Hopefully not many of you Berserkers do so there’s more for me.
Just went over my purchases to date this year and realized how many bottles from 2007 I’ve bought. Picked up a bit of JJ Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Kabinett, a few bottles of Fontodi Flaccianello della Pieve, some Ponsot Chapelle-Chambertin, a couple Comte de Vogüé Chambolle-Musigny, and some underwhelming (well, that’s what they are according to Tim Heaton) Napa Cabs too.
For supposedly being a mediocre vintage in many places, there sure are a LOT of good wines. Anybody else a fan of that year? It’s okay to come out of the closet here & now.
That’s what I’ve heard, and I’ve talked to a few people. Just getting some scratch together before replying to a fellow Berserker about several bottles.
No more left in my cellar. The last was certainly good though. Just one lonely mag of '05 ready to drink. Got a nice stash of '12 and '13. While the '12 is showing nicely, I know to wait on it because the potential is there.
No one has mentioned Champagne yet which is not a surprise (considering everybody seems to concentrate on praising the 2008s) but I am personally feeling positive after several extremely enjoyable grower wines and will be buying more to drink. Also Mosel Rieslings have mostly been great, especially at the Spätlese level.
I have always really enjoyed your posts and totally understand you being rankled by Tim’s post.
That said, the quote above is the first time I’ve ever seen you define your wines by the number of $$$ a person will part with to have one. People pay $150 for numerous wines these days (see Cornillessen Magma) and I would hate to your work simplified to that denomination.
I haven’t had your wines, but I am a fan of you and hope to try them at some point. When I do, it won’t be because of the price, it will be because of every other post you have put up. (This is not chastising at all, I just hate to see your work and intelligence validated by a $ sign.)
A point well made, Marcus. What I was trying to give was an example to back up my statement that my customers love it these days. I still sell plenty of wine in the $70-$90 range, which has had some reputation as a QPR (for a single vineyard, small production wine). But there are 2 vintages that have garnered extra attention: the 2007 and the 2009 Special Selection. I illustrate how well they are liked by my lack of inventory which translates into selling price.