Here's another fine red from Down Under. Sleek and lithe, this red offers plum and blackberry flavors, super-smooth texture and a refined balanced on the finish. More like a cross between Shiraz and Pinot Noir than Cabernet, but what the heck, it's delici —Harvey Steiman
Not necessarily known for its Syrah, Chateau Souverain has nonetheless released a winner with this offering. A dark, rich, spicy style, with complex, concentrated grapey blackberry, black cherry, anise, sage, leather and mineral flavors that turn supple. —James Laube
Neyers has steadily built a fine track record for top-notch Chardonnay, and this is another example. Exotic smoky, toasty oak entices, leading to a ripe, spicy core of nectarine, citrus, pear and fig flavors that are complex and concentrated. Drink now th —James Laube
Here's another terrific cru Beaujolais from 2000, from one of the region's top producers. This could stand in for a village-level Vosne-Romanée, with its crushed plum, spice cake, cinnamon and smoke notes. Long, detailed finish, with mouthw —James Molesworth
2000 was a fine vintage for the Beaujolais region, and this effort from Jadot is worth tracking down. Modern style, with dark berry, chocolate and toast notes. Nice ripe black cherry flavor works its way through on the finish before the structure takes ov —James Molesworth
Browse our exclusive lists of the world's top wine values, top value producers and easy-to-find wines.
Sips & Tips | Wine & Healthy Living
Video Theater | Collecting & Auctions