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Wine lover's guide

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Matabele, Dec 9, 2004.

  1. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    I thought I might start a thread where we could swap tips on good wines.

    I'm currently drinking a Jacobs Creek Reserve Cab Sav 2001. Not a bad drop though I've had better. Would go well with curry.
     
  2. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    the merlot from the mclindens estate is perhaps the best I have ever had. The 2002 is great.

    They are a boutique winery in the Hunter, but a geat wine. Their alecante bouche isnt bad either
     
  3. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    Can't go wrong with most Penfolds Reds.
     
  4. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    2002 is generally recognised as a very good vintage for reds - particularly in the Barossa.

    I must admit to having recently cellared some Penfolds Koonungra Hill Shiraz Cabernet 2002. I can't say how it tastes though, maybe in a few years. :p
     
  5. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    If it's red I drink it.
     
  6. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    thats a good summation. But Vicky hates letting me pick the wine, im like a kid in a candy store, ill spend at least 15 minutes to half an hour deciding on the wine.

    :D
     
  7. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    I do prefer Wolf Blass to Penfolds.
     
  8. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    Yeah thats good too!
     
  9. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    Ive drunk many a different red now, some very expensive. Wold blass yellow label is my number one pick. it has always been a good drop and at a very reasonable price. Also it goes with most foods it seems.
     
  10. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    im a big fan of the Wolf Blass shiraz.
    Yellow label is good, but its worth the extra dollars for the platinum every now and then
     
  11. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    I also try to make a habit of drinking my wines at 6 years - most are best that way. Even these days when they claim the wine has already matured you will find after 4 - 6 years it is much better.
     
  12. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    nah **** that. I couldnt keep anything in my cupboard that long without drinking it.

    Case of beer, gooorrrnee
    scotch goooorrrne

    Actually I have 3 bottles of wine in there that have been there for about a year but they will be gone before too long
     
  13. Volley

    Volley Well-Known Member

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    I dont know if anyone has tried it but [i:c141e608d4]Chateau Verdaflore[/i:c141e608d4] is a nice "drop".
     
  14. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    Zap its worth it. **** $5 bottles after 6 years are genereally better than $30 bottles drunk straight away.

    When i move early next year im getting a wine rack that will hold about 50. I aim to fill in in 2 years. I have some getting to the 6 years now. Best wine ive ever had i got for my 18th, i drank it at 6 years.

    Once you hit 6 years you will have the supply anyway.
     
  15. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Good strategy Fluff - I agree with you.

    Though I'd be putting a Platinum Wolf Blass in the cellar for a minimum of 10.
     
  16. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    6 is a good genereal figure, however depending on the actual wine it will vary. I dont claim to be an expert but i have recieved plenty of advice from those that do.
     
  17. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    I agree Fluffy. But a $180 bottle of platinum should have a few more than 6 years in it.

    Best wine I've had was a 14 year old Cab Sav from the Coonoowarra. beoooooooooooooootiful!!
     
  18. fLIP

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    My grandfather has a walk in wine fridge type celler thing with floor to celing wall to wall wines from all over the world. Im not too fused on the stuff myself, but, im sure as age grabs me I will understand what you all rave about. I do know that goon is apparently very effective when short on change. :D
     
  19. ManlyBacker

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    I really like Koonunga Hill for a nightly drop and go for the Cab Merlot. I noticed that they have changed to screwtops which probably doesn't mean cellaring is a great idea.
     
  20. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    yes i think they are designed for immediate consumption.

    and mata i wish i could afford 120 for a bottle.
     

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