Just got the Harlan Offer. Love the wine but boy its pricey!
Harlan = $1,000 per bottle
Maiden = $350 per bottle
Definitely on the fence right now…
Anyways, its interesting that they included the following language at the bottom:
“Should our patrons wish to sell their allocation (or part of it) within two years of its initial release, it can be fairly assumed that the wines were bought with the intent of speculation rather than future drinking. This may affect future allocations.”
Given that nobody can actually resell those for a profit in the next two years, the cynic in me might guess that the purpose of putting it on there is to imply to customers that they’re getting below-market pricing from the winery and thus encourage them to buy.
No more M. Etain and no more Maiden for me. I will be happy with what I get offered from The Mascot. If I want a bottle of Harlan I am content with buying one on K&L auctions for $1500 with a little bit of age on it than I am having to buy 3 of them for $1,000 that I’ll drink I’m old, bitter & alone.