There's a tad more zip here than usual for 2003, which helps to focus the slate, peach and citrus notes. Good persistence, ending in an almost salty finish. Drink now through 2012. 1,200 cases made. From Germany. —Bruce Sanderson
Nearly black in color, but refreshing for its lively mouthful and open-textured, sweet-spicy berry flavors, the flavors hovering gently through the long, elegant finish. Drink now through 2009. 400 cases imported. From Australia. —Harvey Steiman
Goes for elegance over power, with delicious blueberry, plum, olive and black pepper flavors mingling effectively. Has fine tannins and refined texture to lift the flavors through a long finish. Drink now through 2012. 6,000 cases imported. From Australia —Harvey Steiman
Wonderful mineral and apple aromas with hints of lemon rind. Medium- to full-bodied, with fresh acidity and a long finish. Very nice indeed. Drink now. 6,700 cases made. From Campania, Italy. —James Suckling
A mix of apricot and herbs highlight this rich, forward Riesling. Balanced and concentrated, it picks up a little astringency on the finish. Nice mouthwatering impression. Drink now through 2012. From Germany. —Bruce Sanderson
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