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This round red offers black cherry and toasty flavors, with moderate tannins and balanced acidity. It's modest but complete. Drink now through 2008. From Spain. —Thomas Matthews
Rich, spicy and minerally aromas, with ripe, grapey fruit. Medium- to full-bodied, with fine, fruit-coated tannins and spicy fruit and a hint of tangy oak on the finish. Delicious young super Tuscan. Available spring 2005. Drink now. 3,500 cases made. Fr
Nice flowers and berries on the nose. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a meaty berry aftertaste. A good Cab and Merlot blend. Primarily from grapes at the Mazzei family's Maremma property. Best after 2005. 16,665 cases made. From Italy. —James Suckling
Solid black cherry and currant fruit here, with a nice minerally spine that takes over on the mouthwatering finish. Begs for food. Drink now through 2005. From France. —James Molesworth
Bright, high-toned red fruits here--raspberry and red cherry--with vanilla, spice and mineral shadings. Sweet, plush finish lets the fruit take an encore. Nicely done. Drink now through 2005. 3,000 cases made. From Argentina. —James Molesworth
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