I want to impress someone who knows their wines, I don't so I seek advice from ppl who do. I have about €200 to spend and am thinking about a red, french wine but I am not cemented to that idea, again want to impress but also hope the wine will be enjoyable.
Are you thinking of spending €200 on one bottle???
That's a lot. I think most people - even those into paying a bit for wine- would rather be gifted 4 bottles at around €50 each.
For high end expensive, personally, I'd be looking towards Italy - maybe a Borolo or Barbaresco or a Super-Tuscany .
If French, you are probably looking at Vintage Bordeaux, Bourgogne or Champagne.
Now this might seem daft, but you don't want to spend €200 on a bottle of wine at it not be recognised as such. For that reason, I'd stick to the better known expensive wines.
Also, the best advice on this matter you'll get on the internet is, "don't seek advice online - go to a good, independent wine shop". If you give your location, perhaps people can advise.
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Definitely go to an independent wine shop. I'd agree with the beer revolu, it's a lot to spend. A fancy bottle of champagne would probably be what I would go for if you're set on one bottle.
Other option, do they maybe drink cognac? You could get a great bottle for that money.
haha a year later I'd say he got sorted +😀