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    Mark Lipton Guest

    Default The Portuguese Menace Strikes Again

    Residing as we do in the land of Stelvin, we have thankfully had little
    to worry about regarding cork failure. However, in our brief respite
    from Kiwi wines, we got a bottle of the '06 Alain Graillot St. Joseph
    and opened it the other night when having venison medallions for dinner.
    On opening, it presented itself as the most pine-y (terpenish) Syrah
    of my experience, but not devoid of interest. Jean couldn't get much
    fruit out of it, but I got an nice undercurrent of red fruit beneath the
    pine boughs. Tonight, we opened the remaining half bottle after a few
    days of rest and found that the wine now was discernably corked (as well
    as a bit maderized). Mystery solved, and yet another victim of the
    dread Portuguese menace has been tallied.

    Mark Lipton

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    DaleW Guest

    Default Re: The Portuguese Menace Strikes Again

    On Thursday, March 22, 2012 3:55:57 AM UTC-4, Mark Lipton wrote:
    > Residing as we do in the land of Stelvin, we have thankfully had little
    > to worry about regarding cork failure. However, in our brief respite
    > from Kiwi wines, we got a bottle of the '06 Alain Graillot St. Joseph
    > and opened it the other night when having venison medallions for dinner.
    > On opening, it presented itself as the most pine-y (terpenish) Syrah
    > of my experience, but not devoid of interest. Jean couldn't get much
    > fruit out of it, but I got an nice undercurrent of red fruit beneath the
    > pine boughs. Tonight, we opened the remaining half bottle after a few
    > days of rest and found that the wine now was discernably corked (as well
    > as a bit maderized). Mystery solved, and yet another victim of the
    > dread Portuguese menace has been tallied.
    >
    > Mark Lipton


    that's sad, as you know Graillot rules (when correct)!

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    DaleW Guest

    Default Re: The Portuguese Menace Strikes Again

    (apologies if a dupe)
    that's a sad story, as Graillot is easily my favorite Crozes.

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