Apricot tart and brioche flavors mix with toasted almond, floral, preserved lemon and candied ginger notes in this harmonious Champagne, topped off with a creamy mousse. Features a lasting, smoke-tinged finish. Drink now through 2019. 10,000 cases made. —Alison Napjus
Very high-pitched, with bright chalk, chamomile, salt and lemon seed notes. The vigorous finish has serious cut. Drink now. 10,000 cases made. —James Molesworth
Espresso and licorice notes give this firm red a slightly austere character, but the solid structure and polished texture are promising. A core of plum and black olive rounds this out. Drink now through 2025. 15,900 cases made. —Thomas Matthews
The stone-edged lemon peel, white peach and straw notes are lively, with a mouthwatering edge through the finish. Drink now. 8,500 cases made. —James Molesworth
An appealing red, offering a well-focused mix of chunky red and dark berry fruit. Touches of spice, cedar and black licorice linger on the finish. Drink now. 2,200 cases made. —James Laube
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