Maybe just a sip

Apparently Costco carries Château Mouton Rothschild 2010:

I was impressed that they let me in the same room with it. It was locked in glass case. I wonder how many of the people who drink this wine appreciate it. I am sure it is very good, but it would be wasted on me with my barely functional nose. I bought a magnum of Cook’s Champagne for $7.

Which works out to $3.50 a (standard 750ml) bottle. Costco was asking $1,150 for the good stuff.

Oh, wait. This is a big-box store. They were asking $1,149.99.

I did enjoy the description:

This strides in with distinction, starting off with a showy but integrated layer of espresso-infused toast, followed by plush tiers of crushed currant, plum and blackberry fruit interspersed with cocoa and well-roasted.

Well, it sounds wonderful, anyway. I wonder how these experts would describe Dr Pepper (750 ml for 74 cents), which claims to have 23 different flavor notes.


  1. backwoods conservative »

    18 December 2013 · 5:42 pm

    My favorite wine review came from the Shoe comic strip. Cosmo wrote, “This an amusing little Chardonnay, with a surprisingly perky personality. Until it is consumed in large quantities, at which point it begins to display some alarming emotional problems.”

  2. CGHill »

    18 December 2013 · 7:14 pm

    As would I, probably. :)

  3. Jeffro »

    18 December 2013 · 7:47 pm

    Such delicate nuances are lost on me. Good thing, because I’m not spending more than thirty bucks on a bottle of vino.

  4. Francis W. Porretto »

    19 December 2013 · 3:39 am

    I can’t vouch for this, but there are…rumors…that a double-blind taste-test attended by several major figures in the noses-above-the-eyebrows wine-aficionado crowd resulted in vintages from the most prestigious wineries in France losing to — and remember, these are just rumors — quite inexpensive and entirely un-aged wines from New York and New Jersey. According to those rumors, the attending oenophiles paid substantial sums to have the whole thing put under wraps — Kevlar wraps.

    Stephanie Waller, call your office!

  5. canadienne »

    19 December 2013 · 11:03 am

    I remember hearing about the wine-tasting blind test so googled and found this:
    Apparently the oenophile intelligentsia were not successful in suppressing the experiments.

    I’m sorry but I am one of those for whom Dr Pepper just tastes odd.

  6. Tatyana »

    20 December 2013 · 12:16 pm

    My-my, rare occasion when I am in the middle of the spread of opinions: never drink Coke (or Dr. Pepper or other supermarket drinks) – they all taste like sugary liquid soap to me. AND – like Jeffro, I consider $30 for a bottle is the limit

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