I can only assume people are buying the unsold bordeaux at the prices listed as they seem to get more outlandish with each classics release.

Also - when did winealign.com become a trusted source for reviews and 100pt-scale scores? I think i missed something.
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Originally posted by CSM:
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Originally posted by mangiare:
nothing like $92 Fuligni normale from a so so vintage


Costanti in December at $111 too. Ouch.


I know, the prices are frustrating. The 2010 was $96 through Classics. When Zachy's has it at $63USD, I still feel like we're getting hosed.
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Originally posted by vinoevelo:
I can only assume people are buying the unsold bordeaux at the prices listed as they seem to get more outlandish with each classics release.

Also - when did winealign.com become a trusted source for reviews and 100pt-scale scores? I think i missed something.


It seems to have devolved to 'anyone with a pen or a blog who'll give it a high score gets their review printed here...' for some time. 99 pts - Joe's Garage & Wine Reviews... The list of new an unknown reviewers seems to grow with each release - bi-weekly or classics..
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Originally posted by futronic:
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Originally posted by mangiare:
nothing like $92 Fuligni normale from a so so vintage


How is 2012 Brunello a so-so vintage? Obviously plenty to taste, but supposedly great things. Definitely not like 2005/2008/2011.


Must sharpen up on my reading. I wasn't aware.
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Originally posted by 7smcb:
10 Clarke Mags 77 SAQ / 115 LCBO
10 Cantemerle 50 SAQ / 100 LCBO
13 Flaccianello 97 SAQ / 129 LCBO

I"m sure there are worse examples buried in there. Shameless and stupid profiteering.


Yeah, my eyeballs rolled when I saw the 10 Cantermerle pricing. I like Cantemerle...at $50. Same for Clarke. I like it at $30 or $35 - $115 for mag! Sick. KGBO must be testing new price gouging methodologies on these two.
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Originally posted by mangiare:
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Originally posted by futronic:
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Originally posted by mangiare:
nothing like $92 Fuligni normale from a so so vintage


How is 2012 Brunello a so-so vintage? Obviously plenty to taste, but supposedly great things. Definitely not like 2005/2008/2011.


Must sharpen up on my reading. I wasn't aware.


Apparently not as uniformly strong as say '10, but there are supposedly some outstanding wines available.
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Originally posted by futronic:
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Originally posted by CSM:
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Originally posted by mangiare:
nothing like $92 Fuligni normale from a so so vintage


Costanti in December at $111 too. Ouch.


I know, the prices are frustrating. The 2010 was $96 through Classics. When Zachy's has it at $63USD, I still feel like we're getting hosed.


I think the 2007 Fuligni Riserva at $269 is even more outrageous.
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Originally posted by VinCentric:
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Originally posted by vinoevelo:
I can only assume people are buying the unsold bordeaux at the prices listed as they seem to get more outlandish with each classics release.

Also - when did winealign.com become a trusted source for reviews and 100pt-scale scores? I think i missed something.


It seems to have devolved to 'anyone with a pen or a blog who'll give it a high score gets their review printed here...' for some time. 99 pts - Joe's Garage & Wine Reviews... The list of new an unknown reviewers seems to grow with each release - bi-weekly or classics..

I was once giving the gears to the PC at Laird St about all the Suckling scores they had posted. It ended with him making up a new shelf-talker saying 'Paul's Pick' on one of the obscure wines I like. Next time I went to the store, it was sold out!

Bullshit sells...
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Originally posted by on the wine:
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Originally posted by VinCentric:
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Originally posted by vinoevelo:
I can only assume people are buying the unsold bordeaux at the prices listed as they seem to get more outlandish with each classics release.

Also - when did winealign.com become a trusted source for reviews and 100pt-scale scores? I think i missed something.


It seems to have devolved to 'anyone with a pen or a blog who'll give it a high score gets their review printed here...' for some time. 99 pts - Joe's Garage & Wine Reviews... The list of new an unknown reviewers seems to grow with each release - bi-weekly or classics..

I was once giving the gears to the PC at Laird St about all the Suckling scores they had posted. It ended with him making up a new shelf-talker saying 'Paul's Pick' on one of the obscure wines I like. Next time I went to the store, it was sold out!

Bullshit sells...


Nice!
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Originally posted by futronic:
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Originally posted by CSM:
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Originally posted by mangiare:
nothing like $92 Fuligni normale from a so so vintage


Costanti in December at $111 too. Ouch.


I know, the prices are frustrating. The 2010 was $96 through Classics. When Zachy's has it at $63USD, I still feel like we're getting hosed.



Just got through telling a long-time customer to keep his money in his pocket.
The November 2017 CLASSICS lists on p.20 the 2014 Penfolds RWT (Bin 798) Barossa Valley Shiraz for a cool $226.
The reason for waiving him off was because he could get it from the SAQ in Quebec which has it listed at $140.50.
Something like this has me baffled.

I suggested he consider instead the Aussie wine that appears under it... the 2013 Schild Estate Limited Release Moorooroo Vineyard Shiraz for $89.
The grapes come from vines that are 169 years old and the vines are recognized by the Barossa Old Vine Charter as "Ancient Vines" -- no kidding.
If the Suckling score of 96 points for the Penfolds RWT was a factor to the customer then I suggested he go with the Schild which Suckling rated 95 points and trade 3 bottles for the price of one.
Not to mention that WS rated the Penfolds 93 points and the Schild at 94 points.

These pricing and scoring differences can leave customers confused and indecisive as to whether to buy anything. I try to pry the dollars from their wallet but leave them with value selections that could not be beat in any jurisdiction or market.

CHEERS
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Originally posted by nicos:

I suggested he consider instead the Aussie wine that appears under it... the 2013 Schild Estate Limited Release Moorooroo Vineyard Shiraz for $89.
The grapes come from vines that are 169 years old and the vines are recognized by the Barossa Old Vine Charter as "Ancient Vines" -- no kidding.
If the Suckling score of 96 points for the Penfolds RWT was a factor to the customer then I suggested he go with the Schild which Suckling rated 95 points and trade 3 bottles for the price of one.
Not to mention that WS rated the Penfolds 93 points and the Schild at 94 points.


Hmmmm...you just sold me a few bottles of wine... Wink
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Originally posted by ABryce:
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Originally posted by bman:
Anyone loading up on that $37 British sparkler?

(spoiler alert - gonna try a bottle myself)


I grabbed one to give it a shot.


I was going to as well but didn't in the end. There was nothing else there I wanted and couldn't be bothered to make the call for a single bottle. But please let me know if you like it!

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