Majestic’s Black Friday 2020 deals have begun.
The retailer is offering 25% off the entire range of Fine Wines, which has been greatly expanded in 2020, plus some key discounts on some of Majestic’s ‘favourite wines’ as well as Champagnes.
You can also save up to 40% on the price of Majestic’s mix six cases.
Most of the offers will be around until Cyber Monday on the 30th November. Between then and now we’ll be adding more offers every day including fine red and white wines from France, Italy, the USA, Spain, Argentina, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
Château La Garde Pessac-Léognan Blanc, Graves, 2019
Single bottle: £29.99 Black Friday mix six price: £22.48
Scoring 90 points by Jane Anson, this Bordeaux white is ‘sappy with edges of gooseberry’ and ‘full of interest and personality’ with ‘minerality and salinity clear through the finish’.
Château La Croix De Gay 2016, Pomerol
Single bottle: £46.99 Black Friday mix six price: £35.22
A chance to buy a classic and renowned wine from an excellent vintage in Bordeaux. With family roots in Pomerol going back to 1477, this wine comes from a tiny 4ha plot on a privileged position within the appellation. A soft and smooth bottling with plenty of character and typicity.
Olivier Leflaive Sous Le Château Saint-Romain 2018
Single bottle: £32.99 Black Friday mix six price :£24.73
Saint-Romain is known for its mineral whites and this is an intense and characterful bottling from one of Burgundy’s renowned estates. This wine was given 92 points by Tim Atkin MW who said it was ‘taut and tight’ with ‘subtle gunflint aromas’.
Domaine de L’Enclos Premier Cru Vau de Vey Chablis 2018
Single bottle: £33.99 Black Friday mix six price: £25.48
A wine from an exciting estate in Chablis which has a cooler vineyard site suited to the warm conditions in 2018.
Remi Seguin Morey-Saint-Denis 2018
Single bottle: £39.99 Black Friday mix six price: £29.98
A good-value option from the very good 2018 vintage. Morey is known for producing complex wines, this has signature typicity with raspberry and cherry fruit flavours alongside anissed touches. It is organic and biodynamic too.
Château de Santenay, Petit Clos Pommard 2017/2018
Single bottle: £62.99 Black Friday mix six price: £47.22
This can be found on the market at a much higher price so it’s worth stocking up on. It’s a deep and powerful Pommard from an estate with 90 hectares of vineyards across the region. Concentrated with sumptuous blackberry and cherry fruit flavours and tons of charm.
Domaines de Ladoucette Pouilly-Fumé 2018
Single bottle: £32.99 Black Friday mix six price: £24.73
This estate has a long winemaking history in the Loire with the 11th and 12th generations currently at the helm. This is a wonderful Sauvignon Blanc with intense and mineral crispness, expressive fruit flavours and full typicity.
Alphonse Mellot, ‘Les Demoiselles’ Organic Sancerre Rouge 2018
Single bottle: £34.99 Black Friday mix six price: £26.23
An organic and biodynamic Pinot from seasoned winemakers in the Loire. This is a soft, red-fruited, spicy Pinot with a lean and elegant finesse.
Laurent-Perrier La Cuvée Champagne
Single bottle price: £44.99 Black Friday mix six price: £24.99
Grab a bargain and snap up Laurent-Perrier’s signature non-vintage Champagne. A perfect apéritif and celebration fizz with elegance and vitality.
Guigal. Condrieu, Rhône Valley, 2018
Single bottle price: £44.99 Black Friday mix six price: £33.72
Viognier fans will be happy to see savings on Guigal’s fine bottling. Perfect to pair with hearty Christmas and festive foods, this is full-bodied with intense stone fruit and citrus flavours. Pure and soft with great aromatic interest.
Planeta, Chardonnay, Sicily, Italy 2018/19
Single bottle price: £28.99 Black Friday mix six price: £21.73
A single-variety bottling direct from the estate that has become an icon of quality Sicilian wine. Powerful, balanced and creamy, this has flavours of ripe yellow peaches and soft honey tones with a refreshing mineral-rich acidity driving through to a long finish.
Au Bon Climat, Chardonnay, Santa Barbara County, 2017
Single bottle price: £27.99 Black Friday mix six price: £20.98
A subtle and refined Chardonnay more akin to top Burgundy bottlings from a top Californian name. This has citrus vibrancy – lemon and lime flavours, underpinned by flint and stone notes alongside soft spicing from oak ageing.
Ten Minutes by Tractor Estate, Chardonnay, Mornington Peninsula, 2018
Single bottle price: £39.99 Black Friday mix six price: £29.98
Tasted by Decanter this year, and scoring 92 points, this wine is a blend of the single-vineyard Chardonnays (about £45 each) which are the trump cards at this estate, and a step up in seriousness from the deliciously approachable 10X cuvée (£26). It spends 11 months in oak, 15% new, giving great length and texture to the nutty, tropical fruit palate and crisp, preserved-lemon acidity. Lean and classy.
Cloudy Bay, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand 2020
Single bottle price: £25.99 Black Friday mix six price: £19.48
The 2020 vintage is regarded as one of the best in recent times, with excellent growing conditions and quality grapes at harvest, so this is not going to disappoint – nor at this price. Fresh, fruity and brilliantly crisp – a go-to New Zealand Sauvignon.
Ataraxia, Chardonnay, Hemel-En-Aarde 2018
Single bottle price: £28.99 Black Friday mix six price: £21.73
This small-volume white grown in the mild-Atlantic climate of the Hemel-En-Aarde (heaven and earth) is a top buy. The 2015 vintage was rated 96 points by Tim Atkin MW in Decanter’s report of the best Chardonnays outside of Burgundy and this wine is consistently voted as one of South Africa’s top Chardonnays. This is pure and balanced, crisp, concentrated and complex.
Catena Alta, Chardonnay 2018, Mendoza
Single bottle price: £25.99 Black Friday mix six price: £17.99
A limited production of this single-varietal wine made from vineyards growing at 4,757 metres above sea level creating freshness, minerality and excellent acidity. This serious wine has flavours of pear, apricot and lemon with a softly saline finish.
More Black Friday deals coming soon
New store openings
Majestic, the UK’s largest specialist wine retailer, has just announced the opening of two new branches in Beckenham and Henley.
Both stores will open in November, Beckenham in south London on the 12th November in a converted, grade listed former Chinese garage and Henley-on-Thames following a fortnight later on the 26th November in the newly created Gardiner Place development.
John Colley, CEO said; ‘The team have worked incredibly hard, in really challenging circumstances, to get these open in time for Christmas and we’ve packed them full of some fantastic new wines, beers and spirits to help spread some joy through an unprecedented festive season.’
Our experts picked some of their favourite Majestic wines from the range earlier this year, and praised the additions to the own-label Definition range and the reintroduction of some classic wines.
All Majestic stores are currently open and trading – with limited shopper numbers in place, plus free delivery and collection services.
There is no minimum purchase shopping at Majestic, and the range includes over 1,100 different wine, spirits and beers both online and in-store.
Majestic Christmas predictions
The retailer has also looked ahead to Christmas, and what our wine purchases might be this year.
This Christmas could be record-breaking for Sherry, following summer sales that were up 75% year on year.
English wines were also in high demand over 2020 and are sure to be a popular choice this Christmas. Many people are now searching beyond the sparkling and exploring the range of still English wines too.
As 2020 saw people trying their hand at cocktails at home during lockdown, sales of Vermouth of soured too, up 69% like for like since April. A key ingredient for your Martinis, Negronis and more – so Majestic has significantly increased its stock and selection.