Nice wines I have drunk recently - Red or White

JohnM

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You mean other than the clown on the left in the first pic? ;)

The Clouet was excellent. Of the PNs the 2014 Picardy, 2015 Heemskerk and 2021 Hoddles Creek were my picks.

I also liked the Batista for its fuller mouthfeel.

I thought they were all basically pretty good, with the exception of the Devil's Corner standing out quite far back as the weakest.

I threw in the Vermentino as PJM doesn't drink red (but she stuck with the Clouet ;) - (100% Pinot and generously brought by the @Daver6s)) and the Aylesbury Gamay just to mess with @Daver6's head. 😜
 

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It's truffle season. Wanted something with a bit of earthiness and this super Tuscan delivered. Wine was a great match to this super simple pasta dish with shaved truffle.

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Booked in for my local Osteria Thu night for a truffle extravaganza. It’s BYO Sun - Thu so pondering what to take from the cellar.
 

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Booked in for my local Osteria Thu night for a truffle extravaganza. It’s BYO Sun - Thu so pondering what to take from the cellar.

I find older wines that are a bit earthy are a great match to truffle. Especially red Burgundy or Barolo. White Burgundy or even the high acid whites from Jura can be a good match too. You don't want to over power truffles with a big ballsy red that's young.
 

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I find older wines that are a bit earthy are a great match to truffle. Especially red Burgundy or Barolo. White Burgundy or even the high acid whites from Jura can be a good match too. You don't want to over power truffles with a big ballsy red that's young.
Depending on what the specials end up being, I’m thinking an aged Hunter Semillon or Chardy. They do a fantastic carbonara (truffled egg for the sauce with extra truffle on top).

I’m not a huge Pinot fan but we’ve got gallons ageing in the cellar and the dirt flavours of Pinot match truffle 😀
 
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Depending on what the specials end up being, I’m thinking an aged Hunter Semillon or Chardy. They do a fantastic carbonara (truffled egg for the sauce with extra truffle on top).

I’m not a huge Pinot fan but we’ve got gallons ageing in the cellar and the dirt flavours of Pinot match truffle 😀

You probably want something with a decent lick of acid to cut through a rich dish like that.
 

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A Clare Riesling might be on standby!

Would certainly check the acid box. For me personally though, I don't feel that Riesling is a great match to the earthiness of truffles. White Burgundy could be a better option, especially something with a little nuttiness/cashew.
 

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Hahaha... I do often think that the water glasses have a better bowl than the wine glasses at many restaurants (especially when the stubby RSL stems are offered)
 

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So we are out enjoying another great night at Olive Tree and some clown thinks Astralis best consumed out of a water glass:
The other stem actually makes me cringe... the water glass actually might be more apt given it has a bigger bowl size? I'm still perplexed by some of the crazy wines drunk on here, but in very questionable vessels!

If you have a keen eye, spot/name the different stems I poured the Aligote into :)

Hahaha... I do often think that the water glasses have a better bowl than the wine glasses at many restaurants (especially when the stubby RSL stems are offered)
Great minds....
 

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I really like a big and gutsy Barossa Shiraz but occasionally it's good to go somewhere else.
Tonight I decided to visit the Hunter and try something in a different style.
A subtle style with delicate tannins, a hint of spice. I'm sure I could have left it a few more years but it's drinking nicely now.
Being more subdued, this Shiraz could easily be enjoyed during the warmer months, I doubt it would blow your head off.
By the way, I really like my $11 lab flask as a decanter.
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