Monday, May 4, 2009

Classics Collection - May 2009

Vintages Classics

Oh, this is torture. Just torture.

Got my new Classics catalogue today, and surprise, its filled with fantastic wines that are priced far out of my budget. Anyone want to chip in for a $400 Champagne? How about a $200 Côte de Nuits? Anyone?

I think I'll sit this one out. Be back with my wishlist shortly.

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Dammit. And I wanted to begin buying more Burgundy.

2006 Domaine Armand Rousseau Père & Fils, AC Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru - $119
2006 Domaine Henri Gouges, AC Les Pruliers Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru - $75
2006 Lucien Le Moine, AC Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru - $350
2006 Bonneau De Martray, AC Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru - $165
2006 Domaine Jean-Marc Pillot, AC Les Vergers Clos Saint Marc Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru - $109
2006 Domaine de la Vougeraie, AC Le Charlemagne Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru - $199
2006 Domaine des Malandes, AC Les Clos Chablis Grand Cru - $69
1997 Bollinger R.D. Extra Brut Champagne - $219
1995 Dom Pérignon Oenothèque Brut Champagne - $399

Sigh...I need to come back as a prince in my next life.

If these names alone seem complicated (never mind the 3-digit prices), they aren't. If a Burgundy says "1er Cru", then it means the wine may be marginally affordable if the producer is average to good. But if the wine is a "Grand Cru", then it's the vinous equivalent to a Victoria's Secret model. You can fantasize and imagine all you want, until you come to a sad realization - they're so far out of your league that a catalogue is as good as its going to get.

That's a beautiful shot of Romanée-Conti on the cover though.

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