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Vintages Wine Picks December 6, 2008

White Wine

Bouchard Pere and Fils Meursault Genevrieres 2006, A.C. Burgundy, France: Layers of warm toast, vanilla, spice, brioche, hazelnut and green apples create an enticing Chardonnay with great finesse and balance. This has classic Old World lines and a long finish. Pair with: roast chicken, lobster in butter, corn dishes, pork, fried chicken, almonds, brie, camembert. Drink: 2008-2018. 87049 13.50% XD 750 mL  $101.95 Score: 93/100. December 6, 2008 Favorite White Wine. Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

Red Wine

Merlot Blend 2005, A.C. Côtes de Castillon, France: Heralded as one of the best wines that this estate has produced, this red offers generous aromas of black cherry, tobacco, licorice, and smoke. Full-bodied but supple. It’s a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. Pair with: steak, stew, bison, venison, boar, sourdough bread. Drink: 2008-2014. 501205 13% XD 750 mL  $47.95 Score: 93/100. December 6, 2008 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

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