For professional reasons, I am lucky enough to fairly often to try rarities. What you describe is a pleasure, but actually quite subjective. If you like to drink wines that open quickly and produce its primary flavors, acidity and tannins, a harmony, I can understand that.
But if you once tried out a variety of Bordeaux such a big year like 1947, you just can tell stories. There is a wine that is totally broken and his death certificate probably in the mid-60s could be issued and another wine that was not produced far away, but still has the power and wealth, which shows why so 1947 great year in Bordeaux was. And if one closes the eyes and has been thinking about how the world have looked like in 1947, does that mean for me the greatest pleasure.
Of course, with such rarities not flattering or primary fruit aromas more expected, but the wine happens to be unique.
I think you have to weigh up just when we allow ourselves what pleasure. Whether you want to try a rarity, or whether you prefer a matching burgundy mature looking than eating companions, or whether one is sitting together with friends and drinking in front of the fireplace a heavy fruity Shiraz for socializing.
Even if they are different shapes so mean to me each of these forms, a high enjoyment and I do not miss this it.
PS: And yes, perhaps you are sitting before a meal with old age beautiful Burgundy from 1999 and are thinking about you, what then happens so well
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