I started meeting folks here around 2007, and the wine purchases and drinking kind of snowballed from then.   Like every decade, there were ups and downs personally.  But this decade was fantastic for wine drinking.  It was very difficult narrowing it down to 10 reds.  What's your list?

Reds

  1. 1996 Rayas Reserve
  2. 1996 Rayas Pignan Reserve
  3. 1993 Penfolds Grange
  4. 1990 Chateau Lafitte
  5. 1984 Diamond Creek Lake Vineyard
  6. 1958 Fiorina Barolo
  7. 1996 Guigal La Mouline
  8. 1990 Vega Sicilia Unico
  9. 1989 Margaux
  10. 1989 Lynch Bages

 

White/Champers/Dessert

  1. 1983 d’Yquem
  2. 2004 Didier Dagueneau Pur Sang
  3. 1968 d’Yquem
  4. 1970 d’Yquem
  5. 1990 Charles Heidsieck Blanc de Millesnaires
  6. 1999 Rene Rostaing La Bonette Condrieu
  7. 1996 Henriot Brut Les Enchanteleurs
  8. 2013 Arnaud Ente Bourgongne Aligote
  9. 2011 Robert Mondavi I-Block
  10. 1986 Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque

 

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Great question, will definitely put some thought into this, but I would have to say the '84 DC Lake is a lock to make the list. 

Very tough question.  For me in the running:

1976 La Tache Monopole; 1959 Chateau Latour; 2010 Cune Imperial Gran Reserva Rioja; 2013 Chassagne-Montrachet, Les Embrazees 1er Cru from Vincent Morey; Gosset Grand Millesime Brut 2006.  Trying the 2009 Dom Perignon at the winery was pretty cool as was tasting several at Guy Charbaut.

Most interesting wine was a 2000 L'Apparita, Castello in Ama (Toscana).  Never had anything like it.  It was in a blind tasting and I had absolutely no idea what it was.  If you get a chance, seek it out. You've never had a merlot wine like this, trust me.

But, I think the winner is: 2003 Pesquera Janus Gran Reserva - consumed at Akalare in San Sebastian, Spain at an unbelievable lunch. It was their last bottle of the 2003. Got a huge smile from the waiter when we ordered it.

 

2003 Beaucastel Blanc VV

2012 Guigal Condrieu La Doriane

1995 Guigal La Mouline

2001 Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle

1967 D’Yquem

winetarelli posted:

For the record, there was no year zero.  The decade ends next year.

I'll think about the wines, however.

That doesn't make sense.   So you believe the last century ended 12/31/2000 and not 12/31/1999?  

doubled posted:
winetarelli posted:

For the record, there was no year zero.  The decade ends next year.

I'll think about the wines, however.

That doesn't make sense.   So you believe the last century ended 12/31/2000 and not 12/31/1999?  

It does make sense. And, yes. 

When one year was finally complete, it was already year 2. When ten years were finally complete, it was already year 11. And so on. 

Most memorable wines I’ve had:

1899, 2001 Chateau D’Yquem(the older courtesy of the ever generous DoktaP)

NV Unico Vega sicilia gran reserva 2011 blend

1990 Unico Véga Sicilia

2002 and 2006 Comptes Taittinger bdb Champagne 

1970 Faustino I Gran reserva

1994 Tondonia Gran reserva red rioja

2003 Leoville Barton 

1968 Véga Sicilia

1955 Chateau Lafite

2003 Chateau Pegau cdp red

all vintages of Klein Constantia  vin de Constance 

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"When one year was finally complete, it was already year 2. When ten years were finally complete, it was already year 11. And so on. "

That's probably true.

But we can still count the decade from today. It's kind of like the new PC way of referring to dates as 1000 BPE rather than 1000 BC.

Great question DoubleD. Have to think about it.

winetarelli posted:
doubled posted:
winetarelli posted:

For the record, there was no year zero.  The decade ends next year.

I'll think about the wines, however.

That doesn't make sense.   So you believe the last century ended 12/31/2000 and not 12/31/1999?  

It does make sense. And, yes. 

When one year was finally complete, it was already year 2. When ten years were finally complete, it was already year 11. And so on. 

Makes sense to me.  We count from 1 to 10, not from 0 to 9.

haggis posted:
winetarelli posted:
doubled posted:
winetarelli posted:

For the record, there was no year zero.  The decade ends next year.

I'll think about the wines, however.

That doesn't make sense.   So you believe the last century ended 12/31/2000 and not 12/31/1999?  

It does make sense. And, yes. 

When one year was finally complete, it was already year 2. When ten years were finally complete, it was already year 11. And so on. 

Makes sense to me.  We count from 1 to 10, not from 0 to 9.

Regarding the wines...

Going on pure enjoyment -- not score or how "good" I think they actually are (some consumed only once, some many times, based upon the best bottle):

1999 Billecart-Salmon Cuvee Elisabeth

2002 Taittinger Comtes

2001 G. Conterno Monfortino

2002 G. Conterno Monfortino

2006 Jamet Cote-Rotie

2003 Montrose

And the overall wine for me would be 1 of 2 Chapoutier Le Pavillon. (But the lesser bottle still would have made this list.

There is one wine scheduled for NYE very unlikely to crack this list, but which does have a non-theoretical shot.  

 

Great lists so far!

I think we’re talking about oranges and tangerines.  The question for me isn’t when Year 1 starts; I agree that there is no Year 0.  But rather, when does a decade or century begin?  I think it’s Jan 1, 2010 to Dec 31, 2019 or Jan 1, 1900 to Dec 31, 1999.  Anyway, we may just agree to disagree on this one.

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