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Vintages Wine Picks May 11, 2013


White Wine

Backsberg Kpm Chardonnay 2011, W.O., Paarl, South Africa: Generous oak treatment gives this white a robust, smoky aroma and flavour. Some tree fruit on the mid-palate with more toasty oak on the finish. Luscious, round and dry with lots of mouth-watering juiciness for a range of dishes from seafood to salads. Pair with: grilled salmon, chicken breast, potato cakes, French onion soup, breaded veal cutlets. Drink: 2012-2015. 156661 13.50% D 750 mL  $17.95 Score: 89/100. May 11, 2013 Voluptuous Veal Wine Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  


Red Wine

Mar Da Palha Casa Agricola Das Mimosas Lda 2009, Lisbon, Portugal: Attractive dark fruit and smoke on the nose followed through with purple and black plum liqueur concentration and depth on the palate and a campfire long finish. A sunset wine. Drink: 2013-2017. 313866 14.50% XD 750 mL  $17.95 Score: 89/100. May 11, 2013 Best Value Red Wine. Complete Cheese Pizza Wine Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  



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