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by Tom Reddick
July 14th, 2020, 10:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wow-Received an Email For 2017 DRC
Replies: 42
Views: 3640

Re: Wow-Received an Email For 2017 DRC

While there is insatiable demand from a limited customer base, the fact is DRC is becoming more of a nightmare than a dream for many retailers. Tom, I guess your term "nightmare" is directly correlated to the prices "10k+" (for RC), not to those first tranche prices mentioned by Andy Sc, am I right...
by Tom Reddick
July 14th, 2020, 7:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wow-Received an Email For 2017 DRC
Replies: 42
Views: 3640

Re: Wow-Received an Email For 2017 DRC

This is a memorable post for me, and I appreciate your writing it Tom. Because this is a wine group and because these wines are as good as they are, they get placed on a sort of unassailable pedestal. But this sums up my feeling and (more limited) experience rather more directly and eloquently than...
by Tom Reddick
July 12th, 2020, 10:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wow-Received an Email For 2017 DRC
Replies: 42
Views: 3640

Re: Wow-Received an Email For 2017 DRC

Why the f*ck would you pass at those prices Tom? Mainly because I really don't like knowing that a number of other US collectors are getting them via the same distribution channel (except for the retailer) at a fraction of the price I would be paying. I am not going to repeat the data since it was ...
by Tom Reddick
July 11th, 2020, 11:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wow-Received an Email For 2017 DRC
Replies: 42
Views: 3640

Re: Wow-Received an Email For 2017 DRC

They come in 3, 6, and 12 packs. As do all the others they offer. Don't believe they make 6 or 12s of the RC. They also don't make 12s of much of anything anymore. The standard shipment to the US is 6 and the RC and Monty are in 3s. This is spot on. 6's for all except RC and Monty in 3's. Correct- ...
by Tom Reddick
July 11th, 2020, 11:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wow-Received an Email For 2017 DRC
Replies: 42
Views: 3640

Re: Wow-Received an Email For 2017 DRC

I passed on the 2017s, but in case it is helpful for reference, here are the pre-discount full retail prices I was quoted this year (and no- I am not on the private baller list), Echezeaux - 900 Grands-Echezeaux - 1,325 Richebourg - 2,250 La Tache - 2,500 Romanee St. Vivant - 2,500 Montrachet - 5,00...
by Tom Reddick
July 10th, 2020, 11:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Birthday TNs - 2016 Tignanello, 2017 Schloss Lieser Auslese GK, 2004 Philipponnat Clos des Goisses
Replies: 7
Views: 462

Re: Birthday TNs - 2016 Tignanello, 2017 Schloss Lieser Auslese GK, 2004 Philipponnat Clos des Goisses

Thanks everyone for your kind words. For my first birthday ever alone- it came out pretty nice.

Post now updated with day 2 on the Schloss-Lieser GKA- and what a good day 2 it was...
by Tom Reddick
July 10th, 2020, 5:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ceritas inaugural rose release
Replies: 32
Views: 1673

Re: Ceritas inaugural rose release

This afternoon is the plan.
by Tom Reddick
July 9th, 2020, 8:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Birthday TNs - 2016 Tignanello, 2017 Schloss Lieser Auslese GK, 2004 Philipponnat Clos des Goisses
Replies: 7
Views: 462

Birthday TNs - 2016 Tignanello, 2017 Schloss Lieser Auslese GK, 2004 Philipponnat Clos des Goisses

Good evening all. Despite being more of a solitary creature than most, I think this today was the first time in my life that I celebrated my birthday alone, courtesy of the recent COVID spike here in Texas. I am, luckily, really slammed with work projects right now- so at first I figured I would jus...
by Tom Reddick
July 7th, 2020, 10:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A question for our elder states(men/women)
Replies: 50
Views: 2486

Re: A question for our elder states(men/women)

I will be 47 years old the day after tomorrow, and I have been thinking (and collecting) with my likely future need for wine in mind for a couple of years now. For starters, when I got into wine in college I started working ITB which carried into what has been a very nice secondary profession in app...
by Tom Reddick
July 6th, 2020, 2:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WB Zoom Chat Friday 7/3 6pm Pacific
Replies: 11
Views: 411

Re: WB Zoom Chat Friday 7/3 6pm Pacific

This was a great time! Thank you Brian for organizing, and to all for some great wine talk. Look forward to future gatherings.
by Tom Reddick
July 6th, 2020, 2:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Red Burgundy
Replies: 22
Views: 1405

Re: 2014 Red Burgundy

Appreciate this thread. Thanks to lots of work travel and then COVID, I have a serious backlog of young wines I have been meaning to sample- among them 2014 Roumier Charmes and 2014 Rousseau Ruchottes. Has anyone had either lately, or at least something from the same producer and vintage? Given what...
by Tom Reddick
July 6th, 2020, 2:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1865 Lafite
Replies: 18
Views: 2269

Re: 1865 Lafite

In the 1970s, there were a number of US collectors- many of them in Texas- who bought significant quantities of pre-phylloxera Lafite from various London auction sales, including the famous Glamis Castle auctions. Lafite did a US tour a few years later, going around the country to recork and recondi...
by Tom Reddick
July 3rd, 2020, 5:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP Tony Terlato
Replies: 5
Views: 814

Re: RIP Tony Terlato

RIP. I never met the man, but I have a great deal of respect for the company because when the Diageo portfolio was dissolved, the labels Terlato picked up- including Ramonet- continued to be distributed in large measure to existing networks. They were the one company that really seemed to care about...
by Tom Reddick
July 1st, 2020, 10:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Dom Perignon
Replies: 27
Views: 1402

Re: 2010 Dom Perignon

in what world would anyone buy these at 185 when 08 is so available. $185 is the price I was quoted in an email today from one of the big Chicago retailers. In answer to your question Charlie, here in the Texas market there are still a number of places selling stocks of 2008 for $170ish, but I have...
by Tom Reddick
July 1st, 2020, 10:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN - 2017 Drouhin Beaune Clos des Mouches blanc - excellent vintage, especially good for those worried about premox
Replies: 8
Views: 377

Re: TN - 2017 Drouhin Beaune Clos des Mouches blanc - excellent vintage, especially good for those worried about premox

Wondering if my lone bottle of 85 is still alive? Burghound and Gilman both post good experiences in the late 2000s and one CTer had a very positive note from 2015. I have not had that particular vintage, but I will say that Drouhin's Beaune Clos des Mouches has uncommon staying power, and I think ...
by Tom Reddick
July 1st, 2020, 9:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WB Zoom Chat Friday 7/3 6pm Pacific
Replies: 11
Views: 411

Re: WB Zoom Chat Friday 7/3 6pm Pacific

Sounds fun- I am game. What do you guys want to watch me drink?
by Tom Reddick
July 1st, 2020, 8:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN - 2017 Drouhin Beaune Clos des Mouches blanc - excellent vintage, especially good for those worried about premox
Replies: 8
Views: 377

Re: TN - 2017 Drouhin Beaune Clos des Mouches blanc - excellent vintage, especially good for those worried about premox

Excellent, detailed tasting note. I love 17s, and based on past releases I suspected that the Drouhin whites would do very well in this vintage. I look forward to trying the 17 Clos des Mouches in the near future. Thanks for the post. Thank you Joel- look forward to your impressions. I have only ha...
by Tom Reddick
July 1st, 2020, 8:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN - 2017 Drouhin Beaune Clos des Mouches blanc - excellent vintage, especially good for those worried about premox
Replies: 8
Views: 377

Re: TN - 2017 Drouhin Beaune Clos des Mouches blanc - excellent vintage, especially good for those worried about premox

one bottle doth not an anti-premox warranty make. It’s random, completely random. Hi Alan- agreed it is random. What I intended to convey was that this is a white burgundy you can buy and drink very young and also get a lot of the goodies that come with age without having to age it to that period o...
by Tom Reddick
July 1st, 2020, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN - 2017 Drouhin Beaune Clos des Mouches blanc - excellent vintage, especially good for those worried about premox
Replies: 8
Views: 377

TN - 2017 Drouhin Beaune Clos des Mouches blanc - excellent vintage, especially good for those worried about premox

Good evening all, TN from CT below. I am posting this in particular to call attention to the fact that this is one of those rare vintages where I feel like a lot of the cream and detail of maturity are showing in this early stage. Therefore, for those who are worried about premox (as I think we all ...
by Tom Reddick
June 28th, 2020, 12:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping wine cellar from France to USA
Replies: 18
Views: 1027

Re: Shipping wine cellar from France to USA

I have been very happy with World Wide Cargo getting things to the NYC area.

To my knowledge, tariffs will unfortunately apply. When I gave up and decided to stop waiting- I had to pay tariffs even on bottles that were purchased before the tariffs went into effect.
by Tom Reddick
June 26th, 2020, 1:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 948
Views: 53091

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Ouch- Le Pin is out. One bottle owcs this year. I got the only two I was offered and awaiting word and a number on a third. If you are after this one- start making calls.
by Tom Reddick
June 24th, 2020, 11:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone ever buy from Sotheby's retail?
Replies: 4
Views: 501

Re: Anyone ever buy from Sotheby's retail?

No worries here - even with older bottles. Rolls Royce level treatment too, and I am not a frequent customer.
by Tom Reddick
June 19th, 2020, 11:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Jean-Claude Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Caillerets
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: 2017 Jean-Claude Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Caillerets

Thank you for the note. I will be opening one at some point, along with Vergers, once it is safe to dine out for lunch again. Grateful for any suggestions you can offer on decanting time. I noted that at least one critic suggested extended airing for the premier crus.
by Tom Reddick
June 19th, 2020, 11:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dr. Ben Ichinose's cellar up for auction
Replies: 40
Views: 3262

Re: Dr. Ben Ichinose's cellar up for auction

Thank you for the heads up. There are some must-haves in here for sure.
by Tom Reddick
June 18th, 2020, 8:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ceritas inaugural rose release
Replies: 32
Views: 1673

Re: Ceritas inaugural rose release

Heads up - email just went out for us newer customers. I was able to purchase 6- so the good news is there is still some supply.
by Tom Reddick
June 16th, 2020, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 948
Views: 53091

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

2019 in both cases. The extra cost is for paying later. The pre case discount price was 175 and 425, respectively. With case discount usually close to futures price and I prefer to have the cash now to invest.
by Tom Reddick
June 16th, 2020, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 948
Views: 53091

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

For reference, I locked in a case of Montrose this morning from a US source at 148.75 per. This was pre-arrival (pay on delivery) from a reliable traditional distribution resource that has never let me down in 20 years. On true pay up front futures I would expect the number to be a little lower (but...
by Tom Reddick
June 15th, 2020, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Brunellos
Replies: 57
Views: 3335

Re: Best Brunellos

Best - Soldera

QPR - Il Poggione, Fuligni

Honorable mention - Val di Suga Poggio al Granchio

Note that all of the above are really good. The qualitative difference is much smaller than if I were to do this list with a sub-region of Bordeaux or Burgundy.
by Tom Reddick
June 11th, 2020, 10:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 948
Views: 53091

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Given that I will be 47 this summer, I had not planned to buy any 2019 Bordeaux- and in 2018 I only bought Palmer because it promises to be such a singular wine. That said, I had to pull the trigger on a case of 2019 Mouton. Amazingly good price, and Mouton is on a real tear lately. Ever since the c...
by Tom Reddick
June 8th, 2020, 9:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have you received your DRC Allocation?
Replies: 151
Views: 11180

Re: Have you received your DRC Allocation?

No word here yet. Not sure about other markets, but here in Texas the allocations are hand delivered to stores as soon as they arrive to the distributor- and there is little warning. At those prices, no one wants them on hand for any longer than necessary I imagine. I do not closely monitor the actu...
by Tom Reddick
June 4th, 2020, 7:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar
Replies: 201
Views: 8103

Re: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar

A lifetime supply of 2008 Chateau Magdelaine in bottles and magnums.
by Tom Reddick
June 1st, 2020, 11:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet A.C. blanc - as good as it gets
Replies: 21
Views: 1236

Re: 2017 Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet A.C. blanc - as good as it gets

Posting this to the forum for the benefit of fellow Ramonet fans. If you are also in the US- prepare for some serious sticker shock, especially at the upper end, between the tariffs and what appear to be otherwise modest price increases. But if this Chassagne AC is any indication, the quality of wh...
by Tom Reddick
May 27th, 2020, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most beautiful wine labels?
Replies: 130
Views: 5473

Re: Most beautiful wine labels?

For me, the Rousseau Chambertin label is the most beautiful - followed by the old von Schubert (Maximin Grunhauser) labels. That said, I would also give credit to Domaine de la Romanee Conti for the most powerful statement and probably- from a marketing perspective- the finest labels ever. Years ago...
by Tom Reddick
May 27th, 2020, 12:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet A.C. blanc - as good as it gets
Replies: 21
Views: 1236

Re: 2017 Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet A.C. blanc - as good as it gets

Sounds like a plan. Now, let's just lick that damn virus. Awesome- I am hopeful mid 2021 will be good timing. I have cancelled all of my fall 2020 travel plans except for 2 NYC trips for business, and with each passing day I am less comfortable making those trips. But wave II should be past by a ye...
by Tom Reddick
May 27th, 2020, 12:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet A.C. blanc - as good as it gets
Replies: 21
Views: 1236

Re: 2017 Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet A.C. blanc - as good as it gets

Thanks for the village note. The Vergers is spectacular in 2017 FWIW. I bought all but the Grand Crus in white and also bought all the reds. Fun vintage Chez Ramonet. The Grand Crus are so hard to acquire now and incredibly expensive. Thanks everyone for the kind words- and Don thank you for your c...
by Tom Reddick
May 27th, 2020, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet A.C. blanc - as good as it gets
Replies: 21
Views: 1236

Re: 2017 Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet A.C. blanc - as good as it gets

Looks like you guys will have to come to Minneapolis when the lock down is ultimately over. I've heard there's a guy with a fair amount of 2017 GC's. How about: June 9, 2021 - Minneapolis 2017 GC tasting! Brad- I have not decided what to do on the other GCs yet, but I did get my usual case of Bienv...
by Tom Reddick
May 25th, 2020, 11:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 08 DP hunter
Replies: 16
Views: 1639

Re: 08 DP hunter

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
May 25th, 2020, 4:30 pm
There’s no tariffs on champagne
Good catch- I keep forgetting that. That must mean a steep price increase from DP or somewhere along the line.
by Tom Reddick
May 25th, 2020, 3:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 08 DP hunter
Replies: 16
Views: 1639

Re: 08 DP hunter

Certainly less hassle but tax is the real killer here. 136+tax = close to 150 all in. Close to $150 all in is still a pretty good price. According to a local merchant, the TX distributor raised its price on the '08 $40 a bottle in the last month or so. I paid just over $140 a bottle, all in, a coup...
by Tom Reddick
May 25th, 2020, 2:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet A.C. blanc - as good as it gets
Replies: 21
Views: 1236

2017 Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet A.C. blanc - as good as it gets

Posting this to the forum for the benefit of fellow Ramonet fans. If you are also in the US- prepare for some serious sticker shock, especially at the upper end, between the tariffs and what appear to be otherwise modest price increases. But if this Chassagne AC is any indication, the quality of wha...
by Tom Reddick
May 18th, 2020, 9:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Pricing at Auction - MENTAL
Replies: 138
Views: 11838

Re: Wine Pricing at Auction - MENTAL

Just out of curiosity, how was "verified one-owner since release" determined? Personally, I pay a premium for OCB/OWC but even then many times the box has been opened. I have have OCB/OWCs with electronic receipts going back at least 15 years but the use of verified might even be strong for my wine...
by Tom Reddick
May 18th, 2020, 2:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Pricing at Auction - MENTAL
Replies: 138
Views: 11838

Re: Wine Pricing at Auction - MENTAL

I know its a great wine but I just now watched an owc of six 1989 LMHB magnums sell for more than $39k in the Acker auction . . . zowie That first collection really did well. But keep in mind that it is an increasing rarity at auction- verified one-owner since release for wines that are fully matur...
by Tom Reddick
May 16th, 2020, 10:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Grands-Echezeaux Dinner + 1996 Salon / 2000 Krug
Replies: 16
Views: 793

Re: TN: Grands-Echezeaux Dinner + 1996 Salon / 2000 Krug

I don’t have a big Grands experience either but find it a muscular wine, kind of like Corton with spice, a step up from Echezeaux. It used to be the ”value” DRC wine, if that can be said. There isn’t much of it and it needs a long time to mature. Great tasting. This is a good assessment in my opini...
by Tom Reddick
May 16th, 2020, 10:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Pricing at Auction - MENTAL
Replies: 138
Views: 11838

Re: Wine Pricing at Auction - MENTAL

I'm not at all surprised about the Magdelaine and Latour a Pomerol. Those wines are two of the greatest Bordeaux I've ever tried, beating out most first growths and other wines of equivalent reputation. As much as I love the Canon, Figeac, and Trotanoy from that vintage they are smoked by that pair...
by Tom Reddick
May 15th, 2020, 11:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Pricing at Auction - MENTAL
Replies: 138
Views: 11838

Re: Wine Pricing at Auction - MENTAL

I know its a great wine but I just now watched an owc of six 1989 LMHB magnums sell for more than $39k in the Acker auction . . . zowie That first collection really did well. But keep in mind that it is an increasing rarity at auction- verified one-owner since release for wines that are fully matur...
by Tom Reddick
May 15th, 2020, 11:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bouchard Le Montrachet Anyone?
Replies: 33
Views: 1714

Re: Bouchard Le Montrachet Anyone?

I long had a lukewarm view about Bouchard wines except for a couple of their specialties, but the wines have improved dramatically in recent years. Last year I had the 2014 Bouchard Montrachet one evening in NYC- at one of three wine dinners featuring many of the best wines in the world- and even in...
by Tom Reddick
May 10th, 2020, 11:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer Check: Michel Thibault Wine
Replies: 7
Views: 727

Re: Retailer Check: Michel Thibault Wine

Outstanding individual. Before you order online the first time, give him a call. You will find him very passionate about wine. There are a number of things that sell in email offerings before ever making the website, so there are actually even more treasures here than the website indicates.
by Tom Reddick
May 10th, 2020, 10:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Current best value white Burgundies
Replies: 57
Views: 2490

Re: Current best value white Burgundies

With the caveat that best value is a relative measure, I am with you on Bouchard Alan. I had old prejudices there that go back to their hum-drum days, but when I was in NYC last December for some wine events I tasted the 2014 Montrachet and was pretty well stunned by it. Have been hunting down the w...
by Tom Reddick
May 3rd, 2020, 10:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Cristal Go Through A "Lemony" Stage?
Replies: 39
Views: 1482

Re: Does Cristal Go Through A "Lemony" Stage?

2008 has it in spades, Agreed- and FWIW I have found that to be a characteristic with most 2008s in youth. In my growing population of TNs for the vintage, I have come to refer to it as the "lemon wall"- that point where the champagne in question shuts down mercilessly with heavily lemon-tinted aci...
by Tom Reddick
April 13th, 2020, 11:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question for the BurgHeads
Replies: 41
Views: 2031

Re: Question for the BurgHeads

I wondered who would be first to look to slant towards producer [grin.gif] I appreciate the outlook, Tom, and the minefield of asking the question the way I did. But it's part of why I did it, though I absolutely concede that buried in that question is...sort of an inbuilt assumption of minimal int...
by Tom Reddick
April 12th, 2020, 8:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question for the BurgHeads
Replies: 41
Views: 2031

Re: Question for the BurgHeads

Good question- and one that requires decades of experience to properly answer IMHO. I feel only just barely capable of responding. For my part, I think the answer lies more in producer than in site. And I think that is because a true reflection of vintage is going to come from a very non-interventio...

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