Monday, May 4, 2009
Classics Collection - May 2009
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.
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.