The Pinot Noir & Grenache Thread

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2020 Bay of Fires Pinot, now avail and a good deal @ $38.33 in a 6-pack through owner cellarone.

Already achieved 2x trophy’s and 2x gold’s, including Most Outstanding Red Wine in Show at the Royal Adelaide Wine Show. Backup the truck!

About 158 cartons and likely to sell out.

I saw this was offered for 39.90 at DM before? Although no more stock at DM.
 

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Not sure about that, been sitting there for a while and doesn't seem to be moving that fast. Tempting though.
Fwiw they removed Bay of Fires PN when running the 10% off store wide last week. Probably confident that they don't need to discount/have limited supply
 

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2020 Bay of Fires Pinot, now avail and a good deal @ $38.33 in a 6-pack through owner cellarone.

Already achieved 2x trophy’s and 2x gold’s, including Most Outstanding Red Wine in Show at the Royal Adelaide Wine Show. Backup the truck!

About 158 cartons and likely to sell out.

Thanks. Snapped up a 6. Hope your tastes are as good as Qaz.
 

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Fwiw they removed Bay of Fires PN when running the 10% off store wide last week. Probably confident that they don't need to discount/have limited supply
Yep, which was also a bit annoying.

No doubt they will move (they do every year), but they probably had less last year given the limits - more just a question of how quickly.
 

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2020 Bay of Fires Pinot, now avail and a good deal @ $38.33 in a 6-pack through owner cellarone.

Already achieved 2x trophy’s and 2x gold’s, including Most Outstanding Red Wine in Show at the Royal Adelaide Wine Show. Backup the truck!

About 158 cartons and likely to sell out.

Anyone tried 2020?
 

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How did it go?
Hey,

Polished off most of the bottle so rather well. It was more pepper than spice that hid the strawberry/cherry notes. Silky tannins and no alcohol heat. Very nice but I think the $35 odd I paid was about right. Happily I have 5 left to see if it improves in the bottle.

At full RRP I would rather a curly flat.
 

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Hey,

Polished off most of the bottle so rather well. It was more pepper than spice that hid the strawberry/cherry notes. Silky tannins and no alcohol heat. Very nice but I think the $35 odd I paid was about right. Happily I have 5 left to see if it improves in the bottle.

At full RRP I would rather a curly flat.
Thank you!
 

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How did it go?
I’m having one now. I also see cellarone have a site wide sale this weekend (with discount added in cart) and have added some mixed pinot packs with Eddystone and back vintage bay of fires.

I had an ‘18 bay of fires recently at a lunch and was very impressed. The 19’s are also impressive and quite dense. This 20 is really different. It’s a translucent bright pale ruby, almost purple colour. Elegant and still primary, with strawberry fruit and what seems like clove. Although mid body and lighter colour, it’s surprisingly intense with a wallop of spice and long finish. I’m guessing this is how it competed against Shiraz, but I wouldn’t say it drinks like one. Plenty of intrigue, which is why this grape is so good. Should settle down a bit over next couple months in bottle.
 

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I’m having one now. I also see cellarone have a site wide sale this weekend (with discount added in cart) and have added some mixed pinot packs with Eddystone and back vintage bay of fires.

I had an ‘18 bay of fires recently at a lunch and was very impressed. The 19’s are also impressive and quite dense. This 20 is really different. It’s a translucent bright pale ruby, almost purple colour. Elegant and still primary, with strawberry fruit and what seems like clove. Although mid body and lighter colour, it’s surprisingly intense with a wallop of spice and long finish. I’m guessing this is how it competed against Shiraz, but I wouldn’t say it drinks like one. Plenty of intrigue, which is why this grape is so good. Should settle down a bit over next couple months in bottle.

2018 BoF PN was phenomenal, as well as 2017. Last two vintages were good but nothing there to knock your socks off. Decent value at CellarOne price, not so much at RRP.
 

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2018 BoF PN was phenomenal, as well as 2017. Last two vintages were good but nothing there to knock your socks off. Decent value at CellarOne price, not so much at RRP.
Agree. Prices have crept up on a number of good pinots over the last few years. Seville Estate is another good example. RRP’s getting hard to justify
 

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Agree. Prices have crept up on a number of good pinots over the last few years. Seville Estate is another good example. RRP’s getting hard to justify
2019 just arrived so will give it a go tonight and compare to last week's 2020.
 

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besides Pyramid Valley...
  • 2020 Coldstream Hills Deer Farm Vineyard Pinot Noir - RJ96, MB/KG94, AB92 - $35 @ cellardoor.co - ends this Sunday

i'm yet to try it, but after Faiveley and Bellene, this might be the next budget Bourgogne best-buy:
  • 2019 Domaine Georges Glantenay Bourgogne Pinot Noir Maison Dieu - BH(AM)/WH(SO)87/++, IB(JM)86 $51 or 12pk $45 delivered @ Eurocentric
Volnay, Chambolle, Pommard: Fresh Burgundy in the house @ Eurocentric
Champagne Dinner, Chablis, Coravin, Oh My @ Rathdowne Cellars

couple of other burgundies @ Randall's:
  • 2019 Faiveley Mercurey 1er Cru Clos du Roy - JS94, WA(WK)93 - $75
Best of all time? Faiveley 2019 - 1er Cru, Framboisiers, Vieilles Vignes and Bourgogne Rouge from $35.
  • $70 @ The Wine Emporium - ends next Wednesday - price match @ Cloudwine, Prince Wine Store :)
🇫🇷 French Pinot & Chardonnay from Mercurey @ The Wine Emporium
The best value Premier Cru Burgundy has arrived! @ Cloudwine

2016 Chanson Pere et Fils Beaune 1er cru Clos des Marconnets $64.99 @ The Wine Collective
Seems too good to be true especially given how miserly TWC normally are with their deals. All the scores stack up. I’ve bought a 6 pack
back again - $60.38 after 8.5% Cashrewards (less $10/$20 voucher)

For anyone with qff points to spare, and points club. The 30% off Qantas wines seems to stack with the 10% points club. Can get a deal like this...
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  • 65% off 2020 Thistledown She’s Electric Grenache - NS96, JG/NG95, GW94, SK93 - 6pk 23,450pts (3,908pts/bt, less 10% Points Club Plus) @ Qantas - ends 6pm AEDT this Sunday :)


  • 2020 Juxtaposed Old Vine Grenache - GW/AG/SL94 - $37 @ Different Drop (less $10 voucher)
  • 2019 Varney Wines GSM - NG96, AG94, SL93, CM(WF)91 - $31.95 @ myCellars (pm for free delivery code)
 
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besides Pyramid Valley...
  • 2020 Coldstream Hills Deer Farm Vineyard Pinot Noir - RJ96, MB/KG94, AB92 - $35 @ cellardoor.co - ends this Sunday

i'm yet to try it, but after Faiveley and Bellene, this might be the next budget Bourgogne best-buy:
  • 2019 Domaine Georges Glantenay Bourgogne Pinot Noir Maison Dieu - BH(AM)/WH(SO)87/++, IB(JM)86 $51 or 12pk $45 delivered @ Eurocentric
Volnay, Chambolle, Pommard: Fresh Burgundy in the house @ Eurocentric
Champagne Dinner, Chablis, Coravin, Oh My @ Rathdowne Cellars


  • $70 @ The Wine Emporium - ends next Wednesday - price match @ Cloudwine, Prince Wine Store :)
🇫🇷 French Pinot & Chardonnay from Mercurey @ The Wine Emporium
The best value Premier Cru Burgundy has arrived! @ Cloudwine


back again - $60.38 after 8.5% Cashrewards (less $10/$20 voucher)


  • 65% off 2020 Thistledown She’s Electric Grenache - NS96, JG/NG95, GW94, SK93 - 6pk 23,450pts (3,908pts/bt, less 10% Points Club Plus) @ Qantas - ends 6pm AEDT this Sunday :)


  • 2020 Juxtaposed Old Vine Grenache - GW/AG/SL94 - $37 @ Different Drop (less $10 voucher)
  • 2019 Varney Wines GSM - NG96, AG94, SL93, CM(WF)91 - $31.95 @ myCellars (pm for free delivery code)

2016 Chanson Pere et Fils Beaune 1er cru Clos des Marconnets​


This is very sharp, it sells for 45-50Euro. Im tempted!
 

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Was served the 2017 Dry Country Grenache at Rockford yesterday. Didn't thrill me ... will need a few more years, at least. What did you think @boomy, @Steady @Daver6 @Buzzard or anyone else that's had it?

$50, Stonewallers only.

I liked it. To be honest, my tasting went out the window at that point in the day. I had intended to buy some but landed up forgetting to add it to my order. I'll probably order some when I get home and just get it shipped, but not overly happy about a) the price Rockford charge for shipping and b) shipping wine at this time of year. So I'll need to consider my moves on this one I think.
 
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I liked it. To be honest, my tasting went out the window at that point in the day. I had intended to buy some but landed up forgetting to add it to my order. I'll probably order some when I get home and just get it shipped, but not overly happy about a) the price Rockford charge for shipping and b) shipping wine at this time of year. So I'll need to consider my moves on this one I think.
I'm happy to collect it and store it at my place ;) :cool:

Seriously though - if I can help let me know
 

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