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Odfjell Vineyards Armador Cabernet Sauvignon 2000 (Maipo Valley, Chile)
$14.85 (Vintages outlets, #616078)
A Norwegian shipping magnate purchased the lands that are now vineyards 20 years ago. This well-made Cab has 5% Merlot blended in. Dense purple colour; a nose of vanilla, cedar and blackcurrant with a eucalyptus note; quite full-bodied, sweet blackcurrant flavour with soft tannins. Good value. ***˝
Food match: lamb chops, old Cheddar

Penfolds Thomas Hyland Chardonnay 2002 (South Australia)
$18.75
Medium straw colour; a bouquet of tropical fruit with a hint of oak; full-bodied, ripe melon and pineapple flavours, well balanced with good acidity giving it a fresh, long finish. ****
Food match: Cornish hen, cold lobster

Inniskillin Cabernet Merlot 2000 (Niagara Peninsula, Ontario)
$14.95
A light claret-style blend. Ruby colour; cedar and currants on the nose; medium-bodied, firmly structured with a red currant flavour. Well made, good acidity.***˝
Food match: seared tuna steak, tomato-based meat sauce

 

 

 

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