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NoMercy | 14:33 Sat 09th Jun 2018 | Food & Drink
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Moser XV Cabernet Sauvignon, Changyu, Ningxia, China. 14% abv.

A wine resulting from a collaberation between 15th Generation Austrian Winemaker, Lenz Moser, and the renowned Chateau Changyu winery in Ningxia, China, using 12-18 year old vines situated on the fringes of the Gobi Dessert some 1,100m above sea level, this is a veritable gladiator among wines of this varietal.

Deep, rich and intense this complex and multi-layered wine retains a certain elegance whilst imparting flavours of blackberries, leather and chocolate with just a hint of spice on the finish. A punchy and expressive red which is well worth the modest price tag.

Available in Tesco for the offer price of £7 (down from the normal price of £8.50)


Always drink responsibly ;-)

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I just had to go to Tesco and get myself another bottle for later :-)
Two from Majestic on my table this weekend :

https://www.majestic.co.uk/wines/porta-6-15006

https://www.majestic.co.uk/wines/hey-malbec-40156

The Porta 6 is a very easy going, gentle red - nice with cheese and nibbles - or just on its own as you watch the sun go down.

The Hey Malbec is (despite the wacky label) a much more serious wine - loads of complex flavours and a good long finish - excellent with a Roast or even something spicy & ethnic.

Hic Burp Pardon (but always responsibly)

SDx
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Cheers Dave. I'm going to Majestic midweek x
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Dave, have you encountered any good Zins lately?

There are one or two fairly good ones at Aldi but I wouldn't mind trying something different.
There are no good Zins. Californian wine is dire :)
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We'll have to disagree on that one, 237. The very best wine I've ever had was a Dancing Bull Zinfandel which I first tried in a pub in Droitwich, whilst waiting for the RAC to come after bursting a tyre on the M5, mercifully only yards from J5. I later managed to source the same wine in what was Oddbins. That was just moments after the news broke that Michael Jackson had died.

Anyhoo, as I said, it was Californian and the very best wine I've ever had.
Two from Ocado, NoM - one cheap and gluggable, the other a great big wine :

https://www.ocado.com/webshop/product/XYZin-Zinfandel/372655011?from=search&param=xyzin

https://www.ocado.com/webshop/product/Brazin-Lodi-Old-Vine-Zinfandel/60150011?from=search&param=brazin

I agree about California Zins - one of the best wines I ever drank was a 'cleanskin' (unlabelled) Zin from a major vineyard - sold at a price I could afford by Avery's, who'd bought the whole batch on the undesrtanding that they wouldn't reveal its birthplace - pretty sure it was from Stag's Leap though.

This is pretty flash too :

https://www.rudewines.co.uk/product/paolo-leo-passitivo-organic-primitivo-2015-2581/
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Thanks for that, Dave. I do hope our friend, Redman, will get to sample one of those.

I will certainly try and give you my verdict.
Thank you all for the recommendations. Serious question to which I would really appreciate your answers. How much of these good wines are you enjoying per evening. Thank you.

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Ah, Dave, the Brazin Lodi Zinfandel is an old favourite of mine. I've mentioned it a fair few times on here. Watch out for offers - Waitrose occasionally sell it at £9.99.

I've had some Brazin vintages of 15%.
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Jake, I don't drink in the week but I do have a drink at the weekends.

Right now my life feels like Groundhog day with all the routines. I do look forward to a few glasses of vino at the weekend.
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Dave, he did post a thread recently asking for recommendations on Zins. He and his lovely wife are Zin enthusiasts too.
Jakep - "it depends" - over dinner with a friend I'd split a bottle (or even a drop more), on my own I'd just have a decent glassful (200-250ml) and stick a vacuvin bung in the bottle until the next day.
Lets hope they can split a bottle then, NoM - that would be very good.
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I'll drink to that!
Thank you for your replies. I believe I probably drink too much. Ok in the privacy of my home but difficult if try to post here or elsewhere. Sorry to hijack thread.
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Jake, I probably consume too many units in one go but I do have several days on the trot where I don't drink at all. In mitigation I do have a very healthy diet and drink lots of water on a daily basis.
Nom, thank you. My ‘intake ‘ is Friday, Saturday and sometimes Sunday.
I read on AB about all the recommendations and think I would just neck it !!!

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Thanks, Ed.

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