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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 4:00 pm 
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3 days only..Fri to Sun..

This puts Leasingham Magnus riesling and Stoneleigh Marl sauvignon blanc at £5.25

Jackson Estate at £7

The Petit Chablis is very correct and intense and will be just £4.90..

Springfield Estate sauv will be down to £6.40..

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 6:41 am 
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Thanks for that. I was in my Sainsbury's last night and didn't see any of this.

Am thinking of having a section of the front page for these wholesale offers, that have a time limit. Will get back to you.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 3:30 pm 
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hi everyone

I don't ike NZ Sauvignon much - find it a bit boring and formulaic. However, I have to admit it goes well with some oriental/spicy food, so am thinking about buying some in the sale. Which would you recommend? I wouldn't normally spend under 6 or 7 quid on wine.

And what about their champagnes (specially the own label ones)? Anyone had the vintage?

Btw, in reds, I'd heartily recommend the Weinert Malbec and Poliziano Rosso di Montepulciano. And for sweeties, the super-complex, super-sticky PX from Barbadillo - think they rebranded it as "sticky pudding wine" to avoid calling it sherry (sad, indeed!)

Oh, and (of course) the Musar 1999. Amazing to see a wine as legendary as this under a tenner!


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 7:20 pm 
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oh.ooh, Mark has entered the ring... lock up your supermarket plonk... :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 7:23 pm 
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Goosegogs wrote:
3 days only..Fri to Sun..

This puts Leasingham Magnus riesling and Stoneleigh Marl sauvignon blanc at £5.25

Jackson Estate at £7

The Petit Chablis is very correct and intense and will be just £4.90..

Springfield Estate sauv will be down to £6.40..

G


Deffo on the Magnus G, love this drop, popped in for a couple today.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 7:26 pm 
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BTW- Musar is crap, a wine for fashion victims.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 7:57 pm 
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"Fashion victims" who are profoundly unfashionable, perhaps?

On what exactly do you base your in-depth assessment of the wine, out of curiosity? :D


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 8:38 pm 
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ok, maybe 'crap' was a touch unfair, I have purchased the wine twice, the second time was to prove my palette had not originally gone awol or I had not been lumbered with a duff bottle.

My grump? acidity. Tonsil dissolving acidity. Either that or they blend it with 'Toilet Duck'.

Re-Weinert Malbec, I couldn’t see this instore, is it online only?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 9:50 pm 
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At Sainsbury I would recommend Jackson Estate at £7--Montana at £5.50 and Stoneleigh at £5.25 The Montana reserve is very good but a lot richer than the others.

Toilet Duck goes particularly well with hot curries.

Needs to be well chilled and smell of lavender..


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 8:55 am 
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Thanks - was thinking of the Jackson as I like their Pinot. Very restrained, almsot Burgundian, even.

GK - I wonder if you've had poor vintages, or maybe drunk it too young? I wouldn't touch it before 10 years. Try a 99 and lay it down for a year or two. Or if you do open it earlier, open a few hours before, at least. Acidity - maybe... this is something I value greatly in wine, and anything lacking in it doesn't do it for me.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 11:56 am 
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It was my birthday last night (actually, it was all day) and I'd pulled together a selection of my favourites. Guests had mixed wine knowledge, but the favourite of the evening, by a long way, was Musar 99. They started it all by themselves, when I was finishing off the main course in the kitchen and ALL BY THEMSELVES had started discussing it and comparing it to the others on offer - Cape Mentelle Cab/Merlot and Henschke's Henry's Seven. I had some serious whites but the Musar won hands down.

Mind you, you have to like the medicinal, fabric plaster, leather and horse shit smell of Brettanomyces, which luckily I do.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 9:42 am 
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Wow, that's great - it's good already and still a baby!


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 11:29 am 
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Yes, a beautiful dark brick red with a load of deposit. As velvetty smooth as a Pinot. I think if you serve a wine to a mixed group and don't try to make them concentrate on the wine, but they (as happened in this case) stop, mid-sentence and start obsessing about the beautiful smell of the wine, then the wine has done its job.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 3:11 pm 
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Yes. Must say I am surprised - and heartened - that a group of non wine geeks universally loved the Musar.

Maybe not just a wine for fashion victims, eh, GK? :D


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:11 pm 
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suiko6 wrote:
Maybe not just a wine for fashion victims, eh, GK? :D


Nah, I remain to be convinced.

Its still one of life’s minor disappointments for me, together with Cloudy Bay and the ending to Free Willy.


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