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J L Chave Hermitage 2016


#41

Three words…

Law
Diminishing
R…

Unless you’re rich, of course, in which case you don’t need to give a shit!


#42

Damned if you do, damned if you don’t…:wink:


#43

Indeed I don’t see what the problem is this year. There are still 62 cases left so those that feel they are missing out can still pick plenty up. Enjoy!


#44

I agree, this year it has been handled ok. I am still smarting from last year as I would have jumped in and bought a single bottle. That is not going to happen this year even if there were 6,200 cases :pensive:


#45

I had a glass of this at a Rhone tasting at BBR, and it’s probably the best red wine I’ve drunk. Not tempted to buy any at current prices, although I did pick up a bottle of the 2014 vintage as part of a mixed case. Would rather have 2.5 bottles of Sorrel Greal instead!


#46

I am not happy about excessive wealth when theres so much poverty around. I am sorry but i think that spending hundreds of pounds on a bottle of wine is immoral. However i once spent £260 on a book. Looking back at it I think i was wrong to do it . That particular book is now selling for between £200 -£400. So if i sold it now i wouldn get what i paid for it . But i had had years of enjoying having it. If i paid that much for a bottle of wine and drank it it would be gone in a few moments.


#47

It is all relative I guess. I could have tried justifying £150 for the chance to try one of the world’s best wines but not £250. Some people spend £100s for a concert, a sporting event or a meal and on and on, my missus used to spend £80 for a haircut/colour, which she which changed as soon as she got home, all of which only lasts a brief moment in time.

I know people who who spend £100 to go and see Little mix, Elton John Take That etc etc I wouldn’t waste a single pound watching them because I have no interest in them.

Another thing how can you justify paying footballers £250,000 a week. You could go on and on.

By the way I was considering buying a single bottle, some buy it by multiple cases.


#48

Your footballer would buy it by multiple cases,!


#49

I like the sense of the post but I am really interested in what the book was.

I once spent a lot of money on an Andre Simon private press by the ‘sette of odd volumes’. Madness.


#50

Is £250 a bottle the opening price?


#51

Yes and then mix it with coke or something stronger.


#52

The book is “Dragonflies” new naturalist series 1st edition with dustwrapper.


#53

The only way not to involve yourself in these highly price items is to completely drop out. As we’re in a free market capitalism system everything you buy feeds the system.
I don’t intend to do that but to buy sensibly the things I need. But I’ll still be influenced by the marketing etc and part of the system.
Even drop outs are influenced by the anti system message
We are all just algorithms.


#54

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#55

I am not an Algorithm i am a child of God, I am not a free drinker either. We are all subject to influences of one sort and another. We all also have obsessions, habits, adictions etc. Its getting the balance right. I like a drink but i can do without if i have to .