Thursday, January 8, 2009

Release - 01/10

Big day today. First release of the new year, and some interesting things.

On the left: 2006 Chateau Ksara "Reserve du Couvent", Bekaa Valley
Right: 1989 Cruz Vintage Port

Yes, the wine on the left is of Lebanon. I've never had a Lebanese wine, even though I bought Chateau Musar - still waiting on those to come around. Very excited, and even more so because this wine is $12.95. Make no mistake, when this wine takes off, and I'm sure it will, prices will act accordingly.

I'm really beginning to enjoy port, so this was an offer I couldn't refuse. How many times are you going to be able to pick up 20 year old vintage ports? Not many.

Saw something that broke my heart. On the shelves were 2005 Chateau Carbonnieux Blanc, AC Pessac-Leognan. I love dry white Bordeaux wines, and I really wanted this one - the reputation of this estate speaks for itself. I asked the price. Guess how much. Just take a guess.

$85.00. Per bottle. There goes my dream of picking up 2005 white Bordeaux.

Now how is it that I missed this release? I follow these things religiously, and there's no way in hell that I could have missed it. So LCBO just releases these blockbuster wines without any notice? You're selling a wine for $85, you better let people know. Thought about it long and hard, whether to buy or not. Stood there for a solid 5 minutes just staring at this beautiful, glistening bottle of wine that was just screaming, "David, you know you want me!!!!" But alas..........I was neither rich enough, nor rich enough to buy it. Yes, I know.....not rich enough.


  1. I believe LCBO does not always notice people about their new release. If you look closer to their database, there are some good wines which don't really have a release date assoicated with them. I recently picked up a bottle of Haut-Bages-Libéral from Summerhill and a bottle of Les Pagodes De Cos from the If I recall correctly, they has never shown up on the store releases. Lucky I bumped into them while shopping for other wines.


  2. Forgot to mention that the wines are both 2005. Go grab it if you miss it. =)


  3. The Les Pagodes de Cos was on the VintagesOnline release. Didn't buy it because well, trying to control my spending. It's too bad, I wish I could be given a do-over on the 2005 Futures offers. The prices on the 2005 releases now are getting ridiculous.