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$15 to $30

4005 Daily Wine Picks found in this category.
Sep. 02, 2003
NIEPOORT Tawny Port 10 year old NV NV
95 points, $30
This Port house has been on a roll lately with its vintage bottlings, and now its tawny Port rates classic as well. Amazing aromas of orange and lemon peel, with hints of toffee, caramel and honey. Full-bodied and luscious, with lots of sweet fruit and a —James Suckling
Aug. 23, 2003
QUINTA DO CRASTO Douro Reserva 2000
92 points, $27
This unctuous Portuguese red has an alluring aroma of smoke and spice and lovely dark plum, boysenberry and dark cherry flavors that are firmed up by crisp acidity and notes of cigar box, mineral and spice, which intensify on the long finish. Drink now th —Kim Marcus
Aug. 21, 2003
J. & F. LURTON Toro Barricas El Albar 2000
89 points, $15
From Spain comes this rich, dark and alluring red. It shows lavish oak, with chocolate and toasty flavors enrobing black cherry and cassis flavors on a generous frame. For fans of oak. Best from 2004 through 2009. 5,000 cases made. Smart Buys. —Thomas Matthews
Aug. 18, 2003
CASA LAPOSTOLLE Syrah Rapel Valley Cuvée Alexandre 2001
91 points, $20
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
Aug. 12, 2003
D'ARENBERG Shiraz McLaren Vale The Footbolt 2001
90 points, $18
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
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