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Jacob's Creek Reserve Riesling 2010 (Barossa Valley)
 $16.95 (LCBO #212704)
Straw colour; developing petrol notes on the nose, lime and grapefruit with a honeyed note; slight spritz on the palate with a sweet and sour flavour, initially off-dry and then dries out on the finish with lively citrus acidity. **** (88)
Food match: pork chop; Thai dishes

Bouchard Père & Fils La Vignée Pinot Noir 2009 (Burgundy)
$16.95 (LCBO #605667)
Ruby-garnet colour; earthy, raspberry nose with a hint of violets and coffee beans; dry, light-bodied, firmly structured and remarkably elegant for the price. A good introduction to red Burgundy at an affordable price. **** (88)
Food match: veal casserole; Brie

Marchesi Torrigiani Torre di Ciardo 2006 (Tuscany)
$19.95 (Vintages #212084)
A blend of Sangiovese, Colorino, Canaiolo and Merlot. Ruby colour; smoky, minerally, black cherry nose; savoury on the palate with flavours of dried cherry, orange peel and earthy tones; firmly structured with good length. ****½ (89)
Food match: tomato-based pasta; game pâté

 

 

 

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