aces219


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Somehow, my Costco had this on closeout for $160. I bought 1 bottle. Should I go back and buy more tomorrow? The bottle is in pristine condition and Costco seems to take care with their storage.

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aces219 wrote:Somehow, my Costco had this on closeout for $160. I bought 1 bottle. Should I go back and buy more tomorrow? The bottle is in pristine condition and Costco seems to take care with their storage.



I'm assuming they are 375's? If they're actually 750's then definitely yes, and get me one.
I would personally love to be able to splurge on another bottle, but I think the 2006 I have (which I paid about the same for) will just have to be my limit, I think.

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One of these days I'm gonna have to figure out a way to try some of this stuff.

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What the heck is Costco doing with d'Yquem?

Yes, buy

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All I can say is this is an incredible wine. At least the 'O2 IS.

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aces219 wrote:Somehow, my Costco had this on closeout for $160. I bought 1 bottle. Should I go back and buy more tomorrow? The bottle is in pristine condition and Costco seems to take care with their storage.

Wine Library wants $625 for a 750 mL, if that helps you decide.

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aces219 wrote:Somehow, my Costco had this on closeout for $160. I bought 1 bottle. Should I go back and buy more tomorrow? The bottle is in pristine condition and Costco seems to take care with their storage.


Definitely. Think of it as currency hedging.

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aces219 wrote:Somehow, my Costco had this on closeout for $160. I bought 1 bottle. Should I go back and buy more tomorrow? The bottle is in pristine condition and Costco seems to take care with their storage.



YES. Can you buy one for me? Seriously. Where are you located? I will pay for shipping.

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Did you buy them out?

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Are you certain it wasn't Chateau d'Zquem? Or maybe Chateau d'Υquem (Upsilon-quem)?

Check it out and be sure. ;)

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I bought 6 more bottles and they gave me the wood box they came in. They had 18 total (I asked) so no, did not buy them out. 9 percent sales tax.

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I'm in Seattle. If you want a bottle, email me at gmail (same username) and I will see what I can do.

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aces219 wrote:I'm in Seattle. If you want a bottle, email me at gmail (same username) and I will see what I can do.



Are they 375s or (ahem) 750s?

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iByron wrote:Are they 375s or (ahem) 750s?



375s. Let's not get too crazy here.

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HAK just emailed me. I am popping my head out of my wine study books and a pile of dirty diapers to say I would like 2 bottles, I will mail you a check.
I paid $230 for my 375 which was considered a great price at the time. THIS IS A WINE NOT TO BE MISSED. If you can swing it, grab this.

Please PM me for the address to send a check.

Hi to all! I am swamped with schoolwork, I have my WSET exam in May towards my DWS.
The girls are doing great, getting very big and we are out most days.
Jackson's school is finally settled and between fighting for funding from the state for next year and funding for his current school I have had very little free time to be on the boards. Hopefully things will settle down in the fall.
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Krugsters wrote:HAK just emailed me. I am popping my head out of my wine study books and a pile of dirty diapers to say I would like 2 bottles, I will mail you a check.
I paid $230 for my 375 which was considered a great price at the time. THIS IS A WINE NOT TO BE MISSED. If you can swing it, grab this.

Please PM me for the address to send a check.

Hi to all! I am swamped with schoolwork, I have my WSET exam in May towards my DWS.
The girls are doing great, getting very big and we are out most days.
Jackson's school is finally settled and between fighting for funding from the state for next year and funding for his current school I have had very little free time to be on the boards. Hopefully things will settle down in the fall.
Shamer is well, busy with work. He just presented at a conference in New Orleans with risk software products he has developed for his company.
Best to all, K


Can you spell out WSET and DWS?

Good luck regardless.

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aces219 wrote:I bought 6 more bottles and they gave me the wood box they came in. They had 18 total (I asked) so no, did not buy them out. 9 percent sales tax.



The wooden crate sells on ebay for a good price. Very nice!


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polarbear22 wrote:Can you spell out WSET and DWS?

Good luck regardless.



WSET-
Wine Spirits Education Trust. The forefront accreditation body for Europe (and the rest of the world) and the stepping stone for a Masters Of Wine.
DWS- Diploma of Wine Studies.


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polarbear22 wrote:Can you spell out WSET and DWS?

Good luck regardless.


Can't be helped...duplicates now run in my family.


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Krugsters wrote:The wooden crate sells on ebay for a good price. Very nice!


Let's get together and have her pick up six more. Then she can sell the crate for her efforts.

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polarbear22 wrote:Let's get together and have her pick up six more. Then she can sell the crate for her efforts.



Great idea! Like I said I'm in for 2.


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polarbear22 wrote:Let's get together and have her pick up six more. Then she can sell the crate for her efforts.



I could go for one if you need someone else to jump in, especially since I live just down the road from Polar Bear (sort of) and will see him at the clam bake, or sooner.

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OK, I guess I'll go buy 6 more, since I'm already at 4.

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And I think I will just ship to pbear for all you NYC/CTers. That's a lot easier than me carrying wine in my luggage on a business trip.

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If you wish you can ship to me. I have a doorman. And you will not get stuck with 2 bottles. I will ask a friend who collects high end wines if he wants 2.
Let me know. I can hand off PB's and Dsapps wines to Cesare.


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Krugsters wrote:If you wish you can ship to me. I have a doorman. And you will not get stuck with 2 bottles. I will ask a friend who collects high end wines if he wants 2.
Let me know. I can hand off PB's and Dsapps wines to Cesare.



I'll also being going up to Kent, CT for Memorial Day weekend. And depending on timing and scheduling I was thinking I might try to arrange to meet up with PB because I have Concannon magnums to give him for the CT peeps. So if that ends up happening I can bring the d'Yquems.

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6 bottles have been acquired for $1051 with tax. No wood crate. I would prefer to ship once if there is any way you can figure out the wootlegging amongst yourselves. Please let me know who gets what and who to ship to.

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Given that it's only been the East coasters so far, any chance I could get a couple bottles through polarbear? I sent you an email, as I have a local person in Seattle who I may be able to hit up to buy a couple bottles for me.

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otolith wrote:Given that it's only been the East coasters so far, any chance I could get a couple bottles through polarbear? I sent you an email, as I have a local person in Seattle who I may be able to hit up to buy a couple bottles for me.



I replied to your email.

Allocations:
Krugsters 2
Hak 1
Polarbear 1

2 left. Whoever emails me can have them. Dsapp was a maybe? You might convince me to part with 7.

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aces219 wrote:I replied to your email.

Allocations:
Krugsters 2
Hak 1
Polarbear 1

2 left. Whoever emails me can have them. Dsapp was a maybe? You might convince me to part with 7.

I'll go for one. I can get it from K and PB sometime. Let me know the easiest way to handle the $.

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aces219 wrote:I replied to your email.

Allocations:
Krugsters 2
Hak 1
Polarbear 1

2 left. Whoever emails me can have them. Dsapp was a maybe? You might convince me to part with 7.


I will take 2 if I can somehow get them through polarbear.

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otolith wrote:I will take 2 if I can somehow get them through polarbear.



Sold to Don and oto. Checks are probably better so we don't run into paypal fees. I will email you my address. I know you are all good for it.

Shall I ship to pb and then hak can claim the 3 for NYC? Or ship to K?

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Oto, I can just ship to you direct if you are willing to pay for it. In which case I think I should just ship the rest to K.

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Sounds good.
Thanks!

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otolith wrote:Sounds good.
Thanks!



Are they all gone now? If not, count me in for one shipped to PB.

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HitAnyKey42 wrote:I'll also being going up to Kent, CT for Memorial Day weekend. And depending on timing and scheduling I was thinking I might try to arrange to meet up with PB because I have Concannon magnums to give him for the CT peeps. So if that ends up happening I can bring the d'Yquems.



And you also have the Hunt Country for me and rlrct. So I am counting on meeting up. Some nice parking lot, near a police station.

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aces219 wrote:Oto, I can just ship to you direct if you are willing to pay for it. In which case I think I should just ship the rest to K.


I am fine with either shipping to Krugsters or me. I know I will get it well before it is time to drink.

And I am pretty sure that K has good storage conditions.

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A very good Sauternes that is considered to be right behind d'Yquem is Chateau Rieussec. It is priced a bit lower and is mighty fine. The vineyard is owned by the Rothschild family and they take good care of it. I had a '95 a while back that was absolutely fantastic, good acid to balance the sugar, a lot of apricot, peach and floral notes and a finish that went on into the next week! Well worth checking it out if you don't have the money for d'Yquem.

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polarbear22 wrote:I am fine with either shipping to Krugsters or me. I know I will get it well before it is time to drink.

And I am pretty sure that K has good storage conditions.



(jealous)Yup, she's got a nice pretty lil Eurocave full of d'Yquems (/jealous). When we got our '06s we had them shipped to her and she held onto mine for me until we could do the exchange.
Yeah, these things won't be ready to drink for a good 10 years minimum. I'm pretty sure you'll get it before then.

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dsapp wrote:Are they all gone now? If not, count me in for one shipped to PB.



I'll cough up one more of mine. Please email me so I can tell you where to send the check.

The reason I was suggesting paper checks instead of PayPal is that PayPal has a limit on how much you can withdraw before you have to pay. Generally I greatly prefer PayPal otherwise. Though we have the ability to scan checks in at home to deposit them which makes it easier.

Any tips on shipping wine as a consumer? I've heard something about telling UPS that it is jelly? I'm pretty sure it wouldn't be covered by the carrier if anything happened to it though.

Planning to ship 6 to K and 2 to oto. I will PM/email you all about where to send the $.