General Discussion: Pentonvilles Jesus Juice/Natural Wine thread


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anvais
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478 posts since 15/12/12

18 Jan 2021 20:58
This was good this weekend. Have mainly tried natural whites/pet nat before but will definitely try more natural reds after this!

pentonville
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939 posts since 12/3/12

18 Jan 2021 21:24
For a start, ask NigelBenn if he picked up any VA in the Munjebel….
swede
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9697 posts since 21/3/09

19 Jan 2021 10:21
pentonville wrote:
swede wrote: just 90-95% of them?

You just haven’t tried the right wines for you. I’m happy to make some recommendations if you like?

would be great to try one that doesnt taste a bit like old rosie. i just have this impression now that they all have this slightly scrumpy aftertaste; which is absolutely fine if that is what natural wines are all about and are "meant" to taste like. just not really my thing and i am completely fine with admitting that and sticking to a pinotage
anvais
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478 posts since 15/12/12

19 Jan 2021 12:52
pentonville wrote: For a start, ask NigelBenn if he picked up any VA in the Munjebel….

Yeah actually as per your earlier suggestions I have a couple of bottles from Frank Cornelissen waiting to be opened.
pentonville
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939 posts since 12/3/12

19 Jan 2021 17:26
swede wrote: would be great to try one that doesnt taste a bit like old rosie.

FWIW this style doesn’t do it for me so much and I only occasionally drink this style these days - if anyone has these kind of preconceptions about low-intervention I always suggest they reset by trying this:

https://www.buonvino.co.uk/morgon-cote-du-py-jean-foillard

And this:

https://lowintervention.com/products/sebastien-riffault-les-quarterons-sancerre-sauvignon-blanc-2016

Two wines that I’ve drunk more of than any other.

If you’re looking for something south of £30 I’d say start here -

https://josephbarneswines.com/products/domaine-le-roc-des-anges-segna-de-cor-2018

Rirawin
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9516 posts since 17/7/05

21 Jan 2021 19:16
https://hypebeast.com/2021/1/suntory-hakushu-reserve-single-malt-12-year-whiskey-sold-out-2021-re-release-info
darko
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1064 posts since 4/10/12

8 Mar 2021 08:48
What are some cool natural wines to try that are south of £25 a bottle? And where’s best to buy other than low intervention?

Me and the mrs occasionally buy from our local coffee shop but think they tend to overprice the wines a bit
R
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13282 posts since 17/5/03

8 Mar 2021 09:52
are natural wines any good?
zoom
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6632 posts since 22/7/05

posted 8 Mar 2021 09:55, edited 8 Mar 2021 09:55
R wrote: are natural wines any good?

Such a broad question as there’s so much variety. That’s like saying “is wine any good?”

Completely down to the individual really. If your a fan of conventional wine I’m sure there are some natural wines you would like.
R
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13282 posts since 17/5/03

8 Mar 2021 10:14
zoom wrote:
R wrote: are natural wines any good?

Such a broad question as there’s so much variety. That’s like saying “is wine any good?”

Completely down to the individual really. If your a fan of conventional wine I’m sure there are some natural wines you would like.

I'm asking in comparison to conventional, can they be of similar quality, or do they taste like piss.
diederik
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3288 posts since 16/8/11

8 Mar 2021 10:52
Can be both - a lot of natural wines get something out of the grapes which you may not find in conventional wines, and it will be subjective whether you like it or not. Some others may be closer to a 'non-natural' wine. I like that barnyard smell and other funky stuff you often have in them. I think you will find more polarised opinions on natural wines while conventional may be the safer choice, but not always the better. Just give it a go Smiling
TIMDOT
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876 posts since 6/8/14

8 Mar 2021 11:00
https://www.gooseislandshop.com/collections/limited-release-beers/products/its-the-golden-goo-beer-lee

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fouineoursb
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1582 posts since 12/11/06

8 Mar 2021 11:34
If you like consistency and flawless wines, go for traditional.
If you go for natural wines, make sure you get it from renowned winemakers, natural wines often have flaws like gas/fizziness or unbalanced acidity. No (or very limited) inputs/added sulfites make it more complicated to have a balanced wine without flaws.
Some people like fizziness/high acidity and will argue that it is part of the experience, but it remains two common wine faults.
You can also try new things like natural orange wines, that are less common in traditional wines (depending on the region).

R wrote:
zoom wrote:
R wrote: are natural wines any good?

Such a broad question as there’s so much variety. That’s like saying “is wine any good?”

Completely down to the individual really. If your a fan of conventional wine I’m sure there are some natural wines you would like.

I'm asking in comparison to conventional, can they be of similar quality, or do they taste like piss.
R
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13282 posts since 17/5/03

8 Mar 2021 11:49
thanks. will give a go.
Ulster_Blue
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5550 posts since 16/7/06

8 Mar 2021 22:19
Don’t. You won’t like it. Not for you.
RickRude
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3861 posts since 13/1/12

posted 2 May 2021 12:53, edited 2 May 2021 12:53
Cracked these open last night - was half pissed after two drams.

Got a bottle of Machrie Moor first edition peated cask off a friend for a celebration as well - really good.


inversesquare
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6734 posts since 7/6/08

3 May 2021 15:02
What happened to Pentonville?
generic_guy
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9937 posts since 16/9/02

25 May 2021 20:18
Not natural wine but been saving this to share with my Dad and finally opened it today.



This for after

Crackajack
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7930 posts since 21/4/05

4 Jul 2021 16:20
Any recommendations for a sweet / floral whisky (not with added sweetener ingredients), a bit like Suntory Toki but a bit nicer as it's a gift? £50 ish.
eazypz
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3333 posts since 16/4/10

4 Jul 2021 16:44
Balvenie?