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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2017

VINTAGES

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UNCORK SOMETHING GREAT • SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2017

JEAN-PIERRE

MOUEIX 2015

AC Bordeaux

TASTING NOTE: No rough edges, all smooth sailing.

A plummy (skins, juice and flesh) red of brambly, dark

berry fruit perfume and subtle clove-like oak character.

The palate is sweet fruit cupped in silty, cedary tannin,

finishing succulent and faintly twiggy. It’s a beautiful

drink in its simplicity and clarity. A no brainer for long

lunches and sipping fireside. Drink: 2017-2028.

Score:

90

(Mike Bennie,

winefront.com.au

, June 2017)

Full-bodied & Smooth

516765

(XD) 750 mL

$17.00

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As seen in

Food & Drink

magazine

SÉGLA 2010

Second wine of Château Rauzan-Ségla,

AC Margaux

TASTING NOTE: Here’s a classy, elegant, very

refined Margaux, unsurprisingly, considering it’s the

second wine of Rauzan-Segla in a great vintage.

Priced as such I’d say this is superb value; I love the

elegant, refined texture, the depth, the length, the

breadth of flavour. Really classy, drinking now, but

will surely hold into the late ’20s. Score:

93

(John

Szabo, MS,

winealign.com

, Oct. 6, 2016)

Medium-bodied & Fruity

359810

(XD) 750 mL

$69.95

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BEAUJOLAIS

CUVÉE MÉLINAND

CHIROUBLES 2015

AC

(Louis Tête)

TASTING NOTE: One of the 10 Beaujolais crus, and

one of the rarer finds, Chiroubles has some of the

region’s highest-altitude vineyards and is known for

elegant wines with a pretty floral quality reminiscent

of violets. This one also delivers red fruit, savoury

herbs and light spice notes on a silky frame. Sip with

herbed chicken and root veggies. (Vintages panel,

April 2017)

Medium-bodied & Fruity

526699

(XD) 750 mL

$17.95

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RHÔNE

MICHEL GASSIER A CAPPELLA

BLANC 2016

France

TASTING NOTE: In music, “a cappella” means without

instrumental accompaniment. Here, asserts Michel

Gassier, the voices of Viognier and Colombard unite

to create a perfect harmonic blend. The wine offers

juicy peach, tangy grapefruit and hints of tropical fruit

and spice. Chill and sip, or pour with seafood and

garden veggies. (Vintages panel, Feb. 2017)

Aromatic & Flavourful

512541

(XD) 750 mL

$18.95

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FRANCE

– REDWINE

BORDEAUX

CHÂTEAU CLOS DE SARPE 1996

AC Saint-Émilion Grand Cru

TASTING NOTE: The 1996 vintage on the Right

Bank created tannic wines that benefitted from cellar

time. This one, at nearly 20 years on, is drinking

beautifully. Layers of spicy clove, chocolate, dried

fruit, dried flowers, smoked meat and autumn leaves

give you so much to savour and contemplate. Pair

with aged cheeses or autumn stews. (Vintages panel,

Oct. 2016)

Full-bodied & Smooth

497081

(XD) 750 mL

$55.95

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CHÂTEAU MARQUIS DE

MONS 2010

Second wine of Château La Tour

de Mons, AC Margaux

TASTING NOTE: Fleshy cherry and blackberry

nose has some purity of fruit and elegant oak. Fairly

rich, suave, juicy, quite concentrated but not at all

extracted. Has ample bright fruit, sufficient tannins

and acidity to give both structure, and persistence.

Well balanced and quite long. Score:

90

(Stephen

Brook,

decanter.com

, March 17, 2014)

Medium-bodied & Fruity

524553

(XD) 750 mL

$37.95

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