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D'arenberg D'arry's Original Shiraz Grenache 2010, Mclaren Vale, Australia: This big Australian red wine is savoury, dark and delicious with chary, toasty oak and black fruit. Full-bodied and smooth with loads of satisfaction. Lip-smacking delicious from one of Australia's most respected producers! Try this with hamburgers and all the fixins. Drink: 2012-2017. 942904 13.90% D 750 mL  $14.95 Score: 91/100. October 11, 2014 Best Value Red Wine. Heavenly Hamburger Wine Full Review
Loosen Bros. Dr. L Riesling 2013, Mosel, Germany: Love it! There's simply no better value white wine on the shelf. Lime blossom gorgeous. The alcohol is refreshingly low, yet this is no wimpy wine: it's packed with flavour. Perfect as an aperitif or companion to many dishes. Some terrific white pear and lime blossom on the finish of this Qualitätswein (Q.B.A.) wine. Try it with just about anything, but start with seafood or a medium curry. Winemaker Ernie Loosen makes a range of wines, and this is his entry-level offering. It's spectacular for the price. Drink: 2013-2018. 599274 8.50% MS 750 mL  $13.95 Score: 90/100. December 6, 2014 Best Value White Wine. Divine Dessert Wine Full Review
Mulderbosch Chenin Blanc 2012, Western Cape W.O., South Africa: Drink: 2014-2017. 675421 13.50% XD 750 mL  $14.95. January 10, 2015 Glorious Game Wine Full Review
Monasterio de las Vinas Blend Gran Reserva Garnacha 2005, Carinena D.O., Spain: A mouth-watering, delicious Spanish red. Full-bodied, but not heavy with notes of ripe dark red fruit. this wine is a blend of Garnacha (otherwise known as Grenache), Tempranillo, Cariñena and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. This Gran Reserva is a rare opportunity to taste mature Spanish wine, a rare treat . Pair with veal. Drink: 2008-2016. 82024 13% D 750 mL  $16.95 Score: 90/100. December 6, 2014 Best Value Red Wine. Terrific Turkey Wine Full Review
Ontañón Crianza Tempranillo Garnacha 2010, Rioja, D.O.C.A., Spain: Drink: 2013-2017. 976910 13% XD 750 mL  $16.95. January 10, 2015 Best Beef Wine Full Review

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