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Three summer whites from Vintages' August 21st release:

Accuro Torrontes 2009 (Mendoza, Argentina)
$14.95 (Vintages #179416)
A lovely summer sipper. Straw gold in colour with a fragrant bouquet sweet lemon and honeysuckle; off-dry, elegant and clean on the palate with great balance. Great value. ****½ (89)
Food match: aperitif; Thai dishes

Graf Von Schönborn Halburger Schlossberg Silvaner Kabinett Trocken 2008 (Franken, Germany)
$18.95 (Vintages #70953)
In the distinctive flagon bottle – said to be modelled on a goat's scrotum. Golden colour with a lime tint; aromatic peach with a honeyed note; medium-bodied, dry with floral peach and apricot flavours.  ****½ (89)
Food match: pork with apple sauce; onion tart

Balthasar Ress Hattenheim Nussbrunnen Riesling Spätlese 1997 (Rheingau, Germany)
$21.95 (Vintages #160762)
This is amazing value for a well-aged wine. Old gold in colour with a high toned nose of dried apricot and honey and petrol notes; medium-bodied with flavours of peach, apricot and honey; great length and balance. ***** (90)
Food match: Chinese dishes; or a wine of contemplation

 

 

 

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