I’ve seen the de la Commanderie Mike and often been tempted. Let us know what you think of it
There should be lots of opinions to choose from, including mine, on the 28th November when we’re drinking it in the guerrilla tasting
Doesn’t that just make your heart race with anticipation…! Such loveliness in a box…
I couldn’t resist. I know it will be a bit young, but while I wait for tws stocks to be available for reserves storage i wanted to add some to the testing pile…
Hope you like the Sendiana more than I did. I thought the 14 was a genuinely poor wine (quite a rarity from TWS, fortunately!)
Whereas we loved it! It needed a double decant (lots of sediment), and a good few hours to open up, but we found it perfumed, spicy, brambley, well structured and a fine match to Middle Eastern food.
Horses for courses, I suppose!
Maybe mine was an iffy bottle. It was open for a couple of days so it clearly got to see some air. Pity, as I likeTourelles and could use an alternative to Musar as the days I can afford that are clearly numbered now Serge isn’t around.
I was just looking through the Alsace offer and came across a couple of wines from Zind-Humbrecht that weren’t originally listed or mentioned in the pdf. Have just pressed the button on six of these to go to reserves…
…the other wine is a Pinot Gris Heimbourg 2017.
Must be a late edition. There’s no tasting notes or any detail on the producer or vintage.
|SA14151||Lismore Pinot Noir Cape South Coast 2017||£28.00||1 Bottle||£28.00|
|SA13811||Radford Dale Freedom Pinot Noir Elgin 2017||£19.00||1 Bottle||£19.00|
|BU41541||Pernand Vergelesses Rouge Domaine Rollin 2006||£25.00||1 Bottle||£25.00|
|BU61761||Sylvain Pataille Marsannay Longeroies 2014||£28.00||1 Bottle||£28.00|
|AA2791||Pinot Noir 2016 Brundlmayer||£22.00||1 Bottle||£22.00|
|LO15321||Pouilly Fume Mademoiselle de T Chateau de Tracy 2018||£16.50||1 Bottle||£16.50|
|GR1421||Rapsani Terra Petra, Thymiopoulos 2016||£20.00||1 Bottle||£20.00|
There are a lot of wines I currently want to try, but managed ( because of my bank balance rather than will power) to limit it to these wines. Note the bias towards trying different Pinots! The Lismore has been recommended highly by others and am excited to try the Rapsani. Not drunk any Pouilly Fume recently - I used to drink a lot of them but found too many were too “steely” for my liking.
I can also highly recommend the Radford Dale PN, which was a favourite in a recent WS dinner! Good selection
Thanks Inbar. I often find red burgundy disappointing at the price I can afford, so am looking at different regions - both new world ( hence South Africa) and even within Burgundy itself.
Oh dear. I was only really looking to top up with a couple of stickies and a few assorted bits and pieces, but then I stumbled across the ‘Italy from top to toe’ offer on the website and something entirely predictable happened:
That Italian Regional Reds case looks pretty great to me.
I’ve recently had both the Baccolo Appasimento and Salice Salentino Riserva, and can recommend both. The Baccolo is a bargain alternative to a Valpolicella Ripasso, whereas the Salice Salentino was sweeter and lighter, but with some slightly meaty flavours in there as well. Both perfectly enjoyable everyday reds.
My ‘virtual’ basket includes a whole bunch of lovely wines I’d like to buy, but am stringing out the decision as long as possible… at least until this month’s payday.
I start with 60 cases as enough of a buffer while I dither and inevitably add more wine to it, especially after the superb Spanish wine evening in York last night.
Two wines getting to a ‘low stock’ decision moment…
Currently standing at a grand total of £222,838. More wine than you could drink in a lifetime!
What is in your basket [Nov - Dec 2019]
Ambition can be an admirable quality!
The mind boggles!
60 cases of each wine you want or 1 case of 60 wines you want?
You inevitably add more to it?!?
Is the critical low stock warning your own collection or TWS stocks of the wines you want?
How often do you order?