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The Warlock

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If you know what you're looking for then you can get good Barolo for between $60-$100 in Australia especially if you take advantage of when these wines are very rarely reduced. The single crus are between $100 and $200 but you can still get good barolo for far less than this.

As for these Barolo bundles on VM I'd be very wary of these and the quality of the wines although I've never tried any of them. You have to ask why 2016 Barolos are being punted on VM in the first place if they are any good? 2016 is a highly sought after vintage and the best wines are being snapped up very quickly. That being said one or two of the 2016 Barolos on VM may be decent and good value for ~$60 but I cant be bothered trying to find out.

IMHO You simply cannot get Nebbiolo at anywhere near the quality of Barolo from Nebbiolo grapes that were grown in Australia. Whilst the grape might be the same, the style of the wine cannot get close to the style and brilliance of the wines that are grown and made in Piemonte. Just my opinion mind.

Maretti 2016 Barolo which can be had in retail land for ~$55 a bottle at the moment is a good place to start if you are new to Barolo and interested to try one. Great vinatge and this is a modern style approachable now. Give it a good decant!
 

Mynameislucluc

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If you know what you're looking for then you can get good Barolo for between $60-$100 in Australia especially if you take advantage of when these wines are very rarely reduced. The single crus are between $100 and $200 but you can still get good barolo for far less than this.

As for these Barolo bundles on VM I'd be very wary of these and the quality of the wines although I've never tried any of them. You have to ask why 2016 Barolos are being punted on VM in the first place if they are any good? 2016 is a highly sought after vintage and the best wines are being snapped up very quickly. That being said one or two of the 2016 Barolos on VM may be decent and good value for ~$60 but I cant be bothered trying to find out.

IMHO You simply cannot get Nebbiolo at anywhere near the quality of Barolo from Nebbiolo grapes that were grown in Australia. Whilst the grape might be the same, the style of the wine cannot get close to the style and brilliance of the wines that are grown and made in Piemonte. Just my opinion mind.

Maretti 2016 Barolo which can be had in retail land for ~$55 a bottle at the moment is a good place to start if you are new to Barolo and interested to try one. Great vinatge and this is a modern style approachable now. Give it a good decant!
Great write up.

I did have a quick check on Vivino on most the Barolos on VM and most scored 3.9-4.1.

I think it's a bit like anything international, the South Africans make some amazing wine and it's cheap but by the time it's here it's $50-60 etc
 

michaelm

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Great write up.

I did have a quick check on Vivino on most the Barolos on VM and most scored 3.9-4.1.

I think it's a bit like anything international, the South Africans make some amazing wine and it's cheap but by the time it's here it's $50-60 etc
I feel like it's even worse for South African wine because of the extremely low volumes coming in. I've got lots of family there, and did some wine touring a few years back around Stellenbosch and surrounds , and the same way that most Australian vineyards have wines around the 25-30 range for table wines, and single vineyard/premium releases around 50-60, in South Africa the better vineyards we visited (Meerlust, Tokara, Boschendal) were around $10 for the table wines and around $20 for the premium releases and that's at cellar door prices. By the time they make their way here, you can minimum triple that.
 

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I feel like it's even worse for South African wine because of the extremely low volumes coming in. I've got lots of family there, and did some wine touring a few years back around Stellenbosch and surrounds , and the same way that most Australian vineyards have wines around the 25-30 range for table wines, and single vineyard/premium releases around 50-60, in South Africa the better vineyards we visited (Meerlust, Tokara, Boschendal) were around $10 for the table wines and around $20 for the premium releases and that's at cellar door prices. By the time they make their way here, you can minimum triple that.

Fact is it's hard to get quality, cheap imports generally and to some degree that protects the price of wine here. It can be found though if you're willing to look a bit further.

We're pretty spoilt though given the relative quality you can get here for new world Aus/NZ Chardonnay, Cabernet blends, Pinot, Grenache and Shiraz. I occasionally look outside of Aus for these varietals but not too often. I had a Pinotage from South Africa on Saturday night which I enjoyed but wont be filling my cellar with it. They do some great Chenin Blanc but I'd say its unlikely Stellenbosch Chardonnay is on the whole any better than MR and Adelaide Hills Chardonnay.

I do look outside for Italian Nebb/Sangiovese and other northern Italian reds, Beajolais (Gamay), GSMs from the southern Rhone C9DP and Gigondas, Red Burgundy, Argentinian Malbec, Austrian and German Riesling, Champagne. IMO the old world offers sytles of these varietals that Australia on the whole doesn't meet in terms of overall varietal quality.
 

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Fact is it's hard to get quality, cheap imports generally and to some degree that protects the price of wine here. It can be found though if you're willing to look a bit further.

We're pretty spoilt though given the relative quality you can get here for new world Aus/NZ Chardonnay, Cabernet blends, Pinot, Grenache and Shiraz. I occasionally look outside of Aus for these varietals but not too often. I had a Pinotage from South Africa on Saturday night which I enjoyed but wont be filling my cellar with it. They do some great Chenin Blanc but I'd say its unlikely Stellenbosch Chardonnay is on the whole any better than MR and Adelaide Hills Chardonnay.

I do look outside for Italian Nebb/Sangiovese and other northern Italian reds, Beajolais (Gamay), GSMs from the southern Rhone C9DP and Gigondas, Red Burgundy, Argentinian Malbec, Austrian and German Riesling, Champagne. IMO the old world offers sytles of these varietals that Australia on the whole doesn't meet in terms of overall varietal quality.
Definitely post any deals you find.

I was thinking of starting an international wine thread.
 

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Fact is it's hard to get quality, cheap imports generally and to some degree that protects the price of wine here. It can be found though if you're willing to look a bit further.

We're pretty spoilt though given the relative quality you can get here for new world Aus/NZ Chardonnay, Cabernet blends, Pinot, Grenache and Shiraz. I occasionally look outside of Aus for these varietals but not too often. I had a Pinotage from South Africa on Saturday night which I enjoyed but wont be filling my cellar with it. They do some great Chenin Blanc but I'd say its unlikely Stellenbosch Chardonnay is on the whole any better than MR and Adelaide Hills Chardonnay.

I do look outside for Italian Nebb/Sangiovese and other northern Italian reds, Beajolais (Gamay), GSMs from the southern Rhone C9DP and Gigondas, Red Burgundy, Argentinian Malbec, Austrian and German Riesling, Champagne. IMO the old world offers sytles of these varietals that Australia on the whole doesn't meet in terms of overall varietal quality.
Wine is like travelling, Exploring the different terroirs of the world is something that I really enjoy.
Australian wines are very good but it is true that they are very expensive compared to what you can find oversea.
Give me $20 (12 Euros) in France and I will bring you back something pretty good from the local liquor store. With $20 in Australia I won't go very far (at the local liquor store, not the deals that we see here).
And unfortunately, the $20 French wine become a $50 when it reach our shores.
I am familiar with the old world and a bit of South America but I've no ideas about South Africa and US, so much more to discover. Isn't it exciting! I just need more cash!! ;)
 

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If you know what you're looking for then you can get good Barolo for between $60-$100 in Australia especially if you take advantage of when these wines are very rarely reduced. The single crus are between $100 and $200 but you can still get good barolo for far less than this.

As for these Barolo bundles on VM I'd be very wary of these and the quality of the wines although I've never tried any of them. You have to ask why 2016 Barolos are being punted on VM in the first place if they are any good? 2016 is a highly sought after vintage and the best wines are being snapped up very quickly. That being said one or two of the 2016 Barolos on VM may be decent and good value for ~$60 but I cant be bothered trying to find out.

IMHO You simply cannot get Nebbiolo at anywhere near the quality of Barolo from Nebbiolo grapes that were grown in Australia. Whilst the grape might be the same, the style of the wine cannot get close to the style and brilliance of the wines that are grown and made in Piemonte. Just my opinion mind.

Maretti 2016 Barolo which can be had in retail land for ~$55 a bottle at the moment is a good place to start if you are new to Barolo and interested to try one. Great vinatge and this is a modern style approachable now. Give it a good decant!
+1
somewhat similar to the bargain that is Naked & Famous' Unbranded jeans, Borgogno have a No Name Langhe Nebbiolo that is actually declassified Barolo (but of course our taxes end up making it less attractive here than the local/Melbourne-made Linnaea Trifulau Barolo)
Maretti have long been a reliable standby for good cheap Italians, but this is their first vintage:


Definitely post any deals you find.

I was thinking of starting an international wine thread.
Is there a International wine thread on here?

I realise there isn't many discounts, however I think it would be interesting for discussions etc
anything in particular?

i've recently posted deals in this thread for French, Italian, Spanish wines, and French ones in the Pinot Noir & Grenache, Chardonnay, Champagne threads

of course you could always start a new one yourself


Any ideas on these two

besides the url preview revealing it, seems price has increased since previously :(
 

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2017 Henry's Drive Magnus Shiraz.

You can use eBay link and get extra 10/15% off if you have eBay plus.

I don't think so - that one is Padthaway / Mclaren Vale and $85 from Cellar door.

Cimicky Reserve would be my bet. Matches on price, region, Halliday score (but the winery isn't currently 5 red stars, maybe in the past?), alcohol content and "drink to".
 

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I don't think so - that one is Padthaway / Mclaren Vale and $85 from Cellar door.

Cimicky Reserve would be my bet. Matches on price, region, Halliday score (but the winery isn't currently 5 red stars, maybe in the past?), alcohol content and "drink to".
Thanks so much
 

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Oops, sorry you are right I copy and paste the wrong answer to the wrong forum.

This one should be Cimicky Reserve Shiraz.

Magnus is the 37936
I don't think so - that one is Padthaway / Mclaren Vale and $85 from Cellar door.

Cimicky Reserve would be my bet. Matches on price, region, Halliday score (but the winery isn't currently 5 red stars, maybe in the past?), alcohol content and "drink to".
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Don't think VM is part of this eBay offer
There are a few black label showing up with the eBay discounts this morning.
Not all VM eBay on offer though.
 
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Received an email from one of VM's team throwing around the idea of snapping up a Hawke's Bay Bordeaux Blend (I'm sure I'm not the only one) and it would appear to be this: Stylish blend Paritua Red 2018, Hawke’s Bay. Considering it is being offered for $49 NZD (around $47 AUD) it's hard to get my head around this statement "Down from $75 /btl RRP to just $27.50 /btl in 6pks" Am I missing something ;)
 

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Received an email from one of VM's team throwing around the idea of snapping up a Hawke's Bay Bordeaux Blend (I'm sure I'm not the only one) and it would appear to be this: Stylish blend Paritua Red 2018, Hawke’s Bay. Considering it is being offered for $49 NZD (around $47 AUD) it's hard to get my head around this statement "Down from $75 /btl RRP to just $27.50 /btl in 6pks" Am I missing something ;)
Yes, you can't equate NZ prices to what it would be in Aus after freight and WET etc. But VM allowance for that is usually on the the high side. Maybe stop looking at the "high" price and focus on whether the "low" price makes it a deal or not.
 

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Yes, you can't equate NZ prices to what it would be in Aus after freight and WET etc. But VM allowance for that is usually on the the high side. Maybe stop looking at the "high" price and focus on whether the "low" price makes it a deal or not.
Agreed.

$27.50 for a wine that scores well, gets good reviews and rates 4.3 on vivino is a good deal IMO. Maybe the RRP is inflated but I’m sure we’ve all paid more than $30 for an average wine - I know I have

Always up for a Kiwi Bordeaux blend. I’m gonna try and get my boom on
 

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