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Jul. 25, 2005
AMON-RA Shiraz Barossa Valley 2003
93 points, $68
Firm, but remarkably generous and pure, with richly articulated cherry, raspberry jam and licorice flavors that linger impressively on the meaty finish. Needs time to sort itself out. Best after 2008. 400 cases made. —Harvey Steiman
Jul. 23, 2005
BODEGAS SIERRA CANTABRIA Rioja Amancio 2001
96 points, $142
A ravishing red wine. Dominates the palate, with muscular tannins and mouthfilling flavors of plum, blackberry, coffee and dark chocolate. It has it all: superripe fruit, lavish oak, heady alcohol and a finish that just won't quit. Quite a departure from —Thomas Matthews
Jul. 22, 2005
DUTSCHKE Shiraz Barossa Valley St. Jakobi 2002
94 points, $40
Ripe, concentrated and beautifully shaped. A rich panoply of cherry, berry, plum, mineral and licorice that sails on and on. Balanced with just enough juicy acidity to keep it honest. Smoothly integrated oak and refined tannins. Best from 2007 through 202 —Harvey Steiman
Jul. 21, 2005
FISHER Chardonnay Sonoma County Mountain Estate Vineyard 2003
94 points, $45
Beautifully crafted, rich, opulent and deep, with layers of ripe pear, fig, apricot and melon. This tightly focused young wine benefits from light oak nuances, which give it a dash of hazelnut and spice. Long and complex finish, with tons of flavor. Drink —James Laube
Jul. 20, 2005
VIÑEDOS DE PÁGANOS Rioja El Puntido 2001
95 points, $53
So thick it's almost syrupy, this red never loses its balance. Dense and thick, with blackberry, currant, mineral, dark chocolate and espresso flavors that build on each other through the long finish--yet it remains graceful and brings you back for anothe —Thomas Matthews
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