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What's the oldest bottle currently in your cellar?

by Jeff B » Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:14 am

And when do you plan to pop the cork on it? :)

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Re: What's the oldest bottle currently in your cellar?

by Jay Labrador » Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:26 am

1964 Blandy Boal Madeira, 1964 Broadbent Bual Madeira, 1964 Faustino I Gran Reserva. Will open when I turn 50. I also have a couple of NV Broadbent Terrantez that are supposed to be over 50 years old.
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Re: What's the oldest bottle currently in your cellar?

by Noel Ermitano » Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:34 am

Currently the 1964 Faustino I Gran Reserva, of which I have several. Since I and my partner distribute this locally, I open one whenever I feel like it.
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Re: What's the oldest bottle currently in your cellar?

by Salil » Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:56 am

A pair of 1959 Bordeaux - one Calon Segur, the other Beychevelle.

I plan on opening the Calon at an old Bordeaux-themed dinner in a couple of weeks. No idea when I'll break into the Beychevelle, but likely soon.
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Re: What's the oldest bottle currently in your cellar?

by Tom V » Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:05 am

1961 Fossi Chianti Classico Riserva

I have several of these, a few years ago they were still very nice, have to open one soon.
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Re: What's the oldest bottle currently in your cellar?

by Howie Hart » Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:28 am

1975 Lafite - 3 left from a case purchased in 1978 for $29.95/bottle. I plan on opening them in 2015, 2020 and 2025.
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Re: What's the oldest bottle currently in your cellar?

by Tom Troiano » Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:31 am

Purchased - 1963 port

Waiting for my 50th birthday to drink!!

Gifts - some misc. 1940s red Burgs and red Bordeaux (nothing special, more of a novelty)
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Re: What's the oldest bottle currently in your cellar?

by Peter May » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:19 am

1971 Château Bellevue Bordeaux Supérieur in half bottle.


Probably long past it .......
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by David M. Bueker » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:24 am

1970 Graham's Port

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by Carl Eppig » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:05 am

1995 Pacenti Primo-Ripaccioli P. Luigi, Brunello Di Montalcino. Next year.
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Re: What's the oldest bottle currently in your cellar?

by Fredrik L » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:40 am

1876 Tokaji Eszencia. Does not look too tempting...

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Re: What's the oldest bottle currently in your cellar?

by Dale Williams » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:45 am

1929 Poujeaux (2 bottles), opening one later this month. How that one shows will determine other's fate.
After that a ;58 Vallana Spanna, and a few 1959s (Betsy's birthyear, will hold at least one for her 60th).
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Re: What's the oldest bottle currently in your cellar?

by Jim Grow » Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:23 am

1983 Cockburn's Port. Never. I'll probably trade it for a Cal. Cabernet to someone at MoCool sometime. My tastes have moved away from Port.
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Re: What's the oldest bottle currently in your cellar?

by Ryan M » Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:51 am

One bottle of the 1981 Rieussec, to be openned when I (and it) turn 50.
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Re: What's the oldest bottle currently in your cellar?

by Jon Leifer » Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:16 pm

1982 Ch Margaux
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Re: What's the oldest bottle currently in your cellar?

by Paul Winalski » Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:23 pm

1834 Barbeito Bual Madiera. To be opened on its 200th birthday.

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Re: What's the oldest bottle currently in your cellar?

by Mark Lipton » Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:45 pm

Salil wrote:A pair of 1959 Bordeaux - one Calon Segur, the other Beychevelle.

I plan on opening the Calon at an old Bordeaux-themed dinner in a couple of weeks. No idea when I'll break into the Beychevelle, but likely soon.


*hint hint* Care to guess at my birthyear, Salil? :mrgreen:

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Re: What's the oldest bottle currently in your cellar?

by Mark Lipton » Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:47 pm

1961 Ch. Beychevelle. As to when it gets opened, I can't say -- it's Jean's. :D

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Re: What's the oldest bottle currently in your cellar?

by Ian Sutton » Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:31 pm

1961 and 1962 Borgogno Barolo Riserva
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Re: What's the oldest bottle currently in your cellar?

by Salil » Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:40 pm

Mark Lipton wrote:
Salil wrote:A pair of 1959 Bordeaux - one Calon Segur, the other Beychevelle.

I plan on opening the Calon at an old Bordeaux-themed dinner in a couple of weeks. No idea when I'll break into the Beychevelle, but likely soon.


*hint hint* Care to guess at my birthyear, Salil? :mrgreen:

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Re: What's the oldest bottle currently in your cellar?

by Jenise » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:40 pm

Some 1900 malmseys, two bottles of the Madeira that was served at Prince Charles' investiture as prince of Wales, can't recall the year off hand, and some 54 Terrantezes. On the regular side, a 46 champagne; after that, we're into the 60's with a few bottles of Bordeaux.
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Re: What's the oldest bottle currently in your cellar?

by Jeff B » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:59 pm

Wow, I'm envious of all the great bottles everyone has!

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Re: What's the oldest bottle currently in your cellar?

by JC (NC) » Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:34 am

1994 Lafite, one bottle
I plan to open it sometime in 2014 at the two-decade mark.
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Re: What's the oldest bottle currently in your cellar?

by Ted Richards » Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:08 am

The oldest bottle: two 1948 Barbeito Malvasia Madeiras, on my (and their) 65th birthday.

The oldest wine: a minute fraction of a Harvey's 1844 Solera Madeira. Alas. I won't be likely around for its 200th, so I'll have to open it 'prematurely' :D

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