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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

Bodegas Langa Pi 3.14, Red Wine Of Aragon 2008, Calatayud, Spain: Dark chocolate, mocha and espresso on the nose followed by fleshy ripe blackberries on the palate. Full-bodied and smooth. Drink: 2013-2016. 313841 14.50% XD 750 mL  $17.95 Score: 88/100. May 11, 2013 Best Beef Wine Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

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