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Red blend
$19.45 in Quebec

A blend of equal parts cabernet sauvignon and merlot, with 10-per-cent malbec, from the Côtes de Bourg appellation in Bordeaux. Medium-full-bodied and bone-dry, with a pleasantly grainy texture carrying flavours of cassis and dark chocolate along with intriguing minty-herbal overtones, black pepper and bright minerality. Excellent, classic regional structure and profile for the money. Available in Quebec.

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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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