LCBO Price Alert

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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
The lcbo is selling mags of 1982 Dom Pérignon Oenotheque Rose for the wicked price of $6,763.95 a bottle. Available from Wine Consignors for $1,480 a bottle and a place in Europe for $2,800. $5,300 over priced may be a new record...


Did you see the prices for the D'Yquem library offering, following the vertical dinner? Pricing strategy on the 82 Dom seems similar. Crazy
QPR alert. I had been buying a bunch of the 2009 Vidal Fleury CdR off the general list for $14.95 last year and thought is was good value at that price. There is now an LTO for $12.95 on this until Feb 3. I believe some stores have started to carry the 2010 which I have not yet tried, but the 2009 was quite nice.
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Originally posted by vinoevelo:
i've had a few since release and each time i have they've got increasingly closed. Not to deter you to try, but at least give it a good decant. I'm getting more, but not going to touch them for a few years before trying again.


Thanks for the advice. So, are you thinking another three to five years?
I opened a bottle of the 07 Vajra Albe a couple of weeks ago and found the fruit was dull and fading. Not sure if it was closing down or just a corked bottle. I'm wondering if it's the former because of vinoevelo's experience above and a couple of other comments in a similar vein on Cellartracker.

It would be good to know if it is shutting down because I just bought some more at the new improved price.
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Originally posted by on the wine:
I opened a bottle of the 07 Vajra Albe a couple of weeks ago and found the fruit was dull and fading. Not sure if it was closing down or just a corked bottle. I'm wondering if it's the former because of vinoevelo's experience above and a couple of other comments in a similar vein on Cellartracker.

It would be good to know if it is shutting down because I just bought some more at the new improved price.


Haven't tried this 2007, but the 2005 I had was pretty good !
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Originally posted by on the wine:
I opened a bottle of the 07 Vajra Albe a couple of weeks ago and found the fruit was dull and fading. Not sure if it was closing down or just a corked bottle. I'm wondering if it's the former because of vinoevelo's experience above and a couple of other comments in a similar vein on Cellartracker.

It would be good to know if it is shutting down because I just bought some more at the new improved price.


I opened a bottle last night and gave it a 1 3/4 hr decant. It was comparable to 2005 Barolo I've had at the same age, from the same price range ($30-$45). Yes, muted compared to more expensive Barolo. Maybe it's just young and needs some time, but it was quite good with the significant decanter time (drank over the following 2.5 hrs). It showed dark red fruits, violets, and was well balanced with dusty, grippy tannins and good acidity. Very good now with 2hr decant, better in 2-7 years imo. Excellent QPR at the reduced price - Thanks again Vijay, and OTW.
My experience with the 2005 was that it really benefitted from a slow ox. I tend to give both the '05 & '07 a good 1-2 hrs standing upright in bottle, and then another 1-2 hrs in decanter. I've also slow ox'd it in the fridge -- in a Grolsch swing top bottle with about half a cm of air space. Come back to it in 2-4 weeks and you'll get great aromatics and very approachable fruit.
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Originally posted by Darcy:
My experience with the 2005 was that it really benefitted from a slow ox. I tend to give both the '05 & '07 a good 1-2 hrs standing upright in bottle, and then another 1-2 hrs in decanter. I've also slow ox'd it in the fridge -- in a Grolsch swing top bottle with about half a cm of air space. Come back to it in 2-4 weeks and you'll get great aromatics and very approachable fruit.


Very interesting...I had about 2 cases of the 2005 and always found it be a pop and pour. That being said, I have never been a proponent of decanting barolo (some obvious exceptions, but only the really big boys). Nebbiolo is prone to oxidation so for me....its pop and pour.
I loved the 2005 and also the 2007....just great wine.
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Originally posted by Bruce Hayes:
"Finally" got the three bottles of 2010 Bosquet des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Chante Le Merle Vieilles Vignes I ordered in November from VSO.

Opened the box and discovered three bottles of the 2009 and not the 2010. Sigh.


Mad
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Originally posted by Bruce Hayes:
"Finally" got the three bottles of 2010 Bosquet des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Chante Le Merle Vieilles Vignes I ordered in November from VSO.

Opened the box and discovered three bottles of the 2009 and not the 2010. Sigh.


Just got off the phone with Vintages and, you guessed it, my options are to keep the wine or return it and get my money back. To make matters worse, they insisted that the vintage I ordered from VSO was the 2009 and not the 2010 and that if the VSO site stated it was the 2010, then that was a mistake.

Sooo, am I crazy or did others order and receive the 2010 vintage??? Mad
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Originally posted by Bruce Hayes:
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Originally posted by Bruce Hayes:
"Finally" got the three bottles of 2010 Bosquet des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Chante Le Merle Vieilles Vignes I ordered in November from VSO.

Opened the box and discovered three bottles of the 2009 and not the 2010. Sigh.


Just got off the phone with Vintages and, you guessed it, my options are to keep the wine or return it and get my money back. To make matters worse, they insisted that the vintage I ordered from VSO was the 2009 and not the 2010 and that if the VSO site stated it was the 2010, then that was a mistake.

Sooo, am I crazy or did others order and receive the 2010 vintage??? Mad

Those may indeed be the only options they will give you. But the 6 bottles I received from VSO are the 2010 vintage of Chante Le Merle Vieilles Vignes. (I went and double checked before posting.)

So whoever you spoke to at Vintages doesn't know what they are talking about. Is that a surprise? Bang
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Originally posted by Bruce Hayes:
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Originally posted by Bruce Hayes:
"Finally" got the three bottles of 2010 Bosquet des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Chante Le Merle Vieilles Vignes I ordered in November from VSO.

Opened the box and discovered three bottles of the 2009 and not the 2010. Sigh.


Just got off the phone with Vintages and, you guessed it, my options are to keep the wine or return it and get my money back. To make matters worse, they insisted that the vintage I ordered from VSO was the 2009 and not the 2010 and that if the VSO site stated it was the 2010, then that was a mistake.

Sooo, am I crazy or did others order and receive the 2010 vintage??? Mad


Just checked...got the 2010. Do you have an invoice with the vintage...not that it would change any minds.
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Originally posted by Jcamp:
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Originally posted by Bruce Hayes:
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Originally posted by Bruce Hayes:
"Finally" got the three bottles of 2010 Bosquet des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Chante Le Merle Vieilles Vignes I ordered in November from VSO.

Opened the box and discovered three bottles of the 2009 and not the 2010. Sigh.


Just got off the phone with Vintages and, you guessed it, my options are to keep the wine or return it and get my money back. To make matters worse, they insisted that the vintage I ordered from VSO was the 2009 and not the 2010 and that if the VSO site stated it was the 2010, then that was a mistake.

Sooo, am I crazy or did others order and receive the 2010 vintage??? Mad


Just checked...got the 2010. Do you have an invoice with the vintage...not that it would change any minds.


I have an invoice but for "some reason" the vintage date is illegible.
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Originally posted by futronic:
Bruce,

You could log onto VSO and look at your order history. Print out the invoice from there and see what it reads.


Thanks. Just did that and, sure enough, it states 2010.

In the end, it doesn't matter as the Vintages person confirmed that the wine is sold out. I guess I'll return the 2009. Have been spending more than I should lately, so returning this will help.
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Originally posted by Chard:
2009 Antinori Solaia is currently $200 at my LCBO and the 2009 Sassicaia is $140.

Might be pulling the trigger on these.

2009 Sassicaia is a beauty and at $140 a steal! IWC(Tanzer) gave it 97 points and Suckling gave it 98! I would buy more Sassicaia and pass on the Solaia.
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Originally posted by bman:
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Originally posted by Chard:
2009 Antinori Solaia is currently $200 at my LCBO and the 2009 Sassicaia is $140.

Might be pulling the trigger on these.


And which LCBO might that be, exactly? Wink


Planning on taking a little trip "down the road"?
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Originally posted by Bruce Hayes:
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Originally posted by bman:
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Originally posted by Chard:
2009 Antinori Solaia is currently $200 at my LCBO and the 2009 Sassicaia is $140.

Might be pulling the trigger on these.


And which LCBO might that be, exactly? Wink


Planning on taking a little trip "down the road"?


No, no, not at all, I'm just curious, really! Devilish Why do you ask? Wink
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Originally posted by bman:
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Originally posted by Bruce Hayes:
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Originally posted by bman:
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Originally posted by Chard:
2009 Antinori Solaia is currently $200 at my LCBO and the 2009 Sassicaia is $140.

Might be pulling the trigger on these.


And which LCBO might that be, exactly? Wink


Planning on taking a little trip "down the road"?


No, no, not at all, I'm just curious, really! Devilish Why do you ask? Wink


No reason. Just being nosy!
Chard, once you purchase the bottles you want, perhaps you might want to consider releasing the store details so that others on this board can at least be aware of which stores in the London area employ this practice (i.e. store level markdowns) as I'm sure not all do so.
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Originally posted by bman:
This sale is a very rare and welcome deal in many cases, especially for California wines, which is even more rare and welcome that for many others. I've bought several that are selling for nearly or sometimes less than the US average on Winesearcher, for example:

-l'Avion
-Reininger Ash Hollow syrah
-Ravenswood Belloni zin
-Parable shiraz
-Testament shiraz
-Onkaparinga grenache

And even ports!

The 08 L'Avion Roussanne has dropped below $30 now. And still has far to go! Ack
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Originally posted by Mimik:
Yeah chard. Pray tell us where you got them bottles. Otherwise the toronto wine cru and their posse may have to kill ya! Wink

Vijay, I got your back Wink


Bring it, you won't get past the Tri Cities as my K-W posse will intercept.

WEST SIDE forever! Razz

Fanshawe Road LCBO in London, I will post all sale items tonight.
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Originally posted by Chard:
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Originally posted by Mimik:
Yeah chard. Pray tell us where you got them bottles. Otherwise the toronto wine cru and their posse may have to kill ya! Wink

Vijay, I got your back Wink


Bring it, you won't get past the Tri Cities as my K-W posse will intercept.

WEST SIDE forever! Razz

Fanshawe Road LCBO in London, I will post all sale items tonight.


We got your back Chard Wink
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Originally posted by Dave Canada:
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Originally posted by Chard:
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Originally posted by Mimik:
Yeah chard. Pray tell us where you got them bottles. Otherwise the toronto wine cru and their posse may have to kill ya! Wink

Vijay, I got your back Wink


Bring it, you won't get past the Tri Cities as my K-W posse will intercept.

WEST SIDE forever! Razz

Fanshawe Road LCBO in London, I will post all sale items tonight.


We got your back Chard Wink


What is this, West Side Story??

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