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cityloop

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Anyone know what these Pinots and Sparkling are?




Unfortunately one is a Sam Kim reviewed one so not expecting much ...

Brut is Miceli Brut Rose
 

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Oh what a small world it is. But I wouldn't want to paint it. The Micelis have three daughters, and a son, he is a GP working in Mornington and Mum is the cellar door lady plus a homekeeper. Their oldest Lucy is quite a character, loves a drink and I had the pleasure of working with her for about a year. Last I heard she was doing drugs and studying oenology by correspondence from NSW .By that I mean when I got pulled up by the cops on new Years Day about 8 years ago, they asked at 8.15am where are you going and what do you do. I replied to the young male connie Collingwood and I sell drugs. So your a pharmacist hey. His female connie mate certainly did not like my reply so she sternly pulled out the breathalyser and asked me to blow. No sense of humour in this gal i could quickly tell. The night before we had a quiet one, I went to bed at 11pm and had lemonade all night. Phewy ! I visited Lucy's winery once with my wife on a lovely day and although the quality was certainly there, i opted for the cheapest entrant, the pinot grigio. That was a stunning wine indeed. I can still remember the local restaurant where we had it. I bought about 3 of them and paid full price mind you. Very late twentees, but it was outstanding. I tasted everything there and although the wines are too pricy for me at normal rrp's , i could really taste the love they put into their wines. Just a simple family doing what they love. It's a great thing.
 
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beefarmer

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Yes , look up Mark Handler, lucky to be alive. Nice odd fellow who did a stint, came out and got shot in the head when someone wanted to procure his unlicensed expertise. Then there were my days and decades in Lygon St in the era. Maybe that's why I married an Italian wife. She gave me an offer I couldn't refuse.....and Cheryl Gatto was a lovely lady to balance things up a bit. Very interesting clientele, the Munster was funny too. Memories.
 

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Thanks, went a bit off the side with illustrious stuff. I was talking coincidences in the morning above and next thing you know i received one of those ' you've received a reply message" from a health forum in aff . Didn't know much about it. So clicked on and I possibly started it with my first post. 320 pages in all now so successful, but it is ironic that the same concept on post one is the same concept raised today in the early morning news services concerning Mr Mushroom records, Michael G. Accidental multi drug overdoses. Michael was big fan of Vinimofo going back quite a while. But one of the Fo recent buys was the haselgrove Tusail. $60 down to $20 i think it was. A Maccas blend of the famoud duo S(60%) and C(40%). I recommend most of Haselgroves stuff at Fo prices. This 2019 needs to settle a bit but has at the moment over excited long quality tannins. Haselgrove have been Vinimofo fans for a while now. Now back to nothing but booze. The melbourne lockdown has been quite taxing.
 

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Olympicwiz, a great pick up. I don't know whether you bought any Nightfall product before but I did a 6pack of the 2015 Nightfall Cabernets if that was its name. The wine was $80 down to $25 so looking at the value aspect, this one today comes in at the same sort of discount. We all get excited, probably more than our partners in the ' was, is, honey i scored a bargain' stakes, but I knew I did a good review of the Nightfall and I do remember looking at the $120 version, called leo The lion and thought if the same grapes were in that, then the normal one should be pretty good too. I mean, who hasnt thought that of the same vintage wine and how they work it all out. We have a pretty good idea I think , and in simplicity, the winemaker takes a sample from every barrel and says " i think some of these taste better than the others and I reckon i can charge more for them". Cynical, maybe and I do know there is more to it than that, but we all have been burnt before.

So i knew I had notes and i have found them. I wrote a lot about this wine at a home 'iso' dinner on Sunday1st Aug21 - time flies and i firstly mention that the 2015 cab had 15%. Big. So let me give you my main wording exactly as i wrote.

'It's a wine that I think Wining and Dining would like. It's big, heavy, brooding with predominat oak and dark berries taking over from a 'menage a trois' that I was expecting" - it has CS, CabFranc and merlot.
"I was expecting more fruit considering the price but i reckon all the coin has gone into the best franch barriques".
" 20 months in oak might sound like a marketing exercise but i found it too much"
"This wine looks like Claudia Schiffer but ends up Sandra Bullock".
"This one isn't going back as Sandra can have a makeover and look like Linda Evangelista"
"Look if I were female, the same analogy would be Brad Pitt, Gordon Ramsey and Daniel Craig"

I have to say how the hell did i come up with this garbage on a Sunday night two months ago I will never know.

" The wine is heavy at 15percent, it is extremely well made but next time I would have it after a full shiraz and after 8 hours of breathing"

Leo the Lion, different year, some good reviews about the 2016 Leo in the Sydney show which combines food and this.

THIS IS THE 2016 LEO AT THE SYNDNEY INTERNATIONAL
“Complex, black currant nose. Dark fruited and very pure. Attractive. Oak present and giving sweetness to nose and palate. Excellent with the duck. The freshness is amplified and the drive of the Cabernet works through the strength of flavours.”
Bree Boskov, First Term Panellist 2020 Competition
“Peppermint and chocolate dipped blueberries with sweet vanillin oak spice on the nose. The palate is dry with rich liquored blue and purple fruits given lift and from licks of mint, mocha and cedar. Fresh acidity supports the rich fruit and taut tannins bring tension to a dry finish. The dish brings the bright peppermint and candied blueberries to the fore but also accentuates the cedary oak on the finish, not a bad pairing.”
Emma Jenkins, First Term Panellist 2020 Competition
“Riper style of cabernet, with sweet cassis and cedar spice, a little simple but has some nice fruit concentration. Fairly drying tannins, makes it a touch disjointed. With the duck, it looked overtly sweet-fruited and simple plus the tannins still looked too extracted.”
Martin Williams, Fifth Term Panellist 2020 Competition
“Deep plum colour. Vanilla, earth and leather aromas. Chocolate and leather on the palate. Firm tannin finish. With food: Leathery flavours don’t work well with this dish.”
Bryan Currie, Second Term Panellist 2020 Competition
“Medium red, woodsmoke and blackberry nose, rich round fruit, sweet fruit, soft palate, oak tannin dominates the dish.”
Susan Bastian, Sixth Term Panellist 2020 Competition
“Very deep ruby. Intense blackberry, cigar box, leather and charred nuts hints. Rich ripe dark fruits, vanilla and toasty wood. Lots of furry tannin. More fuller end in body. Lovely match with this dish. Nothing dominated.”
Mike de Garis, Third Term Panellist 2020 Competition
“Slightly dull. Cherry, savoury, blue and dk berry fruit lift, nutty oak. SOP, donut, has flavour with extracted and drying tannins. Food: given more concentration and persistence, tannins still prominent, but softer and longer.”

'Food for thought, wine for pleasure" ..that's mine.
 

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Received my Schoolhouse CabSav (Coonawarra 2019) from VM yesterday.
Tried it over a dinner and unfortunately wasn't to my liking. FWIW uses a Diam cork
Might have to eat humble pie there. Shared a bottle with a mate over the weekend and was pleasantly surprised how good it was/became.
Not sure what happened when I had it. Goes to show it may pay to let some time for the bottles to settle down after the delivery.

I suppose that is what the wine gurus call "bottle shock" as I was lectured by my more knowledgeable mate.
 

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OS - "Might have to eat humble pie there. Shared a bottle with a mate over the weekend and was pleasantly surprised how good it was/became.
Not sure what happened when I had it. Goes to show it may pay to let some time for the bottles to settle down after the delivery.
I suppose that is what the wine gurus call "bottle shock" as I was lectured by my more knowledgeable mate."

Yr not the only one to have this happen OS, somedays the palate is out to lunch somewhere and the next on song with the wine. I've found my palate memory kicks in to a wine I thought a bit "different" the first tasting and after 1/2glass next time think it's delish. Possible differences between tastings could be food or wine taken, bottle temp or amount of breathing.
I give new wines a second chance, with the good advice on AFF most turn out OK. :)
 

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hi all,
just got this in the email.... any idea what it is??

Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 – Black Market #40041​


many thanks!
 

kevviek

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hi all,
just got this in the email.... any idea what it is??

Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 – Black Market #40041​


many thanks!
Guessing this is more of the Reschke RSR back vintages.
 

cityloop

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Might have to eat humble pie there. Shared a bottle with a mate over the weekend and was pleasantly surprised how good it was/became.
Not sure what happened when I had it. Goes to show it may pay to let some time for the bottles to settle down after the delivery.

I suppose that is what the wine gurus call "bottle shock" as I was lectured by my more knowledgeable mate.
I really enjoy the Schoolhouse as well BUT it does need some decent decanting. Straight from the bottle and it's tight. It changes completely after a couple of hours in a decanter.
 

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The 2004 is very good. Haven't had the 2010. I think someone above alluded to a change in winemaker at some point between but not certain on that, so I haven't jumped in.
The winemaker of 2010 RSR is still Pete Douglas (ex Wynns) - the same one and who also made Reschke Empyrean 2010 and earlier vintages. Sometime after 2012 the Reschke family got engulfed in a bitter family feud that destroyed this brand. So CW wines picked up the brand, the museum Reschke stock that is being flogged off via VM and without doubt at some point will milk the brand name for all its worth .. just like with Ulithorne...
 

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thx. Any good?
Received my Reschke today and decided to open it to try. Under Diam cork. Divine nose and beautiful wine. Can't believe it is 11yo as has so much upfront fruit. Well made and balanced with ample acidity. Just a tiny little bitterness at the back that doesn't take away at all from the overall enjoyment.. And I should really let it breathe and am certain it will precipitate. Got my vote - very happy with the purchase.

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