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To make room for an upcoming Wine Festival, bin end prices have been applied to three really classy wines – which include a tasty £10 Burgundy - but, understandably, only while stocks last.

Regular MidWeeker, Richard, alerted me to reductions on three – already well priced – wines at Aldi and suggested other subscribers would benefit from hearing about them.

He is absolutely right too as they relate to wines I rate highly and have previously recommended – so cheers Richard!

Remember though these are bin ends so some stores will sell out more quickly than others – and may already have done so in a few cases.

Here are the details, including what I have already said about the wines – in the press or online.

Down £7 to £9.99

While Chorey les Beaunes – between Aloxe Corton and Beaune itself – lacks the impressive hillside vineyards of some appellations, it nicely captures the spirit of pinot noir in Burgundy but  – often – without the associated price tag.

I feel that 2015 Chorey Les Beaunes Veilles Vignes (was £16.99 and 13% abv) does exactly that with earthy beetroot touches that work well with its lively cherry and blackcurrant fruit but soft tannin.

Down £3 to £5.99

For an illustration of the adroit use of oak, take a look at the first of two wines from the gifted Jean-Claude Mas – a smooth and balanced white (100% chardonnay) from Languedoc.

Barrel time has added appealing spice and butterscotch touches to 2016 Astelia Limoux (was £8.99 and 13%) that perfectly complement its mellow pear and white peach fruit.

Also down £3 to £5.99

But that white has a red wine sister that is equally presentable and represents Languedoc’s take on Rhone Valley GSM blends – here, though, it is mourvedre in the lead with grenache and syrah (narrowly) following and a dash of carignan.

Whatever its exact components, 2016 Astelia Pezenas (was £8.99 and 14%) has bold and substantial raspberry fruit with gentle tannin (but firm acidity) and attractive suggestions of cinnamon and vanilla.

Good luck in tracking them down – I know they will be worth it.


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  1. My store had plenty of the Pezenas – there was no shelf price listed (neither the original nor the mark down) and of course there’s never any staff to ask in these discount stores so I took the risk – and the discounted £5.99 was charged. If it’s any good I might go back and get the rest so I’m not saying where!

  2. My local Aldi have loads of the Astelia wines on the shelves, but they don’t seem to be reduced. I’ll keep my eye on them! Haven’t seen the Chorey les Beaunes unfortunately.

  3. Who dares wins – as they say. Hope you enjoyed the wine and were able to re-fuel with it successfully ….. Brian

  4. I think (between us) we managed to sort this out with the company and I hope the wine proved worth the effort ….. Best ……….. Brian

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