Craig wrote:The 'Bo have a Faustino VII Reserva (as opposed to the Gran Reserva) in their regular listings that's like 13 bucks. Anyone ever tried it? I think I'll give it a shot the next time I have to take a bottle of plonk to the in-laws or something.
Anybody have any insight into this? I'm not a bourbon fan, generally, but this sounds interesting.
Belgian wrote:Spain is killing it in the great tasting/undervalued category, so much so that eg. the French are having trouble selling their wine to France because everyone's buying cheaper Spanish imports. My family in Germany buy Spanish red by the case for 20-something Euros, and it's much like a nice Tempranillo blend, something the LCBO would never let out of the bag here for a really affordable price.
Belgian wrote:Again North Rhone:
Saint Desirat Saint Josef 2010 (Syrah) - really good. Has strong character and expresses the grape well, still very approachable. Far from a pot of aussie jam.
Quite a few Northern / Southern Rhones to check out.
Belgian wrote:Blaignan Medoc 2010
decent value. A nicely-structured red showing the 60/40 Cab-Merlot blend really well with some gentle oak, and I really like it. May age a few if I can keep my hands off them; the tannins are already approachable.
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