Sunday, July 11, 2010

Next of Kyn - We made the list!

Well, for the first time in a while, we were way ahead of the curve on what could be the next cult wine.  As many of you know, Manfred and Elaine Krankl craft some of the most sought after wines at their label, Sine Qua Non.

As I stated and posted below, Next of Kyn is their new baby, and they sent out an e-mail saying that the first 300 people to reply would be the first members of their new found mailing list. 

With that said, while having lunch today at Braddocks Tavern (see below) today, I received my offer at 1:49PM.  The offer is good for two weeks, and after that, my allocation will be given to the next in line.  For those of you waiting with baited breath to make the list, all I can say is sorry, but we're taking out allocation.

As far as the allocation goes, it comes in a wood box containing 3 regular bottles (750ml), as well as one magnum (1500 ml).  At $1100, this is nothing to bat an eye at, and shipping is another $85 per box for 2 day shipping, and they do not ship to NJ, so I will have to ship these to our offsite storage facility in Manhattan.  With that, comes another 8.875% New York City sales tax.  UGH!  Wines must be paid for in full, but they will not ship until sometime in March of 2011.

The wine itself is from the 2007 vintage, and is a cuvée of 92% Syrah, 6% Grenache and 2% Roussanne. It spent some 31 ½ months in barrels, of which only 18% were new (1 out of 5 ½ in total).  All I can tell you is that we are looking forward to it, and very thankful to have made the list!

Stay tuned, as Next of Kyn is going to create some serious buzz in the next 12 months!  You saw it here first, so sign up and get your name on the waiting list!  Or were you one of the lucky 300 out of nearly 8000 people to also make the grade?  Cheers!  -F. Scott

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