Chateauneuf Du Pape Grande Reserve £5 a bottle @ ASDA instore
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Chateauneuf Du Pape Grande Reserve £5 a bottle @ ASDA instore

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Found 6th May 2012
This got some heat when it was £8 a bottle and I tried some then and was reasonably pleased. Not the best wine in the world but for £5 a bottle it's a bargain.

Might be nationwide, who knows - it's £8 online though. I didn't take a photo of the shelf edge ticket but it was just one of the normal yellow ones. I can post a copy of the receipt but the doubters won't be happy as it only says 'Wine' on the descrcription.

I resisted the temptation to clear the shelf and there at least a dozen bottles left (Northampton is a tiny store).

Chateauneuf de Pape is the most well known Cru from the Cotes du Rhone. The blend combines more than 9 varietals but the main part of the "assemblage" is done with Grenache and Syrah. Taste: Strong fruit on the palate with hints of spice followed by a long elegant finish. From selected cellar and cuvee we create every year the Philippine de Saint-Cyrille blend with the aim of offering a complex and powerful wine to our customers.
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If you want to impress your friends and French isn't your strong point, here's a pronunciation guide:

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tryn2help

The trick to this particular Chateauneuf is to let it breath/decant it at … The trick to this particular Chateauneuf is to let it breath/decant it at least four hours before drinking for it to be at it's best. You have a window of an hour to an hour and a half to enjoy it before it starts to go downhill after aerating.Very good price and a bargain fro Chateaneuf lovers. Heated.



Will give it a go tonight - if I can wait that long...
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Will be getting the credit card out tomorrow Am to buy the rest! Best £5 bottle of wine ever. And I only waited for it to breathe for an hour
Holy crap, £5 for a bottle of CdP? Don't think I've ever seen it so low in the UK.
nice wine. hic.
Can anyone confirm if this is a nationwide deal? Would save me a trip
is this still on offer? as this was posted over a week ago.
wow !!!

waiting to see if it's nation wide as well .
Has anyone any store specific information?
North East locations especially........
BEAWARE THAT WINE CAN ALSO BE MADE WITH GRAPE
tryn2help

The trick to this particular Chateauneuf is to let it breath/decant it at … The trick to this particular Chateauneuf is to let it breath/decant it at least four hours before drinking for it to be at it's best. You have a window of an hour to an hour and a half to enjoy it before it starts to go downhill after aerating.Very good price and a bargain fro Chateaneuf lovers. Heated.



Interesting. I knew it was wise to let red wine breathe, I'd understood an hour or so ideally before. Appreciate ths one might be different. But in terms of deterioration, is this window you mention also the case for other red wines?
I love these posts; "It's Chateauneuf du Pape so it must be great"...
As I understand it there's no evidence whatsoever that breathing wines improves them. Certainly the amount of liquid exposed to the air in a bottle wouldn't allow for much; a decanter is slightly different. Maybe it's the anticipation of the wine for four hours that makes it taste better. All that foreplay...
Thanks OP! Heat added
heat purely for the OPs username :lol:
Blind taste tests have continually showed there is absolutely no benefit to opening a bottle of wine early to let it "breathe"

You may as well just get your children to say "abracadabra" to it before you open it, it will have the same effect.

" in one recent Decanter magazine, a report done on a blind taste-test involving some of the UK's most discriminating wine judges, who could not tell the difference or even establish a pattern of preference or quality level in wines that were decanted minutes before tasting, hours before tasting, or simply popped, poured, and tasted immediately. If anything, they preferred the latter, and I would concur: decanted wines are no likely to be better than undecanted wines "

Of course there is a placebo affect though.....
"Then again, if you have a beautiful decanter and you like using it to serve your guests, by all means use it. Quality of wine being such a state of mind, anything you do to make the perception of a wine experience a more positive one can only be good. As long as you understand the mythical nature of "breathing," which makes the word itself illogical and thus to be avoided."

Maybe give them a sugar pill before and tell them its a "Wine tasting improvement pill"
barbiegirl

As I understand it there's no evidence whatsoever that breathing wines … As I understand it there's no evidence whatsoever that breathing wines improves them. Certainly the amount of liquid exposed to the air in a bottle wouldn't allow for much; a decanter is slightly different. Maybe it's the anticipation of the wine for four hours that makes it taste better. All that foreplay...



The reviews to a product like this surely suggest otherwise: amazon.com/Vin…1W7

They can't all be experiencing the placebo effect...almost every one of the reviews drink side-by-side the aerated wine and the "just-opened" and are able to report an improvement.

Edited by: "GordanFish" 16th May 2012
GordanFish

The reviews to a product like this surely suggest otherwise: … The reviews to a product like this surely suggest otherwise: http://www.amazon.com/Vinturi-6700-Essential-Wine-Aerator/dp/B000UPOJ5W/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pdT6_nS?ie=UTF8&coliid=I2MD63VEDXQ4YF&colid=2EEX1L183C1W7They can't all be experiencing the placebo effect...almost everyone of the reviews drink side-by-side the pseudo-decanted wine and the "just-opened."



Priceless.... So these people have all paid money for a device that helps wine breathe and, quelle suprise, they all think it works.
nordberg

Priceless.... So these people have all paid money for a device that helps … Priceless.... So these people have all paid money for a device that helps wine breathe and, quelle suprise, they all think it works.



Priceless indeed. There's nothing like removing bias and partiality in a scientific test. Ahem.
phatboytall23

Blind taste tests have continually showed there is absolutely no benefit … Blind taste tests have continually showed there is absolutely no benefit to opening a bottle of wine early to let it "breathe"You may as well just get your children to say "abracadabra" to it before you open it, it will have the same effect." in one recent Decanter magazine, a report done on a blind taste-test involving some of the UK's most discriminating wine judges, who could not tell the difference or even establish a pattern of preference or quality level in wines that were decanted minutes before tasting, hours before tasting, or simply popped, poured, and tasted immediately. If anything, they preferred the latter, and I would concur: decanted wines are no likely to be better than undecanted wines "Of course there is a placebo affect though....."Then again, if you have a beautiful decanter and you like using it to serve your guests, by all means use it. Quality of wine being such a state of mind, anything you do to make the perception of a wine experience a more positive one can only be good. As long as you understand the mythical nature of "breathing," which makes the word itself illogical and thus to be avoided."Maybe give them a sugar pill before and tell them its a "Wine tasting improvement pill"



The thing is it has to change the wine, alcohol evapourates somewhat doesn't it? It oxidises the wine too. Try opening a bottle and leaving it for a few days or 1 day for that matter (no decanter) and see if it tastes the same, because it won't

No I don't use a decanter, I do swill in my glass though to expose it to oxygen, whether that works is another matter

OH FOR THE RECORD THOUGHT THIS WAS HORRIBLE EVERYTIME I'VE TRIED IT

REDWOOD CREEK - PINOT NOIR and MERLOT - both on offer at £3 at Asda though - Merlot is online too
nordberg

I love these posts; "It's Chateauneuf du Pape so it must be great"...


Nobody has said that anywhere. Quite the opposite, in fact. The only people who have praised it are ones who have already tried it. Other people are impressed by the price, which is extremely competitive for a bottle of CdP.

I think you have maybe logged onto HotUKDeals by mistake, when really you should have clicked on the CondescendingWineSnobs.com entry in your bookmarks list.

I'm not sure I follow your logic. If had I "paid money" for an item (e.g. a car) and it didn't work as advertised I would not praise it. I'm sure I would warn people to avoid making the same mistake I did.

Full disclosure: I don't have a horse in this race (i.e. I don't own that product, so I can't say either way if it works), but in my opinion aerating a good red wine with a decanter certainly has a positive effect.

nordberg

Priceless.... So these people have all paid money for a device that helps … Priceless.... So these people have all paid money for a device that helps wine breathe and, quelle suprise, they all think it works.

Back at £8 this morning (Wed) A fiver would have been amazing!
phatboytall23

Blind taste tests have continually showed there is absolutely no benefit … Blind taste tests have continually showed there is absolutely no benefit to opening a bottle of wine early to let it "breathe"You may as well just get your children to say "abracadabra" to it before you open it, it will have the same effect." in one recent Decanter magazine, a report done on a blind taste-test involving some of the UK's most discriminating wine judges, who could not tell the difference or even establish a pattern of preference or quality level in wines that were decanted minutes before tasting, hours before tasting, or simply popped, poured, and tasted immediately. If anything, they preferred the latter, and I would concur: decanted wines are no likely to be better than undecanted wines "Of course there is a placebo affect though....."Then again, if you have a beautiful decanter and you like using it to serve your guests, by all means use it. Quality of wine being such a state of mind, anything you do to make the perception of a wine experience a more positive one can only be good. As long as you understand the mythical nature of "breathing," which makes the word itself illogical and thus to be avoided."Maybe give them a sugar pill before and tell them its a "Wine tasting improvement pill"



I wish I could unlike the previous post - I liked it thinking it was useful information and I'd learnt something. Now I know different. Oh internet, you troublesome lover, you!
GordanFish

I'm not sure I follow your logic. If had I "paid money" for an item (e.g. … I'm not sure I follow your logic. If had I "paid money" for an item (e.g. a car) and it didn't work as advertised I would not praise it. I'm sure I would warn people to avoid making the same mistake I did.Full disclosure: I don't have a horse in this race (i.e. I don't own that product, so I can't say either way if it works), but in my opinion aerating a good red wine with a decanter certainly has a positive effect.



I understand your point, and certainly you do tend to find polarised views on the whole on the web - "It's brilliant" / "Its really rubbish!".
However, the subjective field of taste (especially wine) and the objective field of say, car reliability are quite different and that's why the argument is fallacious.. "Stronger notes of cassis" is a bit harder to prove/disprove than "my car won't start" or "the pistons just flew through the top of the bonnet".


I buy these for the name. Visitors are impressed when they come around.
I love it it's La Croix Sweetie!

Agreed. The car example was an offhand (and, perhaps, poorly chosen) thought to illustrate an overly skeptical attitude. The objective/subjective differentiation doesn't change this: I tend to be a harsh critic of products I've spent my hard-earned money on, and it strikes me as overly skeptical to dismiss a large amount of people as unable to remove their own biases to make a judgment on a product because they've invested money in something (which was the point of nordberg's post).

Despite the subjective element, when 725/770 reviews of a product (many of which claim to have performed "blind" taste tests...a fairly objective approach to a test, I might add) perceive a positive difference it is difficult to throw out all of that data offhand. While certainly it is not a scientifically controlled study, it is just as surely suggestive and should give pause to those who are being so dismissive of a the benefits of aerating.

barbiegirl

I understand your point, and certainly you do tend to find polarised … I understand your point, and certainly you do tend to find polarised views on the whole on the web - "It's brilliant" / "Its really rubbish!".However, the subjective field of taste (especially wine) and the objective field of say, car reliability are quite different and that's why the argument is fallacious.. "Stronger notes of cassis" is a bit harder to prove/disprove than "my car won't start" or "the pistons just flew through the top of the bonnet".


Edited by: "GordanFish" 16th May 2012
I will say this is a good deal for those who drink.I gave up the booze 6 years ago and wish I had done it sooner as life without it is so much better.
The reviews posted regarding airing wine not making a difference were based on opening a bottle and letting it stand. This will have very little or no palatable affect on the taste of the wine because of the tiny portion of the wine exposed to the air.

Properly letting a wine breath using an aeration device or pouring from a height can change the wines taste noticeably (not always for the better).

Regardless, this deal is expired, it was posted over a week ago and no one has seen it since, some have confirmed its now £8.

GordanFish

Agreed. The car example was an offhand (and, perhaps, poorly chosen) … Agreed. The car example was an offhand (and, perhaps, poorly chosen) thought to illustrate an overly skeptical attitude. The objective/subjective differentiation doesn't change this: I tend to be a harsh critic of products I've spent my hard-earned money on, and it strikes me as overly skeptical to dismiss a large amount of people as unable to remove their own biases to make a judgment on a product because they've invested money in something (which was the point of nordberg's post).Despite the subjective element, when 725/770 reviews of a product (many of which claim to have performed "blind" taste tests...a fairly objective approach to a test, I might add) perceive a positive difference it is difficult to throw out all of that data offhand. While certainly it is not a scientifically controlled study, it is just as surely suggestive and should give pause to those who are being so dismissive of a the benefits of aerating.



Yes, you're quite right in many ways. Not to do a complete volte-face, I drink old dark rum and that definitely "opens out" in flavour terms sitting in the glass. But I couldn't be certain that's not a warming effect rather than any aeration per se. Anyway, I think I may be sounding rather dull now, so I'll get my coat.
Open a strong red like a Rioja and you will notice the difference drunk straight away, than left to breathe a while, it mellows out considerbly.

To speed up the process, I always use a jug and funnel and decanter the wine a few times.
sideysid

Open a strong red like a Rioja and you will notice the difference drunk … Open a strong red like a Rioja and you will notice the difference drunk straight away, than left to breathe a while, it mellows out considerbly.To speed up the process, I always use a jug and funnel and decanter the wine a few times.



Rioja is strong? I must be drinking the wrong stuff. Medium bodied at best, less so as it ages?
just beware that 2011 was not a good year. Early 2000s are great, hard to get and not often in a deal or very little off. Asda have had a huge stock off this year and need to get rid off hence also £8 deal to £5
why is this expired?
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Random - This deal was stuck on 95 degrees for a wheek and then suddenly it goes hot. Anyway, it's all gone now sadly but it was a great deal while it lasted.
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