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$15 to $30

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Sep. 29, 2003
HAMILTON RUSSELL Chardonnay Walker Bay 2002
91 points, $25
Owner Anthony Hamilton Russell oversees the production of one of South Africa's best Chardonnays (if not the best) in the cool-climate region of Walker Bay. The '02 version is loaded with toast, smoke and grilled nut aromas that are captivating, wi —James Molesworth
Sep. 27, 2003
ROSEMOUNT Shiraz Mudgee Hill of Gold 2001
90 points, $17
Brighter, livelier and juicier than most Australian Shiraz, a vibrant wine with crisp blackberry, plum and vaguely leafy-herbal flavors that persist beautifully on the harmonious finish. Drink now through 2010. 23,000 cases made. Smart Buys. —Harvey Steiman
Sep. 25, 2003
GREG NORMAN ESTATES Cabernet-Merlot Limestone Coast 2001
89 points, $17
The pro golfer Greg Norman is running a pretty fine wine operation these days. This latest release is firm in texture, generous with its peppery blackberry and lime flavors, echoing a minty note as the flavors linger. Drink now through 2006. 110,000 cases —Harvey Steiman
Sep. 22, 2003
GLEN CARLOU Grand Classique Paarl 2000
89 points, $16
Winemaker David Finlayson produces this dark, brooding red from a South African winery that first made its name with Chardonnay. Dark chocolate and espresso notes hold sway over black currant and cassis fruit, while a thick, muscular texture, and a long c —James Molesworth
Sep. 18, 2003
VIÑA CARMEN Merlot Rapel Valley Reserve 2001
88 points, $15
Though it shares the same owner as the traditional Viña Santa Rita winery, Viña Carmen produces wines in a ripe, modern style, made by the winemaking team of Maria del Pilar González and Matias Lecaros. This Merlot is a juicy version, loaded with red a —James Molesworth
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