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Wine Picks August 15, 2009

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Red Wine

Château de l'Engarran Grés De Montpellier Syrah Grenache Carignan Mourvèdre 2005, A.C., Côteaux du Languedoc, Midi, France: Vintages Wine Panel: Château l'Engarran is a beautiful 18th-century château run by two sisters, Constance Rerolle and Diane Losfelt, who consistently craft quality wines. This blend of Syrah, Grenache, Carignan and Mourvèdre is an inky purple-ruby color. Intense, brooding aromas of black raspberry, cocoa, garrigue, and sweet floral notes lead to a plush palate bursting with black fruit and brambly flavors, with dried herbs and a touch of spice. Well-structured with a lingering, pleasant finish, this will drink well now to 2014. My note: Solidly crafted and imminently delicious aromas of dark chocolate and blackberries. Full-bodied with cigar box wrap. Drink: 2009-2014. 76299 13.50% XD 750 mL  $18.95 Score: 89/100. August 15, 2009 Full Review

White Wine

Zilzie Chardonnay 2007, Victoria, Australia: Winner of a Gold Medal at the 2008 Australian Inland Wine Show. Warm and scrumptious with lovely aromatic notes of fresh-baked bread and melting butter, fleshy peaches and pears. Round and full-bodied: just waiting for you. 108027 13.50% D 750 mL  $17.95 Score: 90/100. August 15, 2009 Full Review

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