I look in at WTSO once or twice a month just to get a sense of what’s going on. Today they have 2019 Virginie de Valandraud. I have met Jean Luc Thunevin and Muriel Andraud a few times and they make some excellent wine. I was just curious whether people think that a WTSO listing/sale/inventory dump hurts a wine’s reputation.
I haven’t bought anything at WTSO for a few years, but in the past I have gotten some top of the line wine, although I missed out on the Petrus sale about 10 years ago. I have bought in addition to some cheap stuff, Veuve Cliquot La Grande Dame Brut 2008; Clarendon Hills Romas Grenache 2010; Clarendon Hills Astralis Syrah 2007; Piper-Heidsieck 2002 Rare; and Two Hands Wines Charlie’s Patch 2008. You might not like these because our palates may not align, but we are not talking swill. I do not think less of these wines because of where I got them, but YMMV.