The one and only time I ever bought futures was the 2000 Bordeaux and bought about 6 cases of assorted wines. I completely lost track of what was purchased and for years I would get calls from local wine store telling me to pick up my wines. I think I got em all but don’t know for sure. CT was a savior when it arrived.
Ryan’s post just prompted me to check “my account”. And voila, some more things have arrived! I wish they would send you an email notice, that would be nice. So my only open order now is the 2010 GPL, which I placed on 2/27/13. I would not ship until Fall anyway.
On the BWE board there seem to be reports of 8-10 years. Personally have had to wait ten years, and then eventually take a substitution (a very generous one at that, so no complaints), but I don’t know if / think that counts for the purpose of this record.
This is the issue I have. They’ve almost always delivered for me, but the wait is an issue. Who knows where these wines have been. Most of them are probably fine, but I just like the idea of having them reside in my own cellar as soon as possible.
Regardless of whether theyve ever delivered cooked wines, the issue is that the longer it takes from ordering a wine to receiving a wine, the greater the chance for something to go wrong.