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25 minutes ago, mtf said:

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Getting Bouzy I see....😂

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Our darling niece celebrating her 21 st today. 1998.

My brother and myself have had these stashed for a few years ...finally time to get them out

 

should have grabbed some burgundy or Barolo.....oh well live and learn 

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Half bottle Wynns, rarely you can get a good half bottle wine these days unless expensive ones?!

Our darling niece celebrating her 21 st today. 1998.
My brother and myself have had these stashed for a few years ...finally time to get them out
 
should have grabbed some burgundy or Barolo.....oh well live and learn 
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8 minutes ago, dwbasement said:

Half bottle Wynns, rarely you can get a good half bottle wine these days unless expensive ones?!

No, the others are magnums....😀

 

The 98 Wynns (750mls) was a cracker..... the others time not so kind

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Now that you mentioned yes I picked up the magnum fat bottle now haha.
98 Wynns....mmm I'll see if I still have any...

No, the others are magnums....[emoji3]
 
The 98 Wynns (750mls) was a cracker..... the others time not so kind

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Thought that I would start early - a lot to get through.

 

Bought these in 1982 for $16 from Farmer Brothers (no longer exist).  Still got another 3.

 

The problem with this stuff is that I keep them for "good" which rarely happens and who is going to help with vintage ports.

 

OK ...

bottle embossed with vintage as well as maker

alcohol 'legs'

colour; considerable orange with remnant red

bouquet; great balance of alcohol and vanillan oak, maybe even trace of fruit (no, couldn't be)

palate; still great balance but shortening on the finish

 

Excellent for a 40 year old.  The trouble with oldies is that they could easily be a sink job.

 

 

 

 

 

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The forgotten grape.... Malbec, there is a lot to like and this is a pretty good example of the straight varietal, wondering how this will cellar?

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Day 2 for these few bottles, great to sample the lovely Coates Nebbiolo, thanks to @Mendes for that kind donation. Both of these have held up mighty fine over the two nights 🍷

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No alcohol for 10 days due to antibiotics :(

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18 hours ago, Mendes said:

The forgotten grape.... Malbec, there is a lot to like and this is a pretty good example of the straight varietal, wondering how this will cellar?

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I'd suggest The Malbec is just entering a drinking window where fruit, acid, alcohol and structure are starting to gel with each other. Another 10-15 years would be conservative, Malbec's made with good structure are generally very long lived.

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On 20/10/2019 at 8:41 PM, Mendes said:

Our darling niece celebrating her 21 st today. 1998.

My brother and myself have had these stashed for a few years ...finally time to get them out

 

should have grabbed some burgundy or Barolo.....oh well live and learn 

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It would have been interesting to see how your tastes had changed since deciding to cellar these and what you would cellar today.

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59 minutes ago, pops9745 said:

It would have been interesting to see how your tastes had changed since deciding to cellar these and what you would cellar today.

Absolutely, Nebbiolo and Pinot these days....go figure...

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Speaking of cellars.. What's the preferred temp range for storage?

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3 minutes ago, Luc said:

Speaking of cellars.. What's the preferred temp range for storage?

My two cents, .....Constant temperature is the most important factor..... within a range of say 12 to even 22 degrees C.

Big spikes in temperature just cook your wine and corks.

Then you have to have the right humidity so the corks don’t dry out....something in excess of 60% is good.

Then it must be dark and vibration free..... away from your subs.....

 

YMMV...........plenty on wino’s around here Lee😂

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Been a busy boy here lately.

This is an absolutely gorgeous wine, I truly love these moments.

 

 

 

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43 minutes ago, mtf said:

Been a busy boy here lately.

This is an absolutely gorgeous wine, I truly love these moments.

 

 

 

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Does look good. Nice decanter. 

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33 minutes ago, mwhouston said:

Does look good. Nice decanter. 

Thanks mate, I’ve certainly become a big fan of the Zalto glassware.

Using the right glasses for the job absolutely makes a difference and I think it is undeniably worth the investment ( even more than power cables 😉) you certainly don’t have to spend a fortune but the rewards of entering into world of dedicated glassware pays dividends. 

Decanters certainly make an impact too  but their ease of cleaning  has to take priority over looks, this one falls somewhere in the middle I feel.

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I always like to have a few on the go to see how they develop (or not) over a few days.

 

A couple of relativel cheapies here punching well above there weight ....I love it 😋😋

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19 hours ago, Mendes said:

I always like to have a few on the go to see how they develop (or not) over a few days.

 

A couple of relativel cheapies here punching well above there weight ....I love it 😋😋

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That Willowlake is a bargain (if you like you Pinot on the feminine side).

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6 minutes ago, pops9745 said:

That Willowlake is a bargain (if you like you Pinot on the feminine side).

Yes, it's a pretty wine.....

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Grab this Aldi bargain! Limited stocks.

Hoya de Caldenas Reserva Privado 2015 from well regarded Spanish producer Vicente Gandia

https://www.vicentegandiashop.com/vino-tinto-reserva-utiel-requena-hoya-de-cadenas-reserva-privada/

https://www.vicentegandia.es/en/producto/hoya-cadenas-reserva-privada/

excellent tempranillo cabert blend, an absolute steal at $7.99!

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