The Majestic Wine Bin-End Sale is now on. Hold on to your hats, and make your way to your local store to seek out some stunning wines at amazing prices – but be quick, or you could miss out on some genuine bargains!
It’s not that these wines aren’t any good, in fact some of these bottles (I’m looking at you Mouton ‘82) are unquestionably great wines.
The range at Majestic is always evolving, from time to time we need to clear the decks so we can add new and exciting wines for you to enjoy. With 213 stores, there are always a few odd bottles of interest that get lost in the mix.
You can order many of these bargains online. Besides 150 wines where we have ample stock, there are over 500 wines where we have only a few bottles hidden away. For the best range, make sure you select your local store or log in before browsing. That way you’ll be able to discover all the extra-special treats.
Naturally, I had a good poke through the list and I’ve picked out a few that stand out. The majority of wines in the list are red, as that’s where I found the shiniest jewels. All these wines are in limited stock and not all wines are available in all stores. There are some amazing bargains to be had!
EVC Chardonnay, Peter Lehman, Eden Valley, Australia – £12.99 £7.99 – Get it here
Eden Valley is a cool climate region in Australia’s Barossa Valley. Great lemony-fresh wine with peach and honeyed toast.
Pouilly-Vinzelles ‘Paradis’, Louis Latour, Burgundy, France £14.99 £9.99 – Get it here
I’m secretly praying that we’re just moving through a vintage on this and it’s not being delisted. Brilliant Chardonnay from a consistent, reliable Burgundian producer. Rich, nutty, with great body.
Duiker White, Adi Badenhorst, Swartland, South Africa £9.99 £6.66 – Get it here
A clean and crisp white with textural bite. Adi is a young gun to watch in South Africa and this is a lovely food wine.
Sauvignon Blanc, Matua, Marlborough, New Zealand £10.49 £6.99 – Get it here
Lime and gooseberry, lashings of passionfruit and zesty citrus. It’s textbook New Zealand and brilliant value for all the flavour you get packed in your glass.
Packspur Vineyard Pinot Noir, Mount Difficulty, Central Otago, New Zealand £45 £29.98 – Get it here
I have a few bottles of this tucked away in my cellar at home and I suspect I may add a few more to it. Mount Difficulty are an exceptional producer and this is a beautiful Pinot Noir. Totally worth.
Amalaya De Colome, Amalaya, Salta, Argentina £12.99 £8.66 – Get it here
A blend of Malbec, Tannat and Cabernet, this is an unusual blend and a really interesting wine. There’s not masses of it about, so move fast and grab it while you can.
Cotes Du Rhone Saint-Esprit, Delas Freres, Rhone, France £9.99 £6.66 – Get it here
Grenache & Syrah and utterly lovely delicious and tasty and yummy wine. Really juicy, full bodied and luscious. Hoover this up.
Wild Ferment Pinot Noir, Errazuriz, Casablanca, Chile £14.99 £9.99 – Get it here
Very well made Pinot Noir of character. Lashings of ripe fruit, complex aromatics with well judged use of oak barrel ageing to lend it smooth substance. It’s always been fairly priced and a great buy.
Cuvee Alexandre Merlot, Casa Lapostolle, Chile £19.99 £13.32 – Get it here
I first tried this in one of my very first head office training courses. A previous vintage, admittedly, but the quality is consistent and this is a lovely Merlot. Rich, full and with plenty of structure. Think Pomerol, but more approachable. Will age if you have a mind to.
Chateau Mouton-Rothschild 1982, Pauillac, Bordeaux, France £1,600 £1,065.92 – Get it here
Only the wine of the vintage from (arguably) the greatest vintage of the 20th Century. A stunning wine with a long future ahead. The sort of wine you don’t ask the price, mere wine scribes as I can only but dream. Not many bottles available, surprsingly.