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Vintages Wine Picks February 16, 2013

White Wine

Spice Route Chenin Blanc 2011, W.O., Western Cape, South Africa: A lovely, aromatic white with peach and pear blossom. Medium-bodied and mouth-filling with some balancing acidity that's great for chicken and pork. Pair with: lightly grilled chicken. Drink: 2012-2015. 174623 14% XD 750 mL  $16.95 Score: 88/100. February 16, 2013 Charming Grilled Chicken Wine Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

Red Wine

Château Teyssier 2009, A.C., Montagne Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, France: This is a savoury and rich blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc grapes. Deep and complex with concentrated dark red berry and cassis flavour, smoke, dried herbs and violets. A staggeringly great price for Bordeaux of this quality. Decant 2 hours. Cellar keeper. Drink: 2013-2019. 226035 13.50% XD 750 mL  $23.95 Score: 93/100. February 16, 2013 Top Rated Red Wine. Best Beef Wine Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

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