As I have said before I am selling later this year most of my “good stuff” almost all of which is in bond, for reasons I have explained .
I needed to put together all my wines and retired to CellarTracker for the task, most are on there now and the residue will follow soon, no everyday wines have gone up as they don’t hang around long enough anyway !
Today I put up this wine…
I purchased just three bottles awhile ago, at great expense, in fact per bottle it is the most expensive wine I have purchased apart frrom a couple of other wines many moons ago.
Unusually I made rough notes on this one, I do make some notes but to be honest being analytical with a wine in front of me rather spoils the enjoyment, yes say what you think to others and listen back, but writing and drinking when I am supposed to be enjoying the wine and the company is a bit off putting.
Anyway I did write notes and put them up on CellarTracker for what that is worth.
But I have a pretty good memory for good wines at all the price points, so this did stay in the old grey matter as one to remember.
What one has to try and put out of ones mind when drinking wine like this is the cost because it influences your judgement, especially at this level, this is one of those wines and producer whom one never hears a bad word about, all is sublime and in honesty it was very enjoyable, probably needs more time and the other two bottles will bear this out or not.
Yet thinking back to when it was consumed on my wifes birthday which unfortunately for me is Halloween, frog and toad etc, I find it difficult to put this bottle anywhere near the best wines iv’e drunk, of course we go back to personal taste subjectiveness etc and someone else will have a different view on it, but in the end the price does come into it, not at the time of drinking but on reflection it is an awful lot of money for a wine that failed to deliver a better experience than quite a few £20 bottles that have passed my way.
The trouble with buying this type of wine is the chance of tasting first is nil, so reputation as written over the years is all you have to go on, amazingly CellarTracker reviews on this wine do vary a lot with many thinking quid pro quo it is not worth the money, I hope to be proved wrong with those two other bottles some time in the future, though my experience with very good,( on paper) Barolo’s does not hold out that much hope.