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I have to admit that since the RP rating of 2009 Pontet, I might end up selling one of my cases of that sometime in the future in order to make me nearly whole on my other 2009 purchases. Not all of it, mind you. I'll still be drinking a lot of those babies.
 
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No thropy purchases but I have some Lafite and DRC that I honestly can't see drinking with current prices. It's just a matter of internalizing the choice to sell them and doing that.


If you don't mind opening them, I'll happily drink it for you ;-)


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There is nothing in my cellar that I won't drink.


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I have 2 I won't drink. A 1979 Opus One and a 1976 Jordan Cab.


Just one more sip.
 
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I have 2 I won't drink. A 1979 Opus One and a 1976 Jordan Cab.


Big Grin ...I have a '73 Mouton, but it is not in my cellar, but on my kitchen counter.
 
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Life is too short. I will drink anything at any time.
 
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I have this issue with some bordeaux that I came upon in the last decade or so. Every wine was bought with the intention of eventually drinking it, but the way prices have blown up really makes me think twice.

I also realize that while I intend to drink them all I am mortal. I don't honestly expect to drink every bottle in my cellar, life is fleeting.


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grossie, many of the greatest wines I've ever had have been with a friend of mine in the wine business. Some of them have been mine and some his. He and I made a pact. If and when either of us gets "the diagnosis," we're going to get together and share our best.


Just one more sip.
 
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Here's a sentence i dont want to be written on my grave:
"Here lies the idiot that didn't drink his potentially best wine"


There is nothing in our intelligence that has not passed by the senses. (Aristoteles)
 
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grossie, many of the greatest wines I've ever had have been with a friend of mine in the wine business. Some of them have been mine and some his. He and I made a pact. If and when either of us gets "the diagnosis," we're going to get together and share our best.


What a wonderful pact. Here's hoping you don't get to pop those corks for a long time to come.
 
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I've sold off the over inflated price bottles from my cellar so if the situation warrants it, all bottles are fair game. Except my kid's better 2003 birth year wines which are surely not the most valuable in there.
 
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Thanks, newsguy!


Just one more sip.
 
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There is nothing that I wouldn't drink if the desire hit. That being said, I would sell some of the 'trophy' wines if I HAD to. I hope that time never comes.

I could also see selling / trading down the road if my pallet changes.


I think I might be able to help with the Pan, Pam dilemma
 
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64 Petrus..Just sleeps, sleeps and sleeps. I need to just create an event and do it..


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I have nothing in the cellar that I would not pull for a dinner with family or friends. Some deserve a group who will appreciate them, and some, in particular Ports and Sauternes, should be shared among more than two people, and I may even sell a few bottles if it looks like I have too many of one wine. Nothing is off limits because of price or sentimentality.

OTOH. If I owned a bunch of Lafitte, it would have been packed off to auction.
 
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Sadly, nothing in my cellar is just too expensive to drink. With cellars people on here have, many might think much of the wines in my cellar are just too cheap to drink.


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Sadly, nothing in my cellar is just too expensive to drink. With cellars people on here have, many might think much of the wines in my cellar are just too cheap to drink.


I'm sure that's not so. One needn't spend a lot to drink well, just wisely.


Just one more sip.
 
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64 Petrus..Just sleeps, sleeps and sleeps. I need to just create an event and do it..

How is its upcoming 50th birthday not a special event? Especially among us who share that birthday?

Would it pair well with a '64 Dom?
 
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64 Petrus..Just sleeps, sleeps and sleeps. I need to just create an event and do it..

How is its upcoming 50th birthday not a special event? Especially among us who share that birthday?

Would it pair well with a '64 Dom? ... it would indeed!


If you are going to drink '64 Bordeaux, let it be Pomerol. I hope the bottle shows very well.
 
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64 Petrus..Just sleeps, sleeps and sleeps. I need to just create an event and do it..

How is its upcoming 50th birthday not a special event? Especially among us who share that birthday?

Would it pair well with a '64 Dom? ... it would indeed!


If you are going to drink '64 Bordeaux, let it be Pomerol. I hope the bottle shows very well.


Oh yea! This could happen.. My brother -in law just moved to Silver lake..Hmmmm


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Oh yea! This could happen.. My brother -in law just moved to Silver lake..Hmmmm

Excellent! Smile
 
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grossie, many of the greatest wines I've ever had have been with a friend of mine in the wine business. Some of them have been mine and some his. He and I made a pact. If and when either of us gets "the diagnosis," we're going to get together and share our best.


Agreed, but sometimes things like this happen! Caution: this is a bad story that happened to guy who is like many of us!


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Sadly, nothing in my cellar is just too expensive to drink. With cellars people on here have, many might think much of the wines in my cellar are just too cheap to drink.


I'm sure that's not so. One needn't spend a lot to drink well, just wisely.


Board-O,

Oh, I'm not saying I drink complete plonk or anything. And, I have things in my cellar that most on the board would enjoy drinking. Just nothing too expensive that I wouldn't drink, and my best is well below what others drink on a great wine night.


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Sadly, nothing in my cellar is just too expensive to drink. With cellars people on here have, many might think much of the wines in my cellar are just too cheap to drink.


I'm sure that's not so. One needn't spend a lot to drink well, just wisely.


Board-O,

Oh, I'm not saying I drink complete plonk or anything. And, I have things in my cellar that most on the board would enjoy drinking. Just nothing too expensive that I wouldn't drink, and my best is well below what others drink on a great wine night.


amongst a few board member i'm sure alot of our bests are well below what they drink on a great wine night =)


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imo, there's nothing that can be too expensive too drink. for me, it's more of who i'm sharing the bottle with and what the occasion is.

there's nothing worse than sharing a bottle of wine with someone you find revolting but appreciates wine. it would spoil the experience for me regardless of how much/little the wine cost.
 
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