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680News wine reviews – September 30–October 2, 2011 

Jip Jip Rocks Shiraz 2009
Who can resist a wine named Jip Jip Rocks Shiraz? It's as open and friendly as you'd expect of an Aussie Shiraz. And loads of flavour here for the price. Dense purple in colour with a bouquet of mint, cola and blackberries, the palate offers a full-bodied, fleshy and juicy taste of sweet blackberries backed by oak and a fine thread of acidity. You can find it at Vintages outlets before it gets snatched up at $16.95 a bottle. Match it with pepper steak or spicy ribs. That's Jip Jip Rocks Shiraz 2009 from Australia. And it certainly does rock. For Post City Magazines, I'm Tony Aspler, 680News and 680News.com. ($16.95, Vintages #673897)

Schloss Schönborn Klaus Riesling Kabinett 2009
There was a time when German winemakers dried out their wines to make them more food friendly for North American palates. They called them Trocken (dry) and Halb-Trocken (Semi-Dry). But the real glory of German Riesling is the tension between honeyed sweetness and cleansing citrus acidity. Schloss Schönborn Klaus Riesling Kabinett 2009 from the Rheingau has it in spades. This is old-style German Riesling swaggers with style. Very pale lime in colour, it exudes aromas of lime and honey with a mineral note. It's light on the palate with good fruit and a fine balance between honey flavours and citrus acidity. Match it with Thai dishes or blue cheese. It costs $18.95 at Vintages outlets. That's Schloss Schönborn Klaus Riesling Kabinett 2009 from Germany. For Post City Magazines, I'm Tony Aspler, 680News and 680News.com.  ($18.95, Vintages #239905)

 

 

 

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