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Primitivo Salento IGT 2009 San Giorgio
A good all-rounder medium to full-bodied wine. Supple and fruity, with a lively spiciness. 13.5pc alc €10 Available from Listons, Camden Street; Red Island, Skerries; Lord Mayor’s. Swords; Field & Vine, Rathmines; DSix, Harolds Cross; Nectar Wine, Sandyford; McHugh’s, Kilbarrack and Artane; Wine Boutique, Ringsend; Harvest, Galway; O’Donovan’s, Cork; Next Door off licences; Cheese Pantry, Drumcondra; Garveys, Waterford; drinkstore.ie.
Punta Aquila Primitivo 2007 — a fullbodied, rich and concentrated wine, full of dark and smoky fruits, gently supported by oak. Well structured, with warming spices. 14pc alc. €11.99 Available from O’Briens.
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Shoofly Chardonnay 2008 — crisp and full of tropical fruitiness. Subtle French oak treatment rounds it off nicely. 14pc alc. €13.99. Available from independent off-licences including Kelly’s, Clontarf; Deveney’s, Dundrum; Shannon Knights, Limerick, Redmond’s, Ranelagh, Next Door Enfield, Jus De Vine, Portmarnock; Cellars, Naas Road, and drinkstore.ie