We have all had that ‘Oh, man, if only I had bought that bottle back then’ moment. The guy who brags that he bought a case of Bordeaux, Barolo, Napa Cab or whatever 10 years ago for practically nothing and now it’s drinking like silk and if you wanted to buy it today you’d have to take a second mortgage on your home.
Well, we think that this is one of those moments in time. We have heard many of you express an interest in starting to collect some wines, but the initial investment can be really overwhelming, and that mixed with where to start, makes many stop before they even begin.
There is also a question of collecting as investment versus collecting to enjoy a wine in the future. This Fieuzal may or may not increase all that much in terms of monetary investment, but it will increase dramatically in terms of being able to enjoy an old Bordeaux at a fraction of the comparable price.
When we tasted it last week, we all immediately thought this would be a great bottle to lay down for 10 years and it wouldn’t break the bank.
But in collecting, and aging wine, you don’t just want one bottle. Believe me, I’ve made that mistake, and after drinking that 1 bottle wished I had some more. We recommend at least three. That way, you can go back to it again the next year or in 5 years to see how it’s evolved.
Chateau Fieuzal 2011, Regularly $65, now $50 (presale)
Offer expires 10/17/17
Chateau Fieuzal has been around since they started making wines in Bordeaux. Located in the Pessac-Léognan appellation of Graves, they were awarded the official status of Graves Grands Cru Classé in 1959. In its 400 year plus of a working winery, the Chateau has only had 6 owners.
This wine is only available for presale and will not last.
91 Pts James Suckling
“A wine with blueberry and currant character, plus hints of spices and minerals. The polished quality of the tannins is very impressive. Full body, pretty fruit and a silky-textured finish. Needs two or three years to come together completely but shows outstanding potential for the vintage.”
90 Pts Wine Spectator
“Slightly rugged in feel, with pebbly, briary hints along the edges and a core of dark plum skin, steeped currant and tobacco leaf notes. The grippy finish lets the plum skin element take the lead. Best from 2016 through 2021. 6,665 cases made.“
Quantities are limited. All orders need to be secured with a credit card.