The 2009 vintage wasn't easy for many Southern Hemisphere producers, as parts of Australia and South Africa grappled with wildfires. But except for a few smoke-tainted grapes, most of the results are promising. Here are some first reports from the field on the 2009 vintages in Argentina, Australia, Chile, New Zealand and South Africa.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands July 28, 2009.
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