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Hecht & Bannier Saint Chinian 2010, France


Here's one meaty, complex red from an excellent producer. The first impression is of concentrated dark-skinned fruit and raspberry. Then it serves up a heaping helping of licorice, lavender and herbs, with charred-beef jus making an appearance on the juicy, lively finish. Lots of wine for the money, it would reward up to six years in the cellar. $29.99 in B.C., $22.95 in Que.

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Beppi Crosariol writes about wine and spirits in the Globe Life and Style sections.He has been The Globe's wine and spirits columnist for more than 10 years. In the late 1990s, he also wrote a food trends column called The Biting Edge.Beppi used to cover business law for ROB and previously edited the paper's weekly technology section. More


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