What's your "wow" wine?

Just for fun, and just for discussion, what ONE wine would make you the most excited if you spied it at the LWS, or in the hand of a person entering the room at an offline?

Maybe it's a 1973 Stag's Leap, perhaps a 1961 Latour, heck, for some of us, it'd be a 1787 Lafitte (sic). Sounds dopey, but I'd go with a humble wine, a 1985 Cilurzo Petite Sirah. It'd probably be toast now, and it may have not been the best to start with, but I have some fantastic memories of sharing that wine with friends and family.

Others?
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Originally posted by Keeno:
'78 Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle.

I have never had it, but I would absolutely love the the opportunity to experience it. I doubt these things magically show up at offlines, but since you asked . . .

Don't be TOO doubtful, Keeno. There's more than one forumite amongst us capable of showing up at an off-line with such a bottle, and it would be just their style to do such. Wink
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Originally posted by KSC02:
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Originally posted by Keeno:
'78 Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle.

I have never had it, but I would absolutely love the the opportunity to experience it. I doubt these things magically show up at offlines, but since you asked . . .

Don't be TOO doubtful, Keeno. There's more than one forumite amongst us capable of showing up at an off-line with such a bottle, and it would be just their style to do such. Wink


I just hope I'm invited. Heck, a plane ticket to most places would be cheaper than buying the bottle!
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
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Originally posted by Berno:
2005 Guiraud. I muttered Holy S#** when it hit my palate.


Sounds almost blasphemous, Berno! Wink

Probably a 1982 Mouton-cadet,oh you probably mean wow in a good way(xmas present gone wrong).

PH


I'm a sinner. What can I say?
I'll pick two: either a 61 Lafite or an 85 DRC Romanee St Vivant. Reason is these are two specific wines I remember my father talking about when I was young. I am not 100% sure on the year of the DRC but I still rememere his description..he said "when we opened it, the entire room smelled of mulled spices...I could smell it from 10 feet away." He drank that side by side with a DRC RC and said the St Vivant was better.

On a side note for the LA folks reading this..my father used to purchase all of his wine from Red Carpet...the old owner John (I think David bought it from him) used to give him the opportunity to buy special wines like the DRC's...I think he paid around ~$200 for a Romanee Conti.
1945 Biondi Santi Brunello di Montalcino Riserva: they have it for sale for 4700 Euros at the Enoteca la Fortezza in Montalcino.

I'd choose it because my girlfriend and I both love Brunello, we took a trip to Montalcino together, and for sentimental value as this was one of the first great vintages from the first Brunello producer.

I'm sure there are a lot of other wines I would rate higher and would choose based on taste, but this bottle would bring a great emotional component.

On a sidenote, we ordered a bottle of 1993 Tenuta di Collosorbo to drink during a lunch at the Fortezza which was in the case next to the Santi. When the women came over to see what wine we wanted, I motioned towards the '45...the expression on her face was priceless...followed by..."may I join you?"

She took us up on our offer of sharing a glass of the less impressive, but very good '93
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Originally posted by Ne Kulturny:
Not in the store because I wouldn't pay the tariff, but if I went to an off-line and someone pulled a Jayer Cros Parantoux (maybe '85, '90, '91, '99) I'd be very happy.

Except that would raise the bar for my contributions to future off-lines.

Ne Kulturny: Why wait for OTHERS to 'raise the bar' at your offlines. Someone has to take the initiative, and most forumites will tell you that MOST fellow winos are, by nature, VERY generous. It's epidemic, once started. Trust me. Wink
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Originally posted by KSC02:
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Originally posted by Ne Kulturny:
Not in the store because I wouldn't pay the tariff, but if I went to an off-line and someone pulled a Jayer Cros Parantoux (maybe '85, '90, '91, '99) I'd be very happy.

Except that would raise the bar for my contributions to future off-lines.

Ne Kulturny: Why wait for OTHERS to 'raise the bar' at your offlines. Someone has to take the initiative, and most forumites will tell you that MOST fellow winos are, by nature, VERY generous. It's epidemic, once started. Trust me. Wink


Not to blow my own horn, but no-one has ever been less than very happy with my contributions to off-lines. The point is that Cros Parantoux is a whole new level.
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Originally posted by indybob:
Wow! The bump of all bumps. Nice job! Buying that bad boy would sure help stimulate the economy! I'll bet it's delicious.

A few years ago, I searched for it after hearing BO say it was the best wine he has ever had.

It was out of my price range then, and although this is a lot lower (and frankly, a damn good price), it is still out of my range.
Seeing someone pop a '45 Mouton would practically get me aroused.

From Napa, I would love to see someone stroll in with a '74 Heitz Martha's.

I wouldn't kick someone with an '89 Petrus out either.

The '82 Mouton sits in the cellar waiting for someone to invite me to an offline.

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