What is your best wine ever?

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david shaw
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Post by david shaw » Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:57 pm

Another 3 for the raod..78 Forts de la Latour, 07 Pure Sang..on the day that D D left this earth..and 05 Tete de Cuvee Pinot N with Peter F on the doorstep of the farm overlloking H-EN ARD.. :)

Leah Amir
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Post by Leah Amir » Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:28 pm

I'm mainly a Burgundy girl but the 1961 Palmer I had last year was mind bending

Dave Nerland
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Post by Dave Nerland » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:55 am

Has to be 1959 DRC LaTache. Drank the whole bottle by myself.

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Post by Thomas Keim » Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:33 am

I think time and place has as much to do with memories as anything else -

A 1959 Petrus that fillled a 5,000 square foot store with the smell of cocoa - a '78 Crystal that turned me into a father - and a case of '83 d'Yquem that was shipped to me in the heat of the summer with corks popped out - a replacement case was sent the next day overnight - told that I didn't have to send the damaged case back, so I spent the next week floating in the pool with my brother - each with our own bottle of d'Yquem, after d'Yquem, after d'Yquem. My brother who was visiting me at the time and not a big wine drinker remarked.... "This is what God's semen must taste like..."

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Post by Tony Velebil » Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:45 am

Tough...but here are a couple:

67 Chateau yquem - stunning. My first ever Sauternes. I will never forget that wine.

90 Krug - last year on Valentine's Day on a stunningly warm and clear Bay Area day. We sat out overlooking Tomales Bay eating fresh oysters and sipping Krug on the roadside.

And probably 89 La Mission Haut Brion

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Post by Christer Byklum » Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:15 pm

I see many can't narrow it down, (and neither can I actually), so here is a few more....

1962 Vega Sicilia Unico
1964 Vega Sicilia Unico
1986 Lafite Rothschild
1986 Mouton Rothschild
1928 Yquem
1926 Mouton Rothschild
2001 Yquem
1976 Penfolds Grange
1961 Mouton Rothschild
1968 Cheval Blanc, believe it or not, but a half bottle in a hotelroom in Bordeaux on a sad and rainy day was just perfection......
1990 Montrose is really good
1988 Salon and Krug has something really special.....

And more....

David Glasser
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Post by David Glasser » Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:07 pm

I have to pick only one?

OK, '59 Lafite.

But there are a half-dozen still vibrant in my memory that might be my pick on any other given day.

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Post by Francois Audouze » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:28 am

1845 Cyprus Commandaria is probably the most complex wine that I have ever tasted, with a length that never ends

1864 Montrachet Bouchard was completely amazing and moved me physically

1861 Yquem is my best ever Yquem with an original cork (amazing) which plays an enormous role in keeping the taste

1899 Musigny Coron Père & Fils is the perfection in Burgundy, and I would add 1929 Richebourg DRC and 1945 Romanée Conti

1945 Bollinger is among my greatest champagne with 1949 Cristal and 1959 Salon

1945 Mouton is "the" absolute perfection of Bordeaux wine

1961 La Chapelle Hermitage is conform to its legend

I could add more but I stop :rolleyes:

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Post by laurent gibet » Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:56 am

François,

What about the Krug collection 64 we shared ? :rolleyes:

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Post by Francois Audouze » Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:20 am

Laurent,
Some champagnes have been more emotional that this excellent Krug Collection 1964

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Post by Bob Bressler » Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:11 pm

As noted, when you don't have these wines side by side, it is hard to compare. However, I fondly remember
1941 Inglenook
1948 Cheval Blanc (yes, 48 - François and I disagreed)
1959 Lafite
2001 DRC RSV - for me the 01s are magical with just the right balance of secondary characteristics and fruit.
2001 Bressler (what do you expect?)

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