My Penfolds Grange Hermitage Dilemma. Down the Sink. Drink Them. Or Try to Sell.
Last edited 13/10/2019 - 09:52
Starting about 40 years ago (yes I’m getting on in years), my ex wife used to buy me a Penfolds Grange Hermitage for my birthday every year. This happened for about 10 years, and then stopped when we divorced. So I had ten Grange Hermitage nicely stored in Melbourne.
I then decided to move to Brisbane and, soon after, went overseas with my work for quite a number of years. I decided to store my Granges with a friend. I eventually came back, collected my Granges, and discovered that they had been poorly stored. It makes me cry every time I think about it. And we laugh about it often. They had been stored in the shed, and some of the corks had partly come out of the bottle. So one night, we polished these off. Some were surprisingly good still.
This left me with five bottles, which I have stored to this day. Not well I may add. Some of them the level of wine has decreased. Some the labels have deteriorated a little. I doubt whether the wine is any good. But they are obviously Granges.
I have a photo if I knew how to paste a photo into this listing. LOL.
For interest. The vintages are 1979, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1987
Does anybody think there is a market for these bottles of Grange if I declare the history. And where should I go to maybe sell these. Selling them, if possible, is my preferred option.
0A. Just Keep Them. Memories
6B. Worthless. Thrown Them Down the Drain.
9C. Try and Sell Them. Declare History.
53D. Drink them.