LOL!! It's not all that high priced, I try hard to get good QPR wines, and always look to see what the stuff sells for on the market and auctions. If I can buy below those numbers, ie: the value is higher than the price and I like the wine, and it's not a crazy cult priced wine, I try to get a few bottles. You'll see none of the crazy stuff in my cellar like Screaming Eagle, Petrus, Scarecrow, etc, don't have any first growth French wines either, just can't justify the prices, and frankly, don't think that in good conscience I could enjoy a bottle of wine that costs that much. I have lucked out on a few wines that I purchased futures on, which sell relatively inexpensively, and if they rate highly, sell for way more that you pay. I also can go the other way.
Nice! Happy anniversary! Cooking up anything good to go with that?My Dad / Stepmom have been keeping themselves happy with old wine. Dad bought futures on French wines in the 80’s and has a pretty impressive collection of them. I’ve been bringing them eggs from my chickens and fresh produce from a nearby farmer that‘s selling to the public while restaurants are closed. Yesterday he “reimbursed” me with a bottle of wine, knowing I’d never take his money, but wouldn’t turn down a bottle of wine.
It‘s been standing in our cellar overnight to settle the sediment, today is our anniversary, so we’ll enjoy it tonight.
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Thank you Jim! Yes, gonna do some 8 oz. SRF gold filets in the sous vide for a few hours with a quick hot sear in a cast iron pan, served with some sautéed squash. Salad will be a burrata / tomato/ fresh basil with glazed fig balsamic vinegar drizzle.Nice! Happy anniversary! Cooking up anything good to go with that?
The 1986 was no slouch either!!@Johnd all I can say is wow! I'm pretty sure I wrote about my experience with Gruaud Larose in a previous post, but it's worth mentioning again. In the early 90's my wife received a 1985 vintage bottle as a gift from a client at work. I put it down in the cellar and just forgot about it, other than it was French wine, I really had no idea what it was. In the late 90's a friend was over at the house and I decided to open the bottle, neither of us knew what we were about to experience, he drank wine but had no idea about anything other than typical grocery store bottles. After the first sip went down we just looked at each other in amazement, the flavors of the fruit and tannin that started in the mouth and sensations went all the way down the throat. I'm not implying that it's the best wine in the world, my commercial wine tasting is somewhat limited, but to this day, I've never experienced anything like that at any price point.