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Trapiche Extra Brut Sparkling Wine 2011 (Argentina)
$11.95 (LCBO #262261)
Extra Brut it is not – there's some sweetness in mid palate reminiscent of a Prosecco. Produced from Chardonnay, Semillon and Malbec, it's a well-priced bubbly with sweet pear and citrus flavours. ***½ (86)
Food match: aperitif wine; ham salad

Vineland Estates Chardonnay Musqué 2010 (Niagara Escarpment)
$17.95 (Vintages #996793)
Straw colour with a lime tiny; aromatic, apple blossom nose; medium-bodied, spicy apple, peach and lemon flavours. A touch of sweetness in mid palate. Lively and fresh. ****½ (89)
Food match: chicken salad; camembert

Passadouro Vinho Tinto 2008 (Douro)
$21.95 (Vintages #267997)
Dense purple-black colour; a nose of blackcurrant, vanilla and spice; medium-bodied, floral-spicy flavours of blackberry and dark chocolate with a firm structure. ***** (90)
Food match: pepper steak; blue cheese

 

 

 

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