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2004 Bordeaux hitting Costco

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I know it's tough to get excited for the '04 Bordeaux after the huzzahs for the '03 and the anticipation of the '05, but I was still glad to see bottles at my local (Foster City, CA) Costco today. Picked up a bottle of Margaux, and will keep my eyes peeled for the rest of the first growths for the cellar (has anyone ever seen Latour @ a Costco)? They also had Vieux Certan, Leoville Barton & Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande.

Price for the Margaux was $165.

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  1. So far, I've only gone for a 6-pack of the Vieux Chateau Certan in this vintage. Cost me $95 per at a local wine store here in the North East. I am aware of the low prices at Costco (I backed up the truck on Bdx 2000 at the Novato Costco before), and just so I can humor myself with the expected price disparity, do you know how much the VCC goes for at the Foster City store?

    1. My local Costco, Van Nuys, CA, still has a 6 or 7 pack of 2000 First Growth Bordeaux. You get one bottle of each First Growth Estate. Price is $3700.00.

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      1. re: rpang

        Although I've bought a lot of Bdx 2000's from the Novato Costco, I did so upon the release days of the vintage about 4+ years ago and they were put out and sold out on the same day as new producer bottles were put out the following days.

        That being said, I'm not sure that I'm confident enough of the fine wine storage capability of Costco and would be very cautious when thinking of buying wines in their stores, especially the very expensive First Growth stuff, that are of older vintages.

      2. I scored 2 bottles of 2000 Latour gran vin @ costco in 2003 -- each bottle was $285. I tried to buy more but that was all they had.

        That was a good price at the time, I think other big boys were selling for $330+ at the time - however - costco doesn't have a clue about bottle storage. Both bottles I purchased were *standing up* in a case. They could've at least been layed down.

        1. Thanks for the head' up. You didn't happen to notice any Montrose there, did you? I'll deffinitely be buying if I can find it @ $50 or under...