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Rocca delle Macie Orvieto Classico 2003 (Italy)
$9.95 (General release # 587808)
Pale colour, almost water white; a nose of peach pit, white chocolate and grapefruit zest; light to medium-bodied with a white peach and apple flavour ending with characteristic bitter almond and citrus finish. Good value. ***½
Food match: goat's cheese salad; grilled almonds.

Codorníu Brut Clásico (Spain)
$11.10 (General release #503490)
The best-value sparkler currently available. Golden colour with an active mousse; yeasty, apple nose; assertive, dry apple flavour on the palate. Very well made – a wine to launch New Year's Eve, small dinghies and daughters'weddings. Great value. ****
Food match: tapas; oysters

Château du Grand Caumont "Impatience" 2000 (France)
$19.95 (Vintages October 9th release #316620)
Worth hunting for. A Corbières red with great style. Dense purple colour; herby, iodine, leather and chocolate nose; full-bodied, rich, sweet blackberry fruit with smoke and tar notes. Well made. Good value. ****½
Food match: game dishes; osso buco

 

 

 

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