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by Belgian
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 891
Views: 140524

Teyssier 2015 Montagne St-Émilion

Château Teyssier 2015 Montagne St-Émilion This is a right-bank Bordeaux Red of classic character. Merlot is the starring grape over here at 70% of the cepages with the balance 30% Cabernet Franc Has some pleasing wooly and woody oak qualities along with the cassis and dark berry fruit, plus some li...
by Belgian
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 891
Views: 140524

Re: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation

MatttthewGeorge wrote:Hey Belgian, notice a lot of these bourbon/whisky barrel aged wines at the KGBO recently. They any good, or just bad wine covered up by barrels and marked up because they can?
Thanks.


Don't know. Anybody tried them?

It seems like an expensive process to barrel age inferior wine in oak.
by Belgian
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 891
Views: 140524

Aglianico Appreciation (2017 Cantina San Paolo.)

Cantina San Paolo Aglianico 2017 This is an Aglianico red from Campania (in the South) well worth checking out. It's so Italian - slightly rustic but mostly lithe and complex with sleek black fruit, good acidity, and nuances of licorice, tar and tobacco, gentle spice and wild herbals. Sour cherries...
by Belgian
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 891
Views: 140524

Des Tours '16 Brouilly

Chateau des Tours Brouilly 2016 (Cru de Beaujolais) This is a good solid Beaujolais red (100% Gamay) coming from one specific region among the 9 other Beujolais Crus that together each have their own way of expressing the grape. Compared to the already-great $11.45 DuBoeuf 2015 Beaujolais as well t...
by Belgian
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16394
Views: 1890078

Re: What're you drinking right now?

Godspeed Světlý Ležák (12°)- cans from the brewpub store. This is a 'premium lager' in the tradition of the original Budvar from Ceske Budejovice, but it s all Bim in the execution. You may want to grab a handful, it's 3.25 a can. ... Nose has nuances of field, florals and honey along with the yeast...
by Belgian
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16394
Views: 1890078

Re: What're you drinking right now?

Thomas Hardy’s Ale 2017. One for now and a few to sit. Same here. :) This is quite good. It's certainly not the 'exotic' version from Hanlon's 2006-2009 (?) vintages we saw here, its less harsh and challenging as a fresh bottle, and much smoother around the edges and easier to drink without several...
by Belgian
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16394
Views: 1890078

Re: What're you BWing right now?

Bellwoods Farmageddon with Montmorency and Morello Cherries. Possibly the Burgundy of Ontario beers, in the look and dryness and the cherry-ness. Sour ales like this are special, and the fruit shines best while taking time to sip and savor the bottle. From the brewery store. All these Cherry Farmage...
by Belgian
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 891
Views: 140524

Jamelles Cab Sauvignon

Les Jamelles Cabernet Sauvignon Pays D'OC Solid Regular List gem on sale for a few days, a somewhat juicy and medium-bodied pure Cabernet Sauvignon from Southern France. Though it has enough of the Cab tannins to lend some dry firmness and structure, overall the sleek and deep black / berry fruit i...
by Belgian
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4686
Views: 913625

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Craig wrote:I'd have no trouble at all going through 6 fresh grapefruit Sculpins. Very good beer.


'Fresh' maybe being operative. I'll reserve judgement. And I'll try to drink the remainders while working outside, this can amplify beer awesomeness in unexpected new ways,
by Belgian
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 891
Views: 140524

Malbec and Cab Franc 80/20

La Celia Reserva Malbec/Cabernet Franc 2015 Cabernet Franc is typically a minor blending grape for red Bordeaux wine, one less strong and bold than Cab Sauvignon. It sometimes finds its way into a varietal bottling (Bourguiel in central France, and also Ontario .) Here in this mostly Malbec blend f...
by Belgian
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 891
Views: 140524

A great CDR Villages

Domaine Les Grands Bois Cuvée Philippine Sainte-Cécile Côtes du Rhône-Villages 2016 A 55% Grenache-driven Rhône red, sleek and velvety. Also 1/3 Syrah, the balance not Mourvèdre this time, instead a little bit of Carignanan. Lower-yield grape harvest brings an added depth. Showcases dark cherry and...
by Belgian
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16394
Views: 1890078

good session

Had a nice Godspeed Sesh... OTSUKARESAMA Dortmunder IBUSHI Smoked Pilsner GOKUOSAMA Kölsch HANABI Smoked Saison OBERKASSEL Altbier All are worth trying at least a few times, as each is great in it's own way. Really pleased. The Altbier is especially amazing time right now. Even without a Japanese na...
by Belgian
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Collective Arts
Replies: 132
Views: 22456

Re: Collective Arts

Soured ales are 'hipster' because younger adults like sour ales?

Never let facts get in the way of a good argument.
by Belgian
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4686
Views: 913625

GF Sculpin

The 6 pack price is really up there, and I think only worth it if grapefruit floats your boat (which it does for me). If you're not a fan of grapefruit, I wouldn't get a six unless you have more money than sense. It's not terrible, but I'd struggle to get through a six-pack. I've had regular Sculpi...
by Belgian
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 891
Views: 140524

Grand Retour Rhône Villages '16

Château Le Grand Retour Plan de Dieu Côtes du Rhône-Villages 2016 Here is a well put together GSM blend red from the Côtes du Rhône, with the 'Villages' on the label to indicate more select vineyards. Grenache, my favourite Rhone grape leads the way making up over half the blend, the rich Syrah and...

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