Vinomofo Wine Deals

JJE

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I believe the last vintage of Tatiarra Cambrian Shiraz was 2015. When I realised that it was no longer being produced I have contacted the winemaker and they released the last stocks of 2013-2015 over at Nicks that appear to have sold out now.

It appears that Mitchelton purchased and in 2016 it was released under a different label at 2x the original Tatiarra price.

I think that the Mitchelton wines were sold at some point over at Vinomofo but not the original Tatiarra.

I would suggest to keep your eyes on the Nicks site and grab some Tatiarra if it ever gets offered again.
Just went on Nicks and the 2015 Tatiarra is available (2013 Sold Out). Went for a case on the basis its unlikely to appear again. (I'm returning the Carlei Green and going to give the Kirrihill The Squire a go - it has some great reviews on a couple of sites)
 

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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.
Without sounding defensive it would be great if you could post details of a supplier anywhere in Oz who is retailing this wine for the purported RRP of $75. Selling a wine for a third of its apparent RRP makes it sound like an astonishing bargain, the highest I could find price-wise was
$51.38 AUD all-inclusive of freight, taxes, duty and insurance from NZ Producer to your door in Australia from: Buy the New Zealand wine Paritua RED 2018 750ml
Vivino lists it at $45.92 average online price from external shops. I'm not disputing that this is a quality wine, merely that VM should rein it in a bit with their hyperbole...
 
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merely that VM should rein it in a bit with their hyperbole

then they would not be the 'fo anymore….and spoil our fun
 

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Without sounding defensive it would be great if you could post details of a supplier anywhere in Oz who is retailing this wine for the purported RRP of $75. Selling a wine for a third of its apparent RRP makes it sound like an astonishing bargain, the highest I could find price-wise was
$51.38 AUD all-inclusive of freight, taxes, duty and insurance from NZ Producer to your door in Australia from: Buy the New Zealand wine Paritua RED 2018 750ml
Vivino lists it at $45.92 average online price from external shops. I'm not disputing that this is a quality wine, merely that VM should rein it in a bit with their hyperbole...
As subsequent posters have observed, VM have been doing this from day 1 with (often exclusive) imports and it's been discussed on various Forums many times. I've had some email exchanges with them about it and they don't seem inclined to change the algorithm they use which gives them a full margin imported RRP and allows them to claim the biggest discount. They are more careful if the import is actually available elsewhere in Australia, but that is not common with the imports they sell.

So, if it offends you, don't buy and if it still offends you feel free to vent to them or online, but they are not likely to change. My original advice I think is valid and leads to inner calmness, look at the low price and consider if it's a decent deal or not.
 

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As subsequent posters have observed, VM have been doing this from day 1 with (often exclusive) imports and it's been discussed on various Forums many times. I've had some email exchanges with them about it and they don't seem inclined to change the algorithm they use which gives them a full margin imported RRP and allows them to claim the biggest discount. They are more careful if the import is actually available elsewhere in Australia, but that is not common with the imports they sell.

So, if it offends you, don't buy and if it still offends you feel free to vent to them or online, but they are not likely to change. My original advice I think is valid and leads to inner calmness, look at the low price and consider if it's a decent deal or not.
We are all in vicious agreement it seems; I wonder how much further VM could stretch wine RRPs before one might call it 'unethical'?

*edit- the Paritua Red 2015 was the best wine I have bought from VM (and the last).
 

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Point taken RB, I would personally call it false and misleading advertising but YMMV

BTW I've been buying from VM for more years than I care to remember (and still do from time to time) but there are still occasions when I I feel compelled to paraphrase "there are lies, damned lies and RRP"
 

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Point taken RB, I would personally call it false and misleading advertising but YMMV

BTW I've been buying from VM for more years than I care to remember (and still do from time to time) but there are still occasions when I I feel compelled to paraphrase "there are lies, damned lies and RRP"
Well, that's a whole other topic, that's also probably been done to death, the wineries that cooperate (collude?) to list high RRP so a huge discount can be claimed - and the merchants that have it both ways by listing the identified wine at the high price and as a mystery wine at the low price. ACCC can't keep up with the big fish, let alone minnows like Vinomofo.
 

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We are all in vicious agreement it seems; I wonder how much further VM could stretch wine RRPs before one might call it 'unethical'?
I guess what sticks in my craw tielec is that the RRP in this case is unverifiable and unsubstantiated in an Oz context, Langtons were the only online retailer that I could find that listed the wine in question but the"out of stock" status means zero record of what it was originally on offer for, can I be coughd taking it up with Charlotte Paternoster from VM (originator of email) no, not really...
 

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I guess what sticks in my craw tielec is that the RRP in this case is unverifiable and unsubstantiated in an Oz context, Langtons were the only online retailer that I could find that listed the wine in question but the"out of stock" status means zero record of what it was originally on offer for, can I be coughd taking it up with Charlotte Paternoster from VM (originator of email) no, not really...
Here is part of the reply I got from VM a few years ago when I queried the RRP claim for a Giesen Clayvin Pinot.
"We've quoted $90 a bottle as the RRP as that's the price the winery has provided us with. It is a little pricier than it might appear in other places online but as we're the only Australian importer I'm afraid we can't really use it for comparison. There's a lot going on behind the scenes when it comes to importing wine, WET adds around 30% then of course there's other transport and storage fees. These are all included in the RRP that our overseas suppliers provide us with. In other words Giesen have advised us that if they were selling this wine in Australia, it would be for $90, so we're going with that!"

I may have had some effect, subsequent vintages of that wine have quoted a RRP of $80.
 

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Any idea on this one?
Why do we love this wine?
This wine has got it all; depth and complexity along with absolute likability and most importantly, drinkability! It’s from one of our favourite Yarra producers, who is back after a year or so. There’s gorgeous red cherries, laced with star anise, pepper and a breath of cinnamon from the gentle oak treatment. It’s nuanced and immediately delicious. It’s got potential for the cellar, but I don’t think it needs it. I’d be tempted to let less immediately charming pinots sit, while this one is being enjoyed. Don’t argue with a good thing, just share it around.

 

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Any idea on this one?
Why do we love this wine?
This wine has got it all; depth and complexity along with absolute likability and most importantly, drinkability! It’s from one of our favourite Yarra producers, who is back after a year or so. There’s gorgeous red cherries, laced with star anise, pepper and a breath of cinnamon from the gentle oak treatment. It’s nuanced and immediately delicious. It’s got potential for the cellar, but I don’t think it needs it. I’d be tempted to let less immediately charming pinots sit, while this one is being enjoyed. Don’t argue with a good thing, just share it around.

Goodman Pinot Noir
 

DaveLoftus

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I see there are a couple of 2014's in the Barolo case. 2014 was a very poor year for Piedmont (and worse for Tuscany). 2013 & 2016 were 8/10 years. I wouldn't go near that deal just because it includes 2 x 2014's which to me indicates the VM MO. Quality not reflective of RRP. They may well be good wines but 2014's are a quality risk.
Yeah, I heard that about the 2014s too. However, I've had two 2014s, one from mof_ and one other, and both have been really good wines. The mof_ wine was Giovanni Rosso and had deep dark fruit, some tannic structure and good length. It was quite well balanced too, although, being so young and approachable, it was Barolo Jim, but not as we know it. The other 2014 was a single vineyard Sordo, which was just way too young, redcurrant, some black fruit and huge tannins. Twill be a lovely wine one day, hard work now even with a lump of meat!
 

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I picked up a heap of the 2018 Heydon WG Grace having always been a big fan of the winery, this particular wine and I love their cellar door at Heydon. Their site is slap bang in the middle of prime MR terroir. The WG Grace has always had a great pedigree as a flagship MR Cabernet but the 2018 is in a much different style and took me by surprise. It's a much lighter style of Cabernet much like the so called 'luncheon claret' style produced in the Medoc in Bordeaux. Much different to the older style of this wine which were bigger tannic examples with fantastic concentration that you typically expect from the very best fruit in flagship MR Cab. Not sure if the 2018 style really floats my boat as much but it does have good fruit and is more approachable as a younger wine. I've never tried the 2017. The 2013 is a cracker.
Concur with your notes fully. Not a bad drop but also not writing any sonnets about it either
 

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