Looking for a few affordable bargains, these below are all on special offers locally, any comments?
Penfolds Bin 128 Shiraz 2008 Coonawarra
Cape Mentelle Cab merlot 2007 Margaret River
Wakefield Estate Shiraz 2008 Clare Valley
Vasse Felix Chardonnay 2009 Margaret River
Yaldara Estate Shiraz
El Chaparral de Vega Sindoa Old vine Garnacha 2008 Navarra
Rioja Gran Reserva 2003 Casa del Comendador, Lagunilla
Rioja 'Single Vineyard' 2008 Ramon Bilbao
Rioja Reserva 2004/2005 Marqués de Murrieta
Rioja Reserva 2005/2006 Viña Pomal
Emilio Moro 2006/2007 Ribera del Duero
Australian & Spanish offers !
- Reply by Stephen Harvey, Apr 3, 2011.
08 Bin 128 is pretty good - should be around $20 mark, I am drinking a 08 Bin 28 tonight and it is definitely worth a shot if you can find it for around $18-25
07 Cape Mentelle is an excellent wine, usually around $40 over here
Never heard of Wakefield oops now found it, it is the export version of Taylors, if it is same blend as their standard it is a reasonable but not great Clare Shiraz
09 Vasse Felix Chardonnay is a very good Margaret River Chardonnay for around te $20-30 mark - the upmarket version Heystebury is excellent
Have you got more details on Yaldara Estate?
- Reply by JonDerry, Apr 3, 2011.
Was looking at the 05 Marqués de Murrieta myself, sounds like a good one, may have to pick up a bottle.
- Reply by gregt, Apr 3, 2011.
Cape Mentelle and Vasse Felix are both pretty good buys IMHO. The Chaparrel is an inexpensive middling Garnacha. The Murrieta is an old-time classic from one of the "original" Rioja bodegas - he brought French winemaking to Rioja back in the 1800s, creating what we today think of as "traditional". Both of those years are outstanding. The Moro may be the best wine of both lists if it's the Reserva. If so, it's tannic and big, so decant it if you're going to drink it right away. It's not "old school" but it's not a big, sloppy, sweet wine either - it's an example of what Ribera del Duero does well. The vintages are OK, not the best in history, but not all that bad and you have good winemaking.
- Reply by spikedc, Apr 3, 2011.
Cheers Guys, sounds like i'm going to have to purchase a few of these.
The Cape Mentella is on offer for £12.99 around $20
Yaldara Estate is one of McGuigan Wines wineries and is situated in Lyndoch, in the Barossa Valley wine region of South Australia.
It's a 2008.