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Dan Murphy's and Other Wine Deals

boomy

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Very approachable. Smoother than I expected at such a young age (relatively). That’s about as much wine w*nker language as I know.

The other 14 will certainly enjoy a good lie down.

It’s got another ten years at least - in my totally amateur opinion.
Opened the same vintage last night, classic GL.
They will go strait to the quaffer section joining all the Wynns BL 2016 I got through Cellarmasters couple of years ago also < $10. Both are nice enough to open anytime and impressive labels to open at dinner with friends who don’t care much about wine but will appreciate the gesture of bringing “$40” wine ;)
 
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baiden

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Opened the same vintage last night, classic GL.
They will go strait to the quaffer section joining all the WB Black 2016 I got through Cellarmasters couple of years ago also < $10. Both are nice enough to open anytime and impressive labels to open at dinner with friends who don’t care much about wine but will appreciate the gesture of bringing “$40” wine ;)
'16 Black label into the "quaffer" section? Because of the price range you paid or quality of the wine? How long would you cellar it for?
 

boomy

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'16 Black label into the "quaffer" section? Because of the price range you paid or quality of the wine? How long would you cellar it for?
Sorry it was typo, I meant Wynns BL.

Btw Wynns BL has 10+ years cellar potential and will become much better with age so for me I’ll open them young only because of the price paid and when I run out of the older vintages.
 

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'16 Black label into the "quaffer" section? Because of the price range you paid or quality of the wine? How long would you cellar it for?
It's an interesting question isn't it. I just had the same discussion with my wife about half a dozen leeuwin prelude I paid $5 each for. Do we treat them as quaffers given they cost very little and I can't store them anyway. Or should we treat them as the $30 bottles they should have been?
 

boomy

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It's an interesting question isn't it. I just had the same discussion with my wife about half a dozen leeuwin prelude I paid $5 each for. Do we treat them as quaffers given they cost very little and I can't store them anyway. Or should we treat them as the $30 bottles they should have been?
Depends what’s your other quaffer options in the cellar?

I had similar debate with +1 about which wine to use for cooking. Lately I’ve used Reynella Cellar Release 2015 simply because it was the cheapest one I have (got few cases from Cellarmasters for $5) and happens to be suitable for the type of dishes that require dry red.
 
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baiden

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Sorry it was typo, I meant Wynns BL.

Btw Wynns BL has 10+ years cellar potential and will become much better with age so for me I’ll open them young only because of the price paid and when I run out of the older vintages.
ah, ok that makes a difference. I've got 3 x 2010 left and then onto some 2012s (Wynns BL). Also have 2 x Brands Blockers 2010 left as well which is drinking well.

....and now I note you did mention Wynns BL (maybe I should only read these in the day before I ave a glass in my hand)
 
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How is it? May open one tonight.
I tried a '16, must say I was expecting something more, but I suspect they need to lie down for a few years yet. At $9/bottle they could go in the quaffer pile but that would be a waste. The problem now is that all the wine I have been buying lately is (should be) more premium and there's no quaffers left. With dry(ish) July they'll get a couple of extra weeks to mature I guess ;-)
 

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I tried a '16, must say I was expecting something more, but I suspect they need to lie down for a few years yet. At $9/bottle they could go in the quaffer pile but that would be a waste. The problem now is that all the wine I have been buying lately is (should be) more premium and there's no quaffers left. With dry(ish) July they'll get a couple of extra weeks to mature I guess ;-)
Have to agree. It's okay but not impressive. The concern, a slightly astringent note makes me dubious about further improvement. Doesn't seem to have fruit quality to carry.
 

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I opened a WB Grey Label tonight - very happy with it. Drinking well with a good 5 years cellar potential easily. Nice balance. Probably worth the RRP for a change let alone the actual cost. This is better than a quaffer IMO.
Will put the other 5 + the Black Label away for a while. Will try another Grey Label in 6-9 months and see how the rest develop.
Great deal.
 
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YNWAJUVEN

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Always personal taste but FG right in my pref zone - I always have a bunch in cellar and I cannot ever recall a guest expressing disappointment
First Growth is one of my favorite. Huge cellaring potential, I had a 1993 bottle in 2018, still very good!
 
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Pi**ing down rain in MEL this morn so did the rounds of a few BWSs this morn - slim pickings indeed but I did grab a mixed 6 pack from Highett:

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After 10% Members Discount Michael = 477.50 / VC LGD $193.50 / EH $53.10 - I won’t waste any more time on this chase - but I might head to Dans this arvo and see if I can prise a 6 pack of Michael out of them with a price March.
 

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Pi**ing down rain in MEL this morn so did the rounds of a few BWSs this morn - slim pickings indeed but I did grab a mixed 6 pack from Highett:

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After 10% Members Discount Michael = 477.50 / VC LGD $193.50 / EH $53.10 - I won’t waste any more time on this chase - but I might head to Dans this arvo and see if I can prise a 6 pack of Michael out of them with a price March.
Here is Michael Shiraz at $63.90 from a purchase yesterday. Try this for a price match.
 

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