Some of my personal highlights of the night:
Chateau Suduiraut 2006 Sauternes
$49 for 375 ml (Bordeaux)
Chateau Margaux 2006
Chateau Mouton-Rothschild 2005
Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc 2006
Domaine de la Vougeraie Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru 2005
Fernand & Laurent Pillot Pommard Les Charmots 1er Cru 2006
Vincent Girardin Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2006
I wanted to try the Chateau Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2005 but I forgot to go back to get a sample! Imagine that. I like saying the name. It sounds very aristocratic - Com-te-sse de La-lande. Perhaps a character from the movie "Dangerous Liasons".
I can honestly say that I've never tasted so many expensive wines before. These were some pretty high prices! $995...$799... Did they taste that expensive? They were delicious wines but for that money, they didn't do anything miraculous to me like make me grow to be my desired 5'11 or bring me a truck load of Jimmy Choo handbags. For those prices, I could have a small collection of some great wines. I could certainly purchase an airplane ticket and go to Bordeaux myself. Chances of me getting into some of the grand estates for a visit would be slim, unless The Yummy Grape becomes a worldwide sensation! It would be fun to get a group of people to purchase a bottle of one of those wines above and enjoy a thimble of a taste. :) How much is too much to pay for wine? Is there even such a thing? Who are these people that are purchasing these wines for such prices? How does one get invited to their place for dinner?