be going and maybe a desert Wine
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Re: Fine Drinking Wine

Post by JLRnumber5 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:09 pm

I've not tried the 2014. Still have some 2012 and some 2013. It definitely improves over another year or two but also drinks well now. I'm not a massive Syrah fan either but definitely rate this.
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Re: Fine Drinking Wine

Post by Mbadger77 » Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:18 am

I don’t want to make this a one man boreathon about what did I drink today but for any with a SW postcode and if you don’t know already. The Teddington Cheese shop. All sorts of wild, wonderful and delicious. Finished a good meal with a Doisy Daene desert wine (Sauternes) which is good and relatively cheap.
On desert wines there is that South African one as well. Constantia.
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Re: Fine Drinking Wine

Post by Mbadger77 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:45 pm

Well after the bumper delivery I’ve managed to taste a few and some new revelations for myself. German Pinot Noir.
Don’t overlook it and certainly have a try as it’s well priced and easy to drink as Pinot should be.
Two that have interested me at £28 and £13 respectively are:

Julg 2013 Pinot Noir

Shelter winery 2015 Spatburgunder (not as good as the Pinot but half the price)

Also had a half bottle of this which was ok and would have again,
Vacaueyras recolte 2012 cuvee speciale (yapp brothers)
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Re: Fine Drinking Wine

Post by Mbadger77 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:26 pm

Had to add this on. For a non white wine drinker this was another revelation. Lovely with a roast pork today, super clean, rounded and a dry Riesling. Under £30 a bottle and a Grand Cru.

Peter Lauer 2012 SCHONFELS Fass 11 GG
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Re: Fine Drinking Wine

Post by Big Pimp » Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:04 pm

Give me a nice beer any day of the week..... philistine though I am
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Re: Fine Drinking Wine

Post by Mbadger77 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:03 pm

Big Pimp wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:04 pm
Give me a nice beer any day of the week..... philistine though I am
No problem there. Now I did get some Einstock the other night. Can buy in Majestic and it’s Icelandic. Toasted porter and a white ale.
I’m not a big lager fan TBH. Guinness or a Rev James my normal.
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Re: Fine Drinking Wine

Post by JAGFlubster » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:23 am

Mbadger77 wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:45 pm
Well after the bumper delivery I’ve managed to taste a few and some new revelations for myself. German Pinot Noir.
Don’t overlook it and certainly have a try as it’s well priced and easy to drink as Pinot should be.
Two that have interested me at £28 and £13 respectively are:

Julg 2013 Pinot Noir

Shelter winery 2015 Spatburgunder (not as good as the Pinot but half the price)

Also had a half bottle of this which was ok and would have again,
Vacaueyras recolte 2012 cuvee speciale (yapp brothers)
Badger

Couldn't agree more. Went to a Pinot Noir tasting evening a couple of years ago organised by the oxford Wine company. Luckily Mrs Flub was the designated driver so I did a lot of "tasting for two" and hence my detailed memory is a tad sketchy.

I do remember that the hands down winners were a couple of German Pinots in the £20 area per bottle. Quite stunning indeed. Not sure where they would rate from an investment perspective, but from an enthusiastic amateurs drinking perspective they were great!

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Re: Fine Drinking Wine

Post by Mbadger77 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:55 pm

JAGFlubster wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:23 am
Mbadger77 wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:45 pm
Well after the bumper delivery I’ve managed to taste a few and some new revelations for myself. German Pinot Noir.
Don’t overlook it and certainly have a try as it’s well priced and easy to drink as Pinot should be.
Two that have interested me at £28 and £13 respectively are:

Julg 2013 Pinot Noir

Shelter winery 2015 Spatburgunder (not as good as the Pinot but half the price)

Also had a half bottle of this which was ok and would have again,
Vacaueyras recolte 2012 cuvee speciale (yapp brothers)
Badger

Couldn't agree more. Went to a Pinot Noir tasting evening a couple of years ago organised by the oxford Wine company. Luckily Mrs Flub was the designated driver so I did a lot of "tasting for two" and hence my detailed memory is a tad sketchy.

I do remember that the hands down winners were a couple of German Pinots in the £20 area per bottle. Quite stunning indeed. Not sure where they would rate from an investment perspective, but from an enthusiastic amateurs drinking perspective they were great!

Flub!
Oh this thread is nothing to do with investment - that would be new thread for the future :)
Certainly you don’t buy £20 and £30 wines for investment, x that by 10 generally.

The German GG white I tried last night was fantastic and even though I’m not a dry white drinker - I’ll be getting a case of 6 as it was that clean, fresh and rounded and good.
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