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Bin #001 Bobal 2017

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#81

Didn’t get a LA Cetto Syrah by tried the Cab sav , found it to be an average everyday drinking kinda wine with no discerning qualities . The Santo Thomas Syrah however was much better :wink:.


#82

I enjoyed the LA Cetto Petite Syrah and Nebbiolo in the past. Never had the Syrah i dont think, and i never saw any other Mexican wines, either here or on three trios to Southern Mexico (all boring chileans and argentinians, like most of latin america).


#83

Having read all the comments on this thread it appears that the first effort for the new Bin series has generally gone down well. Personally I am always very wary of things like ‘Bin’ or Majestic’s ‘Definition’ etc and have never really found them tremendous value, albeit others have.
What I do like to see are WS and WSE wines that refer back to a particular grower or chateau, some of which I have often visited.
I would love to see a WS Pecharmant or Cotes de Castillon that is less expensive than other similarly listed wines. Why is there no WS Duras. I have recently returned from that region and have been drinking wonderful wines for less than a fiver. Add duty ( the VAT and TVA cancel each other out-ish) and the opportunity is there for a reasonably priced wine.


#84

Have you tried Definition Rioja? It’s made by La Rioja Alta and is absolutely superb in my humble opinion.


#85

Only a guess, but I would expect it to be not dissimilar to the TWS Exhibition Rioja which is also made by La Rioja Alta.


#86

I have tried this now. And by tried, I mean I drank a bottle of it last Sunday with my wife and another couple. Everyone seemed to like it, but it was no ‘stop the traffic’ moment. It’s a decent red, very well made, nice colour, full of fruit and straightfoward. There’s really no mystery to this wine. It’s a good red from Spain, without a ton of oak, for those who don’t enjoy a ton of oak.


#87

That being said, I reserve the right to completely change my mind after consuming the 2nd bottle!


#88

To be fair, how many bottles at this price stop the traffic?

This used to suffice for general enjoyment :grinning: