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

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#221

Hope you enjoy Madeira! We missed your reviews tonight - hope you have a cheeseboard ready! :smile:


#222

Has anyone tried the barbera?


#223

Madeira is great. So relaxing and loads to do. Also the various Madeira wines are good. We both like Sercial the best which is not so easy to get in the UK.


#224

Yep - sensational, so juicy. Also highly recommend their ‘Kye’ Freisa when it’s around for those who like their reds on the bitter side.


#225

Ah, the power of Sercial Media …


#226

Ha! Do come and say hello. No nebbiolo, but viura, turbiana, roussette, kekfrankos, melnik & öküzgözü on the menu … :blush:


#227

Yes, it was the barbera that I had from Varja rather than the Dolcetto that I mentioned earlier. Superb wine; needs a bit of time to open up but a lovely wine.


#228

I’ll be there if only to hear you pronounce that last one!


#229

Er-kuzh-gerzh, of course! :roll_eyes::stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye::joy:


#230

That’s Geordie, that is…


#231

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#232

Bless you :sneezing_face:


#233

Not much of a test. Could be done with eyes closed? of course it could, of course it could, of course it could etc


#234

Sadly I missed this event - but scrolled to find the vote and … WOW

I’m off to add some Nebbiolo to my Christmas order toot sweet


#235

Give it a good long decant and you will be amply rewarded.


#236

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Courtesy of Father Ted


#237

Sadly I missed it too. Thursday is badminton night !
surprised to see my favourite Manzanilla so soundly beaten

Pretty sure I have a Langhe Nebbiolo lurkin in the cellar, so will pull it out to try next week.

Have this one on the list for a Hawksmoor lunch on Monday. just love that bottle.


#238

These were two great wines in an unfair contest.


#239

Sadly missed the tasting though I did buy the Langhe which I opened last night. Really very good but, in my opinion, still a bit young for best drinking. I would say it has the structure to last a few more years and soften up those tannins some. Agree with cherry and raspberry on the nose and palate. Slight sourness and lots of tannin. Long bone dry finish.


#240

Sorry to have missed this one, but entertaining (as always!) to read all the posts and impressions (not including horrid Mrs Blair’s visage).
Manzanilla is one of my favourite wines, so will certainly add this one to my next order - but how could it have won, being pitted against that fabulous sounding Nebbiolo…?! It shall also make its way to a future order, no doubt!
Great notes, all, and looking forward to the December one! :+1::+1: