Super Expensive Bucket List Wines

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Vega Sicilia Unico

I now turn to Spain, if only because I’ve already mentioned several Italian wines in a previous bucket list email. Spain is a great source of value wines, though over the past several years, its top end wines have begun to receive much more attention from wine lovers and bucket list makers.

For the most part, this is a new development. One Spanish wine, Vega Sicilia, has long been recognized as one the nation’s top wines. Perhaps there are more contenders for that title today, but if you go back a few vintages you’ll find that Vega Sicilia was once the undisputed star of the Spanish wine scene. While Vega Sicilia doesn’t quite reach the heights of the truly ridiculously priced wines today, it’s a candidate to make it there someday soon. Vega Sicilia is a late release wine, so I’m listing the current release 2002, a modestly mature 1990 and the monumental 1968.

Vega Sicilia Unico: 2002 - $380 1990 - $350 1968 - $1,200

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Super Expensive Bucket List Wines

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Château le Pin Red Bordeaux Blend Pomerol (2001)
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Krug Clos d'Ambonnay (1995)
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Vega Sicilia Unico (1989)
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Bruno Giacosa Barolo Collina Rionda Riserva (1993)
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Bruno Giacosa Barolo Collina Rionda Riserva (1990)
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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
    468011 36

    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
    1370081 34


    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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