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Subtle at first, with plum, blackberry and floral notes that gain in intensity through the finish, where more tar, mineral and graphite flavors emerge. Starts slow but has a lot in reserve, with vibrant acidity too. Let this flesh out in the cellar. Drink —James Molesworth
A solid Barolo with chewy, silky tannins and lots of plum and floral aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, medium finish. Needs time. Best after 2008. 500 cases made. From Piedmont, Italy. —James Suckling
Wonderful perfumes of strawberries, berries and fresh mushrooms. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long, caressing finish. Very silky indeed. Layers of tannins, yet very refined. Lovely wine. Best after 2007. 1,150 cases made. From Piedmont, Italy. —James Suckling
Aromatic, this Riesling shows delicacy and balance in its floral, apricot and citrus notes. It's airy and appealing, with a mouthwatering tanginess. Drink now through 2020. From Germany. —Bruce Sanderson
Complex and subtle aromas of tea, spices and berries follow through to a full-bodied palate, with velvety tannins and a thick finish. This is dense and tight. Give it time. Best after 2007. 1,000 cases made. From Piedmont, Italy. —James Suckling
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