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Originally posted by steve8:
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Originally posted by tannic bastard:
This might be my last load-up on Pirramimma. Every year it goes up a couple bucks. When it goes north of $25 I'm probably not going to buy it anymore.


Come on TB. Look at those Boredeaux prices and tell me $26 is too much to pay for Pirramimma Confused Smile

Just replace "tannic" with "cheap" and you'll have me summed up pretty well. Razz Big Grin I'll probably eat my shoe on this comment though when it comes down to it next year. I have been know to pull many an about-face. I'll be the first to mention it here too.
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It also frequently sells for US$30 in the States, so not bad at C$26.


Isn't C$26 about US$30 now? Razz Big Grin

The D'Arenberg Hermit Crab Viognier/Marsanne has been our daily drinker white for the past year so we'll get some of this for sure.

The Pirramimma shiraz, Laughing Magpie and Leasingham Bin 61 have been faves of ours for years.

And who knew that Ronco made wine? I thought they were all about slicing and dicing vegetables? Big Grin

BTW, notice how the ISD get fewer and fewer all the time? Is this because they are going into the Classics catalogues, or just appearing on the shelves without notice?
for under $20:
- 2005 Valdivieso RESERVA SYRAH - $17.95
- 2005 VIU MANENT RESERVA CARMÉNÈRE - $14.95

for around $25:
- 2003 PIRRAMIMMA SHIRAZ - $24.95
- 2004 BIN 61 SHIRAZ (Leasingham) - $25.95
- 2003 CHÂTEAU DE CRUZEAU - $25.95

for around $50-$60:
- 2004 CHÂTEAU SAINT-PIERRE - $59
- 2003 CHÂTEAU LYNCH-MOUSSAS (Castéja, Prop.) - $53.95
- 2003 BAROLO (Pio Cesare) - $62.95
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Originally posted by GPCi:
for under $20:
- 2005 Valdivieso RESERVA SYRAH - $17.95
- 2005 VIU MANENT RESERVA CARMÉNÈRE - $14.95

for around $25:
- 2003 PIRRAMIMMA SHIRAZ - $24.95
- 2004 BIN 61 SHIRAZ (Leasingham) - $25.95
- 2003 CHÂTEAU DE CRUZEAU - $25.95

for around $50-$60:
- 2004 CHÂTEAU SAINT-PIERRE - $59
- 2003 CHÂTEAU LYNCH-MOUSSAS (Castéja, Prop.) - $53.95
- 2003 BAROLO (Pio Cesare) - $62.95


The Bordeaux you have recommended are, IMO, too expensive. For $52 I'd rather go with a 04 Duhart Milon that's already on the shelves and for $33 the 03 Ch de la Riviere that's also on the shelves already.

But either way, I think I'm going to stick with the 04 Patache d'aux (and maybe the 2000 Belgrave) from the Bordeaux part of this release.
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Originally posted by Duojet:
There are a couple of Bordeaux that I'll probably pick up as well as the vouvray. I'm also tempted to get the German pinot noir. Anyone ever try any?


I had 1/2 a case of Darting a few years back. Can't remember which vintage but it was great. I've also had some pretty bad ones. One especially bad one at a German Wine Society dinner I was invited to.
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Originally posted by WEc:
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Originally posted by GPCi:
for under $20:
- 2005 Valdivieso RESERVA SYRAH - $17.95
- 2005 VIU MANENT RESERVA CARMÉNÈRE - $14.95

for around $25:
- 2003 PIRRAMIMMA SHIRAZ - $24.95
- 2004 BIN 61 SHIRAZ (Leasingham) - $25.95
- 2003 CHÂTEAU DE CRUZEAU - $25.95

for around $50-$60:
- 2004 CHÂTEAU SAINT-PIERRE - $59
- 2003 CHÂTEAU LYNCH-MOUSSAS (Castéja, Prop.) - $53.95
- 2003 BAROLO (Pio Cesare) - $62.95


The Bordeaux you have recommended are, IMO, too expensive. For $52 I'd rather go with a 04 Duhart Milon that's already on the shelves and for $33 the 03 Ch de la Riviere that's also on the shelves already.

But either way, I think I'm going to stick with the 04 Patache d'aux (and maybe the 2000 Belgrave) from the Bordeaux part of this release.


WEc,
I'm not sure I'm with you on the 04 Duhart Milon (as much as I like this wine and I have previous vintages in my cellar)... the 04 got relatively OK review from ST (89), WS(87) and RP(86-88), while the Saint Pierre got 92 by Parker. IMHO they are similar in style and the 04 St. Pierre is a better option.
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Originally posted by GPCi:
the 04 got relatively OK review from ST (89), WS(87) and RP(86-88), while the Saint Pierre got 92 by Parker. IMHO they are similar in style and the 04 St. Pierre is a better option.


Parker rated the Duhart 91. That's probably why WEC said he would rather go for the Duhart Milon. But the Saint Pierre looks interesting. I'll probably buy a bottle.
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Originally posted by Luc Sabourin:
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Originally posted by GPCi:
the 04 got relatively OK review from ST (89), WS(87) and RP(86-88), while the Saint Pierre got 92 by Parker. IMHO they are similar in style and the 04 St. Pierre is a better option.


Parker rated the Duhart 91. That's probably why WEC said he would rather go for the Duhart Milon. But the Saint Pierre looks interesting. I'll probably buy a bottle.


I found in different websites different RP reviews and you're right, in some of them he gave the 04 Duhart 91, but in others 86-88. So unless you're a RP subscriber (which I'm not),and you have access to RP database, I don't know which one is the real/actual one.
One thing for sure, most of the website are quoting ST and not RP, which makes me wonder why would they quote only ST for a 89 where RP has given it 91...
RP 91 in June/July of this year. The barrel sample was rated 91-94. But that's besides the point. My reservations were purely based on price points and cellar prospects. I think the "savings" from purchasing from the LCBO between the two is greater for the D-M than for st.-pierre. Nevertheless, for tasting and satisfying one's own curiosity, the St-Pierre is definitely worth a shot. At least I would for that purpose.
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Originally posted by Perry Sound:
For those of you in TO hunting for treasures - save your Bordeaux $$$, go to Summerhill and get the last few bottles of 2004 Haut-Bailly - for QPR it's a much better buy than, for example, the other 2004 Left-bank wines in the same price range in the release.


You mean the same $69 2004 Haut Bailly that can be bought at Wally's in LA for $49? Wink

I guess it's as good a deal as you're ever going to get at LCBO. The just released Chateau St. Pierre ($59 LCBO) has been lauded by some as being a good QPR bordeaux and is probably just as "good" a deal from an LCBO perspective.

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