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  • Da Luca Primitivo Merlot 2001
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Three new releases at the LCBO under $10.

Da Luca Primitivo Merlot 2001 (Tarantino, Italy)
$9.95
The oak is rather dominant in this New World style, medium-bodied wine, but the price is very attractive. Dense purple colour; vanilla and plum on the nose; spicy blackberry, vanilla flavours; soft on the palate with a finish of liquorice wood. Good value. ***˝
Food match: beef casserole; lamb shanks

Bodegas Esmeralda Argento Cabernet Sauvignon 2002 (Argentina)
$9.55
Deep ruby colour; cedar and blackcurrant nose; initial sweet red and blackcurrant flavour dries out to a firm, tannic finish. Good value. ***˝
Food match: Irish stew; lamb cutlets

Bodega Norton Chardonnay 2000 (Argentina)
$9.95
Straw colour; smoky, tropical fruit nose; sweet and toasty pineapple flavour with lemony acidity; well made, medium- to full-bodied with a spicy oak finish. Good value. ***˝
Food match: pork loin; pineapple chicken

 

 

 

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