Joined: May 2006
|Quote (Louis @ June 10 2007,11:51)|
|Carlsonjok and Albatrossity2,|
|Back in the early 1990s, on the advice of a friend, I put away a few bottles of Margaux. I finally opened a 1989 Prieure-Lichine last year and it was fabulous. I have a couple of 1988s that I am eyeing laviciously and a 2001 that I just stored away.|
|My tasting notes indicate that we had the 1949, 1953, 1955, 1959 and 1961. The '49 and '53 were stunning,|
Of course you must now realise that I hate you both with envy inspired passion that borders on the holy! :angry:
Well, if it is any consolation, I lucked into them. I had no idea what I was buying. I just did it, as I said, on advice. FWIW, I also bought a 1987, which is considered a pretty poor vintage. I only wish I had been into wine when the 2000 were released. Those are supposed to be classics.
Also FWIW, I was green with envy at the vertical tasting Albatrossity did. I am probably not enough of an oneophile to truly appreciate such an opportunity, but I sure wouldn't turn it down either. I really need some rich friends like that. Unfortunately, most of our friends are broke-ass horse people who like wine from a box and think Michelob is a high-end beer.
It's natural to be curious about our world, but the scientific method is just one theory about how to best understand it. We live in a democracy, which means we should treat every theory equally. - Steven Colbert, I Am America (and So Can You!)