Alluring notes of mint, sage and roasted vanilla and coffee beans run through the stylish black cherry and currant fruit here, with the fruit gaining in intensity through the loamy yet supple finish. Drink now through 2006. 2,000 cases made. From Chile. —James Molesworth
Show's Malbec's unique combination of dark plum and boysenberry fruit offset by bright acidity and fresh notes of vanilla, mineral and violets. Ripe, clean finish. Drink now through 2005. 4,500 cases imported. From Argentina. —James Molesworth
A notably rich, creamy, deftly balanced style, with layers of fig, melon, vanilla and citrus, turning elegant and complex on the finish. Drink now through 2008. 840 cases made. From California. —James Laube
Smooth and vibrant, with pretty blackberry, plum and gentle spice flavors, shaded with sweet oak as the finish lingers impressively. Drink now through 2009. 1,300 cases made. From Australia. —Harvey Steiman
Bright and lively with lovely lime, celery and mineral character on the nose and palate. Medium- to full-bodied, with a long finish. Like this a lot. Well done. This is always an underrated white. Drink now. From Bordeaux, France. —James Suckling
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