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Freixenet Cordon Rosado N/V (Penedes)
$12.95 (LCBO #217059)
A charming sparking rosé. Pink in colour with a bluish tint; on the nose, raspberry candy; light on the palate with a sweetish raspberry flavour mitigated by lemony acidity. **** (87)
Food match: aperitif; grilled ham

Obikwa Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 (South Africa)
$8.95 (LCBO #665323)
Surprisingly good for the price. Dense purple colour with a smoky, earthy blackcurrant and pencil shavings nose; full-bodied and soft on the palate with jammy red fruit flavours. ***½ (86)
Food match: burgers, pizza

Umberto Fiore Barbaresco 2006 (Piemonte)
$17.05 (LCBO #254870)
A well-priced, mature Nebbiolo. Tawny ruby in colour with a nose of dried cherries, dried rose petals and tar; dry, firmly structured with a tannic lift on the finish. **** (88)
Food match: tomato-based pasta dishes; fresh parmesan

 

 

 

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