Bracing, with chalk, flint and lime notes that won't quit. Good richness on the midpalate before the finish returns to being taut. Begs for food. Drink now through 2005. 4,905 cases made. Smart Buys. From France. —James Molesworth
Ripe and round, with bing cherry, red plum and an alluring gun metal note. Flavors linger with spice and cigar box notes on the finish. Drink now through 2007. 3,500 cases made. Smart Buys. From Portugal. —Kim Marcus
A beautifully balanced CC, with dense raspberry, blackberry and spicy chocolate notes. Medium- to full-bodied, with fine, well-integrated tannins and a long, minerally finish. Fantastic. A better buy than the Tignanello this year. To be released fall 2005 —James Suckling
Terrific Sancerre, this just crackles with gooseberry, lemon peel, flint and wet stone notes. It's rich and powerful for the appellation, yet long and balanced, with a mouthwatering finish that keeps pumping flavors. Drink now through 2006. 800 cases impo —James Molesworth
Fleshy and ripe, with plum and black currant fruit offset by nice cocoa powder and mineral notes. Hint of loam as well. Drink now through 2006. 10,000 cases imported. Smart Buys. From Chile. —James Molesworth
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