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Has anyone been able to get to the stage where they can compared the RQ big reds to similar wines in the En Primeur series?
 

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Has anyone been able to get to the stage where they can compared the RQ big reds to similar wines in the En Primeur series?
Just bottled the Syrah a couple weeks ago. Decent at bottling, but definitely needs to sit for awhile. The other two reds are still in carboys.
 

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Any opinion yet how they stack up with the top RJS and WineXpert kits?
RQ20 reds are going to be too young at this point for comparison, but historically the RQ's have been as good and sometimes better than En Primeur.
 

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Really their almost the same in the final analysis, it's all a matter of preference ,like 😃 don't like,
I think the blends are we're they differ ,blends seam to have better chararistics then. Straight up stock.
 

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Not into the 20s yet, they will age another year, but the 17s, 18s, and 19s all have been as good or better then the EPs.
 

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I preordered the 2021 cab kit a few months ago, just picked it up today. I've never done a kit before, it's all[ been fresh, so itll be a whole new experience. Is there a suggested minimum aging time after bottling?

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I preordered the 2021 cab kit a few months ago, just picked it up today. I've never done a kit before, it's all[ been fresh, so itll be a whole new experience. Is there a suggested minimum aging time after bottling?

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Nice choice. They did a French cab a few years back, RQ2017 and it was quite good. I would suggest at least two years from pitching the yeast before you start drinking them. Maybe try a bottle or two after the first year to see how it's coming along.
 

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Nice choice. They did a French cab a few years back, RQ2017 and it was quite good. I would suggest at least two years from pitching the yeast before you start drinking them. Maybe try a bottle or two after the first year to see how it's coming along.
Excellent thanks. I'm hoping they have a shiraz for 2022. I was thinking of getting the 2021 Syrah if funds are available. Hmm, doesn't look like they have an RQ Syrah this year. Perhaps next year.
 
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I can lay my hands on a couple of the RQ 2020 kits. Is there any problem (deterioration) because the kits were issued a year ago? The one I can get readily is the RQ 4 - Australian Pinot Noir Shiraz. I'm a fan of pino noir but not overly fussy about shiraz, especially Australian shiraz. Anyone know which grape exerts the most influence or does the blend add special notes that might appeal to a pino noir lover?
 

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My RQ2020 Pinot/Shiraz kits both had a production date of 2-26-2020. So those kits are now at the end of their "best by" date. If the price is right and they were stored in a cool place, I'd go for it. If not, pass.
 
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