I have just received an email concerning a parcel of Ch Malescasse 2002 which sounds as if it has just been discovered tucked away in a dusty cellar awaiting a diligent wine buyer to stumble over it.
Isn’t the reality more like that the Chateau/Negociant, realising this “moderate vintage” has not sold well, has offered the parcel to the WS at a bargain price to clear it out of their inventory.
I for one would appreciate more honesty in such mail shots.
Whilst 2002 wasn’t a brilliant vintage I am sure it is perfectly drinkable and may well have benefitted from lying undisturbed in a warehouse somewhere for nigh on two decades.
It can also be no coincidence that it has been discovered “in time for Christmas”.
Come on WS, you expect your members to be reasonably educated in matters wine, so please treat us a little more honestly. Something like…
We’ve been offered this parcel of undersold wine for a very good price. It needs drinking up, Go for it, it’ll make a great Christmas and New Year quaff!
There, that didn’t hurt did it?