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#16 ttitheridge

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 06:29 AM

QUOTE: Jerry Springer @ Feb 25 2006, 07:53 PM


Tithers, I think you missed the point of my post completely.

BTW, the clean skin is even worse AVOID IT... Please

Sorry, my mistake. Jim had told me today you said you didn't like it smile.gif


QUOTE: Schanck @ Feb 25 2006, 08:19 PM


Jerry

You and I both know that you should stick to the 28, 128, 138 or 389 no matter what!

there are still some 2002 138 at the Prahran store

I'm happy to double the $ as the wife doesn't drink ... all the more for me tongue.gif

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Of the new binnys out this week, the 128 is glorious. White peppered honestly regional Coonawarra Shiraz. Not as much of an attention seeker as the others, but will be the best of the bunch with a couple more years under it, including the 389. 407 is the runner up. It will be the best developer in the bottle (say 3-8 years) of all the 407s since the 1994. 389 is fine, but it is nearly $40 and it isn't in the same class as the best $40 wines around.



#17 Moe

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 06:37 AM

what are the 407's going for at DM's?

interesting you rate the 128 so high, unless you're talking about something different.



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Posted 26 February 2006 - 07:07 AM

QUOTE: Thommo @ Feb 25 2006, 08:37 PM


what are the 407's going for at DM's?

interesting you rate the 128 so high, unless you're talking about something different.

407 is $25.10ish.

From a wine person's perspective, nothing interesting at all in my regard for 128.

128 has ALWAYS been the favourite bin wine from the inside. Let the punters mop up the Bordertown refinery crap bottled as Kalimna Bin 28 (made as much from sweetened essence as actual grape juice).

To use a golfing analogy, Bin 28 is the cookie cutter Florida resort course and 128 is the quirky yet perfectly natural 80 year old Colt designed British seaside course that the mug punter dismisses as being a featureless windswept black hole. Featureless meaning no cool fountains or waterfalls.



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Posted 26 February 2006 - 07:23 AM

oh wait, I had my numbers mixed up I was thinking 707 and hence my surprise...



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Posted 26 February 2006 - 07:50 PM

QUOTE: Thommo @ Feb 25 2006, 11:25 AM


wonderful, shame there are only two Dan Murphy's in QLD that I know of and one is in Noosa and the other Toowoomba.

Thommo

, take a drive over to the Centenary Tavern in Sumner Park for a Dan Murphy's. Not too far for you.

I don't shop for my booze anywhere else.



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Posted 27 February 2006 - 03:00 AM

QUOTE: ttitheridge @ Feb 25 2006, 08:29 PM


Sorry, my mistake. Jim had told me today you said you didn't like it smile.gif
Of the new binnys out this week, the 128 is glorious. White peppered honestly regional Coonawarra Shiraz. Not as much of an attention seeker as the others, but will be the best of the bunch with a couple more years under it, including the 389. 407 is the runner up. It will be the best developer in the bottle (say 3-8 years) of all the 407s since the 1994. 389 is fine, but it is nearly $40 and it isn't in the same class as the best $40 wines around.

TT

forgot the 407 ... thanks for the 128 tip ... always buy some in line with the others but it's not the first I go for!

Interesting to see the 28, 128 & 138 @ $20 now ... I'm sure on the release $13 - $14 was the price?


QUOTE: Thommo @ Feb 25 2006, 09:23 PM


oh wait, I had my numbers mixed up I was thinking 707 and hence my surprise...

Can I come over for a drink? ... if you are going to get these numbers mixed up it's your shout laugh.gif

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#22 ttitheridge

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 05:41 AM

QUOTE: Schanck @ Feb 26 2006, 05:00 PM

Interesting to see the 28, 128 & 138 @ $20 now ... I'm sure on the release $13 - $14 was the price?

Nah, prices of these have been similar for five years now.



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Posted 27 February 2006 - 05:55 AM

QUOTE: ttitheridge @ Feb 25 2006, 09:07 PM


To use a golfing analogy, Bin 28 is the cookie cutter Florida resort course and 128 is the quirky yet perfectly natural 80 year old

Colt

designed British seaside course that the mug punter dismisses as being a featureless windswept black hole. Featureless meaning no cool fountains or waterfalls.

You had me at Colt. cool.gif



#24 Uncle_Leo

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 05:56 AM

Tithers the Hanging Rock is a nice drop - not sure what Jerry is on about. Slid down my gullet with ease this evening - nice minty taste.

Jack.



#25 ttitheridge

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 06:04 AM

QUOTE: Jack @ Feb 26 2006, 07:56 PM


Tithers the Hanging Rock is a nice drop - not sure what Jerry is on about. Slid down my gullet with ease this evening - nice minty taste.

Jack.

Jerry was joking.

Jim's missus apparently gave it the thumbs up, but the acid tongue himself hasn't ventured a solo opinion.

It's good, honest cool climate Cabernet with well managed even ripeness. Which means you'll get the blackcurrant with just hints of the mint and some bitter dark chocolate and coffee. The vineyard is between those at Nagambie (Mitchelton/Tahbilk) and the Strathbogie ones (Plunkett).



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Posted 27 February 2006 - 06:14 AM

What day do they go on sale?



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Posted 27 February 2006 - 06:16 AM

QUOTE: Janjuc @ Feb 26 2006, 08:14 PM


What day do they go on sale?

Half sold out already. Arrived in stores last Tuesday. Phil down there in Pakington St still has plenty I'd imagine.



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Posted 27 February 2006 - 06:29 AM

QUOTE: ttitheridge @ Feb 26 2006, 08:16 PM


Half sold out already. Arrived in stores last Tuesday. Phil down there in Pakington St still has plenty I'd imagine.

Thanks, i'll go and there tomorrow.



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Posted 27 February 2006 - 08:02 AM

Can I come over for a drink? ... if you are going to get these numbers mixed up it's your shout

got a 94 and a 97 in the wine fridge at home, one will be opened when the little one arrives in september.



#30 ttitheridge

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 08:07 AM

QUOTE: Thommo @ Feb 26 2006, 10:02 PM


got a 94 and a 97 in the wine fridge at home, one will be opened when the little one arrives in september.

Open the '97. Sure it is young, but what the '94 will be in 4-6 years from now is more than worth the wait.






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