Here’s a curious thing. Late last year, Rhone critic JLL gave Maby’s 2018 Lirac La Fermade a very positive 4* review, adding that at £11.50 it was “a giveaway”.
I bought a bottle, and had planned to buy more, using it to make up mixed cases over the coming year. There was lots available.
Well, perhaps I should have bought more back then because - unless I’m mistaken - today the price is £13.50 a bottle.
It’s gone up 17% in two months.
On its own, it doesn’t matter, perhaps. It’s two quid, and I wasn’t going to buy that much anyway. But I wonder if it’s an indicator of increased costs following Brexit - in which case it is a pretty sharp price rice in such a short space of time.
The Muscadet Sevre et Maine sur Lie Comte Leloup Centenaires Ch de Chasseloir 2016 has gone up from £9.95 to £10.50 in the same time period - so up 6%.
I imagine that the muscadet increase may reflect it having been listed a long time; the Many was fairly recently listed, though.
Perhaps I assumed that a wine was listed at a certain price until it sold out, but seems they can actually go up in price during the year.
There’s no tone of voice on a forum. I’m not speaking as Yours Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells, and I don’t want (and can’t bear) another Brexit debate, but I did find this interesting, and just thought others might. At the lower end, I think prices are certainly rising.