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by CraigT
June 21st, 2019, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux Futures - What Did Everyone Buy?
Replies: 78
Views: 3954

Re: 2018 Bordeaux Futures - What Did Everyone Buy?

1. Clinet (case) 2. Les Carmes Haut Brion (case) 3. Palmer (case) 4. Larcis Ducasse (case) 5. Calon Segur (case) 6. Canon (case) 7. Rauzan Segla (case) 8. Pontet Canet (case) 9. Beausejour Duffau Lagarrosse (case) 10. Leoville Las Cases (case) 11. Ausone (3 btls) 12. La Conseillante (case) 13. L'If ...
by CraigT
June 21st, 2019, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Bordeaux Futures retailers?..
Replies: 14
Views: 916

Re: Best Bordeaux Futures retailers?..

I am a big fan of K&L in San Francisco. I don't care for Wally's in Los Angeles (Had problems with 2009 Bordeaux future's). I like Zachy's but they now charge tax on out of state shipments. But there customer service is great! I like Macarthur's in DC. I also like Hart Davis Hart in Chicago but they...
by CraigT
June 14th, 2019, 10:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cheval Blanc 2018 - RElease price is 120 Euro's higher than other 1st Growth
Replies: 57
Views: 3429

Re: Cheval Blanc 2018 - RElease price is 120 Euro's higher than other 1st Growth

The 09-10 situation was awful. Here in Dallas there is a store that is sitting on 10 cases of 2010 Margaux at $1,100 a bottle. They happen to be a huge store with good long-term warehouse storage, so on paper they can "afford" the cash flow implications of sitting on those wines these past several ...
by CraigT
June 12th, 2019, 3:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 245
Views: 16317

Re: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?

Just want to bring this up. This vintage is unique in the world of Bordeaux. There's been nothing like this before. I think this could turn out some legendary wines. [cheers.gif] I’m really not sure if this is real or sarcasm. If the former, could you explain why? I’m not doubting, just questioning...
by CraigT
June 12th, 2019, 1:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 245
Views: 16317

Re: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?

Thanks Crickey - your thoughts are much appreciated. As with some others - I am looking for a handful of special wines to save given the important of 2018 (son's birth year). I am fortunate enough to be able to afford a few of the "first growths" so just trying to better gauge from folks where to f...
by CraigT
June 6th, 2019, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ouch. Premoxed 2011 V. Dauvissat La Forest
Replies: 56
Views: 3048

Re: Ouch. Premoxed 2011 V. Dauvissat La Forest

I’ve had no problems with my bottles. I drank a 2008 Les clos and it was perfect [cheers.gif]. Maybe this is a storage issue? I bought mine from a shop in Dijon France were it was stored in perfect old stone cellar. Just a thought?
by CraigT
May 17th, 2019, 4:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Georges Lelektsoglou
Replies: 17
Views: 971

Re: Georges Lelektsoglou

I have been to his shop twice. The last time was in April. I tried most of his wines. There all great! I have a case of most of his wines including all his Côte-Rôtie’s, CDP, Crozes-Hermitage 2014, 2015’s. His wines are some of the best in the Rhône! Buy with abandon!
by CraigT
May 17th, 2019, 4:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert Parker retires
Replies: 125
Views: 7955

Re: Robert Parker retires

I must say, I am sad to hear of his retirement. He was the person that got me interested in wine back in the early 1980’s. My first wine 🍷 I bought was some 1982 Bordeaux based on his reviews. Whether you will admit it or not he changed, for the better, how wine was made. He forced wine makers to im...
by CraigT
May 14th, 2019, 3:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 245
Views: 16317

Re: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?

I pulled the trigger on Palmer. I don’t think it will be around very long. It sold out in Bordeaux already and the chateau released higher percentage than normal.
by CraigT
May 3rd, 2017, 2:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Gonon St. Joseph sells for $120 - Winebid
Replies: 96
Views: 6725

2010 Gonon St. Joseph sells for $120 - Winebid

By the way I was in the northern Rhone and Gonon now sells for 40euros for the 2015 and that was cheaper than most places.
by CraigT
February 11th, 2017, 11:11 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: 1 day in Reims
Replies: 11
Views: 931

1 day in Reims

I would actually recommend visiting Epernay instead. I think it's easier walking around and there's a combination of big champagne houses plus a short taxi ride to some top mid size houses plus some Top grower houses. It also has the best Champagne shop in the world, "Le 520". The prices are the bes...
by CraigT
April 29th, 2016, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert just canceled my order!
Replies: 112
Views: 8885

Aubert just canceled my order!

Check this out. They shipped the wine when it was 87 degrees outside in a non-styrofoam shipper. According to UPS it sat in concord for 13 hours?. I called them and they said no problem we'll replace the wine. It got sent back and then I get an email saying they have no more wine. This sucks! [swea...
by CraigT
April 29th, 2016, 7:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Winery's ship with Egg Carton shippers?
Replies: 32
Views: 1339

Which Winery's ship with Egg Carton shippers?

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Philip N. Jones wrote:They are not winery's. They are wineries.
Phil Jones
by CraigT
April 29th, 2016, 6:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11730
Views: 560136

What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2014 Francois Cotat "Les Mont Damnes" x 4
2014 Francois Cotat "La Grande Cote" x 4
2014 Francois Cotat "Culs du Beaujeu" x 4
2014 Francois Cotat "Caillottes" x 4
by CraigT
April 29th, 2016, 6:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert just canceled my order!
Replies: 112
Views: 8885

Aubert just canceled my order!

Please explain what benefit you hoped to derive in posting this thread.. I sincerely doubt anyone who enjoys Aubert wines will change their purchasing habits based on your experience.. So, why bother? While we are waiting, perhaps you can explain what benefit you hoped to derive from posting this. ...
by CraigT
April 29th, 2016, 6:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Winery's ship with Egg Carton shippers?
Replies: 32
Views: 1339

Which Winery's ship with Egg Carton shippers?

I'm trying to compile a list of winery's that ship with egg carton shipper's in California and weather you can request styrofoam instead.
by CraigT
April 28th, 2016, 2:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert just canceled my order!
Replies: 112
Views: 8885

Aubert just canceled my order!

John, Yah, Aubert was refering to the egg pack wine shippers.
by CraigT
April 28th, 2016, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert just canceled my order!
Replies: 112
Views: 8885

Aubert just canceled my order!

Regarding the cork's, most were recessed about 1/4 inch. When I talked to Aubert they said they leave there corks 1mm short. What was interesting in the package is that the wines at the top were the most affected and as I went down in levels of packaging the wines were less effected. The bottom row ...
by CraigT
April 28th, 2016, 1:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert just canceled my order!
Replies: 112
Views: 8885

Aubert just canceled my order!

No orders from me in the future. I'm pulling my name from the list. [head-bang.gif]
by CraigT
April 28th, 2016, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert just canceled my order!
Replies: 112
Views: 8885

Aubert just canceled my order!

I spoke with the owner Mark Aubert and he said they literally have no wine to replace the bottle. he went on to say that there were "numerous" customers that had sent wine back for some reason or other and that they did not have enough to replace everybody's. So it appears that I was not the only on...
by CraigT
April 28th, 2016, 11:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert just canceled my order!
Replies: 112
Views: 8885

Aubert just canceled my order!

They did refund my money via my credit card. Whats interesting is they sent me an invoice that showed the refund and in little print underneath it said "order was returned at customers request. No inventory to fulfill order." At least they could of sent me an email. Whats also interesting is I had t...
by CraigT
April 27th, 2016, 3:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert just canceled my order!
Replies: 112
Views: 8885

Aubert just canceled my order!

Check this out. They shipped the wine when it was 87 degrees outside in a non-styrofoam shipper. According to UPS it sat in concord for 13 hours?. I called them and they said no problem we'll replace the wine. It got sent back and then I get an email saying they have no more wine. This sucks! [swear...
by CraigT
April 27th, 2016, 3:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert just canceled my order!
Replies: 112
Views: 8885

Aubert just canceled my order!

Aubert just canceled my order after I returned heat damaged wine! [swearing.gif] Anbody have this same problem?
by CraigT
January 16th, 2016, 8:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert-open !
Replies: 85
Views: 4771

Aubert-open !

Glenn, It was first come first served. As printed on notice. They must have sold out.
by CraigT
May 25th, 2015, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: School me...a white burg/Chablis that looks like this...
Replies: 17
Views: 1256

School me...a white burg/Chablis that looks like this...

I suggest you look at Domaine Samuel Billaud "les Clos" 2012. This has all your looking for at a reasonable price. Too bad you're not in Europe because it can be had for as little as $50, but here its $80. Still a good buy though. If you go to Europe on business you can great Chablis/Burgundy's for ...
by CraigT
May 22nd, 2015, 4:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11730
Views: 560136

What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

3 bottle's of 2011 Raveneau "Vaillons"
3 bottle's of 2011 Raveneau "Chapelot"
2 bottle's of 2009 Raveneau "Montmain"

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by CraigT
May 22nd, 2015, 3:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Bordeaux Futures
Replies: 290
Views: 19983

2014 Bordeaux Futures

If you're interested EP price history, check out www.bordoverview.com. It's a good source on prices going back to 2004. Just thought I would mention it.

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