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François Lurton Sauvignon de Bordeaux 2011 (Bordeaux)
$11.95 (LCBO #250381)
Leaning more to New Zealand stylethan Entre-Deux-Mers. Pale straw colour with a nose of grapefruit and passion fruit; medium-bodied, crisply dry with lemony, gooseberry flavours, **** (87)
Food match: goat's cheese salad; ratatouille

Viña San Esteban Chardonnay/Viognier 2011 (Chile)
$15.95 (Vintages #311746, March 16th release)
For lovers of rich new World Chardonnays. Golden straw colour; buttery peach and spicy oak nose; full-bodied, ripe peach, pineapple and mango flaovurs, full and creamy on the palate. Good value. ****½ (89)
Food match: lobster; blackened salmon

Thirty Bench Red 2010 (Beamsville Bench, Niagara)
$24.00 (Vintages #320986, March 16th release)
A Niagara red that comes on like claret. Dense ruby-black in colour; a nose of cedar and blackcurrant; medium-bodied, beautifully balanced, elegant and firmly structured. ***** (90)
Food match: rack of lamb; duck breast

 

 

 

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