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Vineland Estates Chardonnay Musqué 2010 (Ontario)
$17.95 (Vintages #996793 – to be released Saturday, April 14)
Chardonnay Musqué is an aromatic clone of Chardonnay, a variety that does very well in Ontario. Because of its fragrance it's usually not given any oak treatment to allow its apple blossom-like bouquet to be as pure as possible. This medium-bodied wine has spicy flavours of apple, peach and lemon with a touch of sweetness on mid palate. ****½ (89)
Food match: Camembert; chicken salad

Fabre Montmayou Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 (Argentina)
($14.95, Vintages #261891 – to be released Saturday, April 14)
A really good bargain from Argentina. Dense purple in colour, it has a nose of crushed blackcurrants. The fruit is sweet and the balance is perfect. At $14.95 you might want to cellar a few bottles because it will improve in a couple of years when the tannins soften.  ****½ (89)
Food match: lamb chops; fresh parmesan

François Lurton Sauvignon de Bordeaux 2010 (Bordeaux)
$11.95 (LCBO #250381)
This wine is unlike any white Bordeaux I have tasted – it's more like a cross between a Loire Valley Sancerre and a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Pale straw, almost water white in colour, it has an upfront bouquet of gooseberry and grapefruit; these flavours expand on the palate to passion fruit and guava ending with a crisp lemony finish. **** (87)
Food match: goat's cheese salad; grilled shrimps

 

 

 

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