The arrival of the 2015 Bordeaux en-primeur wines got me musing once again on my ever-growing list of wines in storage that will one day give great pleasure.
It’s part of the fun of wine buying to amass a rich and varied cellar, but sometimes I have to stop and wonder when on earth I’ll actually get round to drinking, and perhaps there needs to come a time where I stop buying such wines. Looking at my list right now, I have 73 bottles ‘pending’ from EP campaigns, and 475 in my reserves, waiting for just the right moment. It’s a little excessive really, but luckily I’m stil young enough to look forward to some cracking birthday parties!
I have about 12 cases that need drinking in the next couple of years - mostly Thalabert which means I need to get on with organising a vertical tasting. But my 40th will be a cracker!
Burgundy, Barolo, Rhone wines all coming into their peak in the next 5 years means I’ll have no shortage of wines to celebrate my fifth decade.
For my 45th it looks like I’ll be focussing on Boardeaux reds, lots at their peak then!
And, at the moment at least, when I’m 50 I can finally enjoy some of the sweet and fortified wines I’ve been saving, as well as a few of the longer-lived Rhone and Bordeaux wines.
Clearly I am not going to stop adding to this feast but it does make me think I sholud plan a little better, rather than the ‘yes please everything’ approach I’ve had so far.
Ah who am I kidding…
Anyway, what milestones do you have that you’ll be toasting with the wines in your reserves?