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Old 23.09.2011, 18:16
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Just returned from Coop and they have a wine festival promotion, including Opus One wine. I didn't see it anywhere before in "real life" - it was reduced from CHF350 per bottle to CHF250.

Obviously I didn't and wouldn't buy....but just for a moment, I thought......I wonder what a CHF350 bottle of wine (which I guess would be 2 or 3 times that in a restaurant) would actually taste like....I mean, how much better can it be that the CHF20 Argentinian Malbec I actually bought?

Did anybody ever have properly expensive or exclusive wine....did it ever justify the price tag?
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Opus One is owned by Francis Ford Coppola and while I like some of what I have tried, it seems to be very overpriced due to the star factor of the owner.

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Opus One is owned by Francis Ford Coppola and while I like some of what I have tried, it seems to be very overpriced due to the star factor of the owner.

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Hope your wine tasting skills are better than your knowledge of wineries

Anyway..not really the point.....you've tried it a few times? What kind of price, what circumstances?
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Just returned from Coop and they have a wine festival promotion, including Opus One wine. I didn't see it anywhere before in "real life" - it was reduced from CHF350 per bottle to CHF250.

Obviously I didn't and wouldn't buy....but just for a moment, I thought......I wonder what a CHF350 bottle of wine (which I guess would be 2 or 3 times that in a restaurant) would actually taste like....I mean, how much better can it be that the CHF20 Argentinian Malbec I actually bought?

Did anybody ever have properly expensive or exclusive wine....did it ever justify the price tag?

I think our boss served and serves quite expensive wine (which he normally gives to customers as X-mas present) at our X-mas party.
It's 130 or so per bottle.
Spanish.
Personally, I was not _that_ impressed.
It was a more-than-OK wine, sure, and I liked it - but *I* could not make out much of a difference between that one and a bottle of Syrah from a producer in VS (which I bought for 33 and which can be had in Coop for 20).
Although I think I should say that the later one surely benefits from keeping it a year or two in the bunker.
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Re: Opus One

oops... my apologies, as I was confusing Rubicon/Niebaum-Coppola with the other big-ticket partnership of Opus One (Mondavi/Rothschild). They are just down the road from one another.

Opus one does make some beautiful wines. I went to a tasting a few years back and received a long instruction about their wines. But its "cult status" in Asia has driven prices through the roof.

There are so many great wines coming out of this region, that are not so well known. My favorite is Far Niente (www.farniente.com).

And for Caviarchips, as I grew up in the area my knowledge of wineries is adequate but sometimes the "circuitry" goes awry...

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