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Pre-auction tasting - what to expect?

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Pre-auction tasting - what to expect?

ryanandjess | May 15, 2008 10:44 AM

Hi Chowhounds, I just saw info for a pre-auction tasting that sounds too good to be true. Or maybe it's just subsidized to get the big spenders feeling good before the auction starts? I've never been to an auction (and don't plan on staying past the tasting for this one), or to a tasting linked to an auction. Here's the deal: it's $60 per person, and then says
Wines to be poured at the May tasting will include:
then lists, among about 30 wines:
66, 67, and 75 Latour
1985 Sassicaia
1955 Chateau Cheval Blanc
1966 Chateau Margaux
1970 Chateau Mouton-Rothschild

I'm only a budding wine lover, so I'm not going to pretend to know much about the wines listed, but I know how to google and can see that several of the bottles listed retail in the neighborhood of $400-$1,000 or more. So is this a tasting like I'm used to, where I stroll from table to table tasting whichever (and as many) of these wines I want? Or is there a catch?

I mean, I'd love to try some of these classic wines, I'm just skeptical that I can actually do so (and so many!) for $60.

Here's the link:
http://www.eriwine.com/events.html

Thanks!

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