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#101 Post by Rauno E (NZ) » June 5th, 2020, 6:21 pm

Would be great to be on that Corney & Barrow private buyer list (and some of their others) linked above! But I expect you get there after buying $X00,000 of a range of harder to move stuff. Good luck on your quest, Andrew.
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#102 Post by AlexO » June 8th, 2020, 10:28 am

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Got an offer from one retailer today. Less than impressed with the price points. Really close to auction low prices. Hoping for better value elsewhere.
Got an offer as well. Retailer said that prices were higher to the store, likely because of the tariffs. Has anyone else heard this? Anyone else seen '17 pricing?
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#103 Post by Troy Stark » June 8th, 2020, 11:19 am

I was going to ask whether people with DRC allocations ever share them, but then realized that was a really, really dumb question.
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#104 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » June 8th, 2020, 12:43 pm

Getting an allocation doesn’t mean it’s cheap.

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#105 Post by Troy Stark » June 8th, 2020, 1:44 pm

Right, that goes without saying
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#106 Post by Andrew K. » June 8th, 2020, 2:09 pm

Yeah, right now the DRC landscape is looking very much like Bordeaux EP has been for the last decade. The distributors and retailers know what the wines are worth and they end up pricing them pretty close to that number out of the gate. There's not much of an advantage over purchasing on the secondary market other than provenance.

From what I'm seeing just getting into it all this year, if you're at the bottom of the list, you'll get offered something, but it will be at almost retail. It appears the only way to get a better deal is to have a special relationship with a retailer that will give you close to their price. But unless they are personal friends, you're looking at quid pro quo in some way.
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#107 Post by jleedionne » June 8th, 2020, 2:48 pm

It is a give and take, judging from your posts, you purchase a lot of wine overseas.
There are a lot of buyers who are purchasing the wines that you are buying overseas from a merchant here in the States.

Pay a little more for DRC here and keep saving money on other purchases overseas.
You are probably coming out ahead.
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#108 Post by Jason T » June 8th, 2020, 3:09 pm

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Found this allocation release for 2017 DRC from Corney & Barrow in the UK. Prices start on page 16. Pricing seems to be very cheap coming from a retail store no? Converting from Pounds to USD. A 3 pack of Romanee Conti £9,000 ($11,037) or $3,679 per bottle? La Tache £2,910 per pack of 3 ($3,568) or $1,188 per bottle. Does that seem right from a retail wine store to their clients? And so on..

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#109 Post by AndyK » June 8th, 2020, 3:16 pm

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June 8th, 2020, 2:09 pm
Yeah, right now the DRC landscape is looking very much like Bordeaux EP has been for the last decade. The distributors and retailers know what the wines are worth and they end up pricing them pretty close to that number out of the gate. There's not much of an advantage over purchasing on the secondary market other than provenance.

From what I'm seeing just getting into it all this year, if you're at the bottom of the list, you'll get offered something, but it will be at almost retail. It appears the only way to get a better deal is to have a special relationship with a retailer that will give you close to their price. But unless they are personal friends, you're looking at quid pro quo in some way.
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#110 Post by Andrew K. » June 8th, 2020, 3:23 pm

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Pay a little more for DRC here and keep saving money on other purchases overseas.
You are probably coming out ahead.
True enough. I will say this experience so far is certainly encouraging me to purchase more overseas and forget the local stores all together. :) But I'll withhold final judgment until I get all my offers in.
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#111 Post by Tom Reddick » June 8th, 2020, 9:47 pm

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 actual release dates, but based on my general recollection the wines are about a month late at this point- but so are a lot of things. COVID, tariffs, evidently some dockworker strikes in Europe- many forces throwing off timing for European wine deliveries. I would have expected some of the better 2017 Bordeaux to be landing by now as well- but so far, nada.

I have not seen any pricing on 2017 DRC, but it is worth noting that the DRC traditionally prices to market, not vintage quality, and with a degree of precision and insight that I can only compare with the likes of Chanel and Hermes. The 1997s (lackluster but very fine for the vintage) broke records at the time- the first time RC broke the $1K mark. The incredible 1999s were cheaper due to the minor recession and market upheaval at the time they were released.

Given the current state of the market, I would expect the 2017 DRCs will hit the US at about the same price as 2016. That is what I am seeing for the other higher end Domaines so far plus some of the lesser known rarities I get annually- and given the tariff situation that translates into a price reduction at the source to account for the tariff impact.
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#112 Post by Nick Gangas » June 9th, 2020, 8:19 am

I was under the impression that DRC raises prices every 3 years ?

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#113 Post by Robert Sand » June 9th, 2020, 8:23 am

Andrew K. wrote:
May 4th, 2020, 5:17 pm

Haven't seen any Montrachet offered anywhere.
The harvest in Montrachet was so tiny in 2016 that DRC joined forces (and grapes) with 5 other domaines (or were there six?)
incl. Comte Lafon and Dom.Leflaive ... and there is a combined Montrachet .... at around 6.000 € per bottle !!!

Happy hunting !

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#114 Post by Andrew K. » June 9th, 2020, 8:29 am

Robert Sand wrote:
June 9th, 2020, 8:23 am
The harvest in Montrachet was so tiny in 2016 that DRC joined forces (and grapes) with 5 other domaines (or were there six?)
incl. Comte Lafon and Dom.Leflaive ... and there is a combined Montrachet .... at around 6.000 € per bottle !!!

Happy hunting !
That was last year. The 2017 is being released this year and they had an above average harvest. Still seems to be nearly impossible to get allocated.
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#115 Post by Andrew K. » June 23rd, 2020, 8:11 am

Well, my first DRC allocation season has come to an end. From what I heard, allocations this year were up in most cases and I did end up getting some decent offers from my various sources. Prices were all over the board, as might be expected. Some retailers were fair and put normal markups on them and those are the ones I will be directing my purchase dollars to next year. The ones that used their allocation as an excuse to further gouge their better customers, I will skip next year unless they have something I can't get elsewhere.

One of my retailers did actually get an allocation of a single bottle of 2017 Montrachet, so it is out there, but they didn't offer it to me.

Learned a lot and appreciate everyone's contributions to this thread and elsewhere!
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#116 Post by BlaineRyanHunt » June 23rd, 2020, 8:39 am

Got My 2017 Allocation: Richebourg, La Tache, Echezaux, and Romanee St Vivant. I've never been offered Romanee-Conti, and only have been offered La Tache for the past two vintages.

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#117 Post by J. Cohen » June 23rd, 2020, 2:07 pm

Andrew K. wrote:
June 23rd, 2020, 8:11 am
Well, my first DRC allocation season has come to an end. From what I heard, allocations this year were up in most cases and I did end up getting some decent offers from my various sources. Prices were all over the board, as might be expected. Some retailers were fair and put normal markups on them and those are the ones I will be directing my purchase dollars to next year. The ones that used their allocation as an excuse to further gouge their better customers, I will skip next year unless they have something I can't get elsewhere.

One of my retailers did actually get an allocation of a single bottle of 2017 Montrachet, so it is out there, but they didn't offer it to me.

Learned a lot and appreciate everyone's contributions to this thread and elsewhere!
Congrats Andrew! Well done, my friend.
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#118 Post by J. Cohen » June 23rd, 2020, 2:08 pm

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June 23rd, 2020, 8:39 am
Got My 2017 Allocation: Richebourg, La Tache, Echezaux, and Romanee St Vivant. I've never been offered Romanee-Conti, and only have been offered La Tache for the past two vintages.
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#119 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » June 23rd, 2020, 2:47 pm

I mostly passed this year, which I may end up regretting; I think the LT and rsv will probably
be great sooner than later but I’ve found such good pricing on backfills that I’d rather buy 15 or 16 for lower prices than what I’ve been offered for the 17. I only grabbed one bottle of richebourg.

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#120 Post by Rauno E (NZ) » June 23rd, 2020, 4:50 pm

Michael - it would certainly seem strange to me if you can backfill 15/16 cheaper than "new" 17 allocations. The only reason to buy the offered 17s would then be to maintain your spot for being offered 18s and 19s!
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#121 Post by m. ristev » June 26th, 2020, 9:35 am

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#122 Post by Rauno E (NZ) » June 26th, 2020, 10:16 am

Backup the truck! Wait, that is in HKD, right ;)?
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#123 Post by J. Cohen » June 26th, 2020, 12:31 pm

m. ristev wrote:
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I guess if one can't buy them direct, or through a distributor the only way to play is to pay retail? Expensive hobby!
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#124 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » June 26th, 2020, 12:38 pm

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Michael - it would certainly seem strange to me if you can backfill 15/16 cheaper than "new" 17 allocations. The only reason to buy the offered 17s would then be to maintain your spot for being offered 18s and 19s!
A couple months ago you could buy a lot of great wine at low prices. I think that window is pretty much closed, though. I was buying 15-16 DRC for much less than the 17 prices, though.

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#125 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » June 28th, 2020, 7:33 pm

Decent offering from vinopolis especially for LT

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#126 Post by J. Cohen » June 29th, 2020, 2:38 pm

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
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Decent offering from vinopolis especially for LT
What are they asking? I can't find it listed on their website.
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#127 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » June 29th, 2020, 5:01 pm

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Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
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Decent offering from vinopolis especially for LT
What are they asking? I can't find it listed on their website.
3400 for lt. 14k for rc, 6k for Monty. No idea if they are sold or not.

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#128 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » June 29th, 2020, 5:03 pm

Also, whwc Has decent deals on ech, rsv, and richebourg.

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#129 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » June 29th, 2020, 5:06 pm

I’d like to find decent deals on rsv as I heard it’s a gem in 17. However, I’ve gotten a couple from nice vintages for ~1600 a pop lately.

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#130 Post by BlaineRyanHunt » June 29th, 2020, 7:00 pm

I've heard similar about the RSV. It apparently switched places with the Richebourg in Aubert's tasting lineup, which hasn't happened in a decade.

I picked up my La Tache for $3250, which I though seemed high, but looking at WineSearcher doesn't seem to be the case. I actually left one on the table and will likely return for it.

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#131 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » June 29th, 2020, 7:14 pm

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I've heard similar about the RSV. It apparently switched places with the Richebourg in Aubert's tasting lineup, which hasn't happened in a decade.

I picked up my La Tache for $3250, which I though seemed high, but looking at WineSearcher doesn't seem to be the case. I actually left one on the table and will likely return for it.
I think the richebourg will ultimately be the better wine and a little lighter bodied richebourg isn’t actually a bad thing; that said, I heard it wasn’t the big bruising wine it typically is. I still ended up getting the richebourg given the fact that there were better vintages of the rsv available for less than the asking price.

I think 3250 isn’t bad. Vinopolis 3400 w/o tax is pretty good too.

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#132 Post by J. Cohen » June 30th, 2020, 10:30 am

Robert Sand wrote:
June 9th, 2020, 8:23 am
Andrew K. wrote:
May 4th, 2020, 5:17 pm

Haven't seen any Montrachet offered anywhere.
The harvest in Montrachet was so tiny in 2016 that DRC joined forces (and grapes) with 5 other domaines (or were there six?)
incl. Comte Lafon and Dom.Leflaive ... and there is a combined Montrachet .... at around 6.000 € per bottle !!!

Happy hunting !
https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/drc- ... nd-420473/
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#133 Post by Matt Latuchie » June 30th, 2020, 12:55 pm

J. Cohen wrote:
June 30th, 2020, 10:30 am
Robert Sand wrote:
June 9th, 2020, 8:23 am
Andrew K. wrote:
May 4th, 2020, 5:17 pm

Haven't seen any Montrachet offered anywhere.
The harvest in Montrachet was so tiny in 2016 that DRC joined forces (and grapes) with 5 other domaines (or were there six?)
incl. Comte Lafon and Dom.Leflaive ... and there is a combined Montrachet .... at around 6.000 € per bottle !!!

Happy hunting !
https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/drc- ... nd-420473/

2016 Montrachet is the one of the rarest bottles of Chardonnay ever. I have a good friend in Hong Kong who owns a bottle. He told me just 500 total bottles sold worldwide (that’s 1/10th typical production for each of the standing Domaines, let alone all of them combined) to VIP clients with their names on the label. 7 Domaines joined together forming a corporation just for this one bottle. Truly a once in a lifetime occurrence.

A single bottle of normal vintage Leflaive and DRC Monrachet can fetch upwards of 10k in the secondary market. I can’t imagine what this one of a kind bottle would demand.
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#134 Post by J. Cohen » June 30th, 2020, 2:09 pm

Matt Latuchie wrote:
June 30th, 2020, 12:55 pm
1 bottle of the DRC Monty logged into CellarTracker.
DRC did not produce their own Montrachet in 2016 due to the frost. Hence, the 7 Domaines coming together to produce a one of a kind bottle for the vintage year 2016.

https://www.leflaive.fr/en/news/183/mon ... friendship
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#135 Post by Matt Latuchie » June 30th, 2020, 2:16 pm

J. Cohen wrote:
June 30th, 2020, 2:09 pm
Matt Latuchie wrote:
June 30th, 2020, 12:55 pm
1 bottle of the DRC Monty logged into CellarTracker.
DRC did not produce their own Montrachet in 2016 due to the frost. Hence, the 7 Domaines coming together to produce a one of a kind bottle for the vintage year 2016.

https://www.leflaive.fr/en/news/183/mon ... friendship
I hear ya. My note was simply a validation that there aren't many of these bottles floating around out there. I wonder if they're logged in CT with a unique Producer listed?
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#136 Post by J. Cohen » June 30th, 2020, 2:18 pm

Matt Latuchie wrote:
June 30th, 2020, 2:16 pm
J. Cohen wrote:
June 30th, 2020, 2:09 pm
Matt Latuchie wrote:
June 30th, 2020, 12:55 pm
1 bottle of the DRC Monty logged into CellarTracker.
DRC did not produce their own Montrachet in 2016 due to the frost. Hence, the 7 Domaines coming together to produce a one of a kind bottle for the vintage year 2016.

https://www.leflaive.fr/en/news/183/mon ... friendship
I hear ya. My note was simply a validation that there aren't many of these bottles floating around out there. I wonder if they're logged in CT with a unique Producer listed?
https://www.cellartracker.com/wine.asp?iWine=3448100

I know of a few collectors who received a bottle each. And one of them has already enjoyed their bottle! 500 bottles sold will slowly dwindle down to very few as people enjoy them, thus making this bottle potentially one of the most expensive Montrachet ever produced.
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#137 Post by bryan c » June 30th, 2020, 4:48 pm

J. Cohen wrote:
June 30th, 2020, 2:18 pm
Matt Latuchie wrote:
June 30th, 2020, 2:16 pm
J. Cohen wrote:
June 30th, 2020, 2:09 pm


DRC did not produce their own Montrachet in 2016 due to the frost. Hence, the 7 Domaines coming together to produce a one of a kind bottle for the vintage year 2016.

https://www.leflaive.fr/en/news/183/mon ... friendship
I hear ya. My note was simply a validation that there aren't many of these bottles floating around out there. I wonder if they're logged in CT with a unique Producer listed?
https://www.cellartracker.com/wine.asp?iWine=3448100
FYI, more logged here: https://www.cellartracker.com/wine.asp?iWine=3247260
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#138 Post by J. Cohen » July 2nd, 2020, 12:53 pm

bryan c wrote:
June 30th, 2020, 4:48 pm
J. Cohen wrote:
June 30th, 2020, 2:18 pm
Matt Latuchie wrote:
June 30th, 2020, 2:16 pm


I hear ya. My note was simply a validation that there aren't many of these bottles floating around out there. I wonder if they're logged in CT with a unique Producer listed?
https://www.cellartracker.com/wine.asp?iWine=3448100
FYI, more logged here: https://www.cellartracker.com/wine.asp?iWine=3247260
Good find. It's an ultra rare bottle that's for sure!
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#139 Post by Rich K0rz€nk0 » July 2nd, 2020, 1:15 pm

J. Cohen wrote:
July 2nd, 2020, 12:53 pm
bryan c wrote:
June 30th, 2020, 4:48 pm
FYI, more logged here: https://www.cellartracker.com/wine.asp?iWine=3247260
Good find. It's an ultra rare bottle that's for sure!
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#140 Post by William Kelley » July 2nd, 2020, 2:30 pm

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2016 Montrachet is the one of the rarest bottles of Chardonnay ever. I have a good friend in Hong Kong who owns a bottle. He told me just 500 total bottles sold worldwide (that’s 1/10th typical production for each of the standing Domaines, let alone all of them combined) to VIP clients with their names on the label. 7 Domaines joined together forming a corporation just for this one bottle. Truly a once in a lifetime occurrence.
Well, that is pretty much the average annual production of d'Auvenay Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet...
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#141 Post by lleichtman » July 2nd, 2020, 3:06 pm

Tom Reddick wrote:
June 8th, 2020, 9:47 pm
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 actual release dates, but based on my general recollection the wines are about a month late at this point- but so are a lot of things. COVID, tariffs, evidently some dockworker strikes in Europe- many forces throwing off timing for European wine deliveries. I would have expected some of the better 2017 Bordeaux to be landing by now as well- but so far, nada.

I have not seen any pricing on 2017 DRC, but it is worth noting that the DRC traditionally prices to market, not vintage quality, and with a degree of precision and insight that I can only compare with the likes of Chanel and Hermes. The 1997s (lackluster but very fine for the vintage) broke records at the time- the first time RC broke the $1K mark. The incredible 1999s were cheaper due to the minor recession and market upheaval at the time they were released.

Given the current state of the market, I would expect the 2017 DRCs will hit the US at about the same price as 2016. That is what I am seeing for the other higher end Domaines so far plus some of the lesser known rarities I get annually- and given the tariff situation that translates into a price reduction at the source to account for the tariff impact.
When I was in Houston last year, I went to a wine store on S. Shepherd can't remember the name but they get DRC and said it last 1-3 days in the store so seems that plenty of people have the cash.
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#142 Post by J. Cohen » July 3rd, 2020, 7:50 am

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2016 Montrachet is the one of the rarest bottles of Chardonnay ever. I have a good friend in Hong Kong who owns a bottle. He told me just 500 total bottles sold worldwide (that’s 1/10th typical production for each of the standing Domaines, let alone all of them combined) to VIP clients with their names on the label. 7 Domaines joined together forming a corporation just for this one bottle. Truly a once in a lifetime occurrence.
Well, that is pretty much the average annual production of p Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet...
Yes, Leroy Domaine d'Auvenay is one of the greatest!
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#143 Post by joz€f p1nxten » July 4th, 2020, 12:56 am

William Kelley wrote:
July 2nd, 2020, 2:30 pm
J. Cohen wrote:
June 30th, 2020, 10:30 am
2016 Montrachet is the one of the rarest bottles of Chardonnay ever. I have a good friend in Hong Kong who owns a bottle. He told me just 500 total bottles sold worldwide (that’s 1/10th typical production for each of the standing Domaines, let alone all of them combined) to VIP clients with their names on the label. 7 Domaines joined together forming a corporation just for this one bottle. Truly a once in a lifetime occurrence.
Well, that is pretty much the average annual production of d'Auvenay Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet...
And is the 2016 Montrachet actually any good? Or is that not the purpose of this bottling?
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#144 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » July 4th, 2020, 6:36 am

Looks like vinopolis still has most of their small allocation available.

I’d still like some rsv if I could find it for a better price.

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#145 Post by J. Cohen » July 4th, 2020, 6:41 am

joz€f p1nxten wrote:
July 4th, 2020, 12:56 am
William Kelley wrote:
July 2nd, 2020, 2:30 pm
J. Cohen wrote:
June 30th, 2020, 10:30 am
2016 Montrachet is the one of the rarest bottles of Chardonnay ever. I have a good friend in Hong Kong who owns a bottle. He told me just 500 total bottles sold worldwide (that’s 1/10th typical production for each of the standing Domaines, let alone all of them combined) to VIP clients with their names on the label. 7 Domaines joined together forming a corporation just for this one bottle. Truly a once in a lifetime occurrence.
Well, that is pretty much the average annual production of d'Auvenay Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet...
And is the 2016 Montrachet actually any good? Or is that not the purpose of this bottling?
I’ve been told it’s very impressive. Looking forward to the AM review.
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#146 Post by J. Cohen » July 4th, 2020, 6:42 am

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
July 4th, 2020, 6:36 am
Looks like vinopolis still has most of their small allocation available.

I’d still like some rsv if I could find it for a better price.
The RSV was very good, Richebourg and GE too.
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#147 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » July 4th, 2020, 7:00 am

J. Cohen wrote:
July 4th, 2020, 6:42 am
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
July 4th, 2020, 6:36 am
Looks like vinopolis still has most of their small allocation available.

I’d still like some rsv if I could find it for a better price.
The RSV was very good, Richebourg and GE too.
I got some richebourg but don’t like paying > 2k for rsv.

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#148 Post by J. Cohen » July 4th, 2020, 7:02 am

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
July 4th, 2020, 7:00 am
J. Cohen wrote:
July 4th, 2020, 6:42 am
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
July 4th, 2020, 6:36 am
Looks like vinopolis still has most of their small allocation available.

I’d still like some rsv if I could find it for a better price.
The RSV was very good, Richebourg and GE too.
I got some richebourg but don’t like paying > 2k for rsv.
Yeah it’s tough to come by under 2. What did you pay for Richebourg?
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#149 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » July 4th, 2020, 7:26 am

J. Cohen wrote:
July 4th, 2020, 7:02 am
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
July 4th, 2020, 7:00 am
J. Cohen wrote:
July 4th, 2020, 6:42 am


The RSV was very good, Richebourg and GE too.
I got some richebourg but don’t like paying > 2k for rsv.
Yeah it’s tough to come by under 2. What did you pay for Richebourg?
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#150 Post by joz€f p1nxten » July 4th, 2020, 7:43 am

J. Cohen wrote:
July 4th, 2020, 6:41 am
joz€f p1nxten wrote:
July 4th, 2020, 12:56 am
William Kelley wrote:
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Well, that is pretty much the average annual production of d'Auvenay Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet...
And is the 2016 Montrachet actually any good? Or is that not the purpose of this bottling?
I’ve been told it’s very impressive. Looking forward to the AM review. Purpose of the bottling.. in 2016 none of the 7 Domaines could produce enough Montrachet on their own because of frost. So, they all came together and decided to barrel everything they each had available and combine it together to create a Montrachet. Otherwise, none of the 7 Domaines would have had enough to produce for themselves for the 16’ vintage. This has never happened before, ever. A typical production Montrachet from Leflaive goes for 10k, a DRC Montrachet 8k. This 2016 Montrachet is DRC, Leflaive (and 5 others) combined together into one bottle.

Of the 7 Domaines, Romanée-Conti harvested the most grapes, enough for 280 bottles. Comtes Lafon had enough for 139 bottles, Domaine Guy Amiot at 71 bottles, Domaine Leflaive 57 bottles and Domaine Fleurot-Larose at 46, Domaine Lamy-Pillot and Claudine Petijean, 45 bottles.
Sounds like nice marketing. But to each his own!
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