Follow up on "Three Perspectives on Cult Cabernets"
In a recent post, , Three Perspectives on Cult Cabernets Alder Yarrow of Vinography rose the question if Cult Cabernet Sauvignons are worth the price. More specifically, he examined if a $100 bottle of wine is ten times better than a $10 one. This is a difficult question that elicits strong opinions on both sides.
Many wine lovers that I have spoken to are looking for “deals” first and foremost. When they drink an outstanding wine, if it is expensive, there is a certain amount of guilt associated with the experience. On the other hand, some wine drinkers exculsively associate price with quality. They cannot bring themselves to enjoy a “cheaper” wine, even if it is superb. As Alder argues, it really is a personal issue and depends on many factors.
For my part, there are certain wines that have really been groundbreaking for me, and are worth their high price tags. But I enjoy finding the diamond in the rough as well; but for different reasons.