Could you list some high-end red wine?


Dom Romanee Conti Le Tache, Guigal Cote Rotie La Ladonne, La Mouline etc, Turley Zinfandels and Petite Syrahs, Caymus Special Selection Cabernet, Sassicaia, Penfold's Grange Hermitage, Vega Sicilia. These are fairly representative of high end wines with limited distribution and unlimited coast.
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Joe \"Beppe\"Rosenberg

Burgundy: Romanee-Conti, Leroy Rhone: Guigal's LaLas (single-vyd Cote-Roties), Chave Hermitage, Chapoutier Ermitage, Henri Bonneau Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Ch. Beaucastel Hommage a Jacques Perrin Spain: Vega Sicilia, Pingus Piedmont: Gaja Barbaresco, Sori Tildin and San Lorenzo Tuscany: Sassicaia, Ornellaia, etc. California: Screaming Eagle, Bryant Family, Marcassin, Araujo Australia: Penfolds Grange, Clarendon Hills Astralis
Note: I interpret "high end" as meaning expensive, scarce and in high demand -- not as any indication of what I like. Should that not be what you meant by the term, please clarify.
Mark Lipton
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Mark Lipton

And Mark, if you're looking for a Christmas present for me, Jayer's Vosne-Romanee Crox Parantoux with round out the basket with my DRC Romanee-Conti and Leroy Chambertin very nicely.
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DaleW

If you want some of the most high end red wine, you may have to buy it at auction, and it could take a few years to find some of it. Below are a few of the most famous.
Chateau Mouton-Rothschild 1945; Chateau Latour 1870; Chateau Cheval-Blanc 1947; Musigny Vieilles Vignes 1949, Comte de Vogue; Le Romanee-Conti 1945; La Tache 1945; Very old(late 1800's to 1945) Biondi-Santi Brunello from a few select years(not recent ones); Quinta do Noval Vintage Port 1931;
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cwdjrxyz

$50 no longer gets one to top shelf at most wine stores.
get a copy of macurthur licquor catalogue.
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gerald

Depends on what you mean by 'high-end', I guess. I see some Gaja products starting at about $65 in Ohio. They go up from there.
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uraniumcommittee

I understand to enter certain areas of fine wine shops where they keep "rare wines" they check you out with Dun & Bradstreet first. I've heard that in LA they sell rare wines on an "are you worthy basis"---not only do they check out your credit--they send someone to visit your cellar and interview "friends" to make sure you are a real collector and have wine properly stored. It doesn't hurt if the last film project you were in grossed 60 mil
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Joe \"Beppe\"Rosenberg

"Mark Lipton" wrote ..............
Hey Dale
Count me in on that Cheval Blanc deal (my dream bottle for my 60th next year!)
From a couple "business deals" I have available (cash of course!) 2 million Colombian Pesos and 5 million Iranian Rial.
Will that cover it?
st.h
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st.helier

"cwdjrxyz" wrote in news:1140583439.556716.217740 @g43g2000cwa.googlegroups.com:
OH, no, you have forgotten Latour 1961!!!
S. ;-)
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Santiago

No, in fact I have 3 bottles of Latour 1961 and one of 1945. However the 1870, from the very cold cellar in a castle of the late Queen Mother of England, has been reported to be in top form. The 1870 Latour was one of the most slow Latours to mature that is known, and the very cold cellar helped. A little of this was sold at auction many years ago. It is likely to come up for auction again only when some collector dies or has financial troubles. It may or may not be a bit better than the 61 or 45, but it tops them in rarity and snob appeal.
There are several other wines one could mention such as Lafite 1959, Margaux 1953, Petrus 1961, etc., but these, even if as good as some on the list, do not have quite the rarity and high price as most I mentioned.
The major wine auctions are quite democratic. Even an exceedingly rare Tokay Essence over 100 years old or a bottle of classic Constantia from the 1700s or early 1800s. will be sold to anyone who offers the most money. You can even bid by phone or mail. I doubt if any of the Hollywood snob restaurants and wine sellers mentioned by others have the selection of rare wines offered by the top auction houses in the UK and USA. The way to handle waiters and sales persons who are not polite is to see the manager and explain the situation. If the manager does not correct the situation, just leave the store or restaurant. There are plenty of other firms that know how to be polite.
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cwdjrxyz

Nearly any type of rare or high-priced item is likely to be copied and passed off as the real thing. Expensive watches, fine crystal, expensive perfumes, and paintings are very often copied and passed off as real. The Domaine de la Romanee-Conti has had several of their wines copied and passed, especially in the far East. They have been using individual bottle numbers for years, so if several bottles with the wrong or same number turn up, that gives them some clue where to look. Scotch was often copied and passed in the far East between the two world wars. The 1945 Romanee-Conti is outstanding, quite rare even for Romanee-Conti, and the last great Romanee-Conti before the old vines had to be removed after WWII. There had not been enough chemicals during the war to protect the vines. It was then many years before great Romaiee-Conti was made again. If one wins the lottery, the only somewhat safe way to buy this wine is to do so at auction when a collector dies, and you may have to look for a few years. There should be a complete paper trail from the day the wine was first sold until the present. The wine trade likely has no more of this sort of thing than many other trades. However, there are several new suckers born every minute, so there likely always will be those who are happy to relieve them of some money in any way possible.
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cwdjrxyz

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