Domaine Paul Autard Cotes-du-Rhone 2009

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  1. Hi, Jack — we’ve met (I work for the Cultural Trust). At your recommendation, I bought a case of Chateau Reynier — I ordered the 2005, but received the 2006 by mistake. Should I take it back and demand a case of the 2005? The 2006 isn’t terrible, but I know 2005 is a better year – and the price is the same, right?

    Kindly advise. Thanks, Jack,
    Dinah Denmark
    The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust


    1. Hi Dinah,
      You are right to seek out 2005 Bordeaux wines as that vintage is widely regarded as one of the best in the past century – but as wine production is a finite business, once the 2005s are gone, the 2006 bottles may be all that is available. So as much as we all might like to demand delivery of the wine we ordered, it may not be there.
      In the end, I would suggest you try the 2006 (which was a very successful vintage that gets little attention due to its proximity to the classic 2005) and if you like it, keep the wine – if you don’t like it, return the remainder of the case – the plcb should have no trouble taking it back.
      Enjoy your wines – hope to see you soon at a wine event!


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