Everyone quits burg at 50. And starts buying at what? 21? That’s 29 years of buying burg. Seems short.
I wish I were buying Burg to cellar at 21. Early 2000s were the Burg hey day of this generation…
I just turned 60. I haven’t stopped but I’ve shifted more to my value plays, Guillemot Savigny 1ers and the various Faiveley Mercureys. I went through nine bottles of Mercurey VV while waiting for the others to arrive
Would be interested to see the same thread on 2020, given the severe price increases.
Meant burgs. Buying a ton of others. 4 cases 19 Bordeaux. LOL
got it. Shotgun pointing in other directions! I’m buying bubbly and the price is skyrocketing now like Burgs. Was the last bastion of value, well, I guess Spain is, but oh well.
Yes but $400 is a mid tier premier cru. Plus I’m not buying Krug anymore. Just a little Dom and Cristal. Still a bargain compared to Burgs.
Don’t forget extreme heat and ladybugs. I much prefer 2015-2020.
Being yet another geezer (66), although I still dabble some, my last big vintage for reds was 2010. Most of my dabbling in 2019 reds have been in Chassagne-Montrachet - Ramonet Clos St. Jean and Moreau Cardeuse.
Whites are a different issue. I bought too much 2014 whites because I loved them. With premox, I need to be drinking them down more before I buy much more whites.
Yes. Life is too short.
This was the vintage where I stopped buying any major wines, bought a few old favorites like Glantenay and Rossignol Trapet. My Burgundy purchases hit a downward spiral, as I stopped buying and actively began to sell. First to go DRC, then Rousseau, Raveneau etc. I bought Tremblay and now these are priced way beyond what I would pay for them, my benchmark for selling, so they are on the chopping block. I managed to find a couple of bottles of Trapet, and have enough wine from older vintages not to have to worry about new ones.
The money for Burgundy is now being spent on Pomerol, and I don’t think I have lost much in the process.
I’m a zealous buyer in ‘19, but with few exceptions I’m not willing to pay the obscene retail market prices for high end stuff. (Eg Mugnier Fuees is now a $1,250 wine at retail wtf?!) Im fortunate to get tiny allocations of high end stuff at sensible pricing, and I’ll take those. Otherwise I really am focusing on Cote de Beaune and, even more so, non-Cote d’Or wines.
I backed way off after 2017 due to a combination of record hot vintages producing wines not in my wheelhouse, pricing, and a personal relocation. I still buy a few current release burgs, including 2019, but not in my preferred quantity of 6-12 bottles. I’ve spent some of the savings by backfilling. Most of the savings has gone towards OR wines and learning more about other regions.
Not really. Just like Amoureuses isn’t a $3500 wine at retail even though that’s WS low. I paid $450 for Fuees and $1400 for Amoureuses, but naturally only got 1 bottle of each.
You’re kinda making my point. I paid $400 for Fuees, but like you for 1 btl. That’s what I was referring to when I mentioned “tiny allocations at sensible pricing.” If you want to just go out into the market, the pricing is in the stratosphere.
I’ve mostly bought the same wines, just a bit fewer of each bottle.
Arnoux-Lachaux (although way less than prior years)
Here’s a list of what I’ve already paid for. I’m still awaiting some releases for a few more wines, or to re-buy some more of some of these wines. Particularly looking forward to adding a few more from H. Lignier & A. et P. de Villaine.
(3) 2019 Domaine Marquis d’Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Champans
(3) 2019 Bitouzet-Prieur Volnay 1er Cru Caillerets
(6) 2019 Bitouzet-Prieur Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Chênes
(3) 2019 Domaine Bruno Clavelier Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru La Combe d’Orveau Vieilles Vignes
3(4) 2019 Joseph Drouhin Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches Rouge & (2) MAGNUMS
3 2019 Domaine Duroché Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaut St. Jacques
(2) 2019 Faiveley Corton-Clos des Cortons Faiveley
3 2019 Domaine Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin Aux Echezeaux Vieille Vigne
1(2) 2019 Domaine Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin Vieille Vigne
(6) 2019 Domaine Pierre Guillemot Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Les Serpentières
(7) 2019 Henri Jouan Chambolle-Musigny Vieilles Vignes
(3) 2019 Henri Jouan Clos St. Denis
(7) 2019 Henri Jouan Gevrey-Chambertin Aux Echezeaux Vieilles Vignes
(3) 2019 Henri Jouan Morey St. Denis 1er Cru Clos Sorbé Vieilles Vignes
(3) 2019 Henri Jouan Morey St. Denis Vieilles Vignes
2 2019 Hubert Lignier Bourgogne Plan Gilbert
2 2019 Mongeard-Mugneret Echezeaux
Mark, if you sell the wines that are now priced way beyond what you would pay for them, doesn’t that mean you are selling your winners and drinking your losers? Doesn’t sound like you.
Far too much for my bank balance is the answer! Apparently 290 bottles. Divided among:
Lamy (lots of mags)
and a few mags of Bourchard Le Corton
There are some that are not yet delivered…
Well, now I have my shopping list.
I had already bought some Coche (Bourgogne and Meursault), Trapet Chambertin and Bouchard Le Corton, as well as Corton Pougets, Clos des Cortons and Clos des Mouches Rouge.
William - is this a good year to buy some of the less expensive Trapet bottlings?