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Bolla Amarone della Valpolicella 1998 (Veneto)
$35.05 (general release)
Mature ruby colour; a nose of dates and vanilla with a medicinal note; medium-bodied, sweet raisin and date flavour with lively acidity and an sinewy mouth feel. ****
Food match: gorgonzola cheese, osso buco

Bodega Norton Chardonnay 2000 (Argentina)
$9.95 (general release)
Straw colour; smoky, tropical fruit, toasty oak; sweet pineapple and leon flavours, spicy, medium- to full-bodied, well made. Good value. ***˝
Food match: chicken pot pie; pork tenderloin

Planeta "La Segreta" Bianco 2002 (Sicily)
$15.95 (Vintages Feb 7th release) To find out which stores in Ontario have it call the LCBO Infoline, 416-365-5900 or 1-800-361-3291.
A fascinating blend of the indigenous Grecanico with Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier. Yellow straw colour; minerally, spicy, ripe fruit nose’ full-bodied, fruit salad flavours of apple and citrus. Well balanced. An affordable Caymus Conundrum. Good value. ****˝
Food match: lobster; grilled scallops.

 

 

 

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