Very fruity, showing apricot and a hint of orange in an off-dry style. On the soft side and slightly viscous, yet balanced, with plenty of intensity and length. Drink now. 3,000 cases made. From Germany. —Bruce Sanderson
Like a black cherry macaroon, with loads of coconut and vanilla framing cola and ripe plum tones. Round, cedary tannins linger. Drink now through 2006. 2,000 cases made. From California.
Pretty ripe and rich white with vanilla, apple and butterscotch character. Medium-bodied, with an oily palate and a medium finish. Delicious. Drink now. From Bordeaux, France. —James Suckling
A nicely poised, refreshing young white, with apple, lemon and mineral notes. Medium body, with a fresh finish. Drink now. 21,000 cases made. From Lazio, Italy. —James Suckling
Lean and lithe, with modest currant, spice and herb flavors that linger. Drink now. 3,800 cases made. From Australia. —Harvey Steiman
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