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#1401 Post by AndrewH » May 11th, 2020, 11:31 am

J.Vizuete wrote:
May 11th, 2020, 11:06 am
I also got a response back on a very nice 4/28 cellar, saying they were waiting on final bottle count from the seller.
Waiting on a few regular orders from last week, but none older than 5/4. Agreed, I'm sure they are just busy. Thanks for the input
And I believe sometimes when there are more requests than bottles available, Envoyer looks to see whether it can get more before telling people "sorry, sold out". It took me a couple of weeks to hear back on the Marguet Champagne offer . . .
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#1402 Post by Andrew M » May 11th, 2020, 11:46 am

Agreed. They’ve been super responsive to random emails. But it is taking a week or two to confirm requests on some more recent offers, like Marguet. I know of one that I’m pretty sure was way oversold. I think they’re just doing everything they can to keep up while their hands are tied by COVID and kudos to them for doing a very good job of it. It’s probably best that my budget is tied up in pending requests anyway
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#1403 Post by Br1an Th0rne » May 17th, 2020, 9:46 am

Just pulled the trigger on 2017 Zind-Humbrecht Riesling Rangen de Thann Clos St. Urbain for $50. Great wine, and a no-brainer at that price. Hope I can hide them in the cellar for 10 years...whites never seem to last long at my house!

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#1404 Post by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld » May 17th, 2020, 8:59 pm

Br1an Th0rne wrote:
May 17th, 2020, 9:46 am
Just pulled the trigger on 2017 Zind-Humbrecht Riesling Rangen de Thann Clos St. Urbain for $50. Great wine, and a no-brainer at that price. Hope I can hide them in the cellar for 10 years...whites never seem to last long at my house!
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#1405 Post by D@ve D y r 0 f f » May 18th, 2020, 5:48 am

I couldn't resist the 2014 Michel Vaudesir halves...

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#1406 Post by AD Northup » May 19th, 2020, 5:11 pm

Just got my invoice for a recent shipment from Envoyer...looks like they’re charging for the styrofoam shippers now in addition to the shipping cost. Is this new or something I’ve missed previously (maybe new POS system just provides better detail)?
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#1407 Post by Mike C. » May 19th, 2020, 6:26 pm

AD Northup wrote:
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Just got my invoice for a recent shipment from Envoyer...looks like they’re charging for the styrofoam shippers now in addition to the shipping cost. Is this new or something I’ve missed previously (maybe new POS system just provides better detail)?
I think this is new. My shipment cost for a 15-bottle case last year was $50 and a 6-bottle case a few weeks ago was $34 + $6.50 shipper.
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#1408 Post by AndrewH » May 19th, 2020, 7:54 pm

AD Northup wrote:
May 19th, 2020, 5:11 pm
Just got my invoice for a recent shipment from Envoyer...looks like they’re charging for the styrofoam shippers now in addition to the shipping cost. Is this new or something I’ve missed previously (maybe new POS system just provides better detail)?
I've been charged for the shipper before, but I think it's more obvious on the new receipts.

What I'm wondering about is the 1c "shipping" charge in addition to the box and the actual shipping.
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#1409 Post by Russ Williams » May 19th, 2020, 8:28 pm

The shipping cost have definitely increased for me over the past year. No worries as my wine purchasing has fallen off a cliff thanks to retirement.
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#1410 Post by Joe Chanley » May 26th, 2020, 8:05 am

2016 Flaccianello..................$180! Wow.

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#1411 Post by Neal.Mollen » May 26th, 2020, 8:06 am

Joe Chanley wrote:
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2016 Flaccianello..................$180! Wow.
That's insane. Although it is getting breathless hype
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#1412 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » May 26th, 2020, 8:13 am

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#1413 Post by Joe Chanley » May 26th, 2020, 8:29 am

just looked at wine searcher....even more shocking

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#1414 Post by Neal.Mollen » May 26th, 2020, 8:31 am

It's about double prior years, right? I haven't bought since the 2013, but they were $80-85 as I remember
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#1415 Post by Joe Chanley » May 26th, 2020, 9:58 am

exactly right Neal...the envoyer price is actually a steal. that's it for me.

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#1416 Post by Justin S » May 26th, 2020, 12:07 pm

I had inquired with a retailer about the 2016 about a year back. They told me that unlike in prior years, they were being required to take a bunch of other wine in order to get access. So that must be compounding the hype.

You could definitely get the 2013 under $100 if you shopped smartly, but I also saw it for $100-110 frequently.
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#1417 Post by crickey » May 26th, 2020, 12:16 pm

$180 is double the price of the 2015 from the same source.
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#1418 Post by bradkaplan » May 27th, 2020, 6:20 pm

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September 21st, 2018, 10:12 am
Couldn't resist the Cacheux Vosne Suchots for $50, despite the warning on heavy-handedness. And I have no idea who Andreas Larrson is, but his little video tasting notes on youtube were reassuring. Quote: "bloody good!"

Finally got around to opening the '13 Les Suchots from Rene Cacheux - probably the worst clunker of all my Envoyer purchases, and not at all what I would hope for from Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru.

My note from CT (mentioning the only other note posted, which was similar to mine):
Dark dense ruby purple in the glass, aromas are dense and dark - note below of tar is spot on - plus some dark berries, cinnamon, and a slightly unpleasant stemmy character that mingles with the tar (though I have read they destem - could be from the barrel). On the palate, lots of tart acidity, the fruit is there but overshadowed by that tar character, still grippy tannins on the finish. Not pleasant. Will leave this out for a while and check back in to see if more air/time improves it. Could also benefit from a charred steak alongside (alas, no red meat in the fridge right now).
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#1419 Post by Mattstolz » May 28th, 2020, 3:39 am

Neal.Mollen wrote:
May 26th, 2020, 8:31 am
It's about double prior years, right? I haven't bought since the 2013, but they were $80-85 as I remember
to be fair, I've been consistently a pretty big fontodi fan for a while and I haven't consistently seen many prices for any vintages of Flacc in that range for a while now.

Sorbo is starting to hit those prices though.

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#1420 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » June 4th, 2020, 3:13 pm

Interesting cellar; gonna pass but sorta intrigued by the 05 grand Crus.

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#1421 Post by JFPelletier » June 4th, 2020, 4:06 pm

Just grabbed some of the Ampeau MP. Great aged White Burgundy.

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#1422 Post by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld » June 4th, 2020, 6:54 pm

Back here on earth, is anyone buying the 2018 Domaine Louis Michel Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre?

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#1423 Post by D@ve D y r 0 f f » June 4th, 2020, 7:50 pm

Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
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Back here on earth, is anyone buying the 2018 Domaine Louis Michel Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre?
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#1424 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » June 12th, 2020, 10:09 am

Decent Vaucrains deal

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#1425 Post by Yao C » June 12th, 2020, 10:28 am

I responded 2 minutes after the cellar email and ALL the Giacosa was sold out [soap.gif]

I guess that's the reality these days... though I did snag some 2001 Rieussec and 2001 JJ Prum WS Spatlese
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#1426 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » June 12th, 2020, 10:34 am

I thought about asking for rieussec but I haven’t been drinking the Sauternes I have as it is.

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#1427 Post by RyanC » June 12th, 2020, 11:29 am

Yao C wrote:
June 12th, 2020, 10:28 am
I responded 2 minutes after the cellar email and ALL the Giacosa was sold out [soap.gif]

I guess that's the reality these days... though I did snag some 2001 Rieussec and 2001 JJ Prum WS Spatlese
Well, you beat me to the '01 Prum WS. I would have taken all of it.
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#1428 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » June 12th, 2020, 12:09 pm

Decent white burg offering, I didn’t know Clerget even made whites.

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#1429 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » June 29th, 2020, 1:45 pm

Pretty good deals on Jadot if you like their wines.

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#1430 Post by RyanC » June 29th, 2020, 2:05 pm

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
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Pretty good deals on Jadot if you like their wines.
Yes. I asked for some ‘17 Estournelles. Their Estournelles is a personal favorite. I was also tempted by the ‘15 Boudots.
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#1431 Post by Mattstolz » June 29th, 2020, 5:55 pm

AD Northup wrote:
May 19th, 2020, 5:11 pm
Just got my invoice for a recent shipment from Envoyer...looks like they’re charging for the styrofoam shippers now in addition to the shipping cost. Is this new or something I’ve missed previously (maybe new POS system just provides better detail)?
the most annoying part is the 12 pack shipment I got this year was TERRIBLE. it opened from the bottom with the bottles upside down and was HUGE. the 6 pack was the size of a normal 12 pack shipper almost.

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#1432 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » June 29th, 2020, 6:02 pm

Mattstolz wrote:
June 29th, 2020, 5:55 pm
AD Northup wrote:
May 19th, 2020, 5:11 pm
Just got my invoice for a recent shipment from Envoyer...looks like they’re charging for the styrofoam shippers now in addition to the shipping cost. Is this new or something I’ve missed previously (maybe new POS system just provides better detail)?
the most annoying part is the 12 pack shipment I got this year was TERRIBLE. it opened from the bottom with the bottles upside down and was HUGE. the 6 pack was the size of a normal 12 pack shipper almost.
I think they always charged for boxes.

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