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by Belgian
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 814
Views: 115205

L-M 2015 Bordeaux

Château de Lafaurie-Monbadon 2015 Baron de Montfort This begins with oak over the dark fruit, aged oak. The gradual bloom of dark appealing fruit is very classy., touch vanilla and spice. Has some good acidic frame and tannic grip yet already very drinkable. Classic structure. Cassis and cherries p...
by Belgian
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 814
Views: 115205

Languedoc charmer less $

Château L'Hospitalet La Clape Réserve Rouge 2014 Nice deep dark pour. Grenache Syrah Mourvèdre blend that was reduced substantially from its price pushing near thirty dollars. Offers value, solid structure and powerful fruit. Shows off some garrigue and rooty herbals among the deep black berry and ...
by Belgian
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 814
Views: 115205

Castillon Bordeaux

Château Hyot 2014 Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux Garnet colour. Has great cherry-berry and tart cassis fruit and acidity, some nice light cedar sauna and woody herbal-spicy tones and mineral. Good medium body and dryness with an elegant poised and warm finish. ( Note to self: never sip wines while sna...
by Belgian
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Expiry Dates
Replies: 30
Views: 5719

Re: Expiry Dates

Hey Schomberger,

To be fair to you, most Ontario beer at the LCBO seem so to comply with the convention of BBD marking on products.

I had one Aromatherapy IPA and just assumed it might be a few weeks past its prime, it's an Ottawa area brew. Gosh knows how prompt the distribution is.
by Belgian
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16109
Views: 1641747

Re: What're you drinking right now?

Collective Arts Prophets and Nomads - good summery Gose.
Sinha Stout (Lion Stout) - it remains an utter classic.
Founders CBS - it remains a typical coffee, chocolate, maple and bourbon-flavoured RIS. Utterly great.
@ ONLY CAFÉ:
Nickel Brook Über with Soursop and Tangerine
Dieu du Ciel! Aphrodisiacque
by Belgian
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 814
Views: 115205

Nebbiolo from Piedmont Italy.

Giacosa Scarrone Vigna Mandorlo Barolo 2010 I wanted to snag a decent Barolo and I was not disappointed. Garnet red look. Fairly dry tannins as a solid Nebbiolo-grape wine, yet approachable with dense dark cherry-berry fruit and acidity. Tobacco and herbs and and some meaty umami notes that really ...
by Belgian
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Good Pub Reviews
Topic: Bar Hop 2 (Peter St)
Replies: 57
Views: 8675

Re: Bar Hop 3 at Danforth Pape

Had an excellent walk around Danforth. Only Cafe we jumping as always. Most draft beers are $7 with the tax in. Nearby Bar Hop 3 seems a bit quiet for a Friday. Wonder if it's the comparatively high prices for the (15oz) pours, plus the vibe of the place seems to lack something I can't put my finger...
by Belgian
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 814
Views: 115205

Re: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation

Domaine Mouréou Madiran 2014 Inky dark wine with brambly and pure dark fruit aromas. The cork and back label indicate this is a Laplace wine (this one and Chateau Addie produce a lot of the Madiran reds we see here.) Pretty good Madiran, this time with a full 70% Tannat and the other 30% unspecifie...
by Belgian
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4546
Views: 762478

GLB DOWN IN MOXEE

Pretty sure it's this one: http://www.lcbo.com/lcbo/product/great-lakes-brewery/561456. Wow, it really sucks they retail most products we can get in Ontario yet the listing is nigh impossible to find. I couldn't find the Collective Arts Liquid Art anywhere either, I suspect they are relying on our ...
by Belgian
Thu May 31, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 814
Views: 115205

Tannat Blend, Madiran SW France

Château Bouscassé 2013 Madiran Tannat/Cabernet Franc /Cabernet Sauvignon Tannat is a big, powerful black grape variety known for its firm tannins. Madiran wines with 100% Tannat can age for a freaking long time. Madiran's specialty grape is often blended with other types to create wines that (prefe...
by Belgian
Fri May 25, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Beer in Grocery Stores
Replies: 262
Views: 40000

Re: Beer in Grocery Stores

So, the LCBO practises tax-rounding and nickel-rounding the grocery stores do not. This means that if at Sobeys you buy multiple units, your total without rounding could save you a few cents. Therefore grocery stores ARE competing with the LCBO as they offer a potentially lower price. It is the end....
by Belgian
Wed May 23, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 814
Views: 115205

Rhone Syrah/Grenache

Boissy & Delaygue Le Coeur des Disciples Vinsobres 2015 Syrah/Grenache Here is a pretty decent Vinsobres from the Rhone, showing plenty of herbs to complicate the dry and acidic dark berry fruit. Even some cedar smoke, tart cranberry/cassis. Peppery at first, ample dry tannins may need to decan...
by Belgian
Wed May 23, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Local Beer Guides
Topic: Montreal
Replies: 32
Views: 6124

Re: Montreal

Where do you guys find it s good to stay (clean, north of downtown, reasonable price.) All my visits accommodations prior to the last one were downtown. The last visit was with eight people and we split an AirBnB near the Outremont Metro. I was initially like "Why all the way up there?!" ...
by Belgian
Mon May 21, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Local Beer Guides
Topic: Montreal
Replies: 32
Views: 6124

Re: Montreal

It's a good thing Quebec has many good breweries because that's mostly all the beer you ever find in Montreal tap bars. Farthest thing from Buffalo, it's closer to someplace in The Twiligt Zone where beer virtually never enters or leaves. Not that Ontario taps are much less provincial-centric these ...
by Belgian
Fri May 18, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 814
Views: 115205

2009 Bordeaux Supérieur

Château Plaisance Les Palues 2009 - Bordeaux Supérieur So this is just a nice traditional Merlot-Cabernet blend that is done very well. Good refined aromas include some dark berries and florals. Wood influence is present on aroma and taste. Has a good acidic and full palate for the price. Long flav...

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