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Chateau La Chandelliere Cru Bourgeois Médoc 2015

Chateau La Chandelliere Cru Bourgeois Médoc 2015

This is a lovely and classical expression of Médoc.  Lightly coloured (for cabernet), it has aromatics that are restrained and savoury, a...
Sterling Vintner's Collection California Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Sterling Vintner's Collection California Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

This is a well priced and typical expression of Californian cabernet sauvignon from Sterling Vineyards.  It has a fruity aroma of ripe re...
Garzón Tannat Reserva Uruguay 2015

Garzón Tannat Reserva Uruguay 2015

Tannat is a variety little seen on Australian retail shelves, let alone in its Uruguayan incarnation.  However, this is a good wine, the ...
Duck Pond Pinot Noir Oregon 2016

Duck Pond Pinot Noir Oregon 2016

This is a good value Oregon pinot noir from Duck Pond.  The aroma speaks only of pinot noir, and is Burgundian in character, with its not...
OKV Okanagan Vineyards Cabernet Merlot 2016

OKV Okanagan Vineyards Cabernet Merlot 2016

This is a sound wine at less than $10 from the Okanagan Valley.  A blend of merlot, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc, it has a simpl...
Villa Antinori Rosso Toscana 2015

Villa Antinori Rosso Toscana 2015

Villa Antinori's Toscano Rosso continues to be a great value wine.  The 2015 vintage is quite the blend, featuring sangiovese, cabern...

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