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Ben today I went into M&S in Southgate N14 (sometimes, more often in the past, pronounced Saff-gate) and bearing in mind your post about the Angel M&S (my local) these St-Julien 2016s also scanned at £10 but the sticker still said £22. They also had the Marksman BdB 2017 which was marked down on the shelf to £15. I bought a bottle of the Marksman, out of curiosity more than anything else. The first English wine I have purchased 36 years, so traumatic was the 1985 experience. I also bought a few St-Juliens to add to my collection of Villa Caffagio Chianti Classico 2016s (also reduced to £10) from Waitrose. It is quite useful to have stocks of borderline beverages like this in the house because you never know who might drop in. They are useful for cooking and grown up offspring and an efficient way of impressing fathers-in-law if you have one, and other annoying relatives. Last year I somehow acquired the M&S Pauillac and though it was a 2016 it was pretty grim, mostly merlot and ended up as cooking wine. I hope the St-Julien is better but its origins are pretty murky. The label just says Lucien Lurton. it could be a wine called Les Clefs de St-Julien, but I have no idea otherwise.
I’ve also had the M&S 2016 Pauillac, I was really surprised just how poor it was. The St Julian however is much better (definitely not cooking wine, not for me anyway), and I agree with Dominic the Margaux is the best of the bunch.
 
A mini Co-Op in the city centre had an odd mixture of discounted wines, I picked up Rocca Vecchia, Falanghina 2013 for £4.50, and a Pierre Ponnelle, Vin De France, Pinot Noir 2010, £5.20-ish. There is also halves of Ch. Roumieu, Sauternes, £8.70 or thereabouts.
 
For Manchester area chasers of wild geese, Handforth Dean M&S had a reasonable amount of Marksman and Fonseca white port (£6.50) together with a few cheapies. A few empty spaces for others mentioned in this thread.
 
I broke my own rule and purchased a Marksman 2017 off the shelf in MK.
It was shot and the typical cabbage water lightstrike bottle that I often speak of.
Luckily the Rose I bought at the same time was fantastic, but there is risk involved off the shelf particularly on sparkling wine.
 
I broke my own rule and purchased a Marksman 2017 off the shelf in MK.
It was shot and the typical cabbage water lightstrike bottle that I often speak of.
Luckily the Rose I bought at the same time was fantastic, but there is risk involved off the shelf particularly on sparkling wine.
Chez nous they were out of stock and bare shelves for some days before reappearing so I have hope... (And the receipt just in case!)
 
Fonseca White Port ticket was on the shelf at £6.50, but no stock remained.

I'm not really a fan of Port Tonic either, though Vicki has enjoyed them every time we've been to Portugal. I know it's designed to be an afternoon drink when it's hot, but I just like cold beer in that circumstance.
 
On a different note, I bought some extra bottles of the Amontillado for my brother, who it turns out had already found his own. So if anybody has been unsuccessfully chasing geese and wants to do a socially distanced collection, I've half a dozen bottles going spare (though I'll happily keep them). You'd have to be in or around West Yorkshire.
 
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