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I have a few 2006's on the wait from Premier Cru and they keep postponing the delivery date. Last March I was told to call them in September. Of course, I have heard countless of other users here state how slow they are on their delivery. (However, they are reliable).

My question is: what vintage are they delivering at the moment? Are they still in 2005 or not even so?
 
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I'm still waiting for an '04 d'Yquem I ordered January 30, 2007.

All other orders came through without much pain. But this one, I fear, I caught in the order death spiral. However, I've never had them not eventually deliver.
 
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My questions is, why would anyone order from Premier Cru anymore?
 
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I don't see an issue if they actually have the wine in stock. For pre-arrivals, however, noting their long-standing and widespread delays on coming through with product, I wouldn't order from them for any reason.
 
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Still waiting for 2005 Palmer and Angelus ordered at the end of 2006. Repeatedly promised to be arriving soon; promises repeately unfulfilled. However, I did receive several other 2005's.

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My questions is, why would anyone order from Premier Cru anymore?


Some almost-too-good-to-be-true prices seem to warrant a small investment...such as some 2009 bdx that were less than 1/3 the price of what they are up here. Who knows if I will ever get them, but I did jump at the offer.


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Still waiting for some '04 Brunelli and Baroli. Not really concerned, I figure that they will come long before I'm planning to drink them.


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I got my 2005 Bordeaux quite a while ago. I just have some future orders for 2008 Bordeaux.


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I have not ordered from PC in a couple of years now. Mostly due to my relocating to Montreal it just doesn't make sense.
While the bottle of d'Yquem has now been extraordinarily silly in length of time now waiting, I've never had them no deliver and most products came through within a year. I'd no issue with that.

If the price gap is large enough I can understand people biting. But I'd keep my 'outstanding receivables' risk very small indeed. For 95% of product/pricing the gap just doesn't warrent the wait. It's not the time waiting that bothers me. It's having to keep track of outstanding orders for that long. A real PIA.
 
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I have one bottle of '07 Beaucastel I ordered from them cuz at the time $74.99 was pretty cheap...but I shake my head whenever I'm in another wine store and see it sitting on the shelves.


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This thread got me to check out their site, it's been awhile. 2006 Voerzio Barolo for $139.99! I don't care if I have to wait several years, where will you be able to find it anywhere near that price?


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This thread got me to check out their site, it's been awhile. 2006 Voerzio Barolo for $139.99! I don't care if I have to wait several years, where will you be able to find it anywhere near that price?
Yeah, that price got me too
 
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I have no qualms about ordering from PC. They're not my #1 preference, but then again they never were. I know that there are often long wait-times, but I have yet to have an experience where I intended to drink the wine before they actually delivered it. Until they actually fail to come through on a commitment, I will happily save a few $ and wait.


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Never dealt with them. Are you sure their business model isn't based on a pyramid? Perhaps you'll get your 2006's when enough people cough up the cash for the '09 futures?


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Still waiting on '05 Leo Barton bought in June of '06. I'm in no hurry and it was the only '05 futures I purchased.
 
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I have recieved my 05 Bdx and 06 Cdp. I'm still waiting on two mixed cases of 07 Cdp, Lirac and Gigondas. They said alot were in and would ship them out when the weather cools this fall. We'll see.
 
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Back in 2008 Illinois in it's infinite stupidity passed a law prohibiting me from purchasing wine from out of state retailers. Some retailers however (cough, cough) haven't caught on to this, so my options are sometimes (cough, cough) limited.
 
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This thread got me to check out their site, it's been awhile. 2006 Voerzio Barolo for $139.99! I don't care if I have to wait several years, where will you be able to find it anywhere near that price?

Yep. Some times it's just pretty damn difficult to resist the pricing on some items.
 
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Never dealt with them. Are you sure their business model isn't based on a pyramid? Perhaps you'll get your 2006's when enough people cough up the cash for the '09 futures?


Thats the first time I have heard anybody ask that question, except of course for the other 5,000 times it has been asked. Of course, it has also not been answered.


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NOt a chance I'll deal with PC again. Still waiting for my 2003 Pavie Macquin Double Mag. Mad


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I have quite a few bottles that I ordered from PC. Some of them have arrived to the store, some not yet. But frankly, I'm not planning on opening any anytime soon so who cares if they don't have them yet? Everything I've got from them in the past and that I had to wait for a while has always been pristine and they always delivered. I see it as great prices and free storage to boot.


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I'm still waiting for an '04 d'Yquem I ordered January 30, 2007.

All other orders came through without much pain. But this one, I fear, I caught in the order death spiral. However, I've never had them not eventually deliver.

This thread prompted me to check my order status (you can do this on their site). It still was showing as back-ordered. So I contacted them for an order update. Received an email last evening informing me that my bottle is now in and ready to ship when the weather is appropriate.

That one took a looong time to show up...but it did show. Once again, PC delivered.
 
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by KSC02:
I'm still waiting for an '04 d'Yquem I ordered January 30, 2007.



That one took a looong time to show up...but it did show. Once again, PC delivered.



Good to hear, and I'm very confident the wine has been stored in the dark at 55 degrees all this time as well.
 
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quote:
Originally posted by KSC02:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by KSC02:
I'm still waiting for an '04 d'Yquem I ordered January 30, 2007.



That one took a looong time to show up...but it did show. Once again, PC delivered.



Good to hear, and I'm very confident the wine has been stored in the dark at 55 degrees all this time as well.


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KSC02, have they really delivered yet or is this another stall tactic? Right now its too hot and then it will be too cold. I get why people buy from them due to pricing but I am very concerned about their business model in this economy.
 
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I always chuckle when this topic comes up each year. There will always be the skeptics, the believers, and those that get frustrated when they don't get their wines within 2 years of their transaction. Hopefully, it won't come down to 'we told you so.'
 
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by KSC02:
'04 d'Yquem I ordered January 30, 2007.

That one took a looong time to show up...but it did show. Once again, PC delivered.

Good to hear, and I'm very confident the wine has been stored in the dark at 55 degrees all this time as well.

Smile Being a Sauternes, I'm thinking that this particular item runs just under Port on the 'risk' chart.
However your comment is indeed valid, my pessimistic & sarcastic friend.
 
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