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Vintages Wine Picks September 3, 2011

White Wine

Jackson-Triggs Silver Series Gewürztraminer 2009, V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada: Vintages Wine Panel: Bright lemon-straw in the glass with pretty floral, grapefruit peel, grated ginger, white pepper, peach and pear with a touch of lychee. Off-dry, with the lychee fruit really emerging on the palate. Medium body, round texture and a juicy core of spice-kissed fruit that meanders to a pleasing, spicy/floral finish. Chill and sip, or pair it with sweet-and-savoury Asian noodle dishes. My note: Lovely gewurz that’s not over-the-top: light hints of lychee and rose petal. Pleasant mouth-watering juiciness with a refreshing snap on a clean finish. Pair with: Asian noodle dishes. Drink: 2011-2015. 247767 13.70% XD 750 mL  $19.95 Score: 89/100. September 3, 2011 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

Red Wine

Rust En Vrede Estate Jean Engelbrecht, Prop. 2007, W.O., Stellenbosch, South Africa: Very complex yet easy to understand and drink! Gorgeous layers of rip black fruit, smoke and bacon (yes bacon). Almost a French balance and elegance backed up by South African power and fruit. Terrific! Drink: 2011-2018. 997742 15% XD 750 mL  $37.95 Score: 93/100. September 3, 2011 Top Rated Red Wine. Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

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