That's music to my ears. I like the way you think.
In retrospective, those are very nice prices for the St-Pierre and Lynch-Bages. I wish I would have bought those 2 wines when they were offered to me during the 2009 E.P. campaign.
Other than that regret, I didn't do too bad myself during the 2009 E.P. campaign. Several of my friends thought I was crazy for going so deep on 2009 Bordeaux due to high prices. Then again, maybe they are right to still think that I'm nuts for doing that. This message has been edited. Last edited by: JAR,
3x Chateau Haut-Bages-Liberal
3x Chateau Prieure-Lichine
3x Chateau Talbot
3x Chateau La Gaffeliere
JAR, one of the first signs of going crazy is growing hair on your knuckles. One of the next is looking for hair on your knuckles. I did a whole lot of looking at my knuckles when I was paying over $100 a bottle for the short list, above. I thought I was crazy. But, now my sanity has returned. I didn't even think of 2010 futures. 2009 pricing was bad enough. 2010 was much worse.
I certainly can relate to your post. I too passed on all 2010 E.P. offers. Although, I may still get some 2010 pontet canet since I thought that it was awesome when I tasted it last year.
Like you, I'm very pleased with my 2009 purchases. As you can see below, I also went deep on this vintage:
8/5/2011 (12 x 750ml @ $54.99 with 12 remaining) 2009 Château Larcis Ducasse
8/3/2011 (12 x 750ml @ $89.99 with 12 remaining) 2009 Château Branon
8/2/2011 (6 x 750ml @ $64.99 with 6 remaining) 2009 Château Branaire (Duluc-Ducru)
8/2/2011 (12 x 750ml @ $229.99 with 12 remaining) 2009 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou
2/12/2011 (12 x 750ml @ $54.99 with 12 remaining) 2009 Château Cantenac Brown
7/9/2010 (12 x 750ml @ $129.99 with 12 remaining) Château Léoville Poyferré
7/7/2010 (12 x 750ml @ $129.99 with 12 remaining) Château Léoville Poyferré
7/2/2010 (12 x 750ml @ $66.99 with 12 remaining) 2009 Domaine de Chevalier
7/2/2010 (12 x 750ml @ $112.99 with 12 remaining) 2009 Château Haut-Bailly
6/30/2010 (12 x 750ml @ $89.99 with 12 remaining) 2009 Château Smith Haut Lafitte
6/23/2010 (12 x 750ml @ $89.99 with 12 remaining) 2009 Château Pavie Macquin
6/22/2010 (12 x 750ml @ $124.99 with 12 remaining) 2009 Château Léoville Poyferré
6/22/2010 (12 x 750ml @ $164.99 with 12 remaining) 2009 Château Montrose
6/21/2010 (12 x 750ml @ $139.99 with 12 remaining) 2009 Château Clinet
6/21/2010 (12 x 750ml @ $35.99 with 12 remaining) 2009 Clos St. Julien
6/21/2010 (4 x 750ml @ $42.99 with 4 remaining) 2009 Château La Dominique
6/21/2010 (12 x 750ml @ $52.99 with 12 remaining) 2009 Château La Lagune
6/18/2010 (12 x 750ml @ $84.99 with 12 remaining) 2009 Clos Fourtet
6/18/2010 (6 x 1.5L @ $184.99 with 6 remaining) 2009 Château Malescot St. Exupéry
6/18/2010 (24 x 750ml @ $88.99 with 24 remaining) 2009 Château Malescot St. Exupéry
6/18/2010 (15 x 375ml @ $62.99 with 15 remaining) 2009 Château Pontet-Canet
6/18/2010 (12 x 750ml @ $36.99 with 12 remaining) 2009 Château Rol Valentin
6/17/2010 (8 x 750ml @ $42.99 with 8 remaining) 2009 Château La Dominique
6/15/2010 (3 x 1.5L @ $224.99 with 3 remaining) 2009 Château Pontet-Canet
6/15/2010 (36 x 750ml @ $109.99 with 36 remaining) 2009 Château Pontet-Canet
6/15/2010 (12 x 750ml @ $45.99 with 12 remaining) 2009 Château Prieuré-Lichine
6/7/2010 (12 x 750ml @ $59.99 with 12 remaining) 2009 Château Gruaud Larose
6/3/2010 (12 x 750ml @ $31.99 with 12 remaining) 2009 Château Barde-Haut
6/3/2010 (12 x 750ml @ $29.99 with 12 remaining) 2009 Château Haut-Bergey
5/19/2010 (12 x 750ml @ $59.99 with 12 remaining) 2009 Château Duhart-Milon
5/17/2010 (12 x 750ml @ $119.99 with 12 remaining) 2009 Château La Fleur-Pétrus
5/10/2010 (12 x 750ml @ $72.99 with 12 remaining) 2009 Château Gazin
4/27/2010 (12 x 750ml @ $39.99 with 12 remaining) 2009 Château Lucia
Eyeballing this, i think there are over 400 bottles in that list. I hope to live 40 years more or so, at consumption rate of roughly 125 bottles a year and probably 10% bordeaux, i think i may reach that total by the time i am scheduled to go underground.
"The hardest thing to attain ... is the appreciation of difference without insisting on superiority" George Saintsbury
Lots of Chateau La Nothing
Interesting you actually found some for below $300 at release.
"Believe me, you can count on Slippery Pete" - Kramer
I also got some from the LCBO over a year ago at $159 and it sold out the day of release. The 2010 was released a while ago at $329 is still available. This is the first time in many years(except 2007) that LFP has not sold out on initial release in Ontario. At $300+ I'm out
Going where the water tastes like wine
Yes, I was very lucky to get a case for this price from Wine Exchange.
After further checking, Wine Exchange actually charged me $124.99 per bottle instead of $119.99...I just updated cellartracker with correct amount.
FYI, the high quantity is what made my friends and I still question my lucidity.
I'm also hoping to live another 40 years to enjoy these wines in the company of friends. If I don't make it; then, Santiago (my son) is going to be drinking some good juice.
JAR, you really did well in your purchases. In reference to your comment about my having gone deep on 2009, and you had too . . . I think I'm in the deep end of the kiddie pool . . . you're in the big kids' pool! On the Pontet Canet, I bought a case in 2000, have over the last 3 years tried one a year and have not had a good experience yet. I'll now wait 3 more years (into 2015) before opening my next. I surmise you're probably 15 or 20 years younger than my 60 years, so, you've got time to drink your wines and let those needing longer periods to age do so. I actually thought I would not be buying in 2009 but the reviews indicated early maturing wines and I thought I'd have one last go. Glad I did.
KL has a small quantity of Smith Haut Lafitte Rouge at $199.99
Not a great price, but already the cheapest.
"Believe me, you can count on Slippery Pete" - Kramer
1 Chateau Pontet-Canet (6.0L)
3 Chateau Pontet-Canet (750ml)
3 Chateau Malescot St. Exupery (750ml)
3 Château Lynch-Bages (750ml)
3 Clos Marsalette (750ml)
6 Chateau Suduiraut (375ml)
3 Château Guiraud (375ml)
3 Château Raymond-Lafon (375ml)
3 Château Rieussec (375ml)
Looking forward to those mags of '08 Salon.
Saw a couple of the bigger 2009 Bordeaux on the shelf at Binny's today. Beau Sejur Becot at $80 and d'Issan at $70.
Malescot-St-Exupery, Margaux ($100)
Wish I'd done a little more.
Saw the 2009 Château de Seguin Cuvée Prestige at Trader Joe's for $11 the other day. Anyone every have this wine?
My futures of Chateau Fleur Cardinale have come in. Still waiting on the others.
I have had Lynch Bages, Malescot St Exupery and Coutet come in so far. Although I always get excited once they show as in stock, it's probably best that it takes longer while I try to reduce existing inventory.
Most of mine are in but Im not taking delivery until the weather cools around thanksgiving.
I already tasted some 2009 Bordeaux, but still want to taste more. Here are some of my bucketlist
2009 Mouton Cadet White Bordeaux
2009 Chateneuf White Bordeaux Kosher
2009 Axek Des Vignes
2009 Bordeaux Red Blends Wine (Treana Red )
I found a great (and funny) book for new wine drinkers:
So far i have received very little of my 2009 futures.... Only have 18 of 96 bottles.
Not buying any, but the Lynch Bages, Echo de Lynch Bages, and Les Ormes de Pez are all excellent, especially the Lynch Bages.
Just one more sip.
Good to hear Board-O. Picked up a few of the Lynch-Bages.
I have not received any 2009 futures yet.
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