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Originally posted by vinoevelo:
i was going to joke that stuff is great poured over ice cream, but then saw that was the KGBO's serving suggestion.... Roll Eyes


LOL.
Has any of the local crew actually tried this stuff? We've had some interesting Sherries at dinners, some that I've liked, others, well others enjoyed them more. It sounds pretty thick, but for $15 it may be worth a try. It gets good reviews in places. I quess if it didn't work on the ice cream, you could seal the cracks on your driveway with it...
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Originally posted by VinCentric:
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Originally posted by vinoevelo:
i was going to joke that stuff is great poured over ice cream, but then saw that was the KGBO's serving suggestion.... Roll Eyes


LOL.
Has any of the local crew actually tried this stuff? We've had some interesting Sherries at dinners, some that I've liked, others, well others enjoyed them more. It sounds pretty thick, but for $15 it may be worth a try. It gets good reviews in places. I quess if it didn't work on the ice cream, you could seal the cracks on your driveway with it...


I've had it a number of times and find it great value for money. Of course, one must like px though. And while I have poured it over ice cream I prefer it on its own, at cellar temp or cooler. I really don't like px at room temp.
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Originally posted by VinCentric:
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Originally posted by vinoevelo:
i was going to joke that stuff is great poured over ice cream, but then saw that was the KGBO's serving suggestion.... Roll Eyes


LOL.
Has any of the local crew actually tried this stuff? We've had some interesting Sherries at dinners, some that I've liked, others, well others enjoyed them more. It sounds pretty thick, but for $15 it may be worth a try. It gets good reviews in places. I quess if it didn't work on the ice cream, you could seal the cracks on your driveway with it...


It's technically not a Sherry - it's from Montilla-Moriles.

That said, it's something that you can drink by the thimbleful or two and not much more. It's pretty thick and cloying, and if you drink more than that your teeth will hurt. It needs a very sweet dessert like sticky toffee pudding with ice cream to cut the richness.

It's pretty much indestructable. I've had a bottle open for about six months in the fridge and it's still fine. I believe Rob brought one to vinoevelo's the one time that was still half full and open a year. Still fine.

Have fun trying to reopen the bottle though as the dried sugar is worse than super glue!
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Originally posted by VinCentric:
quote:
Originally posted by vinoevelo:
i was going to joke that stuff is great poured over ice cream, but then saw that was the KGBO's serving suggestion.... Roll Eyes


LOL.
Has any of the local crew actually tried this stuff? We've had some interesting Sherries at dinners, some that I've liked, others, well others enjoyed them more. It sounds pretty thick, but for $15 it may be worth a try. It gets good reviews in places. I quess if it didn't work on the ice cream, you could seal the cracks on your driveway with it...

I brought this elixir to the last offline dinner we had at LaVinia. You (as well as Futronic and Sunnylea57) were there. And I daresay you drank it there too! shake

You probably made some appreciative comments too! bart
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Originally posted by futronic:
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Originally posted by VinCentric:
quote:
Originally posted by vinoevelo:
i was going to joke that stuff is great poured over ice cream, but then saw that was the KGBO's serving suggestion.... Roll Eyes


LOL.
Has any of the local crew actually tried this stuff? We've had some interesting Sherries at dinners, some that I've liked, others, well others enjoyed them more. It sounds pretty thick, but for $15 it may be worth a try. It gets good reviews in places. I quess if it didn't work on the ice cream, you could seal the cracks on your driveway with it...


It's technically not a Sherry - it's from Montilla-Moriles.

That said, it's something that you can drink by the thimbleful or two and not much more. It's pretty thick and cloying, and if you drink more than that your teeth will hurt. It needs a very sweet dessert like sticky toffee pudding with ice cream to cut the richness.

It's pretty much indestructable. I've had a bottle open for about six months in the fridge and it's still fine. I believe Rob brought one to vinoevelo's the one time that was still half full and open a year. Still fine.

Have fun trying to reopen the bottle though as the dried sugar is worse than super glue!


Thanks Fut, and for the clarification re: Montilla-Morillas, and the rest. I'm guessing get a bottle and save it for when there's a good enough group to share thimblefuls. The sticky toffee pudding & ice cream is a good suggestion.
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Originally posted by on the wine:
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Originally posted by VinCentric:
quote:
Originally posted by vinoevelo:
i was going to joke that stuff is great poured over ice cream, but then saw that was the KGBO's serving suggestion.... Roll Eyes


LOL.
Has any of the local crew actually tried this stuff? We've had some interesting Sherries at dinners, some that I've liked, others, well others enjoyed them more. It sounds pretty thick, but for $15 it may be worth a try. It gets good reviews in places. I quess if it didn't work on the ice cream, you could seal the cracks on your driveway with it...

I brought this elixir to the last offline dinner we had at LaVinia. You (as well as Futronic and Sunnylea57) were there. And I daresay you drank it there too! shake

You probably made some appreciative comments too! bart

Slight Correction --> What I brought to the dinner was Gonzales Byass Noe Pedro Ximinez Muy Viejo. But it was thick, sticky and almost black.
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Originally posted by VinCentric:
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Originally posted by futronic:
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Originally posted by VinCentric:
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Originally posted by vinoevelo:
i was going to joke that stuff is great poured over ice cream, but then saw that was the KGBO's serving suggestion.... Roll Eyes


LOL.
Has any of the local crew actually tried this stuff? We've had some interesting Sherries at dinners, some that I've liked, others, well others enjoyed them more. It sounds pretty thick, but for $15 it may be worth a try. It gets good reviews in places. I quess if it didn't work on the ice cream, you could seal the cracks on your driveway with it...


It's technically not a Sherry - it's from Montilla-Moriles.

That said, it's something that you can drink by the thimbleful or two and not much more. It's pretty thick and cloying, and if you drink more than that your teeth will hurt. It needs a very sweet dessert like sticky toffee pudding with ice cream to cut the richness.

It's pretty much indestructable. I've had a bottle open for about six months in the fridge and it's still fine. I believe Rob brought one to vinoevelo's the one time that was still half full and open a year. Still fine.

Have fun trying to reopen the bottle though as the dried sugar is worse than super glue!


Thanks Fut, and for the clarification re: Montilla-Morillas, and the rest. I'm guessing get a bottle and save it for when there's a good enough group to share thimblefuls. The sticky toffee pudding & ice cream is a good suggestion.


Notwithstanding the advice of my old pal Fut, I quite enjoy a few ounces of this stuff, as have many of those to whom I've served it. It IS very thick and sweet but I don't see that as an obstacle to drinking more than a thimbleful. Of course, about a third of my cellar is dessert wines (if you can call vintage port a dessert wine!) so perhaps it's just me!

And it's great when you have a sore throat - coats the throat, makes you sleepy, tastes great, gives you a little buzz - what's not to like?! bluesbros
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Originally posted by on the wine:

Slight Correction --> What I brought to the dinner was Gonzales Byass Noe Pedro Ximinez Muy Viejo. But it was thick, sticky and almost black.


That was really tasty and showed a bit more acidity to balance the sweetness. Regardless, that sherry is of better quality than the Alvear Montilla-Moriles. A more appropriate comparison would be the VORS Noe vs the vintage PX Montilla-Moriles from Toro Albala. In that case, the Toro Albala wins hands down for me.
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Originally posted by futronic:
I believe Rob brought one to vinoevelo's the one time that was still half full and open a year. Still fine.

Have fun trying to reopen the bottle though as the dried sugar is worse than super glue!


That bottle was incredibly disappointing given the 100 points from Parker. Opened as a bottle of Sun-Maid raisins soaked in vodka. Seriously that was ALL it tasted like.

Vinoevelo did say that after a few weeks of it being open it blossomed into something all together better and nuanced, bitter walnut, layers of raisin, dried fig, candied peel etc...

Like fut says, this is something to have in a small cordial glass every few night over the course of a month or two and watch the changes.
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
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Originally posted by futronic:
I believe Rob brought one to vinoevelo's the one time that was still half full and open a year. Still fine.

Have fun trying to reopen the bottle though as the dried sugar is worse than super glue!


That bottle was incredibly disappointing given the 100 points from Parker. Opened as a bottle of Sun-Maid raisins soaked in vodka. Seriously that was ALL it tasted like.

Vinoevelo did say that after a few weeks of it being open it blossomed into something all together better and nuanced, bitter walnut, layers of raisin, dried fig, candied peel etc...

Like fut says, this is something to have in a small cordial glass every few night over the course of a month or two and watch the changes.


With all that's been said above, my expectations are not high, but for $15, I like Rob & Fut's idea of following it over a month or two...and hope it doesn't get glued shut in the process.
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Originally posted by on the wine:
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Originally posted by VinCentric:
quote:
Originally posted by vinoevelo:
i was going to joke that stuff is great poured over ice cream, but then saw that was the KGBO's serving suggestion.... Roll Eyes


LOL.
Has any of the local crew actually tried this stuff? We've had some interesting Sherries at dinners, some that I've liked, others, well others enjoyed them more. It sounds pretty thick, but for $15 it may be worth a try. It gets good reviews in places. I quess if it didn't work on the ice cream, you could seal the cracks on your driveway with it...

I brought this elixir to the last offline dinner we had at LaVinia. You (as well as Futronic and Sunnylea57) were there. And I daresay you drank it there too! shake

You probably made some appreciative comments too! bart


We had more than one Sherry type beverage at La Vinia. My difficulty is that aside from remembering that one was a 'Vors', I don't remember which I liked or didn't like. I'm pretty sure I passed one of my glasses over to Ricardo Madeira, who was enjoying it much more than me.
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Originally posted by VinCentric:
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Originally posted by on the wine:
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Originally posted by VinCentric:
quote:
Originally posted by vinoevelo:
i was going to joke that stuff is great poured over ice cream, but then saw that was the KGBO's serving suggestion.... Roll Eyes


LOL.
Has any of the local crew actually tried this stuff? We've had some interesting Sherries at dinners, some that I've liked, others, well others enjoyed them more. It sounds pretty thick, but for $15 it may be worth a try. It gets good reviews in places. I quess if it didn't work on the ice cream, you could seal the cracks on your driveway with it...

I brought this elixir to the last offline dinner we had at LaVinia. You (as well as Futronic and Sunnylea57) were there. And I daresay you drank it there too! shake

You probably made some appreciative comments too! bart


We had more than one Sherry type beverage at La Vinia. My difficulty is that aside from remembering that one was a 'Vors', I don't remember which I liked or didn't like. I'm pretty sure I passed one of my glasses over to Ricardo Madeira, who was enjoying it much more than me.

Yeah, Ricardo is the real sherry-slut among us. Big Grin
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Originally posted by on the wine:
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Originally posted by VinCentric:
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Originally posted by on the wine:
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Originally posted by VinCentric:
quote:
Originally posted by vinoevelo:
i was going to joke that stuff is great poured over ice cream, but then saw that was the KGBO's serving suggestion.... Roll Eyes


LOL.
Has any of the local crew actually tried this stuff? We've had some interesting Sherries at dinners, some that I've liked, others, well others enjoyed them more. It sounds pretty thick, but for $15 it may be worth a try. It gets good reviews in places. I quess if it didn't work on the ice cream, you could seal the cracks on your driveway with it...

I brought this elixir to the last offline dinner we had at LaVinia. You (as well as Futronic and Sunnylea57) were there. And I daresay you drank it there too! shake

You probably made some appreciative comments too! bart


We had more than one Sherry type beverage at La Vinia. My difficulty is that aside from remembering that one was a 'Vors', I don't remember which I liked or didn't like. I'm pretty sure I passed one of my glasses over to Ricardo Madeira, who was enjoying it much more than me.

Yeah, Ricardo is the real sherry-slut among us. Big Grin


Ain't that the truth!
In Guelph today and saw a few interesting wines marked down.

Wellington & Gordon (Guelph)

Chateau Guiraud 2011 $31.88 (375ml)

Charles Hiedsieck Brut Reserve NV $55.96
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Originally posted by Fowler52:
In Guelph today and saw a few interesting wines marked down.

Wellington & Gordon (Guelph)

Chateau Guiraud 2011 $31.88 (375ml)

Charles Hiedsieck Brut Reserve NV $55.96

I'd definitely grab the Heidsieck at that price. Good stuff.
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Originally posted by Fowler52:
Charles Hiedsieck Brut Reserve NV $55.96


M, since you're now my neighbour, one city over, if you happen to head back there in the future I'd gladly buy whatever you don't want.
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
That bottle was incredibly disappointing given the 100 points from Parker. Opened as a bottle of Sun-Maid raisins soaked in vodka. Seriously that was ALL it tasted like.


Are you really surprised that Parker gave it 100 points?
This isn't a price alert exactly, but there is a good opportunity to pick up some back vintages of Beaucastel. 98, 99, 01 and 05 are for sale at various LCBO locations.
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Originally posted by SM74:
This isn't a price alert exactly, but there is a good opportunity to pick up some back vintages of Beaucastel. 98, 99, 01 and 05 are for sale at various LCBO locations.


Pricey though....

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