- posted 14 years ago
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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