Dan Murphy's and Other Wine Deals

Hors Ey

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A 10-yr-old Cabernet from a Coonawarra powerhouse for a staggering $11.99. Normally $22.50, the 2011 Reschke The Bull Cabernet is in a league of its own, with the reviews to match. GRAB IT (before it sells out) at twc-wine.com.au/e56iSKW

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redbigot

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I have had a few of the Reschke 2011 from empyrean and Bos. Not this one though and I find it quite good.
??? My bolding in the TN below.

Reschke Wines Vitulus Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2011​


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Matured for 24 months in French hogsheads (30%) and (70%) used American and French oak. The decision not to produce Empyrean or Bos Cabernet Sauvignon in this vintage was repaid; this isn't a great Coonawarra cabernet, but is nonetheless amongst the best of the vintage, its cassis fruit plain for all to see and enjoy.

James Halliday​

Published 01 August 2017
 

Hors Ey

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??? My bolding in the TN below.

Reschke Wines Vitulus Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2011​


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Matured for 24 months in French hogsheads (30%) and (70%) used American and French oak. The decision not to produce Empyrean or Bos Cabernet Sauvignon in this vintage was repaid; this isn't a great Coonawarra cabernet, but is nonetheless amongst the best of the vintage, its cassis fruit plain for all to see and enjoy.

James Halliday​

Published 01 August 2017
Thanks. i just checked what I had it was actually different vintage. The 2011 is the vitulus!
Oh well. Hopefully the bull is not that bad. I'll let you guys know once i try them
 

vyralmonkey

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Cellardoor have a few gift items available in pine boxes.

This isn't bad value: either can be bought for better prices reasonably regularly but not an unreasonable premium for anyone wanting a boxed gift idea for dad:

 

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Picked up 3 bottles each of the 2016 & 2019 Penfolds Bin 28 with first choice yesterday during the CB offer. With the special FirstChoice had ($33.25 in any 6) - $10 first time buy - CB ($25) reckon I got them down to bout $27 per bottle...plus I believe there was some Flybuys offer as well. Quite happy with that. Works out to be about 50% RRP (not that I would ever pay that)
 

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Chalkboard Central Otago Pinot on clearance again $5 each in my local FC. 2018 vintage for anyone interested, should be the same across VIC, although you can't find it online.
 

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Chalkboard Central Otago Pinot on clearance again $5 each in my local FC. 2018 vintage for anyone interested, should be the same across VIC, although you can't find it online.
Has been in the Wollongong First Choice store at this price for more than a month. Not advertised on their website though.
 

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$5 pinot. Anyone tried it? Often I find with cheaper pinots they are incredibly sweet to make up for a lack of any depth of flavor. Without wanting to sound like a snob I struggle to hit the mark with anything much under $20...Central Otago is certainly my favourite region though!
 

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$5 pinot. Anyone tried it? Often I find with cheaper pinots they are incredibly sweet to make up for a lack of any depth of flavor. Without wanting to sound like a snob I struggle to hit the mark with anything much under $20...Central Otago is certainly my favourite region though!
I bought the Chalkboard Pinot for $5 earlier this year. It's OK. I often use it as part of a slow cook base for meats and drink the last glass in the bottle.

If you're thinking this is an amazing bargain then I'd say you'll be disappointed. At regular RRP this would probably be in the $10 to $15 range. And to be honest probably closer to $10 than $15.

It's definitely not bad and is certainly drinkable. But to be clear, this is a low end drinking wine. But for $5 you wont be pouring it down the sink (unless you are an utter wine snob), but I wouldn't be taking it to a dinner party or bringing it out for guests (well maybe for people you don't like much).
 
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Mynameislucluc

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Chalkboard Central Otago Pinot on clearance again $5 each in my local FC. 2018 vintage for anyone interested, should be the same across VIC, although you can't find it online.
I don't think it's a very good wine to be honest, no matter the price. I gave some bottles away to friends who drink cheaper wines, and they didn't enjoy it.

Someone posted Louis Dr Camponac Pinot at FC for $8 down from $14 and it seems to have better reviews if that's your budget.
I bought the Chalkboard Pinot for $5 earlier this year. It's OK. I often use it as part of a slow cook base for meats and drink the last glass in the bottle.

If you're thinking this is an amazing bargain then I'd say you'll be disappointed. At regular RRP this would probably be in the $10 to $15 range. And to be honest probably closer to $10 than $15.

It's definitely not bad, but to be clear, this is a low end drinking wine. But for $5 you wont be pouring it down the sink, but I wouldn't be taking it to a dinner party or bringing it out for guests.
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borrowlo

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$5 pinot. Anyone tried it? Often I find with cheaper pinots they are incredibly sweet to make up for a lack of any depth of flavor. Without wanting to sound like a snob I struggle to hit the mark with anything much under $20...Central Otago is certainly my favourite region though!

Pinot noir is the grape that is least likely to be decent quality if a cheap price.

It's a tricky proposition even at higher prices, so at lower prices, you're better off making your savings via easy to grow stuff like Chardonnay or South Australian Shiraz. And pay up when you need a good pinot noir.
 
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