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#1 Post by Andrew K. » May 4th, 2020, 4:14 pm

Curious if anyone has received their DRC allocation this year in the US?

I'm expecting an allocation from two local stores I frequent in the next week or two. Unsure what they're going to offer me yet, but curious what price point others have received.
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#8 Post by Brian Tuite » May 4th, 2020, 4:35 pm

I took my drc regular bottling and the Elysian. Just got bottled last week. [wink.gif]
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#9 Post by Mark Y » May 4th, 2020, 4:36 pm

Got in on all 6 sources of mine.
3 mixed cases at 20% off prior year pricing. Except RC, that one remains at $1200, same as last year.
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#10 Post by AlexS » May 4th, 2020, 4:36 pm

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#13 Post by Jeremy Holmes » May 4th, 2020, 4:39 pm

Mark, if you can buy R.C at $1200, I suggest you back up the Convoi Exceptionnel!
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#14 Post by Andrew K. » May 4th, 2020, 5:17 pm

Thanks, guys. I appreciate all the replies keeping the thread at the top of the list for useful contributors to see it more easily! [highfive.gif]

Let me start contributing some useful info: last year one of my retailers had RC priced at $8200, but offered 10% discount for buying another case of something else. I didn't get an allocation. Last price on LT I saw was from 2 years ago and it was $3000ish.

I received an Ech and Corton for $1400 last year, but they were older vintages ex-domaine since 2016 was mostly lost to frost. Not a bad price but certainly not great.

Haven't seen any Montrachet offered anywhere.
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#15 Post by Mark Y » May 4th, 2020, 5:37 pm

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Mark, if you can buy R.C at $1200, I suggest you back up the Convoi Exceptionnel!
If i can get RC for 1200 I’m taking out a mortgage on the house ;)
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#16 Post by Tom G l a s g o w » May 4th, 2020, 5:45 pm

Mark Y wrote:
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Mark, if you can buy R.C at $1200, I suggest you back up the Convoi Exceptionnel!
If i can get RC for 1200 I’m taking out a mortgage on the house ;)
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#17 Post by Andrew K. » May 4th, 2020, 5:58 pm

Tom G l a s g o w wrote:
May 4th, 2020, 5:45 pm
We'll see if the OP’s sense of humor survives 250 posts.
Are you saying there's no one around here with any useful information to add to this conversation? Although I might guess if this is the common reaction to this type of thread perhaps they just choose to stay silent...
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#18 Post by Rauno E (NZ) » May 4th, 2020, 5:59 pm

Andrew, there is no DRC Montrachet from 2016 (frost) which will be at least one of the reasons you haven't seen any. I've heard the 2017 was excluded from a few of the usual merchant tastings in Europe - not sure why, but perhaps volume was lower than usual.
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#20 Post by J Wei » May 4th, 2020, 6:04 pm

No, I haven't received my 2017 DRC allocation yet. Will probably between July and August is my guess. Given the tough environment we're in, we may see more restaurants pass up their allocation but not sure on pricing.
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#21 Post by Andrew M » May 4th, 2020, 6:12 pm

I don’t see why this poster deserves the kind of snark he’s gotten in response to a reasonable question, when half of this message board gets a collective hardon over spending $300-500 on whatever burg or n. rhone is fashionable at the moment. Nothing pretentious about his post, let him buy what he wants even if it’s not one of your sacred cows.
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#22 Post by Tom G l a s g o w » May 4th, 2020, 6:17 pm

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I don’t see why this poster deserves the kind of snark he’s gotten in response to a reasonable question, when half of this message board gets a collective hardon over spending $300-500 on whatever burg or n. rhone is fashionable at the moment. Nothing pretentious about his post, let him buy what he wants even if it’s not one of your sacred cows.
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#23 Post by c fu » May 4th, 2020, 6:21 pm

Andrew K. wrote:
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Curious if anyone has received their DRC allocation this year in the US?

I'm expecting an allocation from two local stores I frequent in the next week or two. Unsure what they're going to offer me yet, but curious what price point others have received.
In California it’s around June. Nothing yet here. I’m guessing prices rise again based on what my friends on the private client list for WD have said
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#24 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » May 4th, 2020, 6:31 pm

Andrew M wrote:
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I don’t see why this poster deserves the kind of snark he’s gotten in response to a reasonable question, when half of this message board gets a collective hardon over spending $300-500 on whatever burg or n. rhone is fashionable at the moment. Nothing pretentious about his post, let him buy what he wants even if it’s not one of your sacred cows.
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#25 Post by Andrew K. » May 4th, 2020, 6:33 pm

Rauno E (NZ) wrote:
May 4th, 2020, 5:59 pm
Andrew, there is no DRC Montrachet from 2016 (frost) which will be at least one of the reasons you haven't seen any. I've heard the 2017 was excluded from a few of the usual merchant tastings in Europe - not sure why, but perhaps volume was lower than usual.
Rauno, thanks for the info about 2017. Curious because from what I understand yields were 30 hl/ha, so above average. Definitely no 2016, but I was told by one retailer they've never received any Montrachet. It all goes to the restaurants.
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#26 Post by Andrew K. » May 4th, 2020, 6:34 pm

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In California it’s around June. Nothing yet here. I’m guessing prices rise again based on what my friends on the private client list for WD have said
Thanks for the info! Didn't know the distributors allocated differently around the country. Any info on prices you paid last year would be interesting to compare.
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#27 Post by m. ristev » May 4th, 2020, 7:29 pm

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I received an Ech and Corton for $1400 last year, but they were older vintages ex-domaine since 2016 was mostly lost to frost. Not a bad price but certainly not great.
those should be well under 4 figures. especially the corton.
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#28 Post by Andrew K. » May 4th, 2020, 7:56 pm

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those should be well under 4 figures. especially the corton.
Thanks. So what did you pay this year or last? Sub $900?
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#29 Post by m. ristev » May 4th, 2020, 8:02 pm

i don't have an allocation but i would take the prices you see on wine-searcher with a grain of salt.
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2014 DRC Corton, which K&L was inexplicably selling for $650

I'm such a piker compared to Yong :)
that sounds fair-ish and is a decent starting point.
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#30 Post by RyanC » May 4th, 2020, 8:05 pm

m. ristev wrote:
May 4th, 2020, 8:02 pm
i don't have an allocation but i would take the prices you see on wine-searcher with a grain of salt.
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2014 DRC Corton, which K&L was inexplicably selling for $650

I'm such a piker compared to Yong :)
that sounds fair-ish and is a decent starting point.
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#31 Post by Andrew K. » May 4th, 2020, 8:13 pm

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i don't have an allocation but i would take the prices you see on wine-searcher with a grain of salt.
Who's talking about WS? I'm talking about what I paid on an allocation from a retailer direct from WD. Is there a retailer in the US selling Corton for $650? I'd love to know and that's the whole point for starting this thread. If my stores are gouging me and other stores are giving their customers better prices I want to know so I can go talk to them.
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#32 Post by m. ristev » May 4th, 2020, 8:21 pm

well it appears you paid a price that is more in line with what you would expect to see listed online, hence why i brought up wine-searcher. usually for these types of wines, if a merchant is selling at a standard markup, it would never be listed online. i can't help you with exact numbers, and i have no idea what vintages you purchased, but even the price i referenced is likely a bit high. i simply referenced it to show a member here purchased a bottle of the 14 vintage from k&l wines in california roughly six months ago. hope this helps.
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#33 Post by Andrew K. » May 4th, 2020, 8:45 pm

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even the price i referenced is likely a bit high.
You think $650 is high? Just trying to understand where you're getting that idea? I do appreciate linking to that post as that poster got an incredible deal that even he acknowledged.
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#34 Post by Craig G » May 4th, 2020, 8:53 pm

Andrew, did you mean $1400 for both Ech & Corton, or each?
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#35 Post by m. ristev » May 4th, 2020, 8:56 pm

Andrew K. wrote:
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m. ristev wrote:
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even the price i referenced is likely a bit high.
You think $650 is high? Just trying to understand where you're getting that idea? I do appreciate linking to that post as that poster got an incredible deal that even he acknowledged.
i believe that is a bit high for corton, but within reason. a restaurant by me was selling several vintages of corton for around $500. they had a standard 2x markup on their list. i think that should give you some insight what the approximate wholesale cost is.
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#36 Post by RyanC » May 4th, 2020, 9:00 pm

m. ristev wrote:
May 4th, 2020, 8:56 pm
Andrew K. wrote:
May 4th, 2020, 8:45 pm
m. ristev wrote:
May 4th, 2020, 8:21 pm
even the price i referenced is likely a bit high.
You think $650 is high? Just trying to understand where you're getting that idea? I do appreciate linking to that post as that poster got an incredible deal that even he acknowledged.
i believe that is a bit high for corton, but within reason. a restaurant by me was selling several vintages of corton for around $500. they had a standard 2x markup on their list. i think that should give you some insight what the approximate wholesale cost is.
I would be shocked if restaurants got DRC Corton for $250/btl. That said, I know that a huge % of the Corton goes to restaurants. I'm also a big fan of the Corton. I feel like it gets overlooked as the new kid on the block, and b/c so much ends up in restaurants, but I've had a few vintages and each has been superb and up to DRC standards.
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#37 Post by m. ristev » May 4th, 2020, 9:09 pm

i am sure it is definitely higher on the most recent releases, but even if it is $350 at cost, fair retail would be about $450.
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#38 Post by T Welch » May 4th, 2020, 9:12 pm

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You think $650 is high? Just trying to understand where you're getting that idea? I do appreciate linking to that post as that poster got an incredible deal that even he acknowledged.
i believe that is a bit high for corton, but within reason. a restaurant by me was selling several vintages of corton for around $500. they had a standard 2x markup on their list. i think that should give you some insight what the approximate wholesale cost is.
I would be shocked if restaurants got DRC Corton for $250/btl. That said, I know that a huge % of the Corton goes to restaurants. I'm also a big fan of the Corton. I feel like it gets overlooked as the new kid on the block, and b/c so much ends up in restaurants, but I've had a few vintages and each has been superb and up to DRC standards.
If the Corton was marked up twice to $500, the wholesale price would be $166.67.
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#39 Post by c fu » May 4th, 2020, 9:13 pm

Andrew K. wrote:
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Thanks, guys. I appreciate all the replies keeping the thread at the top of the list for useful contributors to see it more easily! [highfive.gif]

Let me start contributing some useful info: last year one of my retailers had RC priced at $8200, but offered 10% discount for buying another case of something else. I didn't get an allocation. Last price on LT I saw was from 2 years ago and it was $3000ish.

I received an Ech and Corton for $1400 last year, but they were older vintages ex-domaine since 2016 was mostly lost to frost. Not a bad price but certainly not great.

Haven't seen any Montrachet offered anywhere.
Last year retailers were offering "library" release ech and corton (2014) for $1400-1600. I think most people passed. I got offers up much below that in the last couple of weeks.

As much as you want, I don't think most people are going to talk about the pricing they get for DRC or any of the really blue chip stuff on allocation.
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#40 Post by m. ristev » May 4th, 2020, 9:15 pm

c fu wrote:
May 4th, 2020, 9:13 pm
Andrew K. wrote:
May 4th, 2020, 5:17 pm
Thanks, guys. I appreciate all the replies keeping the thread at the top of the list for useful contributors to see it more easily! [highfive.gif]

Let me start contributing some useful info: last year one of my retailers had RC priced at $8200, but offered 10% discount for buying another case of something else. I didn't get an allocation. Last price on LT I saw was from 2 years ago and it was $3000ish.

I received an Ech and Corton for $1400 last year, but they were older vintages ex-domaine since 2016 was mostly lost to frost. Not a bad price but certainly not great.

Haven't seen any Montrachet offered anywhere.
Last year retailers were offering "library" release ech and corton (2014) for $1400-1600. I think most people passed. I got offers up much below that in the last couple of weeks.

As much as you want, I don't think most people are going to talk about the pricing they get for DRC or any of the really blue chip stuff on allocation.
this is one of the major problems in wine commerce in my opinion. transparency creates a fair market.
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#41 Post by c fu » May 4th, 2020, 9:18 pm

m. ristev wrote:
May 4th, 2020, 9:15 pm
c fu wrote:
May 4th, 2020, 9:13 pm
Andrew K. wrote:
May 4th, 2020, 5:17 pm
Thanks, guys. I appreciate all the replies keeping the thread at the top of the list for useful contributors to see it more easily! [highfive.gif]

Let me start contributing some useful info: last year one of my retailers had RC priced at $8200, but offered 10% discount for buying another case of something else. I didn't get an allocation. Last price on LT I saw was from 2 years ago and it was $3000ish.

I received an Ech and Corton for $1400 last year, but they were older vintages ex-domaine since 2016 was mostly lost to frost. Not a bad price but certainly not great.

Haven't seen any Montrachet offered anywhere.
Last year retailers were offering "library" release ech and corton (2014) for $1400-1600. I think most people passed. I got offers up much below that in the last couple of weeks.

As much as you want, I don't think most people are going to talk about the pricing they get for DRC or any of the really blue chip stuff on allocation.
this is one of the major problems in wine commerce in my opinion. transparency creates a fair market.
Fair market can be found at winemarketjournal.com for current auction pricing.
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#42 Post by Jason T » May 4th, 2020, 9:33 pm

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this is one of the major problems in wine commerce in my opinion. transparency creates a fair market.
Transparency creates a fairer market, sure. That said when demand outstrips supply, coupled with consumers thinking they are getting what they consider acceptable pricing on their allocations, they don't feel compelled to feed transparency. Quite the opposite.

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#43 Post by Chris Seiber » May 4th, 2020, 10:13 pm

I haven’t picked up my DRC allocation yet because my helicopter has been in the shop.

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#44 Post by William Kelley » May 4th, 2020, 10:24 pm

Not in the USA, but all done in the UK and 2017s were IIRC a few pounds less expensive than 2016s - I assume that's just down to exchange rate fluctuations.
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Re: Have you received your DRC Allocation?

#45 Post by Ian S » May 4th, 2020, 11:24 pm

Chris Seiber wrote:
May 4th, 2020, 10:13 pm
I haven’t picked up my DRC allocation yet because my helicopter has been in the shop.
I feel your pain. Looks like I'll have to choose between my full DRC allocation or my annual Ferrari trade-in. If this keeps on, I might even have to start flying commercial with the plebes.
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Re: Have you received your DRC Allocation?

#46 Post by jbray23 » May 4th, 2020, 11:29 pm

If you get any allocation of DRC then price isn’t a matter and you’re not getting gouged if you pay the price...

I know what the wholesale is for RC is and what it fetches.... $4kish wholesale that sells for $18k on the secondary market...

Again, if you can afford it and find it, quibbling over the price is an exercise in futility as there is someone behind you ready to buy....
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Re: Have you received your DRC Allocation?

#47 Post by billnanson » May 5th, 2020, 12:15 am

Yep - largely done and dusted in Europe...
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Re: Have you received your DRC Allocation?

#48 Post by Robert M yers » May 5th, 2020, 1:34 am

Sounds like maybe the OP is getting an offer to buy from the retailer rather than an allocation. Those with long standing allocations as I understand have been buying for eons or somehow been let into the club. I sincerely doubt anyone who is in that fight club is going to tell the secrets on a public full name forum. Transparency is nice but this game isn’t built on it.

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Re: Have you received your DRC Allocation?

#49 Post by William Kelley » May 5th, 2020, 2:04 am

Robert M yers wrote:
May 5th, 2020, 1:34 am
Sounds like maybe the OP is getting an offer to buy from the retailer rather than an allocation. Those with long standing allocations as I understand have been buying for eons or somehow been let into the club. I sincerely doubt anyone who is in that fight club is going to tell the secrets on a public full name forum. Transparency is nice but this game isn’t built on it.
I don't think it's especially mysterious. If you live in a market with a direct importer, you have to be a client of that importer. The domaine is quite keen to have new clients, and above all drinkers, get access to the wines, so the doors are perhaps not so firmly closed as you think.
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Re: Have you received your DRC Allocation?

#50 Post by Russell Faulkner » May 5th, 2020, 2:11 am

You just have to buy a load of stuff you don’t want to get it. ;)

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