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Yvon Mau Shiraz 2009 (Pays de l'Aude)
$8.95 (LCBO #621979)
For the price this offers outstanding value, although why not call it Syrah since it's French? Deep ruby-purple in colour with a spicy black cherry and blueberry bouquet. Medium-bodied, dry flavours of plum and cedar with a touch of pepper and shaping tannins. ***½ (87)
Food match: roast beef; pasta

Henry of Pelham Barrel-Fermented Chardonnay 2008 (Short Hills Bench)
$19.95 (Vintages #268342)
You could pass this off as a white Burgundy any day of the week. Straw-coloured with a touch of barnyard on the nose riding on minerally, apple and toasty oak notes. Rich and full on the palate with a fine, long nutty finish. ***** (90)
Food match: grilled salmon; ripe Brie

TerraVin Hillside Reserve Pinot Noir 2006 (New Zealand)
$59.95 (Vintages #105973)
If you can find this wine, grab it, because it's one of the best Pinot Noirs I've tasted from New Zealand. The nose is all strawberry and violets, flavours the replicate on the palate with resonance and length. Costly but worth it. ***** (92)
Food match: duck breast; pheasant

 

 

 

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