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LIVE - #TWSTaste 22nd November - Battle of the Bottles

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#181

What’s nice about this wine is its lack of a sweet note - a definite Italian characteristic, I think. Compare to Rhone reds which can be oddly sweet edged. Perfect with food - need to order some more!


#182

Mrs Puskas!!!


#183

Me too, Mee toooo


#184

I missed the Ripasso… Aldo Vajra for President!


#185

Haha, we got a bit sidetracked but final thoughts? Should we take a poll on our fave of the night? :laughing:

  • Manzanilla for me!
  • Vajra Nebbiolo all day!

0 voters


#186

The first taste was dominated by acidity and tannin for me, but it’s just opening up all the time. The fruit’s getting sweeter and richer, but the balance with the tannin and acid is just bang on. What a beauty.


#187

We need some sort of warning on things like this!


#188

Definitely our best - but also our first… (The manzanilla doesn’t count as it’s so different)


#189

I feel bad for the Manzanilla now… it is such a good wine


#190

It was agony scrolling through Google images for a suitably characteristic smile.


#191

These #twstaste events are getting better and better… Pete Tong has helped of course :grin:


#192

Shame, now I wish I voted Manzanilla. It was great, just not as great as Aldo’s baby Barolo.


#193

I love the Sherry too


#194

I’m supposed to be answering a question about the options available to someone making red wine in Bordeaux. My response would be to sack it off, decamp to the Langhe, plant Nebbiolo and eat Tajarin.


#195

I really liked the Manzanilla but wife overruled me on the vote. 0% seems a little unfair!


#196

Also the sherry is less than half the price by the way


#197

I’m not sympathetic @hughcummin - this is a nice community! :wink:


#198

Website doesn’t like my incoherent proclamations about my need to buy nebbiolo more often.

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#199

I’m buying more of BOTH!!


#200

Really love the lack of sweetness that @VinoVeritas mentioned

Wife is late to the party but says very nice, 7/10. Its an 8 for me and would very likely score higher with the right food