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Top Picks from Vintages' September Releases 

Recommended wines from Vintages' September 6 release:

Vasse Felix Chardonnay 2002, Margaret River, Western Australia
(903617, $24.50)
Straw coloured with a ripe nose of vanilla and floral components; full-bodied, spicy pineapple and lemon flavours. Well integrated French oak and great length. ****½

Ironstone Vineyards "Obsession" 2002, California
(910919, $14.95)
The Symphony grape used here is a cross of Muscat of Alexandria and Grenache Gris. Pale straw colour; aromatic, spicy nose of carnations; off-dry, elegant orange and cardamom flavours. Great length. Great value. ****½

Vergelegen Merlot 2000, Stellenbosch, South Africa
(739888, $27.55, On.)
Dense ruby colour; vanilla, black fruits with a licorice twist; firmly structured and bold, rich plummy flavours. Well made. ****½


Recommended wines from Vintages' September 20 Release:

Landmark Vineyards Chardonnay "Overlook" 2001, California
(356501, $39.50, On.)
Grapes sourced from Sonoma and Monterey counties. Yellow straw colour; intense nose of caramel and butter; rich, full-bodied toasty, spicy caramel flavour with great length. A big wine. *****

Huntington Wine Cellars Merlot 1999, Sonoma
(904466, $24.95, On.)
A wine for Merlot lovers. Dense purple colour with a mature rim; spicy plum on the nose; richly extracted fruit, full-bodied with black cherry and chocolate flavours. Good length. ****½

Castello Vicchiomaggio Chianti Classico Riserva "Petri" 1999, Tuscany
(993360, $29.95, On.)
Deeply coloured ruby; tobacco leaf and dried cherries on the nose; full-bodied, sweet, concentrated fruit with a firm, tannic finish. Hold 1–2 years. ****½


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