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Chateau de Pitray '15... a fast moving commodity!?


#1

At 12pm today I get an email extolling the virtues of this new release, and mentioning the 1000+ cases the Society ships in each year. At 8pm it’s out of stock!

As Private Eye would say, shurely shome mishtake? Or is it seriously that popular?


#2

Wow, that was quick…! I think it’s a popular claret, but I had no idea so many would have their fingers on the trigger for just one everyday wine among many hundreds of others.

It’s nice stuff and I fancied a few bottles, but not that badly…!

Looks like you can still get yourself a magnum though:


#3

I had exactly the same experience! I have visions of someone cornering the market.
My working presumption is that it’s on a staggered release.


#4

It was on the list last autumn and yeah, no doubt it’ll be back again…


#5

So sorry about this! I’ve just checked and you’re right - it is sold out. It absolutely flew off the shelves since we announced it as our second Buyers’ Wine of the Week on Monday.

It’s still available in magnums as @Herbster said above, and also in halves:

So you can still get a chance to try it, even if not in regular bottles.


#6

There’s also this:

Same producer, same price, same abv, same drink dates - do you know how it differs @laura?


#7

Good spot! So Tim’s on hols this week so I won’t be able to get specifics, but I’ve just been told it’s not the same wine, but it’s only a slightly different blend, and very similar.
Definitely worth trying if you’re interested…?

ALSO for all you within-driving-distance folk, there’s apparently a few bottles left int he Showroom too!


#8

I think I’m very pleased not to live in driving distance of the showroom tbh.

My bank balance is weeping as it is.


#9

Just as well I bought a case in the EP offer for 15 Bordeaux👍Although I am not sure how much I saved , except of course peace of mind given the rapid sell out.


#10

Thanks Laura, it’s nothing to apologise for, I would have quite liked a couple of bottles, but to be honest I’m pretty well stocked for claret anyway. It’s more that I wanted to know for sure if the membership had really hoovered up that sort of volume so quickly.

Clearly we know a good thing when we see it… you snooze, you lose!


#11

Tiz many a time I have snozt and lost…


#12

I find it helps you avoid bankruptcy or divorce proceedings.


#13

… Or divorce proceeding ending in bankruptcy!.. :grimacing:


#14

BUT … you may get allocated the wine in the proceedings :rofl::rofl:


#15

Ha! Who needs a marriage! :+1:


#16

Any idea this likely to come back in stock?

Based on the 'buyers wine of the week’s email, we added a bottle to our order and really enjoyed it. Would quite like to pick up a few more bottles of this…


#17

Only halves and magnums left in showroom this morning (22 Feb)


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