Would you buy a bottle of wine from Pak'nSave for $888?

Would you buy a bottle of wine from Pak'nSave for $888?
Photo credit: Wine Auction House

It is regarded as the Holy Grail of Australian shiraz's and a vintage bottle sold for AU$78,000 last year. Now Kiwi wine lovers can buy a 2014 Penfolds Grange in Pak'nSave. 

That is right, New Zealand's bargain supermarket, known for low prices and having to pack your bags yourself is selling the shiraz for $888. 

Journalist Tim McCready posted a picture on Twitter from Pak'nSave Royal Oak. 

Believed to be the most expensive item the chain sells, it is actually cheaper than many other stores. A quick search online saw it for sale at other outlets for well over $900 . 

Head of corporate affairs at Foodstuffs, Antoinette Laird, told NZME it was a great price.  

"Wine connoisseurs in our Royal Oak catchment area will know that at $888, the Penfold Grange 2014 Shiraz is a great price for this very fine wine", she told NZME.

Online wine retailer the Good Wine Company calls it one of the "world's great reds," saying it rivals the great Bordeaux reds from France. 

It isn't on the shelves in Pak'nSave, buyers take an empty box to the till and the bottle is carefully brought out to you. 

 

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