And its not just the Ozzies that are suffering from this sort of inflation. Thackeray's Orion at least has a track record although I think it wouldn't really tempt me at half the 60 pounds that seems to be what it sells for. And then we have what I think is the first or second vintage of a prestige bottling of Grenache from Rousillon, La Petite Siberie at 90 pounds. Yes, 90 pounds. Again, a pretty good wine, but is this really a good buy at a premium over Rayas?
I suppose the good side of all this is that it soaks up a lot of cash and keeps the heat out of the market for real wine.
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