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Ventisquero Root: 1 Carmenere n/v (Chile)
$12.95 (LCBO #350546)
Deep ruby colour; smoky, cedary, blackberry nose with hints of vanilla oak and pencil lead; mouth-filling, sweet blackcurrant and plum flavours with soft tannins and bright acidity; a coffee note on the finish. **** (88)
Food match: burgers; pork shish kabobs

Porcupine Ridge Syrah 2014 (South Africa)
$14.95 (Vintages Essential #595280)
Deep ruby colour with a violet rim; a smoked meat nose, herbal, blackberry notes; rich and savoury with blackberry, dark chocolate and an iodine note; well balanced and lingering. Good value. ****½ (88+)
Food match: pepper steak; spicy stews

Decugnano Villa Barbi Orvieto 2013 (Umbria)
$13.15 (LCBO #404475)
A blend of Grechetto, Vermentino, Procanico and Chardonnay. Straw colour with a spicy, peach and green plum bouquet. On the palate, medium-bodied, dry, passionfruit flavour. Nicely balanced. ****½ (88+)
Food match: cold roast chicken; tuna tartar

 

 

 

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