Wine 13

Buying old versus cellaring.

budnball | Jun 27, 2012 04:25 PM

Jason's recent post about a 1985 Ahlgren Cab got me wondering. How much do we pay for age? I have about 10 case storage capacity which sounds large until I bought 2 cases of port. Unless I win a lottery bonanza, I am not ever going to have a proper wine cellar. And At age 54 I don't have time to wait for a wine 30 years. I had a bottle of Castello Di Bossi Corbaia 2007 which I bought from the Wine Library. The notes suggested this wine would hit maturity 2017-2027 Since I

bought 3 bottles, I cracked this one at a freinds bolognese dinner Damn Fine stuff!

So I guess my question is first to those of you who don't have room, Do you ever buy 20 year old wine? 30?

And second, how much do we pay in storage and such when we buy old vintages? This assumes that we are purchasing from a well established wine merchant.

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