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Tempus Two Cabernet Merlot 2011, Australia

Rating
87.00
Year
2011
Region
Barossa Valley and Coonawarra
Varietal
Red blend
Price
$16.90

It starts sweet, with crowd-pleasing berry intensity, then develops a tangy edge, leaving me with the impression of those powdered-candy Pixy Stix of my youth. A dusting of herbs and spice nudges it into adulthood.

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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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