F292B1B7-FCE6-42EE-A3A8-31B41986CAE9At a friend’s birthday bash with about 14 vintages of d’Yquem - Flight 1 (93, 95, 96, 98), Flight 2 (59, 68, 70, 79, 80, 83), and Flight 3 (88, 90, 99, 04).  Oh yeah, some 1979 birth year wines - Margaux, Haut Brion, La Mission Haut Brion, Latour - and a few others.  The d’Yquem were the stars.  The 68 and 70 were awesome with the 95 and 83 right behind.  The 96, 98, 99, 04 were still young.  The latter felt a bit disjointed.  

There were 22 of us with 2 bottles of each wine I think with the exception of the ‘59 which someone said was corked.  The ‘80 stood out in a bad way unfortunately.  If tasted blind, I would have thought it was the Ygrec.  It was a pale yellow due to the lack of botrytis that didn’t  develope.

 

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F292B1B7-FCE6-42EE-A3A8-31B41986CAE9At a friend’s birthday bash with about 14 vintages of d’Yquem - Flight 1 (93, 95, 96, 98), Flight 2 (59, 68, 70, 79, 80, 83), and Flight 3 (88, 90, 99, 04).  Oh yeah, some 1979 birth year wines - Margaux, Haut Brion, La Mission Haut Brion, Latour - and a few others.  The d’Yquem were the stars.  The 68 and 70 were awesome with the 95 and 83 right behind.  The 96, 98, 99, 04 were still young.  The latter felt a bit disjointed.  

There were 22 of us with 2 bottles of each wine I think with the exception of the ‘59 which someone said was corked.  The ‘80 stood out in a bad way unfortunately.  If tasted blind, I would have thought it was the Ygrec.  It was a pale yellow due to the lack of botrytis that didn’t  develope.

 

So how many major corporations does your friend own?

Bman - there were 16 of the 22 who were serious winos, and each made a contribution of one of the bottles.  Some were from their cellars.  The rest were sourced.  The birthday boy and his wife supplied several of the bottles.  I don’t remember which but I’d guess they brought the birth year bottles.

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1999 Musar ( red).

I've got a bottle.  Is it at peak?  Any notes?

After a 3 hour decant, it was singing.  This was my 3rd bottle of 12, so I have lots left, and while I don't know that it will improve much,  think it will hold for another 8-10 years.

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bman posted:
Beta P posted:

1999 Musar ( red).

I've got a bottle.  Is it at peak?  Any notes?

After a 3 hour decant, it was singing.  This was my 3rd bottle of 12, so I have lots left, and while I don't know that it will improve much,  think it will hold for another 8-10 years.

fantastic wine week with a couple different groups of friends

2009 Francois Boulard Grand Cru Grande Montagne
Jacquesson 736 Extra brut
2016 Bernabeleva Garnacha de Vina Bonita 
2005 Fuligni BDM
2008 Giacosa Falletto Barolo 
1969 Biondi Santi Il Greppo Riserva

Jacques Lassaigne La Colline Inspirée Blanc de Blancs Extra-Brut
1990 Chapoutier Hermitage La Sizeranne
1997 Saffredi 
1989 Leoville Las Cases
2001 Valdicava BDM

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