Oldest wine you´ve ever bought?


Hello; The last day we spent in Nice last week, a courier rang the door and delivered my catches from the recent iDealWine auction. In a sturdy box was the Oldest wine I ever bought - a C de Layon from 1949 (we are the same age). I hope it is in drinking condition, although I have a back-up bottle. It may be - no doubt it has both acidity and sugar in plenty, and mayhap oak. We´ll see on Nov 25th. It is not the most expensive bottle, that still remains the Moulin Tuchais 1959 I bought for the inheritance of old cousin Astrid (may she rest in peace, poor thing)
This leads me to the question: what is the oldest wine YOU have ever bought? Not counting sherries frpm soleras started in 1830, I somehow think that is, if not cheating, at least playing with a gently stacked deck of cards ...
So out with it. Tell me about that undrinkable bottle of Mouton-Cadet 1937, or the Beaujolais Noveau saved by your grandfather for a special occasion - or a 1947 Petru.
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Hello ... If any, I´d make a bid for the 1949 Mouin Touchais (for obvious reasons) ...
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Nils Gustaf
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My oldest, that my wife got for me, remains my birth year Moulin Touchais (1959). Maybe when I'm fifty, perhaps . . . David > The oldest wine I've bought is a lowly 1975 Gruaud-Larose. I'm still > only 4 years out of college, and my fascination and appreciation of > wine is greater than my budget for it. However, I tend to spend a lot > less on trips, photography, and all of my other interests during > Maine's 7-month long winter, and therefore tend to budget more for > wine. Note my posting history here: I always post a lot more in the > winter. > > A local shop has a bottle of 1925 Maury that I've had my eyes on for > awhile. $220 price tag. I do not remember the producer. However, > when I spoke to the shop owner about this, it sounded rather > intriguing. > > - Chris >
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> what is the oldest wine YOU have ever bought?
Barolo 1937 Giacomo Borgogno, acquired in Italy. I also could have bought a Chianti Brolio 1923, but it was standing uprght, has lost its colour (looked klike a white wine), the colour probably having clamped in the bottom like pieces of coal or black truffles. Never had seen such a thing before or again.
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In article , nils. lindgren@NOTAVALIDADRESS.se says... > >Hello; >The last day we spent in Nice last week, a courier rang the door and >delivered my catches from the recent iDealWine auction. In a sturdy box was >the Oldest wine I ever bought - a C de Layon from 1949 (we are the same >age). I hope it is in drinking condition, although I have a back-up bottle. >It may be - no doubt it has both acidity and sugar in plenty, and mayhap >oak. We´ll see on Nov 25th. >It is not the most expensive bottle, that still remains the Moulin Tuchais >1959 I bought for the inheritance of old cousin Astrid (may she rest in >peace, poor thing) > >This leads me to the question: what is the oldest wine YOU have ever bought? >Not counting sherries frpm soleras started in 1830, I somehow think that is, >if not cheating, at least playing with a gently stacked deck of cards ... > >So out with it. Tell me about that undrinkable bottle of Mouton-Cadet 1937, >or the Beaujolais Noveau saved by your grandfather for a special occasion - >or a 1947 Petru. > >Cheers > >Nils Gustaf
Taylor '48 Vintage Port. Purchased many years before, to be served at my wife's 50th. Excellent, though a touch below the Taylor '63 IMO. Even with a fabulous meal, wonderful guests, and a grand occasion, I judged my '63 to just edge it out for MY best Port experience. Oldest consumed: 1893 Leacock Madeiria - also wonderful. Oldest currently owned: '63 Taylor, Graham, Croft, Warre, Quinta Noval. Only Taylor has been tasted by me.
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