Ahem… this over-confident assertion backfired on me this week. Having put in a few speculative bids on a Dreweatts auction, I was pleased to come away with a six-pack of Rioja Alta 904 for £210ib. However, adding commission, VAT on commission, duty and yet more VAT, the total came in at… £10 more than I could have bought outright at Lay & Wheeler. C’est la vie.
Still, very pleased to be able to try this wine, which I’ve not had before, even if it is at the absolute top end of my price range.