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Here's a deal in white Bordeaux. This version is made in a fruit-forward style, with plenty of apple, vanilla and pineapple aromas following through to a medium-bodied palate with a round mouthfeel and a fruity finish. Drink now.30,000 cases made. —James Suckling
Here's a value from Chile, made from a 50/50 blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. A clean, jammy red in a fruit-driven style, with Zinfandel-like raspberry and blueberry flavors and the tangy acidity to hold it all together, this is a very tasty choice —James Molesworth
A bright and crisp sparkler, with refreshing pear and toast flavors on a light frame, finishing with a distinctive peppery note. You might not associate Australia with bubbly, but this is a very good one, at a try-me price. Drink now.59,498 cases made. —Harvey Steiman
Among the many values from Australia is this impressive Cabernet. It's ripe in character and distinctive for the mint and floral notes running through its jazzy raspberry and currant flavors. All linger effortlessly on the lithe finish. Best from 2002 thr —Harvey Steiman
Here's a not-to-be-missed deal in Chardonnay. This Australian version is crisp and lemony in character, with pretty tropical overtones to the citrusy flavors at the core. Drink now. 40,000 cases made. —Harvey Steiman
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