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Penfolds Thomas Hyland Chardonnay 2009 (South Australia)
$19.95 (Vintages #611228)
Medium straw in colour with a high-toned, minerally, smoky nose of tropical fruits and toasty oak; medium-bodied but full on the palate; nicely balanced with a fresh acidic core. ***** (90)
Food match: lobster; grilled salmon

Château de la Greffière Mâcon-La Roche Vineuse 2009 (Burgundy)
$14.95 (Vintages #205898)
A very stylish, bargain-priced Mâcon. Yellow straw in colour with a nose of apple and green pineapple; dry, medium-bodied with zesty acidity; well structured and firm. **** (88)
Food match: trout with almonds; escargot

Terre di Rubinoro Vino Nobile de Montepulciano 2006 (Tuscany)
$17.95 (Vintages #206862)
Deep ruby colour with a minerally nose of dried cherries lifted with a floral note; dry and elegant, medium to full-bodied, beautifully balanced and finishing with a savoury note. ****½ (89)
Food match: quail; fresh parmesan

 

 

 

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