WTN: Ch. Haut-Monplaisir 2006 (Cahors)

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WTN: Ch. Haut-Monplaisir 2006 (Cahors)

Postby Otto » Sat Apr 04, 2009 4:04 pm

Château Haut-Monplaisir Cahors 2006

c.11€. A nice wine for the price, but I was a bit dismayed to see some oak on this. I recently had the '05 and '04 and the oak had largely integrated in them, so I guess this '06 should still rest for a year or two - though I had thought such cheap wines would be ready on release. Under the oak, there was a meaty, dark fruit flavour that was pure Cahors; more a bright, red fruit palate than what the scent promised. Good structure, refreshing enough. Nice!
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Re: WTN: Ch. Haut-Monplaisir 2006 (Cahors)

Postby David M. Bueker » Sat Apr 04, 2009 4:40 pm

I regularly travel to Figeac, France (30 minutes or so from Cahors) & I am stunned at the lovely bottles of Cahors that can be had for €5-10.
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Re: WTN: Ch. Haut-Monplaisir 2006 (Cahors)

Postby Otto » Sat Apr 04, 2009 4:43 pm

Considering the Finnish taxes and the margins that our monopoly gets, this bottle should be closer to the 5€ mark over there.
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Re: WTN: Ch. Haut-Monplaisir 2006 (Cahors)

Postby Tim York » Sat Apr 04, 2009 4:52 pm

I agree that the range at Haut-Montplaisir is excellent and superb value. At the tasting last April on the Valentré bridge, owner Daniel Founié mistakenly let me catch a glimpse of his Horeca (trade wholesale) tariff and I recall this cuvée being offered at about €3,50 - €4. Alko are doing very nicely, especially as they can probably claim a bigger discount given their huge buying power. :!:
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Re: WTN: Ch. Haut-Monplaisir 2006 (Cahors)

Postby Bob Parsons Alberta » Sat Apr 04, 2009 5:07 pm

Aaagh, gonna have to open up a Cahors to keep up with you folks!
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Re: WTN: Ch. Haut-Monplaisir 2006 (Cahors)

Postby Otto » Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:48 am

Tim York wrote:I agree that the range at Haut-Montplaisir is excellent and superb value. At the tasting last April on the Valentré bridge, owner Daniel Founié mistakenly let me catch a glimpse of his Horeca (trade wholesale) tariff and I recall this cuvée being offered at about €3,50 - €4. Alko are doing very nicely, especially as they can probably claim a bigger discount given their huge buying power. :!:


If we can get a wine at an ex-cellar price of 3€ we can get it to alko for about 11€ or the special order selection for about 14€. Alko's mark ups really suck, don't they?
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Re: WTN: Ch. Haut-Monplaisir 2006 (Cahors)

Postby Bob Parsons Alberta » Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:54 am

Otto, you are not alone out there! Various mark-ups here just as bad.
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