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Originally posted by ThatPurpleStuff:
Anyone try the 1996 Clos de Sarpe released yesterday? Think it's as bad as the 1995 they brought in around June this year?

http://www.lcbo.com/lcbo/produ.../497081#.WfOD5GhSyUk


Tried one on the weekend. Not dead, not over the hill, but not overly exciting...however the last glass was better, more aromatic and fuller, primarily because the fine sediment in the bottle got a little agitated, giving it more of an aroma and flavour of aged Bordeaux. I probably wouldn't get it again, but if I did I'd give it a shake before uncorking (not kidding).

On another note, grabbed a bottle of 2012 Pipeau because it was on sale for 10% off...I like Pipeau as an everyday drinker...don't judge! Anyway I wanted to pick up a case so I checked inventory yesterday, and the "Limited Time Offer" for the Pipeau and everything else in the offer indicated that it was available until November 26...great, no need for me to rush out yesterday to get it, as I thought it was only open until November 5. Went to get some today, and of course it was no longer on sale. Whichever of the multitude of useless LCBO fucktards who was responsible for updating the limited time offers updated the expiry date to November 26 but failed to update the list of wines, so everything listed yesterday as expiring on the 26th actually expired yesterday. Its like deja vous all over again, yet another item to add to the countless list of technical and website errors for these incompetent clowns...wasting valuable minutes of my time, then causing me to type this rant and waste valuable minutes of your time.
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Originally posted by mangiare:
I like Pipeau as well.


We should do an "I confess that I like" thread lol. For me just looking for some solid reds with good balance and structure (or at least some satisfying elements even if a bit of a fruity mess), and reds that don't disintegrate or turn into prune juice by day 2. Pipeau usually makes the grade for me.
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Originally posted by steve8:
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Originally posted by bman:
Imagine my excitement when I saw 5 bottles of this at the Toronto Beaches store on the Vintages website this morning:

E. GUIGAL EX VOTO HERMITAGE BLANC 2013
VINTAGES 125567 | 750 mL bottle

Price: $ 69.00

So of course I called the store to see if they were actually Ex Voto and..........

they're not. Basic Hermitage. Not Ex Voto.

Frown


They must have hired Mimik to do their sales promotions. Big Grin


(slow clapping). Certain jokes do get old steve8.
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Originally posted by VinCentric:
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Originally posted by DoktaP:
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Originally posted by bman:
Half bottles of 1995 Fonseca Guimaraens vintage port for $35.75 available all over the province. I almost fell over when I saw them on the shelves. I look for 3 things in a vintage port:

-really good (1995 would have likely been a declared vintage if not for 91/92 and 94 declarations)
-fair price (price is lower than the lowest half bottle price on winesearcher)
-half bottles

Ports for sale in Ontario rarely check even one of those boxes, much less all three. Stock up! I did!!

(and there are 3 bottles left at Manulife that are going for $25!)


Oy vey. Now I have to buy some of these. You guys are killing me.
Champagne and Port. A starter and a finisher for dinners. Thanks for all the suggestions to my fellow LCBO comrads.


Thank you Bman! I picked up 4 today. Also happy that I got some of the 1991 in half bottles $21.95 USD a little while back. At the time I was unfamiliar with the Guimaraens but figured it was worth a go at the price.



Since you guys have covered off the before and after dinner ... how about with dinner?
Vintages conducted a Board-wide Delisting effective October 30, 2017 and there were quite a few bargains there.
My store has sold out of most of these but it may prove worth a look at your local stores.

#396440 - 2015 Buena Vista North Coast Chardonnay - went from $24.95 to $20.75
#94375 - 2015 Duckhorn Napa Sauvignon Blanc - went from $35.95 to $29.25
#416511 - 2016 Vasse Felix "Filius" Margaret River Chardonnay - went from $24.95 to $20.75
#446682 - 2015 Vasse Felix "Filius" Margaret River Cabernet / Merlot - went from $24.95 to $21.25
#912782 - 2015 Penmara Orange Reserve Shiraz - went from 19.95 to $17.25
#487165 - 2015 Laurent Perrachon Roche Bleue Julienas - went from 19.95 to $17.25
#108282 - 2011 Zenato Cormi Corvina / Merlot - went from $21.95 to $18.25

I like a quality wine more when it has a high value quotient.

CHEERS
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Originally posted by steve8:
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Originally posted by Mimik:
Is the 2009 Fonseca vp 750 ml really 59$? That’s a great deal


Hmmm, that is a good deal. Quite a few available in Ottawa too.


Hmmm yes it is. I assumed you picked some up on your way back?
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Originally posted by VINELOUSE:
Decently priced vintage champagne from a great year, but you need to hurry. It's going fast.

2002 Louis Brochet HBH (50% Pinot Noir d'Ecueil and 50% Chardonnay) Vintage#385815 $69.95


Agree. Still have 1 bottle of their 1996. Got 3 bottles of the 2002. Don't expect it to stay on shelves long.
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Originally posted by vijay:
Fontanafredda Barolo is down to $25 for the rest of the month and the 2013s are the vintage currently available.

I opened two of the 2010 vintage last night and they were great. They were $27 through the LCBO about 2 1/2 years ago and well worth it. Think I'll stock up on the 2013.
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
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Originally posted by vijay:
Fontanafredda Barolo is down to $25 for the rest of the month and the 2013s are the vintage currently available.

I opened two of the 2010 vintage last night and they were great. They were $27 through the LCBO about 2 1/2 years ago and well worth it. Think I'll stock up on the 2013.


Fyi. I know it's not discounted, but I just saw that they have magnums of the Barolo in stores now for the holidays.

http://www.vintages.com/lcbo-e...EN&itemNumber=516989
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Originally posted by futronic:
That doesn't appear to be the case, otw. Frown The Vintages website still shows $27.95.

Let's see what happens on Monday. There's a biweekly delist coming up and sometimes stores jump the gun on it. Fingers crossed.
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Originally posted by vijay:
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Originally posted by futronic:
That doesn't appear to be the case, otw. Frown The Vintages website still shows $27.95.

Let's see what happens on Monday. There's a biweekly delist coming up and sometimes stores jump the gun on it. Fingers crossed.

Fut's correct. It was just a local in-store markdown... and I just picked up the last 4 bottles.
I popped into Crossroads yesterday to check out the Clearance section. It was filled to the gills with wine plus a bunch of sake. None of it at a clearance price except for a couple of bottles of Grossett Picadilly Chardonnay that have been there since August, and most of it was frankly a bunch of crap.

So the KGBO seems to have turned it into Crap at High Prices for the holidays.
I tried a bottle of the 2013 Fontanafredda last night. It was ok for an entry level 2013. It's softer than what I'd expect from the vintage and drinking ok now for what it is. It starts with a classic Barolo nose then red cherry on the palate but finishes a bit thin. For $25 it's fine but I wouldn't be putting these away as I have other 2013 Baroli.
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Originally posted by VinCentric:
I tried a bottle of the 2013 Fontanafredda last night. It was ok for an entry level 2013. It's softer than what I'd expect from the vintage and drinking ok now for what it is. It starts with a classic Barolo nose then red cherry on the palate but finishes a bit thin. For $25 it's fine but I wouldn't be putting these away as I have other 2013 Baroli.


I also had this over the weekend and agree with VinC notes. Ok, but nothing to back the truck on.
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
Well that sucks. I liked the 2010 so I picked up 4 of the 2013. Should I return them? I have plenty of $25 daily drinkers so it’s not a case of needing more wine.


Sunny,

Pop a bottle and see if it's worth keeping.

It wasn't on the same level as the 2010 that I tasted a lot when it was in stores.
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Originally posted by vijay:
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Originally posted by futronic:
That doesn't appear to be the case, otw. The Vintages website still shows $27.95.

Let's see what happens on Monday. There's a biweekly delist coming up and sometimes stores jump the gun on it. Fingers crossed.

Fut's correct. It was just a local in-store markdown... and I just picked up the last 4 bottles.


If anyone is still interested. Oakville Lcbo (Oak Park) has them for $19.85. Make sure to check the price with the cashier.
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
Well that sucks. I liked the 2010 so I picked up 4 of the 2013. Should I return them? I have plenty of $25 daily drinkers so it’s not a case of needing more wine.


I suggest trying one within 30 days, and chilling it a bit. The bottle I had was pretty much room temp, which didn't help it. It's a close call. If I was buying 4 I'd buy the Castello. If I already had 4 of the Fontanafredda I'm not sure..
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Originally posted by VINELOUSE:
LCBO Oakville Cornwall has
2014 Billaud-Simon Montée de Tonnerre for $51 (price tag indicates 2013 vintage)

Its a very nice Chablis which is listed on the LCBO web site for $60 and I left you some. You're welcome.


That 2014 Billaud-Simon Tonnerre is a really nice PC Chablis, extra minerally and still pretty tight. I've had it twice and think it will age better than many other PCs from this vintage that I've tried. I bought 6 on release, and then 6 more a couple of weeks ago. (It's $52 here in BC; unusual for the price to be higher in ON)
Oak Park in Oak has some good wines marked down worth checking out. Here are just to name a few:

13 Chapoutier Crozes Hermitage Les Varonnieres (30%)
12 Carpineto Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva (30%)
06 Duval Leroy Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Brut Champagne (30%)
and lots more...

If you are into Whiskey try Meadowvale in Miss. They have Dalmore 15, 18 and 21 marked down.
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Originally posted by VINELOUSE:
Oak Park in Oak has some good wines marked down worth checking out. Here are just to name a few:

13 Chapoutier Crozes Hermitage Les Varonnieres (30%)
12 Carpineto Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva (30%)
06 Duval Leroy Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Brut Champagne (30%)
and lots more...

If you are into Whiskey try Meadowvale in Miss. They have Dalmore 15, 18 and 21 marked down.

VINELOUSE, thanks for the tip on Oak Park. My score of the store was 2014 Fevre Montmains Chablis for $28. Lots left on the shelf as of this afternoon.
I'm driving back from Toronto to Ottawa tomorrow morning and was thinking of passing by the Laird/Wicksteed store en route to the DVP, as the PCs there seem to enjoy marking down bottles that are regular price everywhere else. Is that still the case or are the prices there the same as elsewhere? Has anyone been there lately and if so, are there any deals there?
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Originally posted by bman:
I'm driving back from Toronto to Ottawa tomorrow morning and was thinking of passing by the Laird/Wicksteed store en route to the DVP, as the PCs there seem to enjoy marking down bottles that are regular price everywhere else. Is that still the case or are the prices there the same as elsewhere? Has anyone been there lately and if so, are there any deals there?


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