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Bouchard Père & Fils Maçon-Lugny Saint-Pierre 2007 (Burgundy)
$15.25 (LCBO #51537)
This white Burgundy punches above its weight. Straw coloured with a spicy pear nose and a rich pear and green pineapple flavour; medium-bodied, well integrated oak, clean as a whistle, with great length. A bargain at the price. ****
Good match: trout in almonds; Camembert cheese

Tapeña Garnacha 2007 (Tierra de Castilla, Spain)
$13.95 (LCBO #72553)
Oodles of flavour here. Deep purple colour; a bouquet of black raspberries with a floral top note; medium-bodied, sweet and spicy black fruit flavours with a rose petal note. Soft tannins, easy drinking. ***½
Food match: pork ribs; Serrano ham

Dan Aykroyd Winery Cabernet Shiraz 2007 (Ontario)
(74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, 18% Shiraz)
$14.95 (LCBO #74062)
Deep ruby colour with a nose of vanilla oak, blackberry and cedar; medium-bodied, dry, with red berry and redcurrant flavours with a tannic lift on the finish. Well made. ****
Food match: tomato-based pasta dishes; veal sandwich

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