Special Offers at ALDI

September 6 2014

Please check the Billboard for current specials 

ALDI only has one price, and they don’t chop and change all the time. Every wine is on special, they say. That said, the stores only carry a subset of the wines the website offers, and they may be different vintages.


South Point Estate Central Victorian Sauvignon Blanc 2013$5. Yes, just $5, and it’s as good as the cheaper Kiwi Savvies. Remarkable value.

A.C. Byrne & Co Margaret River Chardonnay 2013 – $10. Good round drinking Chardy, good value, very similar to the wine below

A.C. Byrne Le Premier Chardonnay 2013 – $10. Lovely round Chardonnay with flavour and polish. Scores high on drinkability.

Miles from Nowhere Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2013 – $13. Made by Franklin Tate of the original E & T. Fair commercial style.

Kaiora Bay Reserve Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013– $13. Savvy with balls! Lots of flavour and even complexity and depth and things we don’t expect from Sauvignon Blanc.

Dandelion Wonderland of the Eden Valley Riesling 2012 – $15 Terrific Eden Valley Riesling made by Elena Brooks, true example of the limes and talc style. The 2013 is just as good. Great Price.


El Toro MachoTempranillo 2013 – $5. Simple, easy drinking and nothing to complain about at this price.


Baron Amarillo Rioja Reserva 2008 – $10. Mature, mellow, complex aged characters – very good drinking for the money. This is currently only available in store but will come back online.

Corte Carista Tuscany Chianti Classico 2009 – $10. Simple but fairly authentic, easy drinking pizza / pasta red.

Chateau Les Maurins Bordeaux Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot 2012 – $10. A real surprise packet, smooth and stylish. A great wine to slip into a blind tasting: they’d guess its origins but not the modest price. Please note that the 2013 is coming into stocks – we have not reviewed it.

Kingston Estate Winemaker Barrel Select Petit Verdot 2010 – $12, Intriguing red from an underrated maker. Different, interesting, good food wine.

Central Victorian Shiraz 2012 – $13. Rich, soft, spicy Shiraz with lovely red fruits and plenty of flavour. Crowd pleaser, real value.

5171 Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 – $13 A Cabernet from a area where Cabernet has always been underrated, medium-bodied with plenty of flavour and high on drinkability.

Robert Oatley Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 – $17. Made by the ubiquitous flying winemaker Larry Cherubino. smooth, easy drinking

Sparkling and Dessert Wines

Croser NV – $18. This is a good price for a good bubbly

Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut NV – $25. I fit has to be champagne, you could do a lot worse. On the lighter side, no great complexity here but soft and clean and enjoyable.