South Africa's Sauvignon Blancs enjoyed a fine harvest in '01, and Mulderbosch is consistently one of the region's top producers of this varietal. A vibrant mix of lime, cut grass, sweet pea and chalk, with good, medium-weight texture and a long, juicy fi —James Molesworth
Felsina is consistently one of Tuscany's top Chianti producers. Lots of dried cherry and crushed black fruit, with polished leather and mineral notes. Medium-bodied, with good acidity on the palate, well-integrated tannins and a medium, well-balanced and —James Suckling
This Carneros-based winery has made a name for itself with its range of Rhône varietals, and this Syrah is a fine example of why. Fragrant and intense, with rich black cherry, game meat, mineral, spice, leather and earth flavors. Generous toasty oak and —James Laube
Here's another superb Languedoc from the Pic St.-Loup area. A high percentage of Mourvèdre makes it into this high end cuvée from La Roque. Intense and focused, this red is loaded with red plum, cherry and leather flavors that are both elegant and conce —Kim Marcus
The ripe and opulent 1998 vintage got a lot of play in the southern Rhône, and rightfully so. Now here come the '99's, and they also look to be superb, though in a more structured and racy way. This '99 from Janasse is like a garden in bloom, as the flor —Per-Henrik Mansson
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