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680News wine reviews – November 5–7, 2010 

Crasto Vinho Tinto
Portugal's Douro Valley is know for port production, but increasingly, red table wines are being made there using port grapes. Crasto Vinho Tinto is a red wine produced by the port lodge Quinta do Crasto. You'll find it at Vintages outlets at $14.95. It's a full-bodied red with plum, mulberry and dark chocolate flavours with a smoky note. A very solid wine for the price. Try it with red meat dishes. That's Crasto Vinho Tinto at Vintages outlets. For Post City Magazines, I'm Tony Aspler, 680News and 680News.com. ($14.95, Vintages #81588)

Cono Sur Shiraz 2009
Here's a wine under $10 that punches above its weight – or, as they say in the wine world, it over-delivers on flavour. I like that. Everything should over-deliver. The wine is Cono Sur Shiraz 2009 from Chile's Colchagua Valley. Aromas of blackberry, blackcurrant and spicy plum leap out of the glass. On the palate you experience savoury, herbal notes within the sweet fruit. The structure is firm and the oak is not obtrusive. Not bad for $9.95. Try it with pepper steak. That's Cono Sur Shiraz 2009 from Chile.  For Post City Magazines, I'm Tony Aspler, 680News and 680News.com. ($9.95, LCBO #64295)

 

 

 

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