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I included LCBO numbers for my fellow Ontario readers/posters.

2000 Chateau de Gourgazaud Minervois La Liviniere Reserve

Midi, France

$17CAD, LCBO #986083

AC Minervois

Dark ruby colour to a pink/dusty rim. Aromas of cherry, raspberry, sweet oak, red plums, and a bit of vanilla. Medium bodied with red currants and plums on the palate. Short finish, ~20s. Fleshed out with air, showing more weight and a longer finish. 87 points (06/25/2004).

Not bad QPR @ $17CAD per.

2000 Bodegas Valdelosfrailes Cigales Vendimia Seleccionada


$20CAD, LCBO #909457

Medium garnet colour. Aromas of plums, mocha, blackberries, currant, and vanilla. Medium-bodied with plums, pepper, red berries, and a bit of alcohol. Short-moderate finish, ~25s with plum notes. 87 points (06/24/2004).

2002 Barone Ricasoli Chianti Classico Brolio

Tuscany, Italy

$23CAD, LCBO #3962

Dark garnet/purple colour, almost opaque, to a violet rim. Aromas of barnyard, black cherry, black licorice, mixed dried herbs, and a hint of vanilla. Medium-full bodied with bramble, black cherry, and black plums. Short-moderate finish, ~20-25s. 86 points (06/26/2004).

1999 Cosimo Taurino Salice Salentino Riserva

Puglia, Italy

$16CAD, LCBO #411892

Dark ruby colour. Aromas of tar, black olives, violets, and plums. Medium-full bodied; fresh tasting showing nicely integrated tannins. Tar, violets, spice, pepper, black cherries, mint, and red berries on the palate. Solid ~30-35s finish with mint and spice notes. Very nice. Drink now. 88 points (06/27/2004)

Quite good QPR.

2000 Terra d'Aligi Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Tatone

Abruzzo, Italy

$15CAD, LCBO #994616

Dark garnet/black colour, almost opaque. Aromas of black cherry, dark chocolate, earth, vanilla, and briar. Medium-full bodied with blackberries, black cherry, black figs, and cedar. Short-moderate finish, ~20-25s with black fruits. Drink now. 87 points (06/28/2004).

Also nice QPR.

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