15 wine bargains from Waitrose’s current 25% off deal
Waitrose has one of their periodic 25% off discounts until next Tuesday on all wines over £5 - i.e. most of their range.
It’s a great opportunity to top up your stocks after the summer and buy wines you might not otherwise be able to afford.
Here are the ones that stand out for me.
Remy Febras Ventoux 2016 13.5% £5.99 down from £7.99
Easy drinking Côtes-du-Rhone-ish red - great for everyday drinking
Esprit de Trois Pierres 2016 Costières de Nîmes 13.5% £6.59 down from £8.79
Another good lesser-known Rhône appellation - a good, big generous gutsy red to drink with autumnal stews and casseroles
Santa Julia Malbec 2017 Valle de Uco 13% £7.04 down from £9.39
Not the biggest, boldest malbec out there but appealingly juicy and easy drinking. Perfect for late season barbecues
Vinalba Patagonia Malbec 2014 14.5% £10.49 down from £13.99
A classier, more elegant style of Malbec from a cooler region. Good Bordeaux substitute with a Sunday roast.
Cave de Saint-Desirat 2016 Saint-Joseph 13% £11.99 rather than £15.99
If you like the fresh peppery style of syrah from the Northern Rhône here’s a chance to snap it up at a good price. Ideal with the new season's game
Le Rosé de Balthazar 2017 Pays d’Oc £5.24 down from £6.99
Need your rosé stocks topping up after the summer? You can’t do better than this baby pink Languedoc rosé made in the style of neighbouring Provence
Haut les Mains 2017 Pays d’Oc 13% £4.87 down from £6.49
Maybe the best bargain of the lot - a fragrant summery blend of viognier, chardonnay, vermentino, mauzac, muscat and roussanne - perfect for an Indian summer if we get one. In fact perfect for a (not too hot) Indian meal
Laurent Miquel Vendanges Nocturnes Viognier 2017 Pays d’Oc £6.99 down from £9.39
Always a winner - one of the best examples of sub-£10 viognier in the South of France. Drink with a korma
Maree d’Ione Organic Fiano 2017 12.5% £6.59 down from £8.79
Lush, rich southern Italian white that you’ll like if you’re a chardonnay fan. Would be great with grilled swordfish.
Fenaroli Pecorino 2017 Abbruzi and Molise 13% £7.49 down from £9.99
Clean, crisp delicious white - perfect for seafood including grilled squid
La Dilecta Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Touraine 13% £10.49 down from £13.99
A highly unusual Touraine sauvignon with a bit of bottle age and a lush tropical fruit character. A show-stopping aperitif wine
Kaapzicht Bush Vine Chenin Blanc 2017 Stellenbosch £10.49 down from £13.99
Lush, creamy chenin blanc which could almost pass for a good white burgundy. Drink with a fish pie or sole fried in butter.
Chateau de Montfort 2017 Vouvray demi-sec 12% £8.99 down from £11.99
If you’re a fan of Vouvray you have to snap this up. Off-dry and honeyed with a lovely counterbalancing acidity. Again, an aperitif or partner for a creamy chicken dish.
Obviously this discount is a great opportunity to buy your favourite champagne at a knock-down price (even Dom Perignon is reduced to £90 though I suspect there will only be a limited number of bottles at that price) but this I think is the best bargain.
Vilmart Grand Cellier Premier Cru Brut champagne 12.5% £27.74 down from £36.99
Spectacularly lush oak-aged champagne - perfect for a present or a big celebration.
Waitrose Solera Jerezana Palo Cortado £8.47 down from £11.29
One of my own favourites from Waitrose's excellent own label sherry range but to be honest they're all good. Sherry fans, load up!
Terms of the offer
Until Tuesday 4th September 2018, Waitrose will be offering 25% off all wine and Champagne priced £5 and over, when purchasing six or more bottles (which can be mixed) The offer is available when shopping in branch, on waitrosecellar.com or online at waitrose.com with a grocery delivery (the usual £60 online grocery minimum spend applies). It doesn’t apply in Scotland.
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