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Originally posted by Robo Porker:
I have yet to taste any 2010s but in a hot and ripe vintage, I tend to stick to the traditional style of CDP made by some domaines.
Well done, Mimik.
How hot was it really (relatively speaking)? The few reports I've read was that it wasn't as hot as 2009 but no sense in comparing vs a hot vintage to begin with.
The total amount of days during which temperatures were over 10 °C before 30 June is a good indicator of early or late vine growth. This total was 629 °C in 2010, compared with 831 °C in 2003 and 785 °C in 2007.
Source:
http://www.jancisrobinson.com/...cles/a201103211.html
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Originally posted by DoktaP:
Hey Robo. Time to get your anonymous butt to Toronto. Basecadet and I want to see your smiling face.


On my way in the very near future(Jan-Feb 2012)!

I'm Robo Porker. Give me 16% alcohol and over ripe grapes, I'll give you 99 points!!

(credit to Basecadet, he came up with the name Wink )
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Originally posted by vijay:
quote:
Originally posted by Robo Porker:
I have yet to taste any 2010s but in a hot and ripe vintage, I tend to stick to the traditional style of CDP made by some domaines.
Well done, Mimik.
How hot was it really (relatively speaking)? The few reports I've read was that it wasn't as hot as 2009 but no sense in comparing vs a hot vintage to begin with.
The total amount of days during which temperatures were over 10 °C before 30 June is a good indicator of early or late vine growth. This total was 629 °C in 2010, compared with 831 °C in 2003 and 785 °C in 2007.
Source:
http://www.jancisrobinson.com/...cles/a201103211.html


True but rainfall was the lowest for the summer months since 1871. I don't think it is as hot as other recent years(ie 2003) but lack of precipitation also affects ripeness levels.
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Originally posted by Robo Porker:
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Originally posted by DoktaP:
Hey Robo. Time to get your anonymous butt to Toronto. Basecadet and I want to see your smiling face.


On my way in the very near future(Jan-Feb 2012)!



Cool. I know that will be the basis of another great offline.

Maybe a Rhone offline doing "the whole beast" (boar) at Beast? Just throwing it out there... Wink
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
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Originally posted by Robo Porker:
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Originally posted by DoktaP:
Hey Robo. Time to get your anonymous butt to Toronto. Basecadet and I want to see your smiling face.


On my way in the very near future(Jan-Feb 2012)!



Cool. I know that will be the basis of another great offline.

Maybe a Rhone offline doing "the whole beast" (boar) at Beast? Just throwing it out there... Wink


+1 on a Rhone offline at Beast w Robo. I'll skip the boar (tasty but bad for me).
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Originally posted by vijay:
2010 Bosquet des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Chante Le Merle Vieilles Vignes
on VSO this morning @ $66 per. Looks like they missed the 99 RP issued last month. This is now >$ 100 per on winesearcher (K&L).


Attention Point Whores... 4 bottles at Oakville store (Whole Foods Plaza) Cornwall.

Chalk me up as one Banana
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Originally posted by Fowler52:
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Originally posted by vijay:
2010 Bosquet des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Chante Le Merle Vieilles Vignes
on VSO this morning @ $66 per. Looks like they missed the 99 RP issued last month. This is now >$ 100 per on winesearcher (K&L).


Attention Point Whores... 4 bottles at Oakville store (Whole Foods Plaza) Cornwall.

Chalk me up as one Banana


I got the last one Wednesday......
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Originally posted by VinT:
Tried the Ash Hollow last night. Great northern Rhone-ish nose of iodine, black olives and game meat. But the Rhone comparison ends there, IMO, as I found the Ash Hollow heavier and more viscous than most N. Rhones I've tried. All in all though, great QPR at $28. I will let the other bottles I have sleep for a few years as I'd like to see how this might develop.


Just picked up a bottle of the Ash Hollow at one of the Kanata LCBO's that was further reduced to $22. Thanks for the tip on this one!
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Originally posted by Wine Canuck:
If any point whores missed out of the last CdP 2010 offers another one just came up on VSO; Domaine de La Charbonnière Les Hautes Brusquières Cuvée Spéciale Châteauneuf-du-Pape

RP 96, $56


Yeah, I just saw this, BUT, is this going to be another monster fruit bomb in the style that Parker (but not some of the rest of us) likes so much?
Fine Watch Clearance Sale: This is off-topic, but I thought the TWC guys who are into watches might see this here.

An old friend of mine owned the Watchcraft store on Bloor near Bay. He has re-opened temporarily (until Valentines) to clear out his remaining stock at 1300 Bay near Scollard. I am sure there are some very good finds and there.

Those who are into watches are probably more familiar than me, but he always had an excellent selection of fine watches when I dropped in to visit at the store.

Cheers,

VinC
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Originally posted by VinCentric:
Yeah, I just saw this, BUT, is this going to be another monster fruit bomb in the style that Parker (but not some of the rest of us) likes so much?


Probably, being 15% alcohol. I'm passing. Donjon was 14% and Bosquet des Papes was reported between 13.5% - 14.5%.
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Originally posted by Wine Canuck:
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Originally posted by VinCentric:
Yeah, I just saw this, BUT, is this going to be another monster fruit bomb in the style that Parker (but not some of the rest of us) likes so much?


Probably, being 15% alcohol. I'm passing. Donjon was 14% and Bosquet des Papes was reported between 13.5% - 14.5%.


Thanks! I kind of figured that, but appreciate the feeback from those with more CdP experience. I think I lean more towards the traditional styles. The search for older bottles continues.... Cheers,
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Originally posted by VinCentric:
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Originally posted by Wine Canuck:
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Originally posted by VinCentric:
Yeah, I just saw this, BUT, is this going to be another monster fruit bomb in the style that Parker (but not some of the rest of us) likes so much?


Probably, being 15% alcohol. I'm passing. Donjon was 14% and Bosquet des Papes was reported between 13.5% - 14.5%.


Thanks! I kind of figured that, but appreciate the feeback from those with more CdP experience. I think I lean more towards the traditional styles. The search for older bottles continues.... Cheers,


Charbonniere definitely is more of a traditional producer (love the vielles vignes), so I wouldn't expect a fruit bomb here, though RMP's TN, describing a massive concentration of fruit does give me pause.
There's a lot of buzz (no pun intended) on another thread about Westvleteren beer and how rare it is in the US. The Bayview Village LCBO Store has 53 of WESTVLETEREN 2012 GIFT PACKS at $77 each. No mention of what comes in the 6-pack.

Anybody had this? Could it possibly be worth it? Should we back up the truck?

Update - Never mind. They sold out this morning.
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Originally posted by futronic:
If you read this story in The Star, it lists other outlets that will have the wine. I'd suggest calling the store to determine when the beer will be released and get in line well before the store opens.


saw the line forming before the liberty village store opened today, pulled over, and jumped in just before 9am. got in about 4 minutes later - all gone.

the worst part is all the smug pri**s standing around outside with their boxes celebrating.

then i realized i almost paid $80 for 6-pack of beer. I'm blaming it on the dayquil.
Has anyone noticed that Chateau Pipeau 2010 has already been on store shelves for a few weeks now? It's now a vintages essential. Seems strange to me that a reputable 2010 is already out, but I guess with an early drinking wine like that they push it down the pipeline quickly.
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Originally posted by Wine Canuck:
Has anyone noticed that Chateau Pipeau 2010 has already been on store shelves for a few weeks now? It's now a vintages essential. Seems strange to me that a reputable 2010 is already out, but I guess with an early drinking wine like that they push it down the pipeline quickly.


Moderately priced Parkeresque fruit bomb with not much structure, but lots of quantity - why not shove it through the pipeline. It has an interesting label.

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