If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Quartz)   The most expensive case of wine ever sold at auction tastes...well, someone like you wouldn't understand   (qz.com) divider line 91
    More: Fail, DRC  
•       •       •

7415 clicks; posted to Main » on 25 Nov 2013 at 1:25 PM (20 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



91 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all
 
2013-11-25 12:48:28 PM
Two reviews and neither gloats about long tannins? Or even mentions tannin? I need this wine. NOW.
 
2013-11-25 12:55:37 PM
A sweet, rich, fragrant, pure expression of refined Pinot Noir that, after half an hour, was fully aroused, more soft fruit, with a hint of raspberry. On the palate, it was distinctly sweet, mouth-filling yet with a relatively modest alcoholic content (13%), a velvety texture, a touch of sprightliness and a refreshing finish.

Glorious raw black truffles bouquet - wild! Incredible taste, rich, young and untamed. This wine should be censored. The fabulous result of an Indian Summer that coaxed miraculous depth and flavour out of the unique soil that is Romanee-Conti.



...and probably nearly indistinguishable from shiat you can get for under twenty bucks somewhere.
 
2013-11-25 01:01:08 PM

Relatively Obscure: ...and probably nearly indistinguishable from shiat you can get for under twenty bucks somewhere.


I doubt that. But it is true that at a certain price point in the wine world (as in everything), it really becomes more about what you can get away with than anything. That price point, of course, being far, far below what this case sold for.
 
2013-11-25 01:17:18 PM

Pocket Ninja: Relatively Obscure: ...and probably nearly indistinguishable from shiat you can get for under twenty bucks somewhere.

I doubt that. But it is true that at a certain price point in the wine world (as in everything), it really becomes more about what you can get away with than anything. That price point, of course, being far, far below what this case sold for.


But this was bio-dynamically farmed!
 
2013-11-25 01:20:32 PM

Relatively Obscure: Pocket Ninja: Relatively Obscure: ...and probably nearly indistinguishable from shiat you can get for under twenty bucks somewhere.

I doubt that. But it is true that at a certain price point in the wine world (as in everything), it really becomes more about what you can get away with than anything. That price point, of course, being far, far below what this case sold for.

But this was bio-dynamically farmed!


With horsies!!11!
 
2013-11-25 01:24:56 PM
bio-dynamically farmed!

With horsies!!11!


It's also "fully aroused." Let's not forget that.
 
2013-11-25 01:29:07 PM

Pocket Ninja: It's also "fully aroused." Let's not forget that.


Yes.  You pay extra for that.
 
2013-11-25 01:29:43 PM

PainInTheASP: Relatively Obscure: Pocket Ninja: Relatively Obscure: ...and probably nearly indistinguishable from shiat you can get for under twenty bucks somewhere.

I doubt that. But it is true that at a certain price point in the wine world (as in everything), it really becomes more about what you can get away with than anything. That price point, of course, being far, far below what this case sold for.

But this was bio-dynamically farmed!

With horsies!!11!


And horse poo, naturally. Fresh, un-composted road apples  à votre service!
 
2013-11-25 01:30:27 PM
Its funny what the nouveau-riche Chinese are doing to the wine auction market (after the Americans did so before them and what the Indians will do after them).

This case will probably go into a cellar somewhere to be trotted out occasionally with other expensive baubles to impress other status seekers
 
2013-11-25 01:30:46 PM
I prefer wines that have a nice, piquant after-dinner flavor - heady, but with just a touch of mellow smoothness.
 
2013-11-25 01:32:14 PM
It tastes fully aroused.

so, a little salty then?
 
2013-11-25 01:32:55 PM
I'd guessing that a blind taste test against a bottle of Yellow Tail with 1/2 dozen wine experts would show 50% preferring the Yellow Tail.
 
2013-11-25 01:33:29 PM
Wine tasting and reviews are bullshiat. This case is undoubtably good, but for that kind of price? I need to grow some grapes in my backyard (I do live near Napa) and start bottling my own "reserve" stuff... I'll only charge $1k a bottle. It's a downright deal comparatively  and mine will also be small batch.
 
2013-11-25 01:33:49 PM

LandOfChocolate: This case will probably go into a cellar somewhere to be trotted out occasionally with other expensive baubles to impress other status seekers


In my own imagination it will be some super villain stockpiling it, bringing it out only when he's captured the hero and is toying with him at a fine dinner. One at a long dining table with only a precious few people seated around it, likely in a mountain lair. It will go to show the villain is not a complete barbarian, capable of enjoying the finer things in life, such as expensive wine, an enjoyable game of baccarat, and extorting governments for billions of dollars.
 
2013-11-25 01:33:51 PM
"After a half hour, was fully aroused.". Man, those French are good at sex.
 
2013-11-25 01:33:56 PM

TheDirtyNacho: It tastes fully aroused.

so, a little salty then?


Just arousal, not completion.
 
2013-11-25 01:34:04 PM
Bet it goes great with onion rings and disappointment.

vinearts.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-11-25 01:34:35 PM
While few regular wine drinkers will get a chance to try the 1978 Romanée-Conti, plenty of effusive wine experts have. It was described by The World of Fine Wine

A sweet, rich, fragrant, pure expression of refined Pinot Noir that, after half an hour, was fully aroused, more soft fruit, with a hint of raspberry. On the palate, it was distinctly sweet, mouth-filling yet with a relatively modest alcoholic content (13%), a velvety texture, a touch of sprightliness and a refreshing finish.

Sotheby's head of wine was even more enthusiastic

Glorious raw black truffles bouquet - wild! Incredible taste, rich, young and untamed. This wine should be censored. The fabulous result of an Indian Summer that coaxed miraculous depth and flavour out of the unique soil that is Romanee-Conti.

Abe Vigoda's Ghost best described it as

Swill. It tastes like fermented grapes. WTF is this shiat. I asked for a beer you moron.
 
2013-11-25 01:34:58 PM
WINE EXPERT:
A lot of people in this country pooh-pooh Australian table wines. This is a pity as many fine Australian wines appeal not only to the Australian palate but also to the cognoscenti of Great Britain.

Black Stump Bordeaux is rightly praised as a peppermint flavoured Burgundy, whilst a good Sydney Syrup can rank with any of the world's best sugary wines.

Château Blue, too, has won many prizes; not least for its taste, and its lingering afterburn.

Old Smokey 1968 has been compared favourably to a Welsh claret, whilst the Australian Wino Society thoroughly recommends a 1970 Coq du Rod Laver, which, believe me, has a kick on it like a mule: eight bottles of this and you're really finished. At the opening of the Sydney Bridge Club, they were fishing them out of the main sewers every half an hour.

Of the sparkling wines, the most famous is Perth Pink. This is a bottle with a message in, and the message is 'beware'. This is not a wine for drinking, this is a wine for laying down and avoiding.

Another good fighting wine is Melbourne Old-and-Yellow, which is particularly heavy and should be used only for hand-to-hand combat.

Quite the reverse is true of Château Chunder, which is an appellation contrôlée, specially grown for those keen on regurgitation; a fine wine which really opens up the sluices at both ends.

Real emetic fans will also go for a Hobart Muddy, and a prize winning Cuivre Reserve Château Bottled Nuit San Wogga Wogga, which has a bouquet like an aborigine's armpit
 
2013-11-25 01:35:38 PM
Put twenty similar reds on a table.  Ask the 10 professional wine reviewers, 'Which one of these wines is the one with just a touch of sprightliness?' and 'Rank these wines in order of arousal.'

Yeesh.
 
2013-11-25 01:35:42 PM
vinegar?
 
2013-11-25 01:36:12 PM

Pocket Ninja: bio-dynamically farmed!

With horsies!!11!

It's also "fully aroused." Let's not forget that.


Now someone replace every adjective with something more expressive.
 
2013-11-25 01:37:19 PM
FTA: Romanée-Conti vines, which are meticulously cultivated, bio-dynamically farmed, and plowed by horse.


What a load of pompastic crap. Just a more expensive way to say "organic"
 
2013-11-25 01:37:54 PM
Wow. That much for a case of a condiment that goes on greens.
 
2013-11-25 01:38:10 PM

Pocket Ninja: It's also "fully aroused." Let's not forget that.


So am I, but I don't see anybody offering $476,280 for me.

/it's probably because of my tannins
 
2013-11-25 01:39:19 PM
I buy the occasional $60 to $90 bottle of burgundy.  I am no wine expert or pretend to be...it's mostly for the social aspect, or bringing a nice bottle to a dinner party (the hosts at said parties know wine,) and that's basically the only reason I buy that.

I am certain I wouldn't know the difference between a $20 glass and a $500 glass, but that's aside the point, isn't it?
 
2013-11-25 01:39:28 PM

max_pooper: I prefer wines that have a nice, piquant after-dinner flavor - heady, but with just a touch of mellow smoothness.


You're not supposed to drink the urine during a golden shower, just to let you know.

vudukungfu: WINE EXPERT:
A lot of people in this country pooh-pooh Australian table wines. This is a pity as many fine Australian wines appeal not only to the Australian palate but also to the cognoscenti of Great Britain.

Black Stump Bordeaux is rightly praised as a peppermint flavoured Burgundy, whilst a good Sydney Syrup can rank with any of the world's best sugary wines.

Château Blue, too, has won many prizes; not least for its taste, and its lingering afterburn.

Old Smokey 1968 has been compared favourably to a Welsh claret, whilst the Australian Wino Society thoroughly recommends a 1970 Coq du Rod Laver, which, believe me, has a kick on it like a mule: eight bottles of this and you're really finished. At the opening of the Sydney Bridge Club, they were fishing them out of the main sewers every half an hour.

Of the sparkling wines, the most famous is Perth Pink. This is a bottle with a message in, and the message is 'beware'. This is not a wine for drinking, this is a wine for laying down and avoiding.

Another good fighting wine is Melbourne Old-and-Yellow, which is particularly heavy and should be used only for hand-to-hand combat.

Quite the reverse is true of Château Chunder, which is an appellation contrôlée, specially grown for those keen on regurgitation; a fine wine which really opens up the sluices at both ends.

Real emetic fans will also go for a Hobart Muddy, and a prize winning Cuivre Reserve Château Bottled Nuit San Wogga Wogga, which has a bouquet like an aborigine's armpit


Where's the one made from carrots and eucalyptus tree sap?  I heard that one is pretty good.
 
2013-11-25 01:39:36 PM
I hope you enjoy your grape juice
t.qkme.me
 
2013-11-25 01:39:54 PM
Ok, now all you wine snobs go read the Atlantic article about the most skilled wine tasters in the world being totally fooled by that dude in california - time and again - by putting old labels on pedestrian wines.
 
2013-11-25 01:40:47 PM
I'd like to see the review done as a result of a blind taste test, along with a number of different reds at other price points.
 
2013-11-25 01:43:25 PM
I only drink the finest of toilet chardonnays.

1.fwcdn.pl
 
2013-11-25 01:45:34 PM
I've got a couple of top end Virginia wines on the menu for Thankgiving, $50 and $40, which is about my max.  I'd love to taste the subject wines, but it's a little beyond my budget right now.  Watch for bottles of this to start popping up here and there soon.  Massive fraud in high end wine these days.
 
2013-11-25 01:45:36 PM

JohnBigBootay: Ok, now all you wine snobs go read the Atlantic article about the most skilled wine tasters in the world being totally fooled by that dude in california - time and again - by putting old labels on pedestrian wines.


my favorite one is when they took a white wine and added some red food coloring to it, and then asked the experts (something like 54 of them) to compare the white wine and the red wine. Not a single expert picked up on the fact that the white and red were the exact same wine. The descriptions were typical reviews for a white and red wine.

smh


I'll sell my bottles for only $500 and still make a killing.
 
2013-11-25 01:46:36 PM
For that price, it had better come with a brand new brown paper bag to keep it in while you're drinking it!
 
2013-11-25 01:50:15 PM

KWess: Put twenty similar reds on a table.  Ask the 10 professional wine reviewers, 'Which one of these wines is the one with just a touch of sprightliness?' and 'Rank these wines in order of arousal.'

Yeesh.


Or how about "rank these wines in order of ABV."  There's no way even the most refined palate can tell the difference between a wine with 11% ABV and wines with 13% ABV or 15% ABV.  He didn't get that information from the tasting, but from the vineyard.  Same thing with the "Indian Summer" bit.  He didn't taste that, he was told that and repeated like the little PR monkey that he is.
 
2013-11-25 01:53:06 PM
I don't always drink wine, but when I do I spend more time leading through a thesaurus to find esoteric descriptors to make me seem erudite and sophisticated, than I do actually enjoying the beverage.
 
2013-11-25 02:02:33 PM
Rich people problems.
 
2013-11-25 02:03:49 PM
I probably have never tried a super high-end wine, but have certainly tried numerous varieties ranging from poor attempts at prison methods to some costing over 100 dollars a bottle. Long story short, be it red, white or "chunky", I really am not a huge fan of wine in general. Yet, throw in some carbonation, and I'm all over it. I really am quite refined.
 
2013-11-25 02:04:55 PM
If your wine is aroused for more than four hours see a doctor.
 
2013-11-25 02:13:02 PM

vudukungfu: A lot of people in this country pooh-pooh Australian table wines.


came here for this.
 
2013-11-25 02:14:13 PM
Gunpowder notes with a hint of heroin
 
2013-11-25 02:14:55 PM
I'm pretty sure that after a certain price point, it's less about the wine and more about how much it cost to buy the wine.

"This wine tastes like horse piss."
"THAT WINE COST $24,000!"
"Okay, it tastes like Secretariat's piss."
 
2013-11-25 02:16:20 PM

jgilb: I'd guessing that a blind taste test against a bottle of Yellow Tail with 1/2 dozen wine experts would show 50% preferring the Yellow Tail.


I dunno, I like wine (and I don't pay more than $25 a bottle), and I really don't like Yellow Tail.  At least any I've had thusfar.

\\ like me some Rioja
\ Also Turley
 
2013-11-25 02:20:39 PM
$6,615 per glass, at six glasses to the bottle.

You can get six glasses from a bottle of wine?

/wimps
 
2013-11-25 02:22:16 PM
I prefer my wines at this price point.  Me and good ol Rog  and Buffy like to sip some and admire my Banksy I picked up for a steal.
 
2013-11-25 02:23:27 PM
As you Farkers are enjoying the many wines of the holidays, keep this in mind: one of the tasting notes for Sauvignon Blanc is "cat pee".

//I just made someone's Christmas a little more memorable, one way or the other.
 
2013-11-25 02:23:56 PM
Should I not have kept it next to the furnace in the basement? Was that wrong?
 
GBB
2013-11-25 02:30:35 PM
You wouldn't like this. Ha-ha-ha.
What is it? What's it taste like?
You're curious, aren't ya? Good. I like that about you. You wanna try?
Yeah. It looks so weird.
[tries the substance, but has a terrible taste; gags and chokes]: Oh, my God!
A little like horseshiat, huh?
[nods as he spits it out]
As you get smarter, you begin to manipulate your senses. This tastes much different to me than it is to you.
Eww! This is what smart people eat?
 
2013-11-25 02:42:15 PM
i've never paid more than $9 for a bottle of wine. then again i'm not much of a wine drinker, but i discovered when i got stationed in germany that i like spaetlese & riesling, semi-sweet. i also like gluehwein. got hooked on that spending 4 days partying in berlin for the millennium new year

i take it back...i once spent about $15 on a bottle of eiswein to try that. that stuff is so sweet...no wonder a small bottle costs so much!
 
2013-11-25 02:43:57 PM

bungle_jr: i've never paid more than $9 for a bottle of wine. then again i'm not much of a wine drinker, but i discovered when i got stationed in germany that i like spaetlese & riesling, semi-sweet. i also like gluehwein. got hooked on that spending 4 days partying in berlin for the millennium new year

i take it back...i once spent about $15 on a bottle of eiswein to try that. that stuff is so sweet...no wonder a small bottle costs so much!


oh, meant to add, saturday night i helped a local lebanese/greek restaurant (al wadi in bedford texas) celebrate their 5th anniversary by pigging out on their special buffet. they were also giving free glasses of wine...ksara lebanese red wine...it was pretty good.
 
Displayed 50 of 91 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report