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2015 Curtis Cavaliere McLaren Vale Shiraz Dozen $240 ($840 RRP) Delivered from Winedirect.com.au

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This Shiraz has been a mainstay of the winedirect.com.au list and have stocked it vintage after vintage. I know hidden labels are frowned upon, but the discount offered is exceptional and the winery's price point needs to be protected. This vintage of this wine has twice been rated the #1 wine in Australia between $40 and $80, beating such wines as Penfolds Bin 389, Torbreck Struie, Kellermeister Wild Witch Shiraz, Mollydooker's Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz and many others (which is pretty impressive in itself)

Black fruits are dominant in this big, bold Shiraz which has refined oaky goodness and plentiful fine tannins. We recommend a good double decant to realize the full beauty of this beast… Excellent for a special occasion with fine fare and friends and at this price, you can probably just treat yourself to a glass mid-week.

The link to the deal is for a 6 pack for $120, which would incur the $7.50 freight charge but if you get two, it will be $240 for 12 bottles and freight free anywhere in Australia! If you have yet to purchase from winedirect.com.au. sign up via the link below to receive $25 off your first purchase (NB: there is no benefit to the OP, simply a $25 welcome credit)

https://www.winedirect.com.au/?group=grapeexpectations&ref=T...

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  • +5 votes

    ($840 RRP)

    prove it…

    I'm not forking out $240 only to find out I can get it cheaper elsewhere…

    not a bargain…

  • How can a secret be a bargain if we don't know what it is? Do we just trust it's a bargain?

    • -3 votes

      More than happy to share the identity in a private message, simply not able to post in a public forum

      • +6 votes

        simply not able to post in a public forum

        Then don't post at all…

        If we can't compare prices, then how do we know we can't get it cheaper elsewhere…

      • can you let me know what it is in the private message? I bought Curtis before and quite like it especially at $20 a bottle. Thanks

      • My wife reminds me our son-in-law harbours a proclivity for McLaren Shiraz. His birthday approaches and we seek something relatively unique as he is somewhat oenophiliac, so the 2015 may be an appropriate addition to his collection. Would you please PM me with the details and kindly keep it simple for me because I haven't drunk alcohol for many years, I never appreciated wine much, and besides we will need to check surreptitiously in order to prevent duplication. Very much appreciated.

      • This is not a public forum. You cannot post unless you are a member.

    • +1 vote

      Associated OP has emailed me confirming the wine on offer is 2015 Curtis Family Vineyards Cavaliere Shiraz …
      https://www.winedirect.com.au/curtis-family-vineyards-cavali...

  • +2 votes

    Similar to this for $99, minus the brown paper bags? https://goo.gl/NTGnAz

    Brown paper bags available at Coles for $0.99.

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      the brown paper bags are simply an image to use for the pack as we can't show the labels. Wines in that mixed pack are all different, these wines are the same one. If you would like complimentary paper bags with your dozen, it can be arranged at no cost

      • +2 votes

        If you would like complimentary paper bags with your dozen, it can be arranged at no cost

        Can I just get the complimentary paper bags without buying anything?

      • +3 votes

        Wines in that mixed pack are all different, these wines are the same one.

        So we pay an extra $140 to get a lack of variety?

        • +4 votes

          So we pay an extra $140 to get a lack of variety?

          You also get brown paper bags.

        • +1 vote

          @Scab:

          bonus !!!

        • +1 vote

          If you would like to pay $99 for a mixed dozen of various wines that average $25 RRP, I will not try and stop you. But the retail value from the winery of the secret wine in this offer is $70. In no way am I going to deter you from paying $99 for a mixed mystery dozen, I would be interested to see the wines in that pack if you care to share once purchasing. This is simply an offer to get ONE particular wine with a great discount. If you aren't interested, there is not much I can do, but others might be :)

        • @Dboc1987:

          This is simply an offer to get ONE particular wine with a great discount.

          Except that we cant verify the discount… Quite possibly it my not be a bargain…

        • -6 votes

          @jv: I'll leave that to your investigative powers

        • @Dboc1987: I never know jv knows much about wine other than prices. she always claims cheaper wines are just fine. Her beer taste seems to be hippie level though. :-)

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          @Jamesx: Hippie beer? there is such a thing?

        • @jv: Associated OP has emailed me confirming the wine on offer is 2015 Curtis Family Vineyards Cavaliere Shiraz …
          https://www.winedirect.com.au/curtis-family-vineyards-cavali...

        • @Dboc1987: At OzBargain investigating the truth about a bargain should be unnecessary.

        • +1 vote

          @PJC: If that is the way you see it, I apologize for the inconvenience, but secret labels are necessary for certain offers to maintain good relationships with wineries. For every one person that is upset by it, 20 others are more than happy to ask the question. Until such time as not one person is happy to either take the deal on its merit, or unanimously outcry that it has no business on OzBargain and there are rules in place that don't allow hidden label wine offers, I'll continue to offer them to people. If it is truly troubling, please feel free to gloss over the next one :)

        • +1 vote

          @Dboc1987: > 20 others are more than happy to ask the question

          Are they all forgetting to plus-vote this post?

          It's ok, public forums have trolls, that's life haha.

          Stop calling your fellow OzBargain members trolls, amend your title to show product name and try selling some wine.

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          @PJC: I have no control over the way people choose to + or - vote, that is up to them. This offer has resulted in plenty of sales of this wine despite your objections. I would love nothing more than to be able to post the title of the wine in the header, it would avoid me having to have disagreements with OzBargain members such as yourself, however, I have been instructed that this is the only way I am able to post certain deals and I will do as instructed. As far as "calling people trolls" as you have decided to quote me, I simply replied to an OzBargain members post as it said;

          Sorry OP. Some of these comments are just idiotic. Would totally be keen for some if I hadn't bought two cases from Vinomofo yesterday.

          To which I responded as such. No direct insult was either launched or intended, apologies if it offended you

    • hahaha….
      just about to say the same thing
      $99 vs. $240 for the same wine

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        how is it the same wine? very curious… the retail value of the 12 in that offer is $300 down to $99 and is a mixed pack?

      • $240 for the same wine

        Based on what we know about this product, then yes…

        • +1 vote

          once more, I'm happy to share the identity of this wine in a private message on request, just not in a public forum as a courtesy to the winery

        • +1 vote

          @Dboc1987:

          once more, I'm happy to share the identity of this wine in a private message

          Then maybe you should have posted this in the classifieds section of the forums, and not as a bargain since we cannot verify the hypothetical saving…

  • No deal! Ridiculousness right there. Wasted 20 seconds of my life reading it. Thankssss

  • Guessing that at price point, the seller's previous offers and the region of make it's going to be this one

    https://www.winedirect.com.au/curtis-family-vineyards-cavali...

  • As much fun as the others are having the simple fact is that everyone on here is a sceptic. Unless we can cross shop the wine directly to know the true savings vs the next cheapest option, they are going to laugh you right out the door. We dont deal in RRP we deal in next cheapest option.

    • +3 votes

      I wholeheartedly agree with you ataraxia. To be honest, I know fun is being poked and I'm playing along. I carefully select wines that are deemed "secret" offers to post to OzBargain to make sure that if someone has a short look into the RRP, region, vintage etc. it is simple to see the identity of the wine. I fully encourage people to seek out write ups from others on the wine and make their own mind up, we do our research as well before offering wine to make sure that the price offered is the best available, along with of the highest quality. I agree RRP now days means very little, but in this case, a stunning McLaren Vale Shiraz at $20 a bottle, is in my eyes, a bargain

  • I shared one with friends last night (from a prior mixed pack offer), fair value for $20, lousy value at $60. It has good fruit intensity, well-judged oak and tannin, good mouth feel, just a bit too simple and undistinguished to justify a higher price. I don't think you can buy this anywhere else for this price.

    It did taste better than the even more expensive (RRP anyway) Limited Release version, which I found to be very ordinary, in fact quite unpleasant.

    • Did you double decant this and the limited Release? Not drinking so good now doesn't mean no potential in years as long as the structure is there.
      a big wine this young, should be double decanted as OP said.

  • Are they selling Molotov bombs??? Oh wait ..

  • Sorry OP. Some of these comments are just idiotic. Would totally be keen for some if I hadn't bought two cases from Vinomofo yesterday

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      It's ok, public forums have trolls, that's life haha.

      What did you get from VM? I look into their stuff periodically, they have some good gear!

      • At OzBargain scrutinising a bargain is not trolling.

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          although in some cases it can be. Each individual can certainly make up their own mind as to whether comments are scrutiny or trolling

        • @Dboc1987: Your title says Premium but that word is not on the label, is it?

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          @PJC: Correct, it is not on the front of the label. As the seller of the wine and a member of the winedirect.com.au tasting panel, my job entails sampling and approving stock before it is launched on the website. It is my opinion, as a member of the tasting panel, that the particular wine offered in this deal, is of premium quality. I graciously invite you to purchase some yourself and provide me with your own feedback of the wine. I will also publish your review on our website if you wish.

        • @Dboc1987: So 2015 McLaren Shiraz is fact, but Premium is opinion.

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          @PJC: Can a wine only be premium if it is labelled premium?

        • @Dboc1987: You know why it is not labelled Premium. Neither your title nor description clarify that is your opinion.

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          @PJC: Feel free to report it then :) that is your prerogative

        • @Dboc1987: You could clarify that in your description if you wanted to, couldn't you? That Premium is your opinion. Have I got that right?

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          @PJC: The title does not require it. If a moderator deems that the word premium is against the guidelines of OzBargain, then they will remove it as per your report. I'm happy to leave it at that.

        • @Dboc1987: Did Curtis Family Vineyards ask you to describe the wine as Premium when selling it for them?

  • How is this a deal? Random bottles of anything. If the wine was so good, it would sell itself. The supplier doesn't need "brand protection", it just stinks of marketing bullshittery. It could be one bottle worth $80 and 5 bottles of garbage firewater.

    And the real troll here is OP, not the commenters who have no real yard stick to know if this is a deal or not. Now, if you're deal for brown paper bag and glass bottles with no labels…

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      If you read carefully, the offer is for ONE label of wine, not a mixture

      • And if you had read carefully…. You missed the point. One label or 10, the point is you're selling random glass bottles in brown paper bags. You even said yourself that hidden labels are frowned upon, but you posted it anyway (and seemed surprised at the backlash). My point was that if the wine was good, it would sell itself and the producer wouldn't need any price protection. Obviously it isnt worth its price point if it needs to be sold in secret no label/blind bag deals.

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          Nowhere on here (or our website) does it say

          the point is you're selling random glass bottles in brown paper bags

          I am not surprised by the backlash. It has happened before and I'm sure it will happen again. As stated though, not every OzBargain member is as skeptical. Many have taken up the offer, which is why, given the opportunity, if I believe that it will be well received, I will post such offers and as I have this time, deal with the criticisms that come with it and supply those that understand the premise, with some fantastic wine at affordable pricing.

        • @Dboc1987: > Many have taken up the offer

          94 clicks, 4 of them mine.

  • Wow, it's the members that make ozbargain a successful community. Let's try to all remain civil! So much vitriol!

    Mystery wine deals are a part of the industry, and they are usually very lightly disguised and you can find out what they are with little research. The winery don't want it overtly advertised that they can't move their stock at the RRP so allow some to be heavily discounted on condition of anonymity. That's not the ops decision.

    I personally find it hard to value these wines that aren't stocked by any of the big wine merchants so tend to avoid them.

  • They can be a tough crowd to please! But with the $25 sign up bonus i think its worth a punt for a 6 pack. Thats about $17/bottle.

    Chris