#3 Posted: Oct 8, 2015 08:53
In 2008 the state took delivery of 2005 Bordeaux for which they had paid "first tranche" pricing. Among others, they got a total of two cases of Haut-Brion and a single six-pack of Petrus.
I don't know if they couldn't have bought more, or they just hadn't.
Often with rare stuff they just put a case or six-pack at the busiest store in each region without saying anything and let it fly out the door. I got some Sea Smoke that way one year - from the PLCB! - simply because I was friends with the luxury wine consultant in a store that got a 6-pack, and he gave me a heads up. He had already sold the first 3 bottles and I took the other 3. I checked inventory across the state and it showed there were 12 bottles in Allegheny and Dauphin Counties and 24 in Philly, and that was it. I checked again the next day and it was all gone.