Wine prices – Europe v Australia
I’m often astonished at the price difference between European wines sold in Europe compared to Australia. This week I bought a mixed dozen French and Spanish reds and whites at an E. Leclerc supermarket near where I was staying in the south-western town, Anglet. They included a few wines I’d already reviewed on the huonhooke.com app, including these.
- Remelluri Rioja Reserva (tastings) 2008 cost me 16.90 Euros ($26.40 at an exchange rate of 0.64). Its recommended retail price back home is $69.
- Tardieu-Laurent Becs Fins Côtes du Rhône Villages 2014 cost me 6.80 Euros ($10.63). The 2009 (tasting), the last vintage I’ve tasted in Australia, was $27 in 2011.
- Miraval Côtes de Provence Rosé 2014 cost me 15.95 Euros ($24.92). The 2012 vintage (tasting) at home cost $38 in 2013.
- Château Jolys Jurançon Sec 2013 was 7.50 Euros ($11.72). At home, the 2011 (tasting) was $28 in 2013.
- Château Larose-Trintaudon Haut-Médoc cru bourgeois 2010 (tasting) cost me 11.95 Euros ($18.67); at home it’s currently $42 – and I reckon this superb wine is a good buy even at $42. In France? A bodice-ripping bargain.
I’m bringing a few bottles home with me…