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Snooth User: Lindy Hemsley

Good-value mixed case to lay down

Posted by Lindy Hemsley, Jun 5, 2011.

I need to put together, in a hurry, some mixed cases to lay down. I'd prefer to pay £20 or less a bottle and would like a variety of regions (unusual suggestions welcomed), preferably mostly reds and they need to be readily available in the UK now. Any suggestions. Obviously not for long ageing in that price range, 3-5 years or so is fine.

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Reply by JonDerry, Jun 5, 2011.

With these kind of specs, i'd suggest looking in to Rioja's. 

Here's a Rioja Crianza i'd recommend:

http://www.cellartracker.com/wine.asp?iWine=1026673

 

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Reply by Lindy Hemsley, Jun 7, 2011.

Thank you Jon, this has gone on my shopping list. For lack of suggestions from other Snoothers, I ended up also with some 08 St Emilion and Haut Medoc, Sth Aus Jim Barry McRae Wood and Petaluma Shiraz, and 2006 Barolo. They all went just slightly over the £20 budget and most will need longer ageing but that's ok.

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Reply by dmcker, Jun 7, 2011.

Sorry not to have chimed in earlier. What was the Barolo?

 

 

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Reply by Stephen Harvey, Jun 7, 2011.

Lindy - Sorry my end too

What vintages for the McRae Wood and Petaluma? If 08 they both should be in good drinking form in 5 years

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Reply by Lindy Hemsley, Jun 7, 2011.

 @dmcker - just Oddero in that price bracket. Stephen, was '05 for the McRae Wood and '07 for Petaluma Shiraz. Still open to suggestions if you have any.

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Reply by Stephen Harvey, Jun 7, 2011.

Both should be good for 5 years, 07 was a patchy year but Adelaide Hills is OK

Suggestions

04,06,08 Penfolds Bin 28 Shiraz

04,05,06,07,08 Wynns Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon [has a black label]

04,05,06 Jacobs Creek Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon

04,05,06 Yalumba Signature Cabernet Shiraz Blend [The 08 Scribbler, its little brother] is quite cheap and very good.

04, 06 Turkey Flat Shiraz

04, 06,08 Seppelt Chalamber Shiraz

Let me know if you find any of these and what you think

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Reply by JonDerry, Jun 7, 2011.

No problem Lindy, it's hard to know when people are being serious with their questions, but it looks like you've done what you set out to do and then some.  You definitely have some good regions represented.  What were the 08 St Emilion and Haut Medoc?  For St. Emilion i'd recommend Fleur Cardinale, always good value...

http://www.wine-searcher.com/find/fleur+cardinale/2008

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Reply by Lindy Hemsley, Jun 7, 2011.

What it was,Jon,is that a 4-case gap needed plugging at my vaults before the June year-end. I had to fill it quickly and economically but wanted to add some different things to the usual Bordeaux/Burgundy/Rhone mix. Despite buying wine for ageing what seems like every week of the year I still end up with year-end full-quota issues. Those older cases just seem to 'disappear' somewhere (;

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Reply by Stephen Harvey, Jun 8, 2011.

I wonder where Lindy????

Me thinks you are no orphan on the dissappearing case/bottle problem.  I have a 24yo & 21yo still living at home!!!!


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