Well done. Good, dark color to this '99, with lots of plummy, berry and cassis bush character. It's medium- to full-bodied, with fine tannins and a medium finish. Best after 2004. 21,500 cases made. Spectator Selection.
For a complete look at '99 r —James Suckling
In the western end of Chile's Rapel wine region lies the rugged Colchagua Valley. Here Casa Lapostolle has set up shop to produce this high-end red which has quickly becomes one of the country's top wines. Crammed with fruit, this raspberry confiture-scen —James Molesworth
This Austrian Riesling is very youthful, like it's just out of the fermenter, yet bursting with ripe peach, apricot and citrus flavors. There's a raw edge to the steely structure, but also intensity and concentration. All the elements are in place, it jus —Bruce Sanderson
With its long track record, this has established itself as one of Australia's top white wines. Ravishing, remarkable for its densely packed flavors and elegant frame, a panoply of nectarine, pineapple, mineral, oatmeal and honey flavors that linger intens —Harvey Steiman
Though not a great vintage, '99 produced some outstanding reds nonetheless. No surprise that Latour is one of the top wines of the vintage -- big yet racy. Shows blackberry aromas, with a hint of spice, and is full-bodied, with a solid core of fruit, firm —James Suckling
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