This one is big. Clear-out-the-warehouse-and-put-a-sizeable-dent-in-the-huge-amount-of-stock-we-have big.
For a limited time only we are smashing out one of the best import deals we have ever managed to secure. A brilliant Côtes du Rhône from one of the oldest negociant houses in France - Barton & Guestier, and all for the princely sum of just $12.99 per bottle and $11.99 in straight six-pack.
Barton & Guestier are one of the most widely respected International purveyors of fine wine and have been in the trade since the 18th century (having counted the likes of US President Thomas Jefferson as one of their earliest associates and master blenders). Over their long history, they have managed to cultivate an impressive list of growers and winemakers to help produce high-quality, appellation focused wines from the premier regions of France, and today's deal - the 2016 Barton & Guestier Côtes du Rhône marks one of their best releases yet.
That's right. It's currently $12.99 per bottle and only $11.99 in a six-pack, for proper, classified Côtes du Rhône. Sourced from the 2016 vintage (which has already been heralded as one of the best in the last decade) this will be the kind of wine that you will just keep coming back for, time and time again. The wine itself has plenty of backbone and structure, with red currants, pepper, smoked charcuterie and plums all providing the upfront flavours, while the tannins and graceful acidity play a part in keeping everything fresh. A well-mannered French blend, for an unheard of price...
Don't believe me that this is a big deal? Well, take a look at Wine.com - one of the leading online liquor retailers in the United States - who have listed this wine for the princely sum of $22 USD a bottle, or in Australian dollar terms, almost three times the asking price of today's deal.
Let's be frank. This is no Hermitage from J.L Chave, but at $12.99 per bottle and $11.99 in straight six-pack, and with a discount that will never be repeated, it's definitely a wine that you want to have by your side. Keep a case in the fridge. Keep a case under the stairs. Keep a case at the holiday house, and even keep a case at the next door neighbours. It's that good, and it's that much of a steal that you can grab as many as you want.
Chief Wine Guy
Structure and complexity does not have to come at a cost. This classic Rhône valley blend delivers concentrated Morello cherry, spice and tobacco at an extremely modest price. A great match for spicy foods, red meats and cheeses, it is best served a little below room temperature, say 14-16°C.
Item Code: ITM5354