What ONE BOTTLE from your cellar will be your special occasion wine in five years?

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#151 Post by scamhi »

alan weinberg wrote: April 3rd, 2021, 9:11 am shit. I’ll be 70. What happened? Will do big wines all year.
Shit, that's me too. I'm sure I'll find something to drink.
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#152 Post by todd waldmann »

I'll be 60!! in five years. Maybe I'll open my last bottle of '66 Leroy Grands Echezeaux, maybe some of my stash of '05 Truchot, maybe '96 Krug... Who knows? Like Alan, we've started opening a lot more good bottles for no good reason (had an '07 B. Mascarello Barolo last week with homemade pizza).
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I'll be 40 in 2023. I expect La Tache will be opened.
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1967 d’Yquem

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#155 Post by M. Dildine »

Either 00 Palmer or 02 Monte Bello.

Actually, both.
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#156 Post by tpetty »

MACDONALD

First allocation last year, so should be "ready for prime time" in another 5 years or so
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#157 Post by DaveStandridge »

RyanC wrote: April 5th, 2021, 10:22 am I'll be 40 in 2023. I expect La Tache will be opened.
Wow, killer bottle. What's your birthday? I'll also be 40 in 2023. September. Been trying to figure out what I'll want on the big day. Seems 83 wasn't a very good birth year?

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DaveStandridge wrote: April 5th, 2021, 8:51 pm
RyanC wrote: April 5th, 2021, 10:22 am I'll be 40 in 2023. I expect La Tache will be opened.
Wow, killer bottle. What's your birthday? I'll also be 40 in 2023. September. Been trying to figure out what I'll want on the big day. Seems 83 wasn't a very good birth year?
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83 is a great birthyear! There’s a bunch of good Bordeaux and especially Northern Rhône. Some good Burgundy if you’re choosy, and tasty Sauternes.
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#159 Post by Greg K »

We opened a bunch of 83s for a friend’s birthday recently - the Chave, Cheval Blanc and La Mission were all spectacular.
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#160 Post by Christophe G e e r t s »

In 5 years I will celebrate my 40th birthday.
I've already got 1986 Sassicaia and 2x 1986 Pichon Comtesse.
Hopefully I will be able to add 1986 Mouton to this line-up.
Any other recommendations?

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#161 Post by Andy Sc »

RyanC wrote: April 5th, 2021, 9:03 pm
DaveStandridge wrote: April 5th, 2021, 8:51 pm
RyanC wrote: April 5th, 2021, 10:22 am I'll be 40 in 2023. I expect La Tache will be opened.
Wow, killer bottle. What's your birthday? I'll also be 40 in 2023. September. Been trying to figure out what I'll want on the big day. Seems 83 wasn't a very good birth year?
May 11.

83 is a great birthyear! There’s a bunch of good Bordeaux and especially Northern Rhône. Some good Burgundy if you’re choosy, and tasty Sauternes.
Same here (June 30th). Margaux, VCC, Palmer, Cheval, Yquem are all excellent (95+ pts) with many more in the 90-94 pts category. Outside Bordeaux Grange is outstanding and many Northern Rhones too (thing Guigal’s LaLas or Jaboulet Aine La Chappelle.
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#162 Post by J.Vizuete »

Christophe G e e r t s wrote: April 6th, 2021, 3:15 am In 5 years I will celebrate my 40th birthday.
I've already got 1986 Sassicaia and 2x 1986 Pichon Comtesse.
Hopefully I will be able to add 1986 Mouton to this line-up.
Any other recommendations?
Mouton and LLC usually get a some votes as top flight from 86. I’ve only had the latter and it will be perfect in 5 years, as would La Mission HB. Margaux is often included in that conversation but the bottle I tasted was less than spectacular.

Sneaky good wines include Grand Puy Lacoste and Gruaud Larose. 86 Montrose also showed well last year.
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#163 Post by Scott Brunson »

Greg K wrote: April 5th, 2021, 9:53 pm We opened a bunch of 83s for a friend’s birthday recently - the Chave, Cheval Blanc and La Mission were all spectacular.
I’ve had that Chave; it didn’t suck.
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#164 Post by Greg K »

Scott Brunson wrote: April 6th, 2021, 5:06 am
Greg K wrote: April 5th, 2021, 9:53 pm We opened a bunch of 83s for a friend’s birthday recently - the Chave, Cheval Blanc and La Mission were all spectacular.
I’ve had that Chave; it didn’t suck.
It very much did not.
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#165 Post by Jayson Cohen »

J.Vizuete wrote: April 6th, 2021, 4:41 am
Christophe G e e r t s wrote: April 6th, 2021, 3:15 am In 5 years I will celebrate my 40th birthday.
I've already got 1986 Sassicaia and 2x 1986 Pichon Comtesse.
Hopefully I will be able to add 1986 Mouton to this line-up.
Any other recommendations?
Mouton and LLC usually get a some votes as top flight from 86. I’ve only had the latter and it will be perfect in 5 years, as would La Mission HB. Margaux is often included in that conversation but the bottle I tasted was less than spectacular.

Sneaky good wines include Grand Puy Lacoste and Gruaud Larose. 86 Montrose also showed well last year.
Why sneaky? The Gruaud has been a star for many years. (I’d personally pick it over LLC every time if given the choice.)

Sticking with Bordeaux, a few other suggestions are Rausan-Segla, Certan de May, and Climens (and Yquem) for dessert. Leoville Poyferre was very good but I haven’t had it in a long time.

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#166 Post by Jay Miller »

Greg K wrote: April 6th, 2021, 5:48 am
Scott Brunson wrote: April 6th, 2021, 5:06 am
Greg K wrote: April 5th, 2021, 9:53 pm We opened a bunch of 83s for a friend’s birthday recently - the Chave, Cheval Blanc and La Mission were all spectacular.
I’ve had that Chave; it didn’t suck.
It very much did not.
I remember a beautiful bottle of that I opened at Minetta Tavern back in the late 90s. Paid $40 or $45 for it at auction.
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#167 Post by Jayson Cohen »

I realized I’ve been following this thread but haven’t posted a wine.

Maybe 1976 Tondonia Blanco GR at age 50. It’s my only bottle of this, and it’s my only 1976 in the cellar right now.

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#168 Post by Jerry Hey »

alan weinberg wrote: April 3rd, 2021, 9:11 am shit. I’ll be 70. What happened? Will do big wines all year.
I wanted to do that last year but my birthday extravaganza was cut short by covid so when it opens up enough, I'll have it this year.

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#169 Post by William Segui »

I have a few candidates but nothing specifically earmarked for the celebration. Lots of things to celebrate between now & then.

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#170 Post by Pat Esposito »

tpetty wrote: April 5th, 2021, 5:37 pm MACDONALD

First allocation last year, so should be "ready for prime time" in another 5 years or so
You will still need a long decant in 5 years, but it will be well worth it.

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#171 Post by scamhi »

Jayson Cohen wrote: April 6th, 2021, 6:44 am I realized I’ve been following this thread but haven’t posted a wine.

Maybe 1976 Tondonia Blanco GR at age 50. It’s my only bottle of this, and it’s my only 1976 in the cellar right now.
I have a few 1976 worthy of a celebration
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#172 Post by Richard Albert »

40th Anniversary, so some the stashed Bordeaux and Dunn Howell
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