Big, rich and juicy with loads of blackberry, black licorice, dark chocolate and mineral character. Full-bodied, chewy and very long. Big, serious wine. Fantastic effort from this producer. Best after 2005. 375 cases made. From Piedmont, Italy. —James Suckling
Very fresh and clean with an appley, minerally aroma. Medium- to full-bodied, with good acidity and a clean, long finish. Incredibly fresh and long. Excellent. Best ever from here. Drink now. 12,500 cases made. From northeast Italy. —James Suckling
Exotic and spicy, this exhibits rose and clove aromas before giving way to its peach flavor. Round and supple, this is balanced on the soft side and delicious now. Drink now through 2012. From Germany. —Bruce Sanderson
A broad, rich spätlese, with spice and mineral notes underlying peach and citrus. Nicely balanced and tasty, with good concentration and length. Drink now through 2015. From Germany. —Bruce Sanderson
Powerful, with lots of smoke, cedar, loam, black currant and blackberry fruit flavors. Thick, burly tannins will need to resolve a bit, but this is a fine display of Maipo Cabernet. Drink now through 2007. 30,000 cases made. From Chile. —James Molesworth
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