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What is in your basket [Nov - Dec 2019]



Thanks @VinoVeritas, makes sense now.


Only additional criteria I know of is that your 12 bottles for removal cannot be made up from any more than 4 different wines (you couldn’t withdraw 2 bottles of 6 different wines for example)


Whilst collecting an order from the showroom last Friday, these made their way into a 6 bottle carry case…


Does anyone have any experience of this?

I’ll admit that my face scrunches up in disapproval whenever I see a claret without a drypoint illustration of a stately home on the front label, but I guess I ought to learn to look past this.


Well… not a direct experience, no - but I’m planning to stick a few of these in my Aldi basket very soon:


Now, is this the same wine (though the Aldi is a 2009)? If so, it got very good reviews in Decanter…


Sorry… this isn’t exactly a clear answer…! :thinking:


I believe Moulin de Citran is the second wine of Chateau Citran (the wine sold by the Wine Society).

I have not had either, but have heard generally good things about Chateau Citran…


Worth a go for the price I reckon!

I like their pop-up:

100% of people would recommend this product.

What, like, everyone in the world??




Ha ha! whenever you look on these websites, it usually ends up being '100% of 1 person recommends this wine"… :roll_eyes:

My vote is yet to be counted!!


Latest order just submitted… sending to family for Christmas as a top-up for wines I shall be bringing with me

2 x BU63791 Domaine Coche Bizouard Bourgogne Chardonnay 2015
1 x CM14541 Ch Rauzan Segla 2008 Margaux
1 x CM19611 The Society’s Exhibition Haut Medoc 2015
2 x RH41211 The Society’s Exhibition Gigondas 2013


I also would be interested in anyone’s views of this Ch Citran. I looked at it a few times but have not yet leapt.


Looks like it is part of a new offer…

I have done an emergency reserves withdrawal, as I was very low on drinking (as opposed to keeping) Burgundy and my goose is arriving on Thursday…


I think I bought that case when it was released…and have drunk it all, but remember all three of those wines being excellent! It was the Mortet Gevrey Chambertin from that case that persuaded me to pick up some of the 2010 that was released as part of another offer over the past couple of months.


Reserves withdrawals are ace:

Look at all this free wine I got today!

Free I tell you!


That looks like the basis for a great Community party. If so, you’ll find me in the kitchen with the Cote-Rotie !


Awesome. I just got a self-mixed case of Burgundy from 2008-11 delivered from reserves to fuel me over Christmas, it’s great isn’t it.


Such good fortune can sometimes be hard to deal with. Don’t be afraid to ask for help!

CH40203 Jeroboam of Bollinger Special Cuvee Brut NV £165.00 1 Jeroboam £165.00
CH26431 Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV £180.00 1 Case of 6 £180.00
RH50541 Vacqueyras Arabesque Domaine de Montvac 2016 £14.95 1 Bottle £14.95
PW7491 Crasto Douro 2017 £9.95 1 Bottle £9.95
SP15221 Luna Beberide Mencia 2018 £9.95 1 Bottle £9.95
IT26771 Barbera d’Alba Superiore Conca del Grillo Silvano Bolmida 2016 £12.95 1 Bottle £12.95
JU1301 Arbin Vin de Savoie Mondeuse La Belle Romaine Chateau de Merande 2017 £17.00 1 Bottle £17.00
RH40741 Massif d’Uchaux Vieilles Vignes Chateau de Saint Esteve 2011 £14.95 1 Bottle £14.95

Have gone large on Champagne (the jero is for a NY dinner party) and bought some everyday reds, as we’ve gone through all but one of the six I bought following the ‘lighter reds’ thread I started recently.


Christmas Wines!

I have some tastings coming up over the next couple of weeks, but I thought I’d want to get some real stunners in via TWS. Has anyone tried any of these?

BU52521 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St Georges Vieilles Vignes 2011 £35.00 1 Bottle £35.00
RH44471 Chateau de Montfaucon IGP Gard Rouge M le Baron 2011 £23.00 1 Bottle £23.00
AU21921 Peter Lehmann Barossa Stonewell Shiraz 2013 £30.00 1 Bottle £30.00
AU22091 Ashton Hills Piccadilly Valley Pinot Noir 2016 £25.00 1 Bottle £25.00
FC34701 Cote Roannaise Perdiziere Domaine Serol 2016 £16.50 1 Bottle £16.50
US8721 Twomey Russian River Pinot Noir 2016 £58.00 1 Bottle £58.00


I believe I must have taken a blow to the head. In 10 years of membership I’ve never once thought of trying the Barberani Orvieto Amabile. The reviews! And yet here we are.

Just noticed that apart from the Moscato d’Asti, these are all new to me. I’d be grateful for any reports on them.