If I were in the market for 2008 Screagle, I'd rather buy 2 x 750's for $2700 each from K &L and save myself $2000 , instead of buying the magnum. While there should be a premium for the magnum, the difference in price could almost buy a third bottle.
Oh I understand this firsthand. I had the same thinking back when I started buying wine. It was before I had experience tasting the same wine from 750s and magnums (and larger.) The beauty of wine from larger formats!
My buddy still jokes about it. It was 95 Spottswoode. I opted for (2) 750s and he did the magnum. At the time I couldn't make sense of why I'd pay so much of a premium for the magnum. Oh well, hindsight is always 20/20.
So, I totally get your point winedrmike. Thank you for sharing.