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There was a bottle of that Mayhem & Co cab sauv which is today's deal in the Easter mystery box - lovely drop. $12 is insanelty good value.
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Normally they give the region on those secret deals....

I suppose I see it as an opportunity cost thing...Even if 2007 wasn't the best year, is it going to be better than something I can get at a cellar door or at Dans for $55? I tend towards yes, particularly given I don't have the expertise or knowledge to really be picking out other bargains on my own...but of course it's a leap of faith. I split a box with a friend so am happy to take the risk....bottom line is that I've never been disappointed by one of those secret deals.

I still think it's the Command....They did a mystery box thing a while back where 1 in 10 boxes got a bottle of that. Plus I know one of the brand manager jonnies at Penfolds and he has always sworn black and blue they would never end up on those kinds of sites.

Turned out it was the St Henri...

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Didn't someone say a few posts ago Penfolds wouldn't be caught dead in a mofo box?
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well that was a fucking bargain then.. I've never seen St Henri cheaper than about $70

dan's has the 07 listed at $74ea in a six pack
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Didn't someone say a few posts ago Penfolds wouldn't be caught dead in a mofo box?

Haha, yeah me...will be having a laugh at my friends expense soon.
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I’d say this offload by Penfolds/TWE is more a reflection of the fact that the 2007 St Henri was below par for what punters would expect from a St Henri, or for that matter a $75-80 wine. I know Dan’s has previously discounted the 2007 to below $70 to try and shift it from their shelves. Normally with wine of this pedigree and track record (both for sales volume and for ageing) they’d just roll it into their cellar reserve section and sell it for as long as it takes but, probably not perceiving it to be a vintage that will age particularly well, nor be specifically sought out by consumers seeking back vintage wines (especially not when the sensational 2004 can be had for $84), they have discounted in order to get it out of their system – as Penfolds/TWE are now doing themselves. I’d go out on a limb here and say we probably won’t see the same thing happen with the 2008 which, despite it being a ‘challenging’ year, the St Henri appears to have resumed business as usual and consumers will buy up accordingly, subject to pricing strategies by retailers after the usual on-release discount dust settles. At $55 a bottle the 2007 is probably good value, but I guess ‘the people have spoken’ by not coming at $70+. Just my personal opinion.
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Did any of those that jumped on the Hazyblur last time round ever open a bottle? It's back on today @ $48 in a 6. Interested to hear anyone's opinion on the wine that has one.
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Turned out it was the St Henri...

Glad I didn't jump on it then since I already have 3 bottles from when it was released.
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Can anyone confirm the mofo's mystery McLaren Vale GSM? I think this has been on before but can't recall what it was.
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Geoff Merrill I've had and one that starts with a P that I bought a 6pack of recently (I'll dig out the invoice today)

I was looking at that one as well, I'll be annoyed if it was the same one I've recently had, but i think I'll jump on it.

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Nah it wasn't the Merrill from memory, although I've forgotten what it was...something starting with p rings a bell. I jumped
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Nah it wasn't the Merrill from memory, although I've forgotten what it was...something starting with p rings a bell. I jumped

I can't recall the name but I do recall that there were a couple of bottles of it in a mystery box I got and that it was bona fide delicious.
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Did the wine society level 2 course yesterday and was thoroughly sloshed by the end.

I was being careful during the whites and then ramped up the amounts with reds.

Really enjoyed it although the dude was a bit of a tool and hated women. Learnt a lot off him though and have found out (much to my bank account's horror) that I really prefer French reds, especially pinot.
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Learnt a lot off him though and have found out (much to my bank account's horror) that I really prefer French reds, especially pinot.

welcome to my world. The Ultimo Wine Centre near me is a major French and Italian wine shop. Murder on the wallet.
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Yeah, the dude was spruking them like it was his store. He did also highly rate Melbourne st cellars which is nice to know for me.

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North Adelaide Cellars?

There is Melbourne St Wine Cellars (near the Lion) which is the best wine stockist in Adelaide - maybe Australia. Good Craft beer selection too. They have a lot of stuff not officially for sale (like some members only Rockfords and cellar door series wines).

Also, if you have decided you live French wine, you don't have to buy French. Look to Alpha Box and Dice in McLaren Vale, or Lucy Margeaux up in the hills, or the Spinifex blends from the Barossa etc.
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Sorry, Melbourne st. It was a long day yesterday.

I'll check them out, but the main realisation was the difference between fruit driven pinot of Australia vs far better balanced and length from all the French ones we tasted.

I know and drink a fair bit of alpha box (on your recommendation) and I'll check out your other suggestions.

Edit: If i get the chance I'll post the list of tastings.

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I tried the Alpha Box and Dice Grenache after you recommended it, was pretty, pretty good

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solid afternoon plonk.

heading to the uncorked this friday with the head winemaker at yalumba giving a talk. Should be interesting... I'm rather a fan of their stuff.

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yeah Yalumba has got some good stuff. Did a wine dinner a couple of years ago that was quite good. tried about 6 or 7 different wines, including some their big guns. very tasty.
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I've got a few bottles of the Octavius and love it

generally I think they're a great brand and will be interested to see what they have to say.

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Hey dbb, I'm keen to look into the Alpha Box and Dice wines you've mentioned a few times. Which particular red wines would you recommend tracking down?

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they are all good, and mostly sold out

http://www.alphaboxdice.com.au/online-sales.html

The grenache is a good solid drop, but the blood of jupiter and enigma are really good.
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a few interesting ones coming out soon as well. I'll be down there for the langhorne creek Monte when it's released (if it hasn't already)

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Thanks mate. I see East End Cellars have them online for $25 and $26 (and Tarot Grenache $16) in a 6 respectively. Reckon I'll grab a couple each and get stuck in. Good times.
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tasted the rebel rebel on the weekend.

I think it's probably not his best wine to date. while it's a new grape variety and it's to his standard I think the price point is a bit high... talking to him back in March i think he seemed to put it out there that he wasn't too happy with the result, but it was a good start. He also made inclinations that the price point would be well under what it is ($25/btl).

for my mind the Tarot is a far better light red from him. if the rebel rebel was $15/btl i probably would have bought a case, but at $25 I only bought a pair... one to drink and one to keep for probably max 12 months.

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I had a La Braccesca Montepulciano from Siena in Italy on the weekend (up at Osteria Sanso in Kanmantoo) and it was a wicked drop of wine.

Oh yeah, Osteria Sanso is worth the drive up the freeway. The owner has worked at the George V in Paris and the Savoy in London, owned a swag of very good restaurants around Adelaide, and in his lifetime has served the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Sofia Loren, Shirley Bassey, Ella Fitzgerald etc. Humble but skilled chef with a lot of history behind him. It's Italian, btw.
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cracked this on sat night.. quite nice though not amazing
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Pretty ordinary offers from the Mofos lately. Today it’s the Scribbler (brand new vintage at that = no ‘cellared’ bonus) which, by the time you add delivery is the same as Dan Murphy’s ordinary every day price. Not sure if the original Mofos themselves have taken the money and run, but the offers have been pretty average of late. Used to look forward to their e-mails. Not so much these days.
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i removed myself from their mailing list. Told them on twitter it's shit now

They blamed the winemakers for not having prices in the emails anymore. Reckon they don't like it because of how cheap the deals are. That's a big load of shit coz every other low price online seller advertise prices in their mailouts.
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i'm loving de Bortoli's Cabernet Shiraz at the moment.
very smooth and minimal chemicals/preservatives to knock you around.
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Aye the good deals are getting fewer and fewer...Although got a great Clare Valley Reisling off there the other day.

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I'm considering the scribbler.... it's not a terrible wine.

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A couple of lovely drops:

Ochota Barrels 2010 Fugazi Grenache

Caillard 2010 Mataro
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I'm considering the scribbler.... it's not a terrible wine.

I think its good...the deal just isn't any cheaper than Dans...
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Screw the mofos, I'm loving the $15-$20 bottles of French, Italian and Spanish wines I'm finding at Costco. They've been surprisingly good.
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or the bargains on getwinesdirect in the same genre
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It's handy living near the GWD warehouse...you can go and have a chat/taste before you buy...

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spent weekend in margaret river...

highlight was definitely Carpe Diem... run by a couple of italian dudes - the legit cellar door where it's a few plastic chairs in a shed. tasty wines too.

picked up a few special occasion bottles from saracen estate too... reserve shiraz and reserve cab sav
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I've had a few things frmo Saracens, good stuff.

Can anyone recommend some decent Italian varietals like Nebbiolo, Barbera etc...Australian or OS, not fussed, just keen to try some new stuff.

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http://danmurphys.com.au/product/DM_...iano-d-abruzzo

that's been a staple quaffer of mine for a while. great value @ $7 a bottle
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Can anyone recommend some decent Italian varietals like Nebbiolo, Barbera etc...Australian or OS, not fussed, just keen to try some new stuff.

Check out pertaringa for some interesting varieties

http://www.pertaringa.com.au/Our-Wines/Red-Wines.aspx
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Can anyone recommend some decent Italian varietals like Nebbiolo, Barbera etc...Australian or OS, not fussed, just keen to try some new stuff.

carpe diem where i was at do a couple of different nebbiolo releases as well as sangiovese http://www.carpediemvineyards.com.au/

tasted good - the nebbiolo style is a bit on the dry-er side than i normally prefer so i didn't buy any
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Can anyone recommend some decent Italian varietals like Nebbiolo, Barbera etc...Australian or OS, not fussed, just keen to try some new stuff.

Can't really suggest anything as I tend to drink whatever I can find. Don't really know my Italian producers. But if you're in Sydney, the Oak Barrel is doing a Piedmont tasting on the 14th of June.
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I like wine :blush:
but I'm a lush...

two of my fave drops
four sisters - sauv semillion blanc
sarantos - chardoney

also quite like the WA whites
madfish, fifth leg

i'm also a cheap lush...

and this is also a reasonable drop

But I prefer Frontera
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Mofo deal looks alright today but can't say I know too much about Islander Estate.

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it's not a bad wine. the $35 price tag is a bit of a pistake though it's a $22 bottle of wine. IF it's that expensive [$38] I can only guess it's that for the novelty/tourist factor.

I'd consider it at that price, but it's hardly the deal of the year. I won't be getting any.

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