Nice wines I have drunk recently - Red or White

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wines were great, maybe the Chambolle and Vosne my favourites, but Fixin, Gevrey, NSG, Pommard all close behind, which just leaves the Volnay and SLB... thanks to @Jczer000 for the heads-up :)
 

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Well, I have PERfect weather here in Marble Bar but imPERfect wine. Bottles do not handle 4WDing at all well - and are a PITA when having to carry out all rubbish.

BTW - the Ironclad Hotel only serves beer in cans - for $10 a can. 😝

It’s a different world up here. 😁

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Tonight at the Ironclad Hotel at Marble Bar for our 4WD trip windup dinner.

Conversation goes like this:

JohnM: “What do you have in the way of red wine?”

Bar lady: “Cabernet, Cab Merlot, Shiraz.”

JohnM: “Cab Merlot, please.”

Bar lady comes back with a glass of red wine: “$9.”

JohnM pulls out CC.

Bar lady: “Minimum $10 on CC - but I can give you cash difference.”

(Aside: penny just drops as to why they charge $10 for a can of beer. 🙄. Further aside: later informed by someone in the group that beer price is $7/can cash.

The bar lady didn’t tell me that the other night. 😡)

JohnM: “I’ll be having more than one; can I start a tab?”

Bar lady: “No.”

JohnM - exhibiting extreme cunning: “OK, give me two now, please.”

Winner. 😎😛

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The wine was actually not bad, but God only knows where it was from.
 

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Tonight at the Ironclad Hotel at Marble Bar for our 4WD trip windup dinner.

Conversation goes like this:

JohnM: “What do you have in the way of red wine?”

Bar lady: “Cabernet, Cab Merlot, Shiraz.”

JohnM: “Cab Merlot, please.”

Bar lady comes back with a glass of red wine: “$9.”

JohnM pulls out CC.

Bar lady: “Minimum $10 on CC - but I can give you cash difference.”

(Aside: penny just drops as to why they charge $10 for a can of beer. 🙄. Further aside: later informed by someone in the group that beer price is $7/can cash.

The bar lady didn’t tell me that the other night. 😡)

JohnM: “I’ll be having more than one; can I start a tab?”

Bar lady: “No.”

JohnM - exhibiting extreme cunning: “OK, give me two now, please.”

Winner. 😎😛

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The wine was actually not bad, but God only knows where it was from.

Firstly, was it better than the Far-Cue wine?

Secondly, you should be ashamed of yourself for getting two glasses at once. You just missed out on some easy FF points. $10 on the card with one dollar back twice. Easy 2 FF for you for no cost that you missed out on. Hang your head in shame! :)
 

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Firstly, was it better than the Far-Cue wine?

Secondly, you should be ashamed of yourself for getting two glasses at once. You just missed out on some easy FF points. $10 on the card with one dollar back twice. Easy 2 FF for you for no cost that you missed out on. Hang your head in shame! :)

Fruitier than the Far-Cue. Quite definitely a cab merlot. I assume it was from a cask. If so, surprisingly good.
 
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Sigh...international travel. Heck...I'd settle just for domestic travel! I should be in Adelaide now and should be having a Rockford lunch on Friday....but no :(

Last visit May 2019 for a significant birthday. (Used to visit Alba and Le Langhe every 5 years or so for these.) Planned to revisit this year. B073D111-2F77-4E71-99D9-2EB2F43DF370.jpeg A288C3BF-34A4-4F13-BF5A-ECF1E27F9A4A.jpeg A83B556E-1502-41FC-BD98-A3B93CB0CC0A.jpeg

Just up the road towards La Morra from the fabulous Elio Altare (now run by Silvia with the wonderful hair) in the Alborina. Elio Altare

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We stayed here for 4 days and ate wonderful Piedmontese food and drank Barolos!


Planned to revisit Le Langhe later this year. Ah, will we ever return!
 
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Last visit May 2019 for a significant birthday. (Used to visit Alba and Le Langhe every 5 years or so for these.) Planned to revisit this year. View attachment 254373 View attachment 254374 View attachment 254375

Just up the road towards La Morra from the fabulous Elio Altare (now run by Silvia with the wonderful hair) in the Alborina. Elio Altare

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We stayed here for 4 days and ate wonderful Piedmontese food and drank Barolos!


Planned to revisit Le Langhe later this year. Ah, will we ever return!
I have to remain positive that I will get back to Europe and already planning that when I go it will be for six months
 
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