Syrah shows real promise in Chile, and there's lovely purity in this bottling, with expressive violet, cassis, blackberry, licorice and mineral notes and a focused, even racy texture. Has some toasty muscle to shed before it blossoms fully, but this is ri —James Molesworth
This Australian Shiraz is bright and jazzy, with yummy blackberry, cherry and subtle touches of anise and pepper weaving through the lively, long finish. Drink now through 2010. 5,000 cases imported. Smart Buys. —Harvey Steiman
From the Rhône comes this blockbuster. Both modern and traditional, a full-bodied red that bridges the past and the present, this is packed with Turkish Delight dessert, ripe and sweet fruit and lush tannins, with lots of spicy, smoky character and a rou —Per-Henrik Mansson
This Aussie Chardonnay is rich and generous, spicy with oak but bursting with ripe melon and apricot fruit, coming together into a round, polished whole that lasts beautifully on the harmonious finish, balanced with grapefruit and lime as the flavors echo —Harvey Steiman
Tasmania provides a cool spot in Australia for some potentially interesting Pinot Noir production. This bottling is lovely stuff, bright and polished, a refined Pinot Noir brimming with berry, cherry and subtle mineral and spice flavors, all lingering eff —Harvey Steiman
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