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Nugan King Valley Frasca's Chardonnay 2009 (Victoria, Australia)
$18.95 (Vintages #288191)
A good buy at the price. Straw coloured with a nose of apple, spice, toast and a touch of barnyard. Medium-bodied with a green pineapple flavour and zesty acidity. ****½ (89)
Food match: lobster; salmon

Ewald Gruber Hundspoint Grüner Veltliner 2011 (Austria)
$17.95 (Vintages #298299)
Varietally correct and compelling. Pale straw colour with that characteristic white peach and white pepper bouquet; medium-bodied with a lovely mouth feel; dry and lingering . ****½ (89)
Food match: seafood pasta; smoked salmon

Château Haut-Bertinerie Elegance Merlot/Cabernet 2009 (Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux)
$18.95 (Vintages #295857)
A great claret for the price. Dense purple colour with a nose of currants, cedar and vanilla oak topped with a floral note. Medium-bodied, elegant, beautifully balanced. A well made wine. ****½ (89)
Food match: lamb chops; mature cheddar

 

 

 

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