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by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
August 6th, 2019, 4:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long were you on the Monte Bello waiting list?
Replies: 33
Views: 1757

Re: How long were you on the Monte Bello waiting list?

I am a fan of the Estate cab, and if I were younger and if the price was decent I would not object to it to get the MB, but I just dropped off. The MB I have is not really going to be ready until I am well into my 70s. Just didn't make any sense for me. Neal, exactly the same situation here. I sign...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
August 6th, 2019, 12:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have We Reached Peak Rosé?
Replies: 46
Views: 1905

Re: Have We Reached Peak Rosé?

I think to me the point is that Rose is a broad category, like Red. A gamut of styles and quality from dreck to excellent. +1 But I think the average wine drinker sees Rosé like they see, say, Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay, with no understanding that Rosé can be made from any number of grape variet...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
August 5th, 2019, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Emidio Pepe - Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo)
Replies: 46
Views: 1820

Re: TN: 2016 Emidio Pepe - Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo)

newhere This is a very informative thread on a wine I have been looking to try. Looks like there is a 1997 and a 2010 European version as well as a 2003 US version for sale on winebid right now. It appears to me that the back label distinguishes whether it was aged in a vat or a bottle. Hopefully s...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
July 31st, 2019, 12:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Emidio Pepe - Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo)
Replies: 46
Views: 1820

Re: TN: 2016 Emidio Pepe - Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo)

There's zero doubt that the 2015 and 2016 Trebbiano that Envoyer sold was the non-export, young vines wine, based on: when they were selling the bottles (when the Envoyer offer came in, the old vine wine hadn't been released yet), the serial numbers on the bottles (Levi pointed out that the young vi...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
July 31st, 2019, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Emidio Pepe - Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo)
Replies: 46
Views: 1820

Re: TN: 2016 Emidio Pepe - Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo)

I let Greg at Envoyer know about this thread. He thanked me and said he'd talk to his supplier and clarify which bottling they got (but it was clear from this thread that it was the earlier drinking Italian market bottling). I just got a new offer from Envoyer for the 2017 Trebbiano and he makes it ...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
July 26th, 2019, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Emidio Pepe - Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo)
Replies: 46
Views: 1820

Re: TN: 2016 Emidio Pepe - Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo)

Markus S wrote:
July 26th, 2019, 6:13 am
I've also seen bottles with "Triple 'A'" written on with a sticker and wondering what does this mean?
My Envoyer bottles have the Triple A sticker too.
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
July 26th, 2019, 4:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Emidio Pepe - Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo)
Replies: 46
Views: 1820

Re: TN: 2016 Emidio Pepe - Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo)

Thanks Levi. You’re right: I assumed malo in the vat would take some time and therefore those would be bottled after the old vine wine. I let Greg at Envoyer know about this thread, as I assume he’d appreciate learning more about these wines. He didn’t represent the wine as old vine or young vine - ...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
July 25th, 2019, 7:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Emidio Pepe - Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo)
Replies: 46
Views: 1820

Re: TN: 2016 Emidio Pepe - Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo)

Fascinating Levi. Thanks for the link to your prior explanation. I bought my bottles last year from Envoyer @ $50 USD. They imported them directly from Italy. The bottle numbers on my 2015s are very low: 00023 and 00086. I was confused by your previous post because you initially said that the old vi...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
July 25th, 2019, 4:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Petite Sirah is pretty boring
Replies: 94
Views: 4466

Re: Petite Sirah is pretty boring

+1 on Retro. And of course an even bigger vote for Dunn. Those ‘90s Dunn PS are stunning.
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
July 24th, 2019, 2:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Emidio Pepe - Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo)
Replies: 46
Views: 1820

Re: TN: 2016 Emidio Pepe - Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo)

My glass came from Roscioli, in Rome. Now I have no idea which version I had. 95% you had a young vines wine. In terms of which of the young vines wines, you will never know. They do not blend the vats. So in reality there are several different young vine wines, and several old vine wines. Hi Levi,...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
July 22nd, 2019, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chinese Food Wine Pairing Suggestions
Replies: 27
Views: 858

Re: Chinese Food Wine Pairing Suggestions

Veuve Cliquot Demi sec. killer with Chinese food. Loves the salt and the sweet and the bubbles just add the finishing touch. While not necessarily this bottle, a slightly sweeter champagne was my first intuition and recommendation. Riesling as a second idea. I can’t think of any red that I would dr...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
July 21st, 2019, 1:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10673
Views: 368424

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Over the last few nights while camping: A magnum of 2010 Marchesi di Barolo Cannubi . AG said this was an early drinker and gave an end date of 2018. Um, no. It’s drinking very well with some air but it’s still a young’un with serious tannins. It’s also a better wine than Galloni seems to think it i...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
July 21st, 2019, 1:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11493
Views: 531120

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Some 2008 Bollinger La Grande Année
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
July 21st, 2019, 1:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Pierre Moncuit - Champagne Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut (France, Champagne, Champagne Grand Cru)
Replies: 8
Views: 558

Re: TN: NV Pierre Moncuit - Champagne Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut (France, Champagne, Champagne Grand Cru)

Viet, Envoyer originally offered the 2006 Millesime back in Feb 2016 for $49.99. This is at least the second offer - but at a 20% price hike. FWIW I opened a bottle last weekend and liked it very much. Stylistically it reminded me of Bollinger. Haha, I guess that’s why there are some left even thou...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
July 21st, 2019, 1:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Emidio Pepe - Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo)
Replies: 46
Views: 1820

Re: TN: 2016 Emidio Pepe - Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo)

Thanks to the OP for the TN. Picked up both the 2015 and 2016 from Envoyer for $50. But I've put them in long term storage and don't plan to touch them for at least a few more years. Everything I've read leads me to believe that these will be better at 6-10 years post vintage. I also have been buyin...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
July 21st, 2019, 4:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Pierre Moncuit - Champagne Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut (France, Champagne, Champagne Grand Cru)
Replies: 8
Views: 558

Re: TN: NV Pierre Moncuit - Champagne Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut (France, Champagne, Champagne Grand Cru)

Viet, Envoyer originally offered the 2006 Millesime back in Feb 2016 for $49.99. This is at least the second offer - but at a 20% price hike. FWIW I opened a bottle last weekend and liked it very much. Stylistically it reminded me of Bollinger.
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
July 21st, 2019, 4:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stuck in Toronto for an extra night - where to go?
Replies: 15
Views: 692

Re: Stuck in Toronto for an extra night - where to go?

Grey Gardens was an excellent suggestion - glad it worked out for you - and I’d also second Joel’s recommendation of Richmond Station.
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
July 17th, 2019, 1:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines of Etna
Replies: 48
Views: 2388

Re: Wines of Etna

I forget to mention Terre Nere! I have only ever had the basic Etna Rosso but I really liked it as well. Im curious from both of you, have you had the other bottlings (Sottana, PrePhyloxera, etc) and are they worth the price jump? 100% yes. I've tried most (if not all) of them in various vintages a...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
July 17th, 2019, 12:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Pierre Moncuit - Champagne Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut (France, Champagne, Champagne Grand Cru)
Replies: 8
Views: 558

Re: TN: NV Pierre Moncuit - Champagne Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut (France, Champagne, Champagne Grand Cru)

Big fan of Pierre Moncuit here. Is this the same as the Cuvée Pierre Moncuit-Delos Blanc de Blancs Brut? Clicking through on your tasting note link, the images show the Cuvée Pierre Moncuit-Delos bottle. If so, it's a terrific value. And so is the Pierre Moncuit Cuvée Hugues de Coulmet Blanc de Blan...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
July 11th, 2019, 11:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1571
Views: 85700

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Grabbed 3 bottles of the Mouzon-Leroux l'Ascendant and a couple of the magnums of the Philipponnat Cuvee 1522.
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
July 10th, 2019, 11:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your recent auction purchase?
Replies: 41
Views: 2170

Re: What is your recent auction purchase?

A few from Spectrum: 2 x 1997 Beaulieu Vineyard Tapestry Reserve 1 x 2014 Domaine Chandon de Briailles Corton-Clos du Roi 1 x 2014 Domaine Chandon de Briailles Corton-Bressandes 1 magnum x 2014 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chenevottes 1 x 1990 Bollinger Champagne La Grand...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
July 10th, 2019, 11:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction Finds
Replies: 39
Views: 2514

Re: Auction Finds

Parker's bdx book summarized the year as (paraphrasing) small quantities of vile, undrinkable wine. ”The wines were terrible, and the pours were too small.” Exactly. There's an old joke, surely in the Ron Memorial Thread, about the elderly couple at the early bird; the food is awful and the portion...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
June 29th, 2019, 6:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 746
Views: 47130

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

N.V. Pierre Moncuit Champagne Cuvée Hugues de Coulmet Blanc de Blancs Brut

Big fan of this as a daily drinker Champagne. Super value. Lovely balance between the citrus and brioche, creamy texture, and just the right level of dosage for my taste.
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
June 28th, 2019, 7:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend
Replies: 90
Views: 2642

Re: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend

Wish the poll had differentiated between Northern Rhone (probably my first choice) and Southern Rhone (close to my last choice).
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
June 28th, 2019, 5:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Greatest field blend wines?
Replies: 55
Views: 2496

Re: Greatest field blend wines?

Giving Italian white field blends some love. Two of my favourites: Giuseppe Quintarelli Secco Cà del Merlo Jermann Vintage Tunina The Quintarelli is a field blend of Garganega, Trebbiano, Sauv Blanc, Chard and Saorin. Vintage Tunina is a field blend of Sauv Blanc, Chard, Ribolla Gialla, and Malvasia.
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
June 25th, 2019, 1:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 746
Views: 47130

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Over the past week: 1995 Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires 2002 Gosset Celebris Extra Brut Both were superb. Regrettably, it was my last bottle of the '95 Heidsieck. Awaiting arrival of the 2004s. Envoyer just offered the 2004 today. The price however is $139. That was Envoyer's second go-rou...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
June 24th, 2019, 11:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 746
Views: 47130

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Over the past week:

1995 Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires
2002 Gosset Celebris Extra Brut

Both were superb. Regrettably, it was my last bottle of the '95 Heidsieck. Awaiting arrival of the 2004s.
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
June 19th, 2019, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1986 Cabernet Suggestions
Replies: 35
Views: 1497

Re: 1986 Cabernet Suggestions

Bill Moore wrote:
June 19th, 2019, 4:07 am
Dunn’s 1986 Howell Mt. and Napa bottlings are both great and will no doubt have plenty of stuffing left.
+1 on the Dunn HM. My recent bottles have been excellent.
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
June 2nd, 2019, 5:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Bouchard Père et Fils Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières
Replies: 6
Views: 804

Re: TN: 2008 Bouchard Père et Fils Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières

I've had a couple of 2006 Les Perrières recently that have suffered from premox.
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
May 25th, 2019, 5:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Online wine auction offerings becoming sparse and pricey?
Replies: 67
Views: 4442

Re: Online wine auction offerings becoming sparse and pricey?

There are still plenty of deals to be had at auction provided that you're not after baller wines, and are instead seeking out relatively under the radar stuff. It also helps to frequent auction houses that don't have ridiculous reserves that are virtually the going retail price. My formula is for my...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
May 17th, 2019, 3:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer
Replies: 207
Views: 13287

Re: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer

I also signed up at the end of 2013 and received my first futures offer a few months later (the 2013 vintage). My allocation has always been the same: 4 x 750ml of the Monte Bello. No other sizes of the MB, and never any need to buy their other wines. When did they start asking new members to purcha...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
April 28th, 2019, 5:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Terra di Lavoro
Replies: 12
Views: 639

Re: TN: 2004 Terra di Lavoro

I recently picked up a vertical of Lavoro: one bottle each of 2003 through 2008. Any thoughts on ranking those six vintages in terms of accessibility? Are any of them at or nearing peak?
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
April 27th, 2019, 5:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping season, when things come home to roost.
Replies: 49
Views: 2560

Re: Shipping season, when things come home to roost.

I ship to upstate NY, and it seemed like an unusually short shipping window this spring. There were only about 6 weeks when it wasn't either too warm at the source or too cold at the destination. I picked up my final batch of shipments yesterday from 7 sources (auctions, retailers and wineries). 3 x...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
April 21st, 2019, 12:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your house champagne?
Replies: 90
Views: 3599

Re: What's your house champagne?

These are semi-regular case purchases:

Larmandier-Bernier Longitude
Laherte Freres Grand Brut Ultradition

But this is the one of which I’ve bought the most over the years.

Pierre Moncuit Hughues de Coulmet BdB Brut
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
April 19th, 2019, 1:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 995
Views: 52768

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

I am holding out a single grain of hope that I'll land any of my requests for the aged Bdx. that came through in today's afternoon offer. I replied fairly late, and it was by email ... so we'll see ... I replied within a minute of receiving the email. I only asked for one bottle: the '85 Leoville B...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
April 3rd, 2019, 11:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Examples of "restrained" To Kalon Vneyard wines
Replies: 28
Views: 1888

Re: Examples of "restrained" To Kalon Vneyard wines

Brian You'll discover auctions soon enough. Its Andy's weakness already [cheers.gif] Who me? [bow.gif] pileon BTW I have an unwritten agreement with another WB forumite that when either of us sees aged Detert come up for sale, we usually try to share the wealth. (Notice the qualifiers in that sente...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
April 3rd, 2019, 4:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Examples of "restrained" To Kalon Vneyard wines
Replies: 28
Views: 1888

Re: Examples of "restrained" To Kalon Vneyard wines

Brian You'll discover auctions soon enough. Its Andy's weakness already [cheers.gif] Who me? [bow.gif] pileon BTW I have an unwritten agreement with another WB forumite that when either of us sees aged Detert come up for sale, we usually try to share the wealth. (Notice the qualifiers in that sente...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
April 2nd, 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Pinot noir you wouldn’t serve to your worst enemy
Replies: 22
Views: 2337

Re: TN: Pinot noir you wouldn’t serve to your worst enemy

I've said this before, but the majority of consumers who want to drink a pinot do NOT want to drink a pinot that tastes like most Burgundies or high end Pinots made elsewhere - they want to drink a 'generic tasting' wine that gives hints of pinot but, most importantly, want to be able to say that t...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
April 2nd, 2019, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Examples of "restrained" To Kalon Vneyard wines
Replies: 28
Views: 1888

Re: Examples of "restrained" To Kalon Vneyard wines

My vote also goes for MAC. And while I have never had Detert Cabernet Franc, I've heard its delicious and made in a more balanced style than your typical NapaBomb these days. I'm a fan of Detert's Cab Sauv, but for my palate their wines need a LONG LONG time in bottle to calm down. In the past year...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
April 2nd, 2019, 1:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are your top italian whites ?
Replies: 92
Views: 2746

Re: What are your top italian whites ?

Another that I recently tried for the first time (thanks Envoyer!) and would add to my list:
  • Edi Kante Vitovska Selezione
The clarity and salinity of a good Chablis balanced with a melange of orchard fruit.
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
April 2nd, 2019, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are your top italian whites ?
Replies: 92
Views: 2746

Re: What are your top italian whites ?

Andrew, Never tasted this Quintarelli's white (Garganega, Trebbiano Toscano, Sauvignon Bianco, Chardonnay and Saorin) It's terrific, IMHO, and an annual case buy for me. A bonus: it's still reasonably priced at under $40 USD. Viscous mouthfeel with apricot, peach, lemon, and sweet honeysuckle, but ...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
April 2nd, 2019, 5:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are your top italian whites ?
Replies: 92
Views: 2746

Re: What are your top italian whites ?

Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Bianco Santo Spirito - the single vineyard bottling Bruno Giacosa Roero Arneis Giuseppe Quintarelli Bianco Secco Cà del Merlo Jermann Vintage Tunina Valentini Trebbiano d'Abruzzo Speaking of Italian whites, my biggest wine folly was buying a bunch of the Fiorano (Boncom...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
April 1st, 2019, 7:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Possibly the best $13 bottle
Replies: 64
Views: 6271

Re: Possibly the best $13 bottle

The 2015 was released here in Ontario last year and was re-released a few weeks ago at $19.95 CAD. I tried a bottle when it was first released and was not a fan. Same reasons as others have stated: flabby, simple, too sweet.
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
March 22nd, 2019, 1:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1571
Views: 85700

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Cool to see the LB Les Chemins d'Avize offered today. Right up my alley so pulled the lever for that one. I've been curious about that wine but decided to pass as we just came back from Champagne with just over a case, so I'm holding off on purchases for a little while... We'll see how long this la...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
March 5th, 2019, 2:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer
Replies: 207
Views: 13287

Re: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer

If not for my age and my strong preference for aged MB, I would eagerly make this purchase every year. I dropped off 2 years ago I’m in the same boat. I was going to drop off this year but couldn’t resist the 2018 offer. FWIW my first year on the list was for the 2013 vintage. No waiting list, and ...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
March 5th, 2019, 2:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Canadians in here?
Replies: 43
Views: 2019

Re: Canadians in here?

Another Torontonian here.
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
January 24th, 2019, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 995
Views: 52768

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

2014 Valentini Trebbiano d'Abruzzo is $110. Previous Envoyer offers were $90 for the 2013 and $75 for the 2011.

I expect the increases are at source and not Greg's doing. Still... ouch. It's a big pass at that price.
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
January 14th, 2019, 12:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne
Replies: 180
Views: 9038

Re: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne

I bought 12 of the 2006 Comtes and the 5 I've opened so far have all been consistently great. No noticeable variation. I'm trying not to touch the rest for at least a few more years. But as wonderful as the 2006 is, a bottle of 2002 that I opened a few months ago was noticeably better. Perhaps it wa...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
January 12th, 2019, 6:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar
Replies: 186
Views: 8482

Re: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar

2008 Hickinbotham Shiraz / Cabernet - Australia, South Australia, Fleurieu, Clarendon (8/20/2014) Vile. Massive, jammy nose of overripe-to-the-point-of-rotting raspberry and blackberry, pepper and liquorice. Weird rotting vegetation notes. Palate is similar. Far too rich and jammy, with an off putt...
by Andrew A r n t f i e l d
January 12th, 2019, 5:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Now that 2018 is over: your wine of the year
Replies: 189
Views: 7583

Re: Now that 2018 is over: your wine of the year

Jim Anderson wrote:
January 1st, 2019, 2:54 pm
luc@sl@belle wrote:
January 1st, 2019, 2:35 pm
1997 Gaja Sperss flirtysmile
Had that on release. Amazing even then.
That was my #2 WOTY. It was a close call but I gave the #1 slot to a wildly complex 2002 Bollinger R.D. Extra Brut.

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