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Trapiche Gran Medalla Malbec 2013, Mendoza, Argentina: A wine for hedonists: layered, complex, juicy and sumptuous. Aromas of fleshy black plums and smoke. Pair with prime rib. Drink: 2016-2021. 467977 14% XD 750 mL  $24.95 Score: 95/100. April 26, 2017 Top Rated Red Wine. Glorious Game Wine Full Review
Terrazas De Los Andes Reserva Malbec 2017, Mendoza, Argentina: A fresh and crisp Malbec with blackberry, mulberry and savoury herb flavours on the palate finishing spicy and with fresh acidity for food. Tannins are fine and silky. Pair with grilled game sausages. Drink: 2019-2024. 29280 14% XD 750 mL  $19.95 Score: 92/100. January 8, 2020 Best Value Red Wine. Best Beef Wine Full Review
Viña Cobos Felino Malbec 2017, Mendoza, Argentina: A medium-plus-bodied Malbec with grapes sourced from the Uco Valley and Lujan de Cuyo districts in the Mendoza; produced by Paul Hobbs. Ripe dark berry, blueberry, earthy florals and savoury spice flavours on this unfiltered Malbec. Drinking beautiful now, pair with game burgers. Drink: 2019-2020. 118067 14.50% XD 750 mL  $19.95 Score: 93/100. November 7, 2019 Top Rated Red Wine. Heavenly Hamburger Wine Full Review
Luigi Bosca Winery Familia Arizu Malbec 2017, Mendoza, Argentina: A robust, richly-layered Argentine red wine made from the country's classic Malbec grape. Smoky with lots of toasty oak on the nose and palate. Aromas of dark berries and plums. The grapes are grown in the Finca La Linda and Vistalba vineyards in Mendoza. The wine is aged in French oak barrels for 12 months. Pair with grilled meats. Drink: 2018-2023. 452672 13.70% XD 750 mL  $17.95 Score: 90/100. December 16, 2019 Best Value Red Wine. Best Beef Wine Full Review
Clos de los Siete 2015, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina: Drink: 2019-2023. 622571 14.50% XD 750 mL  $23.95. February 20, 2020 Luscious Lamb Wine Full Review
Montes Purple Angel 2016, Colchagua Valley D.O., Chile: Purple Angel is a cult classic with its lush, elegant and smooth red wine blend of 92% Caménère and 8% Petit Verdot grapes. Nearly opaque in the glass with rich aromas of blackberry, plum, and blackcurrant, very subtle green pepper, cocoa and oak spice flavours that flow across the palate. Tannins are silky smooth. Enjoy now and for the next five years. So good! Drink: 2019-2024. 62364 14.50% XD 750 mL  $62.95 Score: 99/100. November 6, 2019 Top Rated Red Wine. Voluptuous Veal Wine Full Review
Viña Errazuriz Syrah 2017, Aconcagua Costa, Aconcagua Valley, Chile: Love this opulent and elegant medium-plus-bodied Chilean Syrah with great backbone and ripe dark plum, blackberry, coffee and spicy flavours weighty and luxurious on the palate. Drink: 2019-2023. 387910 13.50% XD 750 mL  $21.95 Score: 93/100. November 7, 2019 Top Rated Red Wine. Plush Pork Wine Full Review
Errazuriz Pinot Noir 2016, Aconcagua Costa, Chile: A gorgeous, generously flavoured and textured Chilean red wine made from the classic Pinot Noir grape. Errazuriz produces wines of stunning complexity and value. This is no exception. Aromas of black cherry and spice. Pair with veal or lamb. Drink: 2017-2020. 541151 13.50% XD 750 mL  $24.95 Score: 95/100. January 20, 2018 Top Rated Red Wine. Heavenly Hamburger Wine Full Review
Casas del Bosque Reserva Carmenère 2017, Rapel Valley D.O., Chile: Casas del Bosque 2017 Reserva Carmenère is a succulent mouthful of blueberry, ripe dark cherries, sweet plum flavours, smoky vanilla and toasty oak spice flavours on the palate. Excellent value under $20. The wine was aged in oak barrel for 10 months. Fresh acidity on this wine to pair with smoky, braised meats. Drink: 2019-2024. 205872 14.50% XD 750 mL  $15.95 Score: 90/100. January 8, 2020 Best Value Red Wine. Plush Pork Wine Full Review
M. Chapoutier Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem 2016, Côtes Du Roussillon-Villages Latour-De-France, Roussillon A.C., France: Produced by M. Chapoutier Occultum Lapidem is 50% Syrah, 40% Grenache, 5% each of Carignan and Mourvèdre full-bodied red blend. Wow! Excellent with ripe blueberry, cassis, earthy florals, savoury herbs and a white pepper finish. Tannins are grippy. Decant one hour if pouring now or hold in cellar for three years. Pair with a grilled Porterhouse steak. Drink: 2019-2026. 643239 14% XD 750 mL  $26.95 Score: 95/100. November 16, 2019 Top Rated Red Wine. Best Beef Wine Full Review
Domaine De Bila-Haut L'esquerda 2016, Côtes Du Roussillon Villages Lesquerde, Midi A.C ., France: An outstanding red wine blend from southern France in the heart of the Rhone Valley! Full-bodied, balanced and smooth. Aromas of dark fruit and smoke. Pair with grilled meats. Drink: 2018-2025. 381020 13% D 750 mL  $25.95 Score: 96/100. May 12, 2018 Top Rated Red Wine. Best Beef Wine Full Review
Domaine De Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem M. Chapoutier 2012, Côtes De Roussillon-Villages, Midi A.C., France: Complex, mysterious and spectacular! Full-bodied, juicy, layered and smooth. Endless finish. I love the Braille label, plus the name includes a nice dose of Latin: perfect teacher's pet gift for end of the year (or perhaps now to lock in those 90s). Aromas of baked black fruit yet dry. So very delicious. Wish I knew the Latin phrase for that ... ultimum delici vinum! Taut, robust and ready to rock when you are! This full-on, take-me-on red wine has it all. Black fruit, smoke, mocha and dark spice on the finish, which is loooooooong. Drink: 2014-2020. 643239 14% XD 750 mL  $25.45 Score: 95/100. December 6, 2014 Top Rated Red Wine. Gorgeous Gift Wine Full Review
Chateau Timberlay 2015, Bordeaux AOC, France: The 2015 vintage in Bordeaux was outstanding, and it show in this full-bodied, elegant Bordeaux! This robust French red wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes. Toasty oak and fleshy black fruit. Decant 1 hour. Pair with a rare steak. This is a steal at this price. Drink: 2018-2022. 30072 12.50% XD 750 mL  $16.95 Score: 90/100. September 13, 2019 Best Value Red Wine. Full Review
Halos de Jupiter Côtes du Rhône 2017, Côtes Du Rhône, Rhône A.C., France: Produced by Philippe Cambie & Michel Gassier, a lush and juicy red wind blend of mostly Grenache and 20% Syrah. Bright dark cherry and spicy aromas on the nose with rich black cherry, anise and savoury herbs finishing long and satisfying on the palate. Drink: 2019-2023. 276956 15% XD 750 mL  $17.95 Score: 92/100. January 8, 2020 Top Rated Red Wine. Best Beef Wine Full Review
Château Teyssier 2016, Montagne-Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux A.C., France: A fragrant, full-bodied Merlot and Cabernet Franc red wine blend with crushed violets, warm plum and dried tobacco leaf aromas on the nose. Juicy, plushy with dark plum, baking spice, savoury herb flavours and smoky oak spice flavours, smooth on the palate. Vibrant acidity for food. Pair with a roast of pork. Drink: 2019-2026. 226035 13.50% XD 750 mL  $24.95 Score: 92/100. November 16, 2019 Top Rated Red Wine. Best Beef Wine Full Review
Remo Farina Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2016, Veneto D.O.C.G., Italy: A robust and full-bodied Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico made from Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Molinara, Oseleta and Turchetta red wine grapes. Rich and weighty and elegant on the palate with dried fig, raisin, ripe strawberry, cake spice and savoury herb flavours on the palate. Pair with rich meat pasta and tomato sauce dishes. Drink: 2019-2023. 995910 14.50% D 750 mL  $42.95 Score: 93/100. November 7, 2019 Top Rated Red Wine. Glorious Game Wine Full Review
Whitecliff Vineyard & Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Marlborough, New Zealand: A terrific, zesty, vibrant New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc at an amazingly great price! Aromas of lime, chives and lemon. So refreshing. Pair with shellfish. Drink: 2019-2021. 610972 12.50% XD 750 mL  $14.95 Score: 90/100. December 16, 2019 Best Value White Wine. Full Review
Torres Gran Coronas Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Penedès, Spain: Gorgeous complexity and concentration of flavour on this blockbuster Spanish red wine made from the classic Cabernet Sauvignon grape! The grapes for this lusciously ripe Cabernet grow on vines planted on the belvedere of the Mas la Palana estate. Aromas of blackberry jam, dark spice and some pepper. Pair with a rare steak. Drink: 2017-2024. 36483 14% D 750 mL  $19.95 Score: 92/100. December 16, 2019 Best Value Red Wine. Voluptuous Veal Wine Full Review
Marqués de Cáceres Gran Reserva 2011, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: A savoury, smoky red wine is a blend of Tempranillo, Garnacha and Graciano grapes with dark plum, pepper and anise spicy flavours on the palate. The wine was aged for more than 2 years in French oak barrels and then one year in bottle prior to its release. Drink: 2019-2024. 976670 14% XD 750 mL  $29.95 Score: 91/100. November 26, 2019 Top Rated Red Wine. Best Beef Wine Full Review
Stave & Steel Bourbon Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, California, United States: A robust, smooth, tasty Californian red wine made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes grown in the Livermore Valley, a cool climate district. The wine is aged in bourbon barrels for four months rather than the oak usually used to age wine from France, Hungary or the US (but not bourbon oak). The bourbon oak staves (panels or strips of wood) impart a maple spice flavour to the wine, much like bourbon itself, with a brown sugar, vanilla toast finish. Aromas of ripe black fruit through the mid-palate. Pair with grilled meats. Drink: 2018-2023. 541946 13.50% D 750 mL  $18.95 Score: 91/100. December 16, 2019 Best Value Red Wine. Full Review
St. Francis Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Sonoma County, California, United States: A great full-bodied, smooth Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California, lush with ripe blackberry fruit, cassis, cocoa and smoky vanilla flavours on the palate. Intense and nicely done. Pair with a roast leg of lamb. Drink: 2019-2023. 671164 13.80% D 750 mL  $34.95 Score: 92/100. November 7, 2019 Top Rated Red Wine. Best Beef Wine Full Review

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