I have managed to track down a bottle of MAZIS-CHAMBERT
IN 1995 Grand Cru Dominique LAURENT for a very reasonable price.
I was after conformation of if it was best to drink this now or wait until 2015? (Or later) although I am under the impression that after 2015 it will be past it's prime.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
MAZIS-CHAMBERTIN 1995 Grand Cru Dominique LAURENT
- Reply by duncan 906, Jan 20.
It is a matter of taste and more importantly how the bottle has been stored all these years.I hope you enjoy it whenever you decide to drink
- Reply by Pierre d'Erfurth, Jan 20.
The "motto" of this kind of wine is : The longer, the better, which is a synonym of patience as well, at least it is how we do it in France :)
You should just keep it in a basement, no light, avoid humidity and too cold storage (I guess that you already know that but to be fair it is my first comment on the forum :) )
- Reply by Lucifer976, Jan 21.
Thanks for your replies so far. I have not purchased the wine yet but I have been assured it has been cellared correctly at a cool temperature for all of these years.
It is still a gamble though as I would be importing it from France with no real guarantees, just what I've been told. I have found this wine at retailers for upwards of £150 a bottle, the one I've tracked down is £82!
Do I roll the dice?
If kept properly it should be fantastic and I've always wanted to try this. I love Chambertin and am also a big vosne romanee fan.
I had a real treat over Christmas of a Gevery-Chambertin 1er 2009 which I had to drink rather than keep, I have since grabbed a few more to cellar.
What to do............................
- Reply by gregt, Jan 21.
How much will you pay for the shipping and import fee, if any, as opposed to what you would pay for buying a bottle locally? Also, as mentioned, storage is an issue so if you're shipping in winter, you want it to avoid freezing and if in summer, you want to avoid cooking it. Wine importers make arrangements for such things but a single bottle brought in by a home customer is a different issue entirely.
Of course, if you're listing prices in pounds, I guess you will just drive through the tunnel and pick it up yourself, avoiding all those problems.
And then if it's really been stored well, you have a good bottle at a good price. Drink it and if you like it, buy some more!
- Reply by Pierre d'Erfurth, Jan 21.
Wine sellers and producers have usually special packagings to send this abroad, they also use special companies instead of Laposte (French public posting service),
You might as well ask for a guarantee for the seller in case if the wine is corked or frozen..etc
I have my own company in Denmark from where I ship Champagne to some other countries, and never got any problem,
Is the seller a professional or private person ?