Originally Posted by Piobaire
Also, it is easy to spend a fair bit of money on a bottle you really had no chance of liking.
this hasn't been my experience with France, only with Burgundy. Still, it happens quite infrequently these days, a knowledgeable staff can really minimize the odds of a dud. K&L even has plenty of reviews, and although I very much disagree about buying on score, Burg is the one regions where it'll take a trusted sales person to get me to drop $50 on an 85WS
Originally Posted by Mark from Plano
It's been pretty thin, but I thought of you last night. They had a 2001 Solaria Brunello 123 up last night for a while. But by the time I saw it it was already sold out. I bought 3 of them the last time they had them up back in March. Drank one and it was
. Still have two around.
yes I saw that in my email. The '05 is quite nice as well.
And I remember talk about restaurant mark-up a few days ago. I took a gander at Per Se's wine list, and holy crap
Absolutely insane prices, they're selling a wine I got for $100 for $450, or a 2007 Didier Silex mag for $900. Their Burgs are fantastic and the menu is very well laid out ... but good lord. A small bright spot might be a 1999 premier cru Vosne-Romanee from Anne Gros for $395. And enjoy your Gros Richebourg, Mark, you'll have to drop $1200 for an '05 or $1,000 for an '07 or $2350 for a '95 Mag at Per Se.