This tastes like an orange creamsicle, with a nice combination of richness and acidity. It remains well-balanced, if on the soft side, with a lingering finish. Drink now through 2010. From Germany. —Bruce Sanderson
A mix of herb and tropical fruit notes with a hint of mineral gets support from a moderately firm structure in this easygoing white. It remains delicate and focused, if atypical in style. Drink now through 2010. 1,000 cases made. From Germany. —Bruce Sanderson
Beautiful aromas of crushed plums with hints of spices. Full-bodied, yet balanced and refined with silky tannins and a long finish. This is always excellent value for the quality. Best after 2006. 4,600 cases made. From Lombrady, Italy. —James Suckling
Lots of fleshy plum and black cherry fruit, with pretty notes of vanilla, tobacco and lavendar in the background. A good introduction to the grape. Drink now. From Chile. —James Molesworth
Loads of ripe and up-front fruit on this, with just hints of cedar and dried mushrooms. Full-bodied, with a dense and ripe palate. Pleasing finish. Best ever from this big cooperative. Good value too. Best after 2005. 10,000 cases made. From Piedmont, Ita —James Suckling
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