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Oyster Bay Pinot Noir 2006 (New Zealand)
$25.95 (Vintages #5904140)
A very attractive Pinot from a winery that excels in wallet-friendly wines. Light ruby colour with a raspberry and red berry nose consistent with the flavour on the palate. Light-bodied and elegant with a minerally note and a warm alcoholic finish. ****
Food match: duck breast; veal chop

Hardy's Nottage Hill Shiraz 2005 (S.E. Australia)
$13.00 (LCBO #375964)
Another budget-priced Aussie Shiraz to add to your cellar. Deep ruby-purple colour; sweet blackberry nose; soft mouth feel, fruit forward with an end note of white pepper and tangerine-like acidity. ***½
Food match: beef stew; old cheddar

Roederer Brut Premier Champagne (Champagne)
$63.95 (Vintages Essential # 268771)
This is the quintessence of elegance. Straw colour; biscuity, toasty, nutty nose; crisply dry and beautifully poised, medium-bodied with a long, lemony-Granny Smith apple finish. *****
Food match: caviar; lobster

 

 

 

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