Mike B. wrote:Otto, that's Canada for you. Don't have much choice, as we can't easily ship wine privately from other countries. And we're only allowed two bottles per person before having to pay duties when coming back from visits outside the country.
Bob Parsons and I were talking not too long ago about hearing people gripe about wine at $15 a bottle in the U.S. That's cheap here.
You can pretty much double the price for most wines in Canada.
Funny. I've always said that about Finland. But on occasion we see great bargains on wines that almost everywhere cost more. E.g. I could have the opportunity to buy 2003 Latour at a price 100€ cheaper than anywhere else. It's still too much, so I'm buying lots of Riesling instead ... but you get the picture! So we do have our surprising "bargains" but usually our wines are 1,2-3 times more expensive than elsewhere. I sympathise with you fellow victims of monopolies. Yet I am glad that this particular wine seems to be rather fairly priced.
wrcstl wrote:I need a second opinion. I am not a point chaser, I have several years of Cantemerle in my cellar, do not like Spoofified wines BUT have not tried an '03 that I thought was worth purchasing. Plan on taking a pass on '03 and purchasing more '99 and '01. Hopefully someone will post a confirmation to your TN and change my mind.
Walt, I've now had two 2003 Bx that I'm willing to cellar: this and Haut-Bailly. All others have been OTT for my tastes. But of course you not only should, but must taste for yourself. I am always willing to buy one bottle to try - especially in dinners like this where my guest happens to like bigger wines than me: I'll know it won't be wasted if it isn't to my tastes and I know I'll make one person very happy and I will also get to try it. For such occasions I'm willing to spend my meagre means on such wines to try.
Covert wrote:Otto, I'm not trying to split hairs, I am just looking forward to seeing what's there with anticipation. If it came close to dung, that would of course be wonderful, and unusual. I got what you were saying; that's why I bought some right away.
Good, good. I hope you like it. It surely should have adequate amounts of earth, for sure!
I don't drink wine because of religious reasons ... only for other reasons.