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Wolf Blass Yarra Pinot Noir (Yarra Valley, Australia)
$16.95
Ruby tinged with purple; inky, oaky, black raspberry; medium-bodied, well balanced with lively acidity. Food match: beef stew, tuna tartare.

Tarapaca Carmenere Reserva 2000 (Chile)
$11.95
Carmenere is Chile’s indigenous grape, once thought to be Merlot but recently identified as an ancient Bordeaux clone. Dense purple colour; vanilla, tar, blackcurrant nose; well extracted, jammy blackcurrant fruit, smoky, bacony note. Medium-bodied. Food match: barbecued lamb, duck cassoulet.

Covides Duc de Foix Xarello 1999 (Penedes, Spain)
$9.95
Xarello is one of the constituent grapes in Spanish cava (sparkling); here used as a single variety in a dry white table wine of great value. Pale straw colour; white chocolate, lemon on the nose, kiwi and gooseberry flavours with a fresh finish. Food match: aperitif wine, or with seafood salad.

 

 

 

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