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GPCi cellar wines LCBO Vintages July 21st release

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Altocedro Reserva Malbec 2009, La Consulta Vineyards, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina: Rich, deep and brooding with black as night fruit and tarry heart. Smoky with toasty oak on the finish. A full wallop wine. Drink: 2012-2015. 187880 15.20% XD 750 mL  $24.95 Score: 90/100. July 21, 2012 Full Review
Buller Wines Victoria Tawny, Victoria, Australia: Lovely aromas of toffee and toasted almond. Splendid beyond the intellect: this dessert wine talks to the senses directly. Be quiet and enjoy. Drink: 2012-2018. 271403 18% S 750 mL  $18.95 Score: 91/100. July 21, 2012 Top Rated Dessert Wine. Full Review
Rutherglen Estates Shelly's Block 2009, Australia    $21.84. March 1, 2012 Full Review
Château De Chasseloir Cuvée Des Ceps Centenaires Muscadet (Melon) 2007, A.C., Muscadet Sèvre-Et-Maine, Sur Lie, Loire, France  653485 12% XD 750 mL  $18.95. July 21, 2011 Full Review
Le Cirque Maison Johanes Boubee Carignan Mourvèdre Syrah 2010, Vin De Pays Des Côtes Catalanes, Midi, France: Rich, savoury and deep with layers of black raspberry. Smooth and full-bodied. Fabulous price. Drink: 2012-2015. 277079 14% XD 750 mL  $14.95 Score: 90/100. July 21, 2012 Best Value Red Wine. Full Review
Domaine Des Ouches Igoranda Bourgueil Thomas & Denis Gambier Cabernet Franc 2009, A.C., Loire, France  283424 12.50% XD 750 mL  $15.95. July 21, 2011 Full Review
Cascina Dardi Bussia Riserva, Fantino Barolo 2004, D.O.C.G., Piedmont, Italy: Lovely, mature old leather and cigar box. Not fruity at all. Full-bodied and complex and contemplative. Drink: 2012-2016. 268524 14% XD 750 mL  $48.95 Score: 92/100. July 21, 2012 Top Rated Red Wine. Full Review
Livio Sassetti Pertimali Brunello Di Montalcino 2006, D.O.C.G., Tuscany, Italy: Tar and black fruit and smoke. Full-bodied with a good grip. Chest hair wine. Decant 2 hours. Drink: 2012-2017. 287292 13.50% XD 750 mL  $47.95 Score: 92/100. July 21, 2012 Top Rated Red Wine. Full Review
Morgadio Da Torre Alvarinho, Sogrape Vinhos Vinho Verde 2011, D.O.C., Vinho Verde, Portugal: Melon fresh and mouth-watering: more personality than most vinho verdes I've tasted. Great aperitif. Drink: 2012-2014. 960955 12.50% XD 750 mL  $17.95 Score: 89/100. July 21, 2012 Full Review
Petite Petit Michael & David Phillips Named Varietal Blends-Red 2009, Lodi, California, United States  213017 14.50% XD 750 mL  $24.95. July 21, 2011 Full Review
Kung Fu Girl Charles Smith Wines Riesling 2010, Evergreen Vineyard, Columbia Valley, Washington State, United States: Lovely and light with a lime-petrol intensity. Washington is renowned for its Riesling. Try this one. Drink: 2012-2018. 273953 13% M 750 mL  $18.95 Score: 91/100. July 21, 2012 Best Value White Wine. Full Review
Summers Napa Valley Jim & Beth Summers Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, Calistoga, Napa Valley, California, United States  279380 14.10% D 750 mL  $29.95. July 21, 2011 Full Review
Pisano Río De Los Pájaros Reserve Merlot Tannat 2008, Progreso, Uruguay: If you love oak -- crave it -- this is your wine. Loaded with smoke, toast and charry flavours plus some black fruit underneath. Full-bodied. 269506 13.50% D 750 mL  $15.95 Score: 87/100. July 21, 2012 Full Review

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