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Chairman’s Redux?

Author pavineco
Registered User
#1  Posted: Aug 18, 2019 20:32  

I recently picked up a bottle of 2013 Cafaggio Chianti Classico, as it appeared to be a new CS at my local store. I wasn’t a huge fan, but that’s not the point. When I went over to cellartracker to log the wine, I saw that I’d already tried it, in early 2018.

CS repeats are common, yes, with subsequent vintages. Butthis was the very same vintage. Did the PLCB stash some away after poor sales? Did they get another cache from the winery? Anyone else noticed this sort of thing?
Author Mark
#2  Posted: Aug 19, 2019 11:05  

I know that they do "re-buys" from time to time. Sometime a CS sells out quickly and they go back to see if they can get more. Other times if the producer has a lot of something but the LCB is concerned about how it will sell, they purposely only buy some of it, and then if it sells well they will buy the rest.

Interesting regarding that particular Chianti how one person noted high acidity while others noted a lack of acidity. I'm speculating here but it could be that the high acidity example was from a different shipment that maybe had better shipping/storage conditions? Who knows.

On a different but possibly related subject, regarding the Clos du Bois Marlstone where some stores have 2013 and others have 2014, both with the same code # and price. I asked a local wine specialist and he said when the 2013 came in, some of it was physically damaged (I assume that means broken bottles, but did not ask), they asked for it to be replaced and were given 2014 instead.
Author pavineco
Registered User
#3  Posted: Aug 19, 2019 11:16  


So typical of PLCB to get in the '14 as a replacement and then just give it the same code, as if the vintage doesn't really matter. Maybe it doesn't for many people. But still.
Author WharfRat
Registered User
#4  Posted: Aug 19, 2019 20:23  

Bodegas Ego Infinito Jumilla 2012 (78385) had a return engagement, less expensive the second time. When I tried the Cafaggio, it looked familiar and I wondered if I had tried before but it had just showed up so I assumed I was wrong. I think I did try a while back and thought it was drinkable but mediocre. What I tried recently was bad, I wouldn't be surprised if it was mistreated. Tried both Marlstones, similar and both have merit.
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