This ambitious Rioja shows a deep, opaque color, deep, almost charred aromas of coffee and toast, and is firmly tannic on the palate, with ripe flavors of coffee, plum, prune and licorice. The wood notes are dominant now, but it has the concentration to i
This ripe, rich Chilean Cabernet marries concentrated flavors with voluptuous texture. It delivers plum, prune, dark chocolate and cola flavors, with ripe, full tannins and a clean, sweet finish. Drink now through 2004. 30,000 cases made.
Made from mostly Mourvedre, this Provençal red is from one of the region's top wineries. The '96 La Tourtine is a gorgeous and powerful red, with loads of ripe plum, berry and chocolate flavors and layers of deliciously rich spice elements like cardamon
While other Chilean wineries are now producing luxury cuvees that top $50 a bottle, the granddaddy of them all, Concha y Toro's Don Melchor, is still holding the line on pricing while also offering an outstanding wine. Ripe flavors of plum, prune, coffee
Lush and deep, with ripe fruit flavors of blackberry and cassis, rich notes of chocolate and toast from new oak, and a muscular structure that remains balanced and approachable through the long, spicy finish. A fine example of modern Rioja. Drink now thro
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