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Help! Need your best recs for champagne/dessert wines from 2003 for my anniversary.

a213b | Jan 28, 201110:10 AM

So my wife and I married in 2003, and I don't know why I haven't thought of it before, but a week or so ago I was thinking about what to do for this anniversary and had the (in my own mind, at least) brilliant idea of buying several bottles of something special from the 2003 vintage for us to celebrate.

Here's where it gets interesting, though -- we are both in our VERY early 30s, so I've decided instead of getting a variety I'd like to focus on just one ... something that we won't necessarily have every year, but that we can enjoy a bottle of every few years or so (say 5 - 10). I think it would be really, REALLY cool to have this be our special way of celebrating milestone anniversaries; and just as cool will be how we can taste the wine incrementally as it ages, really detecting the changes it undergoes as it matures and ages.

So ... that being said, I am certainly looking for something really, really special. And since we both quite enjoy champagne (not too dry, please) and dessert wines, that's where I was thinking we should focus. We also are very partial to German Rieslings (as you can see we both have "sweet teeth").

I found it interesting reading the Chateau d'Yquem 2003 thread, as that was one of the first things that popped to mind, and I can imagine how cool it would be taste 60 years from now.

I can't think of anything else, but feel free to chime in with thoughts and questions in addition to recs.

Ready. Set. GO! (and thanks!)

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