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Criteria: 1 white & 1 red
Must have been bought and consumed after 1/1/2000. What say you?

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Is this any vintage, and the bottle was purchased post-2000? Or, is this the best post-2000 wine?

Given the first:

Red: A tie between '86 Mouton & '87 Dunn HM ('96 Leoville Las Cases isn't far behind).

White: '90 H. Donnhoff Oberhauser Brucke Spatlese

Given the latter:

Red: '03 Cos d'Estournel

White: '01 H. Donnhoff Oberhauser Brucke Auslese Goldkapsel

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Champagne: 1964 Dom Perignon
Red: 1990 Jaboulet La Chapelle Hermitage
White: 1990 Henri Bonneau Celestins

There were others I could have mentioned, but these popped into my head. They were all purchased (private sales) post-2000 and drank between then and now (mostly with friends).


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One of the great whites:
2000 Chateau de Chamirey Chardonnay Mercurey served with:
Chilean Sea Bass "en Barigoule"
with Parmigiano Reggiano
(I suspect Gentleman Farmer, Purple Haze, Festiva and Comet Spider will remember that one)

One of the great reds:
1989 Lynch Bages


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1982 Chateau La Dominique.
 
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White:
1988 Kalin Cellars Cuvee LV Chardonnay; I know some may think I'm crazy for saying this is the best white I've had since 2000, but what made this so special is how well it showed when I opened it. This bottle had so much body, viscosity, and a perfect balance of both ripe and citrus fruits. Near perfection the night I shared it with my wife. Some other notable whites since 2000 have came from SQN, Leflaive, Leroy, and some from the Rhone.

Red: 1964 Grands Echezeaux; As close to perfection a wine experience can ever be, in my opinion. Other contenders for me; 1975 La Tour Haut Brion, 1969 Inglenook Estate Bottled Cabernet Sauvignon, 1982 Penfold's Grange, 1964 Galarey Vendemmia Barolo
 
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Based on the criteria of what I've purchased and consumed after 1/1/2000:

2006 Didier Dagueneau Pur Sang
1989 Ridge Monte Bello

Otherwise, I would have added more reds that other forumites have generously provided.
 
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2001 Merus - orgasmic
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I'll probably want to change this later when I remember some other wines, but these would likely be my tops for now:

2005 Didier Daguenau Buisson Renard
2003 Leoville Barton
 
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2002 Raveneau Chablis Le Clos
1994 Quintarelli Ca del Merlo


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Originally posted by bates40:
2001 Merus - orgasmic


Good to hear. I have one, only one. When would you suggest I open it?

As for the topic of this thread, I have no idea. There have been many great wines and many not so great.


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1989 Château Haut-Brion
1995 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Montrachet
 
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Red-- 1990 Cheval Blanc

White-- much harder to say. I don't drink as many whites, and I haven't had the privilege to taste many iconic bottles. Leading candidates include JJ Prum Wehlener Sonenhur from the '80's (I want to say 1988?), 2003 Peter Michael Chardonnay Belle Cote, and a 1er cru Puligny Montrachet that I tasted before I had any clue about Burgundy, and therefore cannot recall the producer, vineyard or vintage.


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To answer the earlier question the vintage can be pre 2000. Just bought and consumed after 1/1/2000. The reason I posted this question is that for a lot of us, the best wines we can remember were quite a few years ago. For me the 2 greatest wines I have ever had were in 1990. It is interesting to see what people have bought and drank in the last 13 years.

Another idea is bottled/bought/consumed post 1/1/00.


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To be clear, wines that I purchased after 2000 and consumed (thus not other's generous contributions)

White: 1982 Philipponnat Champagne Brut Clos des Goisses

Red: 1997 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Masseto
 
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bottled/bought/consumed post 1/1/00 (what come to mind now):

White: 2005 Didier Dagueneau Pouilly-Fumé Silex

Red: 2004 Dominio Pingus Ribera del Duero Flor de Pingus
 
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Originally posted by Redhawk:
Red-- 1990 Cheval Blanc



+1 on the Cheval Blanc, one of the finest wines I have ever tasted.
 
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1988 Krug Champagne Brut, purchased and consumed on 10/26/2005, the greatest day in my 37 years as a White Sox fan. (Still kicking myself for not buying the other bottle of this that same day)
1991 Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, purchased 4/2011 and consumed 1/2012.


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Champagne - 1996 Krug
Red - 1978 DRC La Tache
White 1998 M. Chapoutier Hermitage Blanc de l'Oree
Sweet - 2001 Chateau d'Yquem


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Red: 1990 Latour
Sweet: 1983 D'Yquem (1983 Gilette a close second)
White: 2008? La Dorianne (maybe because of the great pairing - cream of asparagus soup with parmesan custard - yum!)
 
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Red: 96 Margaux
Sticky: 90 D'Yquem
White: 96 Taittinger Comtes
 
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Sweet – 1983 d’Yquem
Bubbly – 1996 Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill
Still White – 2003 Beaucastel VV
Red – 1996 Cos d’Estournel

If it’s created, bought and consumed post 2000 then:
Sweet – 2002 Kracher Scheurebe #6
Bubbly – 2002 Bollinger
Still White – 2003 Beaucastel VV
Red – 2006 Amon-Ra

Going through looking at this really made me realize how much of the great red wine I've had over the past 13 years have come from the generosity of others.

You know who you are. Thank you.


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Champagne
1989 J. Lassalle Champagne Brut 1er Cru Blanc de Blancs (VM95)

White
2005 Joh. Jos. Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel (VM97-98)

Red
1997 Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino Vigna di Pianrosso (VM97-98)

Dessert
1947 Antonio Jose da Silva Porto Vintage (VM98)

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Originally posted by Vino Me:
1997 Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino Vigna di Pianrosso (VM97-98)

This is good to see. I have a bottle of this, and currently plan on opening in May with my wife for our anniversary. I hope it shows as well as yours did!
 
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Well, given that some of us were teenagers in '00, this question means different things to different people, but...

Dry White: 1998 F.X. Pichler Unendlich

Sparkling: 1986 Krug Clos du Mesnil (from mag)

Red: 1992 Dalla Valle "Maya"

Note: I have consumed several dry reds I personally preferred to the Maya, eg. 1997 La Tache, but it is my judgement that the Maya was the "best" dry red I've ever had.


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