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A great afternoon with a couple of great blokes @coeuslee and @AccuMagi that Pinot in particular for me was a highlight, with a few quick wonderful drams from Islay, which were a great way to finish o

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Celebrating 34th wedding anniversary today. Took the day off to cook for princess given we are still wearing masks ,so why go out when I can cook up a treat at home and wine list is cool.  


On a similar theme to @The Fez tonight......Barbera D Alba..very tasty vino here.....???

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For a 12 years old SB, still drinking nicely and holding it well with nice acidity feel on the palate. 

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New edition. Teeling Brabazon Series 3, 14yr Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey; 49.5% alc, Ireland. (Finished in Pedro Ximenez sherry casks). 87/100. 

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9 minutes ago, chirockr said:

New edition. Teeling Brabazon Series 3, 14yr Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey; 49.5% alc, Ireland. (Finished in Pedro Ximenez sherry casks). 87/100. 

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So, you like? ??

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11 hours ago, Mendes said:

So, you like? ??

I do. It’s quite different to most other whiskeys I have. Definitely gets better as it opens up and has a savoury Christmasy quality to it. 
 

master of malt tasting notes:

Nose: Fruitcake and plum pudding, with a good dollop of brandy butter.

Palate: Orchard fruit drenched in toffee, dark chocolate shavings, clove, fig and nutmeg.

Finish: A soft hint of toasted brown sugar, before another wave of stewed berries and cinnamon.

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Very tasty shiraz, with my home made, slow cooked, rich and meaty Spaghetti Bolognese ? 

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18 minutes ago, Mushroom01 said:

Very tasty shiraz, with my home made, slow cooked, rich and meaty Spaghetti Bolognese ? 

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Nice Pics! and good to see the Reidels (?) in action

Judging by the label, that wine might be a bit sweet for me though...

 

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9 minutes ago, tripitaka said:

 

Nice Pics! and good to see the Reidels (?) in action

Judging by the label, that wine might be a bit sweet for me though...

 

Yes, back in action. I've been a bit slack of late...

She sure does have sweet, long legs! Great match with the meal...?

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YMMV, but I reckon if you only wanted to spend sub $20 (when on sale ?) on a bottle of red, then these two punch well above their price point.

 

Mid week champions at our place ?

 

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Just now, vinilink said:

@Mendes, I always have a soft spot for Cotes Du Rhone and agree with you on your comment.

Always a relative bargain ????

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1 minute ago, Mendes said:

Always a relative bargain ????

Just looking at the Filius site now as I eye my empty bottle cab sav?

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1 minute ago, Luc said:

Just looking at the Filius site now as I eye my empty bottle cab sav?

We are heading down to Margaret River on Friday, our first adventure since fracking COVID started. May get to Vasse Felix for a taste.

Going to be a “big weekend “ ?????......you must get here one of these days Lee ??

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I'm Sydney bound this Friday for a big weekend of SNA mates and the silly buggers are putting me up for the night till Monday...they all have collections laid down and they're letting me in the front door.

Lordy lordy they know not what they do!

 

I've mentioned to the boss about a WA trip and she said; To meet speaker nerds?(my daughters name for us lot) and you'll drink.

 

Umm, M River dear, Freo, sunny, food, people with WA accents, good roads for you to drive on. So I'm working on her? she wants to go but is suspicious of my motives. Hire a campervan and lets go I've said.

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13 minutes ago, Luc said:

I'm Sydney bound this Friday for a big weekend of SNA mates and the silly buggers are putting me up for the night till Monday...they all have collections laid down and they're letting me in the front door.

Lordy lordy they know not what they do!

 

I've mentioned to the boss about a WA trip and she said; To meet speaker nerds?(my daughters name for us lot) and you'll drink.

 

Umm, M River dear, Freo, sunny, food, people with WA accents, good roads for you to drive on. So I'm working on her? she wants to go but is suspicious of my motives. Hire a campervan and lets go I've said.

Have fun brother ?

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On 24/03/2021 at 7:16 PM, Luc said:

Just looking at the Filius site now as I eye my empty bottle cab sav?

This 2017 vintage in particular is  a cracker

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Down in Margaret River and finally out for a bit of a small holiday, the first time since COVID this weekend with some close wine drinking pals.

A quick taste and selection of reds before dinner.

The 2010 Ampuis is looking incredibly good, what a wine ??

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1 hour ago, Mendes said:

Down in Margaret River and finally out of the house for the first time since COVID this weekend

Ke?

You are in Perth, where we had 1 case in the last 11 months.

Why were you in the house all this time?

Or have I misunderstood something? Like maybe you are first time in M.R. since Covid?

The vino is so impressive....

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1 hour ago, rockeater said:

Ke?

You are in Perth, where we had 1 case in the last 11 months.

Why were you in the house all this time?

Or have I misunderstood something? Like maybe you are first time in M.R. since Covid?

The vino is so impressive....

You know what I mean ????????

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In contrast with many of the illustrious posters, I tend to focus on the sub-$20 range ☺️ (maybe I should just be spending less on hifi).  Anyway, this wine was lovely at $16.  Actually the 2017 vintage of this same wine was really boring, but I'm quite happy with the 2018.?

 

I also endorse earlier comments re the 2017 Filius cabernet from VF?

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Wifey suggested a little vertical tasting (2016 & 2018) in the autumn sunshine, how could I say no?

 

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Russel’s Reserve - Single Barrel;  Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, USA. 750ml; 55% alc. 95/100

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3 minutes ago, chirockr said:

Russel’s Reserve - Single Barrel;  Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, USA. 750ml; 55% alc. 95/100

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Making an early start, Chirockr, tho I started an hour ago ?

 

I can see that's not a drop for the faint of heart, cask strength? 

 

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1 hour ago, tripitaka said:

 

Making an early start, Chirockr, tho I started an hour ago ?

 

I can see that's not a drop for the faint of heart, cask strength? 

 

I’ve had a few bourbon’s prior and that dram was the last during late lunch!

 

Now moved onto..

 

***** Coffey Vodka; 40% alc; Japan. 94/100

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On 28/03/2021 at 8:37 PM, chirockr said:

Longmorn 16 Single Malt Whisky; 48% alc; Speyside, Scotland. 

95/100 ?

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Yes, tis a very good one, i've got about the same left in my bottle! ?

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On 05/04/2021 at 6:05 PM, dwbasement said:

Seafood BBQ tonite ?

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Nice colour in glass! ?

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First time I’ve tried this variety and I’m pretty damn happy I did. Stone fruit and pear, such great length too, wish it was a tad more affordable but absolutely worth a try.

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10 minutes ago, mtf said:

First time I’ve tried this variety and I’m pretty damn happy I did. Stone fruit and pear, such great length too, wish it was a tad more affordable but absolutely worth a try.

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Interesting ?

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1 hour ago, audiohippo said:

Torbreck- The Steading with some home made lasagna. Perfect end to the weekend. 
 

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nice!

I've always liked torbreck wine.

Was lucky enough, many years back, to try their Runrig, spectacular! I see that is now $300, so I'm unlikely to try it again ?

 

 

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