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Lots of berry and coffee character on the nose and palate. Full-bodied, with round tannins and a ripe fruit aftertaste. Best after 2005. 1,150 cases made. From Italy. —James Suckling
An assertive, graphite-laced bubbly with citrus, honey and spice filling out the flavor spectrum. Concentrated and densely textured, with a lively acidity and lingering aftertaste. Drink now through 2009. From France. —Bruce Sanderson
An extremely distinctive Champagne. An intense red berry note pervades, with shades of citrus and ginger adding complexity. It's dry and vividly structured, with a lean, intense finish. Not typical, but very tasty. Drink now. From France. —Bruce Sanderson
Solid, tasty red, with Indian spices, red and dark berries and mineral aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a spicy finish. Drink now. 2,200 cases made. From Italy. —James Suckling
This offers bold aromas of pineapple, cherimoya and toast, followed by notes of hazelnut, honey, pear and fig. Despite all its plump, tropical notes, it has fine, minerally acidity driving its finish. Delicious. Drink now through 2005. 1,000 cases importe —James Molesworth
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