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    Thanks, after a few minutes of browsing I think I already found something. I really want the globe whiskey decanter too now lol

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    The '92 Mondavi was very well cellared and was quite spectacular.... 93/100

    The 2011 Bartondale is even better than the 2010..... just superb in a high quality white Burgundy style
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    2003 Henry's Drive Shiraz Reserve a magnificent drop... very BIG wine, big 16% alcohol but a ballsy South Aussie Shiraz... worth a look... bloody perfect stuff 95/100


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      BIG BIG WINE still 13 years after the vintage... deep ruby/purple, nicely integrated tannins, strong cassis and blackberry with some of that characteristic South Aussie mint... very long finish..... a lot of inherent alcohol..... may last another 5-10 years if well treated

      Decanted for 10 minutes before the 1st tastes above... alcohol is well hidden now and some cedar and ripe berry comes to the fore

      A much better wine than I remember it being

      2nd taste after 2 hours - even better with the alcohol being more subdued


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    Big alcohol is where everything is trending with wine for whatever reasons. Most likely due to trying to extract big taste.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Big alcohol is where everything is trending with wine for whatever reasons. Most likely due to trying to extract big taste.

    The Aussies did it in the mid 90s - early 2000's to impress one Robert Parker... absolutely destroyed their traditional markets and world wide reputation... but the old Barossa Shiraz hold their own especially boutique labels like Charles Melton, Henschke and Rockford
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Group.america Click here to enlarge
    The Aussies did it in the mid 90s - early 2000's to impress one Robert Parker... absolutely destroyed their traditional markets and world wide reputation... but the old Barossa Shiraz hold their own especially boutique labels like Charles Melton, Henschke and Rockford
    I'd cater my wine to Parker too. He can make or break you.

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    Yeah, I usually like Parker reco WINES except for his South American $#@!
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    I like Parker's palate too. I prefer the big and fruit filled wines.

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    I suppose if Sake counts, as it is Japanese rice wine lol
    Because racecar.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by boostedmaserati Click here to enlarge
    I suppose if Sake counts, as it is Japanese rice wine lol
    No. Just. No.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    No. Just. No.
    Lol I suppose I'm out.
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    Had some stuff for christmas that i thought was good. $24 a bottle. I keep saying i need to post pics, i need to get off the phone and onto the computer. So lazy.

    Chateau De Arcins, 2006. Ive certainly had worse but for a light wine drinker such as myself I think its pretty good.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    What in the world is $200 a bottle that tastes like crap?
    Some stuff from Leinz winery out here on the island. It was like $295 a bottle and tasted like vinegar.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Itsbrokeagain Click here to enlarge
    Some stuff from Leinz winery out here on the island. It was like $295 a bottle and tasted like vinegar.

    I hear you mate.. I live 4 days a week in Quogue and have NEVER HAD even a decent (wine I rate > 85/100) Long Island wine and they are expensive as hell..... I would dig up the vine-yards around Bridgehampton and build more McMansions
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Itsbrokeagain Click here to enlarge
    Some stuff from Leinz winery out here on the island. It was like $295 a bottle and tasted like vinegar.
    They are comparing themselves to Petrus... let's just say they think pretty damn highly of themselves.

    I wouldn't pay $20 for wine from New York let alone $200.

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    2010 Lewelling Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena

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      Wow.... almost as good as the older Wight vintages..

      I decanted for 4 hours and drank 1/2 bottle on day 1 over 5 hours... just superb stuff... get better as you add air

      Great black currant, dark berries, some cigar and chocky flavours... superb fine tannins... for a very young Cabernet this is just magnificent

      Clearly they use the integrated American and French Oak and the fruit from the 100+ year old vines is magnificent

      My Favourite USA Cabernet maker to date in 30 years of tasting wines
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    Had more of the Lewelling 2010 St Helena and 2004 Wight Cabernets over the last week... just brilliant wines
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    Trying this now... not bad

    Solid LARGE fruit driven Barossa Shiraz..... I overpaid quite a bit at $29 in the Hamptons NY but this was surprisingly supple...... a lot of vanilla, black berry, red currant and some mild pepper.... long finish and supple tannins..... there is a glorious purple/dark blood hue to the wine..... berry, coconut, vanilla nose with some jammy tone...
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    2004 Schild Estate Barossa Shiraz for #SuperBowlSunday game time... magnificent drop rated 96/100 WS

    "It's Peyton time baby" 40F's for game time
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    Click here to enlarge2004 Schild Estate Barossa Shiraz for #SuperBowlSunday game time... magnificent drop rated 96/100 WS

    I wanted to add that this was quite disappointing... luckily I got the wine very cheap at about $44 but on some websites it is $89.

    A medium bodied mix of blackberry, mocha, dark chocolate and licorice; weaker tannins; sweetness without dead fruit characters.... still an overtone of alcohol which we hated

    My rating 88/100 on a value for money basis

    Back to California Cabernets for me
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Group.america Click here to enlarge
    Back to California Cabernets for me
    They sure are tasty...

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    @Sticky, if you're trying something you've never had, how do you go about selecting? I mean, is it more based on region, winery, winemaker, reviews, etc?
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by jdub679 Click here to enlarge
    @Sticky, if you're trying something you've never had, how do you go about selecting? I mean, is it more based on region, winery, winemaker, reviews, etc?
    It depends.

    If I'm trying a varietal I don't traditionally drink I will go by the region and vintage that is well known for that varietal. For example if all the Cabernets on the list suck I'll see what Malbecs they have and if it's from Argentina in a good year I'll choose that as at the same price point at the crappy/cheap cabernets it will offer better quality.

    I also will google on my phone quickly to see the reviews if I need to.

    Additionally, you can always ask for a taste. If the bottles are open I just ask the server/bartender to bring me a little bit of 3 or 4 and make up my mind that way.

    More or less with enough time drinking wine you just know what to order and what not to even if it's something you have never tried. Knowing your regions, vintages, and grapes really helps.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by jdub679 Click here to enlarge
    @Sticky, if you're trying something you've never had, how do you go about selecting? I mean, is it more based on region, winery, winemaker, reviews, etc?

    AT a restaurant stick to regions you like..... otherwise try grape types you like

    eg I hate Malbecs.. so I always avoid.... don't like Pinot Noir... love Cabernet, Shiraz and Bordeauxs
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