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Durigutti Malbec 2009, Mendoza, Argentina  246124 14% XD 750 mL  $16.95. July 21, 2011 Full Review
Tahbilk Museum Release Marsanne 2007, Nagambie Lakes, Central Victoria, Australia: Fascinating nose! Lemon, lanolin, petrol and tanned, sun-dried leather. Medium- to full-bodied with a viscous, mouth-filling texture. Perfectly pairs with winners of the Cannes Film Festival best foreign movie. Drink: 2012-2015. 276980 12.50% D 750 mL  $22.95 Score: 90/100. July 21, 2012 Full Review
Tahbilk Shiraz 2008, Nagambie Lakes, Central Victoria, Australia: Full-bodied and mouth-watering. Black and super smoky and oaky. Full-bodied with a dry finish. Drink: 2012-2015. 214742 14.50% D 750 mL  $19.95 Score: 89/100. July 21, 2012 Full Review
De Bortoli Windy Peak Pinot Noir 2010, Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia: Cherry-berry on the nose with great mouth-watering juiciness on the palate. Medium- to full-bodied and a terrific price. Drink: 2012-2015. 48587 13% D 750 mL  $17.95 Score: 89/100. July 21, 2012 Best Value Red Wine. Full Review
Malivoire Gewürztraminer 2010, V.Q.A., Niagara Escarpment, Ontario, Canada: Perfect gewurz! Subtle yet personable with exotic aromas of spice and lychee yet not overdone. I adore this wine. Soooo different from other whites. Drink: 2012-2017. 542522 13% D 750 mL  $24.95 Score: 93/100. July 21, 2012 Top Rated White Wine. Full Review
Château De Chasseloir Cuvée Des Ceps Centenaires 2007, A.C., Muscadet Sèvre-Et-Maine, Sur Lie, Loire, France  653485 12% XD 750 mL  $18.95. July 21, 2011 Full Review
La Chablisienne Vaulorent Chablis 1Er Cru 2009, A.C., Burgundy, France: Fresh, clean and crisp with green apple and grapefruit aromas. No oak. Drink: 2012-2016. 111666 13% XD 750 mL  $31.95 Score: 88/100. July 21, 2012 Full Review
Château Lafont Fourcat Claude Et Paul Marie Morillon, Props. 2010, A.C., Bordeaux, France: Big tannic grip so decant 2 hours and/or give it some cellar love. Black brooding fruit and smoke. Drink: 2013-2016. 295790 13% XD 750 mL  $15.95 Score: 88/100. October 13, 2012 Best Value Red Wine. Full Review
Château St. Roch Syrah Grenache Rosé 2011, A.C., Côtes De Roussillon, Midi, France: Light and pretty with mouth-watering flavours of tart field strawberries. Refreshing. Drink: 2012-2013. 276352 13% D 750 mL  $14.95 Score: 87/100. July 21, 2012 Best Value Rosé. Full Review
Visan Le Devès Domaine La Guintrandy 2010, A.C., Côtes Du Rhône-Villages, France: Pepper and dark spice with savoury cedar and black cherry flavours. Terrific for the price. Drink: 2012-2015. 277368 14% XD 750 mL  $14.95 Score: 87/100. July 21, 2012 Best Value Red Wine. Full Review
Gérard Bertrand Grand Terroir Tautavel Grenache Syrah Carignan 2008, A.C., Côtes Du Roussillon-Villages Tautavel, Midi, France: Dark fruit, pepper and cedar forest pls on the nose. Full-bodied and fairly smooth but it will help to decant 2 hours. Terrific price for this savoury, full-bodied red. Drink: 2012-2016. 272575 14.50% XD 750 mL  $17.95 Score: 90/100. July 21, 2012 Best Value Red Wine. Full Review
Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: Terrific balance! Vibrant lime and herbal aromas along with a citrus lift and lemon brightness on a refreshing finish. Great aperitif or food companion to salads, seafood and vegetarian dishes. Drink: 2012-2014. 278556 13% D 750 mL  $19.95 Score: 92/100. July 21, 2012 Top Rated White Wine. Full Review
Castello D'alba Reserva Vinhos Do Douro Superior 2009, D.O.C., Douro, Portugal: Chalky dry and full-bodied with mocha-dark chocolate from the oak aging on the nose. Full-bodied and smooth with layers of dark fruit. Great price. Drink: 2012-2015. 276204 13.50% XD 750 mL  $14.95 Score: 88/100. July 21, 2012 Best Value Red Wine. Full Review

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