Some good points, but you can have it both ways - great wine and a great bargain - if you have the right information at the right time.I feel like sometimes I/we get very caught up in the 'P' in PQR. Everyone wants to get an amazing wine at the best possible price.
I liken it to wanting to always sell shares at the top and buy at the bottom. Worth taking a step back sometimes and thinking "Is this wine worth the price I am paying"? Regardless of RRP or the fact that it was cheaper a few months ago.
It's a bit like the whole discussion re: Curtis wines. Ridiculous RRP compared to the average price people pay..no arguments there.
But am I happy paying $20 for a Curtis Cavaliere? Yeah probably. It's a pretty good wine.
Just like I hope the Sorby Adams is a great wine and worth $72, and will try not to focus on the fact that it was cheaper recently and probably not sold at the RRP that often.
Does feel like it's the thrill of the chase for a great bargain more so than getting great wine sometimes!
I've noted a few "was cheaper" DM buys to highlight the recent DM significant price increases, usually when the deal is mentioned again later and hopefully to inform the buy or not decision. In your case it was after the buy event, sorry.
It's easy for me to do as I have many of the historical deal prices easily to hand, but I can stop if people don't want to know.