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Following Wines Til Sold Out: November’s Magnum Monday

December 4, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

WTSO_logo_2012Last Monday, November 26th, was Magnum Monday at WTSO (first event of this kind, if I’m not mistaken). During the period of 18 hours (from 9 AM Eastern until midnight), only large format bottles were offered for sale. There were total of 28 different wines offered, majority in the magnum size (1.5 liters, equivalent of 2 standard size bottles) with the exception of one wine which offered in the Imperial size (6 liters, equal to 8 standard size bottles). The most expensive wine was offered at $450, and the least expensive one was priced at $49.99. For many wines, free shipping was offered with the purchase of one bottle, and for some it was necessary to buy 2 to get the same free shipping. The very first wine offered was sold out within 3 minutes, and few other wines lasted only for 4 minutes.

Large bottles are very popular among wine collectors, as they considered to be better aging (better wine/air ratio compare to the standard size bottles), and the prices were good for many wines, so I would assume that the event made many people happy. Below is the guide to ratings and the table with all the information I was able to collect.

Guide to ratings: WS – Wine Spectator, WA – Wine Advocate, WE – Wine Enthusiast, W&S – Wine & Spirits, ST – Steven Tanzer, JHN – Jonathan H. Newman, RP – Robert Parker, JS – James Suckling, JH – James Halliday, WRO – Wine Review Online.

Enjoy!

Time Wine Btl. size Rating(s) Orig. price WTSO price Min. # btls % off
11:35 PM Burgess Napa Cabernet Vintage Selection 2001 Magnum 1.5L WE89     WS88 $125 $59.99 1 52%
11:07 PM I Balzini Black Label 2006 Tuscan Red Wine Dai Colli Della Toscana Magnum 1.5L WS92     WE92 $130 $59.99 1 54%
10:45 PM Barbaresco 2009 Michele Chiarlo Reyna Magnum 1.5L WE91 $95 $54.99 1 42%
10:00 PM Diadema Super Tuscan Rosso IGT 2009 Swarovski Bottle Magnum 1.5L WE93      JS91 $250 $99.99 1 60%
9:25 PM Brut Champagne N/V Piper Heidsieck #84 Top 100 WS 2012! Magnum 1.5L WS93     WE89 $100 $64.99 2 35%
9:04 PM Barolo 2006 Sarmassa di Barolo Roberto Voerzio Magnum 1.5L WA96+   WS93 $620 $449.99 1 27%
8:53 PM Piancornello Brunello DOCG 2003 1.5L RP90      WS89 $139.99 $69.99 1 50%
8:41 PM Pommard Grand Epenots Pinot Noir 1er Cru 2009 ‘Clos de Citeaux’ Jean Monnier 1.5L JHN94 $180 $89.99 1 50%
7:53 PM Shingleback Shiraz D Block Reserve McLaren Vale 2004 Magnum 1.5L JH93      WS92 $125 59.99 2 52%
7:10 PM  I Balzini White Label IGT Rosso 2006 Magnum 1.5L WS93     WE91 $130 $59.99 2 54%
6:24 PM Burgess Cabernet 2002 Vintage Selection Napa Valley Magnum 1.5L $116 $59.99 2 48%
6:15 PM Barolo DOCG 2006 Fontanafredda Magnum 1.5L WA89+ $250 $99.99 2 60%
5:30 PM Sette Ponte ‘Oreno’ Super Tuscan 2007 Magnum 1.5L WE96     WS95 $250 $149.99 1 40%
4:54 PM Brut Select Champagne ‘Le Cordon Bleu’ NV De Venoge Magnum 1.5L WS91 $120 $62.99 2 48%
4:17 PM Belpoggio Brunello DOCG 2007 Magnum 1.5L JS92      WE92 $199.99 $99.99 1 50%
4:00 PM Corton Grand Cru 2007 Domaine Louis Latour 1.5L WS92 $200 $69.99 2 65%
3:24 PM Diadema Super Tuscan Rosso IGT 2009 Swarovski Bottle Magnum 1.5L WE93  JS91 $250 $99.99 1 60%
3:15 PM Barolo ‘Tortoniano’ Michele Chiarlo 2008 Magnum 1.5L WE92  WRO92 $125 $69.99 1 44%
2:31 PM Brut Champagne N/V Piper Heidsieck #84 Top 100 WS 2012! Magnum 1.5L WS93     WE89 $100 $64.99 2 35%
1:55 PM Roda Cirsion Rioja 2006 Magnum 1.5L WA95    WS92 $600 $299.99 1 50%
1:09 PM Burgess Napa Cabernet Vintage Selection 2001 Magnum 1.5L WE89      WS88 $125 $59.99 1 52%
12:38 PM Barolo Riserva 2004 ‘Roggeri’ Ciabot Berton Magnum 1.5L $200 $114.99 1 43%
12:10 PM Mont Redon Rouge 2009 Chateauneuf-du- Pape Magnum 1.5L ST92      WS91 $125 $59.99 2 52%
11:25 AM Phelps Insignia 2009 Magnum 1.5L WA93-96 ST94 $429.99 $314.99 1 27%
10:40 AM Shingleback Shiraz D Block Reserve McLaren Vale 2004 Magnum 1.5L JH93  WS92 $125 $59.99 2 52%
10:24 AM Silvio Nardi Brunello 2007 Magnum 1.5L JS95 $175 $99.99 1 43%
10:13 AM Grand Cru Burgundy White 2007 Corton Charlemagne Domaine Louis Latour Magnum 1.5L WS93 $300 $129.99 1 57%
10:09 AM Stormy Weather Cabernet Napa Valley 2006 Cellar Selection Magnum 1.5L 68%
9:52 AM Barolo ‘La Villa’ DOCG Fontanafredda 2001 Magnum 1.5L WA94 W&S93 $285 $139.99 1 51%
9:49 AM St. Supery Red Wine ‘Elu’ 2005 Napa Valley Imperial 6L WE91 $800 $349.99 1 56%
9:45 AM Burgess Estate Cabernet Napa Valley 2005 Magnum 1.5L WE90 W&S90 $100 $49.99 2 50%
9:03 AM I Balzini Black Label 2006 Tuscan Red Wine Dai Colli Della Toscana Magnum 1.5L WS92 WE92 $130 $59.99 1 54%
9:00 AM St. Supery Cabernet Napa Valley 2004 Magnum 1.5L 91 50%
  1. December 5, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Did you end up pulling the trigger on any of them? I got two bottles of the Corton, and really wanted some of the Champagne, but my wife put the kibosh on that one.

    • talkavino
      December 5, 2012 at 11:00 pm

      No, I had to enjoy vicariously… I had only a little time for this, as I had to leave on the trip in a middle of the day. I think I would’ve gotten Burgess 2002 if I would see it…

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