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  • Jul 30, 2013 at 5:38pm
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    zygmuntsmw's Review:
    Added Jul 30, 2013 at 5:36pm
    The richness of pine nuts, tastes the way big fresh tomatoes picked fresh off the vine smell. A hint of gummy eucalyptus one expects from an Australian wine. Caramel and burnt sugar. It's really, really rich. I'm very much enjoying it right now.

  • May 2, 2011 at 7:06am

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    zygmuntsmw's Review:
    Added May 2, 2011 at 7:06am
    From the beginning, this is a classy beer. It's just like one of those Belgians where you have to twist the wire before you can take out the cork. Anticipation heightens. The cork comes out with an audible pop and a yeasty mist issues forth from the bottle opening. Just lovely. The ale is dark, well balanced for rich foods. Ebulliently foamy, nutty head, refreshing and pleasing to the palate. It's great with fried eggs, bacon, aged cheeses, and shellfish. This is one of the few expensive bottles I've had twice. I want to have it again now that I'm writing about it. It attains an elusive balance that only a handful of the beers I've tried hit right on the mark.

  • May 2, 2011 at 6:56am
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    zygmuntsmw's Review:
    Added May 2, 2011 at 6:56am
    They're serious about their oak. It's where I like it at the point of drying out the tongue with every sip. Has a pleasant rich, sweet vanilla and caramelly character. It goes down with a clean, intense, and pleasant burn. I like to breathe through my nose as I sip and savor that cleansing feeling in my sinuses.

  • May 2, 2011 at 6:50am
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    zygmuntsmw's Review:
    Added May 2, 2011 at 6:50am
    Tanqueray stood out as the best gin until I tried Hendricks once at a bar. I was taken aback. It was like actually chewing the fresh juniper berries. I was very pleased.

  • May 2, 2011 at 6:48am

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    zygmuntsmw's Review:
    Added May 2, 2011 at 6:48am
    I knew was an Islay type of person the moment I tasted Laphroaig in an Edinburgh pub. The smoke, the peat, the tang of salt and iodine, barley grown in a damp, brackish clime. A fishy oiliness on the aftertaste. Nothing on earth captures subtle flavors quite like liquors. The best don't just taste like something, they evoke a place and time. It really tasted like I was in a windswept thatched hut by the sea with a peat fire on the hearth. Sublime. This one is usually used in blends because of its boldness, but I like character in my liquors. I like laphroaig on its own. Good in winter with cod liver or smoked fish.

  • May 2, 2011 at 6:31am

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    zygmuntsmw's Review:
    Added May 2, 2011 at 6:31am
    This was my college wine. Aldi's was my savior back then. It was oaky, fruity, reasonably good for drinking, and because of the price it also made a great cooking wine. Especially with ridiculously discounted portabella mushrooms my roommate and I managed to find also at Aldi's.

  • May 2, 2011 at 6:28am

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    zygmuntsmw's Review:
    Added May 2, 2011 at 6:28am
    Westerners just can't seem to do berries right. It always turns out like a nasty wine cooler. Leave it to the Koreans. Their rasberry wine isn't too sweet and it isn't too dry. It's cheap and it goes well with meals, whether Bi Bim Bap or fresh sea food. It successfully encapsulates that essence of raspberry, the noblest of all berries in my opinion. Why can't we do this in America!? Why do we have to settle for bud light when there's raspberries out there?

  • May 2, 2011 at 6:13am

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    zygmuntsmw's Review:
    Added May 2, 2011 at 6:13am
    Thin mouthfeel and tart. Semi-opaque amber in color. Different from most other wines I've tasted, has a stronger than usual sour character, but not unpleasant. A solid table wine. Among iron curtain wines, don't like it nearly as much as the Moldavians or Georgians.

  • May 2, 2011 at 5:12am
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    zygmuntsmw's Review:
    Added May 2, 2011 at 5:12am
    A perfectly average Tuscan wine. A good table wine. I couldn't find any fault with it and enjoyed it but it did not exhibit significantly more character than a straw basket chianti. It's a good buy for the price.

  • May 2, 2011 at 5:02am
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    zygmuntsmw's Review:
    Added May 2, 2011 at 3:36am
    Light and cool, tasted of a maritime climate, breeze-swayed boughs of cedar and pine. Blueberries. Through unusual clear bottle could see it was nearly opaque in color, almost bluish. Thin mouthfeel, simple in character but satisfying and refreshing. A cheap wine, I converted it into a homemade port, infused some raisins and raw honey in it for a day or so. Still had that cool ocean quality that prevented it from tasting too rich. In this state, paired fantastically with a bowl of pipe tobacco.

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