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What is in your basket [Nov - Dec 2019]



Not tried any of them, but I’ve got both those JJ Prum wines in the rack so curious to know what you think of them if you open before me.


The Moscato d’Asti is divine! I can’t imagine anyone not enjoying this floral and delicate concoction! :heart_eyes:


I’ve tried both those Prum wines at a tasting over the summer, they are both good although likely to keep improving. I haven’t been tempted to open my ones yet, although it wouldn’t be wrong to do so.


I completely agree, the Mortet wine is sublime. Will leave the third wine in the mixed case for a few more years.


I have a case of the 2015 of this that I tasted at the Rhone tasting this year. It is on its way to Lay & Wheeler from TWS, hopefully can withdraw a bottle early December.


This will hopefully be my last order of 2019. Mainly an assortment of everyday wines for the Christmas period, but then I clocked that the Filetta di Lamole Chianti Classico was back in stock and I had to grab 3 of those before it sells out again. I can’t say I’ve drunk lots of good Chianti, but the 2014 was sublime and the reviews for this vintage have been very good.*

The Society’s Grüner Veltliner 2018 Code: AA2571In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £8.50 £8.50
Xinomavro Jeunes Vignes, Thymiopoulos 2017 Code: GR1441In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £10.95 £10.95
Spätburgunder Markgräflerland, Martin Wassmer 2016 Code: GE12331In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £14.50 £14.50
Château Thieuley Rouge, Bordeaux 2015 Code: CB5381In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £10.95 £10.95
Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Vigna Corvino 2017 Code: IT25681In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £8.25 £8.25
Baccolo Appassimento Rosso Veneto 2017 Code: IT26291In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £6.95 £6.95
Koyle Costa Rapel Coastal Pinot Noir 2016 Code: CE10551In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £12.50 £12.50
The Society’s Chilean Limarí Chardonnay 2018 Code: CE10451In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £6.95 £6.95
Undurraga Cauquenes Estate Maule Viognier-Roussanne-Marsanne 2018 Code: CE10481In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £7.95 £7.95
Esporão Monte Velho Branco, Alentejano 2018 Code: PW7541In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £7.95 £7.95
Ribeiro Santo Branco, Dão 2018 Code: PW7631In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £7.95 £7.95
Carlos Lucas Ribeiro Santo, Dão 2018 Code: PW7871In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £8.50 £8.50
Chianti Classico, Filetta di Lamole 2016 Code: IT27551In Stock
3 x Bottle(s) at £20.00 £60.00
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GN351 The Society’s Gin High Strength 70cl 50% Price:£19.00 Quantity:1 Bottle SubTotal:£19.00
FC37341 Cotes de Provence Blanc Cru Classe Chateau du Galoupet 2016 Price:£14.95 Quantity:1 Bottle SubTotal:£14.95
SP13021 Tobelos Reserva Rioja 2012 Price:£22.00 Quantity:2 Bottle SubTotal:£44.00
RH50121 Lirac Rouge La Fermade Domaine Maby 2016 Price:£11.50 Quantity:1 Bottle SubTotal:£11.50
FC37831 Madiran Ch de Bouscasse 2010 Brumont Price:£19.00 Quantity:1 Bottle SubTotal:£19.00

Just a few odds and ends. Trying to be restrained.
I’ve also made the following withdrawal request from reserves (6 of each):


Do you think the Meerlust 2015 is ready to drink??


That Limari Chardonnay is RIDICULOUSLY good value!


Probably not but I’m trying to clear some of my EP reserves rather than just continually ordering from the website. Which has meant I’ve been in constant FOMO mode thanks to the community.


Yep! It’s not quite as good as the Exhibition version, but still a very agreeable drop. It was a tough choice between that and the Society’s Australian Chardonnay, which is also an absolute bargain.


@Bargainbob, how does this compare to the Fontodi CC?


only slightly biassed towards reds :slight_smile:


Tis the season!!


Haven’t tried the Fontodi CC - it’s been on my Wish List for some time but for no good reason hasn’t made it into the basket yet. I found some reviews of the Filetta di Lamole here that might give you an indication though. I see it variously described as being ‘more angular’, ‘more subtle and restrained’, and ‘slightly wild or untamed within the greater Fontodi House Style’. Not sure how all of those can be true, so I guess refer to the opinion of the critic whose views you trust the most!

Of the 2014, I’d say it was very savoury. Meaty, gamey notes quite prominent with the usual herbs and red-berry fruit on top. Fairly light-bodied but incredibly complex.


Meet your sister over here…:sweat_smile:


Settled my two Christmas reserves withdrawals which need to cover gifts, wine for a work BYO Xmas dinner I’ve said I will supply, probably the odd party, and festivities at home.

David and Nadia Grenache - prospective turkey wine
Dom de Marcoux CNDP
Terre Nere Santo Spirito Etna
Haisma Syrah/Grenache
Greywacke Wild
Climens 06 and Suduiraut 07 - (there is a lot of mature, proper Sauternes on brokerage lists at not much more than their original EP prices - I suspect having a case of one Sauternes and waiting over a decade for it to hit its window always sounds better than it turns out to be and people’s circumstances change)

Roederer Brut NV
Escaravailles Cairanne
Chave Offerus
Brundlmayer PN (reserve turkey wine option)

That, the residual bottles of the Ch de Fonbel, the Alsace and Etna whites ordered last month should see us through.


Has anyone tried this?

I’ve just realised the drinks cabinet needs a little top-up for the coming winter and this looks like it might fit the bill.


Not had that particular one but for similar money I would be tempted to go for:
GlenDronach 12
Kilkerran 12
BenRiach Sherrywood 12
Or even a bourbon like:
1792 or
Eagle Rare 10

Edit: Deanston 12 and Bunnahabhain 12 also very good options. Or if you like a more salty/peaty whisky, Talisker 10


Been to the Co-op today to buy a couple of wines for a tasting I’m delivering to some colleagues (poor them) - and ended up bagging a 2015 Chateau Sénéjac for £15 (reduced from £17). In case anyone is interested… :slight_smile:

It’s funny, it never occurs to me to check the Co-op, but actually they got a really nice selection of wines. Not that I need to add further shops to trawl for hidden treasures, of course… :roll_eyes: