I have written several deals and a blogpost on Penfolds’ Collection, in fact I have even posted a deal previously on this exact same special at Dan Murphy’s on the Penfolds Koonunga Hill varieties, and now the bargain seems to have resurfaced at $8.60 a bottle (in any six). Let’s see what the fuss is about?!
Well, for starters, the Koonunga Hill reds usually go for $14+ a bottle elsewhere (i.e. Vintage Cellars, 1st Choice, Liquorland, Crackawines, Woolies, etc.). This means that on a case of six at $51.60 (with free delivery to metro areas using Dan’s voucher) you're looking at saving about 50% off the average market prices - bargain!
Secondly these are not just some random wines, these are a variety of Penfolds reds and whites. The Koonunga Hill series is named after one of Penfolds’ vineyards situated in the Barossa Valley. It offers highly reputable reds and whites at reasonable prices to all wine lovers who would like to have an introduction to Penfolds’ world or for those who would like to be loyal to the label on a low budget.
Dan Murphy’s has the Koonunga Hill Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Merlot, Shiraz Cabernet, Semillon Sauvignon Blanc and the Chardonnay by Penfolds all listed at the same price, $8.60 a bottle each in any six.
The Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon is a typical Australian blend, which has established itself as one of the nation’s favourite red wines. Sourced from multiple vineyards across South Australia, the wine is known for its full-flavoured style with an excellent fruity flavour (raspberry, mulberry and redcurrant) thanks to the Shiraz and a frame of fine grained tannins provided by the Cabernet.
Koonunga Hill Chardonnay is one of Penfolds' multi-region, multi-vineyard blends, sourced from the best quality grapes for each vintage. The 2012 vintage Chardonnay is a light to medium bodied white with distinctive primary fruit characters such as honeydew melon, white peach and lemon/lime, sustained intensity and a subtle underlay of moderate oak giving a well balanced complexity on the finish.
FYI - Dan’s has launched its new rewards program (free to join) which besides offering exclusive discounts, monthly competitions, and member-only events, also enables you to subscribe for the “Shipsmart” service. If you live in a metro area, it would cost you $50 a year to get unlimited shipping on all orders free of charge (saving you $7 per case), which is worth paying for if you order more than 8 times in a year on average. Although folks with a postcode in a regional area would benefit more from the new Shipsmart program, as not only does the membership fee pay for itself after their 6th order within a year, but also because generally free shipping vouchers from Dan Murphy’s are only valid for delivery to metro areas. The yearly cost is $80 for unlimited regional shipping, which would otherwise cost you $12 each time you order a case from Dan’s. You can also take an advantage of Dan Murphy’s Shipsmart subscription on orders including beer and RTDs which are often listed in the exclusions of free shipping vouchers.
Other retailers such as First Choice Liquor, Vintage Cellars, Liquorland, Crackawines, Cellarmasters and WineMarket ship to metro areas for between $6.95 and $8.95 per case, while people with a regional postcode are charged between $8 and $15.95 for delivery.