Not only was the wine the same, but the promo background stuff was practically duplicated. Both sellers relied on results from Decanter Magazine’s annual wine competition and quoted many of the same comments.
It was rated 95 points by Decanter and was described as the “Best Red Bordeaux under $20.”
To break the suspense, the wine is the 2014 Château Malbec, appellation Bordeaux. Not a big name, but it has a good track record and is part of the Castel Wine Group.
And 95 points is pretty impressive from these judges. (fyi…I once served on Decanter’s panel, so am familiar with the program.)
To get back to the online smack-down, the indisputable winner is….cinderellawine with its $12.98 bottle price and free shopping on 6 bottles.
The best wineExpress could do was $14.95 a bottle with free shipping on 12 bottles.
Either way, a highly-rated, under $15 Bordeaux is a good find.
Cinderella is part of the mega wine library site, and wineExpress is a division of The Wine Enthusiast.
See detailed reviews of each at www.bestonlinewineshopping.com
Given the super-hype for the 2015 vintage, I’ve been suggesting people stock up on the 2014s, an excellent vintage for Bordeaux wines to enjoy over the next few years.