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- Agrapart Grand Cru Terroirs Blanc de Blanc NV
Showing as $104.50 for me unfortunatelyView attachment 250920
- Pol Roger Vintage 2012 $77.32 after also 5% myColesIt was the wonderful 1975 Pol Roger that first ignited Ken Gargett's love of great champagne. Here he looks at (and tastes) the 2012 releases and they do not disappoint: the great vintages of this century have been 2002, 2008, and perhaps now 2012!quillandpad.com
My understanding is Pol Roger is an "old style" champagne, so it is sweeter than many of the other labels mentioned.Not sure why but my local always has Pol Roger Vintage marked as delivery only, no local pickup. Is it similar to the NV? I've tasted most of the First Choice champagne range and found Pol Roger to be in the same bucket as Bollinger and Billecart-Salmon, I haven't enjoyed these. I'm not sure how to describe these, but it might be fruityness? Either way I've been left really disappointed.
Louis Roederer, Tattinger, Veuve, Moet, Canard Duchene, Charles de Cazanove, Mumm and Piper Heidsieck I've enjoyed, I like yeast but when I had the Bollinger I disliked it so much I almost stopped drinking it, only finishing it as I didn't want the bottle to go to waste :/
Dom Perignon still marked as a catalogue special at its regular price, just to rub it in...
How are you calculating that?First Choice sale on the pricier stuff today, 10% CashRewards, 2000 Flybuys for $50 spend and Dom Perignon on catalogue special is actually a special price this time of $250, not it's regular $300. $204.77 is possible for Dom and $161.82 for Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque.
Problem is I called my local and Dom is the 2010 vintage...
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Yeah makes it hard to get something more special at a less painful price. Good deals still around on bottles up to ~$120 when you combine a good CB/SB with a store discount day, can sometimes get around 30% cashback with a 20% store discount. Savings margin suffers tho if you're after something like Krug/Dom with those caps.I miss the days when Dan Murphys/CR offered 30% cashback uncapped, and could use on champagne as well...some of the biggest $ savings I've ever made.
Probably why they don't offer such good deals anymore
Yeah makes it hard to get something more special at a less painful price. Good deals still around on bottles up to ~$120 when you combine a good CB/SB with a store discount day, can sometimes get around 30% cashback with a 20% store discount. Savings margin suffers tho if you're after something like Krug/Dom with those caps.
With that said, 15% right now at Dan's with the $50 cap still has you under the cap if you get Krug with the online discount. I make lots of small purchases to maximise cashback, find myself at First Choice fairly often on the way home from work. Staff are starting to recognise me, must think I'm an alcoholic! But in my defence I'm buying one bottle at a time not a case so one normal visit takes me six going by the average champagne case.
Amongst my aged Champagne treasures, I have a 1979 Clos du Mesnil - yes, the first vintage!1998. Also nabbed a 2000 Clos du Mesnil in the same same sale. Both too early to drink imo.