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Wines of the Week for September 1st, 2016

Three wines to be released at Vintages outlets on Saturday, September 3rd.

Baron Philippe de Rothschild Escudo Rojo 2013 (Maipo Valley, Chile)
$18.95 (Vintages #464354)
A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Syrah and Cabernet Franc. Dense purple colour; smoky, cedary, black fruit nose; medium-bodied, dry, and savoury flavours of blackcurrant and blackberry with a lovely mouth-feel and a coffee bean note on the finish. ****½ (89)
Food match: steak; pork ribs

Rustenberg Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (Simonsberg-Stellenbosch)
$19.95 (Vintages #443374)
Dense purple colour colour; smoky, tarry, black currant nose with wood spice; full-bodied, dry, and savoury with herbal, blackcurrant notes; closely knit with a firm tannic finish. **** (88.5)
Food match: barbecued red meats; fresh parmesan

De Wetshof Limestone Hill Unwooded Chardonnay 2015 (Robertson, South Africa)
$16.95 (Vintages #419622)
Medium straw in colour, the wine has a minerally bouquet of fresh pears. Full-bodied and dry, with richly extracted sweet pear flavours;. well-balanced, with great length. It’s a versatile food wine. ****+ (89
Food match: roast chicken; grilled salmon

 

 

 

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