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offer of the day – camus?

camusI know I harp on about this from time to time, but Camus get the bad press that they deserve with regard to the average quality of their wines, but it is very easy to lose a certain perspective.

Look at the offer I have this weekend from a Swiss merchant (in swiss francs). Now let’s be honest, this is never going to be the best Chambertin, but note the price. You cannot buy a current vintage Chambertin for under €200, indeed the price here is more in the order of a current vintage Chambolle/Vosne/Gevrey/Morey – but a villages wine, not even a 1er cru!*

I haven’t tasted this 2010 for a long time, but let me be clear, this will be a significantly better wine than any villages that you choose to compare it with. I’m drinking some bottles of the ’98 at home every now and then – bought similarly to this offer – and they never cease to please and easily show a grand cru character – even if not a very top grand cru like they should.

So, do you want to drink the best wine you can for your money, or would you rather, for example, drink a proper villages Chambolle? As ever, the choice is really yours 🙂

*There’s 8% Swiss VAT to add to this price – which still means it’s a giveaway…

10 responses to “offer of the day – camus?”

  1. Mike Beltran

    Really perhaps that is all the wine is worth. You would think there was more profit than 59 per bottle !!
    You take a gamble and as you said if it is better than average you are a winner.

  2. musignymike@gmail.com

    I live in the Napa Valley,California,and the Chardonnay for sparkling wine is already in as well as for still wines and the Sauvignon Blanc although the harvest dates are advancing because of climate change. In Sonoma County in the AVA(Fort Ross-Seaview_along the Sonoma Caost along the ocean
    where the Pinot Noiri which has a profile similar to Chambolle-Musigny…thought I would never experience it!(am 80)..problem l is they let grapes t “hang long for better extraction resulting in higher alcohols,and wines lack balance and focus!…A good Cot e D’Or producer all is in balance and is things oft true beauty! Producers in this area are Falla,Hirsch,Peay,Marcassin and Flowers

  3. musignymike@gmail.com

    Bill,your very lucky you live in Europe where the selection of vintages and of producers are much better than in the USA where you would have to go to auctions and pay ridiculous prices or troll on line,probably on the East Coast and take a chance!. …I believe a good producer regardless of their location will always produce a superior wine!

  4. musignymike@gmail.com

    Yes,but to really save you need to go out of the state,no sales tax of about 9%,and check the shipping
    and handling charges-companies have changed to charging by weight. On line sites I buy from are
    Last Bottle up here,usually available 3 pallets of an item(168 cases) act fast as soon as its on line or
    there out,Wine Library,Cinderella, and L.A. Wine Company

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