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by Tom Reddick
October 15th, 2019, 9:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 256
Views: 11046

Re: Ravenswood library offer

I wonder how many people just "joined" the O&F mailing list to get this? ; ) Cheers, JP Guilty. I sold a lot of Ravenswood in my college ITB retail days, and I thought it would be fun to be able to try a handful again for old times sake. That said, I do not follow CA closely and had no idea the win...
by Tom Reddick
October 14th, 2019, 4:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No Screaming Eagle for 2017
Replies: 55
Views: 7331

Re: No Screaming Eagle for 2017

B. Buzzini wrote:
October 14th, 2019, 4:24 pm
Now according to Galloni, there will be 4 barrels of 2017 SE produced, but only bottled in magnum. Didn't say if they will be offered for sale to listers?
Each in a wood box with 2 bottles each of 2016, 2015 and 2014. Available in Holland.
by Tom Reddick
October 12th, 2019, 8:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Champagne of the year?
Replies: 82
Views: 3213

Re: What is your Champagne of the year?

2004 Krug Clos du Mesnil so far. But December could change that.
by Tom Reddick
October 11th, 2019, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best place to sell a few cases of wine?
Replies: 35
Views: 1841

Re: Best place to sell a few cases of wine?

Winebid has a 2,500 minimum and are great to work with. Acker just started doing weekly online auctions and are much more able to handle smaller consignments. Worth giving them a try.

It varies, but many brokers now want parcels of at least 10-15k value unless you have a few A list bottles for sale.
by Tom Reddick
October 6th, 2019, 10:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wonder if they have any more of that Jayer Cros P
Replies: 9
Views: 856

Re: Wonder if they have any more of that Jayer Cros P

Back then $250 was a La Tache price and more than double any of the first growths. Who could have predicted where we would be 25 years later. yep. I was reaching to buy it at that price. 90 La Tâche on release in 1993 was $233, about the same price. 25 years ago if you and I had cleaned out BelAir ...
by Tom Reddick
October 6th, 2019, 9:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wonder if they have any more of that Jayer Cros P
Replies: 9
Views: 856

Re: Wonder if they have any more of that Jayer Cros P

Back then $250 was a La Tache price and more than double any of the first growths. Who could have predicted where we would be 25 years later.
by Tom Reddick
October 4th, 2019, 11:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP Jean-Bernard Delmas
Replies: 2
Views: 498

Re: RIP Jean-Bernard Delmas

RIP sir.
by Tom Reddick
October 4th, 2019, 10:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mountain Lions
Replies: 34
Views: 2500

Re: Mountain Lions

That is a great story Tom. I'll share one as well. We used to live in the foothills above Boulder CO at 8,000ft elevation. We bordered National Forest on two sides on the property and had lots of "wild" wildlife in that the critters that came around were generally not very used to humans. Anyhow at...
by Tom Reddick
October 4th, 2019, 9:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 406
Views: 19390

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Good evening all, Dan- thank you for your reply and a very thoughtful post all around. I have been on the phone and email much of the day with a number of parties and wanted to share a few things with the group in case it helps. 1. Turns out 10-18-19 is the magic deadline to have things here. Big ba...
by Tom Reddick
October 3rd, 2019, 11:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mountain Lions
Replies: 34
Views: 2500

Re: Mountain Lions

"Since 1850, when California became a state, there have been 16 mountain lion attacks on people. Six were fatal; of those, two were fatal because of untreated rabies. I'd be cautious not to surprise the lions, but even that is unlikely, as they're pretty aware animals." Yes and if you look at human...
by Tom Reddick
October 2nd, 2019, 11:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 406
Views: 19390

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Thank you for posting this- you have done a great thing John. I am surely not the only person who did not see this coming and who is facing a pretty material personal impact potentially. I have a couple of questions please for anyone with expertise in this realm, 1. I assume this applies to secondar...
by Tom Reddick
October 2nd, 2019, 12:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Market Fatigue and the Tsunami Wave is coming Ashore
Replies: 47
Views: 3156

Re: Wine Market Fatigue and the Tsunami Wave is coming Ashore

It is such a dysfunctional market in so many ways. It is certainly evolving very quickly on the retail side. I have not done any appraisal work in several months now as a great number of retailers are now getting into the game- locally and on a national level. More and more the business model is sh...
by Tom Reddick
October 1st, 2019, 9:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Market Fatigue and the Tsunami Wave is coming Ashore
Replies: 47
Views: 3156

Re: Wine Market Fatigue and the Tsunami Wave is coming Ashore

Being more closely connected with the auction side, I tend to see things a bit further down the road. While I do not think we are in for dire circumstances, there is certainly some strong pullback in areas that have bubbled up in the last couple of years. I will need to see a couple more auctions be...
by Tom Reddick
October 1st, 2019, 8:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN- Krug 165, 166, 167; Krug Rose 22, 23; 1999 Magdelaine; 2008 Willi Schaefer Auslese Auction
Replies: 5
Views: 579

Re: TN- Krug 165, 166, 167; Krug Rose 22, 23; 1999 Magdelaine; 2008 Willi Schaefer Auslese Auction

Very nice. Give me a shout next time - I’m walking distance to TJs and can contribute (but I’ll still drive/uber because Dallas). Tried a 165eme last week and it was by far the lightest expression of Krug I’ve ever tasted. Like an aluminum fist in a velvet glove? Just not ready and needing time to ...
by Tom Reddick
October 1st, 2019, 8:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN- Krug 165, 166, 167; Krug Rose 22, 23; 1999 Magdelaine; 2008 Willi Schaefer Auslese Auction
Replies: 5
Views: 579

Re: TN- Krug 165, 166, 167; Krug Rose 22, 23; 1999 Magdelaine; 2008 Willi Schaefer Auslese Auction

I'm surprised that the 166eme and 167eme showed so well, considering the base years are 2010 and 2011 respectively. Any idea when the 168eme will be released? One thing to keep in mind- when a particular vintage year is weak, that means there is a potential for more older vintages to be used in the...
by Tom Reddick
September 30th, 2019, 10:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN- Krug 165, 166, 167; Krug Rose 22, 23; 1999 Magdelaine; 2008 Willi Schaefer Auslese Auction
Replies: 5
Views: 579

TN- Krug 165, 166, 167; Krug Rose 22, 23; 1999 Magdelaine; 2008 Willi Schaefer Auslese Auction

Good evening all, A small gather tonight of Krug fans in Dallas at TJs Seafood Market. Bronzino is now permanently on the menu, and the chef did a whole fish preparation that was astonishingly good. It was also lobster night, so we ate well. Krug Grand Cuvee 165eme pale champagne color, sexy and toa...
by Tom Reddick
September 28th, 2019, 8:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 67
Views: 6123

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

I would love to have many bottles of this. Very difficult now to find and the price has skyrocketed. In case of use to you and others, looking at the current market here is what I am seeing, Acker hammered 12 bottles at $2,232 all in in May, or $186 per bottle. I present that as a secondary market ...
by Tom Reddick
September 27th, 2019, 10:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 67
Views: 6123

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

I have now had 3 bottles this year- the last 2 were not occasions where detailed notes were possible. I am posting on this thread to note that the wine has recently become unexpectedly accessible and is showing beautifully. The greatest potential is still there- but this has happily opened up since ...
by Tom Reddick
September 26th, 2019, 12:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tell me about Vougeraie wines
Replies: 13
Views: 1079

Re: Tell me about Vougeraie wines

Handful of wines through 2006. Do not have hard list at hand, but never tried Musigny.

These were far enough off the beam for me that I have not gone back and don’t plan to.
by Tom Reddick
September 26th, 2019, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tell me about Vougeraie wines
Replies: 13
Views: 1079

Re: Tell me about Vougeraie wines

Spoofy and woody- destined often to be soupy with age IMHO. Many like them, but traditionalists are advised to avoid.
by Tom Reddick
September 25th, 2019, 8:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name
Replies: 104
Views: 7134

Re: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name

Also need to keep in mind that the estimates themselves have maybe even doubled in the last year or two. I do think that the W-S low price on a lot of these thinly traded wines isn't real. I agree with whomever put forth the "curated" theory. These "shops" want to look like they have all the shizni...
by Tom Reddick
September 24th, 2019, 8:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions
Replies: 67
Views: 2478

Re: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions

I just saw what the Schloss Lieser Doctor Mags sold for 700 Euros! Wow! Has anyone tasted the wine? I was never a big fan of Liesers GGs and put in a low estimate for this I was way off! Is the auction bottling different from the 17 GG that is selling for $60 per 750? It was my understanding that a...
by Tom Reddick
September 24th, 2019, 8:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name
Replies: 104
Views: 7134

Re: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name

It was tough, I was expecting a little more. Not a great week for wine auctions, sale at the other houses were also little lackluster. But pretty well all sold, except for some reason the older wines did not. So happy to bring them home. And thank you all for bidding. Mark, I had a few wines in the...
by Tom Reddick
September 22nd, 2019, 10:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions
Replies: 67
Views: 2478

Re: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions

NWTT.
by Tom Reddick
September 21st, 2019, 9:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seeking advice on the "last frontier" - Barolo and Barbaresco
Replies: 45
Views: 3670

Re: Seeking advice on the "last frontier" - Barolo and Barbaresco

Tom, how has 2019 treated you? Any conclusions or discoveries? I have enjoyed my forays into Italian wines immensely, but 2019 has been a year of significant personal change for me- my mid-life crisis perhaps, though I would perhaps call it growing up and thinking about the latter half of my life v...
by Tom Reddick
September 20th, 2019, 11:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions
Replies: 67
Views: 2478

Re: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions

Thank you Alex- appreciate all the detail. For my part I will confess that in the tastings of 2018s I have attended- it was same issue as you note in the sense that it was a very quick snapshot and subject to concerns about airing time. Time will tell. I saw many of the wines I tasted right after bo...
by Tom Reddick
September 20th, 2019, 10:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions
Replies: 67
Views: 2478

Re: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions

Clemens Busch kabi goes as a steal at 25 euro. Damn straight, bought quite a few champagne.gif Added to my bid sheet last minute, and glad I did. Not a producer we see much in Texas, but I heard a lot of very positive buzz about his 2018 auction offerings. Guessing the low price might be due in par...
by Tom Reddick
September 20th, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions
Replies: 67
Views: 2478

Re: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions

Many thanks to you both for the final quotes. Got everything - but way too close for comfort in some cases.

Anything in particular go really crazy high?
by Tom Reddick
September 20th, 2019, 6:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions
Replies: 67
Views: 2478

Re: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions

Many thanks for another live thread this year! Grateful for data on a few. I had to bid in advance- hopefully good choices.

Clemens Busch Kabinett
Schaefer Spatlese
Schaefer Auslese halves
Von Schubert Kab
Von Schubert GKA
Von Schubert LGKA

Good luck to everyone bidding!
by Tom Reddick
September 19th, 2019, 9:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 23,000 Leflaive GC and Pucelles bottles pre 2014 reconditioned at the Domaine...
Replies: 32
Views: 2762

Re: 23,000 Leflaive GC and Pucelles bottles pre 2014 reconditioned at the Domaine...

never really bought these wines, but admire the domaine obviously and have been lucky enough to try a few top wines over the years. this boasting of going back and correcting bottles without acknowledging or doing something for the thousands of loyal customers seems very tone-deaf. Very good point....
by Tom Reddick
September 18th, 2019, 10:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 23,000 Leflaive GC and Pucelles bottles pre 2014 reconditioned at the Domaine...
Replies: 32
Views: 2762

Re: 23,000 Leflaive GC and Pucelles bottles pre 2014 reconditioned at the Domaine...

The premox phenomenon is such a broad and unpredictable thing that I have generally found it difficult to fault producers for being reticent in the early days about discussing it until there was more clarity on the extent of the matter and how the market was going to respond. And so maybe I am being...
by Tom Reddick
September 18th, 2019, 9:23 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: DFW - Oct. 12 or 19 -- Any interest
Replies: 21
Views: 1321

Re: DFW - Oct. 12 or 19 -- Any interest

I can do November 9th.
by Tom Reddick
September 17th, 2019, 9:16 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: DFW - Oct. 12 or 19 -- Any interest
Replies: 21
Views: 1321

Re: DFW - Oct. 12 or 19 -- Any interest

I cannot do October 12 with college buddies coming in town for the Texas OU game. I can do October 19. Beijing Bros in Coppell/Irving for Peking Duck and BYO wine? Any interest there? Open to other locations. I think that wipes out Scott and Joe, though, and both are wonderful company. Never been t...
by Tom Reddick
September 17th, 2019, 8:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN - 2016 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon - Wow!
Replies: 0
Views: 481

TN - 2016 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon - Wow!

2016 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Trade tasting- pop and pour and enjoyed over about 45 minutes deep purple black color, dark brooding nose, blackberries, chalk, cassis, black plums, a very evident presence of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, on the palate firm and grounded with serious str...
by Tom Reddick
September 16th, 2019, 10:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pichon Lalande 1961-2000
Replies: 18
Views: 1571

Re: Pichon Lalande 1961-2000

I've yet to drink a '90 PLL that I thought was in the neighborhood of 90 points. I still have a couple bottles from the case I bought on release, so there is always hope, but I don't think there is any argument that the chateau underperformed in what is in retrospect a great Bordeaux vintage. I hav...
by Tom Reddick
September 13th, 2019, 8:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US retailers offering German auction wines?
Replies: 29
Views: 1193

Re: US retailers offering German auction wines?

A few of us shipped some ex auction stock from them to the UK around 2012, all have been excellent so far, but thats a small population. I am hard pressed to dispute the claims of prior difficulties with DeeVine because many of them have come from people like David who are well known to have good p...
by Tom Reddick
September 13th, 2019, 8:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US retailers offering German auction wines?
Replies: 29
Views: 1193

Re: US retailers offering German auction wines?

Do you guys think that the auction wines are noticeably better than the APs sold through retail or that they tend to be worth the premium? I notice that sometimes they get better reviews than non-auction wines, but sometimes they get worse reviews. I've never had any, but am admittedly very curious...
by Tom Reddick
September 13th, 2019, 8:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US retailers offering German auction wines?
Replies: 29
Views: 1193

Re: US retailers offering German auction wines?

Yes. I know both parties.
by Tom Reddick
September 12th, 2019, 9:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tricky situation with long term CC deal- what would you do?
Replies: 12
Views: 1599

Re: Tricky situation with long term CC deal- what would you do?

Thanks everyone. While I came looking to genuinely sort out whether I had the right to refund and take the wines back, the thread seems to have had the benefit of being a good reminder and now all is being completed as originally planned. So no dilemma for me. Thanks for the good thoughts. If for so...
by Tom Reddick
September 12th, 2019, 9:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US retailers offering German auction wines?
Replies: 29
Views: 1193

Re: US retailers offering German auction wines?

DeeVine- but you need to contact them ASAP. The deadline for bids was 9-1 and they are already over in Germany or on their way. They work through Selbach (the commissionaire branch of the company- same ownership as Selbach winery), so if you reach out to Selbach they might be able to help coordinate...
by Tom Reddick
September 11th, 2019, 11:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tricky situation with long term CC deal- what would you do?
Replies: 12
Views: 1599

Re: Tricky situation with long term CC deal- what would you do?

c fu wrote:
September 11th, 2019, 10:53 pm
Ship it to you. If he wants it have him pay the shipping from you after.
Good idea- I had not thought of it. But the issue there is I cannot legally ship to him. He is in a legal state, but I am a private individual.
by Tom Reddick
September 11th, 2019, 9:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tricky situation with long term CC deal- what would you do?
Replies: 12
Views: 1599

Tricky situation with long term CC deal- what would you do?

Evening all, I have an odd situation to deal with from an old Commerce Corner transaction. And no- I am not going to be outing anyone. This is a sincere search for the best path in the sort of situation others may find themselves in going forward. Several months ago, I sold someone some bottles that...
by Tom Reddick
September 4th, 2019, 8:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Brian Devine Cellar
Replies: 43
Views: 3531

Re: The Brian Devine Cellar

$30,515 for '05 Leroy Musigny? [scratch.gif] In the past 12 months, most bottles of every vintage of Leroy Musigny from the past 20-25 years that have come to auction have sold for over $10,000 a bottle- and very recently far above that. This is not the only rare burgundy that has a similar pattern...
by Tom Reddick
September 4th, 2019, 8:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name
Replies: 104
Views: 7134

Re: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name

Mark Golodetz wrote:
September 4th, 2019, 5:20 pm
Probably Magdelaine.
I noticed there wasn't any for sale [wow.gif] (first thing I looked for.)
by Tom Reddick
September 2nd, 2019, 8:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Brian Devine Cellar
Replies: 43
Views: 3531

Re: The Brian Devine Cellar

Nathan Smyth wrote:
September 2nd, 2019, 12:03 am
In general, the various Montrachet prices look way low.

Is that because of Prem-Ox in 2005?
Could be. As far as I know, it is the only vintage where pre-mox has been attributed to DRC Montrachet, and in a worrying number of instances.
by Tom Reddick
September 2nd, 2019, 8:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Brian Devine Cellar
Replies: 43
Views: 3531

Re: The Brian Devine Cellar

$30,515 for '05 Leroy Musigny? [scratch.gif] In the past 12 months, most bottles of every vintage of Leroy Musigny from the past 20-25 years that have come to auction have sold for over $10,000 a bottle- and very recently far above that. This is not the only rare burgundy that has a similar pattern...
by Tom Reddick
September 2nd, 2019, 8:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Full vertical tasting of Klaus Peter Keller Pettenthal GG (2009-2017) + X
Replies: 12
Views: 961

Re: Full vertical tasting of Klaus Peter Keller Pettenthal GG (2009-2017) + X

German auction wine. Its a special event it’s sold at. The sticker shows it. Fu, I get it's a special event that the wines are sold at. What I don't understand is are all of them sold to one individual, are they sold as case lots, and sold until they're all bought, or something else. I think what I...
by Tom Reddick
September 1st, 2019, 8:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Brian Devine Cellar
Replies: 43
Views: 3531

Re: The Brian Devine Cellar

More generally- on what basis are you all claiming this cellar is overpriced? Check out recent auction results. Look at the current broker prices coming out of Europe, even for more recent vintages. I do not think it can possibly last much longer, but these numbers reflect a very scary reality at th...
by Tom Reddick
September 1st, 2019, 8:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Brian Devine Cellar
Replies: 43
Views: 3531

Re: The Brian Devine Cellar

Looks as if he spent many millions of $ on the 2005 vintage and then realized he was nuts/couldn’t drink anywhere near all of it. Do you find this pretty common in big cellars you see? I ask because it is something I have noticed over time. Not necessarily with the newer investor/collector set- I a...
by Tom Reddick
September 1st, 2019, 8:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Whats the Earliest White Burg PreMox?
Replies: 31
Views: 1554

Re: Whats the Earliest White Burg PreMox?

At Ramonet they have admitted to it happening with some bottles of 1989 Bienvenue Batard. For me personally, Amiot Montrachet 1986. The phenomenon worsened greatly starting with the 1995s, but I think it has always been there in some measure.

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