Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend

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What would you buy ?

Grand Cru Burgundy
53
26%
Other Burgundy
15
7%
First growth Bdx
28
14%
Other Bdx
15
7%
Rhone
12
6%
Vintage Bubbly
21
10%
Napa Cult cab
12
6%
Other US wine
5
2%
Penfold Grange
2
1%
High end Italian
10
5%
High end German
5
2%
Other wine
5
2%
Pappy van Winkle or other Bourbon
14
7%
Single Malt Scotch
3
1%
Cognac
4
2%
 
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#1 Post by Alan Eden » June 28th, 2019, 7:00 am

OK, poll time, the rules
You have $1000 to spend on one bottle, you cant split, cant share it as part of tasting, cant combine with anyone else, cant do anything except splurge on one single bottle of alcohol for your enjoyment no other way except one bottle that you are going to sit down and enjoy. What would you buy and why ?
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#2 Post by Alan Eden » June 28th, 2019, 7:01 am

For me it would be a Scotch, just the best bang for the buck
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#3 Post by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld » June 28th, 2019, 7:20 am

Some really nice vintage champers.

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#4 Post by etomasi » June 28th, 2019, 7:32 am

Well, its hard to find champagne at the $1000 price point, but it probably be a single bottle of Bollingers vielles vignes francaises. Some vintages are still under that price point.
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#5 Post by Jason T » June 28th, 2019, 7:41 am

Flawed poll, no option for Brett Fevre.
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#6 Post by K John Joseph » June 28th, 2019, 7:43 am

Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 7:20 am
Some really nice vintage champers.
I looked at the options for a while, then checked my wine purchasing for the past year, and had to go with vintage champers too
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#7 Post by Corey N. » June 28th, 2019, 7:49 am

K John Joseph wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 7:43 am
Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 7:20 am
Some really nice vintage champers.
I looked at the options for a while, then checked my wine purchasing for the past year, and had to go with vintage champers too
I was really hoping you'd say 100 handles of vodka for the world's biggest margarita.

Champagne is the answer for me, too.
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#8 Post by Dan Hammer » June 28th, 2019, 7:51 am

I voted for Bourbon; but in reality, I'd go to my favorite wine store (Grapes in White Plains) and have a long sit down with Daniel Posner.

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#9 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » June 28th, 2019, 7:53 am

I chose FG Bordeaux.

And I’m not thinking new releases. You can easily find mature, excellent bottles of FGs from classic vintages for $1000 or less. And that would include Ausone and Cheval Blanc.

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#10 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » June 28th, 2019, 7:55 am

My second choice would be Rhone. Thinking Verset or an older Jamet, Allemand SS. These are more unique purchases than the FG Bordeaux, but I think they also come at higher risk of underperforming and/or bottle variation. My hit rate with well-stored, mature Bordeaux is really high. And it always hits the spot.

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#11 Post by Joe B » June 28th, 2019, 7:55 am

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#12 Post by Andrew A r n t f i e l d » June 28th, 2019, 7:58 am

Wish the poll had differentiated between Northern Rhone (probably my first choice) and Southern Rhone (close to my last choice).

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#13 Post by Chris Foley » June 28th, 2019, 8:00 am

1990 or 2000 Chateau Margaux.
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#14 Post by Neal.Mollen » June 28th, 2019, 8:15 am

Burgundy, if I could only find it at retail
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#15 Post by P@u1_M3nk3s » June 28th, 2019, 8:16 am

Taking the spirit of the OP, I looked for a GC burgundy I wanted to try. $2600. Eek. OK, 1990 Margaux. $1600. 1990 Latour? Score! - $890. 1990 Krug Clos du Mesnil $1600. I chose FG Bordeaux. [cheers.gif]
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#16 Post by Kelly Walker » June 28th, 2019, 8:20 am

Neal.Mollen wrote:
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Burgundy, if I could only find it at retail
Burgundy is dead at retail
White wines matter

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#17 Post by Neal.Mollen » June 28th, 2019, 8:22 am

Kelly Walker wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 8:20 am
Neal.Mollen wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 8:15 am
Burgundy, if I could only find it at retail
Burgundy is dead at retail
That's what I hear. So sad.
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#18 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » June 28th, 2019, 8:22 am

P@u1_M3nk3s wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 8:16 am
Taking the spirit of the OP, I looked for a GC burgundy I wanted to try. $2600. Eek. OK, 1990 Margaux. $1600. 1990 Latour? Score! - $890. 1990 Krug Clos du Mesnil $1600. I chose FG Bordeaux. [cheers.gif]

I’d take 1986 Mouton over 1990 Latour. And it can be found for $1k or less.

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#19 Post by Hank Victor » June 28th, 2019, 8:23 am

Rhone , Vintage Champagne, FG Bordeaux
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#20 Post by P@u1_M3nk3s » June 28th, 2019, 8:25 am

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 8:22 am
P@u1_M3nk3s wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 8:16 am
Taking the spirit of the OP, I looked for a GC burgundy I wanted to try. $2600. Eek. OK, 1990 Margaux. $1600. 1990 Latour? Score! - $890. 1990 Krug Clos du Mesnil $1600. I chose FG Bordeaux. [cheers.gif]

I’d take 1986 Mouton over 1990 Latour. And it can be found for $1k or less.
I wish the OP would let us drink our bottles together so we could compare! [cheers.gif]
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#21 Post by Chris Foley » June 28th, 2019, 8:37 am

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 8:22 am
I’d take 1986 Mouton over 1990 Latour. And it can be found for $1k or less.
I also thought about '86 Mouton which is one of my bucket list wines, but stories I've heard about bottle variation make it less desirable to me than the '90 Margaux. Cellaraiders has a bottle of the Margaux right now for just under a grand I think.
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#22 Post by P@u1_M3nk3s » June 28th, 2019, 8:57 am

Chris Foley wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 8:37 am
Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 8:22 am
I’d take 1986 Mouton over 1990 Latour. And it can be found for $1k or less.
I also thought about '86 Mouton which is one of my bucket list wines, but stories I've heard about bottle variation make it less desirable to me than the '90 Margaux. Cellaraiders has a bottle of the Margaux right now for just under a grand I think.
Looks to be just over a grand. :(
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#23 Post by K John Joseph » June 28th, 2019, 9:02 am

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 7:53 am
I chose FG Bordeaux.

And I’m not thinking new releases. You can easily find mature, excellent bottles of FGs from classic vintages for $1000 or less. And that would include Ausone and Cheval Blanc.
I prefer relatively young vintage champagne to older stuff. 1988 is about as young as I would like to go. Which means that I can get many bottles for my $1000 instead of just one. And not just many bottles of lower end products. I could get 6 2008 Dom P. I could play a fun game and go 2002 Dom P, 2002 Dom Ruinart BdB, 2--2 BS Nicky Francois, and 2002 Cristal. I could go bigger and play a 2002 Dom P2 against a 2002 Cristal "Late Release". I could run a 3 bottle vertical of Winston Churchill. I can compare 1996 Krug and 1995 Krug and see which is holding up best. If I was patient, I could probably do 1966 Dom against 1990 Dom.
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#24 Post by M.Kaplan » June 28th, 2019, 9:10 am

flawe’d pole.

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#25 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » June 28th, 2019, 9:12 am

M.Kaplan wrote:
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flawe’d pole.

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Awesome choice

Would be mine as well

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#26 Post by Larry Chmel » June 28th, 2019, 9:13 am

Corey N. wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 7:49 am
K John Joseph wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 7:43 am
Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 7:20 am
Some really nice vintage champers.
I looked at the options for a while, then checked my wine purchasing for the past year, and had to go with vintage champers too
I was really hoping you'd say 100 handles of vodka for the world's biggest margarita.

Champagne is the answer for me, too.
A vodka margarita?

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#27 Post by Corey N. » June 28th, 2019, 9:23 am

Larry Chmel wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 9:13 am
A vodka margarita?
Exactly.

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#28 Post by K John Joseph » June 28th, 2019, 9:25 am

Corey N. wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 9:23 am
Larry Chmel wrote:
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A vodka margarita?
Exactly.

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#29 Post by Chris Foley » June 28th, 2019, 9:35 am

P@u1_M3nk3s wrote:
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Looks to be just over a grand. :(
I might make Ben an offer anyway.
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#30 Post by P@u1_M3nk3s » June 28th, 2019, 9:46 am

Chris Foley wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 9:35 am
P@u1_M3nk3s wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 8:57 am

Looks to be just over a grand. :(
I might make Ben an offer anyway.
Alan, please send me my 1K now so I can make my offer first!
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#31 Post by Corey N. » June 28th, 2019, 9:48 am

K John Joseph wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 9:25 am
Corey N. wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 9:23 am
Larry Chmel wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 9:13 am
A vodka margarita?
Exactly.

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#32 Post by YLee » June 28th, 2019, 9:49 am

Chris Foley wrote:
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1990 or 2000 Chateau Margaux.
I will sell you my 2000 chateau Margaux. [dance-clap.gif]
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#33 Post by PeterH » June 28th, 2019, 9:50 am

Madeira.
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#34 Post by C. Mc Cart » June 28th, 2019, 10:04 am

I answered 1st growth, only as I want something older and GC burg is too spotty to buy older vintages vs. older Brdx.
BTW - Can I at least share with wife, or are the rules that you must drink it all alone?
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#35 Post by Chris Foley » June 28th, 2019, 10:13 am

YLee wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 9:49 am
Chris Foley wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 8:00 am
1990 or 2000 Chateau Margaux.
I will sell you my 2000 chateau Margaux. [dance-clap.gif]
Can you wait until I have $1000 for the stated purpose? Unless someone is handing out Grover Clevelands it will be a while.
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#36 Post by Kirk.Grant » June 28th, 2019, 10:39 am

It’s the “just for myself” part I’m struggling with. Great wine is awesome...but I got into wine because there was a generosity and shared passion I recognized in others. I would go with bubbles too...if I’m alone.
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#37 Post by Alan Eden » June 28th, 2019, 11:11 am

Kirk.Grant wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 10:39 am
It’s the “just for myself” part I’m struggling with. Great wine is awesome...but I got into wine because there was a generosity and shared passion I recognized in others. I would go with bubbles too...if I’m alone.
You can share with others, what i meant was that you cant pool the money with say 4 people and buy a $4000 bottle
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#38 Post by P@u1_M3nk3s » June 28th, 2019, 11:18 am

Alan Eden wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 11:11 am
Kirk.Grant wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 10:39 am
It’s the “just for myself” part I’m struggling with. Great wine is awesome...but I got into wine because there was a generosity and shared passion I recognized in others. I would go with bubbles too...if I’m alone.
You can share with others, what i meant was that you cant pool the money with say 4 people and buy a $4000 bottle
Thanks Alan. Please send the 1K now - Bobby A and I have some serious comparing to do on Mouton and Latour! [cheers.gif]
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#39 Post by p@ulbortin » June 28th, 2019, 11:35 am

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#40 Post by Keith A k e r s » June 28th, 2019, 12:41 pm

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 7:55 am
My second choice would be Rhone. Thinking Verset or an older Jamet, Allemand SS. These are more unique purchases than the FG Bordeaux, but I think they also come at higher risk of underperforming and/or bottle variation. My hit rate with well-stored, mature Bordeaux is really high. And it always hits the spot.

my thoughts as well. For me, if I can find even an early drinking Monfortino for under 1k that would be another route I could/would go

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#41 Post by Michael Heinrich » June 28th, 2019, 1:13 pm

How much is a Jero of Cristal nowadays?

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#42 Post by Kirk.Grant » June 28th, 2019, 2:43 pm

Alan Eden wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 11:11 am
Kirk.Grant wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 10:39 am
It’s the “just for myself” part I’m struggling with. Great wine is awesome...but I got into wine because there was a generosity and shared passion I recognized in others. I would go with bubbles too...if I’m alone.
You can share with others, what i meant was that you cant pool the money with say 4 people and buy a $4000 bottle
Oh, then that's much easier...and different. I would search for an old Bordeaux or Burgundy sourced from "the Mecca".
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#43 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » June 28th, 2019, 2:59 pm

Corey N. wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 9:48 am
K John Joseph wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 9:25 am
Corey N. wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 9:23 am


Exactly.

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Make sure you give all of your college age kids the recipe.
10/10 that Alfert has passed that on to his son.
Funny you say that, he arrived tonight from college.

I just got a text from him at airport. Wife in Miami.

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Dad: “I’m working to pay for your expensive ass and mom’s country club”

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Dad: “cool, see you in 30”.

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#44 Post by Eric Ifune » June 28th, 2019, 4:19 pm

Ancient Madeira. Supplies are seriously drying up on the island. Buy now as I'm guessing prices will double in the next 5-10 years.

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#45 Post by JIMCOH » June 28th, 2019, 4:20 pm

I figured I'd get a older second growth and go for a bigger bottle. [training.gif]
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#46 Post by Howard Cooper » June 28th, 2019, 4:34 pm

I actually had something somewhat similar to this happen to me when I retired from my law firm a year and a half ago and the firm gave me a gift certificate to MacArthur Liquors for a retirement present. I bought 2005 Montrose, 2014 Mission Haut Brion, and 2016 Pichon Lalande. I had not bought Bordeaux in a while and decided this was a good opportunity to get some.
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#47 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » June 28th, 2019, 4:37 pm

Howard Cooper wrote:
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I actually had something somewhat similar to this happen to me when I retired from my law firm a year and a half ago and the firm gave me a gift certificate to MacArthur Liquors for a retirement present. I bought 2005 Montrose, 2014 Mission Haut Brion, and 2016 Pichon Lalande. I had not bought Bordeaux in a while and decided this was a good opportunity to get some.

A close friend of mine, a partner, left the firm to go to the state court bench. We gave him a nice going away party, and I used firm cash to get him a 6-pack of 2005 Classified Growths. I know he appreciated it, especially as he was taking a yuuuge pay cut, lol. Since then, I bring the wine when we go to dinners with the spouses. Very proud of him.

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#48 Post by Howard Cooper » June 28th, 2019, 4:53 pm

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June 28th, 2019, 4:37 pm
Howard Cooper wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 4:34 pm
I actually had something somewhat similar to this happen to me when I retired from my law firm a year and a half ago and the firm gave me a gift certificate to MacArthur Liquors for a retirement present. I bought 2005 Montrose, 2014 Mission Haut Brion, and 2016 Pichon Lalande. I had not bought Bordeaux in a while and decided this was a good opportunity to get some.

A close friend of mine, a partner, left the firm to go to the state court bench. We gave him a nice going away party, and I used firm cash to get him a 6-pack of 2005 Classified Growths. I know he appreciated it, especially as he was taking a yuuuge pay cut, lol. Since then, I bring the wine when we go to dinners with the spouses. Very proud of him.
Very nice.
Howard

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Re: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend

#49 Post by Kris Patten » June 28th, 2019, 6:57 pm

Sad day when you look over a list and realize $1k doesn't buy you GC Burg or FG BDX worth a damn, but could get a killer Champagne.
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Re: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend

#50 Post by Ian S » June 28th, 2019, 7:24 pm

Almost picked GC Burg, but then I realized it's Alan's money and not mine. Selection made: First Growth. Make mine '82 Mouton Rothschild.
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