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1 hour ago, Mendes said:

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What year was the Pen 389, looks like 2010?

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Our Annual Wine of the Year dinner was last night. Everyone brings a wine they think could be a contender....8 of us were in attendance and we held this at Aria restaurant, a 10 course degustation mat

Started with some southern Tassie Chardonnay and now enjoying some smoked beef shorties with a few glasses of damn nice 2012 McLaren Vale Shiraz.  Cheers all 🤙

Chilling at home this arvo-washing records,  giving them a spin, doing some cooking and oh, a few beverages ......keeping Mrs Mendes amused.....🙏🥂🍷🍻

4 minutes ago, Mendes said:

What year was the Pen 389, looks like 2010?

It was the 2010, really took till the 2nd night to come good, probably just me but i didn't see much value in it. Have another 5 bottles left so will give it another go down the track.

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Just now, mtf said:

It was the 2010, really took till the 2nd night to come good, probably just me but i didn't see much value in it. Have another 5 bottles left so will give it another go down the track.

Interesting, could sell them and buy some Barolo....😇

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2 minutes ago, Mendes said:

Interesting, could sell them and buy some Barolo....😇

Haha you are right, that's probably what i should do 

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37 minutes ago, Mendes said:

Interesting, could sell them and buy some Barolo....😇

Sell to me! I am a fan. 

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32 minutes ago, Chanh said:

Sell to me! I am a fan. 

I was waiting for you to chime in @Chanh...🙏👍🍷🍷

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10 hours ago, Mendes said:

I was waiting for you to chime in @Chanh...🙏👍🍷🍷

What can I say?! I must be mad!! 😂 

@mtf- I know you're running out of space/storage....., as friend, it's my pleasure to assist. You are more then welcome to bring any surplus over to my place. I will surely look after them on your behalf at a cost of one bottle a week.   🥰😅:hyper:


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1 hour ago, Chanh said:

What can I say?! I must be mad!! 😂 

@mtf- I know you're running out of space/storage....., as friend, it's my pleasure to assist. You are more then welcome to bring any surplus over to my place. I will surely look after them on your behalf at a cost of one bottle a week.   🥰😅:hyper:


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Ha ha, impressive Chanh, you should change your SNA name to @Bin389 ...:thumb:

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2 hours ago, Chanh said:

What can I say?! I must be mad!! 😂 

@mtf- I know you're running out of space/storage....., as friend, it's my pleasure to assist. You are more then welcome to bring any surplus over to my place. I will surely look after them on your behalf at a cost of one bottle a week.   🥰😅:hyper:


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Well that’s a very generous offer mate, what a bargain! Haha.

We had the 08 last time we caught up and for my tastes it was much more preferable than the 10.

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Yangarra just keeps surprising and delivering.

 

Those Coates Chardonnay and Pinot Noir have me salivating - I need a trip down south soon.  Had one planed for April 5, but COVID-19 destroyed that :(

 

I'm having a Richard Hamilton 2017 Barbera at present - need more than one glass to judge it.

I do like seeing how these wines go on day 2 though - good whites and reds last well, lessers ones are ok but a bit thin on day 2.

 

Benje

 

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20 hours ago, mtf said:

It was the 2010, really took till the 2nd night to come good, probably just me but i didn't see much value in it. Have another 5 bottles left so will give it another go down the track.

I think I've got a 1994 vintage 389 somewhere??? Any good now, or you reckon its got more in it.. Corked, in the past doubt its been cellared well. In the theory  should be ok now you reckon. 

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54 minutes ago, The Fez said:

I think I've got a 1994 vintage 389 somewhere??? Any good now, or you reckon its got more in it.. Corked, in the past doubt its been cellared well. In the theory  should be ok now you reckon. 

I’ve certainly never sampled a 389 of that age Fez but it would would be hard for me to not to open it and try, especially if it has been well cellared as you mentioned  

Please do post if you decide to crack it! 🍷

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10 minutes ago, mtf said:

especially if it has been well cellared as you mentioned 

 

1 hour ago, The Fez said:

in the past doubt its been cellared well.

Confusion reigns.

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1 hour ago, The Fez said:

I think I've got a 1994 vintage 389 somewhere??? Any good now, or you reckon its got more in it.. Corked, in the past doubt its been cellared well. In the theory  should be ok now you reckon. 

Drink If in doubt....the cork and temperatures along the journey may be the killer, good luck and let us know.:thumb:

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@audiohippo, thanks for prompting me,I found a few lying around 🙏🍷

 

Must track down some of the current vintage.

 

This is a racey, peppery, spicy, smokey little number.....Mrs Mendes is really digging it. 😇😻

 

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36 minutes ago, Luc said:

 

Confusion reigns.

Haha, it’s a permanent fixture in this house. Multi tasking bites me in the *** again 🤣

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My apologies  @The Fez for not reading that properly, even more reason to pull the cork and find out though 👌

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I'm currently drinking a Negroni, i love this drink. Discovered it last summer (what a shame...)

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17 minutes ago, vinilink said:

@Chanh you may have tried it already Bin 28. Among all the Bin series, my favourite is 28 and cheaper than 389. 

Many thanks @vinilink
I like Bin28 too. Managed to clean up DM other day, when they were on special. 

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My best Bin 28 was 1991 that shocked everyone during a blind tasting gathering. Many thought it was a Grange which cost me $11 back then.

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1 minute ago, vinilink said:

My best Bin 28 was 1991 that shocked everyone during a blind tasting gathering. Many thought it was a Grange which cost me $11 back then.

I disagree until proven otherwise. 😅 

Please could I invite you over for some tunes and nibbles with that/your "91 bottle" or alike?😋

 

 

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1 minute ago, Chanh said:

I disagree until proven otherwise. 😅 

Please could I invite you over for some tunes and nibbles with that/your "91 bottle" or alike?😋

 

 

Thank you for your invitation, but I am on the east coast. But, will let you know if I ever heading that way.

Have you been to La Vigna shop?

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6 minutes ago, vinilink said:

Have you been to La Vigna shop?

I have heard from Steve and Mark but never made the effort.

With my irrational buying habit, it's too risky if I do. OMG..., too many good stuffs 🤑🤑 there. My CFO will impose a lifetime ban from visiting any cellar/vineyards, should my action deems out of control.  🙊

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29 minutes ago, vinilink said:

Thank you for your invitation, but I am on the east coast. But, will let you know if I ever heading that way.

Have you been to La Vigna shop?

Yes, La Vigna and the folks there are amazing, great collection of wines:thumb:

 

The Re Store is pretty good in Perth also....... lot's of Barolo :wub::hiccup:thumb:

We try hard to corrupt @Chanh...........:hiccup:emot-bang:

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38 minutes ago, vinilink said:

Have you been to La Vigna shop?

I have not been there for a long time but the same owners also have Tamworld on Beaufort Street, Inglewood where the prices are lower.

There was always a good selection of Cognacs and Armagnacs there.

Cheers

Roman

C.D. - Mitolo, one of the Sergio Mendes's recommendations.

58 minutes ago, Chanh said:

I like Bin28 too. Managed to clean up DM other day, when they were on special. 

The pics were impressive. Showed them to the War Office and she no longer thinks that I am THAT crazy spending money on this stuff... 😊

Thanks Chan 

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Last time I was in Perth and MR was in early 2012 with my CFO and in 2003 while before I was taken. The other good liquor shop was Liquor Barons at Swanborne Cellars.

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4 hours ago, Chanh said:

should my action deems out of control.  🙊

Erm...pass this on to your CFO: He's totally out of control now and you need to talk to DM's about a voluntary ban just like chronic gamblers can ask for from casino's. Something like;

Dear DM's please not to allow me anywhere near the 'Vintage bargain stand' thank you.

 

You wear that on a badge in a prominent position so they know..one carton's never enough

 

🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷👊

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5 hours ago, Chanh said:

Many thanks @vinilink
I like Bin28 too. Managed to clean up DM other day, when they were on special. 

 

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Did you put all those in the back of a "white van" mate....

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Just opened this little beauty and half a bottle has evaporated before my eyes. This is a lovely wine well worth putting a few away. 
 

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Somewhat of an anniversary here this evening.

Had a nice glass of this over dinner

Lovely wine

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Now going to watch a movie and relax with this...

very nice single malt, light and smooth but keeps its taste.

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Firing up the charcoal grill here in Perth on a very cool evening, so need some inspiration....something to warm me up...🍷🍷🙏

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On 07/05/2020 at 9:01 PM, Mendes said:

@audiohippo, thanks for prompting me,I found a few lying around 🙏🍷

 

Must track down some of the current vintage.

 

This is a racey, peppery, spicy, smokey little number.....Mrs Mendes is really digging it. 😇😻

 

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..We've discussed Clonakilla before. Look I just like this area NSW Southern Tablelands for wines and vines. Jeebus its cold in Winter. Murrumbateman is the "town" Yass Valley Shire - got a pub and a few shops. When we can all travel again, I recommend everyone that enjoys cool climate stuff try and visit the area, some seriously good stuff around here...Enjoy..

 

Some info for those that might be interested in the founder of Clonakilla --   Courtesy Clonakilla.com.au

 

Dr. John Kirk
Founder


Cambridge PhD, biochemist, physicist and life-long wine lover.

 

A visionary pioneer of the modern Canberra District wine industry. A leading Australian scientist (that was his other job) who is a world authority on what light does in water and how it effects photosynthesis. Besides many other things, a maker of hand crafted musical instruments and the author of numerous books.

 

John planted the first vines in the Canberra District in 1971.

 

He has successfully disengaged himself from the day to day running of the business now but can still be seen out pruning and monitoring the progress of his beloved vineyard.

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