Jean-Nicolas Méo has his domaine at the top of the Burgundy hierarchy these days, with this being the top scoring '99 red burgundy out of more than 430 we've reviewed. A powerhouse of a wine. Combines a modern style (some toasted new oak) with pedigreed —Per-Henrik Mansson
From one of Australia's best-known wineries come this high-end offering. Rich and resonant, this is a vibrant red with lovely currant and blackberry flavors on a fine-grained frame, echoing fruit and the merest touch of herb and spice on the round finish. —Harvey Steiman
There's more to Italy than just Tuscany and Piedmont, as this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Aglianico from the Campania region demonstrates. Introduced by beautiful aromas of violets, berries and flowers, with hints of new wood, this modern beau —James Suckling
Feudi scores again, this time with its flagship red made from the Aglianico grape. The '97 Serpico is rich and glorious. Built like a brick house. Black in color, with intense aromas of black licorice, berry, toasted oak and black pepper. Full-bodied and —James Suckling
Here's another winner from Denis Mortet in '99. Very thick wine, Port-like. Offers blackberries, currants, cassis and supple tannins, while the smoke and toasted notes add complexity to a seductive finish. Drink now through 2010. 380 cases made. Highly R —Per-Henrik Mansson
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