Super Expensive Bucket List Wines

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Krug Clos d’Ambonnay

Staying in France for just a moment, let’s take a look at the ultimate luxury wine: Champagne. Why would I characterize Champagne like this? For the most part, Champagne is a blend designed for consistency and thus it tends not to express terroir or vintage character, two traits that are essential for truly great wine.

On the other hand, single vineyard vintage Champagne does show both, but you’ll need to pony up the Benjamins if you want to add this wine to your bucket list. Krug is one of the greatest Champagne houses, Clos d’Ambonnay one of the greatest vineyards. Put them together and we’re talking mortgage payment folks.

There have only been three vintages made of Krug Clos d’Ambonnay. At this price, how can you blame the folks at Krug? A tight supply is the best way to maintain a floor on pricing, and that is one hand-rubbed, old growth forest Mahogany floor if I’ve ever seen one.

Krug Clos d’Ambonnay: 1995 - $3,500 1996 - $2,200 1998 - $1,800

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  • This is a list that makes you drooling :)
    From this list I have tasted two wines in the past: the 1989 Unico Riserva and the 2001 Le Pin. I have also tasted DRC Romanée Conti before, but the 2003 vintage. Personally I would like to add to this list the following wines (all ready to drink but may improve over time): Masseto 2001,Pingus 1999, Screaming Eagle 1997 & 2007, and Colgin IX Propr.Red Estate 2002. Making a short-list is never easy and I am sure I am leaving out some wines that would easily make it on the list, but this is what comes to mind so far. If you got the money, ENJOY !!!

    Jul 06, 2012 at 4:10 AM

  • I find that one of lifes ironies as you reach your 50's is that you finally can afford to buy great wines, though at great prices, only to be told they will be at their peak between 2022 and 2034, by which time you might be six feet under!

    Jul 06, 2012 at 4:49 AM

  • Snooth User: ssolot
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    Just celebrated my 75th birthday where my son presented me with my birthday present: a
    1997 bottle of La Tache!!!. I can now die happy!!!!

    Jul 11, 2012 at 4:38 PM

  • Snooth User: Jason Lewis
    1118618 19

    Certainly wouldn't be MY "bucket list" wines, but this is why we all have our own individual palates . . . besides, I've had all those, though perhaps not in these specific vintages.

    Jul 12, 2012 at 9:12 PM

  • Snooth User: Helen Poole
    1337036 29

    woww... it's nice

    Aug 30, 2013 at 5:33 AM

  • Snooth User: anvilpep
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    Sep 24, 2013 at 12:47 AM

  • good one

    Sep 27, 2013 at 1:55 AM

  • It's interesting

    Oct 07, 2013 at 12:02 AM

  • well

    Jan 21, 2014 at 1:00 AM

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