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Top Wines from Dec. 8, 2012 Vintages Release

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Finca Flichman Expresiones Reserve Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, Mendoza, Argentina: Rich and fleshy black and purple plum aromas and flavours. Round, full-bodied and luscious. Very accessible, great party wine. Drink: 2012-2015. 17111 14.50% XD 750 mL  $15.95 Score: 88/100. December 8, 2012 Best Value Red Wine. Full Review
Jim Barry Wines The Lodge Hill Dry Riesling 2011, Clare Valley, South Australia, Australia: Love it! Etrol, lemon blossom, mineral depth. Mouth-watering and dry. Supreme! Drink: 2012-2016. 262469 12% XD 750 mL  $19.95 Score: 90/100. December 8, 2012 Full Review
De Bortoli Noble One Botrytis Semillon 2008, New South Wales, Australia: This dessert wine rules! Want visions of sugarplums in your head this holiday... Bring it, with this wine! A lusciously layered dessert wine with rich aromas and flavours of honeyed apricot and peach preserves. Triple yum! Drink: 2010-2017. 917252 10% S 375 mL  $29.95 Score: 95/100. December 8, 2012 Top Rated Dessert Wine. Divine Dessert Wine Full Review
Southbrook Vineyards Triomphe Cabernet Franc Rose 2011, VQA, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario, Canada: Field-fresh strawberries and barefoot happiness. Dry, refreshing and medium-bodied. This organic wine has just 21 mg/l of free sulphur. Drink: 2012-2014. 279117 12%  750 mL  $19.95 Score: 90/100. December 8, 2012 Top Rated Rosé. Full Review
Tawse Winery Inc. Quarry Road Pinot Noir 2009, VQA, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario, Canada: Savoury notes with wild dark cherry on the nose as well as violets. Smooth and medium- to full-bodied with a long finish. Drink: 2012-2016. 307686 13% XD 750 mL  $34.95 Score: 89/100. December 8, 2012 Outstanding Organic Wine Full Review
Paul Ross Norman Hardie Riesling 2007, V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada  206813 11% D 750 mL  $36.00. December 8, 2011 Full Review
Marc Brédif Classic Vouvray 2010, A.C., Loire, France  685362 13% MD 750 mL  $19.95. December 8, 2011 Full Review
Pierre Laplace Madiran 2009, A.C., Southwest, France: Rustic and tannic with tart black cherries and toasty oak. Drink: 2013-2017. 103705 14% XD 750 mL  $14.95 Score: 88/100. December 8, 2012 Full Review
Famille Perrin Les Christins 2010, A.C., Vacqueyras, Rhône, France: Classic Rhone! Spicy, black fruit with smoke on the finish. Full-bodied and smooth, yet will also cellar well. Awesome price! Drink: 2013-2018. 973453 14% XD 750 mL  $23.95 Score: 92/100. December 8, 2012 Top Rated Red Wine. Full Review
Domaine Durieu Lucile Avril 2009, A.C., Châteauneuf-Du-Pape, Rhône, France: Big and round with luscious black fruit. Rolls around on the tongue voluptuously before making a glorious and lasting exit on the finish. Drink: 2013-2018. 295147 14.50% XD 750 mL  $42.95 Score: 91/100. December 8, 2012 Full Review
Château La Tour Carnet 4E Cru Bernard Magrez, Prop. Meritage 2009, A.C., Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux, France: Dense and dark but needs cellar time. Blackcurrant, tart blackberry and cassis. Smoky finish, integrated oak. Drink: 2014-2018. 194555 13% XD 750 mL  $51.85 Score: 90/100. December 8, 2012 Full Review
Reichsrat von Buhl Forster Jesuitengarten Riesling Spätlese 2009, Q.M.P., Pfalz, Germany: The sweetness is a gorgeous combination with fleshy ripe peach and pear. Perfect for glazed ham, turkey and other dishes. Drink: 2012-2018. 946673 9% MS 750 mL  $24.95 Score: 92/100. December 8, 2012 Full Review
Burmester 10-Year-Old Tawny Port, D.O.C., Douro, Portugal: Toffee richness with a great zing on the finish. Rich dessert wine. Drink: 2012-2018. 223958 20% S 750 mL  $24.95 Score: 89/100. December 8, 2012 Best Value Dessert Wine. Full Review
Lealtanza Reserva Selección 2007, D.O.C.A., Rioja, Spain: A pleasant, full-bodied sipper with dark red fruit and some dark spices. Drink: 2012-2015. 208223 13.50% D 750 mL  $19.95 Score: 88/100. December 8, 2012 Full Review
Bodegas Del Abad Domaine Bueno Mencía 2008, D.O., Bierzo, Spain: Savoury, meaty and juicy with gorgeous exotic black fruit aromas and flavours. Get our of your shiraz rut with this wine. Drink: 2013-2017. 291989 13.50% XD 750 mL  $15.95 Score: 92/100. December 8, 2012 Best Value Red Wine. Full Review
Terraprima White, The Can Ràfols Dels Caus Estate Xarello 2011, D.O., Penedès, Spain  303552 13% D 750 mL  $17.95. December 8, 2011 Full Review
Pedroncelli Four Grapes Vintage Port 2006, Dry Creek Valley, California, United States  204487 19% MS 500 mL  $19.95. December 8, 2011 Full Review
Bachelder Oregon Chardonnay 2010, Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States: Gorgeous depth and concentration yet great finesse. Lovely length on the finish. The work of a master. Drink: 2012-2016. 273334 13% XD 750 mL  $29.95 Score: 92/100. December 8, 2012 Top Rated White Wine. Full Review
Uvaggio Secco Moscato 2010, Lodi, California, United States: Dry and refreshing with aromas of lime blossom and rose petal. Medium-bodied. Great for curries. Drink: 2012-2014. 297515 12% D 750 mL  $19.95 Score: 87/100. December 8, 2012 Full Review
Stonestreet Monument Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon 2007, Alexander Mountain Estates, Alexander Valley, California, United States: Full-bodied, rich and complex with classic aromas of blackberry, cassis and blackcurrant wrapped in a judicious weave of smoky oak. Great for the cellar. Drink: 2012-2016. 285098 14.50% XD 750 mL  $49.95 Score: 92/100. December 8, 2012 Full Review

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