So, Any wines in the cellar that's just too expensive to drink?

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Originally posted by Stefania Wine:
No thropy purchases but I have some Lafite and DRC that I honestly can't see drinking with current prices. It's just a matter of internalizing the choice to sell them and doing that.


If you don't mind opening them, I'll happily drink it for you ;-)
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Originally posted by Stefania Wine:
No thropy purchases but I have some Lafite and DRC that I honestly can't see drinking with current prices. It's just a matter of internalizing the choice to sell them and doing that.

What do you consider trophy wines if Lafite or DRCs aren't one of them? Smile
I have no wines that I won't drink. I have quite a few wines that appreciated significantly in price since I bought them, but I bought them to drink and that's what I'm going to do. I just hope my health holds up long enough for me to get around to them.

The very top ones, of course, are intended for sharing mostly with folks from here. As DoktaP is always quick to point out, that just enhances the pleasure.
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Originally posted by Red guy in a blue state:
+2. I might not open them on a random Tuesday night, but I bought them to drink them.


I'll second that. I've got some high end Cali Cab and good Bordeaux that are close to "won't open", but more very special occasion bottles once they're properly aged.
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Originally posted by VinCentric:
enjoying great bottles with friends & forumites does enhance the pleasure.


Absolutely. Big +1 on that!

I also agree that I have wines in my cellar that are worth significant $$, but I will drink them, preferably in the company of someone else who can truly appreciate what's in the glass.
I am fortunate to have some stellar wines in my cellar. A few have been designated for special family events and they've been ear marked. Others will almost certainly be opened with friends that I have met, and friends that I will make before I meet my maker. There's not a single bottle in my cellar that is more important or valuable than family and friends, and they will ALL be enjoyed with others.
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Originally posted by DoktaP:
I am fortunate to have some stellar wines in my cellar. A few have been designated for special family events and they've been ear marked. Others will almost certainly be opened with friends that I have met, and friends that I will make before I meet my maker. There's not a single bottle in my cellar that is more important or valuable than family and friends, and they will ALL be enjoyed with others.


Well said!
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Originally posted by DoubleD:
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Originally posted by Stefania Wine:
No thropy purchases but I have some Lafite and DRC that I honestly can't see drinking with current prices. It's just a matter of internalizing the choice to sell them and doing that.

What do you consider trophy wines if Lafite or DRCs aren't one of them? Smile


They were not purchased with any intention but to drink them. The last Lafite I bought was 96 at $225 and the DRC's I have were under $400 when I bought them. Most of the DRC's are 'free' I bought 6 and flipped 5 to pay for the one I kept.

They sit there now though and I think I could get a lot more pleasure out of the 2k the bottles would bring than I'd get drinking them. I really look at them as more of a scorn than a trophy. They were purchased to consume, and I doubt I will consume them, that bugs me.
I don't have nearly the gems some of you fine folks do, but that being said I've never bought a bottle that I don't plan on consuming myself or with friends. I'm also pretty sure I'll never buy something at a price point that would give me pause about future consumption.
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Originally posted by Stefania Wine:
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Originally posted by DoubleD:
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Originally posted by Stefania Wine:
No thropy purchases but I have some Lafite and DRC that I honestly can't see drinking with current prices. It's just a matter of internalizing the choice to sell them and doing that.

What do you consider trophy wines if Lafite or DRCs aren't one of them? Smile


They were not purchased with any intention but to drink them. The last Lafite I bought was 96 at $225 and the DRC's I have were under $400 when I bought them. Most of the DRC's are 'free' I bought 6 and flipped 5 to pay for the one I kept.

They sit there now though and I think I could get a lot more pleasure out of the 2k the bottles would bring than I'd get drinking them. I really look at them as more of a scorn than a trophy. They were purchased to consume, and I doubt I will consume them, that bugs me.


can i convince you if i had you over for 3 days and 3 full hogs?
My cellar is for drinking. I would open any bottle any day of the week. There are a few 08’s set aside for anniversary’s down the road, but other than that it is game on. I actually like drinking the better bottles during the week. Nothing brightens up a long work week like a grand cru burg on a Tuesday or a fabulous brunello on a Wednesday. Weekends are for golf, bbq, beer and cocktails.

That said, if a bottle I purchased increased in value to the point I would rather buy something else than drink the wine, I would have no problem selling. I had a friend in London that sold some cases of 82 Bordeaux that paid for a $50K remodel of his kitchen. Seems like a good deal to me….
Agree with everyone that wine in my cellar is to be drunk, with 2 exceptions. The first being, if I fall out of love with a particular variety I have no issues selling/trading it for something I do like.

Second, I bought a few cases of 'high end' bordeaux and super tuscans in the birth year of my 2 little ones.....I dont intend to drink those unless they open one up with me. If they dont seem to have the passion for wine like I do, well, I guess they can sell it back to me, at the "family" discount of course Big Grin

I tend to open nicer bottles during the week as well as I have very little time on weekends to really sit down and enjoy it. And like Glenn said, it makes for a shorter week! Plus, I tend to enjoy a cigar or two on weekends more so than during the week. I very rarely open up anything nice if I smoke.
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Originally posted by marcb7:
Agree with everyone that wine in my cellar is to be drunk, with 2 exceptions. The first being, if I fall out of love with a particular variety I have no issues selling/trading it for something I do like.

Second, I bought a few cases of 'high end' bordeaux and super tuscans in the birth year of my 2 little ones.....I dont intend to drink those unless they open one up with me. If they dont seem to have the passion for wine like I do, well, I guess they can sell it back to me, at the "family" discount of course Big Grin

I tend to open nicer bottles during the week as well as I have very little time on weekends to really sit down and enjoy it. And like Glenn said, it makes for a shorter week! Plus, I tend to enjoy a cigar or two on weekends more so than during the week. I very rarely open up anything nice if I smoke.


a man true to his word, after seeing a wild 1990 salon appear out of the brush!
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Originally posted by g-man:
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Originally posted by marcb7:
Agree with everyone that wine in my cellar is to be drunk, with 2 exceptions. The first being, if I fall out of love with a particular variety I have no issues selling/trading it for something I do like.

Second, I bought a few cases of 'high end' bordeaux and super tuscans in the birth year of my 2 little ones.....I dont intend to drink those unless they open one up with me. If they dont seem to have the passion for wine like I do, well, I guess they can sell it back to me, at the "family" discount of course Big Grin

I tend to open nicer bottles during the week as well as I have very little time on weekends to really sit down and enjoy it. And like Glenn said, it makes for a shorter week! Plus, I tend to enjoy a cigar or two on weekends more so than during the week. I very rarely open up anything nice if I smoke.


a man true to his word, after seeing a wild 1990 salon appear out of the brush!


HA! Well I almost always drink plonk! It was $hitty day Gman.....but it ended quite well Wink
I have to admit that since the RP rating of 2009 Pontet, I might end up selling one of my cases of that sometime in the future in order to make me nearly whole on my other 2009 purchases. Not all of it, mind you. I'll still be drinking a lot of those babies.
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Originally posted by g-man:
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Originally posted by Stefania Wine:
No thropy purchases but I have some Lafite and DRC that I honestly can't see drinking with current prices. It's just a matter of internalizing the choice to sell them and doing that.


If you don't mind opening them, I'll happily drink it for you ;-)


No way you drink this, it is the french version of Pi-Not- It is not PORT Smile
I have this issue with some bordeaux that I came upon in the last decade or so. Every wine was bought with the intention of eventually drinking it, but the way prices have blown up really makes me think twice.

I also realize that while I intend to drink them all I am mortal. I don't honestly expect to drink every bottle in my cellar, life is fleeting.
grossie, many of the greatest wines I've ever had have been with a friend of mine in the wine business. Some of them have been mine and some his. He and I made a pact. If and when either of us gets "the diagnosis," we're going to get together and share our best.
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Originally posted by Board-O:
grossie, many of the greatest wines I've ever had have been with a friend of mine in the wine business. Some of them have been mine and some his. He and I made a pact. If and when either of us gets "the diagnosis," we're going to get together and share our best.


What a wonderful pact. Here's hoping you don't get to pop those corks for a long time to come.
I have nothing in the cellar that I would not pull for a dinner with family or friends. Some deserve a group who will appreciate them, and some, in particular Ports and Sauternes, should be shared among more than two people, and I may even sell a few bottles if it looks like I have too many of one wine. Nothing is off limits because of price or sentimentality.

OTOH. If I owned a bunch of Lafitte, it would have been packed off to auction.

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