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Vintages Wine Picks August 21, 2010

White Wine

Balthasar Ress Riesling Spätlese 1997, Q.M.P., Hattenheim Nussbrunnen, Rheingau, Germany: Vintages Wine Panel: Here’s a chance to try a 13-year-old Riesling, from the terrific 1997 vintage, for an incredible price. This really shows off how well Rieslings can age. Brilliant golden colour. Complex aroma profile of petrol, honeyed apple, pear nectar, mineral, dried apricot and fresh citrus. Deeply delicious with exceptional aroma replays on the palate. This off-dry wine is still quite youthful, and will age longer, but why bother when it’s this good? My note: Highly aromatic of wild flower and peach preserves. Yes there’s sweetness but it’s balanced nicely with the acidity. Pair with: paella, spicy Asian dishes. 160762 8.50% MS 750 mL  $21.95 Score: 88/100. August 21, 2010 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

Red Wine

Anvers Brabo Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2008, South Australia, Australia: Tasty, full-bodied and redolent of blackberries and plums and smoke. 686857 14.50% XD 750 mL  $16.95 Score: 88/100. August 21, 2010 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

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