You'd think we were living the high life with this meal. Using the awesomeness that is Gilt Taste, we feasted on Flannery Beef wagyu custom blend burgers - equal parts chuck, cross rib, flatiron and shortloin tail - with all the trimmings (now is a good time for a reminder on how to properly cook a burger).
I have lots of great first-growth Bordeaux that I've been laying down for years since I bought when they first came out, and now seemed like as good a time as any to break one out. The 2002 Chateau Latour was the first at hand, and really impressed - wonderful mouthfeel, almost silky, a whiff of the barn on the nose and tannins that had mellowed to the point where it needed no decanting time whatsoever. CellarTracker lists it as selling for $500 at retail these days; I paid $75 for it when it first came out in 2005 and while it was difficult to look past it in my wine fridge all these years, it was well worth the wait (and makes me think about opening the other old Bordeaux I have laying down as well ...).
Wagyu + Chateau Latour = luxury!