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Champagne to cellar

Posted: November 7th, 2019, 1:42 pm
by Mich@el Ch@ng
What have people been cellaring for the long haul from current releases?

For me: Krug 164 (good prices on mags still, not so much for 750s), 08 Cristal, 08 Dom

Haven’t really set aside much else.

Re: Champagne to cellar

Posted: November 7th, 2019, 2:45 pm
by J. Ashourian
Agree on Krug 164. Have stocked up on mags.

Re: Champagne to cellar

Posted: November 7th, 2019, 2:59 pm
by Michael S. Monie
Cellar everything. Amazing how good Bolly Special Cuvée can be with a few years of age.

Re: Champagne to cellar

Posted: November 7th, 2019, 11:25 pm
by Mark C Johnson
Michael S. Monie wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 2:59 pm
Cellar everything. Amazing how good Bolly Special Cuvée can be with a few years of age.
This. Many NV with 5-7 years are great. I'm thinking H. Billiot rose & white, Laurent Perrier Grand Siecle, Pierre Peters and many more. Extended aging? I have 2 bots of 1996 Salon I'm hoping will pay off.

Re: Champagne to cellar

Posted: November 7th, 2019, 11:55 pm
by B Thorne
Reminds me I've got too much aged and drinkable champs sitting in the cellar. Good problem to have but I want a more diverse selection of juices. Got to make some room..

Re: Champagne to cellar

Posted: November 8th, 2019, 4:17 am
by Robert M yers
I put a sixer of Clouet 1911 down to check back in a few years. Thought it could use some development time to round out a bit.

I haven’t bought a single bottle of Dom since 96, but I still kick myself that a) I didn’t go deep when it was sub $100 and b) what I did buy was gone way too quickly. So I bought a 12 pack of that for the cellar as well.

Krug 164 as well, but I only bought 1/2 bottles (24). The price was so good ~$60 that it will allow us to check in on development on a regular basis though.

Re: Champagne to cellar

Posted: November 8th, 2019, 4:44 am
by k s h i n
The vintage becomes not as significant as 20+ years. Having said that the 08 Dom and Cristal are two of the best young Champagnes of my life. I am cellaring the 02, 06 and 08 tete de cuvees.

Re: Champagne to cellar

Posted: November 8th, 2019, 10:28 am
by Eric Sch
We like aged rose and have had some great bottles of aged Billecart and others, so I put down a variety of those including B-S, Aubry, Vilmart, etc. I buy a few Grande Marques as well, typically Veuve LGD, especially our wedding year of 08. I dont buy Krug or Dom though, as the house preferences run other ways.

Re: Champagne to cellar

Posted: November 8th, 2019, 10:56 am
by Craig G
Robert M yers wrote:
November 8th, 2019, 4:17 am
I haven’t bought a single bottle of Dom since 96, but I still kick myself that a) I didn’t go deep when it was sub $100 and b) what I did buy was gone way too quickly. So I bought a 12 pack of that for the cellar as well.
It seems to me that Dom release price has had about the lowest inflation of any great wine. 1990 Dom sold for around the same price as 1990 First Growth Bordeaux (my Dom, Ch. Margaux and Ch. Cheval Blanc were all marked $79.99 from release). Now a great 2008 Dom is $150-180 and the others are over $500. Great Champagne is a bargain as wine pricing goes.

Re: Champagne to cellar

Posted: November 8th, 2019, 11:32 am
by Mark Y
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 1:42 pm
What have people been cellaring for the long haul from current releases?

For me: Krug 164 (good prices on mags still, not so much for 750s), 08 Cristal, 08 Dom

Haven’t really set aside much else.
what's the 164 mag going for these days?

Re: Champagne to cellar

Posted: November 8th, 2019, 12:03 pm
by Mich@el Ch@ng
400 I’ve found lately. They were 325 last Black Friday

Re: Champagne to cellar

Posted: November 8th, 2019, 12:06 pm
by Mark Y
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
November 8th, 2019, 12:03 pm
400 I’ve found lately. They were 325 last Black Friday
Oh 325 wow.

Re: Champagne to cellar

Posted: November 8th, 2019, 12:10 pm
by Mich@el Ch@ng
Mark Y wrote:
November 8th, 2019, 12:06 pm
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
November 8th, 2019, 12:03 pm
400 I’ve found lately. They were 325 last Black Friday
Oh 325 wow.
Yeah, hdh on Black Friday or cyber Monday; can’t remember. They wanted like 200 to ship it to PA so I put it in my luggage.

Re: Champagne to cellar

Posted: November 8th, 2019, 4:19 pm
by alan weinberg
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
November 8th, 2019, 12:10 pm
They wanted like 200 to ship it to PA so I put it in my luggage.
good price for shipping a pallet.