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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2017

VINTAGES

27

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2017

HOLIDAY PARTYWINES & CHAMPAGNE

PRODUCT & TASTING NOTES

ARGENTINA

– REDWINE

TRIVENTO GOLDEN RESERVE

MALBEC 2014

Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza

TASTING NOTE: 100%Malbec. Opaque purple

with rich, piercing and invigorating aromas of

spice, blueberries and blackberries overlaid

with toasty oak and wild herbs There’s no lack

of power and it certainly fills the mouth with

flavour. The intensity positively leaps from the

glass. A red made for grilled meat. Will flourish

with 3-5 years in bottle. Platinum – Best in

Show: Best Red Single-Varietal. Score:

95

(Decanter Asia Wine Awards, 2016)

Full-bodied & Smooth

750 mL (D)

$19.95

2

588731

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CHILE

– REDWINE

CASAS DEL BOSQUE RESERVA

CARMENÈRE 2015

Rapel Valley

TASTING NOTE: A juicy and fruity wine yet

reserved and firm. Tar and licorice. Medium

body, firm tannins. Clean finish. Subtle

carmenere. Drink now. Score:

90

(James

Suckling,

jamessuckling.com

, May 29, 2017)

Medium-bodied & Fruity

750 mL (XD) $15.95

2

205872

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AUSTRALIA

– REDWINE

THE BLACK CHOOK

SHIRAZ/VIOGNIER 2016

McLaren Vale/Padthaway, South Australia

TASTING NOTE: Since its very first vintage, The

Black Chook Shiraz/Viognier has achieved an

amazing 11 consecutive years of 90 points or

more from the world’s most authoritative wine

reviewers. This not-yet-reviewed 2016 vintage

serves up big aromas and flavours of black-

berry jelly, licorice and peppercorn gravywith

an attractive floral twist courtesy of the Viognier.

Pair with peppercorn-crusted burgers or

roasts. (Vintages panel, Oct. 2017)

Full-bodied & Smooth

750 mL (D)

$18.95

2

066738

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NEWZEALAND

–WHITEWINE

DOG POINT SAUVIGNON BLANC 2016

Marlborough, South Island

TASTING NOTE: Opens with that sexy, flinty,

smoky scent, all crushed rocks and minerals

amongst green melon, lime and lemon rind,

floral things. The palate is tight, racy, scintillating

for acidity and its, again, mineral-charged feel.

Amongst the skeletal, mouthwatering feel, a

drizzle of juiciness to keep you hounding at your

glass. It’s pure, driven, ultra-refreshing, brilliant

drinking. Drink: 2017-2021. Score:

94

(Mike

Bennie,

winefront.com.au

, Jan. 17, 2017)

Aromatic & Flavourful

750 mL (XD) $26.95

2

677450

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FRANCE

–WHITE WINE

BURGUNDY

DOMAINE DE LA MOTTE BEAUROY

CHABLIS 1

ER

CRU 2015

AC

TASTING NOTE: Lean, delicate lime nose.

Sleek and fresh, but rather subdued. The

palate is textured and elegant, with some

lift and bite on the finish. DrinkingWindow:

2017-2022. Score:

90

(Stephen Brook,

decanter.com

, Dec. 31, 2016)

Light & Crisp

750 mL (XD) $42.95

2

524306

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New at Vintages

FRANCE

– REDWINE

BORDEAUX

CHÂTEAU GUILLOU 2015

AC Montagne-Saint-Émilion

(J.B. Saby)

TASTING NOTE: From a family-owned and

-run producer to watch, this blend of 75%

Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc offers oodles

of red berry fruit and mocha character.

Excellent value in under-the-radar Bordeaux.

Pour with cocoa-crusted flank steak and

sage-and-butter-sautéed wild mushrooms.

(Vintages panel, April 2017)

Medium-bodied & Fruity

750 mL (XD) $19.95

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140483

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Products on these pages will be available to order starting at

9:00 a.m. on December 9. Online quantities are limited.