Jim Grow wrote:Hey Tom V. you reminded me of my purchase of 1/2 case of the 1989 Beaucastel from McArthurs way back when for $25/bottle. Fill was poor but the good ones, 5 out of 6, were great. I understand they are still going strong now.
I broke into my case a couple of years ago after reading a lot about problems with the '89 Beaucastel Jim, about half the bottles had less than ideal fills. Bad corks I think, anyway I started from the bottom heading up and fortunately the few that I've uncorked have been excellent in spite of the fills. They are definitely going strong, and I'm hoping that when I get to the more perfect specimens they'll be even better!
Purchased mine at Cork & Bottle in Manhattan for $19.99 a bottle pre arrival, dem was da days!
...and before someone reminds me that, "hey, after all, that was 24 years ago", according to the U.S. inflation calculator, an item that cost $1.00 in 1989 would cost $1.85 today, which means, lets see, I can probably expect to be able to pick up some of the very latest Beaucastel vintage for about...$37.00! I'm outa here, gotta go call Cork & Bottle!