When I had the Tychson Hill a few years back, it was really singing. The balance was absolutely spot on (we never found another wine to be as silky smooth and elegant). My fiancée and I rarely finish bottles in a single evening, but Colgin is something I can’t leave until the next day.
When compared to something at the 150 to 250 range, it’s better but I don’t think it’s worth the tariff. The Memento Mori single vineyards are being released on the 19th of February I think, and I would say it’s wiser to get 4-6 of those as opposed to 2-3 bottles of the Colgin (Sam Kaplan is doing great things over at Memento Mori)
One thing to note is I believe that the 2016 Colgin IX Estate did also receive 100 points from WA (similar to their stunning 2013 vintage) if that means anything to you
They actually offer 4 wines total - 2 red blends (IX Estate, Cariad), 1 Cabernet Sauvignon (Tychson Hill), and one Syrah (IX Estate).
I believe the Syrah is priced at $300, but don’t quote me on it. I also this interesting on their website. "Since 2002, her wines have averaged an appreciation of more than 80 percent in value in the retail aftermarket, according to Colgin. " I’m not sure if this still applies especially with the fine wine market dwindling especially on auction.
And apparently a place has the 2016 ‘IX Estate’ Cabernet at $824. I always wondered how bottles get to retail before the allocation period even ends…
Agreed about ‘pausing you cause’ - but that said, if one is purchasing these to drink and not to resell down the line, it’s tough to think they will actually decrease from their offering price by much over time. I would think that 01 was much lower than 350 upon release . . .
I didn’t take any notes, however I did taste them twice and both times I preferred the 2016 blend. I remember the blend more aromatic and complex compared to the single vineyards, all bottles had been opened for maybe 30 minutes, no decanter. My order or preference below.