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    Attention all whisky lovers, especially those that enjoy Islay malts:



    My local Coop is selling the 70cl Laphroaig Islay single malt for less than £20! The offer ends 18.01.11, so hurry - at that price I bought two!
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    For Christmas I was given a bottle of the Quarter Cask that I think both of us enjoyed so much last year Barry. Having a snifter is a tough choice in this house at the moment, what with that & the Arbelour sitting side by side in the cupboard!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Grand Wazoo View Post
    For Christmas I was given a bottle of the Quarter Cask that I think both of us enjoyed so much last year Barry. Having a snifter is a tough choice in this house at the moment, what with that & the Arbelour sitting side by side in the cupboard!
    Haha! - It's a tough choice Chris, but someone's got to make it! I'm in a similar position myself.

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    Any home brewers of beer here? if so i'll get cracking with a fresh Topic!

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    To be ‘laid down’ for a couple of years:

    2009 Chateau Dubois Gramond Bordeaux


    Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon


    2006 Chateau la Picherie Montgne Saint-Émilion


    Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon


    2009 Chateau Rollin Haute-Médoc


    Cabernet Sauvignon


    All around £16 a bottle
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    Nice, Barry. Just in case you hadn't noticed, the Castello San Lorenzo Rioja Reserva is back on offer at Tesco - half price again, but the original price had gone up 10%... Still, at £5.24 a bottle it is still a bargain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex_UK View Post
    Nice, Barry. Just in case you hadn't noticed, the Castello San Lorenzo Rioja Reserva is back on offer at Tesco - half price again, but the original price had gone up 10%... Still, at £5.24 a bottle it is still a bargain.
    Good call Alex!

    I haven't visited my Tesco for about six weeks now. Good job I spotted your post this morning before I went shopping. Needless to say, I have 'stocked up'. The offer ends 22.02.11, so time enough for a few more. Verily my 'cellar' runeth over!

    Personally I think the San Lorenzo Reserva is better than the Berberana.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    I have 'stocked up'
    Excellent!

    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Personally I think the San Lorenzo Reserva is better than the Berberana.
    I'd agree, my wife prefers the more oaky Berberana, but to be honest we're not fussy when either are on offer!
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    Nice reccos, Barry - noted

    Sorry, but I have to chuckle at "Chateau la Picherie" (pron: peesherie). I can't help thinking of pissoirs, where one would take a 'pich' (peesh)

    I believe that wine may have considerable 'lime' content!

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    Hi Marco,

    I realise my post on the clarets was somewhat scant and probably not very informative. I’ll try to put that right by expanding what I know about them.


    Château Dubois Gramont 2009, Bordeaux AOC

    Situated in Blaye, across the river from the Médoc cru of Margaux. 2009 was by all accounts a very good year for Bordeaux. A mixture of largely Merlot and a little Cabernet Sauvignon grape: the Merlot providing soft, ripe summer fruits and the Cabernet blackcurrant notes.

    Can be drunk now but will benefit from cellaring for a couple of years, allowing more complex savoury notes to develop. 12.5% ABV. Drink by end 2015. This wine works out at £8 a bottle.


    Château La Picherie 2006, Montagne-Saint-Emilion AOC

    There is nothing lavatorial or even ‘fishy’ () about this small family-run estate of 3.5ha. The vines are 90% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged between 30 and 80 years.

    Deep plum and black cherry flavours. A few years cellaring will allow the wine to take on more complex notes. Drink by 2016. £16 a bottle


    Château Rollin 2009, Haut-Médoc AOC

    A petit vin from a family estate adjacent to Paulliac. Again this is a 2009 Bordeaux and one that I am looking forward to drinking in a couple of years time. Drink by 2016, 13.5% ABV. £14 a bottle


    I ordered all these wines from Laithwaites.

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