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Sogrape Vila Regia Reserve 2001 (Douro Valley, Portugal)
$11.85 (LCBO #613950)
A dry table wine made from port grape varieties. Dense purple colour, minerally, blackberry nose; very elegant wine with a concentrated black fruit and dark chocolate flavour. ***½
Food match: barbecued ribs; hamburgers

Banrock Station Unwooded Chardonnay 2005 (Australia)
$12.50 (1000 mL, LCBO #668954)
The best white I've tasted in tetrapak. Medium-bodied, fresh, with a sweetish pear flavour and good length. ***½
Food match: grilled fish; chicken salad

Casal Thaulero Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 (Abruzzo, Italy)
$6.90 (LCBO #621953)
Amazing value here. Light ruby-brick colour; red berry and coconut nose with an earthy note; medium-bodied, dry, red berry and leather flavour, decent length. ***½
Food match: escalope of veal; lamb chops

 

 

 

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