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offer of the day – old tarts…

A deluge of cheap wine from my usual Swiss source – at least cheap compared to last week’s Perrot-Minot! La Forge de Tart 1er Cru 2007 75cl 148.00* (Swiss Francs) La Forge de Tart 1er Cru 2008 75cl 119.00 La Forge de Tart 1er Cru 2011 75cl 135.00 La Forge de Tart 1er Cru 2014 […]

domaine dublère – sold…

This afternoon, as I was leaving Beaune, I saw Blair Pethel – pictured doing what he loved – and he looked in good spirits. I stopped my car and we started to chat but then (of-course!) with no room to pass, other cars started to form a queue behind me – I quickly had to […]

offer of the day – Christophe Perrot-Minot 2017…

No lagging in the price department – I wonder (out loud!) who are the clientelle here. Of-course if Bernstein and Le Moine can reach these sort of levels, why not the person who owns the land and the vines and works those vines? As usual, the prices are delivered in Switzerland – but here, include […]

rené engel – baghera wines score again…

The bipolar organisation that is Baghera seem to have another big hit on their hands! Bipolar? – Well they keep having sales with bottles that stretch not just credulity, but also their narrative behind the ownership of the bottles in the last sale was completely inconsistent too. Then we have a sale that follows seems […]

‘tran-scend-ent’ prices

‘tran-scend-ent’ prices

‘The sale was led by Romanée Conti 1990 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, with three 12-bottle lots selling for HK$2,728,000 / US$347,520 each’ I first mentioned this three-day sale at the end of January – it completed over the weekend, and, as expected, lots of dollars were spent. Coche-Dury was the largest domaine represented with over […]

offer of the day – the market for 2017s

This offer came around once again – 6 months later from the same source. It’s interesting to see how the market, at least for this vintage/producer and in this geographical location, is working: All the reds are still available. The Bourgogne Blanc and all the Meursaults are still available. Half of the Pulignys are gone […]

offer of the day – comte georges de vogüé 2017

Here you go – a long time since I saw a local offer for these – given the pricing, perhaps no surprise! These 2017s offered by my usual Swiss merchant. DOMAINE COMTE GEORGES DE VOGÜÉ 2017 – En Primeur 2017 Chambolle-Musigny 75cl 149.00 *Swiss francs 2017 Bonnes-Mares 75cl 489.00 2017 Bonnes-Mares 150cl 998.00 2017 Musigny […]

offer of the day – clos des lambrays 2017

In the wake of all the winemaker changes, it’s almost possible to forget that there is also some wine that they wish to sell! So here you go – the 2017 for you from the usual Swiss merchant. Only the grand cru is offered, so no 1er cru and no whites. Like in 2016, almost […]

tart > devauges < lambrays

tart > devauges < lambrays

Well, that didn’t take long, did it(?) I alluded to it yesterday, and the same evening, LVMH (via Reuters) and La Revue du Vin de France, chose to make it official within 10 minutes of each-other: Jacques Devauges has left the Clos de Tart, to take a short walk through the village, to take over […]

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