I know what you're thinking, there is no such thing as a 200 point wine. Well, technically you are correct. But how about a wine that's been rated 100 points by 2 different reviewers? I think that's what some people might call fuzzy math....
After over 15 years professionally and many more as a drinker, I can honestly say that I can't remember a time when I saw this phenomenon happen. And again, that doesn't mean it hasn't, it just means that I've never run across it before. Maybe it's my re-positioning as a wine buyer versus consumer or wine seller that made me more aware of something like this happening. I was going to try and see if there was anything I could find using trusted ol' Google, but then I asked myself, "Self, why spoil it."
Because on top of finding the wine, I also was able to acquire 3 bottles for the shop. Now that's a feat in and of itself! Okay this could get even better. Well, at least for me. How so you might ask. Because while I have sold 2 of the bottles, the 3rd is still sort of up for grabs. I've had a couple people interested, and even a couple said they would buy it, but I could tell that there might have been some reluctance to do so, or at least that's what I'm reading into it, or want to read into it. Why? Because I finally talked myself into taking that last bottle as well.
That would be a first for me. While I have spent near $200 for a wine, I've never gone to $600, which is what I'm selling it for.
Did it take much to talk myself into it? You guessed it. "NO." I have just applied for Social Security, and while I intend on living many more years, it just seemed like the perfect time to REALLY treat myself. Maybe even answering that age old question, "Is a wine that expensive really worth that much money?" I'm thinking that even if the wine isn't, the experience of it will be.
So what is this extraordinary wine? The 2012 Abreu Madrona Ranch Red. Given perfect scores from Robert Parker and Antonio Galloni. When am I going to drink it? That's going to be a tough one to answer. I could go with my 65th birthday, the day I retire from my day job or maybe some evening to go along with that perfect hamburger. No, that last one won't do it. I have a feeling that whenever I do pop the cork, that you'll be hearing from me again on this topic.
Because how many of us have ever drunk a 200 Point Wine?