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Good News! Beringer Private Reserve now in half bottles...

by Jeff B » Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:24 pm

And only $700 or so for a case... :shock:
http://www.beringer.com/2003-Beringer-P ... lley-375ml

I love half bottles. And have always enjoyed the Private Reserve. These are perfect for sharing with a loved one when a full bottle is just too much.

Anyone else a fan of the Private Reserve? What's the best bottle you've ever had?

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Re: Good News! Beringer Private Reserve now in half bottles...

by Lou Kessler » Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:55 pm

95 & 97. In fact I still have a few bottles of the 97 left to drink. :D Forgot the 2001 was delightful also.
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Re: Good News! Beringer Private Reserve now in half bottles...

by Jon Leifer » Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:22 am

Lou: I am a longtime fan of Beringr PR cab as well as a former stockholder in Beringer..I have had mixed results with the 97 PR..some bottles were magnificent, others disappointing..My favorties were from the early 90's ie, 91, 92
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Re: Good News! Beringer Private Reserve now in half bottles...

by Bill Spohn » Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:44 pm

Jeff B wrote:I love half bottles. And have always enjoyed the Private Reserve. These are perfect for sharing with a loved one when a full bottle is just too much.


"when a full bottle is just too much"???

I am unfamiliar with this phenomenon (cue Samuel Johnson and Pepys rolling in their graves).

I never buy half bottles of red wine if I can avoid it as the ageing curve is shortened and the volume is too small to share with others.
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Re: Good News! Beringer Private Reserve now in half bottles...

by Brian Gilp » Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:05 pm

Yowsa, $65 for a half! I can find 750s of things I like very much for that price. I have not had a Beringer PR cab since I think the 1998 which I got for a song. I liked them but price kept me away and obviously kept getting higher.
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Re: Good News! Beringer Private Reserve now in half bottles...

by Jeff B » Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:56 pm

Bill Spohn wrote:
Jeff B wrote:I love half bottles. And have always enjoyed the Private Reserve. These are perfect for sharing with a loved one when a full bottle is just too much.


"when a full bottle is just too much"???

I am unfamiliar with this phenomenon (cue Samuel Johnson and Pepys rolling in their graves).

I never buy half bottles of red wine if I can avoid it as the ageing curve is shortened and the volume is too small to share with others.


Seeing that it's just my love an I sharing an evening bottle, a half is more than enough for us. I like them. I have several half bottles of champagne as well. I actually wish more halves were available for the higher cuvees.

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Re: Good News! Beringer Private Reserve now in half bottles...

by Bill Spohn » Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:16 pm

Advice - buy a half bottle of something and then keep the bottle so you can buy full bottles of good wine (longer lived and no surcharge for the different size) and just decant half into the small bottle, to be drunk the next day.

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