Longest Vertical You Have

With the latest editions ('90,'96,'98,'99,'00) to my cellar (thanks to Stevie Cage Wink), it's Cos d'Estournel for me with:


Now I need to add the 2001 I've been eyeing Big Grin
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Good thread. Unfortunetly my impatience has damaged my verticles the last few years.

Best I got going now, barely:

Mondavi Reserve: 94, 96, 97, 99, 2001

Banfi Brunello: 95, 97, 98, 99

Nothing more than 3 after that.

My bench is not too deep lately.
Van Der Hayden Cabernet - 1987, 1992, 1994, 1995, [1996 wasn't made], 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000.
Plus the 1999 Cornerstone and Hillside limited releases.

Also I managed to pick up the incredibly rare 1990 Late Harvest Cabernet last year, so now I have every year the wine has been released so far - 1990, 1994, 1996, 1997 and 2000.

My longest unbroken run is Penfolds Bin 28 96-01.
I also have Bin 128 97-00 and Bin 389 98-01

"Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we."
-- George Bush (5 Aug 2004)
97,98,99,00,01,02 D'Arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz
98,99,00,01,02 Malivoire Old Vines Merichal Foch (the only Canadian red I buy)
98,99,00,01 Elderton Shiraz
98,99,00,01 Katnook Estate Cabernet
95,96,97 Dominus

Many more wines with 2 or 3 vintages (Catena Cabs and Malbecs, Lynch Bages, Mondavi Reserve, Caymus, etc.)
Not much to report, but I have Elderton shiraz and
Clancy's Red 1998-2001, and Dead Arm the same except for 99.

I have 77, 83, 85, 91, 2000 Graham's; 77, 83, 87 (Malvedos), 88 (Malvedos) 94, 97, 2000 Dow and 77, 83, 85, 94, 97, 2000 Warre's vintage ports, does that count?

Not to jinx it of course, but...

Lions rule!

Next time I'm in AMS I can fill a 1995 Cos gap for you.....

....for me

Insignia 97, 98, 99
Latour 94, 95, 96
Leoville Las Cases 90, 94, 95, 96 ,99, 00
Beaucastel 95, 98, 99, 00, 01
Haut Batailley 95, 96, 00
Taylor Fladgate 92, 97, 00 Vargellas 98

Guess I'm rather vertically challenged

Waiting for kids to grow up so I can get back to attending offlines
I have vertical of Leoville Barton
'94, '95, '96, '97, '98, '99, '00, '01, '02 & '03 as Futures

Cape Mentelle Cab Sauv.
'96, '98, '99, '00 (the '97 was never offered here)
Cape Mentelle Cab Sauv./Merlot Trinders vineyard
'99, '00, '01, '02
St.Hallett Old Block Shiraz
'96, '97, '98, '99 (I had some '95 as well but drank the last bottle)
Masi Segerio Alighieri Vaio Armaron
'93, '96, '97, '98
Vieux Telegraphe
89, 90, 94, 95, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01

86, 89, 90, 93, 94, 95, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01

Pesquera Crianza
96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01

Pesquera Riserva
96, 97, 99

I know some of the Pesquera must be not so good by now but I never had the chance to open them...
Chateau Leoville Barton;
’94,’95,’96,’97,’98,’99,’00,’01, (the ’02 & ‘03 “en primeurs” are in the pipeline).

Chateau Citran; I Had the last 1982 one year ago it was in splendid condition.
’95,’96,’97,’98,’99,’00,’01,’02(the latter is just delivered). 2003 “en primeur” is in the pipeline.

Several cru Bourgois Chateaux from ’89 to ’01 (and ’02 “en primeurs” ordered)

Some Barolo producers. But my favourite producers did not make Barolo in some “off vintages” But in my opinion they are complete verticals because the years I don’t own are the vintages the producers skipped.

Tanuta St’ Agnese (=Fanetti) Vino Nobile de Montepulciano;
’85,’86,’87,’88,’89,’90,’91,’92,’93,’94,’95,’96,’97,’98, and ’99

Hermitage Cave “Tain Hermitage”; Same producer but from different plots. (so not realy a vertical)


"being critical is not a crime"
I stopped buying verticals 7 years ago (except for Tresor) and now only buy selections based on score and value! Sometimes I throw value out the window. Smile Also, the verticals which I still have----well they now have a lot of holes in them, and more each year, especially those from the 70's! Smile
Tresor 89,90,91,92,93,94,95,96,97,98, and 99
Dominus 85,86,87,88,89,94,95,96,98
Las Cases--all 70's gone-82,86,89,90,92
Pichon Lalande--all 70's gone-82,83,85,86,89,90, and 94.
Latour, nice , to bad you elected not to buy the 95 & 96 pichon lalande, those are the best vintages of the 90's and the best since the 82 and 86. I have the 89,94,95,96,97,98 and 00. passed on the 99 as it was weak. At present I will not buy a wine that does not show well just to keep a vertical going. To me one or two of each year is not my idea of a vertical Each year should have depth, like six bottles of each vintage, that's my idea of a vertical.
I have tended not to purchase verticals but more samplings of different producers and varietals as I am still learning about different wines and have tried to expand what I purchase.

However looking at the cellar report I find:

Carruades de Lafite 1998-2002 (futures on order)

Due to drinking them already Smile, the Chardonnay list is a bit shorter:
Kistler McCrea, Dutton, Durrell Chardonnay 2000-2002 (on order)
Gary Farrell Westside, Rochioli Chardonnay 2000-2002

"Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever" - Aristophanes
Not a real vertical (yet). But I do have...

1995 Fuligni BdM
1997 Fuligni BdM
1999 Fuligni BdM

One of my ideas for our honeymoon in Tuscany was to start a vertical by buying a few bottles of 1 wine from the wineries we visited. Fuligni is on it's way, Costanti BdM and Altesino BdM just have the 1999. I'm not going to bother w/ Terrabianca.
Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
Podere Poggio Scalette Il Carbonaione:

1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999.

I would love to have that vertical. The '98 was released several years ago here, and now they've skipped forward to the 2001. Nothing in between. Booo.

Ah well, I'll be buying as much 2001 as I can afford when it comes out. Both the 2000 and 2001 were outstanding when I tasted them in Italy.
This thread caused me to check my spreadsheet of wine inventory to look for verticals and I was quite surprised by what I found:


Quilceda Creek


Leoville Barton


Dead Arm

In a couple of cases above, the verticals are not 100% complete, as I am missing one or two weaker vintages. For example, I don't have the 1997 Leoville Barton on Smith-Haut-Lafitte.

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