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Wakefield Shiraz 2010, Clare Valley, South Australia, Australia: Blackberry liqueur richness with a hint of mint. Full-bodied and ultra-smooth with excellent replays of dark fruit flavours across the palate. This is an incredible wine for the price. The grapes for this wine come from vines that were planted in 1969, and that concentration shows in the wine. Some spice and vanilla oak on a long finish. Drink: 2012-2015. 943787 14.50% XD 750 mL  $17.95 Score: 92/100. January 4, 2014 Top Rated Red Wine. Enchanting Feta Cheese Wine Full Review
Wynns Coonawarra Estate The Siding Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, Coonawarra, South Australia, Australia: Full-bodied with black fruit and smoke. Juicy and mouth-watering. Drink: 2013-2016. 333229 14% XD 750 mL  $22.95 Score: 90/100. September 14, 2013 Best Beef Wine Full Review
Jackson-Triggs Proprietor's Reserve Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, V.Q.A., Ontario, Canada: Mocha rich, blackberry nose on this full-bodied, supple, smooth red. It's perfect for grilled meats, steak and hard cheeses. Drink: 2012-2015. 560680 12.80% XD 750 mL  $12.95 Score: 87/100. January 3, 2013 Full Review
Tawse Winery Inc. Sketches of Niagara Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2009, VQA Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: Rich and full-bodied with layers of ripe black fruit, smoke and a hint of dark spice. Complex and delicious from one of Niagara's best wineries. Drink: 2011-2015. 670459000755 13% XD 750 mL  $19.95 Score: 90/100. January 3, 2012 Full Review
Mission Hill Family Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, Okanagan V.Q.A., Canada: Subtle, smooth and full-bodied with luscious black fruit and cassis aromas and flavours. A lovely, long finish with some tobacco on the end. Drink: 2012-2016. 776545995100 13% D 750 mL  $24.99 Score: 90/100. October 31, 2012 Full Review
Concha Y Toro Marqués De Casa Concha Syrah Shiraz 2009, Buin, Maipo Valley, Chile: Lip-smacking delicious and sensuous with full-bodied, roll-on flavour. Dark field berries that squeeze their precious juice and concentrated flavour on to your palate as you swallow. Great value in this bottle. Superb! Drink: 2011-2015. 19042 14.50% XD 750 mL  $19.95 Score: 91/100. June 22, 2013 Spectacular Spicy Wine Full Review
Errazuriz Max Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Valle de Aconcagua, Chile: A rich, full-bodied red wine with layers of fleshy black plums and blackberries that roll across your palate. Beautifully balanced with incredible concentration of flavour. A long, satisfying finish will still leave you wanting more. Yes please! Drink: 2013-2015. 335174 14% XD 750 mL  $18.95 Score: 91/100. September 12, 2013 Luscious Lamb Wine Full Review
Mas Des Bressades Cuvée Tradition Cyril Mares, Prop.-Récolt. Syrah Grenache 2011, A.C., Costières De Nîmes, Châteauneuf-Du-Pape, Rhône, France: Savoury and dark with big black fruit, smoke and meaty notes. A heart of darkness runs through this rich, deep, full-bodied wine. This wine is blend of Syrah and Grenache grapes, from a region you should put on your radar. This is an incredible price. Buy by the caseload for parties and your own pleasure. This wine was fermented in stainless steel and aged in concrete tank amazing price for this quality. Drink: 2012-2016. 143099 14.10% XD 750 mL  $14.95 Score: 90/100. August 17, 2013 Best Value Red Wine. Smart Buy Wine Full Review

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