Nice wines I have drunk recently - Red or White


Senior Member
Dec 31, 2011
He’s busy hanging out with his best friend James Packer..

I just assumed you were visiting Packer in his old place in Jaffa...
Post automatically merged:

And I hear Bibi is claiming mental illness? :)

Wasn't the story he was actually taking legal action for defamation because someone else claimed he must be suffering from mental illness? Either way....

Bill Bosworth

Active Member
Jun 15, 2020
Thoughts on the Sophia, is that from recent VM deal?
Yeah it was from VM - paid $42ish after discounts. I liked it, and was really pleased to try a top NZ red for the first time, but it didn't totally wow me. And there's a lot of good wine about right now in the $30-40 bracket.

It has some really nice subtle lines, though I think it would be easily overpowered by food with strong flavours. That said. I also found the 2012 quintet didn't shoot the lights out, so maybe my mouth was tired!!

I think the 2011 is at a good drinking age, and am not confident it will improve beyond 11yrs. Indeed, I think it's at risk of winding up on the thin side in a few more years.

I'd be very interested to know what others think

The Warlock

Feb 6, 2016

Chateau Mont Redon C9DP - 2016 - Finally got around to trying this bargain from VM last year and what a bargain it is. Awesome red, blue and black fruit underpinned by spice. Tannin and Acid stick out a bit at the moment as does the Oak which leaves a charry varnish taste by the end of the bottle. This is a rich structured wine that really needs another 3-5 years before approaching again.
Sponsored Post

Struggling to use your Frequent Flyer Points?

Award Flight Assist takes the hard work out of finding award availability and redeeming your frequent flyer or credit card points for flights.

Using their expert knowledge and specialised tools, the Award Flight Assist team at Frequent Flyer Solutions will help you book a great trip that maximises the value for your points.


Feb 15, 2008
I bought 6 dozen Chalambar years ago and haven’t tried one for a couple of years.
Must try it this year.

Enhance your AFF viewing experience!

From just $6 we'll remove all advertisements so that you can enjoy a cleaner and uninterupted viewing experience.

And you'll be supporting us so that we can continue to provide this valuable resource :)

Sample AFF with no advertisements? More..