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Decanter World Wine Awards 2006 – Commended Wines

05 September 2006
Decanter World Wine Awards 2006 – Commended Wines
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Tesco Finest Chardonnay 2004 *Hawkes Bay, New Zealand*
Some lemon curd aromas. Fresh and clean, some lively aromas of lemon and biscuit; medium weight and nice balance. UK price:*7.48Á‚Â* Tesco supermarkets (01992 632 222)
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Tesco Finest Viognier 2003 *California, United States*
(White Á¢Â€Â" Viognier Á¢Â€Â" Still)
Floral, exotic perfume. Lemony, buttery. Marked acid, off-dry, quite substantial. Alcohol shows. UK price:*4.98Á‚Â* Tesco supermarkets (01992 632 222)
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Á¢Â€Â˜Accademia del Sole Familia Licari, Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2003 *Sicily, Italy*
(Red Á¢Â€Â" Cabernet Sauvignon Á¢Â€Â" Still)
Subtle oak, vanilla Á¢Â€Â˜greenÁ¢Â€Â™ fruit and blackcurrant. Very Á¢Â€Â˜ashyÁ¢Â€Â™ tannins. Boxesque, quite stylish and pleasing. UK price:*5.98Á‚Â* Matthew Clark, London (020 8459 8011)
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Á¢Â€Â˜ChamarrÁƒÂ© RÁƒÂ©serve SpÁƒÂ©ciale Signature Blend RR7 NV
(White Á¢Â€Â" Chardonnay Á¢Â€Â" Still)
Delicate floral/apple. Floral, lavender opening to ripe green apple. Light, crisp, good length and balance. UK price:*5.98Á‚ [](retailers.php?stck=)*
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Á¢Â€Â˜ChÁƒÂ¢teau Bel Air 2005 *Bordeaux, France*
(Rose Á¢Â€Â" Cabernet Franc Á¢Â€Â" Still)
Pale Salmony. Nose ripe clean flavoured starchey and creamy, floral hints. Clean round very well balanced between sweet fruit and acidits. UK price:*9.00Á‚Â* DavyÁ¢Â€Â™s of London branches (020 7407 9670) US price:*12.00Á‚ [](/worldwineawards/us_stockists.php)*
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Á¢Â€Â˜ChÁƒÂ¢teau BÁƒÂ©lingard ORTUS 2003 *South West, France*
(Red Á¢Â€Â" Merlot Á¢Â€Â" Still)
Oxo, herbs and berries. Plum and custard fruit. Smooth tannins. Elegant. Not available in the UK
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Á¢Â€Â˜ChÁƒÂ¢teau de Lorgeril Vieilles Vignes 2003 *Languedoc-Roussillon, France*
(Red Á¢Â€Â" Syrah Á¢Â€Â" Still)
Complex cedar spice aromas, plump ripe fruits, mature. Chewy peppery leather fruit, complex and evolved, broad earthy mineral flavours, black pepper spice. Drink from 2006-2009. Not available in the UK
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Á¢Â€Â˜ChÁƒÂ¢teau de TargÁƒÂ© CuvÁƒÂ©e Ferry 2003 *Loire Valley, France*
(Red Á¢Â€Â" Cabernet Franc Á¢Â€Â" Still)
Nice savoury, Á¢Â€Â˜developedÁ¢Â€Â™ fruit. Some warmth. Good Á¢Â€Â˜biteÁ¢Â€Â™ of fruit. A bit heavy on the oak. Should develop. Not available in the UK
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Á¢Â€Â˜ChÁƒÂ¢teau du Retout Cru Bourgeois 2003 *Bordeaux, France*
(Red Á¢Â€Â" Cabernet Sauvignon Á¢Â€Â" Still)
Black, red.Oak grilled black fruitssuitable, appealing, leafy fruit behind, some attanmated/cooked. Cooked black fruits by tanning Not available in the UK
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Á¢Â€Â˜ChÁƒÂ¢teau Dulca Permanence 2004 *Bordeaux, France*
(Red Á¢Â€Â" Merlot Á¢Â€Â" Still)
Modern, vanilla, forward, smelly new world. Sweet forward fruit. Too much sweet vanilla oak. Lacks mid palate weight. A confused wine but drinkable. UK price:*9.98Á‚Â* Freixenet (DWS), Berks (01344 758500)
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Á¢Â€Â˜ChÁƒÂ¢teau le Pey Cru Bourgeois 2003 *Bordeaux, France*
(Red Á¢Â€Â" Cabernet Sauvignon Á¢Â€Â" Still)
Stewed red fruit aroma. Full and juicy with cinlized tanning and a warming whiff of alchohol on the finish. UK price:*8.94Á‚ [HBA](retailers.php?stck=HBA)*
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Á¢Â€Â˜ChÁƒÂ¢teau Reynier Á¢Â€ÂœCuvÁƒÂ©e HeritageÁ¢Â€Â 2003 *Bordeaux, France*
(Red Á¢Â€Â" Merlot Á¢Â€Â" Still)
Dark garnet hue. High tone and oak nose. Very high toast, chocolate flavours, but then is fruit reasonable balance . UK price:*9.50Á‚ [FIE, BBR, BED](retailers.php?stck=FIE%2C++BBR%2C++BED)* US price:*16.00Á‚ [USJFI](/worldwineawards/us_stockists.php)*
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Á¢Â€Â˜Conde de Vimioso RosÁƒÂ© 2005 *Ribatejo, Portugal*
(Rose Á¢Â€Â" Shiraz Á¢Â€Â" Still)
Clean, quite intense. Mostly red berries, strawberries, and raspberries. Dry, full palate. Not available in the UK
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Á¢Â€Â˜Conversation Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 *Bordeaux, France*
(Red Á¢Â€Â" Merlot Á¢Â€Â" Still)
Sweet fruit, clean. Soft juicy palate expressing fruit Á¢Â€Â" black Á¢Â€Â" and capiscum; well-balanced, with grip Á¢Â€Â" juicy and fresh. UK price:*4.98Á‚ [MCW](retailers.php?stck=MCW)*
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Á¢Â€Â˜Danie de Wet Limestone Hill 2005 *Robertson Valley, South Africa*
(White Á¢Â€Â" Chardonnay Á¢Â€Â" Still)
Brioche on the nose, toasty. Good solid mid-palate mouthfeel. Good weight. UK price:*6.98Á‚ [Rai, SAI, MAJ, ASD](retailers.php?stck=Rai%2C++SAI%2C++MAJ%2C++ASD)*
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Á¢Â€Â˜Dichtertraum Riesling, Deutscher Sekt 2003 *Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Germany*
(White Á¢Â€Â" Riesling Á¢Â€Â" Sparkling)
The appearance is clean, has fine small bubbles and a slight green rim. The nose is fresh, floral, apple and is also clean. Lively, apple, sugary and high/dry finish. Not available in the UK US price:*19.00Á‚ [Steve Melchiskey, 207 7722074](/worldwineawards/us_stockists.php)*
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Á¢Â€Â˜Duncan MacGillivray Devils Elbow Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 *South Australia, Australia*
(Red Á¢Â€Â" Cabernet Sauvignon Á¢Â€Â" Still)
Very oaky, touch of tobacco. Fair depth, oak dominates, but a bit light. UK price:*12.55Á‚ [ARE](retailers.php?stck=ARE)* US price:*20.00Á‚ [USCV](/worldwineawards/us_stockists.php)*
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Á¢Â€Â˜Fasol Menin Extra-Dry 2005 *Veneto, Italy*
(White Á¢Â€Â" Prosecco Á¢Â€Â" Sparkling)
Delicate, floral character. Just a little too bitter at the finish. UK price:*9.98Á‚ [Stuart Colmer 00441661842591](retailers.php?stck=Stuart+Colmer+00441661842591)*
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Á¢Â€Â˜Firebird Legend Pinot Noir 2005 *Vulcaneshti, Moldova*
(Red Á¢Â€Â" Pinot Noir Á¢Â€Â" Still)
Mid red, a bright appearance with clean, plums & mulberries on the nose with a touch of woodsmoke. Youthful, closed & a touch of reductive clean fruit & balanced tannins. UK price:*4.98Á‚ [HBJ](retailers.php?stck=HBJ)*
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Á¢Â€Â˜Fonseca Guimaraens 1987 *Port, Portugal*
(Red Á¢Â€Â" Touriga Nacional Á¢Â€Â" Fortified)
Full, rich, well balanced. Good firm tannins UK price:*20.00Á‚ [F+M, HAR](retailers.php?stck=F%2BM%2C++HAR)*
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Á¢Â€Â˜Herdade do Pinheiro Reserva 2002 *Alentejano, Portugal*
(Red Á¢Â€Â" Touriga Nacional Á¢Â€Â" Still)
Black fruits and hints of spice and dark chocolate. Good fruit and acidity with some good depth of flavour. UK price:*11.52Á‚ [Casa Leal](retailers.php?stck=Casa+Leal)*
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Á¢Â€Â˜Honeywood Shiraz 2003 *San Joaquin County, United States*
(Red Á¢Â€Â" Shiraz Á¢Â€Â" Still)
Shy nose. Medium bodied, red berry fruit. Nicely balanced. Well made. UK price:*5.98Á‚Â* Tesco supermarkets (01992 632 222)
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Á¢Â€Â˜Katnook Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2005 *South Australia, Australia*
(White Á¢Â€Â" Sauvignon Blanc Á¢Â€Â" Still)
Quite full and deep, with acid and green apple weight. Not brilliant but lemony and reasonably long. UK price:*11.98Á‚ [ODD, BIB, WAI](retailers.php?stck=ODD%2C++BIB%2C++WAI)* US price:*21.00Á‚ [USFRX](/worldwineawards/us_stockists.php)*
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Á¢Â€Â˜Kemendy Sauvignon Blanc Zenit 2005 *Etyek-Buda, Hungary*
(White Á¢Â€Â" Sauvignon Blanc Á¢Â€Â" Still)
A pale greenish straw colour with a youthful, greenish aromas with a touch of melon. Dry, fresh and crisp, crunchy green acids. A youthful & simple but clean. UK price:*5.98Á‚ [MYL*
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