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Cono Sur Merlot Rosé 2008 (Chile)
$9.95 (LCBO #122481)
It's deep pink in colour with a bouquet of wild strawberries and minerals. The wine has a soft mouth-feel and a hint of sweetness in its cherry-like flavour. Very easy drinking. ***½ (86)
Food match: cold cuts; pork loin

Odfjell Armador Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 (Chile)
$14.95 (Vintages #616078, to be released Saturday, June 6)
Dense purple colour with a nose of blackcurrants and vanilla oak. Full-bodied, well extracted, sweet blackcurrant fruit. Straight forward and delicious. **** (88)
Food match: lamb chops; mature cheddar

Eikendal Sauvignon Blanc/Chardonnay Brut 2007 (South Africa)
$14.95 (Vintages #91066, to be released Saturday, June 6)
An tasty if unusual blend for a sparkling wine. Medium straw colour with a grassy, green plum nose; fresh, minerally, dry apple flavour with decent length. **** (87)
Food match: aperitif; seafood salad

 

 

 

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