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Vintages Release September 24, 2020

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Dessert Wine

Poças Colheita Port 2003, Douro D.O.P., Portugal: A rich and lovely deep gold colour in the glass, nutty and rich with old wood and caramel aromas on the nose, smooth and elegant with nutty, toffee, baking spice, cocoa and vanilla flavours on the palate. Ready to drink now. Port food pairings: fruit cake, dark chocolate studded with dried fruit, rich paté. Drink: 2020 - 2025 216424 20% S 750 mL $45.95 Score: 92/100. September 2020. Top Rated Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Clairmont Classique Crozes-Hermitage 2018, Crozes-Hermitage, Rhône A.C., France: An excellent value Croze-Hermitage from the Rhône wine region. Deep and inky ruby colour in the glass with dark cherry, dark plums, anise, savoury herb, vanilla and cracked pepper flavours on the palate. Tannins are velvety with good acidity for food. Enjoy with pepper steak. Food pairings: rare rib steak, roast leg of lamb, roast stuffed breast of veal. Drink: 2020 - 2023 537811 13.5% XD 750 mL $22.95 Score: 88/100. September 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Antinori Il Bruciato Guado al Tasso Bolgheri 2018, Bolgheri, Tuscany D.O.C., Italy: A full-bodied and concentrated Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah red wine blend. Supple with ripe blackberry, currant, dried tobacco leaf, savoury herb, meaty and spicy flavours on the palate. Consistently great quality and great value on the very approachable Super Tuscan. Pair with saucy barbecued ribs. Food pairings: grilled hanger steak, Porchetta, meat and pasta dishes. Drink: 2020 - 2025 674135 13.5% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 91/100. September 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Masso Antico da Uve Leggermente Appassito Primitivo Salento 2018, Salento, Puglia I.G.T., Italy: A full-bodied, generous Italian red wine made using the appassimento method to add colour, weight and flavour. Aromas of black fruit and smoke. Pair with grilled meats. Primitivo Salento food pairings: grilled venison steak, veal Porterhouse, Sicilian roast chicken. Drink: 2020 - 2025 12092 14.1% M 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. September 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cline Cellars Ancient Vines Zinfandel 2017, Contra Costa County, California, United States: Produced from dry-farmed, 'ancient vines' Zinfandel planted more than 100 years ago. Spicy on the nose with dark plum aromas, Dry, smoky and savoury with dark cherry, blackberry and vanilla flavours finishing long with grippy tannins. Decant one hour prior to pouring with gourmet burgers and ribs. Zinfandel food pairings: hearty meat meals, pasta, aged cheddar, pulled pork. Drink: 2020 - 2024 719211 15% D 750 mL $26.95 Score: 92/100. September 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2016, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand: A medium-bodied, bright and juicy Pinot Noir from New Zealand's South Island. Silky on the palate with bright, ripe raspberry and strawberry flavours, cinnamon spice with a medium-plus finish on the palate. So enjoyable now and for the next three years. Pinot Noir food pairings: planked salmon, roast beef, turkey, pork tenderloin, coq au vin. Drink: 2019 - 2024 598813 13% XD 750 mL $49.95 Score: 93/100. September 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Château le Grand Retour Plan de Dieu Côtes du Rhône-Villages 2017, Rhône A.C., France: From Aubert Frères, Château Le Grand Retour Plan De Dieu is a delicious, medium-plus-bodied and juicy red blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre grapes. Fragrant and lushly layered with ripe dark cherry, anise, dried wild herbs and pepper spice flavours on the palate. So good now and for sure for the next three years. Côtes Du Rhône-Villages food pairings: gourmet hamburgers, grilled pork chops, barbecued steak. Drink: 2020 - 2024 224592 14.5% XD 750 mL $15.95 Score: 90/100. September 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Submission Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, California, United States: A powerful California Cabernet Sauvignon with ripe black fruit, vanilla, baking spice, smoky and toasty oak flavours on the palate. Wine grapes were sourced from Sonoma, Napa, Paso Robles and Lodi. Pair with grilled lamb chops. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: roast pork, beef sliders, beef brisket. Drink: 2020 - 2026 628230 14.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 87/100. September 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Altesino Brunello Di Montalcino 2014, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Savoury with ripe dark plum, dark cherry, smoky and rich with vibrant acidity on the palate. Pair with a rich pasta dish topped with lots of grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. Brunello Di Montalcino food pairings: grilled skirt steak, pork roast, meat-lover's pizza. Drink: 2020 - 2028 994095 13% XD 750 mL $57.95 Score: 96/100. September 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Schneider Jesuitenhof Spätburgunder Trocken 2018, Pfalz Qualitätswein, Germany: A lovely, juicy German Pinot Noir (the grape is called Spätburgunder in German) produced by the Schneider family who have been making wines from the Jesuitenhof vineyard since 1803. Aromas of ripe cherry and spice. Perfect for grilled veggies and salmon. Spätburgunder Trocken food pairings: veal scaloppini, duck confit, turkey. Drink: 2020 - 2022 15359 13% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 89/100. September 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Francis Ford Coppola Director's Cut Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States: Like a blockbuster, this full-bodied red wine from Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California is a crowd-pleaser revealing fruity aromas of dark plum with ripe cassis, anise and vanilla flavours on the palate. Tannins are mildly grippy. Decant for one hour prior to pouring with grilled red meats. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: pork tenderloin, spaghetti with meatballs and sausage, roast lamb, game meats, slow-roasted beef. Drink: 2020 - 2024 61002 14.5% D 750 mL $42.95 Score: 90/100. September 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ferraton Père & Fils La Matinière Crozes-Hermitage 2017, Crozes-Hermitage, Rhône A.C., France: Delicious and full-bodied with juicy dark red berry, dark cherry, savoury herb and spicy pepper flavours on the palate finishing smoky with velvety tannins. Food pairings: grilled skirt steak, lamb roast, meat-lover's pizza. Drink: 2020 - 2022 127712 13% XD 750 mL $26.95 Score: 90/100. September 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Dufouleur Père & Fils Rully 2017, Rully, Burgundy A.C., France: A medium-bodied, silky Old World Pinot Noir from Rully bright with plushy cherry, rose petal, sous bois and well-integrated oak spice flavours finishing with good acidity for food. Tannins are velvety. Enjoy with roast duck. Food pairings: roast leg of lamb, gourmet burgers, hard cheese, vegetarian pizza. Drink: 2020 - 2023 356774 13% XD 750 mL $31.95 Score: 89/100. September 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Firesteed Pinot Noir 2018, Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States: A vibrant Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley with, ripe red cherry, strawberry, mocha, vanilla, subtle spice and a touch of smoke on the palate. Enjoy with grilled veal chops. Pinot Noir food pairings: grilled lamb chops, roast veal, roast duck. Drink: 2020 - 2024 361782 12.7% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 87/100. September 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sebastiani Merlot 2016, Sonoma County, California, United States: Love the intense aromas of dark plum compote, smoked meat, toasted oak and vanilla on this wine! Dry, full-bodied with dark cherry, grilled meat and cracked pepper flavours on the palate Well-balanced and with good acidity for food. Tannins are firm. Decant one hour prior to pouring with a juicy roast pork. Merlot food pairings: aged beef steaks, herbed lamb, roast pork. Drink: 2020 - 2022 219162 13.5% D 750 mL $31.95 Score: 89/100. September 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Enrico Serafino Barbaresco 2016, Piedmont D.O.C.G., Italy: A juicy Barbaresco produced with the Nebbiolo grape. Think of Barbaresco as the wine you enjoy the first decade while your Barolo is cellaring to start enjoying in the second decade of its life. Enrico Serafino was founded in 1878 and over 140 years later they're still producing this fine example. Bright Cherry, spice cake, rose, anise and nutty, smoky aromas and flavours on the nose and palate finishing with fresh acidity and firm tannins. Good now, better in another year. Pair with slow-braised beef short ribs. Barbaresco food pairings: roast boar, tourtière, rich pork roast. Drink: 2021 - 2025 157347 14% XD 750 mL $31.95 Score: 92/100. September 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

d'Arenberg The Footbolt Shiraz 2017, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia: "Footbolt" is named in honour of the racehorse that founder Joseph Osborn had to sell in order to start the d'Arenberg winery in 1912. Since 1912, the Osborn family has farmed vineyards in the McLaren Vale. Full-bodied and a perfect match to grilled skirt steaks. Rich and vibrant with blackberry, blueberry, flinty and savoury spice flavours on the palate. Tannins are velvety. Drink or hold. Shiraz food pairings: black bean soup, blue cheese, caramelized onion dip, grilled steak. Drink: 2020 - 2026 984021 14.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 91/100. September 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaine Lafage Cuvée Nicolas Vieilles Vignes Grenache Noir 2018, Côtes Catalanes, Roussillon I.G.P., France: Bright with fresh berry fruit and pink floral aromas on the nose, a juicy, medium-plus-bodied 100% Grenache with vibrant black cherry, strawberry, pepper and baking spice flavours on the palate. Grenache Noir food pairings: turkey, roasted beef, lamb. Drink: 2020 - 2024 354191 15% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. September 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Oak Bay Pinot Noir 2018, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia V.Q.A., Canada: A bright, medium-bodied, ripe red cherry, berry, smoky and earthy Pinot Noir with vibrant acidity for food and finishing with a smattering of pepper spice. Enjoy with roast chicken. Pinot Noir food pairings: roast duck in port wine sauce, veal chops, grilled duck sausages, pork tenderloin. Drink: 2020 - 2024 267146 13.6% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. September 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Barón de Ley Gran Reserva 2012, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: A full-bodied, balanced Spanish red wine with aromas of dark fruit, smoke and dark spices. Pair with lamb in rosemary. Food pairings: roast leg of lamb, roast beef, venison steak and sautéed wild mushrooms. Drink: 2018 - 2023 642496 13.5% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 90/100. September 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Jip Jip Rocks Shiraz Cabernet 2017, Padthaway, South Australia, Australia: Dry and vibrant with a mouthful of juicy red berries, dark chocolate, herb and savoury spice flavours weighty on the palate. Jip Jip Rocks 2017 60% Shiraz, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon red blend is a great value. The Jip Jip rocks are an outcrop of 350 million year old red granite near the family's vineyard in the heart of the Padthway region near Morambro Creek. Pair with a grilled New York striploin steak. Shiraz Cabernet food pairings: pizza, hamburgers, lamb chop. Drink: 2019 - 2024 186114 14.5% XD 750 mL $16.95 Score: 92/100. September 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

El Escocés Volante Manga del Brujo 2017, Calatayud D.O., Spain: Fresh with bright red berry, fleshy blackberry and savory herb flavours, supple, full-bodied and lip-smacking delicious. Produced from 75% Old Vines Grenache, 15% Syrah, 10% Tempranillo and 5% Mazuelo. Food pairings: veal Marsala, rack of lamb, pork tenderloin en croute. Drink: 2020 - 2023 15073 14.5% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. September 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Michele Castellani Colle Cristi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2015, Veneto D.O.C.G., Italy: A voluptuous, full-bodied and layered Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico with dark cherry, blackberry, anise and dried herb flavours generous on the palate. Great acidity for food and tannins are firm and long. Pair with grilled game sausages and meaty stews. Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico food pairings: pepperoni, Italian sausage and pancetta pizza with mozzarella cheese, feta cheese stuffed hamburgers, Italian wedding soup. Drink: 2020 - 2025 222109 15.5% D 750 mL $45.95 Score: 95/100. September 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Santa Rita Medalla Real Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Maipo Valley, Chile: Excellent value on this Gran Reserva with ripe, spiced plum, blueberries, mint and smoky toasty oak and black pepper spice on the palate. Tannins are velvety. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: hamburgers, steak, hearty meat dishes, hard cheese. Drink: 2020 - 2023 460170 14% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 90/100. September 2020. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Monte del Frá Lena di Mezzo Valpolicella Classico 2018, Veneto D.O.C., Italy: Juicy with ripe red berry, cherry and vanilla aromas on the nose. Vibrant with strawberry compote, ripe red berry, baking and pepper spice flavours finishing smooth and silky on the palate. Valpolicella Classico food pairings: rare roast beef, meaty pasta and rich tomato sauce dishes, veal Parmesan. Drink: 2020 - 2022 160226 12.5% XD 750 mL $18.95 Score: 88/100. September 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Vasse Felix Filius Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia: A full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon with 15% Malbec added to the blend. Vibrant with ripe dark fruit, dark cherry, vanilla, mineral and toasty, spicy flavours on the palate. Enjoy with a grilled steak or a vegetarian moussaka. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: roast beef, lamb, hamburgers, cheese. Drink: 2020 - 2024 559872 14% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 91/100. September 2020. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Yering Station Village Pinot Noir 2017, Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia: A bright and savoury Pinot Noir with juicy red fruit, cherry, savoury herbs and just the right amount of toastiness. Finishes long with good acidity and red berry flavours. Nicely done. Pinot Noir food pairings: pork, chicken, lamb kebabs. Drink: 2020 - 2023 552166 13.3% XD 750 mL $24.95 Score: 89/100. September 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Georges Duboeuf Domaine Mont Chavy Morgon 2017, Morgon, Beaujolais A.C., France: A bright and zesty 100% Gamay Noir right with dark raspberry, vibrant cherry, earthy violets, vanilla and flinty flavours on the palate. Tannins are fine and velvety. Enjoy now with a roast chicken. Produced fourth-generation winemakers Franck and Cyrille Chavy along with their father, Henri. The vines are planted in the "charmes" and "Corcelettes" climats. Food pairings: gourmet burgers, grilled game sausages, vegetarian pizza. Drink: 2022 - 2027 276477 12.8% D 750 mL $21.95 Score: 91/100. September 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Rosés

Domaines Ott Château de Selle Rosé 2019, Côtes De Provence, Provence A.C., France: A fresh and vibrant Côtes De Provence rosé, bone dry with a mouthful of bright strawberry, red berry flavours with a flinty mineral finish. Rosé food pairings: egg dishes, fresh steamed freshwater shrimp stuffed avocado, spring salads. Drink: 2020 - 2021 74617 12.5% XD 750 mL $51.95 Score: 90/100. September 2020. Top Rated Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ott By.Ott Rosé 2019, Côtes De Provence, Provence A.P., France: A savoury, bone-dry rosé produced from a 60% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, 6% Syrah and 4% Mourvèdre. Dry, bright and juicy with mouth-watering acidity with strawberry, bright cherry, white-fleshed stone fruit flavours on the palate and a clean, mineral finish. Pair with grilled chicken dishes. Rosé food pairings: strawberry spinach salad, roast turkey, veal scaloppini. Drink: 2020 - 2021 490896 13% XD 750 mL $30.95 Score: 94/100. September 2020. Top Rated Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Domaines Ott Château de Selle Rosé 2019, Côtes De Provence, Provence A.C., France: This is the magnum-size (1500ml) of this fresh and vibrant Côtes De Provence rosé, bone dry with a mouthful of bright strawberry, red berry flavours with a flinty mineral finish. Enjoy now. Rosé food pairings: cold roast chicken, salads with goat cheese and fresh red berries, smoked trout. Drink: 2020 - 2021 490888 13% XD 1500 mL $113.95 Score: 90/100. September 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mas des Bressades Cuvée Tradition Rosé 2019, Costières-De-Nîmes, Rhône A.P., France: Love the pink floral, dried wild herb and red berry nose on this Rhône. Vibrant with bright cherry, red berry fruit and dried wild herb flavours with a mouth-watering and lingering finish on the palate. Produced from Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault grapes. Pair this food-friendly rosé with grilled seafood and shellfish dishes. Pair with grilled prawns. Rosé food pairings: onion tarte, baked ham with citrus glaze, salmon and potato cakes. Drink: 2020 - 2021 950576 13.5% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 89/100. September 2020. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Featherstone Rosé 2019, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A mouth-watering juicy Cabernet Franc, Gamay and Merlot rosé with bright red berry, raspberry, rhubarb bell pepper and pepper spice flavours on the palate. Delicious with roast turkey. Rosé food pairings: avocado spring greens and strawberry salad, corn pineapple avocado and kale salad with strawberry dressing, golden beet salad with spring onion and goat cheese. Drink: 2020 - 2021 117861 13.2% M 750 mL $15.95 Score: 89/100. September 2020. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Mulderbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé 2019, Coastal Region W.O., South Africa: A dry, zesty Cabernet Sauvignon rosé from the Darling, Franschhoek and Paarl wine regions. Fresh with white cherry and berry aromas, dry and crisp with bright cherry and zesty citrus flavours elegant on the palate. Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé food pairings: lox and capers, grilled salmon steak, veggies, pasta primavera. Drink: 2020 - 2021 999821 13.5% D 750 mL $13.95 Score: 90/100. September 2020. Best Value Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Ashley Mary Limited Edition M de Minuty Rosé 2019, Côtes De Provence, Provence A.P., France: A light and elegant rosé wine with aromas of strawberry, white peach, watermelon and a hint of lavender finishing with soft citrus zest and mineral notes. The rosé was produced using the direct-pressing method from grapes grown specifically to produce rosé. Rosé food pairings: grilled turkey legs, smoked salmon and goat cheese flatbread, herbed quiches. Drink: 2020 - 2022 575316 12.6% XD 750 mL $26.95 Score: 91/100. September 2020. Top Rated Rosé Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Aveta Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Napa Valley, California, United States: Love this fragrant, fresh and zesty Sauvignon Blanc-driven white wine with small amounts of Sauvignon Musqué, Sémillon and Muscat Canelli. Fresh and lively on the palate with melon, stone fruit and citrus flavours finishing with a flinty minerality. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: shellfish, chicken and sage skewers, fresh tomato and basil salad, pan-fried freshwater fish. Drink: 2020 - 2022 472365 13.5% XD 750 mL $34.95 Score: 92/100. September 2020. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Eidosela Albariño 2018, Rías Baixas D.O., Spain: A mouth-watering and elegant Albariño with white grapefruit, lime-lemon zest and leesy flavours on the palate. Pair with grilled seafood dishes. Albariño food pairings: linguine with clams and fennel, grilled seafood, crab cakes. Drink: 2020 - 2021 336271 13% D 750 mL $18.95 Score: 88/100. September 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cannonball Chardonnay 2017, California, United States: An easy-drinking, crowd-pleaser Chardonnay. with spiced apple, honeyed-lemon and toasty flavours on the palate finishing with a salty minerality and vibrant acidity. Balanced and easy to enjoy. Chardonnay food pairings: barbequed salmon, barbequed pork roast on a spit, roast chicken dinner with all the trimmings. Drink: 2019 - 2023 311563 13.7% XD 750 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. September 2020. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Lucien Albrecht Reserve Gewurztraminer 2018, Alsace A.C., France: A bright and fragrant soft, subtle and balanced Gewurztraminer without overpowering notes of lychee and rose petal. Nice weight on the palate. Lovely effort. Gewurztraminer food pairings: grilled chicken, pork in a spicy jerk sauce, mildly spiced curries. Drink: 2020 - 2021 15857 13% D 750 mL $20.95 Score: 90/100. September 2020. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Old Coach Road Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Nelson, South Island, New Zealand: Fragrant with tropical fruit, wild herb, gooseberry and lime leaf aromas on the nose, dry with tropical fruit, feijoa, melon and lemon zest flavours vibrant on the palate. Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: cold chicken sandwiches, steamed mussels, seafood bites. Drink: 2020 - 2021 483495 12.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 89/100. September 2020. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Duca Catemario Collezione Privata Pinot Grigio 2018, Collio, Friuli D.O.C., Italy: A zesty bone-dry Pinot Grigio crisp with lime-lemon zest, fine herb and clean mineral flavours on the palate. Perfect for grilled shellfish and creamy seafood dishes. Pinot Grigio food pairings: pasta with cream sauce, grilled chicken breast, summer salads, pork burgers. Drink: 2020 - 2021 120782 12.5% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 87/100. September 2020. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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