I’m a big fan of mature red wine from various regions, but with my somewhat limited budget, often find classic, old fashioned wine with secondary flavours very hard to come by in my price range and was wondering if any members have any recommendations on the TWS list that they’d like to share with others.
I’ve just placed a bottle of Château Fonstesteau, Haut-Medoc 1998 in my basket with my next order. The reason I chose to buy just the one bottle is because I strongly suspect it needs drinking up now. It’s two decades old and I have a feeling that if the Society’s buyers were to purchase the most recent vintage, they’d put a window of now til 2025 ( ish ) on it. For the price though, it’s well worth a punt.
Does anybody remember the mature Rioja offer from about four years ago?
They purchased all the stock from a restaurant in Spain that had gone into liquidation and there were some absolute once in a lifetime gems in there, bottles from the 60s and even 50s at prices that were very reasonable.
Also, the allocating system worked really well. If you were a regular customer who wanted a few nice bottles you got what you wanted. If, on the other hand, you just had deep pockets and wanted to hoover up all the best wines at a knock down price you’d have been out of luck. I remember a thread on a wine related forum were several members were moaning that the four of five cases they’d ordered hadn’t been allocated to them.
I realise that these kinds of purchase opportunities come along only once every blue moon, but it would be great if the Society kept an ear to the ground for when these come up.
Anyway, I’m waffling now, so getting back on track, do you know any gems on the list?