Jenise wrote:For the objectives Rahsaan listed, it occurs to me that my sweet spot pretty much tracks the Baudry La Grange bottling. When I moved to Washington nine years ago, it cost around $13. Now? About $20. And everything else is around there, too. Sure I find the occasional exception--and in fact, I no longer look as hard as I used to for those exceptions because my definition of 'winner' is tighter than it used to be--but yes, $20's about right.
Ian Sutton wrote:Paul, Tom
Why then do I buy stuff that would be $30, $40, $50 or more? Sometimes for something different e.g. Travaglini's intriguing experiment using air dried nebbiolo grapes. Sometimes because that's the going rate if you want a decent example of that wine style (e.g Brunello or Barolo). Other times, it's a style of wine I like and the extra cost is justified by the probability I'd enjoy it. The other justification is it's balanced out by those good value interesting wines that come in cheaper, suhc as the Ch Lamartine Cahors that I was paying just under £4 a half for of the 2000 vintage.
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