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    Quote Originally Posted by The Black Adder View Post
    Very good gear indeed...

    Personally I think 2010 was a from fantastic year for most mid region French wines so if I see a 2010 AOC I just buy it..
    I do the same for 2009, which is universally acknowledged as an outstanding year for Bordeaux.

    Just bought a case of 2009 Château Le Coin. The vineyards, situated in Entre Deux Mers, are of the same limestone as that of the neighbouring Saint–Émilion.



    Notwithstanding Marco’s excellent recommendation of the 2006 Château Tour du Cauze Saint Émilion Grand Cru, some claim the 2009 Château Le Coin tastes like Saint-Émilion Grand Cru, but for less (£8 a bottle). I’ll let you know after I have tried both!

    Also picked up a couple of bottles of 2009 Château Portal Minervoise, Cuvée Jérôme.



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    oooooooooooooh!

    where do you buy from Barry? the 2009 Château Le Coin I've had before and it's a cracker so I would like to get me hands on a batch of it.

    Incidentally, does anyone fancy a bulk buy? Or has anyone got an old Bedford van and we shall take a trip over... lol - It's got to be a Bedford! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Black Adder View Post
    oooooooooooooh!

    where do you buy from Barry? the 2009 Château Le Coin I've had before and it's a cracker so I would like to get me hands on a batch of it.

    Incidentally, does anyone fancy a bulk buy? Or has anyone got an old Bedford van and we shall take a trip over... lol - It's got to be a Bedford! lol
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    Has anyone ever found either a reliable wine critic/reviewer or web-site? I swear it's a conspiracy, almost every recommendation for wine I've gotten at a shop, every positive review I've read, web recommendation and so-on, has been utter crap. I'm usually better off just taking a stab myself. I know it's difficult, what when some folks love "blockbuster" dense wines w/ 90+ Robert Parker ratings and hang on his every word, and others like finessy/food-friendly wines (me).

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    Some of the ‘slurps’, mostly Bordeaux, enjoyed over the Festive Season:

    2006 Château Camail
    (£10 a bottle)

    2006 Château Labourdette
    (£10 a bottle)

    2007 Château Mugron
    (~ £10 a bottle)

    2005 Château Castelbruck, Margaux
    (~ £12 a bottle)




    2005 Colombiere-Monpelou, Pauillac


    2006 Lamberti Amerone

    (A bit of a bargain at £15 a bottle.)

    2007 Cuvée du Vatican, Châteauneuf-du-Pape
    (£19 a bottle)

    2009 Vieux Domaine Bertineau, Lalande de Pomerol
    (£15 a bottle)





    Plus a few bottles of Ogio, Pinot Grigo

    (Normally £10 a bottle, but bought a case when Tesco had it on offer at half price.)
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    We're just about to rip the cork out of one of these. Haven't got a clue what it's like, but I'm reliably informed (by the label notes) that it has an 'unctuous & lingering body'

    Oooooh-err, missus. Can't wait!



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    Quote Originally Posted by The Grand Wazoo View Post
    We're just about to rip the cork out of one of these. Haven't got a clue what it's like, but I'm reliably informed (by the label notes) that it has an 'unctuous & lingering body'

    Oooooh-err, missus. Can't wait!


    Just drinking a less salubrious Corbières, very acceptable though, la Vendange from Asda - £10 for 3 bottles!

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    unc·tu·ous   [uhngk-choo-uhs]
    adjective
    1. characterized by excessive piousness or moralistic fervor, especially in an affected manner; excessively smooth, suave, or smug.
    2. of the nature of or characteristic of an unguent or ointment; oily; greasy.
    3. having an oily or soapy feel, as certain minerals.

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