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    Old Golden Hen followed by Edradour 'Chateneuf du Pape' cask malt
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    Been drinking this for last couple of days.
    It's very nice
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    “You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police ... yet in their hearts there is unspoken fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts: words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home -- all the more powerful because forbidden -- terrify them. A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic.”

    Then I saw it. I saw a mum who would die for her son. A man who would kill for his wife. A boy, angry and alone. Laid out in front of him, the bad path. I saw it. And the path was a circle. Round and round. So I changed it.

    “There's a war out there, old friend. A world war. And it's not about who's got the most bullets. It's about who controls the information. What we see and hear, how we work, what we think... it's all about the information!”

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  3. #1143
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    Some recently enjoyed slurps.

    2010 Château Taffard, Médoc, Bordeaux

    http://www.laithwaites.co.uk/product...nan-2010/65227

    (Similar to this image of the 2003 vintage)


    Gold medal winner, Sélectionné par Le Guide Gilbert & Gaillard. Médaille d’Or Récolte 2010, Gold, Concours des Vignerons Independants, 2013

    100% Cabernet Sauvignon

    13.5% ABV. £16 a bottle. (British Airways Wine Club)



    2009 Château Blanchon, Lussac Saint-Emilion



    Médaille d’or Récolte 2009. Médaille d’Or, Concours de Bordeaux, Vins d’Aquitaine 2010.

    14.0% ABV. £23 a bottle. Drink by December 2015



    2008 Château de Pez, Saint-Estephe, Bordeaux



    50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot.

    http://www.cellartracker.com/wine.asp?iWine=725045

    €100



    2011 Château Le Coin, Bordeaux



    80% Merlot, 15%; Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc

    Gold medal winner: Concours General Agricole de Paris, 2012

    14.5% ABV £10 a bottle (Laithwaites). Drink by end 2015



    2007 Château Capbern Gasqueton, Medoc Saint-Estephe



    60% Cabernet Sauvignon; 25-30% Merlot and 10-15% Cabernet Franc.

    13% ABV. Approx £19 a bottle



    2007 Château Le Boscq, Saint-Estephe



    60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon

    http://librairie.thienot.com/media/m...-2012-fr-0.pdf

    Co-op. Approx £25 a bottle, though can be found for ~£15 by shopping around.
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  4. #1144
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    Some nice wines there Barry.. Probably more than I like to pay tbh but on an occasion I spend that kind of money... a hundred is ott though, although I once paid more for a very aged bottle of Bourbon...it was awesome
    Regards,
    Grant .... ؠ ......Don't be such a big girl's blouse

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    **I’ve studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    **Hate makes you impotent, Love makes you crazy. Somewhere in the middle you can survive.**

    “Nothing discloses real character like the use of power. It is easy for the weak to be gentle. Most people can bear adversity. But if you wish to know what a man really is, give him power. This is the supreme test. It is the glory of Lincoln that, having almost absolute power, he never abused it, except on the side of mercy.”

    “You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police ... yet in their hearts there is unspoken fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts: words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home -- all the more powerful because forbidden -- terrify them. A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic.”

    Then I saw it. I saw a mum who would die for her son. A man who would kill for his wife. A boy, angry and alone. Laid out in front of him, the bad path. I saw it. And the path was a circle. Round and round. So I changed it.

    “There's a war out there, old friend. A world war. And it's not about who's got the most bullets. It's about who controls the information. What we see and hear, how we work, what we think... it's all about the information!”

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

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    Haha - at least you read the post thoroughly!

    I did actually pay €100 (~ £80) for the 2008 Château de Pez, since it was bought as part of dinner at a top class restaurant in Athens (The Hotel Grande Bretagne), where wines are charged at three times the dealer's price.

    2008 Château de Pez can be bought for £22 - £35 a bottle. I chose it since it was the cheapest vintage wine on the list, sharing company with the likes of say a €3,500 Pétrus or Margaux! It was a good bottle and probably worth it, I enjoyed it but I was "stuck" for choice!



    Anyway, I have just taken a punt on this:

    2012 La Barrique de Bordeaux



    http://www.laithwaites.co.uk/product...aux-2012/65989

    14% ABV £150 for a case of 12 bottles (= £12.50 a bottle) Normally £19 a bottle.

    I’m rather looking forward to drinking it.
    Barry

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    http://www.grandebretagne.gr/?PS=LGE...TPRP&SWAQ=7M96

    Love it, Barry! How long were you there for, and what was the food like?

    When I was scrolling down your list, as soon as I spied the Pez, I knew it was going to be an expensive bottle... Still, at restaurant prices, that's not too bad. I've paid more in the past on special occasions

    I think you'll enjoy the bottle I've put aside for you (a top-notch Haut-Médoc). It should be on a similar level to the Pez...

    Del's taking me here for my 50th birthday in August, which is just down the road from us: http://www.peckfortoncastle.co.uk/

    Should be good. I'm looking forward to reading their wine list....!

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    We didn't stay there, we only used the restaurant to enjoy a good "blow out" at the end of our holiday.

    To be perfectly honest I can't remember what I eat, think the entreé was a rib-eye steak cooked a point - delicious. Considering the bill came to €250 for the two of us (including €100 for the wine), the food was very reasonably priced considering the quality, service and location and ambience of the restaurant. The views of the Acropolis and Parthenon from the roof-top restaurant were quite stunning!



    (Good job I took the photo of the Château de Pez before we consumed it, otherwise it might have come out looking like the image of the Château Blanchon! The latter, I should add, was not taken by me!)


    Peckforton Castle looks fabulous - I'm sure you will have a wonderful evening there. You're a lucky man Marco! Don't forget to wear your DJ!
    Barry

  8. #1148
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    More my level this. Not cheap this but first impression is lovely wine..just my taste

    Regards,
    Grant .... ؠ ......Don't be such a big girl's blouse

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
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    **I’ve studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    **Hate makes you impotent, Love makes you crazy. Somewhere in the middle you can survive.**

    “Nothing discloses real character like the use of power. It is easy for the weak to be gentle. Most people can bear adversity. But if you wish to know what a man really is, give him power. This is the supreme test. It is the glory of Lincoln that, having almost absolute power, he never abused it, except on the side of mercy.”

    “You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police ... yet in their hearts there is unspoken fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts: words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home -- all the more powerful because forbidden -- terrify them. A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic.”

    Then I saw it. I saw a mum who would die for her son. A man who would kill for his wife. A boy, angry and alone. Laid out in front of him, the bad path. I saw it. And the path was a circle. Round and round. So I changed it.

    “There's a war out there, old friend. A world war. And it's not about who's got the most bullets. It's about who controls the information. What we see and hear, how we work, what we think... it's all about the information!”

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

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    I see it's available from Tesco. I'll check it out - Saint Chinian is an appellation new to me.

    Thanks for the recommendation Grant.
    Barry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    I see it's available from Tesco. I'll check it out - Sainte Chinian is an appellation new to me.

    Thanks for the recommendation Grant.
    Its rather nice barry, and doubt this bottle will last long Its on their Finest range and was reduced a fair bit if memory serves.
    Regards,
    Grant .... ؠ ......Don't be such a big girl's blouse

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
    OPPO BDP-103D - PANASONIC UB450 - PANASONIC 4K ULTRA HD - AVANTREE LR BLUETOOTH - NURAPHONE' BOSE, CAMBRIDGE & SONY HEADPHONES - 2*ZBOOK'- ROON - MULTI HDD'S -

    **I’ve studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    **Hate makes you impotent, Love makes you crazy. Somewhere in the middle you can survive.**

    “Nothing discloses real character like the use of power. It is easy for the weak to be gentle. Most people can bear adversity. But if you wish to know what a man really is, give him power. This is the supreme test. It is the glory of Lincoln that, having almost absolute power, he never abused it, except on the side of mercy.”

    “You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police ... yet in their hearts there is unspoken fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts: words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home -- all the more powerful because forbidden -- terrify them. A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic.”

    Then I saw it. I saw a mum who would die for her son. A man who would kill for his wife. A boy, angry and alone. Laid out in front of him, the bad path. I saw it. And the path was a circle. Round and round. So I changed it.

    “There's a war out there, old friend. A world war. And it's not about who's got the most bullets. It's about who controls the information. What we see and hear, how we work, what we think... it's all about the information!”

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

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