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at the new location?


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Posts: 1357 | Location: SF Bay Area | Registered: Nov 07, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Originally posted by mountainman:
They must be doing well for the capital improvements or just reinvested everyone's futures $. Big Grin Had my '05 Leo Barton in.


When did you order the 2005 Leoville Barton?


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I think the title of this post says it all.


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Anyone have an update on the new store that they were supposed to build this past summer?

Since no one ever answered yet, I was in the new PC in Berkeley last week and it is rather impressive. Beautiful racking, seperate climate controlled display, etc. You feel like you should dress up to go there. They must be doing well for the capital improvements or just reinvested everyone's futures $. Big Grin Had my '05 Leo Barton in.

Agreed. I was just there on Tuesday picking up some wine and was thinking the same thing to myself! I chose to let it make me feel better about my wines that are still pending. Smile

Can't comment on the thread topic, though, since I'm not ordering any current vintage Bordeaux these days (nothing since '05).
 
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I have never had PC not come through on a purchase (and I purchased quite a bit in the past) nor have I had a cooked wine that came from them. That being said, I am still waiting for 2005 Pontet Canet, and some 2004 Brunello.


Just got word that the Pontet Canet has arrived as has 2004 Fanti. Popcorn


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I was told I'd get my 07 Cdp, Gigondas and Lirac this fall but I'm not holding my breath. I'm not ordering anymore from PC. Iv'e reached my limit.
 
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How slow are they?

When they deliver Board-O's futures, he considers the wine mature enough to drink. Wink
 
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Today, they told me that the '06 BdMs will be coming in 2012.
No hurry, I guess, since I've got older wine waiting to be drunk. It just makes me nervous to have outstanding wines from a retailer with this reputation.
 
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No hurry, I guess, since I've got older wine waiting to be drunk. It just makes me nervous to have outstanding wines from a retailer with this reputation.

Wd - I've never had a wine not delivered by PC.
I received a '04 d'Yquem just a few months ago that I ordered in January '07....
 
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No hurry, I guess, since I've got older wine waiting to be drunk. It just makes me nervous to have outstanding wines from a retailer with this reputation.

Wd - I've never had a wine not delivered by PC.
I received a '04 d'Yquem just a few months ago that I ordered in January '07....


Good to hear, thanks.
 
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No hurry, I guess, since I've got older wine waiting to be drunk. It just makes me nervous to have outstanding wines from a retailer with this reputation.

Wd - I've never had a wine not delivered by PC.
I received a '04 d'Yquem just a few months ago that I ordered in January '07....


Good to hear, thanks.


I'm confident the wine has been stored in pristine conditions for all this time. Eek
 
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It was during the time it was at my house. Smile That is if this was the bottle of d'Yquem that I received for you.


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It was during the time it was at my house. Smile That is if this was the bottle of d'Yquem that I received for you.


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Wd - I've never had a wine not delivered by PC.
I received a '04 d'Yquem just a few months ago that I ordered in January '07....

I'm confident the wine has been stored in pristine conditions for all this time. Eek

w+a - Being a Sauternes, I'm not concerned. Bottle/cork like new and I have no plans to age the '04 for decades. This will be consumed within a few years, surely. However, your point is well taken.

Vt2It - Indeed, the same bottle. Thank you.
 
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I would not necessarily be concerned about 2004 Sauternes either, but the fact is that that wine was sold on futures in 2007. The wine was released in 2008, as I recall.

By getting delivery in 2011 (3 years late), you certainly did not get wine that came straight from a negociant type source. It bounced around somewhere in the wine world.

If you are a wine merchant, selling futures, you have till (usually) January of the next year to get paid up, or deal with the potential consequences. So, when the wine is released, you take delivery almost immediately. While we are waiting on some 2008 Bordeaux (will arrive after the summer heat), 90% has come and gone already.

It is a fairly simple system.

Likewise for the Brunello situation. 99% of all Brunello producers released stock in the past 4 months. Even if you purchased it overseas, as a merchant, it should arrive later this year.


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I am still getting some of my 2006 BDX. Most of it has arrived, but still waiting for one (the most expensive) case. Also I am also waiting for some later vintages, but I am not holding my breath there.

Six years after the vintage and still waiting. Nevertheless they have delivered.... Slow. slow. S l o w.

I don't mind the waiting. It is (i) the fact that they are not upfront of when the wine will get here and (ii) the fact that they are not so nice when I call to inquire once a year.
 
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Any concern about provenance?

At this point, they are probably purchasing from retailer shelves throughout the country.


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"(T)hese are the kind of posts we've come to expect from NY Retailer."-Board-O
"You're not here to help us. You're here to help yourself..."-Board-O
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NY Retailer,

Good point. Add provenance as item (iii) on the list of concerns.

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Arrived in the past few months.
2007 Coutet - September ?
2009 Pontet Canet - November

Still waiting on a few 06-08 Italians wines, and 09-10 french wines. I almost bought the 2010 1st growth (5) set for $2.3k from this weekend's sale. Had to read this thread just to reaffirm myself.


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I almost bought the 2010 1st growth (5) set for $2.3k from this weekend's sale. Had to read this thread just to reaffirm myself.


I was just 1 click away to buy this lot, but decided not to.
Such a good deal though.
 
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Arrived in the past few months.

2009 Pontet Canet - November


Looks like I need to give them a call!

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Anyone get any 2008 Lafite or Latour from them?

I think that they sold quite a few cases (they had a solid first tranche price), and the wines released about 20 months ago...just curious if anyone got any from PC yet.


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"(T)hese are the kind of posts we've come to expect from NY Retailer."-Board-O
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I purchased a single bottle of the 2008 Haut-Brion as a "birth year" wine for my youngest son in May 2009. I called about (6) weeks ago and the PC representative was friendly and stated the wine would be arriving in a few months. This is my only experience with this merchant.
 
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Arrived in the past few months.
2007 Coutet - September ?
2009 Pontet Canet - November



wow, my 09 PC still shows as pre arrival and how in the heck did you already get yours?
 
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I purchased a single bottle of the 2008 Haut-Brion as a "birth year" wine for my youngest son in May 2009. I called about (6) weeks ago and the PC representative was friendly and stated the wine would be arriving in a few months. This is my only experience with this merchant.


I've got the same wine from KL at least 2 years ago. PC, while having a great storefront and great prices are really for those who think they will live forever.

I don't plan to be buried with my wines (or have my pre arrival receipts from PC with me!)
 
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