General Discussion: Pentonvilles Jesus Juice/Natural Wine thread


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pentonville
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961 posts since 12/3/12

posted 9 Oct 2020 19:42, edited 9 Oct 2020 19:42
This is the same grape as Cornelissen’s susucaru, but from the other side of the island. Not spectacular but ticks the right boxes. They’re a hit-and-miss producer in my experience … you could try Noble for this one

compulsiveshopper
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1292 posts since 12/6/12

10 Oct 2020 10:33
Eagle Rare is £27 at the moment on amazon via Spend and Save, or it's £3 extra with a straightforward purchase. Lovely bourbon and at that price remarkable value
pentonville
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961 posts since 12/3/12

10 Oct 2020 16:18
The good stuff. I usually have it on the rocks but there’s no ice in the house.

inversesquare
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6744 posts since 7/6/08

10 Oct 2020 16:36
What's your opinion on Branca Menta?
pentonville
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961 posts since 12/3/12

10 Oct 2020 16:43
I like it best mixed with Fernet Branca, 2 parts fernet : 1 part menta
generic_guy
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9979 posts since 16/9/02

11 Oct 2020 07:18
compulsiveshopper wrote: Eagle Rare is £27 at the moment on amazon via Spend and Save, or it's £3 extra with a straightforward purchase. Lovely bourbon and at that price remarkable value

Second this, bought another bottle this week and it's lovely stuff. It's good value even at £36.

FrIEND
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13672 posts since 27/11/03

12 Oct 2020 16:01
Any of the wine subscribers heard from Pentonville - bit worried he might have been kidnapped by a rival dealer

#streettough#galwine#igrewuponthevineside
swede
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9885 posts since 21/3/09

2 Dec 2020 13:16
got sent this as an engagement gift


what do i need to know about it? how should i consume it? what temp and with what food
swiftus
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1514 posts since 1/7/09

2 Dec 2020 13:36
Congrats on the engagement Cool
bruk
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3738 posts since 2/11/06

2 Dec 2020 13:38
It’s what I’d describe as a table wine Swede. Easy drinking red, black cherry notes, serve room temperature and with a something hearty/meaty like a lamb shank/stew. Or some nice cured meats/cheese on a Boozy lunch
swede
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9885 posts since 21/3/09

2 Dec 2020 13:48
great thanks
themistake
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10839 posts since 20/2/06

2 Dec 2020 14:13
Pent,
Can I get some knowledge please…
I'm getting the wine for family christmas in… might mix things up and try some natural wines.
Red wine, my parents drink Châteauneuf-du-Pape (no dellboy trotter).
What would be a good substitute?
Cheers in advance
macgy
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223 posts since 26/11/11

2 Dec 2020 15:43
cool it slightly and drink it with light foods or stand alone. It is a natural wine on cabernet franc - should be pretty easy going. Should go well with pizza..
swede
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9885 posts since 21/3/09

posted 2 Dec 2020 20:16, edited 2 Dec 2020 20:16
quite differing opinion from bruk there… i need a 3rd opinion to triangulate

how do you guys learn so much about this stuff? genuine q.. is it just like getting in to beers?
quest
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3705 posts since 11/7/11

2 Dec 2020 20:26
congrats, just down it
bruk
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3738 posts since 2/11/06

2 Dec 2020 21:23
I mean I’d certainly chill this kind of red in summer but not so much in winter. It’s the kind of red that really goes with most things. I’d certainly have it with pizza but also compliments meat/game too with its cherry notes.

It’s a regular go to for us… good staple bottle to have in. I’m no connoisseur but learning all the time, have a basic grounding from doing WSET level 2 in wine and just alot of trial and error tasting lots of different things. If you’re interested in natural wine particularly, there’s loads of great spots latterly. Just go and have a bunch of wines by the glass to get a feel for what you like rather than ordering a load of bottles on spec.
illmurray
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569 posts since 18/4/12

2 Dec 2020 23:32
swede wrote: got sent this as an engagement gift

I had a bottle of that a few months back, it's a really decent value wine, enjoyed it. Kind of agree with bruk that its late in the year to chill a red but I'm no expert.
Crackajack
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7973 posts since 21/4/05

3 Dec 2020 10:12
Congratulations swede. You could use that room in your house as a wine cellar Cool
macgy
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223 posts since 26/11/11

3 Dec 2020 10:21
Well I never had the wine so listen to bruk. I am just basing it on the info of the wine, natural 100% cab franc.
macgy
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223 posts since 26/11/11

3 Dec 2020 10:29
pentonville wrote: This is the same grape as Cornelissen’s susucaru, but from the other side of the island. Not spectacular but ticks the right boxes. They’re a hit-and-miss producer in my experience … you could try Noble for this one


Had this last thursday - I quite liked it. Asked for an easy drinking juicy young red and they brought this.
One can hardly talk about complexity but sometimes you just need an easy drinker. What does it sell for in the UK?