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Vintages Wine Picks April 2, 2011


White Wine

Domaine Roux Père & Fils Les Chaumes Chassagne-Montrachet 1Er Cru Chardonnay 2009, A.C., Burgundy, France: Vintages Wine Panel: This is a simply gorgeous wine. The complex nose carries tones of vanilla, apple, citrus, toasted almond, butterscotch and ripe fruit. The palate is equally rich and rewarding, with great structure and balance throughout. Lively acidity carries through to the end of the lip-smacking finish. Delicious now or it will evolve over 5 years into an even more intriguing experience. My note: Stunning wine! Loaded with green apple and white peach with some butter and smoke and a long almond-infused finish. Pair with: lightly seasoned chicken dishes, fuller-flavoured fish. Drink: 2011-2017. 208512 13.50% D 750 mL  $38.95 Score: 93/100. April 2, 2011 Favourite White Wine. Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  


Red Wine

Ortas Tradition Syrah Blend 2009, A.C., Rasteau, Côtes Du Rhône-Villages, France: Savoury and juicy with rip black and red cherry aromas. Some cedar and pepper. Vibrant and full-bodied. Great for big meaty dishes. Pair with: meat. Drink: 2011-2016. 998716 14% XD 750 mL  $15.00 Score: 88/100. April 2, 2011 Best Value Red Wine. Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  



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