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'The one that got away' support group


#1

After missing out on getting to buy some (apparently rather delicious) Mori Ezerjo Kamocsay 2015 due in part to the veracious appetite of this community for it I thought I would start a thread for other to list wines that they have missed out on (aka the one that got away) as comfort to others that they aren’t alone!


#2

A recent one:

9 press reviews. I can only imagine the scenes in the warehouse…


#3

I’ll second this one… considering I was touting this after the press tasting it is really daft I let it slip away… at least I had a tasting glassful


#4

I managed to get two bottles of this, gave one to my daughter which I thought was rather selfless…


#5

Amongst my favourite wines of all time, and unfortunately the secret seems to have got out :face_with_raised_eyebrow:

It now sells out on the day it’s listed on all the usual online sites (including TWS), retailers have also cottoned on. If I was being uncharitable I’d say some list a couple of cases, then list it as “sold out”, only to show availability a few days later… with an appropriate price bump.

Don’t worry about me though fellow Members :kissing_heart:, I tracked a case down from my supplier in Spain. :male_detective: :metal:


#6

Oh, yes, recently moved on to the 2009 vintage. I rather enjoyed the 2005.


#7

I was in therapy for several weeks after missing the Sylvain Pataille Clos du Roy (2010 I think) that came up in the autumn fine wine list. There one day, disparu the next.

Always interested to know when this happens if due to tiny supply or huge demand.


#8

Extremely selfless in my book, but that is what family is for. I would probably have given both to my daughter if she was not three.


#9


I crave good, not expensive Burgundy. Jancis endorsed it. I sat on my hands. It sold out. To add insult to injury, I bought their Bourgogne and it was my first corked TWS bottle. Gutted.


#10

So in the terms and conditions for members reserves, it is set out that if a wine is getting to the end of its window, TWS will attempt to contact the owner; if unsuccessful, they will sell the wine and credit the account with the proceeds. Have often wondered whether this accounts for the tiny bin end/fine wine lines. There must be some unfortunate instances where members ‘run out of time’ to drink their reserves, in a manner of speaking.

You also see it on the Seckfords Wine list - 23 bottles of Chateau Courac as a job lot - one would presume they are ex TWS EP.


#11

Domaine de la Cote - was there and then it wasn’t…


#12

I’d decided rare halves of ‘Segla’ would help me drink less but better. Then TWS listed in their fine wine leaflet and it went out if stock the same day.


#13

Had the Müller- Catoir rosé last night. Full-bodied and delicious.

Logged in this morning to press go on on the below in my basket as the next to try. Sold out. :pensive:


#14

Oh no… need to look for something else. Maybe this one that was favourably reviewed by @Leah


#15

I can’t tell you how many things that’s happened to me on.

But easily the most irritating was when the case of grower champagnes (which is usually offered at a modest discount over the single bottle prices) suddenly appeared at an extra discount. I saw it just as I was switching off at night, but made a note to order first thing the following morning. When morning rolled around, I logged in to find it sold out. Grrrr. There was a new selection case with a different set of champagnes in it at the usual discount so it was obviously clearance of the last couple of the old selection.


#16

If I were feeling mischievous I’d say there was a lovely looking 2015 Hermitage from some little known producer, oh who was it? Chave? That I was hoping to try :wink:

Sorry, I’ll go and stand in the naughty corner…


#17

Seckfords have some. 350 quid a bottle. Odd for them to be listing something like that duty paid. Oh, wait, I remember…

Joining you in the naughty corner.


#18

The Tio Pepe en rama is back in stock - swings and roundabouts.

Got this for the rose


#19

I love this one :+1::+1:


#20

I did not know this. Thanks.