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Strewn Two Vines Riesling Gewurztraminer 2013 (Ontario)
$11.95 (LCBO #467662 Limited Time Offer $10.95 until Oct 11)
A very well-made blend. Yellow straw colour; lychee and grapefruit nose; off-dry, perfumed, rose petal, grapefruit and lychee flavours; surprisingly elegant and seamless with good length. Great value. ****½ (89)
Food match: aperitif wine; Asian dishes

Cape Barren Native Goose Grenache/Shiraz/Mourvèdre 2012 (South Australia)
$19.95 (Vintages #425850)
Grenache 57%, Syrah 37%, Mourvèdre 6%. Deep ruby colour; blackberry and raspberry nose with a hint of oak; dry, full-bodied, fresh and fruity with a lively spine of acidity. God length ****½ (89+)
Food match: lamb cutlets; roast quail

Boschendal 1685 Chardonnay 2013 (Western Cape, South Africa)
$14.80 (LCBO #367698)
Best value Chardonnay under $15 I've tasted. Light lemon colour; Burgundian-style nose of undergrowth and apples; dry, mango and green pineapple flavours; mouth-filling and rich; well-balanced with well integrated oak and a long lemony finish. ***** (90)
Food match: roast chicken; grilled tuna

 

 

 

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