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Originally posted by steve8:
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
1938 Huet Le Haut-Lieu Demi-Sec


Wow. Next time we get together you'll have to tell me where/how you got that. I can't imagine it is drinkable at this point though?


Library release from the winery last year. Got it from RWC. It should, apparently be not just drinkable but somewhere between transcendental and life altering.
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
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Originally posted by steve8:
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
1938 Huet Le Haut-Lieu Demi-Sec


Wow. Next time we get together you'll have to tell me where/how you got that. I can't imagine it is drinkable at this point though?


Library release from the winery last year. Got it from RWC. It should, apparently be not just drinkable but somewhere between transcendental and life altering.


I'd go with ethereal and life altering...
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Originally posted by mangiare:
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Originally posted by DoubleD:
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Originally posted by mangiare:
1969 Biondi Santi BDM Riserva

Have you had this before?


No but I now have 12 and will be opening 1/year for the next decade.
They were direct from Biondi Santi and reconditioned in 2005 I believe.
have you tried one?


And when might you be opening these. Asking for a friend
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Originally posted by bomba503:
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Originally posted by mangiare:
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Originally posted by DoubleD:
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Originally posted by mangiare:
1969 Biondi Santi BDM Riserva

Have you had this before?


No but I now have 12 and will be opening 1/year for the next decade.
They were direct from Biondi Santi and reconditioned in 2005 I believe.
have you tried one?


And when might you be opening these. Asking for a friend

LOL I am asking for a friend as well. Big Grin I only had the 2004 a few years ago. Your bottles are making me drool. If you are open to a trade of some kind or straight out purchase, let me know!
Oldest bottle currently in the cellar is 1959 Antonio Ferrari Solaria Jonica Puglia IGT, though I have a 1955 Toro Albala Don px Seleccion sitting in storage in the States waiting for my next trip across the border. Could have bought a 1929 or 1931 but price was beyond my budget.

Perhaps the oldest wine, however, is in the Yalumba Museum Reserve 50 Year Old Tawny Port. So the story goes, this Aussie stickie is from a barrel put down in the 20s or 30s
I try to collect various wines for my family's birth years (1966, 1970, 1995 and 1998), along with our anniversary 1990. I most likely have a half dozen of each 1966 and 1970 from various regions. Have several bottles from the 1990, 1995 and 1998 with the 90' vintage being the heaviest. Outside of these, my oldest bottle of white will be 1964 Lopez Heredia Vina Tondonia Blanco and the red will be the 1947 Heredia Vina Bosconia. I have found a fondness for the wines from Napa made during the 1960's and 1970's so I try to keep an eye out for those and picking up a few over the last couple decades.
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Originally posted by Tannin Pig:
A 1946 Bodegas Toro Albala Pedro Ximenez is my oldest.


I just recently took receipt of a Toro Albala DX Convento sherry from 1946. Planning, God willing, to open it in November when a WW II vet friend of mine (who looks barely 70) turns 100. If my plan works out, we will open it at the Tampa Lightning Veteran's Appreciation game that same week after he sings the National Anthem to start the game.......

Ardeis in Seminole
I've been slowly grabbing a few bottles to open in a tasting to celebrate me and Mrs. BRR's 40th birthdays this year. So, these all tie as my oldest. They could very well all be DOA, but I'm hoping we find a gem or two.

1978 Beaulieu Vyds. Georges de Latour
1978 Bringer Cab Sauv. Private Reserve
1978 Chateau Ste. Michelle Cab Sauv Reserve Cold Creek Vyd.
1978 Clos du Bois Cab Sauv Briarcrest
1978 Concannon Petite Sirah
1978 Grand Cru Vineyards Cab Sauv Garden Creek Ranch
1978 Kenwood Cab Sauv Sonoma
1978 Louis M. Martini Zinfandel Special Selection
1978 Matanzas Creek Cab Sauv Sonoma
1978 Chateau Montelena Cab Sauv Montelena Estate

Should be fun. I had to buy a Durand just for this.
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Originally posted by BRR:
I've been slowly grabbing a few bottles to open in a tasting to celebrate me and Mrs. BRR's 40th birthdays this year. So, these all tie as my oldest. They could very well all be DOA, but I'm hoping we find a gem or two.

1978 Beaulieu Vyds. Georges de Latour
1978 Bringer Cab Sauv. Private Reserve
1978 Chateau Ste. Michelle Cab Sauv Reserve Cold Creek Vyd.
1978 Clos du Bois Cab Sauv Briarcrest
1978 Concannon Petite Sirah
1978 Grand Cru Vineyards Cab Sauv Garden Creek Ranch
1978 Kenwood Cab Sauv Sonoma
1978 Louis M. Martini Zinfandel Special Selection
1978 Matanzas Creek Cab Sauv Sonoma
1978 Chateau Montelena Cab Sauv Montelena Estate

Should be fun. I had to buy a Durand just for this.
As long as these were taken care of before hand, there will be some nice ones in there. I believe you will be pleasantly surprised with the Concannon Petite Sirah.
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Originally posted by BRR:
I sure hope so, max. I was reading about how some of the older Cali PS were great agers which is exactly why I bought one. None of these were extremely costly which is good considering I know nothing about their provenance. They're all form winebid, but the fill levels and colors look fantastic.
So, you're the guy who outbid me on that bottle? Smile

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