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Barossa Valley Estate Spires Chardonnay 2003 (South Australia)
$12.95 (LCBO General list # 598136)
Colour: Pale straw
Nose: ripe pineapple and peach with a hint of vanilla oak
Taste: medium to full-boded, sweet fruit with a lively spine of acidity, full on the palate. Good value. ****
Food match: roast pork; lobster rolls

Deakin Estate Shiraz 2004 (Victoria, Australia)
$10.95 (LCBO General list #560821)
Colour: Dense purple
Nose: oaky, blackberry
Taste: full-bodied, sweet, jammy fruit with a floral note. Great value. ****
Food match: ossobuco; spicy pasta dishes

Codorníu Nuviana Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2003 (Penedes, Spain)
$8.95 (LCBO General list #623181)
Colour: Light ruby
Nose: leather, red berries
Taste: light to medium-bodied, dry, redcurrant flavour; easy drinking with a firm tannic finish. ***½
Food match: grilled ham; sausages

 

 

 

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