Some interesting observations which I do feel have a lot of validity; will be interesting to see whether other posters care to offer a view.
Personally I am finding that their is increasing interest in all things Burgundian, which I guess is a good thing for the producers but maybe not so for the consumer.
Allocations on some of the wines that I have been regularly buying over the last few years have changed from 12s to 6s to 3s with pricing on these wines increasing year on year. Maybe I will be down to an allocation of a single bottle next year? I think that if that happens then I will just forget about those wines and look to purchase something else.
It is no doubt that having two stellar vintages in succession (2009, 2010) have not helped with availability and pricing so it will be interesting to see what the 2011 vintage brings. Will those consumers that just buy great vintages disappear for the forthcoming En Primeur campaign and will prices come down?
I'll post on anything, although it does seem as though comments from others usually appear on the bigger named wines. My village where I am going to be upping my purchases going forward is Marsannay (Pataille, Coillot, Fougeray de Beauclair); some really great quality wines being produced here and at very reasonable prices. It will be interesting to see if pricing goes up in Marsannay if any of their lieu dits are granted premier cru status.
Another point I wonder what people think of is drinking vs selling and at what point do you have to get to before the dynamic changes? I have been buying Rousseau GC Clos St Jacques for a couple of years and as with all the wines that I buy my intention is to drink not sell. My storage account gives me price valuations on the wines that I have purchased and in just over a year this wine has been valued at over double the price I paid for it. Makes selling a tempting prospect all of a sudden.