Germany was thrown a curveball by Mother Nature in 2000, but the top producers excelled. Dönnhoff is arguably one of the best German producers right now. Rich and creamy in texture, this '00 Riesling projects amplitude through its guava, peach and minera —Bruce Sanderson
Dessert wine lovers will want to search out this gem from Italy's Veneto region. Unctuous red. Fabulous aromas of black tea bags, with hints of fruit. Full-bodied and super thick, with loads of ripe fruit and a long, sweet fruit finish. Like drinking a to —James Suckling
Alois Lageder is one of Northeast Italy's qualitative leaders, and this, his flagship red, is worth tracking down. The '97 Cor Römigberg Cabernet is an excellent, powerful red, with aromas of berries, plums and tobacco that follow through to a full-bodi —James Suckling
This wine is made from a vineyard just a stone's throw away from Casa Lapostolle's Clos Apalta, yet it's totally different in style. This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot is a racy and pure red, with cassis, suave smoke, mineral and —James Molesworth
This first-growth is the wine of the vintage in '99. Complex aromas of blackberries, tobacco, spices and black licorice are alluring in this full-bodied claret, with a solid core of fruit and silky tannins. Long, caressing finish. Superfine, well-structur —James Suckling
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