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Vintages Wine Picks July 24, 2010


White Wine

Domaine Figeat Pouilly-Fumé 2008, A.C., Loire, France: Vintages Wine Panel: The Loire Valley’s famed Pouilly-Fumés offer some of the most exciting and distinctive interpretations of the Sauvignon Blanc grape. Domaine Figeat’s Savvy does not disappoint. Aromas of floral, citrus, fresh-cut grass, and hints of those trademark smoky and minerally characters engage the senses. Lip-smacking right through the dry finish. Terrific on its own. My note: Extremely zesty and herbal with wake-up-now notes of grass, chives, green apple and lime. Mouth-watering. Lovely! Pair with: poached trout in tarragon cream sauce, pasta aioli with grilled vegetables. 171470 12.50% XD 750 mL  $21.95 Score: 90/100. July 24, 2010 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  


Red Wine

Domaine Lou Moural Grenache Noir Syrah Carignan 2007, A.C., Minervois, Midi, France: Vintages Wine Panel: Winner of a Silver Medal at the Concours Altides du Languedoc et du Roussillon 2008. Deep ruby-coloured blend of Grenache Noir and Syrah, with a tiny bit of Carignan. It showcases the bright fruit and spice typical of Languedoc reds: a nose of ripe currant, black cherry, and plum, with wisps of smoke, and lots of the same on the palate. Medium bodied and easy to enjoy, this is a great value and will delight with beef bourguignon. My note: Terrific value for this full-bodied tasty red that delivers ripe dark berries and some smoke. Great for barbecue or meaty pizzas. Pair with: barbecue, meaty pizzas. 175190 13% D 750 mL  $12.95 Score: 88/100. July 24, 2010 Best Value Red Wine. Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  



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