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Your heaviest bottle?


#1

Just finished a bottle of Jean Claude Mas, Astélia, Pezenas 2016 (Aldi). Carrying the bottle home - I didn’t have a plastic bag - I thought it felt weighty - so I put it on the scales, empty. 950 grams, no less.

For comparison a Waitrose own label chianti was 416g, empty.

Gives a new meaning to ‘a wine with gravitas’.


Weekend Drinking thread [15 June 18]
#2

In the 75cl size probably a bottle of the Grahams 1972 single harvest Tawny - there is about 2 inches of solid glass at the base of the bottle!


#3

Prima 2000 from the Mitjavile stable of wines.
A heavy as a house brick and sadly for me, the wine was a disappointment.


#4

A magnum of A Mano Rioja from Bodegas LAN - I passed the empty magnum to the other end of the table asking if they’d like some - they poured and couldn’t believe that nothing came out. It felt full!


#5

Got this empty bottle out of the garage… Mate Cuvee from Raspi, remembered it was quite heavy, over 1.7 kilos it turns out.


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#6

I have a bottle on my desk for this weekend that i’m astonished at the weight of - will get it on the scales later and see what it comes out at!


#7

I never weighed them, but the Saint-Peray Domaine du Tunnel come in a real tank of a bottle - they also do a premium version called “Pur-Blanc” which is even heavier! The wine is also heavenly :slight_smile:


#8

The picture here is for the cheaper Catena, but the Historic rows is heavier and fatter than a Champagne bottle. Looking forward to it!


#9

Trinity Hill Homage:

https://www.trinityhill.com/product/15HOMAGE%20NZ/2015-homage-syrah

1062g


#10

I had a bottle of this over Christmas

… the bottle alone weighed in at 1.2kg

The wine itself was almost as weighty … but with LOTS of air (24 hours +) it eventually mellowed enough to drink.


#11

Craggy Range “Sophia” weighing in at 1780 grams. Do I get a prize :wink:


#12

it weighed that when empty??


#13

Oh no. Gutted. Teach me not to read properly. Still, feels abnormally heavy, Jancis Robinson went on a bit of a rant about it when reviewing the wine, she doesn’t like her NHBs. What the 1.7 kilo one empty (upthread) must have felt like I’ve no idea.


#14

Consolation prize then … you get to drink it :slight_smile:


#15

@tonythepony hm is that a recommendation for the 2016 EP?


#16

It feels like a full bottle… I am planning on showing it to people for a fiver… :slight_smile:


#17

Having an organisation of my Phone today and found this, living life on the edge!

This was a weighty one. Bordeaux Jeroboam, certainly over 2kg.


#18

916g


#19

Not a thread record but a personal record at about 921 grams:

Photo taken from Cellartracker - mine’s buried in the recycling bin now…


#20

1.2kg is my record so far. It was a S. American wine with some pretensions, though I can’t recall which.

If you can make champagne bottles that weigh 850g (I’ve just weighed one), then what excuse is there for these dreadnoughts? That 1.76kg monster that @szaki1974 posted must be a world record!