Ripe, intense and concentrated, with loamy earth, ripe currant and wild berry. Shows hints of cedar, anise and sage and chewy tannins. Finishes with a bit of heat, but that's a minor point given all the flavor. Much to admire, including the price. Caberne —James Laube
Bright and bracing, with honeycomb, white peach, chamomile and mineral notes that race through the finish. Bony, but with lots of fruit. What Chenin does best. Drink now through 2006. 112 cases imported. —James Molesworth
Aims for delicacy and harmony instead of power, achieving a seductive balance of creamy pear and apple flavors with a deft touch of oak as the finish lingers. Drink now through 2007. 3,000 cases imported. —Harvey Steiman
Bright, juicy and beautifully textured. Appealing for its focused spicy pear, pineapple and caramel flavors, lingering delicately against lacy acidity on the finish. Drink now through 2009. 2,500 cases made. —Harvey Steiman
Nice, with a mix of red and black currant fruit, tobacco, chocolate, toasted herb and sanguine notes that stay racy through the finish. Drink now. 750 cases imported. —James Molesworth
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