This pulls no punches, with lots of grilled hazelnut, matchstick and piecrust aromas, followed by ripe pear, fig and melon flavors. Long, smoky finish delivers another wave of fruit. Drink now through 2005. 15,000 cases made. Smart Buys. From South Africa —James Molesworth
A clean and tasty red with lightly spiced blackberry aromas and flavors. Medium- to full-bodied, with fresh fruit, well-integrated tannins and a long, balanced, fruity finish. Delicious. Well done. Drink now. 25,000 cases made. Best Values. From Italy. —James Suckling
Bright and juicy, with herbal fig and citrus flavors that linger nicely. Drink now. 75,000 cases made. Best Values. From Australia. —Harvey Steiman
Clean and tangy, with green apple and fig notes, and fresh acidity on the finish. Drink now. 16,000 cases made. Best Values. From South Africa. —James Molesworth
This small-scale red offers pretty cherry and berry fruit flavors with accents of spice and vanilla. It's firm, but silky, balanced and clean. Drink now through 2006. 55,000 cases made. Best Values. From Spain. —Thomas Matthews
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