Nice wines I have drunk recently - Red or White

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How was the Bird in Hand? It's on my list to try once I can drink again.

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Bird In Hand 2020: Light salmon-pink in colour. Very sweet and confectioned nose, with strawberries, rose petal and florals – it was commented that the nose was “bright”. The palate has prominent acid, and is a “dialled down” version of the nose. Short finish.

Full notes Grand Cru Tasting Group – A Sparkling Soiree - The Auswine Forum

In my opinion, not a wine I would seek out. Just not my style. Alright on a super hot day, but not a serious wine IMHO. Also a bit confused as to where the fruit comes from for this wine. Given the Adelaide Hills fires around Xmas 2019, I would have thought the fruit in the area would either destroyed or full of smoke taint.
 

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This 2009 Tas Domaine A was excellent (particularly as I got it from Langtons as a $75 confidential and then took another $50 off it with a voucher). Had it with some boiled beef and horseradish sauce. Nom nom. Halliday gives it til 2039 but I reckon it won't get much better than it is now at age 11...
 

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Had a boys wine night catered from my cellar over the weekend, went to Andly Private Kitchen, which allow BYO at $2.50 a head. Table was fiarly evenly split on WOTN, with a few votes for the Riddoch, Clonakilla, Jack Mann and Duval Leroy.

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What did you think of Andly? I think it's a fantastic little venue. What value meal did you go for? I've done both the $100 and $150 and thought the $150 is a big step in food and well worth the extra cost.
 

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What did you think of Andly? I think it's a fantastic little venue. What value meal did you go for? I've done both the $100 and $150 and thought the $150 is a big step in food and well worth the extra cost.

We did the $150 and everyone was happy with the dishes, in particular the scallops noodle salad was exceptional. There was some dissatisfaction with the lobster course; we had to don plastic gloves a bit like you do when eating chilli crab in Singapore, but I thought it was excellent with tender lobster and a delicious broth. Overall I was happy with the experience, but I think without being able to bring your own wine it would struggle to complete with restaurants like Wildflower.

I have previously done a higher value meal ($250 from memory), and was very impressed with that, so I'm not sure where the sweet spot for value is.
 
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Despite *terrible* cellaring conditions (I didn’t know better) and two trips across the Nullarbor over the past 10 years, this little beauty is still in good form! I was anticipating pouring it down the drain tonight whilst crying 😭. Goes to show that quality wine can be sturdier than we sometimes expect.
A wonderful shiraz, full of flavour, aided nicely by bottle aging.
Happy Wednesday, all 🍷
 

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Dinner at Miki's Open Kitchen in Margaret River. Extremely good food and highly recommend. You need to book in advance. BYO and great stemware.

Some might recognise the champagne from VM. Very happy with it at the price paid.

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