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most are for novelty but the 71 petrus is still showing well as per notes i have seen out there, latour, have some reisling, cab or two, etc. want to get a la tache as well
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Originally posted by g-man:
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Originally posted by differentdave:
have a round a dozen bottles or so from 1971 (birth year) after that some random's form the 70's and 80's. Mid 90's is where the collection starts to ramp up.


what's good in 71?

heh I can't afford the champagne from my birth year =)
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Originally posted by Javachip:
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Originally posted by JMatthews:
Ha, well maybe the 1926 Boyd-Cantenac can sit around for a while looking pretty.


Questionable how pretty it looks, with cellophane tape holding the label together. But, it's impressive nonetheless. I gave that bottle a long hard look, and am amazed that you got it for $22. Congrats and good luck with it. Cool


Didn't you buy some of that cheap 69 BV a while back too? It was a dutch auction and I got 3, the worst was undrinkable and best of the 3 was surprisingly fruity and nice.

I'll be keeping my eye out for you on WC in the over the hill red section that I frequently bid in.
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Originally posted by PlanoWino:
1970 Mouton Rothschild; love the Chagal label.


PlanoWino, I have had that wine 3 times recently. You might want to consider opening it soon.

Shall I check my schedule? Wink


I had this wine 4 motnhs ago... it was one of the best wines of the night, at the level of 1986 Lafleur and 1989 Haut-Brion. It was still absolutely beautiful, although it is for sure not going to get any better.
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Originally posted by SD-Wineaux:
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Originally posted by firefighterbob:
Blandy's Grand Cama De Lobos Madeira Solera 1864 and Blandy's Malvazia Solera 1863, drank one of the 1863's at Christmas ,it was tasting beautifully


Would you please explain what "Solera" means? Was all the juice in the bottle actually harvested in 1863/1864, or just a fraction of it?

Less than a fraction.


Thanks for the link, SD-Wineaux, though the Wikipedia article left me even more confused about Solera than I was before reading it. Hopefully you can explain it to me at an offline soon. Smile
You will be pleased to know that rather than start a new discussion, I utilized the search function and found this older discussion on the same topic which I will revive here.

The oldest bottle in my wine cellar is likely not drinkable, but it still holds a special place in my heart.

The wine is a Carlo Rossi Red Mountain wine, a jug wine which in those days was made by Ernest Gallo.

I bought many a jug of this wine in the latter half of the 1960s. I was in my early 20s and I had certain priorities when it came to wine purchases, the top priority of which was that it must be inexpensive. In 1966 I moved from Seattle to San Francisco and I was working a relatively low paying but satisfying job at the City Lights bookstore. But that is a story which I’ll save for a later date so as not to irritate certain forum members with my lack of brevity. Wink

As for the Carlo Rossi jug wine, I enjoyed many a jug with friends in the free-spirited environment of San Francisco in the late 1960s.

I am not sure why held on to one jug, but that jug has followed me from home to home over the decades. While I never gave it much thought over the years, I recognize now that I never intended to drink the wine. I expect that I kept it more for reasons of nostalgia than anything else. At some point in my 30s it occurred to me that I would never part with it.

I was never concerned about storage conditions. In those days I knew little about wine storage, as was true with all of my friends. I am quite certain that it will have transformed into a vile red wine vinegar by this point in time.

Despite this, as I said, I will never will open it and I will never part with it.

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