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Sep. 09, 2006
ANTIYAL Maipo Valley 2004
92 points, $50
Alluring nose of tar, cassis bush and lilac is followed by a rich, muscular palate of dark fruit, loam, mint and fig paste. Lengthy finish pumps out dark fruit and terroir. Carmenère, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Drink now through 2010. 508 cases —James Molesworth
Sep. 08, 2006
ZENATO Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Sergio Zenato 2001
92 points, $90
Minerally and intense on the nose, with clean aromas of currant, dried spice and mineral. Full, tightly packed palate, with big velvety tannins and a long finish. Best after 2008. 1,000 cases made.
Sep. 07, 2006
JOHN DUVAL Plexus Barossa Valley 2004
91 points, $35
Smooth and round, with a gamy edge to the ripe blackberry and pomegranate flavors, balanced with lively acidity and a nice touch of licorice and floral character as the finish lingers. Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2014. 750 cases imp —Harvey Steiman
Sep. 06, 2006
KEN FORRESTER Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch The FMC 2004
91 points, $65
Big, with alluring graham and ginger aromas followed by a layered palate of cardamom, fig, piecrust, nectarine and persimmon. Rich but dry and focused, with a long, detailed finish. Lovely. Drink now through 2010. 620 cases made. —James Molesworth
Sep. 05, 2006
DOMAINE DE LA MORDORÉE Lirac La Reine des Bois 2004
91 points, $37
Offers layers of succulent fruit--blackberry, fig and plum--along with terroir-driven garrigue, mineral and tobacco notes. Long finish has solid grip, but is fresh enough to drink now. Impressive for the appellation. Drinks like a Châteaune —James Molesworth
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