Mark Oldman: Wines for Quintillionaires

Billionaires, Trillionaires, Zillionaires, and Gazillionaires - what could Mark Oldman possibly cover this year? Wines for Quintillionaires!

  • Wine #1: 2009 Champagne Ruinart Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Champagne

    Everyone knows Cristal and Dom Perignon. This top of the line "prestige cuvée" made of all Chardonnay grapes is one of the slightly lesser known, but very top Champagnes.

  • Wine #2: 2018 Domaine de la Vougeraie Vougeot 1er Cru "Le Clos Blanc de Vougeot" (in 1.5L magnum)

    This White Burgundy is very different from the Napa Valley Chardonnay you might be used to. Mark describes it as very dry with an ineffable, mysterious, pleasant smokiness evocative of a struck match.

  • Wine #3: 2018 Guigal La Doriane Condrieu

    This grape (Viognier) you might have had - it becomes a lot of people's favorite white wine grape if you want apricot, exoticism, and the perception of sweetness.

  • Wine #4: 2015 Gaja Barbaresco

    Let's move to reds! From the Nebbiolo grape, Mark says this Barbaresco is "magical stuff" and would be great with a buttery pasta topped with truffles.

  • Wine #5: 2016 Schrader Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard 6L

    This is an as-good-as-it-gets "cult Cabernet" from one of the very best regions of California. Mark reminds us that a beautiful, sensory Napa Cabernet like this was made for immediate pleasure.

  • Wine #6: 2016 Beaulieu Vineyard Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (in 27L Goliath)

    27 liters of Napa's best! From Rutherford, home of some of the very best land, this Cabernet is an incredibly rich, delicious, flavorful wine that won't weigh you down.

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"Quintillionaires" is a metaphor: For those who can afford anything, what would you drink? I like to drink like a quintillionaire.

— mark oldman
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