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I may have gotten the magnum buy of the previous century. 2 cases of magnums of 1962 Chateau Gruaud-Larose, one of my all time top ten wines. $36 apiece after 20% case discount.


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I may have gotten the magnum buy of the previous century. 2 cases of magnums of 1962 Chateau Gruaud-Larose, one of my all time top ten wines. $36 apiece after 20% case discount.


Bow

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I bought them in 1978, so you'd expect the price to be lower. I had that wine 13 times from magnum and about 20 times from 750s. I was very sorry to see that last magnum go.


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I bought them in 1978, so you'd expect the price to be lower. I had that wine 13 times from magnum and about 20 times from 750s. I was very sorry to see that last magnum go.


I didn't figure these were recent purchases. If you'd gotten them recently I'd have assumed you were hitting the bin-end sale at Binny's with Vino Me!! LOL

In 1978, my disposable alcohol budget was allocated to much less worthy purchases. Frown I know we've kicked this around a bit, but I can still recall my very first wine purchase at a restaurant. I had a date with an incredible young woman and was determined to prove my sophistication. Mateus Rose!!! WTF, it worked.....

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Mine was Lancers!


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Mine was Lancers!


You hipster, you. I'm amazed that both brands has survived and are still available. Under $6 a bottle too! Surprisingly, I've not been tempted to give one a run. Now if my date from that evening decided she wanted to go out to dinner and revisit 35 year old adventures, I'd get one to BYO in a heartbeat..... Winner
 
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When my wife's father died, someone sent us a gift basket. In it was a bottle of Lancers. I put it in the refrigerator and we drank it a month or so later, and then looked at each other in amazement that we could have ever thought it was good. It is undrinkable.


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When my wife's father died, someone sent us a gift basket. In it was a bottle of Lancers. I put it in the refrigerator and we drank it a month or so later, and then looked at each other in amazement that we could have ever thought it was good. It is undrinkable.


I have had similar experiences. You really can't go home again.
 
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When my wife's father died, someone sent us a gift basket. In it was a bottle of Lancers. I put it in the refrigerator and we drank it a month or so later, and then looked at each other in amazement that we could have ever thought it was good. It is undrinkable.


You really can't go home again.


Why, thank you Mr. Wolfe. Wink
 
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PH & Board-O, you were both BIG spenders. I'm not about to share with you what I was buying. Razz
 
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When my wife's father died, someone sent us a gift basket. In it was a bottle of Lancers. I put it in the refrigerator and we drank it a month or so later, and then looked at each other in amazement that we could have ever thought it was good. It is undrinkable.


Hey, I never claimed it was an original thought!

You really can't go home again.


Why, thank you Mr. Wolfe. Wink
 
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PH & Board-O, you were both BIG spenders. I'm not about to share with you what I was buying. Razz


Oh, come on, we bared our souls! Just please don't say white zin!


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Gallo Hearty Burgundy??

I actually liked that stuff too.

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In the immortal words of Fred Sanford (Redd Foxx) Champagne and Ripple or "Champipple". BTW, his real name was John Elroy Sanford.
 
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2001 Il Carbonaione



How was it, BRO? PH and I have a few magnums of this sleeping.


That may have been the magnum buy of the century, w+a. Those bottles were priced below 750s at the time. Winner

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Yup. Thanks for snagging me a couple. Smile



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Looking back, I wish I'd gotten more..... Have you cracked a mag yet?

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No, not yet. I opened a 750mL last year and thought that while drinkable, it could still improve. As a result, the mags are still buried.



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Someone just gave me a gift of Mateus Rose. I didn't know they still made it Smack


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