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Not in the store because I wouldn't pay the tariff, but if I went to an off-line and someone pulled a Jayer Cros Parantoux (maybe '85, '90, '91, '99) I'd be very happy.

Except that would raise the bar for my contributions to future off-lines.

Ne Kulturny: Why wait for OTHERS to 'raise the bar' at your offlines. Someone has to take the initiative, and most forumites will tell you that MOST fellow winos are, by nature, VERY generous. It's epidemic, once started. Trust me. Wink
 
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Not in the store because I wouldn't pay the tariff, but if I went to an off-line and someone pulled a Jayer Cros Parantoux (maybe '85, '90, '91, '99) I'd be very happy.

Except that would raise the bar for my contributions to future off-lines.

Ne Kulturny: Why wait for OTHERS to 'raise the bar' at your offlines. Someone has to take the initiative, and most forumites will tell you that MOST fellow winos are, by nature, VERY generous. It's epidemic, once started. Trust me. Wink


Not to blow my own horn, but no-one has ever been less than very happy with my contributions to off-lines. The point is that Cros Parantoux is a whole new level.
 
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1945 La Mission Haut Brion

http://www.premiercru.net/premier/shop/WineDetails.do?wineId=21831
 
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In my best John Banner voice: " Isee nussing. I hear nussing."


Just one more sip.
 
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In my best John Banner voice: " Isee nussing. I hear nussing."

I spend nussing.
 
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Wow! The bump of all bumps. Nice job! Buying that bad boy would sure help stimulate the economy! I'll bet it's delicious.


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Wow! The bump of all bumps. Nice job! Buying that bad boy would sure help stimulate the economy! I'll bet it's delicious.

A few years ago, I searched for it after hearing BO say it was the best wine he has ever had.

It was out of my price range then, and although this is a lot lower (and frankly, a damn good price), it is still out of my range.
 
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1945 La Mission Haut Brion


Out of pure curiosity, does anyone happen to know just what the release price was on this beauty, back in the day?
 
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Contrary to popular belief, it was made before I was born.

It was the best wine I ever had when I had it; I'm not so sure I'd feel that way if I were to have it now, 10 or 15 years later. I had this wine at the perfect time.


Just one more sip.
 
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1845? Razz

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Contrary to popular belief, it was made before I was born.


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Well, I've learned at least one thing tonight. (now set that aside)

To answer the question as best I can, I dream of being offered a top Burgundy at it's peak. I don't know the exact wine, let alone the exact vintage, and neither do you.
 
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Seeing someone pop a '45 Mouton would practically get me aroused.

From Napa, I would love to see someone stroll in with a '74 Heitz Martha's.

I wouldn't kick someone with an '89 Petrus out either.

The '82 Mouton sits in the cellar waiting for someone to invite me to an offline.
 
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This thread reminds me of a charity event that happened in London last weekend. Some of the wow wines mentioned were served that night.

http://www.wine-pages.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=017493
 
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I love revisiting the wine that started it all for me...

1982 Haut Brion


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or Powell's date.


You're killing me... Big Grin


So much wine.....so little time!!!
 
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The wine that started it for me was '76 Phelps Insignia


So much wine.....so little time!!!
 
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This thread reminds me of a charity event that happened in London last weekend. Some of the wow wines mentioned were served that night.

http://www.wine-pages.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=017493
Did you attend the event Bobby? Where abouts in London are you?
 
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A couple of months ago, a business associate 'wowed' me at an outdoor salmon bake. He broke out a bottle of 1990 Dujac Clos de la Roche. I was astonished at his generosity, and left speechless by the wine.

Needless to say, I'm trying to do a lot more business with this guy.



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Hello Glenn,

No I did not. The attendees were the highest bidders in an online auction. I think the 11 bids were from £1000 to £1200 with proceeds going to Pebbles Charity.

I live in Wandsworth which is southwest London. We are basically on the south side of the river Thames from Fulham.
 
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Hello Glenn,

No I did not. The attendees were the highest bidders in an online auction. I think the 11 bids were from £1000 to £1200 with proceeds going to Pebbles Charity.

I live in Wandsworth which is southwest London. We are basically on the south side of the river Thames from Fulham.
Thanks for the info. We just moved to South Ken. Keep me in mind for offlines. My e-mail address is

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Glenn,

I will keep your email address and let you know about our next offline. We just had one last night with Longboarder.

I strongly recommend you register with the wine-pages forum here in the UK. There is a very active group of offliners in the London area. Heres the link: http://www.wine-pages.com/cgi-bin2/ultimatebb.cgi

Welcome to London, and I am sure we will see you sooner rather than later.
 
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Glenn,

I will keep your email address and let you know about our next offline. We just had one last night with Longboarder.

I strongly recommend you register with the wine-pages forum here in the UK. There is a very active group of offliners in the London area. Heres the link: http://www.wine-pages.com/cgi-bin2/ultimatebb.cgi

Welcome to London, and I am sure we will see you sooner rather than later.
Thanks for the rec. on wine pages. I will check it out!
 
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it was the '59 Lafite for me, without question. I still don't think I've ever had a wine that sang like that.
 
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The '82 Mouton sits in the cellar waiting for someone to invite me to an offline.

August 15, 2014. Save the date. Smile
 
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i must go with the 1991 Mondavi Reserve (drank in 2004). this was the first wine i had that actually "spoke to me"..... some would say that i had to much, but never the less, it started this journey!
 
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