"They just have too many bottles in their cellars and not enough consumers willing to pay for all the years of storage. And they are just to proud to sell it off as bulk/blend wine to big cooperatives."
An employer at my local Vinmonopolet store, told me as I was gazing at the loaded shelves of old Bordeaux. Superb quality, low price. Really low priced.
My question was; "what happened?" He told me. I was amazed.
Now this is great news to us who love wine. We have access to an impressive selection, thanks to the great people at Vinmonopolet, at ridiculously low prices.
Bordeaux is a wine region set in the southwest of France. It produces 700 million bottles on an average vintage, and is predominantly known for its great red wines.
A red Bordeaux is known for being tough, with rough tannins and great fruit. Tannins are what makes your mouth dry and needs ageing to become more mellow. But ageing takes time, space and cost quite a bit of money. That's why these bottles usually come at a much higher price. But as trends constantly shift from year to year, and Bordeaux wines are not trending at the moment. Well...you get the picture :)
Bottom line: go to the store and buy world class wines at super low prices, while you can. Because as we all know; trends will swing back to Bordeaux. That's what trends do.