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I'm almost too early into this hobby to post here, but what the hell. Vieux Donjon 2004, 2006, 2009. The only vintage of this wine I've even tested is the 08 and it was pretty darn good, so I'm guessing the others will be much better.
 
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Beaucastel:
88-89
95-96
98-01
03-09


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Beaucastel 89, 90, 95, 98, 00-09 (soon 10).


even 02? Big Grin


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I have Yquem going far back, but not a true vertical since there are too many gaps.


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I have Yquem going far back, but not a true vertical since there are too many gaps.


I'm one of those who don't have quite as strict a definition of a vertical, Dok. Particularly with wines such as d'Yquem, First Growths or any other wine that has a several hundred year history. I'd love to know what you've got stashed away..... Razz

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I think "interrupted" verticals are legit, especially when it comes to long-lived wines from regions known for variable weather. The disaster of 2002 means hardly anyone could have a true vertical with no gaps in a Chateauneuf, as any decent producer didn't bottle their CdP label in 2002. Likewise, I don't think anyone would be salivating over a Bordeaux vertical from the decade of the 1970's, so if you have just a few from the early '60s, maybe a '70 and a '75, then start up again in 1982, to me, that's a mighty fine vertical.


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Beaucastel 89, 90, 95, 98, 00-09 (soon 10).


even 02? Big Grin


Big Grin technically no, but since they didn't produce one in 2002, I'm calling it a continuous vertical from 00-10.


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Beaucastel 89, 90, 95, 98, 00-09 (soon 10).


even 02? Big Grin


Big Grin technically no, but since they didn't produce one in 2002, I'm calling it a continuous vertical from 00-10.


You are missing a 10???? Devilish


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Verticle I drank/sold before Carruades de Lafite went through the roof... 1997-2003. Never paid more than $45 a bottle. Wish I still had it.

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Beaucastel 89, 90, 95, 98, 00-09 (soon 10).


even 02? Big Grin


Big Grin technically no, but since they didn't produce one in 2002, I'm calling it a continuous vertical from 00-10.


You are missing a 10???? Devilish


November 24th it'll be complete Big Grin


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Fonseca 1955, 60, 63, 66, 70, 75, 76, 77, 78, 80, 83, 85, 92, 94, 95, 97, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009


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20 year vertical of Beringer White Zin... saving for a special occasion.


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20 year vertical of Beringer White Zin... saving for a special occasion.


steph has a vertical of marilyn merlot ;-)


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20 year vertical of Beringer White Zin... saving for a special occasion.


I've heard that it really takes on new life around age 18 or 19. Lots of secondary nuances, and all that tannin really smoothes out...


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Ridge Monte Bello '91 '92 '94 '96 '99 2000 '03 '06 '07 '08 '09


think you oughta get some SQN verticals going. Wink
 
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20 year vertical of Beringer White Zin... saving for a special occasion.


I've heard that it really takes on new life around age 18 or 19. Lots of secondary nuances, and all that tannin really smoothes out...


Kid you not, one of my great all time wine moments was watching a woman return her glass of White Zin in a Fort Bragg Brewpub as "The wrong vintage".


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Fonseca 1955, 60, 63, 66, 70, 75, 76, 77, 78, 80, 83, 85, 92, 94, 95, 97, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009


From one portlover to another, I am mightily impressed. I've stopped buying any vintages younger than 2005 as I much prefer them well aged and sadly, I am getting very well aged myself. Wink

My so-called longest verticals are port too, but hardly worth mentioning (not that that ever stopped me.....)

Dow 77, 83, 85, 87 (Malvedos) 88 (Malvedos) 91, 94, 97, 2000, 2005, 2007 (yes, I know that's younger than 2005, but they are half bottles)

Same vintages for Graham, less the 88, 2005 and 2007.


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20 year vertical of Beringer White Zin... saving for a special occasion.


I've heard that it really takes on new life around age 18 or 19. Lots of secondary nuances, and all that tannin really smoothes out...

And at around age 5 it turns a lovely shade of orange.
 
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20 year vertical of Beringer White Zin... saving for a special occasion.


I've heard that it really takes on new life around age 18 or 19. Lots of secondary nuances, and all that tannin really smoothes out...


Kid you not, one of my great all time wine moments was watching a woman return her glass of White Zin in a Fort Bragg Brewpub as "The wrong vintage".

That surely would have been one of my all-time wine moments as well... AWESOME!


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Ridge Monte Bello '91 '92 '94 '96 '99 2000 '03 '06 '07 '08 '09


think you oughta get some SQN verticals going. Wink


Im trying! Seems I drink it as fast as I source it1


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Fonseca 1955, 60, 63, 66, 70, 75, 76, 77, 78, 80, 83, 85, 92, 94, 95, 97, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009


Sweet!....errr Nice!
 
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Fonseca 1955, 60, 63, 66, 70, 75, 76, 77, 78, 80, 83, 85, 92, 94, 95, 97, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009


Wow! That's either a lot of great evenings, or one legendary one!


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I'm not a big vertical guy, but I do have a solid decade ('99-'08) of Galardi's Terra di Lavoro, and I love every one of 'em! All of my other most beloved wines either have noticeable gaps (e.g., Yquem, Kracher, Fuligni, and Clos des Papes) or are too recently begun (Cayuse, Saxum, Sine Qua Non) to really count.


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