Decanter World Wine Awards 2004 - Bronze Winners

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A R Lenoble Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs 1996

White

Light for a 1996 but elegant with a gentle richness.

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Abadía Retuerta Pago Negralada, Sardón de Duero 2000

Red

Purplish, garnet. Elegant, although the wood prevails. Good balance of fruit, wood and acidity, persistent and agreeable. Up to 3 years.

UK price:£52.75 C&D

US price:$80.00 Fine Estates from Spain 001 781 461 5767

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Aberdeen Wine Company Angus The Bull Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Red

Concentrated, deep red. Very strong coconut oak, but rich and full. full tannins,chocolatey, high alcohol. now - 2

UK price:£9.50 Wine of the Times 020 8838 9432

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Acacia Vineyard, Las Amigas Acacia Beckstoffer Vineyard, Pinot Noir 2002

Red

Big, bold purple colours. Smoky plums and prunes, big dense fruit aromas. Also morello cherry sweetness. Light cherry and plum fruit, crisp acidity of liquorice tannins at finish. Midweight. 1 year.

US price:$60.00 Chalone Wine Group 001 707 254 4200

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Adami Bosco di Gica Brut NV

White

UK price:£9.00 Ast

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Agricola F.lli Tedeschi Capitel Monte Fontana 2000

Red

Porty, sweet black fruits, heavy structure, not quite knit. A youthful life.

UK price:£19.99 Sel, N&P, SWC, SHW

US price:$49.00 Dreyfus & Ashby

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Agricola Gavioli 2001

Red

Peppery, spicy, ripe black fruit. Soft, round palate. Fresh fruit. Long.

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Agricola Gavioli Brandesco 2002

Red

Red depth ruby. Sleek, modern, quite okay. Pepper, cherry and vanilla. Fresh and modern firm tannin. Well made, well-mannered oak lingers. Now.

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Agricola Poggio Bonelli Poggiassai 2000

Red

Fruity blueberries, intense, vibrant bouquet and elegant. Chocolatey. 5–9 years.

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Agricole Vallone Vigna Flaminio 2001

Red

Dusty evolution, not unattractive, complex. Sweet fruit, very mature with nuts and cherry fruits, quite dry but not aggressive tannin. Mature, on a plateau

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Albert Mann Cuvée Albert, Riesling 2002

White

Pale gold. Elderflower most complex grapeftuit now slightly smelly but just lime blossoms. Slight spriz. Ok good acid. Off dry . Good balance. Risking acidity. Now

UK price:£9.95 L&W, PAW, R&W

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Alberto Siegel Gran Crucero Syrah 2001

Red

High-tone nose. Softer palate. Very concentrated. Fruit has attractive wild flavour. Sweet finish.

UK price:£11.99 Ads, T&S

US price:$20.00 Marie Brizard 0018002475982

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Alberto Siegel Crucero Sauvignon Blanc 2003

White

Appealing peach and pineapple note. Clean some complexity and dept th too.Appealing medium weight and not overated. Either by alcohol or sugar. Refreshing,now

UK price:£5.49 Ads, Tre

US price:$8.00

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Alberto Siegel El Crucero Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva 2001

Red

Deep ruby core, garnet on rim.Deep black fruits and chocolate overtones, smoky.Roasted coffee beans. Richly fruited, full and smooth, pure cassis with minty overtones, lively acid and fine grained tannins giving structure. Now - 4

UK price:£6.49 Ads, T&S, Tre

US price:$10.00 Marie Brizard 0018002475982

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Alderbrook Winery Zinfandel Old Vine, Old Clone 2001

Red

Spicy varietal. Nice attack, flavours follow through. Nice length and layers of fruit for solid bronze.

UK price:£12.95 Clf, Con, DWL, Res

US price:$19.99

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Allan Scott Wines Prestige Sauvignon Blanc 2003

White

Soft, creamy nose; hint of passion fruit. Softer style; lightweight fruit yet elegant and fresh with white peach, bell pepper and passion fruit; clean, fresh. Drink now.

UK price:£12.25 See

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Alpha Domus The Navigator 2001

Red

Deep crimson. Cherry and redcurrant jam with hint of coffee bean. Some earthy red and blackcurrant notes with spiced cherry and plum flavours and smoked oak hints. Some leafy notes too. Drink now.

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Alpha Estate White Dry Wine of Macedonia, Regional Florina 2003

White

Light pale clean rose. Green nose"fake" green, unripe, green a bit stemmy/stalky/sulphur. Better mouth is balanced - decent finish - Better than NZ! Between NZ + Savcerre! Now

US price:$10.00 Diamond Importers Inc, Chicago IL 001 773 549 6211

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Alpine Pacific Mount Cass Pinot Noir 2002

Red

Raspberry. Black cherry, good structure. Rich, ripe fruit and some hints of complexity and depth. Up to 2 years.

UK price:£12.49 For

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Alpine Pacific Mount Cass Sauvignon Blanc 2003

White

Pale; Floral, apple blossom; Floral, clean attack, medium bodied, well integrated. Some harmony and smoothness of texture, long. Now

UK price:£8.29 For

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Alpine Pacific Hanmer Junction Sauvignon Blanc 2003

White

Pale straw; Hint of candy floss; nectarine. Clean and fresh; good weight, hint of bellpepper; good acidity. Now - 1/2 yrs

UK price:£6.99 No retailer listed

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Alta Vista Grande Reserve Malbec 2002

Red

Very deep dark colour. Nice perfumed Syrah-like Malbec. Attractive, violets. Up to 3 years.

UK price:£10.95 L&W

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Álvarez y Díez Origin Verdejo 2003

White

Honeyed green gold. Fullish nose, Melon + Passion medium to full.Clean fruit acidity. Longish finish nice sourness at end. Now

UK price:£5.99 Thr

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Amor-Bendall Reserve Chardonnay 2002

White

Medium deep lemon; Tropical fruit, almost sweet nose. Soft attack, very ripe, but well balanced. Quite richly textured, nicely balanced. Now

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Anakena Reservado Riesling 2003

White

Open citrus/floral aroma. Restrained attack, developing minerally, citrus notes on mid palate. Very long. Needs time.

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Anakena Reservado Viognier 2003

White

UK price:£6.99 Stf, Thr, Asd

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Anakena Reservado Chardonnay 2003

White

Muscotty/mendiza clone.Well used oak, good acidity, lots of flavour. Slightly sweet and marmalady but plenty of flavour.now

UK price:£5.99 Stf

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Andrea Oberto Vigneto Rocche 1999

Red

Yum! Coffee. Barn feed smell. Fine, meat, deep tannins, full body. Super, powerful.

UK price:£40.00 Ali

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Angove's Long Row Chardonnay 2003

White

Bright; Subtle peachy fruits with complexity, very full; Godd lessy almost wild fennert and textured feel, loverly creamy balance.

UK price:£5.99 Wte, WIE, D&D

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Angove's Vineyard Select Shiraz 2002

Red

Good depth; Black fruit; Sweet, full on palate, ripe nd fleshy and powerful.

UK price:£8.99 WIE, D&D

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Antinori Tignanello 2000

Red

Bramble fruit, leather, cedar, slightly gamey. Full, round, juicy.

UK price:£39.99 BWC

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Antinori Guado al Tasso 2000

Red

Fruit, mild alcohol. Tar on opening. Smooth, silky, tar and toast with fruit. Drink now.

UK price:£44.99 BWC

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Anubis Malbec 2003

Red

Deep opaque purple black.Powerful ripe black fruit nose. Sympathetic oaking. Very nice.Very fleshy and soft, sweet, juicy, very ripe. Attractive vanilla and spice. Long, fresh finish.Now - 3

UK price:£5.99 Wai

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Apaltagua Grial, Carmenère 2002

Red

Firm style. Concentrated.Could do with more elegance but young, still ripe cherry liquorice/mint, blackcurrant. Another crowd pleaser.

UK price:£19.95 Lib

US price:$40.00 Global Vineyard 001 510 527 5877

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Arnaldo Caprai 25 anni 2000

Red

Not much going on – some pepper. Lively blackberry, massive cherry structure.

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Ascheri Vigna dei Pola, Podere di Rivalta 2000

Red

Soft, jammy, but a hint of alcohol. Soft, fruity, but typical tannic finish. Drink now.

UK price:£26.99 EnW

US price:$40.00 Hatt Brothers, The Wine Company, Carolina wines

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Ascheri Poderi di Sorano 1999

Red

Ripe, gorgeous nose. Fleshy, rich, ripe and decadent with complex, lovely flavours.

UK price:£28.99 EnW

US price:$45.00 Hatt Brothers, The Wine Company, Carolina Wines

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Ascheri Poderi di Sorano, Coste & Bricco 1999

Red

Pale. Beautiful – ripe and elegant.

UK price:£36.99 EnW

US price:$60.00 Hatt Brothers, The Wine Company, Carolina Wines

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Astoria Vini 'Millesimato' 2003

White

No interest. Balanced - typical

UK price:£9.50 Alb

US price:$15.95 Time's Investement Inc WA 001 960 40000847/Marco & Sohn Wine FLO 001 813 621 5301/BHF Import & Expor

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Astoria Vini Il Puro, Merlot 2002

Red

Dark rich, clear, deep purple/black bowl facing to dark perplection. Soft, rounded, raspberries and blackberries. Nose covic black fruity plums and tobacco, tar and cheung. Rich, tannic lingerins after taste. Round ripe palate seet and full body, clear finish and soft tannins. 2-5 years

UK price:£5.99 Alb

US price:$13.95 Time's Investement Inc WA 001 960 40000847/Marco & Sohn Wine FLO 001 813 621 5301/BHF Import & Expor

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Ata Rangi Craighall Chardonnay 2002

White

Pale yellow straw. Quite restrained and elegant on nose with plenty of ripe tropical fruit. Full and powerful but seems a little light on finish. Drink now.

UK price:£19.95 FWN

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Austin Hope Winery Roussanne 2002

Red

Intense yellow-gold. Figgy toast. Slight residual sugar, rich mouthfeel, broad stone fruit flavours, almost heavy good fruit intensity and some persistence.

US price:$37.50

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Austin Hope Winery Syrah 2001

Red

Pure purple. Spicy blackcurrant, medicinal note. Rich, sweet, full bodied, blackberry, earthy with better chocolate and tannins. 1–2 years.

US price:$47.50

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Ayala Blanc de Blancs 1998

White

Nice structure, will build biscuity nutty complexity, lovely soft, cushiony mousse.

UK price:£29.95 Lib

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Ayala Brut 1998

White

Very young, recently disgorged but very good structure, with creaminess building on tangy.

UK price:£28.95 Lib

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Azienda Agricola Fattoria La Torre Esse 2001

Red

Nose full, ripe and creamy. Palate full with raisin chocolate. Up to 5 years.

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Azienda Agricola La Valentina Bellovedere 2000

Red

Nose open and explosive. Big potential, cassis/cedar and cherry wood. 5–10 years.

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Azienda Agricola Negro Sudisfa 1999

Red

Subtle spice, evolution, floral. Good concentration of bramble, plum fruit but needs time to intergrate. 2 years.

UK price:£18.95 GWW

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Azienda Agricola Pisoni Vino Santo 1994

White

Rich, dense honey and vanilla, with fruit.

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Azienda Agricola Poliziano Signature Collection 2002

Red

Deep purple bowl fading to red/purpleish. Nose open channel and cedar wood, clean earthy cherry lots of frisse and elegance. Palate firm and rounded. Frisse and elegance long lengthy good starter to the morello cherry and chocolate classy. 2-5

UK price:£8.99 Sai

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Babich Wines Winemakers Reserve Sauvignon Blanc, Blenheim 2003

White

Pale; Distinctly green pepper nose. Clean and fresh if a little unripe. Decent weight and balance. High acidity fresh long but slightly simple. Now

UK price:£8.50 Per

US price:$14.95 Select Wines Borkers

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Babich Wines Riesling 2003

White

Lemon straw; Marshmallow nose. Some sweet appley notes. Some honied notes, good acidity, clean and fresh, nice minerality as well. Now - 2-5 yrs

UK price:£7.50 Per

US price:$12.99 Select Wine Brokers

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Badia a Coltibuono Sangioveto 1999

Red

Oaky but balanced acidity and real sour cherry nose. Nice balance, finishes long.

UK price:£35.99 Cve, FFW

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Baileyana Winery Pinot Noir, Firepeak Vineyard 2002

Red

Simple, fruit, pure Pinot. Light, cherry, lengthy, elegant, palate, good. Drink now.

UK price:£14.50 MyC

US price:$23.00 USHI/USCOIT/USJW

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Baileyana Winery Syrah 2001

Red

Dense purple. Medicinal, smoky blackberry. Spicy, nicely extracted, full bodied, sweet. 1–2 years.

UK price:£11.50 MyC

US price:$18.00 USHI/USCOIT/USJW

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Balatonboglar Vintners Chapel Hill Chardonnay Pinot Noir NV

Red

Pale gold, hint of green. Fresh, clean, lifted, more lemon than apple.Full, firm, forward, expressive. Good zest and length. Some good yeast notes.2

UK price:£3.95 No retailer listed

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Balnaves of Coonawarra The Tally, Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

Red

Aged, subdued, some tobacco. Oak/fruit balance. Good nice tannins. Up to 5 years.

UK price:£47.95 Lib

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Balnaves of Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 1999

Red

Classic elegance, old style, refined. Fruity, quite tannic and leathery, earthy and gravy. Not overly long.

UK price:£18.94 Lib

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Banfi Summus 2000

Red

Quite aromatic. Quite dry, ripe black fruits, firm tannins. Satisfying.

UK price:£35.00 Vin, Evy, Res

US price:$63.00 Banfi Vintners (+1 516 6269200)

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Barbeito Boal Reserve NV

Red

Clean, delicate nose. Sweet. A pudding wine perhaps but needs more acidity. Drink now.

UK price:£21.95 GNW, But, Hax

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Barefoot Reserve Merlot 2001

Red

Lush dense plum and prune aromas, seductive, with coffee on finish. Ripe attack, stewed plums and cherries, pleasant fruit with edge of liquorice/tar. Finishes a little better. Drink now.

UK price:£15.99 No retailer listed

US price:$15.99 UBL

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Baron de Ley 2003

White

Clean good intensity. Good weight of healthy fruit. Agreeable touch of honey and smoke. Good attack of fruit. Agreeable richness complexity. Long. Now

UK price:£5.99 Asd

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Barone Ricasoli Casalferro 2001

Red

Traditional smoky oak – complex, modern yet traditional. Very impressive.

UK price:£25.99 EnW

US price:$44.99 William Grant & Sons. Tel:17322259000

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Barossa Valley Estate Chardonnay 2002

White

Bright yellow. Nice full style. Long fruit palate. Good balance and excellent length. 2–5 years.

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Barossa Valley Estate E&E Black Pepper Shiraz 1999

Red

Capsicum character. Good flavours, mocha, developed character.

UK price:£14.99 No retailer listed

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Barros, Alemeida & Ca Vinhos Porto Barros NV

Red

Brown tawny. Very aged. Hot and simple palate, concentrated. Drink now.

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Batasiolo Bosc de la Rei 2002

White

Good fresh floral character. Light, clean.

UK price:£6.50 MnW

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Beaulieu Vineyards Tapestry Reserve 2000

Red

Black as a swamp at midnight. Toasted oak, black olives, grilled meat, nuts, gummy: good aromatics. A guzzler, mild tannins, sweet, no tannic resistance, toasted nuts, supportive acidity. Drink now.

US price:$40.00 Diageo Château & Estate

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Beaulieu Vineyards Dulcet Reserve 2000

Red

Deep dark purple. Faintly spicy, alcoholic. Olive, ripe berry entry. Medium body, acid, high tannins. Oaky finish. 2–5 years.

US price:$35.00 Diageo Château & Estate

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Belle Vallée Cellars Whole Cluster Pinot Noir 2002

Red

Medium; Slightly herbaceous aromas. Quite nice sweet pinot fruit character, just avoids being jammy on the finish. 2-5

US price:$17.04 Joe Wright 001 541 231 7969

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Bellenda Miraval, Extra Dry 2003

White

Nice, dense and fruity, almondy chocolatey. Drink now.

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Benegas Sangiovese 2001

Red

Virtually Amarone style, hugely dense tannins, concentrated. Long. Up to 2 years.

UK price:£11.99 AlV, Ant, Boo, CSH, ChS, Chh, CuH, Del, Hax, Irm, Rai, R&S, NoI, TWC, VDi

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Beringer Blass Wine Estates Wolf Blass President's Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Red

Leafy fruit nose. Good acidity, rich fruit and finish.

UK price:£11.99 Asd, Odd

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Beringer Blass Wine Estates Wolf Blass Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Red

Red-purple. Ripe, raspberry fruit, chocolate, toasty note. Full bodied by style. Oak dominated but good balance. Up to 2 years.

UK price:£14.99 Maj, Ths

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Beringer Blass Wine Estates Wolf Blass Gold Label Shiraz 2001

Red

Dark red-purple with black tones. Dark berries, menthol. Nice fruit, some spiciness, full, ripe tannins. Juicy – good length. Up to 2 years.

UK price:£14.99 WvD

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Beringer Blass Wine Estates Beringer Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon 1999

Red

Bright, clear ruby. Roasted coffee, cedar and vanilla with good fruit balance. Good wine, oak. Integrated and lots of spice and vanilla. Drink now.

UK price:£12.99 WvD, BWC

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Beringer Blass Wine Estates Wolf Blass Riesling 2003

White

Good character on nose; Oily nice depth of flavours. Nicely balanced, minerally complexity. Now

UK price:£6.99 Som

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Beringer Blass Wine Estates Wolf Blass Gold Label Riesling 2003

White

Green nose, some concentration and depth in character almost a bit petrol, nice length. Now -10

UK price:£9.99 WvD

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Beringer Blass Wine Estates Annie's Lane Riesling 2003

White

Green, yellow; More developed european in style. Good varietal character lime petrol and mineral good length.

UK price:£7.49 Odd

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Beringer Blass Wine Estates Wolf Blass President's Selection Chardonnay 2003

White

Pale gold and greens. Lots of resiny oak; Good commercial simple style. Now

UK price:£9.99 Asd, Odd, Wai

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Beringer Blass Wine Estates Metala Shiraz Cabernet 2001

Red

Bright mid red; Quality oak; Spicy, bit green. Oak balanced. Long finish. Now - 2.

UK price:£8.49 Odd

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Beringer Blass Wine Estates Matua Valley, Judd Estate, Chardonnay 2002

White

Pale; Full rich clean tropical pineappley fruit. Very up front. Lifted. Clean and well made with an attractive grip of acidity. Well integrated and very good length. Now - 3 yrs

UK price:£9.99 CCl, EWG

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Beringer Blass Wine Estates Matua Valley, Pinot Noir 2002

Red

Deep brick red colour; Some new oak present. Some colour maturity. Some sweet fruity notes, spiced plum and cherry. Quite pinot noir like. Now - 1/2 yrs

UK price:£9.99 EWG, MHl, WWI

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Beringer Blass Wine Estates Matua Valley Bullrush Merlot 2002

Red

Very deep crimson; Some jammy plum and spicy notes; hint of coffee bean. Very youthful fruit; spicy and plummy notes; rounded well-made and enjoyable. Now - 2/3 yrs

UK price:£9.99 WWI

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Beringer Blass Wine Estates Beringer Stone Cellars Sauvignon Blanc 2002

White

Bright, pale yellow. Complex, herbs, nuts, unripe peach, melon. Light medium body, medium acidity. Hint of oak, pleasant medium finish. now

UK price:£5.99 WvD, Odd

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Beringer Blass Wine Estates Beringer Founder's Estate Chardonnay 2002

White

Pale brass; Enveloping, i9nviting, woodiness; coconuts - fetching white chocolate. Virtually sweet, sweek oak dominates pears, distant honey promising complexity, light weight. 2-5

UK price:£7.99 Odd, Ths

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Beringer Blass Wine Estates Beringer Founder's Estate Merlot 2000

Red

Dark garnet red; ripe apple and cherry red fruits, pleasant, delicate. Gentle red cherry, cranberry, red apple fruits. Poised acidity and gentle intergrated tannins. Modest weigth but balanced. Very pleasant. Now

UK price:£8.99 BWC

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Beringer Blass Wine Estates Beringer Founders' Estate Zinfandel 2001

Red

Moderate Saturation; Spice, bramble, ale. Smooth, spicey, red fruits, talc, balanced good attack, some perstistance but simpler. 2-5

UK price:£8.99 Odd

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Beringer Blass Wine Estates Beringer Zinfandel 1999

Red

Moderate saturation; More volatile. US Coconut, oak. Big attack, jammy ill defined and alcoholic style healthy fruit definition but has a certain old school charm if not a bit crude. Now

UK price:£9.99 BWC, WvD

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Beyerskloof Pinotage Reserve Selection 2002

Red

Mid-deep colour; Raspberry and strawberry fruit, quite spicy, chocolatey. Good pleasing fruit on palate. Firm tannins. Good acidity and fruit. Excellent length. Now

UK price:£8.99 Sai

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Bilton Wines Shiraz 2002

Red

Deep cherry/ruby. Powerful, rich, perfumed, alcohol, coal tar, pepper and spice. Lush fruit. Sledgehammer. Qute sweet. Good backbone of tannin and acidity. 2–5 years+.

UK price:£20.00 Arl, EnV

US price:$30.00 Southern Starz, Jorhn Gorman 001 714 892 3030

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Bimbadgen Estate Signature Sangiovese 2003

Red

Oak, sweet, some residue. Quite firm and rich. Sweet, jammy ripe fruit and good acids, spice and a touch taut. Drink now.

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Bimbadgen Estate Shiraz 2002

Red

Bright, vibrant. Simple, easy cherry flavours. Oak stands but needs time.

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Biondi Santi Sassoalloro 2001

Red

Broad, slightly baked. Generous fruit, very ripe, medium dryish tannins. Solid.

UK price:£18.50 Ali

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Birgit Eichinger Grüner Veltliner Gaisberg 2003

White

Pale gold. CO2 bubbles. Medium intensity - green leaves - lemons. Medium dry - crisp, very concentrated - peppery full bodied. Fairly long, but ales dominated. Now

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Bisol Garnei 2002

White

Shy. Straightforward, soft fruit, soft minteral edge. Drink now.

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Blackstone Merlot 2001

Red

Dense purple. Spicy, smoky, tarry, vanilla; Well extracted, sweet, firm structure, lovely finish. 1–2 years.

UK price:£15.99 MCW

US price:$18.00

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Bladen Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2003

White

Pale straw; Some bellpepper and minerally notes; Dry and crisp; taut and minerally; clean; hints of bellpepper and gooseberry. Now

UK price:£9.99 Lai

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Bodega Catena Zapata Catena Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Red

Deep purple core, pink-purple rimOvert cabernet fruit, very NW, vanilla and mint.Overt cabernet fruit, very NW, vanilla and mint.. Jammy-juicy, bold and powerful, plenty of oak, smooth tannins, balancing acidity, freshness on finish.Jammy-juicy, bold and

UK price:£9.99 No retailer listed

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Bodega Noemía de Patagonia Malbec 2001

Red

Vibrant damson-plum, toasty-spicy oak, chocolate notes. Up to 3 years.

UK price:£57.95 Lib

US price:$120.00 Vias Imports NY 001 212 629 0200

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Bodega Ramón Ramos Dativo de San Gregorio, Reserva 1996

Red

Deep ruby colour. Show development. Vanilla, Toffee, Cocoa, prunes. Dry, High acidity, good spice tannins high alcohol, lack a bit of middle length, very intense fruit need the tannins to soften, very long length. 2-5

UK price:£8.99 SpS

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Bodegas Alavesas Solar de Samaniego Vendimia Seleccionada 1998

Red

Cherry. Overripe, plums, chocolate. Fiery texture, with light wood. 5 years.

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Bodegas Albada Garnacha 2001

Red

Very intense red. highly concentrated rich ripe fruit.Big concentrated fruit with red depth very classy red depth. 2-5/5-10

UK price:£7.49 Cve, FFW

US price:$7.99

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Bodegas Altanza Edulis 1999

Red

Deep red. very mature. fruity impact, mature, exceptional length. Good balance. Now

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Bodegas Callia Callia Alta Syrah, San Juan 2003

Red

Deep ruby-purple, pink rim.Fresh, raspberry and brambles, smoky-oaky overlay.Sweet-fruited, ripe summer pudding flavour, pepper and spice, attractive, smooth structure, a little length.Now

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Bodegas Callia Callia Alta Syrah-Malbec, San Juan 2003

Red

Rich, deep, youthful purple. Vibrant.Creamy, savoury nose, a little raw and youthful, still with fermentation aromas.Very nicely balanced, fleshy, sweet fruit, gently savoury. Very well handled tannins. Pleasant grip without any harshness. Very well-made

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Bodegas Camilo Castilla Capricho de Goya, 250 Aniversario, Moscatel NV

White

Dark brown colour. Very developed. Mature Toffee, coffee, walnut, apples.Sweet acidity, low acidity. Good intense finish, not too sickly very intense. Toffee fruit. 2-5

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Bodegas Campillo 1994

Red

Mahogany. Spicy, earthy, leather, sweet, plum, old wood. Mature. Dry, high acidity, bit too dry tannins but quite intense. Drink now.

UK price:£19.99 Zou, HoF, Hwl, CeT

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Bodegas El Mesón SL El Mesón 1995

Red

Red/garnet colour. Soft, warm oak and fruit. Some richness. Good. Up to 3 years.

UK price:£14.99 STK

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Bodegas Fariña Gran Colegiata Reserva 1996

Red

UK price:£9.00 DcW

US price:$16.99 Wine Associates Inc, Tel. +1 908 534 8946

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Bodegas Fillaboa Albariño 2003

White

Jumps out at you! Beautiful example. Plenty of acid and enormous length. Drink now.

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Bodegas Juan Alcorta La Finca de Campo Viejo 1998

Red

Full red. Ripe fruit. quite pleasant depth of fruit. Modern ripe style. 2-5

UK price:£9.99 No retailer listed

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Bodegas Julián Chivite Gran Feudo Chardonnay 2003

White

PS. Herby but heavier a bit clinical. Clean, crisp hint of oak- not a lot of character. Now

UK price:£5.29 CVU

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Bodegas Julián Chivite Gran Feudo Crianza 2000

Red

Deep ed. Clean is better, but not conspicuos, more vereital an tamperillo.Good structure tannic finish, good length. 2-5

UK price:£5.49 CVU

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Bodegas López Hermanos Pedro Ximen Don Juan NV

White

Rich, nutty nose. Warm, rich. Drink now.

UK price:£34.99 C&D

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Bodegas López Hermanos Pedro Ximénez Reserva De Familia NV

Red

Deep brown colour very nice and bright. Mature a bit vegetal, coffee bean, bananas, toffee, sugar.Very sweeet fruit, toffee finish, la cafetera. 2-5

UK price:£9.99 C&D

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Bodegas Muriel Barón de Barbon 2001

Red

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Bodegas Olarra Cerro Añón 1999

Red

UK price:£8.90 C&D

US price:$16.28 Classic Wines

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Bodegas Ontanon Ontanon 1998

Red

Meaty, spicy, old oak, bitter cherries. High alcohol, good soft tannins, mature, spicy style, quite high alcohol. 2–5 years.

UK price:£12.00 Wat

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Bodegas Palacio Cosme Palacio y Hermanos 2001

Red

Perfect young Rioca. Clean and decent.Plenty of fruit. Ample tannin, acid base a bit short in backbone. A bit sweet. 2-5

UK price:£7.99 Har, Odd, WaD, Saf

US price:$10.99

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Bodegas Palacio Especial 2000

Red

Very deep purple. Oaky, smoky, black cherry, hint of red. High alcohol, good tannins, good firm structure, chunky fruit, sweet fruit, firm. 5–10 years.

UK price:£19.99 Har, Odd

US price:$30.99

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Bodegas Salentein Chardonnay 2003

White

Galia melons, green apples, vanilla notes, touch of butter. Soft and rich, spicy oak, balancing acidity. Drink now.

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Bodegas Salentein Primus Pinot Noir 2002

Red

Classic Pinot nose. Up to 4 years.

UK price:£14.00 CPy

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Bodegas Salentein Malbec Alto, Valle de Uco 2002

Red

Deep purple black.Jammy, juicy bramble fruit, a little green nose, vanilla oak.Dark berry fruits, smoke and chocolate, tangy acidity with big tannins, meaty finish. A little over extracted and oaked?Now - 3

UK price:£8.50 CPy

US price:$18.00 San Francisco Wine Exchange (+1 415 546 0484)

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Bodegas Salentein Finca El Portillo Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Red

Quite pale, developed. Ruby/garnet notes.Forward, creamy, whole-berry ferment style and clean, attractive,simple.Juicy and bursting with fruit. A fairly simple but vigorous palate - little or no oak used. Delightful now.Now

US price:$9.00 San Francisco Wine Exchange (+1 415 546 0484)

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Bodegas Salentein San Pablo Estate 2002

Red

Deep purple/red. Hint of development at rim.Mint, cassis and attractive fruit cake nose. Appealing liquorice-scented, well used oak. Very perfumed.Nice sweetly structured cabernet sauvignon and harmonious balance of tannin, fruit and acidity.2-5

UK price:£6.99 M&S

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Bodegas Vinícola Real Vina los Valles de Vinicola Real 2000

Red

Deep purple. Reduction, spicy, cherry. A bit drying, tannin, high alcohol. Quite traditional style. 2–5 years.

US price:$10.00 Domaine Select Wine Estates (212) 279 0799

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Bodegas y Viñedos Santa Emiliana Organic Mareante Hill Chardonnay 2003

White

Elegant nose .integrated fruit and oak. Palate was clean full but not over powering. Tidy finish. Well made. Now

UK price:£6.99 M&S

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Bodegas y Viñedos Viña Mayor Viña Mayor, Secreto Reserva 1999

Red

Opaque red. Classic nose. Palate well balanced but rather lightweight. Plenty of fruit though, and a good length. 2–5 years.

US price:$40.99

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Bogle Winery Petite Sirah 2001

Red

opaque; dratically, spicy, red ripe, peppermint stride. spicy, stewed fruit, crisp acidity, real vitality. Now 2-5

UK price:£9.50 GWW

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Bollinger Grande Année 1996

White

Very nice, but lacks finesse for gold.

UK price:£54.99 Sai, Sel, Tes, Maj, BBR, Har, Odd

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Bonterra Vineyards Roussanne, Lake View Vineyard 2002

White

Youthful. Super intensity apricots. Hot pure apricots. Lovely wine but not varietal. Lovely acidity. Floral.

UK price:£10.99 Odd

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Bonterra Vineyards Viognier 2002

White

Bright + clear. Pale straw colour. Clean. Some good Viognier character evident. Slim, fresh, appealing. Palate dry, quite refreshing acidity. Rather short finish but good wine. Now

UK price:£9.99 Odd, Thr, Unw,

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Bouchard Finlayson Missionvale Chardonnay 2003

White

Bright lemon; Lemon zest, some spice and toasty oak. Quite light. Very elegant. Well integrated. Up to 2 years.

UK price:£11.50 You, GGr, Wai

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Bouchard Finlayson Galpin Peak, Pinot Noir 2002

Red

Medium ruby. Bright raspberry fruit; Good flavour and integration. Bit tight and youthful. Promising. 2–5 years.

UK price:£16.99 You, GGr, Wai

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Bouchard Finlayson Hannibal 2002

Red

Mid-light colour. Very fragrant, ripe nose, savoury, roses. Quite jammy on palate. Good length, very attractive. Drink now.

UK price:£14.25 You, GGr, Wai

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Boullault Freres & Fils Domaine des Dorices, Vieilles Vignes 2003

White

Mid lemon. Some exotic fruit. Soft far from typical Muscadet. Some fruitiness . Now - 5

UK price:£4.70 HBJ, HTW, Eup

US price:$10.00 Sussex Wine Merchants (+1 856 608 9644

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Brokenwood Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz 2001

Red

Bright red. Ripe, simple fruit. Seamless silky palate. Good long flavours.

UK price:£38.95 Odd

US price:$6.00

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Buckingham Estate Shiraz 2003

Red

Bright, vibrant; Ripe, minty; Strong fruit focus, simple ripe honest style.

UK price:£3.99 Asd

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Buitenverwachting Christine 2000

Red

Deep garnet. Delicate red and black fruit. Fennel. Full, generous, good flavour and length. 5 years+.

UK price:£14.00 Odd

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Bürgerspital zum HI. Geist Würzburger Stein Gewürztraminer Spätlese trocken 2001

White

Very rich, ripe tropically, almost lychee. Opulent ripe fruit in palate, rich, attractive, nice weight, good length, nice clean fruit. This is well made. Attractive length. 2–5 years.

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Bürgerspital Zum HI. Geist Würzburger Abtsleite Riesling Eiswein 2002

White

Deep golden colour. Wonderfully honeyed botrytis nose. Very sweet and rich, very rich full and direct, excellent acidity. Very sweet, almost like drinking concentrated grape juice. 5–10 years.

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C Da Silva Presidential NV

Red

Red tinged amber with tawny olive-green rim. Addictive, light-toned cordial on nose. Dark, diluted on the palate too! Very remarkable. Drink now.

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Ca' del Matt Terre Caude' 2001

Red

Deep ruby. Dense, dark fruit and 'sweet' oak. Quite serious - plenty of robust, plumming front with integrated oak and from acidity, low moderate flavours. 1-3

UK price:£9.95 Lib

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Calatrasi Terre di Ginestra "651", Nero d'Avola 2002

Red

Complex, forthcoming. Cherry – lovely structure, full bodied and full flavoured.

UK price:£12.99 No retailer listed

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Calatrasi Terre di Ginestra, "651" Nero d'Avola/Syrah 2001

Red

Fine savoury fruit, good acid breadth palate. Very nice. Individual earthy, coarse tannins and long finish.

UK price:£12.99 No retailer listed

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Calatrasi Terre di Ginestra, Catarratto 2003

White

Pale straw. Modern, fruity with some oak. Vanilla, peach, apparent oak but reasonably integrated lime frsh acidity but weighty. Not quite knit together. 12 months

UK price:£7.99 Hilton International

US price:$12.99

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Calem NV

Red

Very deep black/purple colour. Excellently youthful wine. Very young black fruit – concentrated but simple. Lovely youthful fruit. Powerful, deep wine.

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Calem 2000

Red

Very deep black/purple. Very closed tight nose. Lovely sweet, full, ripe wine. Great depth of fruit and very full bodied. 15–25 years.

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Caliterra Chardonnay Reserve 2003

White

Light toffee nose with fresh creamy hint.Fine balanced, good regretion of light oak. Mid weight and pleasant.Now

UK price:£6.99 Wmb, VII, Luv, DBy, Fah

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Caliterra Arboleda Merlot 2002

Red

Deep ruby.High tone/pruney nose but also soft and ripe.Very appealing mix of soft red fruit and new oak. Decent texture too. Moderate length. Good.Now - 2

UK price:£7.99 Wmb, VII, Luv, DBy, Fah

US price:$15.00 Robert Mondavi Imports Tel: +1 707 226 1395

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Caliterra Arboleda Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Red

inky. Fresh elegant cassis fruit with some minty notes and herbal touches.Elegant, fresh fruit palate with firm tannin and good length.now

UK price:£7.99 Wmb, VII, Luv, DBy, Fah

US price:$15.00 Robert Mondavi Imports Tel: +1 707 226 1395

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Camigliano 2002

Red

Alcohol and cherry fruit. Fresh fruit with some intensity. Enjoyable finish. 2–5 years.

UK price:£25.00 L&W

US price:$40.00

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Campo alla Sughera Arnione 2001

Red

Firm red. Classic blackcurrant fruit tannins with a bit of lead pencil. Low acid, a bit soupy with super smooth tannins.

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Campolargo 2002

Red

Deep crimson red. Fruity and waxy aromas, very complex. Fresh, sweet, fruity vanilla, round. Now

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Canata Hacienda Del Rey, Sauvignon Blanc 2003

White

Some vibrancy and intensity and freshness.Nice zesty acidity, fresh. Well made, slight reduction prevented a higher score.now

UK price:£4.99 Ful

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Canava Argiros Estate Argiros 2003

White

Lemon yellow. No nose. Nice, elegant mineral. Tight.

US price:$20.00 Vina Meditteranean, MD

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Càntele Trulli, Premium Collection, Chardonnay 2002

White

Medium deep gold. Pronounced heavy toast, full, tropical fruit, very obvious. Very obvious, bold, tannacity and actually not a bad attempt to mimic the Barrossa. Good length and power if a bit obvious. Now - 3 years

UK price:£5.99 Saf, NVD

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Càntele Trulli, Premium Collection Zinfandel, Old Vine 2001

Red

Fresh ripe fruit black cherries. Intense, powerful structure with lots of jammy black fruit full bodied and long

UK price:£5.99 VnV, SMF

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Cantina del Vermentino Galana 1999

Red

Peppery, crunchy black fruit with good quality tannins, fresh and lingering.

UK price:£15.49 Vvd, SHW

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Cantina di Montecchia La Bastia 2001

White

Amber. Apricots and lovely toastiness. A very toffee mouth. Drink now.

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Cantina Sociale di Negrar 2001

Red

On the classic side, sweet fruit, coffee, ground fruit.

UK price:£21.00 Ali

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Cantina Sociale Valpantena Ritocco 2002

Red

Alcoholic, ripe fruits. Medium-bodied, ripe fruit with crisp tannins. 2–5 years.

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Cantina Sociale Valpantena Terre di Verona, Ripasso 2002

Red

Peach fruit on nose, cherry liqueur. Ripe fruit, straightforward but quite long.

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Cantina Tollo Cagiòlo 2000

Red

Chocolatey, complex, meaty and full. Rich herbal and toasted nuts. 2–5 years.

UK price:£13.25 Alivini

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Cantine Grotta del Sole 2003

Red

Ripe, fresh violets and plums. Firm, crisp acidity, smooth tannins. Up to 5 years.

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Cantine Lenotti Le Olle 2002

Red

Perfumed, strawberry, roses. Very upfront cool wine, a bit alcoholic. Drink now.

UK price:£10.00 MnW

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Cantine Leonardo 2001

Red

Floral, perfumed, elegantly oaky nose. Juicy and refreshing. Full bodied.

UK price:£11.25 Lib

US price:$16.99 E J Gallo Modesto CA

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Cantine Leonardo Santo Ippolito 2001

Red

Smoky. Oaky but with ripe blue finish. Quite silky on the texture. 5–10 years.

UK price:£18.99 Lib

US price:$35.00 E J Gallo Modesto CA

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Cape Mentelle Chardonnay 2002

White

Barrel fermented, butterscotch. Balanced. Melon and butter characters.

UK price:£13.50 P&S

US price:$24.99 Clicquot Inc 001 212 888 7575

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Capetta Somerfield NV

White

Pale lemon. Fresh, grapey, vibrant. Light, refreshing, delicious, not too sweet.

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Capricorn Wine Estates One Tree 2003

White

Very pale; Ripe tropical fruit, aromatic; Full bodied, quite unctuous yet dry fruit texture, grassinescombined with yellow fruit; good weight and length. Now - 2

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Cardinale 1999

Red

Very intense colour. Rich, berry-like fruit, quite figgy. Good concentration, a little too heavy but good length. 2–5 years.

UK price:£100.00 WTr

US price:$135.00

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Cardone Primitivo 2001

Red

Bright berryish, aromatic. Big mouthful of chunky fruit, long and prunes and figs. Round but solid tannins. Plenty of alcohol but balanced. Good richness. Long

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Casa Donoso 1810 Cabernet Sauvignon Carmenère 2001

Red

Lots of cassis. Concentrated, ripe, sweet tannins. Has potential. Moreish style.

UK price:£14.99 Hax, BFV

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Casa Girelli Canaletto, Winemaker's Collection, Primitivo 2002

Red

Medium deep red. Pronounced, obvious noses black fruit, such acidity and depth. Long and complex with plenty of proven intensity, with long, arromatic and improvement most elegant. 2 - 5 years

UK price:£4.99 Wai, Winerite

US price:$9.99 FWI

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Casa Girelli Virtuoso, Syrah 2001

Red

Quite oaky, black pepper and blackberries. Firm and juicy, black and red juicy fruit, quite firm tannins. Quite ambitious but NYR

UK price:£9.99 EWA, Vill, Pek

US price:$19.99 FWI

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Casa Lapostolle Cuvée Alexandre Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

Red

Deep ruby, garnet rim./Developed nose, plummy, with creamy spice. A bit inky.Very dense, chocolatey texture. Grippy, but with generosity to balance. Long, sweet, almost pruney finish.Now

UK price:£9.99 WWC, BlB, EWG, Hou, Gdh, P&R, DBy

US price:$19.00 Schieffelin & Somerset +1 212 251 8426

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Casa Vinicola Garofoli Grosso Agontano Riserva 2000

Red

Concentrated cherry liqueur nose. Tight, rich, a little overweight, cherry and plum fruit, new oak on finish.

UK price:£12.99 Plo

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Casale Triocco 2000

Red

Very dense black fruit, elegant, herbaceous. Fresh and juicy with tight tannins. Refreshing.

UK price:£13.00 No retailer listed

US price:$21.70 supreme Wines & spirits +1 212 404 7904

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Casale-Falchini Paretaio 2000

Red

Good extracted blueberries and prunes. Very traditional. Spicy and firm tannins.

UK price:£13.00 RdW, Rae

US price:$18.00 Bedford Brands Ltd Tel: 01914 833 2725

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Cascina Morassino Ovello 2000

Red

Medium depth garnet. Some evolution, slightly gamey. Revolved front, chewy quite dry and good colour and length. Now

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Casella Estate Yellow Tail Verdelho 2003

White

Clean crisp and juicy, dry

UK price:£4.99 Msn

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Casella Estate Tortoiseshell Bay Mourvedre Shiraz 2003

Red

Good mid red , bright; Lifted spicy, fresh; Medium bodied, simple. Very ripe berry intense.

UK price:£3.99 Stf, Som

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Casella Estate Yellow Tail Shiraz 2003

Red

UK price:£4.99 Stf, Msn, Som, Asd, Sai, Odd

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Casella Estate Yellow Tail Reserve Shiraz 2002

Red

Oaky, well leathery, sheeny, developed. Sweet easy going shiraz palate.

UK price:£6.99 Msn

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Castello Banfi Poggio alle Mura 1999

Red

Delicate cassis. Restrained. Good structure, still very young, good potential.

UK price:£45.00 Vin, Evy, Res

US price:$75.00 Banfi Vintners (+1 516 6269200)

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Castello Banfi Poggio all'Oro 1997

Red

Nose clean and ripe, open and drinking well, leather and earthy hints, combined with very black fruits.

UK price:£70.00 Vin, Evy, Res

US price:$125.00 Banfi Vintners (+1 516 6269200)

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Castello del Trebbio Lastricato 1999

Red

Straight vinosity on the nose. Mouth unyielding. Very immature.

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Castello del Trebbio Pazzesco 2000

Red

Fruity, rosemary, ripe berries, succulent. Tannic, fresh, oaky. Intense. 5–8 years.

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Castello di Bossi Berardenga 2001

Red

Rich, spicy cherries, chocolatey hints, complex, rich. Palate full, firm, warming and mouthfilling. Up to 5 years

UK price:£13.00 Wtd

US price:$25.00 Winebow Inc 001 201 445 0620

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Castello di Bossi Corbaia 2000

Red

Nose rich and ripe, classy fruitcake, cherry and violet. Earthy, big structure and long length. 2–5 years.

UK price:£30.00 Wtd

US price:$60.00 Winebow Inc 001 201 445 0620

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Castello di Bossi Berardo 2000

Red

Elegant, austere, tobacco. Vibrant fruit, well structured, medium length, fresh.

UK price:£19.00 Wtd

US price:$35.00 Winebow Inc 001 201 445 0620

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Castello di Fonterutoli 1999

Red

Oak and dried cherry fruit. Ripe, sweetish tannins, dry finish. 2–5 years.

UK price:£24.99 Tes

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Castello di Meleto Rainero 2000

Red

Ripe fruit – red berry, coffee beans, intense bouquet. Sweet tannins – fresh and vibrant. Cocoa.

US price:$32.00

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Castello di Poppiano Tricorno 2000

Red

Closed up, classy. Serious, very dry – rustic, big structure. 5 years+.

UK price:£14.50 GWW, MoC

US price:$42.49 AIMC Co INC; Allied Beverage Group; Classic Wines Import; Continental Divide; Gourmet Gallery;

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Castello di Querceto Il Sole di Alessandro 1999

Red

Feverishly old fashioned. Spicy, oak, toasted fruit. Vibrant.

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Castello di Vicchiomaggio Ripa delle Mandorle 2001

Red

Deep and rich colour great extraction concentration tears. Good nose spicey and core, with great fusse and elegance, smart tanned leather + polished mahogany classy. Powerful but elegant wine complex and with lots of fusse cedar wood and cassis notes, cherrys and tobacco firm clasics. Now 2 - 5 years

UK price:£8.51 Hal

US price:$22.00 Laird & Co 001 732 5420 312

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Castello Monaci Artas 2001

Red

Very volictel spicy nose with cinnamin and blubbering. Dense, good acidity, very lingering

UK price:£9.99 Bib

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Cavas Castillo Perelada Gran Claustro Tinto de Castillo Perelada 2001

Red

Sunny nose with pencil and leaf. Very drinkable though highly charged. A tasting wine.

UK price:£30.00 StG

US price:$75.00

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Cavas Castillo Perelada Reserva 2001

Red

Ruby. Deep dark fruit. Reluctant. Good wine, rich fruit, dark, warm austere but long. 2-5

UK price:£8.50 StG

US price:$19.00

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Cave de l'Abbé Rous Cyrcée 2002

Red

Opaque ruby. Sweet, ripe peppery nose. Peppery, juicy fruit, oaky ripeness. Silky smooth tannins, supple. Good length of classy fruit. Drink now.

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Cave de l'Abbé Rous Helyos, Muté sur Grains, Vin Doux Naturel 2002

Red

Deep purple. Forward, blackberry and lemon nose. Moderate concentration – well balanced. Sweet, ripe, good oak. Drink now.

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Cave de Roquebrun Seigneur d'Aupenac 2003

White

Bright gold. Mélange of peach and pineapple. Ripe, exotic. Rich, good concentration of apricot and peach. Good texture by finish. 2–5 years.

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Cave de Roquebrun ORB Rouge 2003

Red

Bright purple. Plenty of primary berry fruit. Good, fit, clear, well presented. Good weight. Drink now.

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Cave de Turckheim Brand, Tokay Pinot Gris 2000

White

Slightly perfumed. Richly concentrated, medium sweet, very ripe but dry. Quite warm and alcoholic. Good length.

UK price:£12.99 Thr

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Cave des Vignerons Grenouille 2000

White

Slight botrytis on nose. A bit of petrol on palate. Needs time. 5–9 years.

UK price:£30.00 M&S

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Caves de Haut Poitou Radcliffes Haut Poitou, Sauvignon Blanc 2002

White

Lemon gold. Forward nose, grassy and blackcurrent, real varietal defruitation. Firm citric attack, well balanced, tight structure and some back tasete of acidity. Now

UK price:£6.49 Thr

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CAVIT Bottega Vinai, Lagrein Dunkel 2001

Red

Fruity, appealing. Rich, fat, smooth, long, very appealing. Delicious.

UK price:£16.50 MeW

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CAVIT Maso Toresella, Vigneti delle Dolomiti 2000

Red

Finesse, breeding – Bordeaux style. Well-integrated oak/fruit, considerable elegance, red berry fruit. Supple, long.

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Cellier Marrenon Grand Luberon 2001

Red

Rich violet colour. Mourvedre: Complex, southern and defined bancock especially.Clean, structured solid and generous palate. Storming effort, soft fruit tannins, nicely crafted.Now + 3

UK price:£5.99 No retailer listed

US price:$10.99 Wine Messenger/Regency Wine

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Chanson Père & Fils Teurons 2002

Red

Lashings of new oak marks the excellent ripe, soft fruit. Chunky, powerful, full flavoured, weighty. Might yet come round. 2–5 years.

UK price:£14.99 No retailer listed

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Charles Heidsieck Rosé 1996

Rosé

Attractive orangey/pink. Subtle, integrated fruit with some added complexity. Attractive, creamy, raspberry fruits but still quite young and acidic.

UK price:£37.95 Max

US price:$70.00 Remy Amerique 001 212 399 4200

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Château Bas Cuvée du Temple 2001

Red

Deep opaque ruby. Tarry ripe, earthy nose. Serious flavours, good concentration and power. Plummy, earthy bread fruit, good length. 2–5 years.

UK price:£14.49 WBz

US price:$18.00 Grape Expectations +1 510 412 5969

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Château Baudare 2001

Red

Deep youthful ruby. Positive nose, ripe, peppery juicy tarry fruit. Peppery fruit, spicy, inky. A little clumsy but with ripe flavours. Tarry. Mineral elegance. Now

UK price:£5.50 GWW

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Château Bélingard Cuvée Blanche de Bosredon' 2000

White

Full gold colour. Nutty buttery sauvignon nose, evolved, complex very positive. Rich nutty, buttery fruit on palate, with good balance and complexity. Mouthfilling elegant. Now

UK price:£9.50 Ear

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Château Bélingard Blanche de Bosredon 1999

White

Bright, full garnished gold. Good intensity, lemon/honey and acidity. Rich, palate and good balance. Subtle, elegant and some edge. Now

UK price:£9.95 Ear

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Château Bélingard Cuvée Blanche de Bosredon 2000

Red

Full, positive ruby. Ripe, berry-fruit.Persistent. Good balance, ripe, berry-fruit. Cassis and hint of spice. Now

UK price:£9.95 Ear

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Château Branaire Ducru Cru Classé 2002

Red

Dense oak and blackcurrant nose. Rich, ripe fruit cloaked in abundant new oak. Good, sweet fruit length. 5–10 years

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Château Cambon La Pelouse Cru Bourgeois 2000

Red

Sweetly ripe nose and marked new oak. Fairly well balanced, medium bright with good concentration. Long. 5–10 years.

UK price:£20.00 Far

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Château Camplazens Premium, La Clape 2001

Red

Violets, black olives. Good focus and concentration. Ripe, balanced, tapenade, luxurious and very complete. Drink now.

UK price:£15.99 DBy, CBC, Hax, P&S, Tan, Sca, WCv, Vet, Dec

US price:$25.99 Merlin Wines, New Orleans, LA 001 504 832 1100

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Château Carcanieux Cru Bourgeois 2000

Red

Mid weight, graded ruby tones. Fine, elegant, restrained nose. Has a herbaceous edge of less than ripe fruit. Luscious and appealing at the finish. 2-5

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Château Carignan Prima 2001

Red

Attractive nose. Generous concentration with nice oak. Good effort. Tannins will soften. Acidity well pitched. 2–5 years.

UK price:£11.57 C&B

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Château Clos de La Tour Réserve du Château 2002

Red

Deep, youthful. Fresh, black fruites, probably a touch of oak - very attractive and clear. Very modern style flavour - black fruits, creamy soft tannins - very well done, but of simple. Now - 2 years

UK price:£9.49 Odd

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Château Corbin-Michotte 2001

Red

Top-class wine, real depth, nice balance, refreshing, lasts well. 5–10 years.

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Château d'Argadens 2002

Red

Mid depth, dark ruby. Sweet fruit notes. Oak gives sweetness to a well judged wine. Light alcoholic but has an early appeal. Now

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Château d'Eyran 2001

Red

Ruby with tawny rim. Spicy vanilla oak here. Light juicy fruit with elegant and pulse. Hand-weight soft tannins but very good length.2-5

US price:$17.00 Country Vintner 001 804 359 6036; Lamber Import-NJ

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Château de Barbe Blanche Réserve 2001

Red

Rich, ripe, toasty oak, hedonistic, impressive. Lovely rich fruit, mouth filling, nicely balanced, good acidity, unobtrusive oak and long. 2–5 years.

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Château de Bligny Grande Reserve NV

Red

Malo-yeast/complex fruit. Well structured. Great food wine. Will age.

UK price:£16.45 Ear

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Château de Candale 2002

Red

Cedar toast and oak. Luscious, cherry fruit and bright oak. Very attractive indeed, well-crafted tannins. 5–10 years.

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Château de Fontenille 2003

Rosé

Fine, full, salmon pink. Clean, vibrant and appertising. Positive fruit notes. Zippy, nice esy fruit. Touch of CO2, touch of RS. Very appertising. Now.

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Château de Fontenille 2002

Red

Medium deep touch of maturity. Very pure fruit - black fruits black cherry, note of licorice developed. Good juicy fruit, balanced acidity - good purity and length. Emphasis on fruit very well done. Now - 2 years

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Château de Lardiley 2002

Red

Very ripe, oak-tinged nose. Fresh weight with nice juicy flavour – mid tannin and good aromatic length. Savoury. 2–5 years.

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Château de Monthelie 1998

Red

Nice purple-red. Toasty-oaky rich fruit. Full freshness. Still very young. 2–5 years.

UK price:£14.50 J&B

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Château de Pierreux 2003

Red

Ultra-ripe, sweet, some integrated oak. Deliciously ripe, succulent. Soft, very juicy, delicious now. Will improve when tannins soften. Drink now.

UK price:£11.95 Lib

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Château de Pitray Premier Vin du Château de Pitray 1999

Red

Dense, mellow dark ruby, shaded. Fine scented nose. Complex with nose front. Mellow, soft, evolved - this is lovely! Real drink now. Now

UK price:£8.49 MWW

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Château de Seguin Cuvée Carl 2000

Red

Fresh currants. Not swamped by oak. Soft, full, rich with earthy elegance but no persistence. Up to 2 years.

US price:$25.00 Cape Cod

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Château de Seguin Cuvée Prestige 2001

Red

Dark ruby. Restrained mineral note. This is neat. New oak matches masses of fruit, to give a polished finish wine. Has a pleasant finish too. 2-5

US price:$13.99 Cape Cod Wholesale, MA, Chrissa Import LA, Purveyor Fines LA

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Château Dereszla 5 Puttonyos 2000

White

Medium gold. Not yet settled but very alive citrus/honey. Medium concentration but plenty of imbued tangy hints to be savoured. Ends light. 5 years+.

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Château Dereszla Furmint Late Harvest Reserve 2000

White

Gold/very green. Lime flavour and very bright touch. Good, rich, intense fruit – clean and appetising. Long and elegant. Up to 5 years.

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Château des Monges La Clape 2001

Red

Full, intense and youthful. Youthful, rather "reductive" and lacking charm, but good intensity of fruit.Rich, spice, tar and minerals. Youthful and will evolve further. Good intensity and power. 2+

UK price:£6.99 CHalkstream Wines

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Château Du Cros 2001

Red

Very nice balance, fresh, medium weight. Gentle spices. Mid length. Drink now.

UK price:£11.50 InV

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Château du Donjon Grande Tradition 2001

Red

Deep ruby. Ripe cherry nose, youthful red fruits.Good weight on palate, firm balance, fresh, clean mineral flavours with finely tuned tannins. Good length. Now

UK price:£5.50 GWW

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Château du Juge Cru Quinette 2001

Red

Full, opulent note, sweet fruit , spices and flowers. Honeyed, creamy. 2–5 years.

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Château du Retout Cru Bourgeois 2002

Red

Dark, dense berry skin. Elegant, sophisticated nose. Succulent, vibrant very rewarding, excellent in the context of 2002, indeed any vintage. Drink now.

UK price:£12.45 CdP

US price:$17.00 Grand Vntage 0016096888484

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Château Ducla 2003

White

Bright pale. Zesty, touch petrol. Clearly some character, citrus. Good depth of flavours. Nicley balanced long very distinctive. Now

UK price:£5.49 Frx (DWS)

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Château Fleur Cardinale 2001

Red

Rich, ripe, black fruits, notes of almond, toasty oak. Very nice fruit, good pure Merlot. High acidity, firm tannins. 2–5 years.

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Château Fombrauge 2001

Red

Dense, ripe blackberry fruit. Classy new wood. Firm, dry, predominantly new wood tannins. Ripeness and concentration. Spicy attack. 5–10 years.

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Château Fongabon 2001

Red

Deep youthful. Bright, vivid black fruit aromas, notes of creamy oak in back ground. Good sweet fruit, very pure quite intense this is very good. Lovely early drinking. 2-5

UK price:£8.49 Som

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Château Gallais Bellevue, Cru Bourgeois 2001

Red

Full red dark. Warm, fresh, cedary, earthy, tall and intense. Intense, fine fragrant vivid currants, warm wheat hay wine. Now-3

UK price:£7.99 M&S

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Château Garonne Ste Gemme Cru Bourgeois 1999

Red

Deep, more mature. Rich aromas, notes of unripe fruit. Lovely, inky flavours, good character - really mouth filling. Stunning palate - and veryimpressive.2-5

UK price:£9.95 WSo, Fol

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Château Grinou La Combe de Grinou, Grande Réserve Blanc 2003

White

Pale gold. Subtle, hidden. Good fruit develops slowly on palate, a little edgy, but overall sweet concentration. 2 years.

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Château Guiot 2003

Rosé

Rose! Full youthful. Bright, raspberry/crunchy fruit. True spice.Straight and clean. Good style and balance. Sufficient "life" and "energy".NB judged as rosé. Now

UK price:£4.99 MWW

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Château Haut Barrail Cru Bourgeois 2001

Red

Dark berry skin. Finely scented, classic nose. Light, balanced and with a rewarding long, smooth finish. 2–5 years.

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Château Haut Bertinerie 2002

Red

Deep, dense berry skin. Opulent, aromatic with fine herbaceous notes. Extracted berry fruit and toasted oak. Impressive, bold, with fine-trained tannins. 2–5 years.

UK price:£12.00 Lor

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Château Haut Bertinerie 2002

Red

Creamy, cheesy, herbaceous, plenty of character. Richly flavoured. Off dry, rich, long on the palate. Up to 2 years.

UK price:£12.00 Lor

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Château Haut-Madrac Cru Bourgeois 2001

Red

Dark rounder depth ruby. Smokey with berry fruit cherries. Tannins, smokey with fine ripe fruit. Appealing, positive style with ripe tannins. 2-5

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Château L'Escart Cuvée Prestige 2001

Red

Restrained dark fruit nose. Quite tight and firm. Tannic style and terroir. 2–5 years.

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Château La Cardonne Cru Bourgeois 2000

Red

Deep red purple. Freshly new typical. Lovely cedarwood character. Fruit, mellow, own texture, dryish fruit, Earthy, good length and moisture. Now-3

UK price:£9.99 Mar, All, AWW, Evr, Hai, HBJ, Lay

US price:$16.99 Touton Selection NY 001 212 255 0674 Southern Wines & Spirits 001 502 297 6000

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Château La France Cuvée Séléction 2001

Red

Medium deep. Rich, sweet, chocolate, dried fruits. Harmonious on the palate, lovely flavour, good persistence. Bold style, this works very well. 2-5

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Château La Garde 2000

Red

Elegant, with a long, sweet fruit core – stylish, complex. Very good. 5–10 years.

UK price:£15.00 BBR

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Château la Roche Beaulieu Amavinum 2001

Red

Oak, berry skin. Fine, elegant, cedary notes. Sumptuously smooth, carefully moulded. Modern with a balanced finish.

UK price:£22.95 GWW

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Château La Tour de By Cuvée Prestige, Cru Bourgeois 2001

Red

Dark berry skin. Light, elegant, complex with fine tannins. 2–5 years.

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Château la Tuilerie des Combes 2002

Red

Delicate, harmonious nose. Luscious with bright front, carefully matched to oak. Impressive texture. 2–5 years.

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Château la Varière La Grande Chevalerie 2001

Red

Inky, opaque blackcurrant. Heavy new oak, sweet, ripe, dark berry fruit. Charry tannins – pity because fruit is good. Very young. Some length. 5 years.

UK price:£20.00 BBR

US price:$30.00 Wine Symphony inc (+1 212 226 82 83)

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Château la Varière Les Melleresses 2000

White

Deep golden colour. Intensely botrytic, orange peel, bitter aromas. With plenty of botrytis and acid balance. Fresh, appealing.

UK price:£24.00 BBR

US price:$35.00 Wine Symphony inc (+1 212 226 82 83)

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Château Lagarosse "Les Comtes" 2001

Red

Ripe fruited. Nicely balanced, modern tannic, quite alcoholic, very ripe – some complexity, good length. 4–8 years.

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Château Lamothe de Haux Cuvée Valentine 2002

Red

Fine-scented nose with fruit, oak and mineral notes. Elegant, poised, light, modern but well balanced. 2–5 years.

UK price:£12.74 Roo, Man, Dsm

US price:$20.00

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Château Lascombes Cru Classé 2001

Red

Scented cedary nose. Rich, elegant mid weight, supple. Good length. 5–10 years.

UK price:£33.00 AWW

US price:$59.00 Ferrer Wine Estates

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Château Lathibaude 2001

Red

Very deep, dark purplish ruby. Intense fruit, not sumer ripe but well extracted. Spring oak at odds with jamming fruit. A well intentioned wine but lacks harmony of any type. nOw

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Château Lathibaude 2001

Red

Dark purple. New wine fully ripe fruit with tight hand-weight spicy nose. Vivid, wine, deep tastes, no good depth exotic sexy tasting. Now - 2 years

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Château Le Grand Verdus Grande Réserve 2001

Red

Lively, ripe berry fruit nose. Good fruit concentration – warm, full. 2–5 years.

UK price:£22.50 No retailer listed

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Château le Thil Comte Clary 2000

Red

Powerful, peach nose. Blackcurrants and tobacco. Fine balance, harmonious fruit, good extraction,and length. 5–10 years.

UK price:£14.20 C&B

US price:$23.00 European Cellars 001 704 358 1565

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Château Lestrille Capmartin Cuvee Prestige 2000

Red

Rich, healthy fruits. Heavy subtle variety and ripe. Soft, with vivid heavy depth, subtle complexity. Up to 3 years.

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Château Los Boldos Merlot Vieille Vignes 2000

Red

Elegantly peppery plummy fruit will grace in age, some dried and fresh fruit and tobacco.Lovely peppery fruit palate, full and freshly underpinned by fresh acidity

UK price:£9.99 HBJ

US price:$30.00 Dreyfus Ashby +1 212 818 0770

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Château Maison Blanche 2000

Red

Dense, deep ruby dark tone. Restrained, ripe, almost meaty, has plenty of depth. Smokey depth with reams of ripe fruit and some fine ground. Has s long texture. 2-5

UK price:£9.50 J&B

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Château Maris Les Vieilles Vignes de Château Maris 2001

Red

Full, intense. Some development on rim. Real spice, minerals and strong personality. Hint of tobacco.Ample, intense and "rustic". Rich distinctive and still a bit youthful. 2+

UK price:£8.99 Wai

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Château Masburel 2001

Red

Good intensity. Youthful for 2001. Ripe, classy oak/mealy. Positive and concentrated. Ample fruit, good texture and balance. Well made and some style. Drink now.

UK price:£12.50 SVS

US price:$25.00 J. Garland 'Dionysus, 3216 Wellington Court, Suited, Raleigh, N. Carolina 27615 0019197908205

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Château Mercier 2002

Red

Dark deep ruby. Restrained, elegant nose. Classic, well-defined fruit and careful oak. Good tannins too. Now

US price:$18.00 SMD Selection, Albany NY (+1 518 452 6049)

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Château Mercier Cuvée Prestige 2000

Red

Deep. Savoury of rich aromas potential. Good fruit on the palate, plenty of character. Firm tannins. Actually rather good. 2 - 5 years

UK price:£8.95 Nso

US price:$25.00 SMD Selection, Albany NY (+1 518 452 6049)

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Château Meyre L'Enclos Gallen 2000

Red

Classy, intense and spicy mineral nose. Very attractive depth of fruit and sleek oak. Balanced, long. 5–10 years.

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Château Montdoyen Cuvée La Part des Anges 2001

White

Light gold colour. Soft aromatic nose, some buttery notes, floral gooseberry creamy. Soft ripe gooseberry fruit, overlaid with buttery oak flavours. Broad, complete, with good complexity and length. Well made. Now

UK price:£9.50 GWW

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Château Montdoyen Cuvée La Part des Anges 2000

Red

Positive ruby colour. Spice, some classy oak. Meaty. Some style.Ripe. Some style. Now

UK price:£7.90 GWW

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Château Montfollet 2003

Red

Full, modern, tannic, ripe, oaky, alcoholic, forceful, modern style - bit of a bruiser. On the hot side, but good. 2–5 years.

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Château Montlau Hors Serie 2000

Red

Tasty with chocolate fruit. Fresh, medium-bodied fruit with fresh tannins. Enjoyable.

UK price:£30.00 F&E

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Château Passe Craby Cuvée Prestige 2002

Red

Deep. Interesting aromas. Chocolate french oak; sweet creamy. Richly flowered on the palate, good grainy tannins. Well balanced, good persistence Excellent modern. 2-5 years.

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Château Paveil De Luze 2001

Red

Classic restraint. All in proportion. Supple, velvet style with underlying tannins. Long, strong and yet smooth. 2–5 years.

UK price:£11.50 AHW, AIW, Ell, Jas, PLe, Kai, Maj, Net

US price:$22.99 USSWS

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Château Petit-Village 2001

Red

Rich, roasted, chocolate. I suspect this is what Parker-Pomerol lovers are after. Sumptuous on the palate. 5–10 years.

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Château Peyrabon Cru Bourgeois 2000

Red

Opens slowly and very well. Should do well. New style. Has the right weight but needs a little more ‘energy’. 2–5 years.

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Château Pichon Longueville Cru Classé 2001

Red

Fine mineral notes. Distinguished. Crisp, keen, alert, elegant, firm. 8–10 years.

UK price:£35.10 No retailer listed

US price:$53.00

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Château Puy Castéra Cru Bourgeois 2001

Red

Darkish ruby. Herbal, oak fruit minerals attractive notes. A bed or ripe, plumming fruit. Unusual for Cab. Sav. Positive style. 2-5

UK price:£9.60 Sav

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Château Rayne-Vigneau Madame de Rayne 1997

White

Gold. Honey, oak, botytris nose. Concentrated medium weight, sweet spicy, moderate complex, nice length, good lesser sauternes. Now

UK price:£8.99 M&S

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Château Recougne Terra Recognita 2001

Red

Dark red hock. Nice, dense close grained sweet cherry and graphite good. Dense, dark hock - cherry flavours. No good depth or sumptiousness - but vivid and pleasurable. Now

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Château Recougne 2000

Red

Deep dark ruby. Rich yeasty/oak nose. Savoury not sophisticated. A rewarding, succulent palage, very ripe and opulent. Driven, with shape - ripe tannins. 2 - 5 years

UK price:£6.95 Rbs

US price:$12.00 Ex-cellars Wine Agencies 001 617 876 5105

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Château Recougne Terra Recognita 2002

White

Straw. Mellow, complex fruit, herbs and spices. Intense fruit and herbs - box!!. Jammy. Now

UK price:£9.00 Clk

US price:$22.00 Ex-cellars Wine Agencies 001 617 876 5105

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Château Reysson Réserve du Château, Cru Bourgeois 2002

Red

Deep. Fine, sarang, medoc nose, very pure. Good fruit, very refreshing, actually rather nice - very bright fruit. 2-5

UK price:£9.99 No retailer listed

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Château Rollan de By Cru Bourgeois 2001

Red

Berry fruits, plums – lovely. Concentrated style with fruity high tannins. Should develop well after 4/5 years.

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Château Rouquette 2002

Red

Deep extracted purplish ruby. Spicy oak - dominated nose, rich, flavours. Serious tannin character with plums and chocolate. Well executed. Now

UK price:£7.49 JkN

US price:$15.99 Dionysus, 44 Inverness Drive, Englewood, Colorado 80112 001 303 779 0456

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Château Rouquette sur Mer La Clape 2002

Red

Full, very intense. Very expressive violets, garrigue character. Good texture and mouthfeel. Ripe, silky and characterful. Drink now.

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Château Saint Baillon Le Roudai 2000

Red

Crimson. Melange of bria and stature. Quirky style, colourful berry fruit, real individuality and clarate

UK price:£9.75 JDB

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Château Saint-Bénézet Cuvée Prestige 2001

Red

Deep purple. Rich, plenty of oak, concentration, briar. Tight structure, good fruit, tough, moderate weight and reasonable fruit. Up to 2 years.

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Château St Jacques d'Albas 2001

Red

Opaque ruby. Ripe peppery fruit nose. Firm ripe minty fruit, good grip, soft toasty oak, good length. Unknit at present but with good potential. 2-5

UK price:£8.50 Gdh, Han, Lynch Osbourne 01625 252 175

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Château Ste Michelle Chardonnay Cold Creek 2001

White

light yelllow; Big ripe style. Oak and volatile acidity complexity. Salty lactic style. Shows rich attack and broad palate. Food acid. Complex, big oak style. Nice length.

UK price:£17.97 BWC

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Château Ste Michelle Canoe Ridge Estate, Merlot 2001

Red

Dark. Peppery, herbal, chocolate; menthol, tight, spicy, simple. Drink now.

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Château Ste Michelle Merlot 2000

Red

Tannic, creamy, lean bodied, not fruity, slightly drying. Drink now.

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Château Ste Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon Cold Creek Vineyard 2001

Red

Colour vibrant, dense. Ripe cassis, blackberry, intense and complex. Nice attack, pure fruit flavours. Broad despite angular tannins, a wine of some class and balance for ageing. 2–5 years.

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Château Ste Michelle Chardonnay 2001

White

Big ripe style. Oak and volatile acidity complexity. Salty lactic style. Shows rich attack and broad palate. Food acid. Complex, big oak style. Nice length.

UK price:£8.99 BWC

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Château Ste Michelle Syrah 2002

Red

Colour vibrant; Bouquet intensity ++ Varietal + peppers. Attack + mid palate ok. Quite dry. 2-5

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Château Tournefeuille 'La Curé' 2001

Red

Dark, ripe, plummy fruit with fine oak. Fleshy medium weight of moderate complexity. Good balance. 2–5 years.

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Château Trianon 2002

Red

Intense, spicy new oak overlaying primary fruit. Chewy fruit and toasty oak. Long drive and careful tannins. 5–10 years.

UK price:£32.00 HHC, EdS

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Château Veredus 2001

Red

Full, intense youthful. Intense, spice, garrigue. Rich and focused. Very true to its roots. True, characterful. Ample and positive character. Good length. Now

UK price:£7.99 Chalk Stream Wines

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Château Villa Bel-Air 2001

Red

Light, sweet, cedary. Medium fruit, ripe, sweet fruit, some length, pretty, stylish, nice fruit persistence. Up to 5 years.

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Chestnut Grove Wines Merlot 2001

Red

Deep red. Plummy ripe, fruitcake. Very grippy finish.

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Chimney Rock Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District 2001

Red

Dark ruby. Cassis, chocolate toasty. Mid full, soft, supple, light cherry fruit.

UK price:£27.95 DWL

US price:$45.99

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Clairault Estate Cabernet Merlot 2001

Red

Ripe, plummy, rich with olive, US oak and sweet fruit. Quite high acid but good mineral, leafy edge and length with purity and balance. 2–5 years.

UK price:£12.99 Stf

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Clairault Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

Red

Good oaky palate with medium fruit concentration. Long with oak/tannin balance. 2–5 years.

UK price:£12.99 Stf

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Clairault Estate Reserve Cabernet Merlot 1998

Red

Red brick tones. Evolved aromas, stewed fruit. Prune compote. Not very integrated.

UK price:£21.99 Stf

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Clairault Wines Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Red

Individual intense nose; Soft quite mineral. Nice wine, good balance, high tannins in finish. Now

UK price:£8.99 Stf

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Clairault Wines Shiraz 2002

Red

Purple/red. Berry rose, fine oak. Good berry, slightly tight, good tannins.

UK price:£8.99 Stf

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Cloof Pinotage 2002

Red

Deep, deep colour. Very leafy, stalky fruit. Metallic-mulberry notes. Sweet vanillary oak. Lush fruit – a ‘crowd pleaser’. Bit hard and one-dimensional on finish. 2–5 years.

UK price:£10.99 BWC

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Cloof Bush Vines Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2002

Red

Dense, opaque; New clove,bright fruit, plummy. Some olive and spice. Luscious, medium- full, some complexity.

UK price:£5.99 BWC

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Clos Du Val Ariadne 2001

White

Very dense. Heavy oak use, candied orange peel. Rich attack oak monster, hot but good. Complex, rich style. Up to 2 years.

UK price:£19.99 Cap

US price:$32.00

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Clos Du Val Pinot Noir Carneros Vineyard 2001

Red

Dusty garnet; fresh, lively rhubarb. Youthful, but quite short. Ripe raspberry fruit, black pepper. Good acidity and grippy tannins. 2–5 years.

UK price:£22.99 Cap

US price:$38.00

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Codorníu Cuvée Raventos NV

White

Typical Cava. The grapes slim through the co2.b Lots of fruit and character. Good length and finsh. Now

UK price:£7.99 Maj,Spa, Fen,Clk CmM

US price:$13.99 Vinum International Tel 001 707 224 4601

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Colio Estate Vineyards CEV Merlot Reserve 2002

Red

Intense deep red. Oaky, peach fruits. Sweet fruit, well extracted, mouthfilling, minty finish, soft tannins. 1–2 years.

US price:$24.95 Leone Imports (001 734 454 5640)

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Colio Estate Vineyards Icewine Vidal 2002

White

Coppery gold. Intense, honey spicy. Honeyed apricot, influence, full bodied. 3–5 years.

US price:$42.95 Leone Imports (001 734 454 5640)

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Collemassari Grattamacco 2001

Red

Faint liquorice but distant fruit. Some wood and toast. 2–5 years

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Columbia Crest Chardonnay Two Vines 2002

White

stable, vibrant. intensity, shows good volatile, e.g oak complexity, some stone fruits. lively attack, reminscent of Mersault, complex serious wine MERF butterscotch, finishes late, lacks acidity, classy wine but structure and fruit lacking. 2-5

UK price:£6.99 BWC

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Columbia Crest Cabernet Sauvignon Two Vines 2001

Red

Colour Vibrant and youthful. Shows some leafy notes a little synthetic. Palate shows good attack nice soft palate weight . Not Overly extracted a little sweet. Good bronze. Now

UK price:£6.99 BWC

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Columbia Crest Shiraz Two Vines 2001

Red

Colour ok; Shows toasty heavy oak use. Dominates fruit. Palate sweet attack. Soft blackberry fruit. Commercial out of balance.Now

UK price:£6.99 BWC

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Concha Y Toro Trio Sauvignon Blanc, Three Vineyards 2003

White

Pale.Subtle nose. Attractive fruit. Pineapple and gooseberry.Dry style, clean, refreshing. Above average concentration.now

UK price:£5.99 Bab, Bre, Cst, Evy, Fra, Lan, MHW, MnW, Odd, Pen, RLe, Sai, WSo

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Concha Y Toro Trio Chardonnay 2003

White

Touch herby , slighht apple and cream.Good fresh apple palate, with creamy texture, fresh, smooth and long not over complicated.now

UK price:£5.99 Adl, Bab, Bre, Cst, DlB, Evh, Thr, Fra, Lan, MHW, MWW, Odd, Pen, RLe, Sai, WSo, Wim

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Concha Y Toro Terrunyo Carmenère 2002

Red

Black/opaque.Pleasant, new oak and full fruit/not too extracted.Sexy monster style and well conceived.Now

UK price:£9.99 Bab, Brs, Lan, Odd, RUE, SpW, StM, WSo, Upt, Wim

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Concha Y Toro Trio Merlot, Carmenère, Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Red

Deep purple rim.Very ripe and focussed. Good mix of oak and fruit. Appealingly ripe and Merlot lime .Coconut initially. Warm finish. Bit hollow perhaps. Sexy, quite intense, smooth, good style a wow! Now

UK price:£5.99 Adl, Asd, Bab, Bre, Cst, DlB, Evy, Thr, PRA, Lan, MPW, MnW, Odd, Pen, RUE, Wim

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Concha Y Toro Trio Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz, Cabernet Franc 2002

Red

opaque.Soft ripe wild fruit on nose .Soft ripe wild fruit on palate. Soft plum and sensitive oak. Tidy. Harmonious.now

UK price:£5.99 Bre, Bab, Cst, DlB, Evh, Thr, Fra, Lan, MHW, MnW, Odd, Pen, RUE, WSo, Wim

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Coopers Creek Reserve Cabernet Merlot, Gimblett Gravels 2002

Red

Very deep ruby. Blackcurrant, earthy. Rich fruit, supple, plentiful tannins. Good fruit and definition. Up to 2 years.

UK price:£13.59 Stf

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Coriole Vineyards Shiraz 2002

Red

Dark, deep red. Smashing rich Shiraz nose. Clean, rich, well balanced.

UK price:£11.99 Dll, Hed, Tan

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Corpora Vineyards & Winery Agustinos Pinot Noir Reserva 2003

Red

Very pale.Fragrant red fruit, floral notes, a bit forced but attractive.Elegant, fragrant, mid-weight. Stylish and good.Now

UK price:£8.49 Cve, FFW

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Craggy Range Winery "Le Sol", Gimblett Gravels 2002

Red

High oak, rich fruit; sweet, succulent, integrated oak. Well balanced, lacks pure varietal character. Up to 5 years.

UK price:£30.00 Dis, Cap

US price:$55.00 KOI

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Crawford River Riesling 2001

White

Slightly dumb nose, obvious fresh spritz. Quite ripe, sweet and juicy, individual style. Good acidity.

UK price:£12.50 J&B

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Creta Olympias Nobile 2003

White

Pale, clear. Floral, clean, forthcoming. Nice. Ginger-spicy. Now.

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Creta Olympias Xerolithia 2003

White

Pale, clear. Very discreet. First-bouche a bit gaseous. Short and lacking flesh.Now

UK price:£4.99 RGk, Odd

US price:$8.00

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Creta Olympias Mirambelo 2002

Red

Show vintage. Developed but some apple . Reasonable length quite spicy - quite laid back. Good if cheap wine. Now

UK price:£5.99 RGk, Odd

US price:$9.00

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Creta Olympias Nobile 2000

Red

Showy some maturity. Good developed some complexity. Good intense good length well made. Good complexit

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Cusumano Inzolia 2003

White

Amber colour. Nice proraw cod. Moderate use of oak honey finish. Oak holds structure together spicy, citrus grapefruit, persistant clean finish. Now

UK price:£5.99 Stephane Aurioz Wines

US price:$10.00 Vin Divino Ltd

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Cusumano Benuara, Nero d'Avola Syrah 2002

Red

Deep ruby garnet. fleshy - intense. Satisfactory balanced flavour - texture long, ripe flavour excellent. Now

UK price:£9.79 Bcc

US price:$14.00 Vin Divinio

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d'Arenberg The Ironstone Pressings Grenache,Shiraz,Mourvedre 2002

Red

Hint of raspberry, slightly stewed, very ripe, sweet stewed fruit. Dense inky concentration and powerful chewy, chunky feel and balance. 2–5 years.

UK price:£22.00 Bib, Odd

US price:$65.00 Old Bridge Cellars

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d'Arenberg The Coppermine Road Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Red

Quite aromatic berry fruits. Good fruit richness with cassis flavours, good concentration and richness. Well made.

UK price:£22.00 Bib, Odd

US price:$65.00 Old Bridge Cellars

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d'Arenberg The Galvo Garage 2002

Red

Complex, light. Big, full wine, dry finish.

UK price:£11.00 Bib, Odd

US price:$35.00 Old Bridge Celars

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d'Arenberg The Laughing Magpie Shiraz Viogner 2002

Red

Shiraz. Lovely sweet, dry, balanced Shiraz. Good length. Up to 5 years.

UK price:£11.00 Bib, Odd

US price:$35.00 Old Bridge Cellars

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Dante Rivetti Alabarda 1999

Red

Fruity, earthy, good aroma. Dense, compact, modern style. 2–5 years.

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Daringa Cellars Matilda Shiraz Merlot Cabernet Blend 2001

Red

Nice nose, intense berry fruit quality. On palate vry nice juicy mulberry fruit richness, intergrated oak, fine ripe blackberry jam fruit richness very juicy and suculent. Now

UK price:£8.95 Net, CKS

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Dario D'Angelo Wines 'Daris' 1996

Red

Deep, concentrated, liqueur cherries dipped in black chocolate. Up to 5 years.

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Darting Estate Riesling 2003

White

UK price:£5.99 M&S

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De Bortoli Wines Noble One Botrytis Semillon 2000

White

Old bronze gold. Complex, long, rich, intense, limey character.

UK price:£15.95 DeB

US price:$24.99 De Bortoli wines 001 201 714 9700

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De Bortoli Wines Black Noble NV

Red

Deep brown. Complex coffee, concentrated, loads of raisined fruit.

UK price:£15.99 DeB

US price:$29.99 De Bortoli wines 001 201 714 9700

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De Bortoli Wines Shiraz 2002

Red

Deep colour. Touches of mint/leather and rhubarb. Chunky and full, chocolatey with fruit length.

UK price:£14.00 DeB

US price:$34.99 De Bortoli wines 001 201 714 9700

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De Bortoli Wines Shiraz 2003

Red

Fresh vibrant. Very fresh quality, juicy fine ripenses. Simple tannins and fresh almost crisp.

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De Bortoli Wines Show Liqueur Muscat NV

White

Demera sugar richness, quite nice and concentrated fruits., almost PX, good acidity. Now

UK price:£9.95 DeB

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De Venoge Blanc de Blancs 1995

White

Light straw. Slightly metallic but pleasant. Fruit, good character.

UK price:£29.99 BoW

US price:$39.99 Baron Francois Ltd

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De Wetshof Estate Danie de Wet, Nature in Concert, Pinot Noir 2002

Red

Mid red; Juicy raspberry fruit. Light but perfumed. Elevated acidity but ripe fruit, pleasing though not a big wine. Bit alcoholic perhaps. Now

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Delas frères La Galopine 2002

White

Charming. Stylish, pretty, floral tones, butter, southern Burgundy. Good ripeness, texture is pretty, clean and long. Good balance. Very elegant. Length pebbly from its granite. Up to 4 years.

UK price:£23.99 BWC

US price:$49.00 Maisons Marques & Domaines 001510 286 2000

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Delas Frères Seigneur de Maugiron 2000

Red

Nice colour with a bit of an edge. Pretty nose. Attack smoky, luscious, young firm and crafted. Clean, tight length. 3–8 years.

UK price:£29.99 BWC

US price:$61.00 Maisons Marques & Domaines 001510 286 2000

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Delas Frères Marquise de la Tourette 1999

Red

Ripe fruit, aromatic red fruits. Degree of oiliness and some pine. Elegant mulberry fruit, sense of place. Up to 10 years.

UK price:£29.99 BWC

US price:$68.00 Maisons Marques & Domaines 001510 286 2000

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Delegat's Wine Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2001

White

Golden straw; Creamy, nutty nose. Some lovely delicate lemon notes; oak, more restrained good acidity; well made. Now - 1/2 yrs

UK price:£7.99 Maj, Saf

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Delicato Marin Ridge Vineyards, Malbec 2002

Red

Deep Purple; Stewed plums,cocoa meat. velvety tannins, plum, blackberry, cocoa, medium body, low medium acidity. Clean. Now

UK price:£7.49 M&S

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Delicato Vineyards Clay Station Malbec 2002

Red

Black and purple; Stewed plums and cherries. Vanilla sweetness, plump and pleasant. Good intensity. Sweet ripe fruit. Crisp backing acidity and tannins (at finish) plenty of rhubarb varietal character with vanilla . Now

UK price:£7.99 Coo

US price:$8.99 United Liquor 001 773 254 9000

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Delicato Vineyards Clay Station Petite Sirah 2002

Red

Inky purple; Jammy, earthy; Medium body and tannins, low medium acidity. Cocoa and earth, could be more fruit, short, tannic finish; now

US price:$8.99 United Liquor 001 773 254 9000

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Delicato Vineyards Delicato Family Vineyards Shiraz 2003

Red

Very deep; Good bouquet, ripe fruit. clean and fruity, some complexity, earthy wine. Now

UK price:£5.99 Som, Sai

US price:$6.99 United Liquor 001 773 254 9000

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Devaux Grande Réserve NV

White

Straw yellow. Pinot, tight. Some depth and Pinot weight. Good balance of fruit, contrast and vinosity.

UK price:£18.99 C&H, Hou, Vll

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Devaux Cuvee D Grand Millesime 1996

White

Easy drinking, sweet, fruity.

UK price:£27.99 No retailer listed

US price:$39.95 Kysela Pere et Fils, Winchester VA

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DFJ Vinhos Alvarinho & Chardonnay 2003

White

Pale yellow. Soft floral berry fruit, showing some finesse and elegance. Hint of lemon and vanilla. Quite elegant. Rich texture with long finish. Balanced acidity showing good fruit and character. Well made.Now + 1 year

UK price:£4.99 D&F, Bth

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DFJ Vinhos Merlot & Tinta Roriz 2003

Red

Deep purple/red. Fine. Some fruit, but holding back. Gentle aromas of mint and pepper.Good structure. Complex, soft tannins and balanced acidity. Firm. Good.Now + 2 years.

UK price:£5.39 D&F

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DFJ Vinhos Touriga Nacional & Touriga Franca 2001

Red

Deep purple. Nice floral aromas combined with ripe berry fruit. Good acidity, well structured tannins. Good delightful fruit finesse.Now + 2 yrs

UK price:£6.79 D&F, Tes, Saf

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DFJ Vinhos Grand' Arte, Touriga Nacional 2001

Red

Deep rich red. Full pungent nose. Very characteristic. Some pepper and spice. Good. Soft voluptuous tannins, full long finish. Quite refined, showing good fruit and structure.Now + 3

UK price:£8.99 D&F

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Diemersfontein Pinotage 2003

Red

Deep purple/red; Chocalately/toasty; Very toasty, burned blackcurrents, liquorice and cinnamon. Chocalatey, oak on finish. Very commercial. Now

UK price:£6.99 Wai

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Dievole Novecento 2000

Red

Ripe pepper and oaky. Oak dominates the attack but there is lush plummy fruit.

UK price:£19.00 CIt

US price:$25.00 Citadel Trading Co 212 245 2844/Wine Brokers Inc 513 721 0999/Multicarte Inc 254 776 5348

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Dievole Broccato 1999

Red

Deep black red. Alcohol. Oak, dried finish and woody finish.

UK price:£13.00 CIt

US price:$23.00 Citadel Trading Co 212 245 2844/Wine Brokers Inc 513 721 0999/Multicarte Inc 254 776 5348

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Dimitrios Katsaros Domaine Katsaros 2001

Red

Rich ripe herbaceous. 3-6

US price:$17.00 Vink Meditereanean 001 3011 599 8380

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Domaine Astruc DA Chardonnay 2003

White

Pale lemon, bright. Elegant, melon/fruit - salad. Good "lift" freshness. Balanced, livid, melony fruit. Poise and good 'shape' elegant. Now

UK price:£4.99 Stf

US price:$7.99 Wine Warehouse CA/T&C/SH Kearney NJ

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Domaine Astruc DA Syrah Réserve 2003

Red

Oaky tarry perfumed young fruit. Oaky young fruit, sweet chewy syrap, lots of oak. Still very youthful but with good potential. 02/05/2004

UK price:£5.99 Stf

US price:$9.99 Wine Warehouse CA/T&C/SH Kearney NJ

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Domaine Biblia Chora 2003

Rosé

Deep and intense. Strawberry ripe nose. Quite sweet fruit – upfront but very savoury finish. Very good.

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Domaine Biblia Chora 2002

Red

Modern fruit nose with a touch of tomato. Reasonable length.

UK price:£12.99 EcW

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Domaine Bunan 2000

Red

Deep ruby. Juicy peppery nose, unevolved. Peppery gamey ripeness, good weight of fruit, long, just starting to evolve. Complex rich plum flavours. 2–5 years.

UK price:£12.99 M&S

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Domaine Carneros Le Rêve 1997

White

Lively, citrus. Shows good age, touch of berry in finish. Drink now.

UK price:£26.50 HaM

US price:$55.00 Domaine Carneros 001 707 257 0101

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Domaine Carneros The Famous Gate, Pinot Noir 2000

Red

Mulberry, bubblegum. Medium body, dusty tannins, medium acidity balanced, medium length. 2–5 years.

UK price:£35.00 Luv, Amp, VII, DBy, Fah

US price:$45.00 Domaine Carneros Winery +1-707-257-0101

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Domaine Charles Thomas Grèves 2001

Red

Very Pinot basket of fruits. Fresh, clean, very 2001 acidity. Pure fruit. 2–5 years.

UK price:£16.99 Bea

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Domaine Charles Thomas Les Richemones 2001

Red

Aroma of summer pudding. Red fruits, slightly jammy. Very sweet fruit, very pure and straightforward. 2–5 years.

UK price:£24.99 Bea

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Domaine Charles Thomas Les Malconsorts 1999

Red

Purple brownish. Already a maturity on nose. Good, mature Pinot fruit, still a bit acidic/tannic on finish. Very attractive for drinking.

UK price:£31.49 Bea

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Domaine Costa Lazaridi Amethystos Red 2002

Red

Not much blackcurrant. Red berry, good fruit. A well-made wine, needs some age too.

UK price:£10.19 Odd

US price:$12.30 Nestor Imports INC; Fotis & Son Imports INC

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Domaine Costa Lazaridi Viognier, Naturally Sweet 2002

White

Delicate on the nose. Nice, grapey aromas with good sweetness. Delicate.

UK price:£12.65 Odd

US price:$15.20 Nestor Imports INC; Fotis & Son Imports INC

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Domaine de la Baume 2001

White

Spice, meaty, some good concentration. Ripe, good length and balance. Drink now.

UK price:£10.00 GEF, Wai

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Domaine de Roudene Vieilli en Fût de Chêne 2001

Red

Deep purple. Oregano and blackcurrant nose. Bright cherry red fruit, elegant, concentrated tight structure - final elevated finish. Now-2

UK price:£6.95 GWW

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Domaine de Sainte Rose Le Pinacle Syrah 2002

Red

Deep purple. Intense velvet and plum fruit. Rich, dark concentrated, tight tannin, controlled oak. Up to 2 years.

UK price:£13.99 Ser, Nsn

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Domaine de Sainte Rose Le Vent du Nord 2002

White

Pale lemon bright. Ripe, suttle, direct and clear and fresh. Good balance, ripe and some character. Concentrated herbal. Now

UK price:£7.50 Ser, BWC, Nsn

US price:$17.00 International Gourmet Georgia +1 707 414 0017; GRU Distributing

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Domaine de St Just La Coulée de Saint-Cyr 2002

White

Light mineral nose. Touch of honey. Soft fruit, touch of bitterness in finish. Typical Chenin – some length. Up to 8 years.

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Domaine de Valensac Triade 2001

Red

Deep ruby. Sweet minty nose. Minty chewy cabernet fruit. Blackcurrent, sweet ripeness. Ripe tannins. 2-5

UK price:£6.95 Ear

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Domaine des Champs Vignons Garance 2002

Red

Attractive garnet. New oak, dark fruit and some spice but not harmonious yet. High acid. Still young – needs time but may evovle elegantly. 2–5 years.

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Domaine Fontsainte Cuvée du Centurion 2001

Red

Deep ruby. Attractive redcurrant nose, cherries. Firm chewy vibrant fruit with fresh acidity. Lovely clean palate with well integrated oak. Classy. Good length. Now

UK price:£9.95 Ear

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Domaine Fougeray de Beauclair St. Jacques 2002

Red

Pure, clean, full, fruity nose. Round, quite ripe, lots of spicy red fruit, very decent length and weight good. Up to 2 years.

UK price:£13.50 Dec, May, Rbs

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Domaine Fougeray de Beauclair Clos Marion 2002

Red

Quite pure, fresh soft summer fruits, attractive. Very round and pure on the palate, good quality of fruits, well structured, positive and lengthy finish. Good. Up to 2 years.

UK price:£14.95 Haw

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Domaine Gachot-Monot 'Les Chaillots' 2001

Red

Light Pinot fruit, fragrant raspberries. Full, rich, fruity, fresh, crisp and balanced cherry. Drink now.

UK price:£11.99 Irm

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Domaine Gachot-Monot 2001

Red

Solid crown of chunky red fruit. Good intensity on palate, some brambly fruits. Very good.

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Domaine Galopière 2001

White

Yellow. Mid concentration of fruit. Quite elegant. Mid spice and richness. Lacking a little weight/poise, but stylish. Good acids – long. Up to 2 years.

UK price:£14.99 Thr

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Domaine Gerovassiliou Syrah 2002

Red

Full rich colour. Spicy, meaty, gamey and good blackberry fruit. Rich, ripe, good extraction. Up to 5 years.

US price:$25.00 Sotiris Bafitis Selections Vina Mediterranean (+1 301 599 8380)

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Domaine Gerovassiliou Syrah 2001

Red

Very light rim. Better than expected. Fruit soup but sweet in the end.

US price:$25.00 Sotiris Bafitis Selections Vina Mediterranean (+1 301 599 8380)

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Domaine Jean-Marc Bernhard Wineck-Schlossberg Riesling 2002

White

Good powerful concentrated nose. Full, medium dry, and very long, round with great concentration.

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Domaine Jean-Paul Balland Cuvée Traditionelle 2003

White

Mid lemon. Confected sweet fruit. Ripe, round, soft, exotic.

UK price:£10.50 Ear, ThH

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Domaine Lamy-Pillot "Les Caillerets" 2002

White

Light, pale yellow. Fresh, floral nose, leafy. Good middle palate of fruit with round tannins, lemon zest. 2–5 years

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Domaine Maillard 2001

Red

Very pure, clean, expressive Pinot nose. Delicious cherry and strawberry fruit. Cool, acidity firm but in balance, nice finish. Very good for what it is. 2–5 years.

UK price:£14.99 EnW

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Domaine Marcevol Prestige 2001

Red

Redcurrant fruit, cherries. Rich cherry fruit flavours, clean, vibrant, ripe, chewy redcurrant fruit. Lovely balance with ripe tannins. Good length. 2–5 years.

UK price:£10.95 GWW

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Domaine Meriwether Thomas Jefferson Prestige Cuvée 1998

White

Citrus, leesy, elegant. Super attack and lovely acidity. Nice wine with more length but lacking the toast. Drink now.

US price:$30.00

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Domaine Michel Thomas Cuvée Silex 2002

White

Not aromatic. Nettly fruit, quite intense, firm flavoured. Very good concentration and length. Mineral finish, savoury, good.

UK price:£12.99 Lai

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Domaine Parent La Croix Blanche 2000

Red

Slightly older Pinot nose. Somewhat steady in its presentation. Generous fruit, quite lovely nose, good fruit, medium palate. Finishes well.

UK price:£17.50 EdS, Dec, SHJ

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Domaine Patrick Javillier Cuvée Les Forgets, Cuvée Spéciale 2001

White

Mid yellow/gold. Bright, mid-oaked, quite exotic. Some concentration of fruit. Some palate richness and weight. Serious, well structured. Spiced – good acidity. Stylistic. Up to 2 years

UK price:£12.45 BBR

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Domaine Pinson Mont de Milieu 2002

White

Grapefruit, pineapple. Generous display of fruit, final integrated tannins, vibrant, very good.

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Domaine Piron Lafont Quartz 2003

Red

Red purple-pink edge. Stalky - nose of undergrowth. Blackcurrent sweet fruit. Very high acids. Characterful. Some freshness. Now - 1 year

UK price:£8.50 Ear

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Domaine Porto Carras Château Porto Carras 2001

Red

Normal. Clear but balanced. Fresh, elegant, discreet - a voir!2 - 5

UK price:£9.23 Yod

US price:$10.50 Athenne Importers & Distributors 001 516 505 4800

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Domaine Rebourseau 2000

Red

Juicy, jammy fruit nose. Round, full of fruit, long finish with ample tannins for acidity.

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Domaine Saint André de Figuière Vieilles Vignes 2003

White

Bright pale lemon. Defined, lively fruit expression. Gringage and quince and yellow plums. Notesof exotic peach. Well balanced fruit and gentle acidity. Exotic 'theme' centres on palate. Character full and well made. Now

UK price:£4.37 No retailer listed

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Domaine Spiropoulos Porfyros 2001

Red

Dark colour. Essence of a fruity style. 2–4 years.

UK price:£21.50 VRo

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Domaine Spiropoulos Red Stag 2001

Red

True varietal. Clear fused fruit.

UK price:£20.70 Org

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Domaine Stentz Buecher Tokay Pinot Gris Marken 2001

White

Pale gold. Not very aromatic. Creamy, moderately rich palate, elegant, medium. Long. Very good.

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Domaine Tselepos Kokkinomylos 2000

Red

Good slightly herbaceous cool climate. Good length a touch herbal nice length well balanced nice elegant wine.

UK price:£9.90 GVF

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Domaine Tselepos Avlotopi 2001

Red

Very dark. Intense fruit.

UK price:£9.99 GVF

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Domaine Weinbach Tokay Pinot Gris Cuvée Ste Catherine 2000

White

Full, good fruit. Very full, good length. Lovely acid on the palate. Elegant. Medium dry.

UK price:£22.50 J&B

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Domaine Xavier & Guillaume Besson Le Petit Prétan 2001

White

Yellow. Typically slightly rustic nose of Givry. Very fair, chunky fruit on palate, quite peachy, long. Up to 1 year.

UK price:£12.50 Ear

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Domaines Paul Mas Vinus du Château Paul Mas, les Dons 2002

Red

Bright purple. Subtle, velvety nose. Good fruit, briary, firm tannin, elegant style. Now

UK price:£7.49 Stf

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Donnafugata Ben Ryé 2002

White

Rich tropical fruit and nuts. Very sweet, caramel citrus, intense, penetrating, long.

UK price:£13.95 Vin

US price:$31.99 William Grant & Sons 001 732 225 9000

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Dornier Wines Cabernet Merlot 2002

Red

Deep red; Quite a perfumed fruit. Some mellow sweeter character. Vibrant spicy, good oak/fruit balance - needs a year or two. 2-5

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Dornier Wines Donatus Red 2002

Red

Deep colour. Sexy but not classy. Lashings of new oak - velvety fruit; Loads of oak tannins - perhaps lacking a little in fruit - firm - good length - needs a little while. 2-5

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Dorrien Estate Bin 442 Shiraz 2002

Red

Easy soft fruits. Good depth for a wine at this price - not complex but good delivery.

UK price:£7.99 M&S

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Dougos Winery Meth'ymon 2002

Red

Lots of tannins but still juicy fruti concentration and a little meaty edge

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Dourthe Sainsbury's Selection 2001

Red

Nice graded appearance. Complex, rounded, scented nose. Very classy, well balanced, elegant wine with such refined tannins. 2-5 years

UK price:£6.99 Sai

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Dourthe Sainsbury's Classic Selection 2001

Red

Deep strong ruby. Restrained low key, but with hints of concentrated fruit. Sleek fruit and oak here, a wine of sophisticated elegance supple tannins. 2-5

UK price:£9.99 Sai

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Dow's NV

Red

Deep, dark with purple rim. No bottle age. Big on fruit. Not yet at its best. Spicy, has potential. 5 years.

UK price:£12.99 Asd, Wai, Odd, Tes, BBR

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Dow's Quinta do Bomfim 1995

Red

Nose of blackcurrant, more developed. Mouth not as balanced but promising.

UK price:£20.99 Tes, Sai, Maj, Odd, Clk

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Dr Heger MIMUS Spatburgunder 2001

Red

Chocolate coffeed red fruit nose, warm chocolate aromas. Quite direct fruit, good menthol and red fruit flavours. 2–5 years.

UK price:£25.88 WBn

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Dr Loosen Bernkasteler Lay Riesling Kabinett 2003

White

Lime yellow. Very attractive pure mineral floral nose. Fresh, lovely mineral flavour, very fresh acidity with hints of cream, elegant sweet finish. Fine. 2–5 years.

UK price:£10.12 Con, SHJ, Pip, Tan

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Duval-Leroy Duc d'Ambleny 1998

White

Will become biscuity, nice. At the fruity stage now, starting to evolve. Creamy.

UK price:£25.00 M&S

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Duval-Leroy Femme de Champagne 1995

White

Great extract, richness and finesse.

UK price:£50.00 Clk, Duv

US price:$100.00 Partners Wine Marketing Group (+1 504 269 4845)

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Edi Simcic Sauvignon Riserva, Gorisha Brda 2001

Red

Bright-mid gold. Clear, fairly intense lemon/lime and subtle oak notes. Dry, rich, ripe peachy fruit with hints of lemon zest and toasty oak, rounded texture in mouth. Fairly long finish. Drink now.

UK price:£24.29 No retailer listed

US price:$44.99 Domaine Select + 1 212 279 0799

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El Coto de Rioja Coto Real 1998

Red

Deep cherry red. Spicy, vanilla, elegant nose. Dry, balanced, good tannin structure, fresh and full of flavour, style, very long length. 5–10 years.

UK price:£14.99 CCl

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EOS Estate Winery Father Oak Chardonnay 2002

White

Yellow straw; sappy oak; spicty, tropical fruit. Full bodied + fresh pineapple. Hefty: decent length. Now

UK price:£7.99 M&S

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Ernest & Julio Gallo Pinot Noir 2000

Red

Wild cherry, spicy oak. Medium body, acidity, tannins pleasant, texture and length. Creamy oak on finish, crisp.

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Ernest & Julio Gallo Estate Bottled Chardonnay 2000

White

Serious wine. Intensity, classic citrus and good oak. Lovely attack, broad mid palate, nice weight and good acidity, leesy silver.

UK price:£29.99 No retailer listed

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Ernest & Julio Gallo Merlot 2000

Red

Bold, grapey, very varietal, sweet oak. Easygoing on the palate, plummy, attractive, nice acidity. Drink now.

UK price:£11.99 HBJ

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Ernest & Julio Gallo Frei Ranch Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon 1999

Red

Intense earthy, cassis notes, real complexity. Lovely attack, inky, big, serious wine. Nice length and structure. A little angular but solid bronze.

UK price:£14.99 HBJ, Sai

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Ernest & Julio Gallo Sonoma Selection, Cabernet Sauvignon 1999

Red

Dark, ripe. Light toast, ultra ripe. Soft, elegant middle style. Ripe tannins. Concentrated, long.

UK price:£11.99 HBJ

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Ernest & Julio Gallo Barrelli Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 1999

Red

Vanilla, syrupy, voluptuous. Smooth, graceful cassis. Drink now.

UK price:£14.99 WvD

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Ernest & Julio Gallo Mirassou Chardonnay 2002

White

Bright, limey, yellow. Butter and almondy, warm aromas, honey pineapple, tropical fruit. Moderate intensity. Good orangey, crisp, acidity. Again tropical mid palate with pineapple. Nice balance good crisp length. Now

US price:$10.99 E&J Gallo Winery 001 209 341 3111

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Ernest & Julio Gallo Coastal Vineyards, Pinot Noir 2001

Red

pale washed out dark red, Enticity cherry, blueberry. Supple tannins, light medium body, medium acidity. Understated oak finish. 2-5

UK price:£9.99 Tes

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Ernest & Julio Gallo Napa Valley Vineyards, Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Red

opaque saturation; sweet cassis; Sweet cassis fruit, soft bodied, mod depth of flavour. Nice balance and some persistance. Simle. 2-5

US price:$5.99 E&J Gallo Winery 001 209 341 3111

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Ernest & Julio Gallo Coastal Vineyards Syrah 2001

Red

Purple; Sulphar, Brambly fruit, black pepper. Medium full body. Plums, bitter chocolate, medium acidity, low medium tannins, creamy, coconut, oak on lingering finish. 2-5

UK price:£9.99 Tes

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Ernest & Julio Gallo Turning Leaf Zinfandel 2001

Red

Colour shows more vibrant + density. Ripe berry fruit. Jammy almost. Simple+ fruit driven. Ripe vibrant attack. Good substance. Mid palate weight impressive. Tannins soft. Lacks complexity. Now

UK price:£6.49 Tes, Sai, Som, Coo, Unw, Cos, Asd

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Ernie Els Wines 2001

Red

Dark ruby. Spice, vanilla. Complex, rich and ripe. Multi-layered but has underlying capsicum and rubber flavours. Very good. Length and layers. Good Bordeaux style. Really fruity and jammy. Juicy. Blackcurranty. Very commercial. Drink now+.

UK price:£50.00 L&W

US price:$65.00

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Errázuriz La Cumbre Shiraz 2002

Red

Broad rich, ripe nose of black cherry and vanilla. Plenty of youthful exuberance and concentration. Decent length and flavour.

UK price:£14.99 Wmb, VII, Luv, DBy, Fah

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Errázuriz Wild Ferment Pinot Noir 2002

Red

Slight toffee and eucalyptus hints, slightly volatility.Light, elegant, crisp style. Hint of wildness. Balanced alcohol. Decent aftertaste. Pleasant flavour..now

UK price:£9.99 Sai, Wmb, VII, DBy, Luv

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Errázuriz Cabernet Sauvignon Max Reserva 2001

Red

ruby.Elegant blackcurrant, spicy aroma.French style, restrained.Drinks well now. Good acidity, well-integrated - long.French style, restrained.Drinks well now. Good acidity, well-integrated - long.now

UK price:£8.99 Odd, Asd, Tes, Thr, Wmb

US price:$20.00 Robert Mondavi Imports Tel: +1 707 226 1395

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Errázuriz Shiraz 2003

Red

inky.Soft simple syrah smell.Pleasant red cherry and raspberry. Quite refreshing.Now

UK price:£5.99 Tes, Wai, Sai, Som, Wmb

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Errázuriz Shiraz Max Reserva 2001

Red

opaque.Closed chocolate notes. Bit reduced.Palate quite punchy. Oak gives it the structure it needs.Now

UK price:£9.99 Odd, Saf, Tes, Wmb, VII

US price:$20.00 Robert Mondavi Imports Tel: +1 707 226 1395

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Escorihuela Miguel Gascon High Altitude Unoaked Chardonnay 2003

White

Pale gold,Creamy, leafy notes, pineapple aromas, spicy nuance.Full rich and creamy on entry, lively acidity to balance, well-integrated spicy oak, a little length. Now - 2

UK price:£4.99 PLB

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Escorihuela Miguel Gascon High Altitude Malbec Shiraz 2003

Red

Deep ruby, pink purple rim.Fresh, juicy red and black berries, a little vanilla and mint.Jammy, freshly crushed fruits with lively acidity and velvety tannins, nicely used spicy oak giving texture and flavour, elegant, long.now-2

UK price:£4.99 Tes, Unw

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Escorihuela Miguel Gascon High Altitude Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

Red

Deep ruby purple.Toasty, ripe, rich and sweet nose - open and powerful.Powerful, juicy, with vigorous plummy fruit. Balanced, fresh. Medium finish.Now - 3

UK price:£4.99 PLB

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Esk Valley Reserve Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon/ Malbec 2000

Red

Very deep crimson. Decent complexity. Plenty of generous fruit. Balanced. Good. Up to 3 years.

UK price:£15.99 LBS, P&R, Amp, ETV, Wmb

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Esk Valley Esk Valley Black Label Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon / Malbec 2002

Red

Deep crimson colour; Spicy plums with hint of coffee bean; rounded, ripe merlot notes. Spicy good varietal notes, soft tannins; delicate merlot fruit; well made and enjoyable; good value. Now - 1/2 yrs

UK price:£9.99 Luv, P&R, Amp, R&S, Wmb

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Esser Cellars Chardonnay 2002

White

Bright Light yellow; Hint of oak, Stewed fruits. Medium body, a bit fleshy light-medium acidity. Simple apple-pear flavour. Finishes a bit coarse.Now

UK price:£6.99 No retailer listed

US price:$6.99 Esser Cellars, St Helena CA

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Estancia Chardonnay 2002

White

Bright, clear, very pale, straw colour. 1. Cork Taint.2. Fresh, quite appealing nose with slightly sweet fruit. Richly fruited style, good use of oak. Length made good finish. Now

UK price:£8.99 Som,Saf

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Estancia Pinot Noir 2001

Red

Light garnet; Dark fruits, leather, stewed prunes. A guzzler, light bodied, charm a fruit bauble. Now

UK price:£9.99 Saf, Asd, Thr,Cos

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Estancia Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Red

2001 Garnet; Ripe, brawny, toasty, cherry, fruit rhubarb. Medium body. Good fruit. Cherry, cola.Now

UK price:£9.99 Thr, MCW

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Estancia Piedra Roble 2001

Red

Deep Red, Ruby . Another closed nose and a hint of licourice. Decent upfront fruit Nice balance good length.Now - 2

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Estancia Piedra Selección 2000

Red

Ruby. Austere, some complexity. Good tight fruit, nice tannin balance austere length but good. 2-5

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Evangelos Tsantalis Mount Athos Vineyards Tsantali 2003

White

Clear fruit green touch. Fruit spicy and little creaminess typical mineral nose. Quite spicy and long well made reasonable length and simple. 1 year

US price:$12.00 Fantis Imports Inc 001 201 933 6200

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Evangelos Tsantalis Cabernet Sauvignon Organic 2001

Red

Aggressive. Potential is there. Good oak programme. Alcohol, acidity ok

UK price:£6.99 EHL

US price:$15.00 Fantis Imports Inc 001 201 933 6200

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Evangelos Tsantalis Mount Athos Vineyards 2002

Red

Robe, young, fresh and bright. Oaky, but slight fruit. The oak dominates the wine - unbalanced 2 - 5 years

UK price:£7.49 Direct Wines 0118 903 0903

US price:$15.50 Fantis Imports Inc 001 201 933 6200

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Evangelos Tsantalis Metoxi 2000

Red

Oaky Very new. Nice, well balanced. Serious, noble wine thought out well oak

US price:$16.50 Fantis Imports Inc 001 201 933 6200

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Evangelos Tsantalis Rapsani Tsantali 2001

Red

A little closed but fruit is behind it and will concentrate. It has some length and good height

UK price:£5.99 Direct Wines 0118 903 0903

US price:$11.99 Fantis Imports Inc 001 201 933 6200

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Evans & Tate Shiraz 2002

Red

Sweet oak, blackberry. Oaky palate, coconut. Good balance. 2–5 years.

UK price:£10.49 P&S, CSH, Dsm, Wrt, C&H

US price:$18.00 Scott Street Portfolio (925 299 6854)

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Fairview Solitude Shiraz 2002

Red

Deep ruby. Inky. Quite rubbery. Dark fruit smells. Rather wild and untamed flavours. Aniseed and fennel, liquorice and mulberry. 2–5 years.

UK price:£12.99 Lib

US price:$31.00 Vineyard Brands 001 205 980 8802

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Fairview Jakkalsfontein Shiraz 2002

Red

Dark ruby. Spicy, cigarbox, mulberry. Dark fruit. Mellow oak and cloves. Tight, bit tough. Tannins masking fruit. Fat, ripe, sweet and spicy. Good underlying flavour. 5 years+.

UK price:£12.99 No retailer listed

US price:$31.00 Vineyard Brands 001 205 980 8802

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Fairview Oom Pagel Semillon 2002

White

Deepish yellow; Waxy, peach, primary aromatic; Toasty oak, too much oak, astringency on finish. Flinty, mineral salty. 2-5

UK price:£8.98 No retailer listed

US price:$24.00 Vineyard Brands 001 205 980 8802

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Fairview La Beryl Blanc 2002

White

Deep gold, amber; Honey, fennel; Very rich, pure well-integrated oak. Ripe fruit. Little plump, quite long. Lacks sufficient acidity perhaps. Delightful perfumed honied mango fruit. Now

UK price:£7.99 Lib

US price:$20.00 Vineyard Brands 001 205 980 8802

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Fairview Pinotage 2002

Red

Deep purply red; Elegant rich ripe mulberry aromas. Wild forest fruit. Chunky, spicy, full. Bit dry at the finish. Now

UK price:£5.99 Lib

US price:$13.00 Vineyard Brands 001 205 980 8802

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Fairview Primo Pinotage 2001

Red

Good deep colour. Figs and summer pudding. Blueberry fruit, spicy. Powerful aromas. Big, tannic, "ashy" flavoured wine - solid needs time. Good fruit, juicy, but chunky. Interesting.

UK price:£9.99 No retailer listed

US price:$25.00 Vineyard Brands 001 205 980 8802

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Fairview S.M.V 2002

Red

Dark ruby; Sweet blackberry; Very attractive, good depth, long. 2-5

UK price:£8.99 Lib

US price:$18.00 Vineyard Brands 001 205 980 8802

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Fairview S.M.V 2001

Red

Deep colour; Highly vegetal nose.Chocolate and tobacco; Subtle, firm - old style - very elegant. Now + 2

UK price:£8.99 Lib

US price:$18.00 Vineyard Brands 001 205 980 8802

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Fairview Goat Roti 2002

Red

Reasonably full depth ruby. More serious nose - black fruits, black pepper and spice. Medium-bodied. Chewy flavours - good backbone of fruit. Balanced. Now +

UK price:£8.99 No retailer listed

US price:$18.00 Vineyard Brands 001 205 980 8802

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Familia Zuccardi Santa Julia Tempranillo 2003

Red

Deep ruby.Juicy fresh strawberry fruit, indian spices.Fresh cherry fruit, lively acidity, linen-textured tannins to support well integrated spicy oak, long and smooth.Now - 5

UK price:£4.99 Som, Tes, Thi

US price:$8.00 Winesellers 001 847 679 0121

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Familia Zuccardi Zuccardi "Q", Malbec 2001

Red

Deep ruby, pink rim.Vibrant berry fruits, a little earth and smoky oak.Juicy fruits, lively acidity and velvety tannins, vanilla and auspice accents.Now - 3

UK price:£8.99 Thi

US price:$19.00 Winesellers 001 847 679 0121

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Familia Zuccardi Zuccardi "Q", Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Red

Very deep ruby core, pink purple rim.Vibrant fruit, ripe damsons and plums, spicy notes.Tight tannins and marked acidity supporting rich cassis fruit, a little mint and plenty of vanilla oak add interest. Aromatic finish.2-4

UK price:£8.99 Thi

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Familia Zuccardi Santa Julia Syrah Rosé 2004

Rosé

Bright, slightly pink.Attractive raspberryand rosehip nose. Good sweet fruit character.Very decent, off-dry rosé and lots of plummy fruit. Juicy, carbonic style. Slightly sweet.Now

UK price:£4.99 Sai, Thi

US price:$8.00 Winesellers 001 847 679 0121

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Fattoria del Cerro La Poderina 1999

Red

Sweet cherries, chocolate, vanilla. Good juices of oak and infusions of date fruit.

US price:$23.00 D'Aquino Italian Importing

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Fattoria di Felsina Berardenga 2001

Red

Typical Sangiovese nose, tobacco, cedar. Heavy fruit, well-made traditional style.

UK price:£14.95 Lib

US price:$23.00 Vinifera Imports NY 001 631 467 5907

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Fattoria Gracciano Svetoni Tor Calvano 2000

Red

Intense blueberries. Strong tannic structure, good acidity. Needs time.

UK price:£10.95 AWW

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Fattoria Le Corti Corsini Don Tommaso 2001

Red

Generous fruit, fresh acidity, fairly assertive oak. Not ready yet.

UK price:£18.50 Ast

US price:$25.00 Villa Italia (+1 650 873 6060); Monsieur Touton Selection (+1 212 255 0674)

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Fattoria Uccelliera Castellaccio 2000

Red

Black forest fruit, chocolate and coffee. Smooth tannins, a concentrated finish.

US price:$39.50

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Fazi Battaglia Rutilus 2003

Red

Medium deep ruby. Fresh fruity nose with hints of Marasca Cherry. Good sound body ripe fruit with sustained acidity. Fairly tannic. Now

US price:$9.99 Palm Bay Imports (1 516 9219005)

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Feudi Maccari Saia, Nero d'Avola 2002

Red

Traditional style – full bodied. Modern balance, very herby, medium-long finish.

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Feudo Principi di Butera Calat, Merlot 2001

Red

Earthy, modern, stylish bouquet. Sweet, ripe fruit. Well structured, warm, generous.

UK price:£32.99 Zon

US price:$45.00 Zonin Usa

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Finca Flichman Paisaje De Tupungato 2001

Red

Attractive black and sour cherry fruit.

UK price:£10.45 StG

US price:$14.99 67 Wine and Spirits (N.Y). Morell and Company (N.Y). Trader Joes. Whole Foods

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Finca La Anita Semillon 2001

White

Lemon flowers, honey and beeswax. Creamy-nutty, spicy, savoury, balanced acidity, very interesting. Drink now.

UK price:£14.99 Hpa

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Finca La Celia La Celia Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Red

Medium purple. Medium density - youthful and bright.Intense nose, good varietal character with lead pencil shavings prominent.Generous and fleshy with vigorous toast, spice and blackcurrant flavours. Firm tannic structure, slightly drying on the finish.No

UK price:£7.99 RobInson Wine Merchant

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Finca La Celia La Consulta, Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Red

Deep ruby-purple core, pink rim.Vibrant raspberry fruit, slightly leafy, hint of exotic spices.Juicy red berry fruits, lively acidity and gentle tannins in support, vanilla and cream showing oak.Now - 2

UK price:£4.99 RobInson Wine Merchant

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Finca Las Moras Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz 2002

Red

Deep ruby core, pink rim.Perfumed, subtle black and red fruits, cinnamon spice.Light raspberry and plum fruit, lively and fresh, quite delicate style, long, beautiful texture.Now - 4

UK price:£6.99 Gor

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Finca Luzón Alta Mar Monastrell Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Red

Purple, ruby. Some dark raspberry fruit and spice. Good structure, nice fruit/tannins. Good length. Up to 2 years.

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Finca Navarrita Malbec, Vistaflores 2002

Red

Deep purple ruby.Very syrah-like nose.Smokey, blackberry fruit, nice perfume and intensity and good acidity, plenty of tannin and well-integrated oak. Modern Malbec and nice finesse.

UK price:£6.99 CCl, YWD

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Firstland Vineyards Riesling 2002

White

Intense petrol and lime. Steely acidity, rapidly followed by warm kerosene, lime, and apple flavours. Classic New World, zesty character without great depth or concentration. Drink now.

UK price:£10.25 Coe

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Flagstone Writer's Block Pinotage 2002

Red

Deep red; Vibrant and lively. Powerful red forest fruit. Quite juicy solid tannin backbone, little dry. Now

UK price:£9.95 No retailer listed

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Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Chardonnay 2003

White

Light gold; Appley, lemon zest. Spicy, oak and good ripe fruit. Full, quite creamy style. Good acidity. Now

UK price:£6.99 No retailer listed

US price:$15.00 Maison Marques & Domaines 001 510 286 2000

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Foley Estates Pinot Noir Santa Maria Hills Vineyard 2000

Red

Bushy, earthy dried herbs. Medium body, rich, extracted herb, oak, textured long finish. 3–5 years.

US price:$30.00 Kobrand Corporation tel +1 212 692 4718

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Fonseca 1999

Red

Some maturity on rim. Lovely black fruit with blackcurrant, violets and rose petal. Big, sweet palate – luscious almost – but with fruit tannin structure and good depth. Drink now.

UK price:£19.90 Maj,Bib,Bls

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Fonseca Guimaraens 1986

Red

Rich ruby colour. Violets on nose. Big and fruity (raspberry) palate which is round and fresh with good legs. Promising. 5 years.

UK price:£19.99 Sai, Fol, Cos

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Fontanafredda Papagena e Pamina 2000

Red

Fruity and oaky. Supple, lovely texture – dense, dry, round. Velvety. Chocolatey.

UK price:£15.49 EnW

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Fontanafredda Vigna La Rosa 1999

Red

Classy. Palate full and rich, great finesse, powerful and chocolatey. Up to 5 years.

UK price:£39.99 EnW

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Forrest Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2003

White

Pale. Quite rich and lifted. Hint of greengages. Slightly simplistic flavours. Safe, middle of the road style. Now

UK price:£8.75 AND

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Fortius, Il Grappolo Sassocheto 1999

Red

Cassis on nose and palate. Finely balanced but not too pronounced.

US price:$22.00 D'Aquino Italian Importing

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Fox Creek Verdelho 2003

White

Floral and fruity nose. Nice fruit richness, well made, juicy with a good fresh quality.

US price:$12.00 Vineyard Brands 001 205 980 8802

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Franciscan Cuvée Sauvage 2001

White

Deeper gold with green. New, smoky oak. Bold, rich style that suits Napa best. Full flavour, lots of alcohol, but not clumsy. 1–2 years.

UK price:£22.99 No retailer listed

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Francisco Nunes Garcia Reserva 2001

Red

Good deep colour, rich pink purple rim. Solid, ripe fruit backed by new oak. High alcohol.Dense and flashy. Good ripe fruit and well integrated. Savoury oak.Now + 5yrs

US price:$90.00 TRIUIN

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Fraspe Villalta, bottled for Marks & Spencer 1998

Red

Very modern style. Oak taking over from harmonious fruit, which is light for tannins.

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Fratelli Muratori Rumpotino 2001

Red

Perfumed, elegant/austere nose, ripe fruit. Smooth, deep layered. Long finish.

UK price:£22.75 Try

US price:$39.35 Italia Wine Imports LLC (914 241 7770)

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Freie Weingartner Wachau Riesling Exceptional 2002

White

Pale gold. Pretty nose, soft. Long, good peaches. Lovely. Up to 2 years.

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Freixenet Morlanda Crianza 1998

Red

Very bright, upfront fruit. Lovely mature fruit – complete. Drinking well. Up to 5 years.

UK price:£19.99 Rei, Spain Direct

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Freixenet Cordon Negro 2001

White

Typical . Co2 Dominates Some fruit lots broke through. Rather coarse but had character. Now

UK price:£8.99 Saf, Tes, Sai

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Gentilini Robola of Cephalonia 2003

White

Pale. Lime stone, flint stone. Good extract. Very long.2-5

US price:$12.00 Athenee Importers NY 001 516 505 4800

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Gentilini Classico 2003

White

Golden. Very discreetly floral. Layers of fruit. "Sweet" honey. Now

US price:$12.00 Athenee Importers NY 001 516 505 4800

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Georges Duboeuf 2003

Red

Deep red. Slightly restrained aroma. Closed up. Dark red fruits bouquet, brambly. Pretty wine with good soft fruit character. Not too extracted. Very fair. Good length. Nice balance. Now-1 year

UK price:£7.99 Wai

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Georges Gardet Brut Special NV

White

Very different – candied fruit. Round and easy. Will appeal. Good finish.

UK price:£18.99 Alx, Con, Gdh, NLW, DBy, BoC, BeW, Cmb, SHJ, SWC, MSL, Osb, MSa, HoT, GPa

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Georges Vigouroux Château de Haute-Serre 2001

Red

Deep young ruby. Earthy mineral nose, dusty. Firm fruit on palate, mouth-filling, powerful, elegant. Still youthful, good length of earthy broad fruit. Now

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Gerard Bertrand Le Viala 2000

Red

Deep purple. Chocolate bramble nose. Good structure. Elegant, controlled, velvet. Good concentration, still youthful, tight tannin. 5–10 years.

UK price:£25.00 No retailer listed

US price:$64.99

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Gerard Bertrand Château Laville Le Bestrou 2001

Red

Full youthful intense. Rich, intense, briar and a touch "sauvage". Good spice and definition.Real "cushion" of ripe "heady" fruit. Luxurious and distinctive. Now

UK price:£7.95 No retailer listed

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Gerardo Cesari Bosan 1998

Red

Simple elegance. Savoury aroma. Very traditional. Falls away a bit on the finish.

UK price:£34.55 Fia

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Gianni Gagliardo Preve 2000

Red

Nose open, smoky and generous. Black chocolate and herbs. Soft, juicy fruit rides elegantly over structure.

US price:$60.00 Enotec Import 001 303 322 3447

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Gibbston Valley Wines Reserve Chardonnay 2003

White

Nutty melon, figs. Peachy, creamy attack, quite lush. Very dry style, tropical fruit. Perhaps a little obvious. Drink now.

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Gibbston Valley Wines Pinot Noir 2003

Red

Spicy, dusty notes of pure rich, ripe black cherry and blackcurrant. Hint of oak. Ripe, rich fruit; like a fruit pudding, big and opulent; some sweet notes. Promises well. Up to 2/3 years.

US price:$45.00 Davies & Co Inc 001 508 563 1299 service@davieswine.com

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Ginestet Mascaron Par Ginestet 2002

Red

Good balance between fruit/fragrance and acidity/tannins. Very attractive. 2–5 years.

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Ginestet Référence de Ginestet 1999

Red

Classy toasted oak and dark fruit. Smooth, vanilla oak. Perfect Bordeaux. Drink now.

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Ginestet Grand Marquis de Marquis de Chasse 2002

Red

Dark, dense, full appearance. Fine oak spice and some fruit ripeness here. Clamy. Refined, elephant ripe fruit, well matched to oak. Has a sheen. Now

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Glaetzer Wines The Wallace 2002

Red

Classic blackberry and spice. Very nice richness and intensity, spicy with intergrated and balanced oak, voluptuous fruit quality.

UK price:£9.95 GWW

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Gloria Ferrer Blanc de Noirs NV

White

Full mousse. Bready, toast, slight berry. Moderate acidity, angular style, full across palate, but then drops off a bit. Drink now.

UK price:£13.99 Frx

US price:$18.00 Freixenet USA 001 707 996 7256

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Gloria Ferrer Brut NV

White

Toasty, citrus bouquet showing moderate intensity with purity. Fine attack. Drink now.

UK price:£13.99 Frx

US price:$18.00 Freixenet USA 001 707 996 7256

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Gloria Ferrer Pinot Noir 2001

Red

Soft oak and cherry. Medium body, acidity, tannins. A bit chewy and earthy. Slighty tannic finish, but lengthy fruit for ageing. 2–5 years.

UK price:£14.99 Frx

US price:$26.00 Freixenet USA 001 707 996 7256

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González Byass Somerfield, Rosé NV

Rosé

Medium-intense onion skin colour, tiny bubbles. Open strawberry fruit, hint of spice, light musky yeasty. Quite powerful and meaty. Very fresh intense fruit, good creamy structure. Very long length. Drink now.

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González Byass Somerfield NV

Red

Bright lemon colour. Tangy, salty, hazelnut, mineral, chalky.vegetal, light acidity, quite fat, full style, long finish, good wine. Drink now.

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Graham's NV

Red

Lovely full wine – simple edge but some lively fruit too. Complex palate refreshed by young fruit. Art of blackberry. Drink now.

UK price:£27.99 Asd, Sai, Tes, Gen, Hug

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Granja Ntra. Sra. De Remelluri Colección Jaime Rodríguez, Remelluri 2000

Red

Warm, almost, nutty, rich fruit. Lovely structure – upfront fruit. 1–10 years.

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Granja Ntra. Sra. De Remelluri Remelluri 2001

Red

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Grant Burge The Holy Trinity 2001

Red

Bright deep purple, red edges. Full of lifted aromas. Raspberry, mature, jammy and rich. A little straightforward. Dense, meaty and full. Drink now.

UK price:£13.95 Unw, Amp, P&R, StG

US price:$35.00 Wilson Daniels +1 707 963 96665

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Grati Villa di Vetrice 1999

Red

Mahogony/garnet. Georgeous! Mature, seductive etherent. Body, refine and traditional multi-layered - much depth and fulness - elegant dry finish. Now

UK price:£8.99 EnW

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Gravitas Unoaked Chardonnay 2003

White

Pale straw colour. Some fresh, creamy notes. Hint of apricots. Crisp, taut structure; nice acidity, oak present but has some appley flavours as well; hints of creamy, nutty flavours. Up to 2 years.

UK price:£12.63 Loe

US price:$19.99 Weyland Metzler Importing +610 486 0 800/0700

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Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc 2003

White

Pale straw colour. Strong asparagus nose, and exotic fruit. Very pure aromas. Fig, asparagus, fruit and flavour. Very mineral. Good varietal character. Now

UK price:£8.49 Cns, BnC

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Groote Post Chardonnay 2002

White

Mid-yellow; More elegant waxy fruit - butterscotch. Creamy stylish - a bit astringent on end. Quite complex on palate. Long. Good wine. 2

UK price:£9.49 Cns, BnC

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Groupe Dulong Huet Saint Savin 2003

Red

UK price:£7.49 Mrt

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Grove Mill Pinot Noir 2002

Red

Deep mulberry-crimson. Firm, concentrated tamarillo and chunky cherry. Cherry notes, lots of oak; quite rich and ripe, well made and rounded. Up to 2 years.

UK price:£14.99 Lar, Evy, Sai, Odd

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Grove Mill Riesling 2003

White

Pale; Attractive clean sophisticated nose; Very high acid. Lean angular profile and well balanced with clear definition. Now

UK price:£8.99 Saf, Wim, Evy, Sai, Odd

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Gsellmann & Gsellmann Trockenbeerenauslese 2001

White

Orange amber. Honey and cordial apples. Sweet. Balanced acid. Barley sugar, slightly cloying. Good length. Drink now.

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Gsellmann & Gsellmann Beerenauslese 2001

White

Medium gold. Honey, minerals, peaches. Botrytis - very attractive.Sweet-crisp acidity - luscious texture - balanced good length - lovely.Now

UK price:£8.97 Hae

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Guardian Peak Merlot 2002

Red

Deep plum-garnet. Creamy damson jam; Medium-bodied, nicely fruity and creamy. Quite a complex finish. Drink now+.

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Guardian Peak Frontier 2002

Red

Deep ruby, bright; Sweet, bramble jelly; Rich fruit, sweet, slightly over jammy. Reasonable length and balance. Now

UK price:£6.50 L&W

US price:$10.00

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Göttelmann Munstere Dautenpflanzer, Riesling Spätlese 2002

White

surprisingly yellow. Still closed. delightful! Flowers coming through. Elegance, lighter firmness, fine acidity typical make. 2-5

UK price:£9.50 WBn

US price:$20.00 Vineyard Road, Wllesley, Massachusets

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Haan Wilhelmus 2001

Red

Berry fruit. Red cherry, ripe fruit. Ripe tannins and long.

UK price:£22.00 Arm

US price:$44.00 Epicurean Wines 001 206 923 1376

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Haciendas De España Masía, L'Hereu Single Vineyard, Vi de Guarda 2000

Red

Deep garnet colours. Plummy, spicy, elegant, vanilla, blackcurrant. Lots of class. Dry, lots of firm tannnins. Cedar spice, blackcurrent. Full bodied, very long length. 5–10 years.

UK price:£16.99 UWi

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Haciendas De España Marqués de la Concordia Hacianda De Susar 2001

Red

Purple. Subtle smoky, woody, hint of oak. Nice rich spicy fruit, good structure with a lot of tannins. 5–10 years.

UK price:£14.99 UWi

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Haciendas De España Marqués de la Concordia 1999

Red

UK price:£9.99 UWi

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Hafner Wine Specialities Winery Eiswein 1999

White

Rich, ripe, honeyed peaches and apricots. Very sweet, medium-high acidity peach flavours, Long, balanced. Drink now.

UK price:£18.99 DWL

US price:$35.00 hafner@trockenbernauslese.at

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Hamilton Russell Vineyards Chardonnay 2003

White

Bright yellow with bright citrus fruit, some creaminess. Some complexity, texture, good fruit. Layers of fruit and flavour, quite elegant. Quite long. Balanced, elegant, smooth and good oak integration. Up to 2 years.

UK price:£15.00 Sel, C28, F&M , Har, IRo, Swg, You, Odd, Bcn, HvN, Hug, SHW

US price:$22.00

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Hammel Domaine de Crochet Chardonnay, Mont sur Rolle 2002

White

Clear, subtle creamy notes. Touch of vanilla. Restrained, slightly austere style, reasonable length. Drink now.

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Hammel Domaine de Crochet, Cuvée Charles Auguste, Mont sur Rolle 2002

Red

Rich, exciting nose. Ripe, intense, spicy, juicy. Delicious. Expands, stays bright and explosive. Balanced finish. 5 years+.

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Handley Chardonnay 2002

White

US price:$18.00 USDD, USRW, USTG, USTWC, USVWS

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Hans Kristian Jorgensen Aragonez 2002

Red

Black cherry and woodland aromas. Hints of vanilla and cedar. Delicious fruit, quite concentrated and gamey. Some astringency but this will soften in time. Some elegance showing. Good. Up to 5 years.

UK price:£14.99 Odd, Maj, Adn, Nsn

US price:$27.50 Tri-Vin Imports +1 914 664 3155 Wineworth +1 425 747 9241

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Hans Kristian Jorgensen Cortes de Cima, Syrah 2002

Red

Dark ruby. Lovely fruit aromas, some plums and other berry fruits. Well managed with the wood. Sweet fruit on the finish. 2–5 years.

UK price:£12.99 Odd, Maj, Adn, Nsn

US price:$24.00 Tri-Vin Imports +1 914 664 3155 Wineworth +1 425 747 9241

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Hans Kristian Jorgensen Cortes de Cima Reserva 2001

Red

Very deep crimson red. Showing some elegant wild fruit aromas, with hints of black pepper and spice. An explosion of delicious gamey-style fruit. Lush, creamy richness with soft tannins and balanced acidity. Very good. Up to 3years.

UK price:£19.99 Odd, Maj, Adn, Nsn

US price:$36.78 Tri-Vin Imports +1 914 664 3155 Wineworth +1 425 747 9241

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Hans Kristian Jorgensen Cortes de Cima 2002

Red

Medium claret red, showing slight ageing. Some spice and pepper. Quite charming.Good structure. Big tannins and gamey richness. Explosion of spice and black pepper. Good.Now + 2 yrs

UK price:£9.99 Odd, Maj, Adn, Nsn

US price:$18.38 Tri-Vin Imports +1 914 664 3155 Wineworth +1 425 747 9241

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Hans Kristian Jorgensen Cortes de Cima 2001

Red

Deep crimson red, with some orange edges. Full, showing some gamey richness. Good. Juicy berry fruit. Black pepper and olive finish on palate. Good acidity and concentrated tannins. Good.Now + 3yrs

UK price:£9.99 Odd, Maj, Adn, Nsn

US price:$18.38 Tri-Vin Imports +1 914 664 3155 Wineworth +1 425 747 9241

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Hardys Tintara Reserve Grenache 1999

Red

Good aged fruit and oak, some steel. Edgy aged palate, tannins are ok.

UK price:£10.49 No retailer listed

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Hardys Oomoo Shiraz 2001

Red

Deep brick; Solid, concentrated; Super rich with plenty of ripe sweet dark fruits

UK price:£7.99 MCW

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Hartford Pinot Noir 2002

Red

Quite deep. Very sweet, rather jammy nose. Slightly overstewed flavours but quite savoury. Drink now.

UK price:£25.00 May

US price:$25.00

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Haselgrove Shiraz 2003

Red

Purple/red. Good hue; Minty, fresh, oaky. Easy, sweet palate, balanced tannins.

UK price:£5.99 D&D

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Hay Shed Hill Wines Cabernet Merlot 2002

Red

Some elegance, hint of leafy fruits. Good ripeness, simple and straightforward. Slight green tannins. 2–5 years.

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Hay Shed Hill Wines Shiraz 2002

Red

Bright purple. Liquorice, sweet oak, toffee-like vanilla, mint character. Luscious, sweet, liquorice. Full, young tannins balanced by layers of flavours.

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Hay Shed Hill Wines Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2003

White

Very good yellow, green. Nice, red rose, herbacaous; Fresh herbacaou, good angular. 2-5

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Heartland Wines Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Red

Mid red bright; Ripe, rich mulberry touch of herbaceous; Soft

UK price:£7.95 GWW

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Heartland Wines Shiraz 2002

Red

Deep; Rich dark, some pepper. Good oak, long with firm and finish. Now

UK price:£7.50 GWW

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Heitz Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon 1995

Red

Some maturity shows. High toned, some minty fresh notes. Open, fruity, quite mature; some dry tannins on finish creeping in. 2–4 years.

UK price:£19.90 J&B

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Hellfire Bay Chardonnay 2002

White

yellow; Full and creamy. Full and creamy, barrel fruit character, caramel on finish, oak dominent on finish.

UK price:£5.99 Lib

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Heredad Ugarte 2001

Red

Deep red. Suggestion of tiredness. Full on the palate. 2–5 years.

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Herzog Herzog Special, Reserve Chardonnay 2001

White

Shows heavy oak. Good palate. Too much oak although layers solid.

US price:$30.00 USSL, USZ, USMC

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Herzog Herzog Special Edition, Warnecke Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Red

Lovely purity varietal quality. Shows nice rich attack, pure, complex (cedar spice, capsicum) mid palate and a little dry.

UK price:£50.00 Amz

US price:$60.00 USSL; USZ; USMC

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Herzog Herzog Special Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

Red

Mid-dark colour. Jammy, pencil lead, toast. Mid–light in the toasty middle soft tannins on the finish. Drink now.

US price:$35.00 USSL; USZ; USMC

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Hijos de Antonio Barceló Peñascal Sauvignon Blanc 2003

White

VPS. Lovely apricot, very verdijory. Very crisp, fresh, clean, nice acidity a bit short. Now

US price:$6.99

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Hogue Cellars Chardonnay 2002

White

yellowed; Toast, ripe stone fruit. very creamy, overlay of oak, some complex, some length. 2-5

UK price:£7.49 No retailer listed

US price:$10.00

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Hogue Cellars Merlot 2002

Red

Colour vibrant; Bouquet shows plumby/gamey varietal notes. Some smokey reduction, toasty oats. (Not well intergrated); Palate shows good attack, ripe rich mid palate ++ Clean connect some volatile acidity. Complex, nice length although turns a little dry and angular. 2-5

UK price:£7.49 No retailer listed

US price:$9.00

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Hope Estate Chardonnay 2002

White

A nice faintly burgundian, a nice richness decent fruit touch of popcorn some character good acidity, nice nutty oak finish. now

UK price:£7.99 Stf

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Hope Estate Shiraz 2001

Red

Rhubarb, berryish nose. More pinot than shiraz almost, very juicy with nice berry (mulberry) fruit quality.

UK price:£7.99 Stf, Unw

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Houghton Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Red

Full; Very good, very clean, leafy cabernet. Oak, fruit and length very good. Balance very good.

UK price:£6.99 MCW

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Howard Park Wines Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Red

Bright, mid red. Classy oak, good fine Cabernet nose. Good medium-bodied wine, sweet, New World Cabernet.

UK price:£26.00 Bib

US price:$55.00 Epic Wines 9057 Soquel Drive CA 95003

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Howard Park Wines Madfish Shiraz 2002

Red

Good yellow colour. Clean with a hint of pepper and spice. Sweet and rich, quite oaky but nice peppery fruit, good length.

UK price:£7.95 Bib

US price:$16.00 Epic Wines 9057 Soquel Drive CA 95003

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Hubert Brochard 2002

White

Nettly. Nice balance and juicy, savoury, mineral fruit. Good length, attractive.

UK price:£10.99 M&S

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Hunter's Wines Pinot Noir 2002

Red

Medium mulberry colour. Attractive floral nose, gently smoky. Complex. Excellent fruit concentration here. Balanced. Pure Pinot in a higher style. Up to 2 years.

UK price:£10.99 Lay, Jer

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I Feudi di Romans Merlot 2001

Red

Medium - red brick. Blue finish. Fresh, spiny, elegant. Blue fruits, ripe frsh asidity and tannin. Mediumish bodied. Now -2-5 years

UK price:£8.99 Lib

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Il Meridione Primario 2001

Red

Medium ruby, obviously mature. Pronounced and infuse nose caramel, toffee, very arromatic. Beautifully integrated on the palate -fine acidity and tanins long and creamy, refind and with beautifully balanced fruit. 2 - 5 years

UK price:£6.99 Unw

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Inniskillin Riesling Icewine 2002

White

Golden straw. Honeyed, minerally, dried peach. Elegant, well balanced. Good structure, spicy peach and honey flavours. 3–5 years.

UK price:£50.00 Hall

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Ironstone Vineyards Reserve Old Vine Zinfandel 2001

Red

Moderate saturation. Dusty, talc, bramble. Talc, smooth, mouthful, brambly, some grip, moderate concentration, wood sweetness, length, some complexity.

UK price:£13.99 Saf

US price:$19.99 50 stores

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Ironstone Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2001

Red

Deep red; Cola ripe, cherry; Medium body, tannins low acidity cherry berry flavour, tannid, medium finish. 2-5

UK price:£6.49 Wai, Maj

US price:$9.99 50 retailers

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J Lohr Los Osos Merlot 2001

Red

Sweet oak, black pepper. Plush tannins, plum, olive, polished. Medium body, acidity crisp, medium finish. 2–5 years.

UK price:£12.49 EnW

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J Lohr Hilltop Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon 1999

Red

Deep purple; sweet oak, currant. Rich, ripe black fruits, chocolate, tea, medium-full body, tannins, medium acidity. 5–10 years.

UK price:£23.99 EnW

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J Lohr Wildflower, Valdiguie 2003

Red

Black, bright pine edge. Intense, rhubarb, cherry, plum note. Sweet ripe rich fruit. Great length. Intensity , low tannin but crisp acidity to balanced. Long and ripe. Now

UK price:£8.99 EnW

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J. Boutari & Son Wineries Moschofilero 2003

White

Silver. Nose petal . Depth fruity.

UK price:£5.49 No retailer listed

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J. Boutari & Son Wineries Skin Contact 2003

White

silver.Ripe floral. Very fropey. Balanced. 2 - 5 years

UK price:£6.49 No retailer listed

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J. Boutari & Son Wineries Filiria 2001

Red

Nose intoxicating but deceptive! Cinnamon oak. Fresh, original, and very elegant.

UK price:£7.49 AWi

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J. Boutari & Son Wineries 2001

Red

Mineral Sweet fruit and tannic bite 2 - 3

UK price:£4.99 AWi

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J. Boutari & Son Wineries Grande Reserve 1999

Red

Xinomarmo Elegant, fruit, floral Je pense que tous est la bien equilibre a voir 5 - 10

UK price:£6.99 AWi

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J. Boutari & Son Wineries Agiorgitiko 2001

Red

Nice deep bright colour. Lovely ripe plummy nose. Soft juicy palate very nice. Nice red plus plum fruits good concentration

UK price:£5.99 AWi

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J. Boutari & Son Wineries Kallisti 2003

White

Pale golden. Pale golden. Creamy, dense, compact.2-5

UK price:£6.49 AWi

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J. Boutari & Son Wineries 2003

White

Deep "pink" gold. Lime, vibrant fruit.. Clean long crisp finish.1-3

UK price:£5.49 AWi

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J.P Vinhos Touriga Nacional 2001

Red

Deep plum ruby red, showing signs of age at the edges. Full strawberry, wild fruit aromas. Some tobacco and mint. Fine.Concentrated fruit and tannin. Earthy mystic charm. Some elegance.Now + 1year

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J.P Vinhos Tinto da Anfora, Grande Escolha 2001

Red

Deep garnet red showing maturity. Gamey. Black olive nose.Well made, with pleasant balance of acidity and tannins. Black pepper spicy finish. Showing some style.Now + 2 yrs

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J.W. Burmester & Ca Single Harvest Aged 1990

Red

Mid-deep brick red lustre. Melted chocolate on the nose, touch of vinaigrette. Clean fruit. Quite hot but elegant. Drink now.

UK price:£30.00 No retailer listed

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Jacob's Creek Limited Release Shiraz Cabernet 1999

Red

Bright red, vibrant. Simple fruits. Soft, ripe, slightly green finish.

UK price:£24.99 Saf, Tes

US price:$45.49 Pernos Ricard USA +1 914 539 4500

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Jacob's Creek Chardonnay 2003

White

Bright colour, pale gold. Good chardonnay, lifted. Simple. Good commercial style, good acid, slighty phenolic. Now

UK price:£4.99 Saf, Tes

US price:$8.49 Pernos Ricard USA +1 914 539 4500

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Jacob's Creek Reserve Shiraz 2001

Red

Deep red; Simple spicy; Soft, easy ripe tannin. Traditional; Now.

UK price:£8.99 Sar, Tes

US price:$15.49 Pernos Ricard USA +1 914 539 4500

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Jacob's Creek Cabernet 2001

Red

Rpe, easy. Alcoholic. Cherry lift. Ripe soft easy. Vibrant

UK price:£5.59 Saf, Tes

US price:$8.49 Pernos Ricard USA +1 914 539 4500

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Jacquart Brut Tradition Rose NV

Rosé

Fresh and elegantly fruity.

UK price:£21.99 Cos,Tes

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Jacquart Blanc de Blancs 1997

White

Light green. Vegetal evolved Chardonnay. Big mouthful of citrus. Excellent volume, long. Drink now.

UK price:£34.00 Pat,Maj

US price:$39.95 TRI-VIN

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Jansz 1999

White

Good green hints. Lovely chardonnay fruits, nutty and complex. Full and rich. Quite structured and full with broad development and creamy big obvious style. OTT.

UK price:£12.99 Rak, Ben, You, Ths

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Jean Louis Denois Grande Cuvée 2001

White

Aromatic floral mayflower nose. Slight spritz. Clean, floral, waxy orange flower fruit, good balancing acidity. Floral, elegant and classy. Drink now.

UK price:£10.45 BBR

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Jean Louis Denois Les Oliviers, Roussanne, Marsanne 2001

Red

Light gold. Honeyed floral nose. Floral fruit, honeyed, waxy, elegant. Attractive fruit, good length and weight. Clean, nice balancing acidity. Now

UK price:£6.95 BBR

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Jean Madeville et Fils La 177 ème du Château Fayau 2002

Red

Deep, dark ruby. Full, rich, fruit, spice and herbs. This is a wine of interest. Beautifull crafted, deep fruit, crisp oak hot supple tannins. An exceptional effort in 02. Now

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Jean-Claude Boisset 2002

White

Yellow/green. Bright – acid-honed nose – a little spiced oak. Some chalky concentration.

UK price:£11.95 Lib

US price:$16.00 Boisset America 001 415 979 0630

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Jean-Claude Boisset Sur Gamay 2002

White

Clear. Slight petrol on nose. Good fruit/acidic balance. Very well made, harmonious. Up to 2 years.

UK price:£19.95 Lib

US price:$38.00 Boisset America 001 415 979 0630

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Jean-Claude Boisset Les Bressandes' 2002

Red

Rich, fresh, clean, red fruits. Oaky fragrance. Simple, fruity, open, appealing, fresh.

UK price:£25.49 Lib

US price:$46.00 Boisset America 001 415 979 0630

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Jean-Claude Boisset Clos de Verger' 2002

Red

Nice purple red. Fragrant cherry – fresh, oaky fruits. New weight, cool fruit, good balance between wine, wood and tannins. Drink now.

UK price:£31.95 Lib

US price:$60.00 Boisset America 001 415 979 0630

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Jean-Claude Boisset Lavaut Saint-Jacques 2002

Red

Very purplish and rich. Ripe, rich, fresh long body. Fruit extracted on finish.

UK price:£41.95 Lib

US price:$65.00 Boisset America 001 415 979 0630

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Jean-Claude Boisset 2002

Red

Big, powerful nose, deep colour, some intensity. Honey black fruits, lots of character, spicy, a bit chunky for Chambolle but good.

UK price:£25.95 Lib

US price:$48.00 Boisset America 001 415 979 0630

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Jean-Luc Aegerter Clos des Capucins 2002

White

Beaune terroir and some rusticity. Slight aniseed. Integrated oak. Sweet berry fruit. Spiced, good concentration. Stylish acidity, long, classy. Up to 4 years.

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Jim Barry The Cover Drive Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Red

good, depth of colour; Ripe, burnish fruit, simple but attractive; Ripe, good intensity on palate, good tannins, supple but long.

UK price:£8.99 Neg, BWC

US price:$16.00 Negociants UK 001 707 259 0993

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José Maria da Fonseca & Van Zeller Vale Dona Maria 1999

Red

Good bright, blood edged. Quite closed soft fruit. Easy fruit, jam with some power and grip behind. Good easy drinking, lacking some length.

UK price:£11.00 No retailer listed

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José Maria da Fonseca & Van Zeller Vale Dona Maria reserve Lote 01 NV

Red

Another very deep, dark purple ruby. Rich sweet but nose some chocolate notes. Full - rich, deep - a bit issue - young powerful palate. Now

UK price:£9.99 No retailer listed

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Kacaba Vineyards Cabernet Franc Reserve 2002

Red

Depth. Some classy fruit on the nose. Good depth of ripe fruit allied to strong structure from acid and tannin shows excellent potential rather than immediate character. 5–10 years.

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Kaituna Valley Sauvignon Blanc, The Awatere Vineyard 2003

White

Pale, grassy with hint of sherbet and honey. Fresh and zesty, long and intense if a little floral. Drink now.

US price:$17.00 Adventures in wines 001 415 467 0130

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Kaituna Valley Pinot Noir, The Awatere Vineyard 2002

Red

Deep crimson mulberry colour. Interesting nose. Some complexity here. Quite attractive. Full bodied and structured palate. Firm, but disappointingly oaky. Up to 3 years.

US price:$44.00 Adventures in wines 001 415 467 0130

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Ken Forrester Wines T Noble Late Harvest 2001

White

Deep lemon gold; Honey, peach and apricot. Rich, complex. Possibly lacks acidity on finish. Dried apricot. Now

UK price:£9.99 Thi

US price:$35.00 Loest Mc Namee Po Box 7436, Philadelphia +1 914 954 6583

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Kerner Estate Pinot Blanc 2003

White

Pale straw; Dusky peachy nose; Clean and fresh good alcohol mid weight; short to medium finish. Now

US price:$15.00 Kerner International Ltd 818 766 1131

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Kim Crawford Dry Riesling 2003

White

Pale; Peachy, apricot; Clear,pure, apple. Good depth and volume of fruit. Now - 2-3 yrs

UK price:£8.99 Lib

US price:$18.00 Phillips-Hogue 001 530 662 3215

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King Estate Winery Pinot Noir 2001

Red

Light strawberry colour; sweet red fruits; moderate concentration, red fruit, smooth body, some grip, and a little conc. Alcohol a bit light. Up to 3 years.

UK price:£12.95 BBR

US price:$22.00 King Estate Winery 001 800 884 4441

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King Estate Winery Domaine Oregon, Pinot Noir 2001

Red

Smoky (slightly reduced), slightly strong. Good attack varietal, nice weight. Moderate palate and intensity.

UK price:£34.95 BBR

US price:$50.00 King Estate Winery 001 800 884 4441

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Kumala Organic Pinotage Shiraz 2003

Red

Deep ruby. Some acetone and crushed fruit. Very primary and youthful. Smoky, rich fruit, very concentrated. Bright, fresh Pinotage, fruit tannins a little dry. 2–5 years.

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Kumala Reserve Pinotage 2003

Red

Mid-deep red; Rich berry fruit nose. More complexity. Hints of Merlot, smokey ripe and very spicy.Approachable but also will keep. Now

UK price:£7.99 No retailer listed

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Kumala Reserve Merlot 2003

Red

Deep ruby, bright; Classic merlot nose, fruity edged with savoury notes. Whispers of oak. Quite powerful. Tongue-tingling acidity on the mid-palate but not unpleasant. Attractive fruit and weight. Creamy finish. 2-5

UK price:£7.99 No retailer listed

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Kumala Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

Red

Deep ruby; Young, needs more age to develop. Shows promise. Sweet topping, chunky tannin, with fruit to balance. 2-5

UK price:£7.99 Saf

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Kumala Reserve Shiraz 2003

Red

Deep colour; Lashings of soft sweet vanilla fruit. Spice and pears. Juicy and rich, sweet oak. Lush and very crowd pleasing. Now

UK price:£7.99 No retailer listed

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KWV Golden Kaan Winemaker's Reserve Chardonnay 2002

White

Leesy, solid citrus varietal fruit. Rich, leafy, buttery. Hints of heather and honey. Elegant oak . Well balanced. Tropical fruit and buttered toast. Up to 2 years.

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KWV Cathedral Cellar Sauvignon Blanc 2003

White

Mid/pale; Faint herbaceous subdued primary aromas. Crisp, clean stylish elegant: flinty, a little light - long finish. Now

UK price:£7.99 Cav

US price:$13.00 57 Main Street Wines, 585 Stewart Avenue, Suite 544, Garden City, NY 11530 Tel: 0915163572070

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KWV Cathedral Cellar Chardonnay 2003

White

Mid-deeper straw gold; Rich ripe "fat" fruit, creamy; Toasty oak, ripe, a "crowd pleaser." Rich, creamy, fruit. 2

UK price:£7.99 Cav

US price:$13.00 57 Main Street Wines, 585 Stewart Avenue, Suite 544, Garden City, NY 11530 Tel: 091516357207

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KWV Cathedral Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

Red

Deep dark ruby; Concentrated "blackcurrents" - smooth vanillary nose. A big modern style. Excellent very stylish, great finesse.Very firm oak tannins. Needs to soften - modern, commercial. 2-5

UK price:£8.99 Cav

US price:$15.00 57 Main Street Wines, 585 Stewart Avenue, Suite 544, Garden City, NY 11530 Tel: 091516357207

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KWV Cathedral Cellar Triptych 2000

Red

Dark red; Subdued aromas. High volatile acidity. Showing definite maturity, sweet fruit on palate. Long. 2-5

US price:$15.00

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KWV Houdamond Pinotage 2002

Red

Mid-deep colour; Big minty number. Chalky oak, leafy, some cassis and red fruit. Chunky well-made, solid tannins, complex.Loads of new oak. A "wowy" crowd pleaser. Now

UK price:£6.99 M&S

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L'Ecole No 41 Seven Hills Vineyard, Merlot 2001

Red

Red fruit, leesy notes, capsicum behind. Palate attack shows more spicy capsicum than red fruit. Higher style wirh layers but overall a little light. 2–5 years.

US price:$40.00 Elliott Bay Distributing +1 206 935 9463

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L'Ecole No 41 Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

Red

Complex, a traditional style. Complex but fruit levels disappointing. Will get better with time as closed at present. 2–5 years.

US price:$36.00 Elliott Bay Distributing +1 206 935 9463

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L'Ecole No 41 Pepper Bridge Vineyard, Apogee 2001

Red

Wild red fruit aroma. Dense tannins, rich flavour, leaner bodied, integrated sweet oak that dominates a bit on the finish.

US price:$42.00 Elliott Bay Distributing +1 206 935 9463

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L'Ecole No 41 "Barrel Fermented" Semillon 2002

White

yellow; waxy, figgy, typical variety; oily, rich, fruity, lively oak finish. Now

US price:$15.00 Elliott Bay Distributing +1 206 935 9463

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L'Illuminata Colbertina 2001

Red

Rich, plummy, whiff of undergrowth and hedgerow and new oak. Generously flirty, deeply packed with plum fruit and oak.

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L'Ormarins Chardonnay 2003

White

Mid yellow. Delicate, gently lively fruit – elegant. Delicious, tangy, spicy, well-integrated oak – good fruit. Drink now.

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L'Ormarins Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Red

Very dark garnet. Dark fruit, spice, some oak. Some green pepper flavours. Sweet, rich fruit. Very ripe. Well integrated. Good concentration. South Africa meets Bordeaux! 5–10 years.

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La Agricola S A Somerfield Argentine, Sangiovese 2003

Red

Pale ruby.Elegant but slightly reductive nose. Very clean and well-handled.A beautifully structured wine. Vigorous ripe cherry - character fruit, with skilful oak maturation giving a very smooth and elegant effect. Good varietal character, soft, jiucy wel

UK price:£3.99 Som

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La Chablisienne Fourchaume 2001

White

Good fine nose for 2001. Full, very typical. Excellent weight of ripe fruit. Acidity pronounced but for 2001 a good result.

UK price:£12.99 M&S

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La Chablisienne Vieille Vignes 2002

White

Pale yellow/green. Crisp citric nose. Well structured. Mid palate weight. Some lively fat and acidity. Mid length, good freshness, almost chalky style. 0-2 years

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La Chablisienne Grande Cuvée 2002

White

Yellow. Characterful mid toned, quite brisk/chalky - almost lemon peel character. Bright palate weight, good spice. Mid richness, quite bright acids - a little fat. 1

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La Fortuna Racines Syrah 2003

Red

Bit smoky.Wild old clone on palate. Chunny. Good energy and richness if not much obvious charm or complexity

UK price:£5.99 Dar

US price:$10.00 Organic Vintners 001 303 245 8773/House of Fine Wines Ltd 001 212 694 8600

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La Querce 2001

Red

Forest fruit and cedar wood. Cherries and raspberries are well integrated with balanced tannins and lovely acidity.

US price:$35.00 Bedford International, 16 Hazel Lane, Larchmont, NY 10538-4016 0019148332725

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La Spinetta 2001

White

Grassy, slightly herbaceous, lots of gooseberry. Long, very focused wine.

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La Spinetta Vigneto Starderi 2001

Red

Clean, fresh fruit nose, floral notes with crushed berries. Firm fruit and body.

UK price:£68.99 EnW

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La Vis Ritratti, Merlot 2001

Red

Some herbal aromas but ripe fruit, spicy and firm with oak and bell pepper.

UK price:£14.90 Euw

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Lagarde Altas Cumbres Viognier 2003

White

Very pale lemon.Bright peach and apricot fruit; exotic.Bold, ripe peaches and cream, medium acidity to balance, tropical and spice, a little length.Now - 2

UK price:£4.99 Coe

US price:$8.99

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Lagarde Altas Cumbres Malbec 2001

Red

Medium ruby core, garnet rim.Sweetish, complex nose - pleasing with green notes, cedar and vanilla.Chocolate and caramel and secondary flavours dominate. Slightly drying with bitter dark chocolate finish. Just enough flesh and generosity to carry it off.N

UK price:£4.99 Coe

US price:$8.99

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Lagarde Altas Cumbres Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Red

Youthful, crimson and ruby. Dense, vibrantly coloured.Red fruits, ripe, high alcohol style fruit. Lots of flavour. Slightly porty.Ripe, almost over-ripe, kirsch, chocolate liqueur notes, well used oak. Slightly porty finish, but still good.Now - 4

UK price:£4.99 Coe

US price:$8.99

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Lagarde Altas Cumbres Cabernet Malbec 2001

Red

Medium ruby. Some development at rim.Nice perfume, liquorice notes, very sweet cherry and plum.High alcohol style, flash, broad but fruity. Slightly burnt finish.Now - 4

UK price:£4.99 Coe

US price:$7.99

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Laibach Vineyards Friedrich Laibach 2001

Red

Dark ruby. Spicy toasty oak. Cassis and plums. Cassis leaf undertones. Rich, ripe, sweet, chewy, chunky etc. Vanilla, toast and dark fruits. Well integrated. Finishes a little too dry. 2–5 years.

UK price:£14.99 Ear

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Laibach Vineyards The Dogleg 2002

Red

Deep ruby garnet; Brandy and spice and a touch of something savoury. (Roast lamb and gravy). One of the best wines of the flight. Accessible, smooth fruit. Maybe let down by lightness in mouth weight. Now + 1

UK price:£7.49 Ear

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Landmark Vineyards Overlook Chardonnay 2001

White

Gold; smoky, oaky, butter. Almost sweet, melted butter, oozy, sexy, slurpy. Lovely fruit balance, herbal. Drink now.

UK price:£16.95 Lay

US price:$25.00 USCOIT/USDD/USGT/USSTH/USTG/USTWC/USWAL/USWX/USWH

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Landmark Vineyards Lorenzo Chardonnay 2001

White

Wood, caramel, peach. Round, leesy, citrus, rich mouthfeel, good depth and nice long persistence. Slighty minty character and big wood. Drink now.

US price:$45.00 USTWEC/USWX/USWH

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Laurent Miquel Bardou 2002

Red

Sweet brambly oaky nose. Sweet bramble oak fruit palate, peppery ripeness. Supple ripe, juicy flavours, medium weight and length. Elegant. 2–5 years.

UK price:£11.99 Sai

US price:$25.00 Kysela Pere et Fils, Winchester VA

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Laurent Miquel Nord Sud Viognier 2003

White

Pale Gold. Fruit in centre. Soft fruit, fresh flowers, long acidity fesh, good balance. Now

UK price:£6.99 No retailer listed

US price:$11.00 Kysela Pere et Fils, Winchester VA

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Lawson's Dry Hills Gewurztraminer 2003

White

Lychees, but also quite hot. Clean, savoury attack, almost fully dry, alcoholic – forgivable, lacks the sweetened aroma of the best examples. Drink now.

UK price:£10.95 L&W

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Le Grys Sauvignon Blanc 2003

White

Pale; Clean and pungent; Attractive appley fruit with zesty grassiness. Very high acidity. Long. Now

UK price:£8.75 L&W

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Leasingham Magnus Riesling 2003

White

UK price:£6.99 Sai

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Legaris Reserva 1999

Red

Meaty, light, gamey character. Dark fruit, warm spices, complex and elegant. Dry tannins. Mouthwatering, quite bitter and gamey finish. Full bodied. 5–10 years.

UK price:£14.99 Luv, Wmb, Hnd

US price:$26.99 Vinum International Tel 001 707 224 4601

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Leone de Castris Five Roses 2003

Rosé

Fresh and lively, citrus. Nicely balanced, and light acid. Refreshing. Drink now.

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Les Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) Quinta do Carmo, Reserva 2001

Red

Deep colour. Restrained yet ripe, savoury, meaty aromas – well-integrated oak. Soft, rich and fleshy, quite impressive, full, spicy finish. Good grip. Up to 5 years.

UK price:£25.00 No retailer listed

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Les Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) Quinta do Carmo 2001

Red

Very deep, dark colour. Restrained yet slightly spicy. Needs time to open. Firm, dry peppery fruit, hard and lacking flesh. Tight, tough tannins on finish. 2–5 years.

UK price:£14.00 Hug, L&W, Wdd

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Les Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) Réserve Spéciale Rouge 2002

Red

Deep dark ruby with pink edges. Herbaceous, hints of woodsmoke and berry fruit. Alluring. Clean, balanced with controlled tannins. Above all balanced fruit, oak, alcohol and acidity. Now

UK price:£9.45 Dsm, HBJ, Lai, Wdd

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Les Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) Saga R, Collection 2002

Red

Sherbet - purple. Lovely swift fragrance of fully ripe garnet - warm earth and cream. Mid-weight, elegant, sherbety pink with lots of currenty refreshment. Now

UK price:£9.95 DBR

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Les Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) Los Vascos Sauvignon Blanc 2003

White

Fresh, green pepper nose.Fresh and elegant with touch of passion fruit, not overstated. Much better weight, structure, good citrus fruit and creamy texture on the finish.now

UK price:£7.95 BnC, C&O, Eld, HHC, Lai, Wdd

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Les Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) Los Vascos 2003

White

A big nose .cooler climate fruit slight confected but a decent drink. Light, fresh.Now

UK price:£7.95 Ave, Bab, BcW, BBC, BnC, C28, Cck, C&O, Eld, Ell, Evr, HHC, HBJ, Tow, Lai, L&W, L&S, RSW, MWC, Hug

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Lindemans Bin 25 Brut Cuvée NV

White

Bronzed influence; Developed bottle aged, modelized. Good structure, meaty, good balance.

UK price:£7.03 Asd, Saf

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Lindemans Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Red

Mid-red, concentrated; Slightly herbaceous but ripe. Correct cabernet; soft tannins, good length.

UK price:£7.03 Thr

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Lohsa Mandrone di Lohsa 2001

Red

Berryish aroma, firm palate with vibrant acidity, attractive dusty tannins. Good focus. Medium fruit.

UK price:£14.49 EnW

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Loimer Speigel Grüner Veltliner 2002

White

Pale gold. Off dry – refreshing, peppery, core balanced. Very long. Drink now.

UK price:£19.95 Lib

US price:$30.00 Vin Divino Chicago 001 773 334 6700

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Loimer Seeberg Riesling 2002

White

Pale gold. Very ripe – savoury apples. Off dry with medium high acid, lemony fruit, high alcohol and a decadent finish. Up to 2 years.

UK price:£13.99 Lib

US price:$23.00 Vin Divino Chicago 001 773 334 6700

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Loimer Riesling Al 2002

White

Pretty peach nose, lovely peach, fleshy. Full body, structured acidity, good fruit, intense lovely finish. Up to 10 years.

UK price:£59.95 Lib

US price:$32.00 Vin Divino Chicago 001 773 334 6700

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Long Mountain Pinotage 2003

Red

Light medium red; Sweet, pure; Gentle, forest fruit. Juicy and very "moreish" - but a light commercial style. Now

UK price:£4.99 Asd

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Louis Jadot Clos du Grand Carquelin 2000

Red

Spicy, full and toasty-oaky. Full, nice mouthful and firm not harsh. Has texture and flesh. Drink now.

UK price:£14.99 Luv, Wmb, VII, DBy, Fah

US price:$21.00 Kobrand Corporation +1 212 490 9300

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Louis Jadot 2003

Red

Dark red/blue. Fresh, ripe fruit, sweet summer fruit bouquet. Fresh, lively. Good for villages and vintage. Crisp, crunchy fruit. Acidity correct, delicious, juicy. Now

UK price:£5.99 Asd, Saf, Tes, Wai, Wmb

US price:$8.99 Kobrand Corporation +1 212 490 9300

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Luigi Cecchi & Figli Sainsbury's Classic Selection 2002

Red

Medium depth garnert/ruby. Fresh cherry nose, violets ripe. Good smooth tannins, medium body and length. Now

UK price:£7.99 Sai

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Luis Felipe Edwards Carmenère Estate 2003

Red

bright.Pleasant plum.Upbeat style. Could be inviting. Soft, clean palate. Lightish but not ephemeral. Tidy wine.now

UK price:£5.99 Tes, Unw

US price:$8.00

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Luis Felipe Edwards Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva 2002

Red

inky. Elegant, fresh cassis fruit with elegant leesy cream notes.Good structure, creamy and dark fruit, holds up well.now

UK price:£7.99 Tes

US price:$13.00

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Luis Felipe Edwards Shiraz Terraced 2002

Red

Appealing and rich black fruit. Hint of attractive pepper. Integrated oak too.French oak covering soft chocolate tannins. Balanced. Alcohol gives it a smooth texture. Well made.Now - 3

UK price:£7.99 No retailer listed

US price:$13.00

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Macari Vineyards Merlot Reserve 2001

Red

Cola, currant, vanilla. Medium body, acidity, low–medium tannins, cola, black raspberry, pleasant, short finish. Drink now.

US price:$26.00 Macari Vineyards 001 631 298 0100

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Madeira Wine Company Blandy's 15 Year Old Malmsey NV

White

Fine baked, honeyed notes with good rich overtone. Rich and complex with good balance. Fine acids and lovely baked honey and currants. Drink now.

UK price:£12.99 Bth, BBR, C&B, Lar, Que

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Magnotta Winery Icewine Vidal, Limited Edition 2002

White

Light apricot amber. Very intense, smells less concentrated. Sweet, but not all that complex and it is a bit heavy. A lot of potential but lacks real class. Drink now.

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Magnotta Winery Icewine Cabernet Franc, Limited Edition 2002

Red

Ruby. Sweet, strawberry. Jammy, strawberry, sweet, clean fruit, firm structure, good length. 1–2 years.

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Magnotta Winery Pinot Noir, Special Reserve 2002

Red

Quite mature, deep red colour. Rather ripe, rich aromas.Full bodied, rich, quite soft, not quite harmonious full quite generous. Now

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Magnotta Winery Cabernet Franc, Limited Edition 2002

Red

Brigth clear medium deep ruby red. nice varietal character pronounced fruit character medium intensity.medium balanced and good acidity. Great pronouced fruit. 1-3

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Mailly Grand Cru Blanc de Noirs NV

White

Rich, ‘sweet’. Good balance. Finishes clean.

UK price:£18.75 Ell

US price:$39.00 J. Davis Adams III, Grape Expectations (+1 770 883 4500)

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Maison Albert Bichot Domaine du Clos Frantin, Grands-Echezeaux Grand Cru 2002

Red

Pinot, plum with over ripe fruits. Powerful. Fresh finish and long, good tannins. 5–10 years.

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Maison Albert Bichot Domaine du Clos Frantin, Vosne-Romanee 2002

Red

Fruit basket. Some very green attractive fruits with gentle tannins. 2–5 years.

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Maison Bouachon Les Rabassières 2003

White

Bright pale straw. Clean, mixed aroma of creamy/mineral. Full, has grip, refreshing, long, salty, chewy finish. Now

UK price:£7.29 For

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Maison Jean-Philippe Marchand 2002

Red

Fresh crushed berries. Pretty, simple, young. Good finish with round tannins.

UK price:£6.50 Ear

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Maison Sichel Sirius 2001

Red

Deep ruby not deep. Light mineral notes on a well edged front base. Easy, simple, jammy fruit lets dwon on otherwise well-balanced wine. A wine of refined character, light old fashioned, but very appealing. Now

UK price:£6.99 Thr, Msn, Unw

US price:$9.99

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Manoel D Poças Junior Vinhos 1999

Red

Young, fresh and clean. Has good fruit and length on the palate.

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Manoel D Poças Junior Vinhos Porto Poças NV

Red

Cognac-like nose, showing some real age if a little cooked. Hot, sweet palate – a little cloying in style but nice big finish and good complexity. Drink now.

UK price:£13.25 HoT

US price:$25.00 HGC Imports

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Manoel D Poças Junior Vinhos Porto Poças 1994

Red

Orange edged light. Woody, vanilla, young oak (sawdust). Very young wood, oak and vanilla. Some raisin and dry fruit. Apricots

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Marchesi de' Frescobaldi Montesodi, Castello di Nipozzano 2001

Red

Soft, ripe vinosity. Grippy.

UK price:£25.49 Cve, FFW

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Mare Nostrum Authentic Niellucciu 2001

Red

Deepish ruby. Peppery nose. Peppery fruit, juicy soft oak flavours, raspberry and cherry sweetness. Attractive but not quite knit together. Now

UK price:£5.99 C&D

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Marimar Torres Estate Don Miguel Vineyard, Pinot Noir 2000

Red

Mature purple. Berry and raspberry; spicy soft raspberry with some minerality behind; soft tannins. Drink now.

UK price:£23.99 Fel

US price:$32.00 USFAL/USNEW/USJL/USWIN/USK/USVAR/USWL/USMC/USSL

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Marqués de Griñón Dominio de Valdepusa, Syrah 2001

Red

Deep purple. Spicy, black pepper, blackberry, hint of tar. Dry, very spicy. Full bodied. Chocolate style. Rich and fruity. Modern. Very long finish. 2–5 years.

UK price:£14.99 Wai

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Martha Clara Vineyards 6025 2000

Red

Medium full, fully mature. Quite earthy, Cabernet bouquet, quite ripe. High natural acidity. Up to 2 years.

US price:$34.99 Martha Clara Vineyards 001 631 298 0075

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Martha Clara Vineyards Reserve Syrah 2000

Red

Dense ruby. Smoky, medicinal, blackberry. Sweet, blackberry fruit. Jammy, intense, full-bodied soft varietal. 1–2 years.

US price:$24.99 Martha Clara Vineyards 001 631 298 0075

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Martinborough Vineyard Vineyard Pinot Noir 2002

Red

Floral. Moderate complexity. Good depth. Very attractive. Nicely balanced palate. Well-handled oak. Elegant and balanced without being too hot. Good length. Up to 5 years.

UK price:£16.00 And

US price:$40.00 NZ Wine Imports/Pacific Vine Imports 001 312 504 4704

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Mas des Baux Rouge Gorge 2000

Red

Sweet bramble, black pepper, fruit. Spicy leather tones. Broad, spicy fruit flavours, liquorice, plums and leather. Well-integrated oak. Delicious. Drink now.

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Mas des Baux Rouge Baux 2001

Red

Very full, intense, youthful. Herbs, spice, Garrigue. Personality. Rather restrained but full power and intensity underneath. 2 years+.

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Mas des Baux Soleil Rouge 2002

Red

Ripe, plummy, rich baked fruit, patent leather tones. Big, peppery, broad, ripe fruit, exuberant, juicy. Classy use of oak. Earthy mineral weight. 2–5 years.

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Mas Plan de l'Om Roucan 2001

Red

Purple. Subtle. Elegant, finesse but lacks overall weight. Up to 2 years.

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Masi Osar 2000

Red

Dark red. Alcoholic, warm, ethereal fruit. Slightly woody, warm taste. Drink now.

UK price:£24.99 BWC

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Mason Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

Red

Young. Savoury, aromatic nose. The fruit is fresh, just ripe enough, cool. 2–5 years.

US price:$28.00 USRW/USDD/USTWC/USWH/USWAL/USGT

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Masottina Extra Dry 2003

White

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Mastroberardino Radici 2000

Red

Open, complex deep plum and morello cherry nose, full and beefy. 2–5 years.

UK price:£15.50 BWC

US price:$28.19

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Matanzas Creek Merlot 2001

Red

Damp earth, black cherries. Black fruited palate. Present tannins or firm acidity. All good elements for this to last, evolve and lengthen with time. 2–5 years.

UK price:£23.00 May

US price:$60.00 MAY

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McLean's Farm Reserve 2002

Red

Good colour. Pure fruit. Slightly plumper, firm finish. Needs time.

UK price:£10.99 Tes

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McManis The Boulders Shiraz Reserve, San Joaquin Valley 2002

Red

Deep purple; Lactic cola clove; Medium body, tannins, medium high acidity. A touch of pruny, smoky. Brisk finish. 2-5

UK price:£5.49 Coo

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McPherson Reserve Chardonnay 2001

White

Bright gold. Obvious oak and overripe fruit. Intense citrus. Rich, flavoursome, creamy malo. Drink now.

UK price:£10.99 OzW, A&N, C&H, Lan, CeT, Cze, Eag, Evy, Fen, FRN, Hds, Log

US price:$18.00 Shaw-Ross Int 001 954 430 5020

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McPherson Basilisk Marsanne Viognier 2003

White

Yellow pinot; Some depth, pinot weight; Good balance of fruit on attack.

UK price:£7.99 CeT

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McPherson Basilisk Shiraz Mourvedre 2002

Red

Peppery cool climate nose, a tail medicinal oliver pepper and spice, oz shiraz wirh cool climate. Peppery and elegance and some sweet berry full flavour.

UK price:£7.99 CeT

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Mercier Brut Rose NV

Rosé

Quince nose – very ripe. Evolved but round and fruity. What one expects from rosé Champagne.

UK price:£19.99 Thr

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Michel Laroche Les Vaudevey 2002

White

Superb nose, full, mineral, honeyed, intense. Full bodied, no oak to intrude, pure mineral expression, good length.

UK price:£13.99 Bib

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Michel Lynch Classic White 2002

White

Mid gold. Wet well maturity.Lively middle weight touch co2 aromatic some length, fleashy. Now

UK price:£6.99 Evy

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Michel Rolland Clos De Los Siete 2002

Red

UK price:£10.99 EnW

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Michel Torino Altimus 2002

Red

Ripe, nicely balanced Bordeaux-blend nose, with a little leafiness. 2–5 years.

UK price:£19.49 Cve, FFW

US price:$30.00

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Miguel Merino 1998

Red

Clean but rather mature. Flavour good, balance with depth, complexity. Drink now.

UK price:£15.99 Bls, Mar, RdV

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Millbrook Winery Barking Owl Chardonnay 2003

White

Pale; fresh and creamy, touch of ripe pears and a hint of smoke; Fresh and light with good barrell fruit character, good depth acid, quite long.

UK price:£8.99 SVL

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Miloto Reiver 2002

Red

Very oaky, purple but attractive. Ripe and simple. Very alcoholic but clearly Shiraz.

UK price:£17.95 GWW

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Misiones de Rengo Cuvée Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Red

Ripe black fruit, fruit-driven style with slight herby notes. Pleasant palate, firm grainy tannins with a touch of mineral weight and good fruit

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Mission Hill Family Estate Oculus 2001

Red

Deep ruby red. Vanilla, red berry cedar. Ripe juicy black body – blackcurrant fruit, elegant, well made, firm. 1–3 years.

UK price:£17.99 MCD

US price:$20.00 Vintage Wines LLC (847 954 3783)

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Mission Hill Family Estate Syrah 2001

Red

Quite deep. Pepper and spice quite intense on nose. Still very innovative but has potential to soften into a bold and quite attractive mouthful. 2–5 years.

UK price:£16.99 MCD

US price:$20.00 Vintage Wines LLC (847 954 3783)

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Mission Hill Family Estate Shiraz Reserve 2001

Red

Bright clear medium depth. rich nose, quite intense aromatics, good spice.quite fat and juicy with open charm and some pretensions to class. Some complexity too. 2-5

US price:$15.00 Vintage Wines LLC (847 954 3783)

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Mitolo Savitar, Shiraz 2002

Red

Fruity animal nose. Quite nice fruit, spicy, rich, concentrated. A Beaucastel in McLaren Vale.

UK price:£28.50 GWW

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Montana 'T' Terraces Estate Pinot Noir 2002

Red

Spicy, cherry nose. Good fruit, rounded and ripe, clean and fresh. Loads of cherry notes with hint of spice, tannins. Soft and rounded but spoilt by excess of alcohol on finish. Up to 3 years.

UK price:£12.99 Odd

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Montana Reserve Pinot Noir 2002

Red

Crimson colour; Some plummy notes with cherry overtones. Some sweet fruit flavours; hint of spiced plum; good varietal character; fruity; more rounded. Now - 1/2 yrs

UK price:£9.99 Wai, Odd, Tes, Sai

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Montes Limited Selection, Pinot Noir 2003

Red

Elegant red fruit nose, restrained and not too reliant on new wood.Fresh and full palate, elegant red fruit, hints of spice, well integrated. Impressive, restrained.Now

UK price:£7.49 Maj

US price:$12.00 USHI,USMC,USSL,USZ,USSWS,USGWS

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Morworth Estate Vineyard Selection, Riesling 2003

White

Pale lemon; Aromatic peachy; Racy acidity, hints of minerality. Some complexity and length on finish. Now

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Mount Michael Mount Michael Pinot Noir 2002

Red

Deep crimson mulberry. Black cherry and black plum notes. Fresh, ripe, slightly sweet fruit notes of cherry and plum; delicate tannins; soft style; not quite knit at moment. Has potential. Up to 3 years.

UK price:£19.50 ACh, BAN, Hai

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Mähler-Besse Arte 2001

Red

Very dark, puppy black. Spicy harth aromas. Softly tanned, very ripe and tender merlot, lots of sweet cherry fruit. Now

US price:$13.99 Monsieur Touton Selection Importer 001 212 2550674

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Mähler-Besse Blavia 2001

Red

Dark, deep, rich ruby. Fine, scented notes, woody but fruity too. Crisp, alert with well-judged ripe tannins. A wine of elegance and length. Now

US price:$15.99 Monsieur Touton Selection Importer 001 212 2550674

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Nautilus Estate Pinot Gris 2003

White

Very pale in colour. Clean neutral fruit character. Inoffensive. Gently spicy. Neutral but there is fruit here. Some residual sugar. Nice acid balance. Very attractive. Up to 3 years.

UK price:£12.99 P&S, You, Lre

US price:$19.00 Negociants UK 001 707 259 0993

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Nautilus Estate Pinot Noir 2002

Red

Floral and perfumed nose. Toasty, mealy oak. Chunky and full flavoured. Plenty of depth. Firm yet balanced. Potentially very good. Up to 3 years.

UK price:£14.99 Maj, Wmb, You

US price:$20.00 Negociants UK 001 707 259 0993

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Nautilus Estate Marlborough 2002

White

Pale; Floral lemon citrus. Cinnamon lemon toast attack. Medium weight, attractive balance of fresh acidity with good fruit reliance. Complexity from lees and oak. Now - 2 yrs

UK price:£9.99 You, Wmb, Sgl

US price:$17.00 Negociants UK 001 707 259 0993

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Nederburg Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc 2003

White

Pale straw; Dusty asparagus fruit. Good varietal character. Very crisp and dry. Good varietal character, elegant - lovely length. 2-5 yrs

UK price:£8.99 HBJ

US price:$13.99 Dreyfus Ashby 001 212 818 0770

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Neethlingshof Lord Neethling Pinotage 2000

Red

Very dark garnet. Sweet berry fruit. Lovely fruit and length. 2–5 years.

UK price:£11.99 Fah, HBJ, SAo

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Neethlingshof Weisser Riesling, Noble Late Harvest 2003

White

Deeper gold; Orange blossom and honey. Orange marmalade, lemon peel; Oranges and sweet but lacks tang of acidity - "sultanas"; Now

UK price:£9.49 Fah, HBJ, SAo

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Nepenthe Wines Pinot Noir 2002

Red

Good fresh spice nose, aromatic, nice aromas. Cherry fruit on the palate, well-intergrated oak with subtle tannins and summer fruit berries.

UK price:£13.99 Stf, Odd

US price:$24.00 Click Wine Group + 206 4431 996

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Nepenthe Wines The Rogue, Cabernet-Merlot 2001

Red

Mid Red, bit thin; Simple, lacks concentration; Grainy tannin.

UK price:£8.49 Stf, Odd

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Netzl Anna - Christina 2001

Red

Very deep, youthful. Sweet dark berries and oak. Juicy, lovely fruit, elegantly supple and quite long. Drink now.

UK price:£18.00 Zpr, WWs

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Ngatarawa Wines Glazebrook Sauvignon Blanc 2003

White

Pale straw; Gooseberry - some white peach notes. Clean and dry. Good weight more minerally; fresh; good alcohol, medium weight. Now - 1/2 years

UK price:£8.99 Ame, WSo, Pip, QWW

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Nicolas Feuillatte Brut NV

White

Firm, good acidity. Very nice.

UK price:£18.90 Asd, Tes, Sai, Maj, Thr

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Nicolas Potel Les Senteurs 2002

White

Yellow/gold. Crisp - mid oak character. Some limey style. Sweet berry structure - good ripeness of fruit and weight. Mid acidity, some breadth. 2 years.

UK price:£9.99 M&S

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Niepoort Vertente 2001

Red

Very good deep, dark centre. Tight, suave and polished – underlying sweet oak. Sweet peppery fruit, good but slightly lean mid-palate, firm spicy tannins rise in the mouth, finishes quite well. 2–5 years.

UK price:£14.95 QNW, Han, PWA, Wno, F&M, R&S, P&R

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Niepoort IDA 1994

Red

Light ruby nose. Light, lovely wine. Fine refreshing palate. Lots of good fruit – elegant, fine wine. Drink now.

UK price:£25.00 Evi, F&M, R&S, Wea, Dll

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Niepoort 1990

Red

Very gentle, some with chocolate oranges. Rich, smooth, some salty fruit – lovely redness and length. Drink now.

UK price:£33.00 Wea, P&R

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Niepoort NV

Red

Mid deep ruby colour. Closed, underlying spicy fruit. Big, rich, full bodied and spicy - good length. Now

UK price:£9.95 EHB, Eld, GNW, Cel, PWA, Dll

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Nobilo Wine Group Sauvignon Blanc 2003

White

Pale golden straw; Sappy green pea nose; Restrained, minerally and slightly taut flavours. Hint of passion fruit and gooseberry. Now

UK price:£6.99 Sai, Tes, Cos

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Nobilo Wine Group Chardonnay 2003

White

Lemon;Tropical fruit; Integrated smooth oak. Broad, rich, with freshness of acidity. Well balanced. 2-5

UK price:£6.49 Sai, Clk

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Northstar Merlot 2000

Red

Opaque dark ruby, less bright. Wood, raspberry, smooth, chocolatey, big, toasty flavours, moderate structure. 2–5 years.

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Oenoforos Ianos 2000

Red

Very nice raspberry fruit. Big, tannic with strawberry nose.

UK price:£20.00 Yod

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Oenoforos Asprolithi 2003

White

Pale lemon gold. Stone and dry straw nose. Nice lemony citric feel balanced with a creamy middle and stoney finish. Will blacken a bit. Good food wine as well. Now 2 - 5.

UK price:£8.00 Yod

US price:$15.00 Nestor Imports

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Omrah Unoaked Chardonnay 2003

White

Mid yellow; Clean ofish, touch bready; A bit leggy, coarse, quite short.

UK price:£6.99 Som

US price:$15.00 Robert Whale Selections 001 202 237 5200

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Oyster Bay Wines Merlot 2002

Red

Deep crimson; Spicy, plummy notes with hint of coffee bean; Full well rounded fruity notes - hint of plums and cherries, spice and coffee bean; some noticeable tannins too. Now - 2/3 yrs

UK price:£7.99 Wai

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Palandri Estates Merlot 2002

Red

Raw nose, rather straight forward finish; quite nice touch of grassiness soft nice a bit simple, tight tannins. A bit extracted.

UK price:£6.99 Pln, Vlg, YoW, Som

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Palandri Estates Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Red

Attractive oaky nose. Fermented, fruit tannins - almost cooked fruit feel. Now

UK price:£6.99 VtH, Pln, Vet, YoW

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Palandri Estates Cabernet Merlot 2002

Red

Deep colour; Quite juicy. Plummy, ripe cabernet, soft tannins, good acidity, quite tight and hot finish, chewy. Now

UK price:£6.99 Lon, VtH, Pln, Vlg

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Palliser Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2003

White

Pale; Distinctly sweaty nose. Clean but very slightly pungeant. Fresh crisp clean, well concentrated. Very clean nettly flavour. Long not too alcoholic. No oak. Now

UK price:£8.95 J&B

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Palliser Estate Riesling 2003

White

Straw colour; Lifted clean with an element of complexity. Clean. Some earthiness. Lovely fresh palate. Well balanced with good depth.Now - 2/3 yrs

UK price:£7.95 J&B

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Parparoussis Winery Epilegmenos Oenos Reserve 1998

Red

Quite mature nose. Meaty palate but with character and fruit. Still tannic. One for those who like old-style Spain.

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Pascal Rollet Domaine de la Chapelle 'Vieilles Vignes' 2002

White

Jasmine, floral fruits. Fresh, gold balance of fruits and tannins, gentle use of wood. Light, pretty. Drink now.

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Pascal Rollet Domaine de la Chapelle 2002

White

Green-golden. Rich, good quality, light oak. Fine, silky nice length. Drink now.

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Pascual Toso Sauvignon Blanc 2003

White

Pale lemon hue.Distinctly vegetal nose.Much better palate, good weight and length. Clean. Good varietal character. Peppery finish.Now - 2

UK price:£5.49 Stf

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Pasolini dall'Onda San Zanobi 1999

Red

Classy, very pungent oak. Elegant, vibrant, beautiful balance. A class act.

UK price:£17.99 SWS

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Pasolini dall'Onda Sicelle 2000

Red

Fresh, elegantly fruity, medium body and very enjoyable. 2–5 years.

UK price:£10.99 SWS

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Pasqua Casterna 2000

Red

Rich, a little too sweet. Fruit driven, perhaps a bit simple but good delivery.

UK price:£19.00 C&B

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Pasqua Lapaccio, Primitivo 2002

Red

Medium depth red. Very ripe, slightly earthy. Quite dry and ripe with earthy undertones, prunes rounded and easy, moderate acid and tannin weighty. Good. Now

UK price:£5.99 CranbRook, CWF

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Paul Boutinot Signature Pinot Noir 2002

Red

Youthful rim. Pinot, good healthy ripe fruit. Good soft oak, gentle tannins. Clean elegant balance. Good acid. Much better tannin. Only moderate length easy appealing. Now

UK price:£8.99 No retailer listed

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Paul Cluver Pinot Noir 2001

Red

Light strawberry red. Fragrant strawberry nose. Sweet soft fruit, herbs, earth, raspberries. Varietal character. 2–5 years+.

UK price:£11.50 McK, Pip

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Paul Reynolds Lagar de Macedos 2000

Red

Rich, deep velvety red. Black cherry with bags of kitchen cupboard spiciness. Robust and very forward. Big tannic structure. Firm fruit – needs to soften. Quite stylish. Up to 10 years.

UK price:£16.95 Ryn

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Peju Province Syrah 2000

Red

Deep full, rich, young. gamey, a little flirty but quite typical. Some complexity, but quite high acidity, quite good complex wine. Up to 2 years.

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Peju Province Cabernet Franc Reserve 2000

Red

Sour berries, incense. Tannic entry, medium body, some earth and black cherries, low–medium acidity finish. 2–5 years.

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Pellegrini Vineyards Merlot 2000

Red

Bright + clear pale - medium ruby red. Fairly green nose - stems! Pronounced fruit character. Plummy+rich, but not overblown. Gord acidity and length. Food effort. Now

US price:$17.99 Martin Scott Wines

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Pellegrini Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2000

Red

Bright + clear pale - medium ruby red. Interesting nose. Quite aromatic + developed. Some food varietal character. Rich, spicy notes. Good balance + length. Cedar+Asian spice. Balanced fruit plum fruit. 1-2

US price:$17.99 Martin Scott Wines

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Pellegrini Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

Red

Bright + clear pale - medium ruby red. Cedar, redcurrent, vanilla. Good acidity and the fruit seems ripe and quite overextracted.1-3

US price:$17.99 Martin Scott Wines

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Peñaflor Co-op Bin 99, Cabernet Franc Reserve 2002

Red

Bright, vibrant youthful. Crimson/purple.Very fruity - plum and blackberry and sweet oak.Focused, still quite tight and oak a little too dominant, but still a very creditable Cabernet Franc. Tightly wound. Highish acid. 2-6

UK price:£6.99 Coo

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Penfolds RWT Shiraz 2001

Red

Rich ripe liquorice sweet and oaky. Intense essence of fruit, with dry tannins.

UK price:£40.03 Wai, Tes, Saf, Maj, Sel, Har

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Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay 2001

White

Pale. Quite leesy, lots of barrel age. High acid style. Complex, although very slightly disjointed palate. 1–2 years.

UK price:£40.03 Tes, Wai, Maj, F&M, P&S

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Penfolds Bin 28 , Kalimna Shiraz 2001

Red

Bright red. Oak over spicy oak. Rich, full, very powerful, fruit and oak.

UK price:£10.03 Som, Tes, Thr, Maj, Odd, Unw

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Penfolds Thomas Hyland Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Red

Deep brick; The nose is intense plum, leather and cassis. Rich and dense, plenty of fruit good, dry chewy tannins.

UK price:£9.03 Thr, Tes

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Penfolds Thomas Hyland Chardonnay 2003

White

Excellent bright colour; Ripe; Good fruit, ripe chardonnay. High balanced acid. Now

UK price:£9.03 Asda, Tes, Thr, Maj,

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Penley Estate Chardonnay 2002

White

Bright yellow. Broad, ripe, open, sweet fruits. Ripe and expressive with very good oak integration. Straightforward. Drink now.

US price:$20.00 Old Bridge Cellars 001 707 258 9552

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Penley Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

Red

Green peppers and minty, good intensity. Well integrated and balanced. Opened up leading to a peppery finish. Up to 5 years.

US price:$42.00 Old Bridge Cellars 001 707 258 9552

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Pepper Bridge Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

Red

Oak cassis; dense tannins, leaner body but ripe cassis fruit. Good concentration, some complexity, needs time. 5–10 years.

US price:$50.00 USEWM

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Petaluma Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2001

White

Tight nose, fruit and fine oak. Will age. Good finish. 5–10 years.

UK price:£14.99 Bib

US price:$25.99 Paterno Wines

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Peter Lehmann Wines Futures Shiraz 2002

Red

Deep red, vibrant. Fine Shiraz fruit. Tight, high astringency, still quite closed.

UK price:£10.99 Bth, Adn, Odd

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Peter Lehmann Wines Stonewell Shiraz 1998

Red

Vibrant. Confected. Good fruit.

UK price:£29.99 Bib, Odd, VdV

US price:$75.00 Hess Collection 001 707 255 1144

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Peter Lehmann Wines Semillon 2002

White

Bright clear; Strong, grassy intense concentration; Lean sytle good acid, ripe but "oily fruit". Now

UK price:£5.99 Sai, Odd, Asd, Tes

US price:$10.00 Hess Collection 001 707 255 1144

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Pierre Gimmonet & Fils Fleuron 1er Cru Blanc de Blancs 1996

White

Buttery and biscuity. Fruit good, medium development and building already.

UK price:£19.50 Ear

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Pighin Pinot Grigio Grave de Friuli 2003

White

US price:$12.00 HAM-Hatch Mansfield

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Pillitteri Estates Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Icewine 2002

Red

Tawny, ruby. Honeyed, strawberry. Rich full bodied, sweet strawberry, lively acidity. Good length. 1–3 years.

US price:$45.00

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Piper-Heidsieck Cuvée Sublime, Demi-sec NV

White

Fresh. Very young, fresh, with vanilla, dusted fruit.

UK price:£23.99 Max

US price:$38.00 Remy Amerique 001 212 399 4200

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Pisa Range Black Poplar Block Pinot Noir 2001

Red

Deep mulberry colour. Sweet notes of red and blackcurrant, and red plum and cherry. Some good layers of fruit; rounded, soft tannins, quite attractive with cherry and plum notes. Up to 3 years.

UK price:£18.95 L&W

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Planeta Syrah 2001

Red

Gunpowder nose, lots of ripe, black bramble fruit and raisins. Fresh finish.

UK price:£20.99 EnW

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Plantagenet Shiraz 2001

Red

Leather, intense berries and liquorice. Lovely sweet fruit and chewy texture with opulence and seductive fruits.

UK price:£17.99 Lib

US price:$33.00 Robert Whales Selections

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Plantagenet Omrah Merlot Cabernet 2001

Red

Oaky nose, firm tannic attack a bit more fruit here but too firm for its own good.

UK price:£7.99 No retailer listed

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Poggio San Polo Mezzopane, San Polo Exe 2001

Red

Fresh, mixed fruit attack. Well constructed with adequate fruit. Drink now.

UK price:£26.49 No retailer listed

US price:$30.00 Dallas Terra 001 707 259 5405

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Poggio San Polo 1999

Red

Ripe cassis, leather and oak and spice. Good firm body with integrated oak.

UK price:£35.95 Lib

US price:$58.00 Dalla Terra Napa CA 001 707 259 5405

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Poliziano 2003

Red

Deep red. Alcoholic and fruity. Ripe, fruity with elegant tannins. Drink now.

UK price:£10.99 EnW

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Prince du Danemark Château de Caix 1999

Red

Crimson. New oak and black cherry. Good fruit, well made, good concentration, fresh medium-bodied style, medicinal solid finish. Drink now.

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Produttori del Barbaresco 2000

Red

A whirl of vanilla spice and new oak. Strawberry confit, plenty of alcohol, moderate acid but ripe tannin. Good.

UK price:£16.95 V&C

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Produttori del Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2002

Red

Lovely red. Nice herbal nose with some forest fruit. Violets and damsons with tennins both supported by nice acidity. 2-3

UK price:£9.99 V&C

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Q Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Red

Moderate Opaque, ruby; Cherry, berry. Vanilla spice. Medium body, cherry, light oak, intergrated tannin. Now

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Quinta de Covela Colheita Seleccionada 2002

White

Wonderful pale golden yellow. Freshly opened vanilla pod aroma. Slightly reserved, but showing some finesse. Stylish long finish with pleasant toasty mid-palate. Clean, fresh acidity, but lacking depth of fruit. Fine. Up to 1 year.

UK price:£11.70 C&B

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Quinta de Covela Edcolua 2003

White

Mid-green tinged yellow. Fragrant, fresh apples, pears and melons on the nose. Lovely clear fresh minerally fruit, with some depth and length. Quite full. Now

UK price:£8.85 C&B

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Quinta de Fafide Reserva 2001

Red

Deep purple red. Full plummy richness on the nose. Ripe concentrated fruit, showing good balance of acidity. Big wine showing some character. Good. Now + 2

UK price:£7.99 M&S

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Quinta de La Rosa La Rosa, Reserva 2001

Red

Deep purple red. Showing some style. Very concentrated fruit. Good acidity, but slightly lacking in elegance. 2–5 years.

UK price:£12.00 M&V

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Quinta Do Ameal Escolha 2002

White

Very pale straw yellow/green. Crisp, clean acidity, showing some minerality and depth. Balanced fruit. Good. Drink now.

US price:$16.00 Aidil Wines& Liquors +1 973642004

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Quinta do Ameal Loureiro 2002

White

Pale green overtones. Fine. Subtle, classy nose; wonderful explosion of melon/pineapple fresh fruit. Very fine indeed.Very crisp, clean acidity. Balanced finish. Good fruit. Good vinho verde style. Pleasant minerality.Now + 1 year

US price:$8.00 Aidil Wines& Liquors +1 973642004

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Quinta do Crasto 2001

Red

Very deep youthful colour, crimson rim. Ripe, flashy fruit on the nose. Perfumed, quite opulent but still a little dusty. Wonderfully rich, full broad fruit on the palate – no shortage of guts. Big, broad and ripe. Great length. Up to 10 years.

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Quinta do Crasto 2001

Red

Very deep purple. Big ripe, clean nose. Palate quite elegant. Nice chunky wine. 5–10 years.

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Quinta do Infantado 2001

Red

Very deep dark colour. Dark, dense morello cherry aromas, rich, good use of oak. Lovely tight, firm fruit – not big but light with fine, rich length. Up to 5 years.

UK price:£11.95 Lib

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Quinta do Portal Touriga Nacional 2001

Red

Deep purple. Powerful aromas, rich berry fruit, good oak, chocolate, tobacco. Good quality tannins and structured fleshy wine. Long finish. 2–5 years.

UK price:£16.00 GWW, Vll, EdS, Hen

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Quinta do Portal Tinta Roriz 2001

Red

Fine deep ruby red. Rustic. Black olive and tapenade aroma. Hints of spice. Big, concentrated tannins. Firm structure. Quite gamey on the finish. Stylish. Will age well, but lacking mid-palate. 2–5 years.

UK price:£16.00 GWW, EdS, Vll

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Quinta do Portal Reserva 2000

Red

Ruby. Fruity and developed. Nice aroma.Complex, dry tannins, sweet, and good finish. Now

UK price:£8.99 GWW, EdS, Vll, Ths

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Quinta do Sanguinhal 1998

Red

Very deep colour. Thin purple rim - amazing for its age. Rich ripe fruit. Closed and tight with a hint of vanilla. Firm, full and fruity. A good cherry fruit with ripe tannic structure to support it. Now + 2

UK price:£9.90 Caligo Capital

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Quinta do Tedo 1999

Red

Opaque. Ripe fruit. Good nose. Excellent. This has ripe raspberry fruit and subtle tannins. Ripe aftertaste too. 2 years

US price:$11.00 Bock Vines + Wines

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Qunita de Pacos Casa do Capitao-Mor 2003

White

Pale green tinged yellow. Fragrant, fresh, apples and flowers. Jasmine on the nose. Crisp, clear and appley. Single, well-made and with good length. Now

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Raïmat Abadia 2000

Red

Deep red, with a hint of maturity. Fine style on nose. Good style with a nice balance, good length - hints of herbs and plums. Good . 2-5

UK price:£5.99 Odd, Clk, Wmb, Dby,Edn

US price:$9.99 Vinum International Tel 001 707 224 4601

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Rainer Wess Riesling Pfaffenberg 2003

White

Pale yellow. Closed but lemons on nose. Off dry – very powerful, ripe and long.

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Rainer Wess Wess Riesling 2003

White

Medium golden. Fruity and attractive rose. Minerals, jasmine, peaches and apricot. Crisp acidity, nuances of peaches, refreshing finish.0-2

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Ramos Pinto - Vinhos Quinta da Ervamoira NV

Red

Hint of red. Nose attractive but lacks intensity. Mouth attractive, balanced with good freshness and length. Drink now.

UK price:£17.95 Sel, Evy, Vll, FOH, L&W, Bib, MMD

US price:$39.00 MMDUSA

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Ramos Pinto - Vinhos Duas Quintas Tinto 2001

Red

Up to 2 years.

UK price:£6.99 Maj, J&B, L&W, MMD

US price:$12.00 MMDUSA

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Ramos Pinto - Vinhos Reserva Collector NV

Red

Very deep colour. Closed but fat and rich. Lovely fruity fruit. Very bold tannins and ripe popping length. Good. Now

UK price:£8.50 L&W, D&F, Sel, Wmb, Vll, MMD

US price:$19.00 MMDUSA

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Raoul Collet Carte Perle NV

White

Straw colour. Big Pinot style, rich. Pretty mature. Quite soft and rich on the palate.

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Raoul Collet Carte Noire NV

White

Deepish yellow. Flowery, pleasant. Good volume, well made.

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Ravenswood Zinfandel 2001

Red

Bramble, toasty, good depth, but slightly drying.

UK price:£10.99 No retailer listed

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Ravenswood Vintner's Blend Zinfandel 2002

Red

Less Opaque, saturation. talc, bramble and oak. Talc, bramble, cherry-berry fruit and oak. Nice intergration, some length. 2-5

UK price:£6.99 Saf, Wai, Asd, Tes, Maj, Som, Thr

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Real Companhia Velha Porca de Murca, Reserva Tinto 2001

Red

Rich, plum nose. Some cherry and mint. Juicy lingering fruits. Good soft tannins and alcohol. Concentrated fruit. Big rich finish. Quite elegant in style. Up to 10 years.

UK price:£11.49 F&E

US price:$18.00 Admiral Wines Merchants tel +1 9733712211 email: mail@admiralwine.com

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Real Companhia Velha Evel Branco 2003

White

Green straw golden. Intense, floral and simple but clean. Nice fresh acidity medium/light body, good fruit, lively finish. (Well made wine). 2-5

UK price:£6.99 F&E

US price:$10.00 Admiral Wines Merchants tel +1 9733712211 email: mail@admiralwine.com

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Real Companhia Velha Quinta dos Aciprestes 2001

Red

Fine crimson red with a slight brownish tinge. Good. Cherry wood aroma. Spicy. Full pepper. Rustic. Good.Elegant richness. Good fruit and acidity. Big, rich fruit showing some complexity and character.Now + 3 yrs

UK price:£8.49 F&E

US price:$15.00 Admiral Wines Merchants tel +1 9733712211 email: mail@admiralwine.com

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Ridgeview Wine Estate Cuvée Merret Bloomsbury 2000

White

Fine persistent bubbles. Clear, fine, subtle, creamy notes, some lemon zest. Clean, crisp, firm acidity and creamy tones, apples and lemon zest. Subtle autolysis. Fair length and youthful and should improve. 2–5 years.

UK price:£14.99 Wai, THE, Par, VIL, ChC, Bam, GNW, Tau, But, Wea, StM, EgW

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Ridgeview Wine Estate Cuvée Merret Cavendish 2000

White

Bright, intensely greenish gold. Clear nose, a little more open and complex, biscuity hints. Clean, dry, more structured and weighty. Good length. Red fruit notes. Would develop. 2–5 years.

UK price:£18.95 Jer, Lay, EgW

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Rijks Private Cellar Shiraz 2001

Red

Crushed ripe, sweet fruit, spicy. Very sweet fruit. Rich, spicy, multi-dimensional. Very long. Pretty. Good structure, good length. 5 years+.

UK price:£12.00 Haw

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Rijks Private Cellar Chenin Blanc 2003

White

Yellow, deep straw; Guava, exotic fruit; Full, quite complex, solid acid/fruit integration, long. Flint, ripe, elegant. Now

UK price:£9.99 Haw

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Robert Craig Mount Veeder, Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Red

Dry, jammy style, simple but intense. Full attack and hole in mid palate. Commercial jammy style. 5–10 years.

UK price:£21.75 ThH

US price:$40.00 Robert Craig Wine Cellars 001 707 252 2250

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Robert Stemmler Winery Three Clone, Chardonnay 2001

White

Star-bright gold, hint of green. Green apple, cream. Medium body, pleasant viscosity. Pondery, medium length. Good citrus, mineral concentration, medium acidity. 2 years.

US price:$25.00 Robert Stemmler Winery +1 707 939 2293

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Rocca delle Macie Riserva di Fizzano 2000

Red

Sweet blackberry. Touch of coffee/ chocolate. Round, smooth, nice depth and development.

UK price:£11.60 Cib

US price:$27.00 Palm Bay Imports +1 516 9219 005

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Rodney Strong Vineyards Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1999

Red

Shows lovely pure varietal notes. Lovely intensity. Lovely attack, super flavours, complex length. Tannins a little sharp but interesting wine.

US price:$40.00 Rodney Strong Vineyards 001 707 433 6521

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Roquevale Alfrocheiro 2000

Red

Mid-deep ochre, browney rim. Gamey nose, rather like old fashioned Burgandy.Soft, gamey flavours, slightly rustic in style, but non-the-worse for that. Sweet gamey length. Now

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Rosemount Estate Hill of Gold, Chardonnay 2002

White

Ripe, subtle oak, intense fruit. Rich, round, full style. Needs more acidity. Drink now.

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Rosemount Estate Diamond Label Riesling 2002

White

Nice limey nose, citrusy hint of kerosene. Nice generous ripe fruit with kerosene undertones, zesty and fresh. now

UK price:£7.49 Saf, Mns

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Rosemount Estate Hill of Gold Mudgee Shiraz 2001

Red

Little nose. Firm attack, but not a lot say shiraz but a good drink with some backbone and finish.

UK price:£9.03 Saf

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Royal Tokaji Borászati Nyulaszo 6 Puttonyos 1996

White

Very deep gold – burnished. Toffee/fudge nose. Sophisticated and opulent wine with high acidity. Up to 5 years

UK price:£42.50 BBR, EnW, L&S, Tan, Wdd

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Rudinì Pachino Nero d'Avola 2002

Red

Deep ruby. Spicy sweet. Very smart, ripe first big charming smoothie of a wine. Now

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Ruggeri Quartese NV

White

Very pale straw fizzy. Subtle, hint of herbal arromatics, delicate fragrance. Quite attractive soft and creamy; soft fizz lemon sherbet lively but balancing a volatile nice. Now

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Rustenberg Peter Barlow 2001

Red

Deep ruby. Subdued cassis, mint. Quite full and rich. Fruity and spicy. Quite a long finish. Up to 1 year.

UK price:£21.99 Dll, L&S, GGr

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Rustenberg Brampton Sauvignon Blanc 2003

White

Pale straw; Grassy with some fig aromas; Firm acidity, crisp, clean, long. More earthy, sweaty lasting style. Light. 2-5 yrs

UK price:£6.75 Dll, L&S, GGr

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Rustenberg Chardonnay 2002

White

Mid gold; Spicy, ripe, full-blown fruit style, satisfying. A good fruit and acid balance - even if it finishes a bit lean and hard. Now

UK price:£9.99 Dll, L&S, GGr

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Rustenberg John X Merriman 2001

Red

Very deep ruby; Powerful nose. Perfumed fruit cranberry and savoury notes. Good stuff. Nicely balanced. Complex. Good weight in mouth. Developing well. Now + 1

UK price:£9.99 Dll, L&S, GGr

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Sacred Hill Barrel Fermented Sauvignon Blanc 2002

White

Lemon citrus. Grassy asparagus notes. Full body, slightly waxy texture. Rich and balanced. Drink now.

UK price:£10.99 Dar

US price:$36.99 Halby Marketing Inc 707 9651711

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Sacred Hill Riflemans Chardonnay 2002

White

Nutty oily notes. Some creamy notes as well. Quite oaky with some toffee apple flavours; quite tight on structure. Drink now.

UK price:£12.99 Dar

US price:$36.99 Halby Marketing 707 9351711

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Sacred Hill Brokenstone Merlot 2002

Red

Plum, earth, intense. Rich, dense, sweet palate, primary fruit, supple tannin; full body. Up to 3 years.

UK price:£14.99 Dar

US price:$36.99 Halby Marketing Inc 707 9351711

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Sacred Hill Helmsman 2002

Red

Riper notes; very concentrated blackcurrant and plum. Oak well integrated; very ripe, rich flavours of plum, cassis and cherry. Up to 3 years.

UK price:£14.99 Dar

US price:$36.99 Halby Marketing Inc

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Sacred Hill Sauvignon Blanc 2003

White

Pale; Citrus green bean; Good concentrated attack rich fruit; nicely balanced, full bodied, harmonious and some complexity. Now

UK price:£9.99 Dar

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Saint Clair Estate Wines Rapaura Reserve Merlot 2001

Red

Deep ruby. Lifted, gently oaky. Some elegance and complexity here. Very good oak. Gently cedary. Full and fruity. Concentrated and balanced. Long. Very well made. Up to 2 years.

UK price:£13.49 SVS, Plo

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Saint Clair Estate Wines Sauvignon Blanc 2003

White

Pale lemon; Sherbet; Racy, good extract and weight. Hint of sweet fruit. White peaches, grassy. Now

UK price:£8.99 See, Vyd, You, Luc, Hns, Mkn, Shf, SHW, WOL

US price:$15.00

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Saladini Pilastri Vigna Monteprandone 2001

Red

Plenty of cherry fruit on palate, acidity sits low but has character.

UK price:£13.95 Lib

US price:$26.99 Winebow 001 212 255 9414

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Sandow's Wines Sandow's End Reserve Pinot Noir 2002

Red

Good colours. Nice red berry, full, rich, well made with weight and fruity oak acidity. A degree of complexity.

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Santa Barbara Il Maschio da Monte 2001

Red

Wild fruit nose. Extractive, plenty of ripe plummy fruit but tight on finish.

UK price:£18.00 Vin, Evy

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Santa Maria La Palma Cagnulari 2002

Red

Violets – very expressive. Raspberries and cherries. Juicy and refreshing.

UK price:£13.50 MnW

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Saxenburg Private Collection Merlot 2000

Red

Dark ruby. Deep red forest fruit, spice, violets. Leafy layer, interesting. Liquorice and fennel, multi-layered. Slightly chewy tannins. Medium length. 5 years+.

UK price:£11.00 Mor, LSm, Dvr, Aur

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Scarpantoni Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Red

Deep colour. Cassis but quite oaky. Bright, ripe fruit, quite tight, good oak, chunky tannins, good length. A bit tough.

UK price:£11.95 Lai

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Scarpantoni Block 3 Shiraz 2002

Red

Nice nose. Good Shiraz, blackberry fruit richness, nice spicy oak. Quite oaky, sweet and spicy but good concentration and acidity and tannins.

UK price:£11.95 Lai

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Schloss Reinhartshausen Erbach Schlossberg - Erstes Gewächs 2002

White

Very reserved honeyed aroma, almost sherbety. Attractive soft, floral palate, nice balance, good attractive rounded fruit, very classy style, this has real potential to be very good. 2–5 years.

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Schloss Vollrads Riesling Spätlese 2002

White

Lime yellow colour. Slightly backward mineral nose. Fresh clear floral fresh, very attactive floral fruit, very clear and premature. Attractive refined finish medium length well made. 2-5 years

UK price:£15.95 Lib

US price:$24.99 Schmitt Sohne Inc Atlanta 001404 874 0478

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Sebastiani Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

Red

Moderate Opaque; Shows excessive oak notes. Sweet attack. Lovely weight and complexity on palate. Very complex chocoa+mocha. Nice wine. 2-5

UK price:£9.21 No retailer listed

US price:$17.00

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Segal's Merom-Galil Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Red

Full red garnet edge. Scented, perfumed, herball, a little spicy. Pleasant inky tannnic edge, austere palate. Now

US price:$16.00

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Seidelberg Estate Wine Roland's Reserve, Pinotage 2002

Red

Deep ruby red. Mellow, ripe, spicy, good vanilla fruit. Pleasing. Smooth, spicy, a bit of unsoftened oak tannins – a good wine even if simple. 2–5 years.

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Señorío de Sarría Viñedo No 9, Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Red

Very deep purple. Spicy, meaty, blackcurrant, reduced.Deep, juicy, acidity, full bodied, complex, youthful, long length. 5-10

UK price:£6.99 BoW

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Sensi Mantello, Sangiovese/Syrah 2000

Red

Intense fruity nose, juicy blackberries. Good ripe fruit, nice balance.

UK price:£10.40 CWF

US price:$16.50 Rolivia Inc +1 978 681 5710

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Sensi 2001

Red

Deep ruby. Some fragrant Sangrovese. Cleaner style with freshness - bite, some firm tannins, red fruits quite elegant that requires effort. 1-2 years

UK price:£3.75 CWF

US price:$6.45 Rolivia Inc +1 978 681 5710

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Sepp Moser Grüner Veltliner Breiter Rain 2002

White

Honey flavour. Medium dry, very cool, balanced, lemons and nettles. Nice fruit on finish. Drink now.

US price:$7.10 United Liquors MA 02185 9219 Braintree 001 800 862 4585

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Shaw & Smith Sauvignon Blanc 2003

White

Straw/green. Intense varietal character, aniseed and spice. The palate is intense but levin in firm acidity.

UK price:£9.99 Wai

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Sherwood House Vineyards Estate Grown Merlot 2001

Red

Medium colour. Soft and fruity, quick, good follow-up, enough and well-balanced wine. Drink now.

US price:$27.00 USSL/USZ

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Sierra Cantabria Cuvée Especial 2000

Red

Deep purple. Hint of vegetal, meaty, dark fruit. Dry, well integrated. Spicy tannins, full-bodied style. 5–10 years.

UK price:£12.95 Gll, Sec, OBr, ClW, WRS, Fol, Sec, J&B

US price:$23.00 Fine Estates From Spain +1 781 461 57 67

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Sileni Estate Selection Chardonnay 2002

White

Mid-deep lemon colour. Tropical fruit, toasty. Smooth, rich fruit attack. High extract. Full body, high alcohol, well worked but well integrated. Heavy style. Drink now.

UK price:£11.49 Dvy, Wmb

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Simcic Marjan Teodor Rdece Reserve, Goriska Brda 1999

Red

10 years+.

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Simmonet-Febvre 2002

White

Pure, mineral, typical Chablis. Classy. Excellent typicality. Mineral, biting acidity balanced by honeyed fruit. Long. 2 years.

UK price:£10.99 BnC, Cns

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Simmonet-Febvre Vaillons 2000

White

Deeper nose, herbal, spring flowers. Gentle, balanced, well presented. Not deep but very pleasant. Drink now.

UK price:£14.99 BnC, Cns

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Simonsig Merindol Syrah 2001

Red

Deep ruby. Smoky, intense vanilla oak, toasty nose. Very sweet, rich palate. Sweet fruit, tar and liquorice, lots of tannin. Very tough. Smoky briar fruits. Dark, brambly and powerful. Vanilla, toast etc, Well integrated. 5–10 years.

UK price:£16.49 Evy, Hax, Wmb, JFr

US price:$35.00 Southern Starz Ken Onish 001 714 892 3030

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Sirromet Wines Seven Scenes Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Red

Very good fresh berry fruit aromas. Rich and sweet fruit. Good concentration and flavour intensity with fine acid/tannin balance.

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Southbank Estate Syrah 2002

Red

Medium deep. Lovely pure Syrah fruit. Peppery. Some smoky bacon. Excellent spicy Syrah fruit. Not too alcoholic or powerful. Good purity, very attractive. Up to 2 years.

UK price:£11.99 Ths

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Southbank Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2003

White

Pale; Some grassiness; Better palate. High and lean. Almost austere on the long finish. Now

UK price:£6.99 AmV, RGr, Upt

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SPR Vinhos Porto Rozes 1999

Red

Totally closed/withdrawn on the nose. Full, ripe fruit. Brooding. Broad tannins.

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SPR Vinhos Porto Rozes 2000

Red

Colour dark and full. Rich fruit on the nose. Quite spicy and balanced. Persistent and rich but lacking structure.

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SPR Vinhos Palace Estates 2000

Red

Good depth. Crimson red, showing some maturity. Robust, full. Wild berry and cedarwood nose. Hint of violets. Good.Long, lush tannins. Concentrated. Balanced acidity. Needs food - and time. A big wine. +1yr

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Spring Valley Vineyard Uriah 2001

Red

Raspberry, slight toast, chocolate, angular, lean bodied. Some chocolate. Some length, not too fruity. Drink now.

US price:$45.00 Spring Valley Vineyard 001 509 337 6915

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Spy Valley Pinot Gris 2003

White

Pale lemon/straw; More weighty style; peach-apple notes. Good weight, some residual sugar; good alcohol, some baked apple notes. Now-2 yrs

US price:$17.00 Broadbent Selections (+1 415 931 1725)

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Spy Valley Gewurztraminer 2003

White

Pale lemon. Attractive. Aromatic lychees; Oily attack, smooth texture. Attractive weight and density, slight savoury character and spicy detracting from fruit. Rapid maturity? Now - 2 yrs

US price:$14.00 Broadbent Selections (+1 415 931 1725)

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Spy Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2003

White

Pale; Muted but gently perfumed. Lacks a little concentration and purity. Good lift on finish. Slightly simple. Now

UK price:£6.99 Bib

US price:$12.00 Broadbent Selections (+1 415 931 1725)

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St Francis Merlot 1999

Red

Prune, caramel. Olive and sweet oak. Medium body, tannins. Fleshy and tart, tannic, coarse finish. 2–5 years.

UK price:£14.99 Sai, Luv, Wmb, VII, Fah

US price:$25.00 Kobrand Corporation +1 212 490 9300

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St Francis "Kings Ridge" Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 1997

Red

Jammy, oak nose, smoky. Smooth, full palate, with tough tannins, nicely layered and extracted, chocolatey, fruits are not too well defined, length and some finesse.

UK price:£49.95 Wmb, VII, Luv, DBy, Fah

US price:$68.00 Kobrand Corporation +1 212 490 9300

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St Francis Reserve Pagani Vineyard, Zinfandel 2000

Red

Jam, chocolate. Mid–ultra ripe, jammy, earthy, easy drinking. Drink now.

UK price:£22.99 Wmb, VII, Luv, DBy, Fah

US price:$50.00 Kobrand Corporation +1 212 490 9300

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St Supery Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Red

Mid-dark ruby, slighty cooked. Cedar, mint, earthy, peat, pencil lead. Mid body, solid ripe fruit. Strong future.

US price:$24.00

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St Supery Winery Red Meritage, Elu 2000

Red

Supple plum and cherry aromas. Appealing, moderate intensity. Rich black fruits supported by firm acidity structure. Soft tannins. Drink now.

US price:$50.00

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Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Artemis, Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Red

Spicy, smooth, dense tannins, concentrated, serious wine. Layers of flavour and classic Cabernet character. Slight metallic influence. 5–10 years.

UK price:£31.70 Har, Sel, HvN, Unc, Res, Wmb

US price:$45.00 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars +1 707 944 2020

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Stark-Condé Stark Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Red

Leaf, green pepper, vanilla. Crushed red fruit, underlying leafy character. Very Bordeaux in style. Shows varietal character well. Good mouthfeel and character. Full, multi-layered on palate. Juicy, sweet fruit finish. 5 years+.

UK price:£13.99 Stf

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Stellenzicht Golden Triangle Pinotage 2001

Red

Dark ruby. Superb subtle aromas. Black cherry, liquorice and fennel, quite explosive. Mellow, ripe. Layers of flavour, quite chunky style. A little dry. 5 years+.

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Stellenzicht Syrah 2000

Red

Generous, sweet ripe fruit. Smooth and mellow. Promises well. Very firm, slightly astringent – serious wine – good length and balance. Drink now+.

UK price:£25.95 Fah, HBJ, SAo

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Step Wines Step Road Shiraz 2001

Red

Very brick; Lots of coconutty, oak, creamy, full like fruits and spices; Type palate is dense and rich oaky. But reasonably balanced.

UK price:£7.99 Stf

US price:$14.99 Kysela Pere et Fils

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Stimson Estate Cellars Chardonnay 2002

White

Intense bouquet with candied lime. Palate cleanser, citrus and butterscotch lashing acidity. Good weight and length, a little cloying. 2–5 years.

UK price:£15.99 BWC

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Stimson Estate Cellars Merlot 2000

Red

Colour shows age. But Stable. Bouquet shows moderate intensity, ripe style. Some Volatile acidity complex but lovely definition. Palate shows good attack clean connect. Light bodied lovely definition + passion fruit intensity some earthy notes but ok. Now

UK price:£5.99 BWC

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Stone Hill Winery Vignoles 2002

White

Viglioles 2002: Missouri some effervescense, straw colour. Ripe peach, honeyed. Off dry, tangerine and peach flavour pinor gris, well balanced style VT. 1-2 years

US price:$15.26 Glazer's Midwest 001 417 869 5512

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Stonehaven Limestone Coast Shiraz 1999

Red

Very deep red. Loads of oak. Powerful, too much oak, but classic style.

UK price:£11.99 No retailer listed

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Stonehaven Stepping Stone Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Red

Deep brick; Backward and concerntrated. Good fruit. Chunky, good depth of fruit nice balance;

UK price:£6.99 Sai

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Swartland Winery Indalo Pinotage 2002

Red

Deep colour; Vanilla, summer fruits and acetone - very "created" style. Smokey bacon and blackberries and rich. Too soupy. Now

UK price:£7.99 Rai

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Sylla Sebaste Bricco Viole 2000

Red

Ripe fruit, earthy character. Nice, round full fruity. Austure finish. 1 year.

US price:$20.00 Franco's Wine Imports

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Symington's Quinta do Vesuvio 2001

Red

Soft, sweet berry fruit, hints of strawberry stalks. Green, very generous mouth, very tight tannins.

UK price:£39.99 BBR, Sai, Tes, Gen, Dvy

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Tabor Winery "Adama" Sauvignon Blanc 2003

White

Locker-room sweaty nose. Super veggie. Floral. Tropical palate. Broad and fruit cocktail. Very ripe fruit. A guzzling wine. Zippy acidity. Drink now.

UK price:£16.80 No retailer listed

US price:$24.00 www.wine.is

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Taittinger Brut 1998

White

Healthy fruit and intense. Very solid wine, young, will improve.

UK price:£34.99 Odd, Thr, Maj, Wmb, ETN

US price:$65.00 Kobrand Corporation +1 212 490 9300

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Tamar Ridge Pinot Noir 2002

Red

Full red. Ripe, mulberry Pinot Noir varietal nose, chunky. Very good concentration. Slightly floral style.

UK price:£10.95 GWW, L&W

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Tasca d'Almerita Leone 2002

White

Elegant apples. Fruity, viscous, exotic, ripe, with finishing freshness. Drink now.

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Tasca d'Almerita Rosso del Conte 2000

Red

Good use of oak with some leather and tobacco. Great concentration.

UK price:£19.99 BWC

US price:$29.99

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Tasman Bay Vintage Special Selection 2003

White

Dull pale; Lifted toasty marzipan nose. Very nicely made, mealy. Not too rich or dry with nicely balanced acid and well integrated oak. Quite attractive. Now

UK price:£8.99 Buckingham Vinters

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Taylor's 20-year-old Tawny selected by Marks & Spencer NV

Red

Slightly light fruit – very open, very elegant. Lovely, fine, very elegant and dry in style, clear and sexy. Drink now.

UK price:£19.99 M&S

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Taylor's 10-year-old Tawny NV

Red

Biscuity honey notes of good dry fruit. Big complex wine displaying power and good dry fruit. Very fine length, some heat but rich honey and power.

UK price:£16.49 Asd, Saf, Sai

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Taylor's 40-year-old Tawny NV

Red

Remarkably youthful, Age comes through on palate. Concentration of spices. Very good. Drink now.

UK price:£79.99 For, Har, HvN

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Taylor's Late Bottled Vintage 1998

Red

Good opaque centre blood edge, fine bright. Tough spicy wine, cigar box and leather. Damsom and Plums. Big rounded wine of dense fruit and good power. Hot but good length and grippy tannins.

UK price:£9.99 Asd, Saf, Sai

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Tenuta Carlina-la Togata 1999

Red

Berried fruits with good length. Peaches and cream on finish. Up to 5 years.

UK price:£38.00 Dec

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Tenuta Cerro del Masso 2003

Red

Red/ruby/blemish. Ripe raspberries and alcohol. Ripe, lovely sweetners of fruit, ripe tannins. 2-5 years

UK price:£6.99 Lib

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Tenuta di Capezzana Villa di Capezzana 2000

Red

Concentrated ripe black fruit.

UK price:£15.95 Lib

US price:$25.00 Clicquot Inc 001 212 888 7575

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Tenuta di Ghizzano Nambrot 2002

Red

Toasty, oaky. Cherry and assertive tannic oak. Fresh, medium-weight fruit.

UK price:£30.99 EnW

US price:$54.99

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Tenuta di Nozzole Il Pareto 2001

Red

Concentrated. Supple, long concentration with structure, nuts. Up to 5 years.

UK price:£29.95 AWW

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Tenuta la Fuga Le Due Sorelle 1997

Red

Meaty, ripe truffle, cherry and chocolates. Palate round and open. Up to 5 years.

UK price:£15.99 Ali, AWW

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Tenuta Marsiliana Marsiliana 'On the way' 2001

Red

Spicy minty oak. Warm, full bodied – rich, concentrated, smooth, ripe. Up to 5 years.

UK price:£23.50 Ast

US price:$50.00 Villa Italia (+1 650 873 6060); Monsieur Touton Selection (+1 212 255 0674)

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Terrace Heights Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2003

White

Pale; Pithy fruit on nose with a little chemical element. Better palate. Some residual sugar but grassy, crisp and fresh. Now

UK price:£9.95 L&W

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TerraMater Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Red

opaque. Light note of white pepper.Crisp style. Firm cassis bound with oak not aggressive. Has bite, energy.Now

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Terredora Campore 2003

White

Nose ripe and rounded, clear citrus and sherbet aromas. Rich and spicy with fresh citrus acidity. Up to 5 years.

UK price:£11.99 Ast

US price:$21.00 Vias Import Ltd NY (212 629 0200)

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Terredora Il Principio, Aglianico 2001

Red

Good translucent red. Jammy, plummy. Nicely balanced with loads of fruit. Now

UK price:£9.99 Ast

US price:$19.00 Vias Import Ltd NY (212 629 0200)

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Thorn-Clarke Shotfire Ridge Quartage 2001

Red

Nice nose, aromatic, good, rich spicy oak. Cassis fruit sweetness, nice opulent ripe fruit, quite oak/vanilla dominant, good full intensity.

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Tiefenbrunner Chardonnay Linticlarus 2000

White

Fresh, lemony, with acidic undertones. Rich, oaked, plenty of body. Drink now.

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Tiefenbrunner Cuvée Linticlarus, Cabernet-Merlot 2001

Red

Attractively herbaceous. Typical Alto Adige Cabernet. Big, round, full, good balance.

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Tim Adams Wines The Aberfeldy 2001

Red

Spicy, broader. Oak well matched, strong tannins, burly.

UK price:£22.50 AWC

US price:$55.00 Epic Wines 001 831 689 9080

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Tim Adams Wines Riesling 2003

White

UK price:£7.99 Tes

US price:$18.00 Epic Wines 001 831 689 9080

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Tindall Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2003

White

Pale straw; Restrained nose; hint of stone fruit; Taut and minerally, clean and fresh, good acidity; clean, well-made. Now

UK price:£9.49 Pip, PWW, Wrt, Alx, C&H, Francis Fine Wines (0116 286 3521)

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Tohu Reserve Chardonnay 2000

White

Pale yellow straw. Restrained and limey. Lacks complexity. Slightly lacks depth and complexity despite pleasant flavours. Good oak, balanced. Drink now.

UK price:£10.99 MoC, HNK

US price:$25.00

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Tormaresca Bocca di Lupo 2001

Red

Oaky – complex and full. Firm structure with supple fruit. Fresh, long impression.

UK price:£13.99 BWC

US price:$28.95 Remy Amerique 001 212 399 4200

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Tormaresca Chardonnay 2003

White

Pale straw. Appley. Appley, fresh, delicate, soft, round about medium bodied. Now

UK price:£6.99 BWC

US price:$10.99 Remy Amerique 001 212 399 4200

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Treana 2000

Red

Yeast, earth; jammy, olive, plum, medium-full body, tannins, medium acidity, medium finish. 2–5 years.

US price:$32.00

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Trefethen Chardonnay 2002

White

Green hints; vanilla, apple. Not enough fruit on top of the alcohol and acid structure. 2–3 years.

US price:$24.00

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Trentham Viognier 2003

White

Bright yellow; Resined tropical fruit spice. Almost touch "Disprint"?; The palate is broad weight and rich and ripe apricot/peach fruit balanced audit.

UK price:£8.60 C28, Wmb, See

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Trentham Shiraz 2001

Red

Simple nose; Quite nice , juicy very full quality and a little one dimensional juicy and ripe good quality tannins.

UK price:£8.60 C28, Wmb, See

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Trinchero Family Estates Montevina Pinot Grigio 2003

White

Pale; floral, spice, anise mineral notes. Medium strength, fruit minerality, slightly sweet finish, balanced. Drink now.

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Trinchero Family Estates Montevina Estate Barbera, Amador County 2001

Red

Near opaque; A fruit bomb; Sweet, brighty acidic. Firms tannins, vigarous on palate. Pretty. Now

UK price:£7.99 PLB

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Trinity Hill Cabernet Sauvignon/ Merlot, Gimblett Road, Gimblett Gravels 2001

Red

Cassis with hint of coffee bean. Cassis, hint of coffee bean, loads of tannin; very ripe, rich and concentrated. Up to 3 years.

UK price:£12.00 CWi, Alx, Bth, LPr, Man

US price:$25.00 Pacific Vine Int California 707 935 6854

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Trius Cabernet Franc, Niagara-on-the-Lake 2002

Red

Maturity. Vanilla, redcurrants wirh a floral note.elegant well balanced, structured redberry, simplicity. Green on the finish.1-2

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Umani Ronchi Casal di Serra, Vecchie Vigne 2001

White

Intense, complex nose. Big, attractive, sweet, good structure, rich flavour – long.

UK price:£11.49 Cve, FFW

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Union Champagne De Saint Gall Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru NV

White

Light straw. Evolution. Elegant fruit and balance. Charm.

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Union Champagne De Saint Gall Premier Cru 1998

White

Bright yellow. Chardonnay. Clean, foamy, creamy, elegant, crisp.

UK price:£19.99 M&S

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Union Champagne De Saint Gall Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru 1998

White

Very green and foamy. Aggressive, almost not clean-grassy. Better concentration some fat some volume. 2–5 years.

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Union Champagne Cuvée Orpale, Blanc de Blancs 1995

White

Delightful juicy fruit, some manderin on finish. An elegant wine.

UK price:£30.00 M&S

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Union de Producteurs de Saint-Emilion Galius 2000

Red

Ripe, mature cassis fruit. Well balanced in a chewy old-fashioned style. 2–5 years.

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Val d'Orbieu Sainsbury's Muscat de St Jean de Minervois NV

White

Pale gold. Grape on the nose. Barley sugar, delicate restaint style, pure fruit, lively palate, clean. Now

UK price:£3.99 Sai

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Valdivieso Chardonnay Single Vineyard 2003

White

Some overripe fruit with peachy, ripe fruit and buttery, toffee oak. Good fresh apple acid core. Leesy flesh and ripe fruit body.

UK price:£14.99 Saf, Bib, Tes

US price:$34.99 Laird & Company

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Valdivieso Cabernet Sauvignon Single Vineyard 2002

Red

inky.Good concentration and ripeness on nose.Sweet good/fruit tannins. Cassis rich. Elegant.Now - 4

UK price:£9.99 Bib

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Valdivieso Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

Red

inky.Light, easy going fresh black and red fruit.Elegant. Floral, ripe cassis, tightly knit. Long. French style.Now - 3

UK price:£4.99 Tes, Bib

US price:$7.99 Laird & Company

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Valdivieso Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2003

Red

opaque.Very cassis. Clean. Oak supports silkiness of fruit.Clean tannin. Very cassis on palate. Well integrated alcohol.Now - 3

UK price:£8.99 Msn, Saf

US price:$15.99 Laird & Company

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Valentine Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Echo Valley 2001

Red

Intense, but some maturity. Floral, minty bouquet, quite high, quite attractive. Slightly vegetal/green, but pleasant fruit, cheeky tannins. Drink now.

US price:$32.90 Diane Harder Wine Marketing 001 310 937 6777

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Valpanera Rosso Alma 2001

Red

Warm, vegetal, raspberry. Good warm raspberry tarte, a bit of wood. Drink now.

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Valsacro Dioro 2001

Red

Purple. Complex, a dark richness. Yes! Creamy structure, lovely fruit – big tannins, perfect balance. 2–10 years.

UK price:£18.50 RjT

US price:$40.00 Fine States From Spain 00781 461 5767

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Varichon et Clerc Privilege Blanc de Blancs NV

White

Pale, gold bright. Subtlelemon honeyed aromas. Tight, controlled, honeyed on palate, core complexity - finish. Now

UK price:£7.00 ENG

US price:$9.99 AIG Wines & Spirits 001 212 717 2901

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Vasse Felix Chardonnay 2003

White

Straw, yellow; Complex barrel fermented character, toasty. Good fruit intensity complimented by restrained use of oak, ok richness and balance slighty hot finish. 2-5

UK price:£9.99 Maj, L&W, You, Wmb

US price:$17.00 Negociants UK 001 707 259 0993

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Veramonte Merlot 2002

Red

opaque.Elegant, opulent aroma.Silky tannins tightly knit, closed at the moment. Very well balanced and long. Good fruit and well integrated style.now -2

UK price:£6.99 MCW

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Veramonte Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Red

opaque. Pinot Noir cherry and blackcurrant.Sweet soft entry. Quite alcoholic finish (little hollow).now

UK price:£6.99 MCW

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Vidal Estate Syrah 2002

Red

Excellent depth; Earthy, peppery, spicy, true to type. Excellent varietal character. Oak shows. Full sweet juicy flavours here. Oak well handled. Good grip. Balanced if a little oaky. 3 yrs

UK price:£9.99 Wmb, VII, Luv, DBy, Fah

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Vignamaggio Castello di Monna Lisa 2000

Red

Seductive initially and improves. Ripe, quite broad fruit with fresh acidity. Firm, ripe tannins. 1–2 years

US price:$35.00 Bedford Brands Ltd Larchmont N.Y +19148332725

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Vignamaggio "Wine Obssession" 2000

Red

Earthy, juicy black cherries, plums. Good body structure. Long finish.

US price:$59.00 Beford Brands Ltd Larchmont N.Y +1 914 833 2725

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Vignobles Andre Lurton Divinus de Château Bonnet 2001

Red

Ripe fruit, more maturity and softness than expected. Very mature style.

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Vignobles Jerome Quiot Domaine Houchart 2003

Rosé

Pretty, pale rose. Bright. Elegant, minerally fruit. Fresh and delicate. Touch of pepper. Gentle, alive and minerally. Good balance and lively dry fruit. Poise. Drink now.

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Vignobles Jerome Quiot Domaine du Vieux Lazaret, Cuvée Exceptionnelle 2001

Red

Oily fruit, some herbs, toffee potential. Brewed black fruits, elegant overall. Juice lasts, tannins correct. 5–7 years.

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Villa Calcinaia Conti Capponi 2001

Red

Creamy palate with very ripe tannins. Nicely integrated cherry and spice.

US price:$28.00 The Marcetti Co (+1 216321 4162); Eugene Engel (+1 856 220 7089)

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Villa Maria Single Vineyard Seddon Pinot Noir 2002

Red

Very oaky dense nose. Firm and concentrated. Chunky but lacks elegance. Up to 3 years.

UK price:£19.99 Wmb, VII, Luv, DBy, Fah

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Villa Maria Villa Maria Cellar Selection Riesling 2002

White

Lemon straw; Delicate lime and blossom notes; Dry and minerally, taut and clean and fresh with delicate hint of lime and blossom. Now 2-3 yrs

UK price:£8.99 Odd, You, Wmb, DBy, Luv

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Villa Maria Private Bin Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Red

Deep youthful red; Lifted gently leafy and perfumed nose. Plenty of cherry fruit. Lots of juicy plummy fruit. True to type. Well balanced with good use of oak. Finishes well. Good. Now

UK price:£8.99 Odd, Fen, DBy, Wmb, VII

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Villa Poggio Salvi 1999

Red

Very gamey, leather tobacco and cedar. Big, powerful lime astringency tannins. Well-integrated oak, needs time

UK price:£36.50 Ali

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Villiera Wines Shiraz 2002

Red

Mid-deep ruby; Smoky, black fruits, pipe tobacco, leather,caramel. Lovely sweet floral and berry. Gorgeous balance of rich fruit and subtle ripe tannins and smokey character.Rich opulent mouth- filling. Now +

UK price:£8.99 Unw

US price:$15.33 Fairest Cape Beverages (714 664 0320)

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Viña Carmen Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Red

Deep ruby.Glycerol on nose. Clean palate but fruit hidden behind firm, but layered tannins. Decent length.now

UK price:£8.95 Odd, WSo, StG

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Viña Casa Rivas Reserva Merlot 2002

Red

Deep bright colour.Attractive pepper and berry fruit.Dry tannins from extraction and new oak which is starting to soften. Still too young.2-5

UK price:£7.99 And

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Viña Casa Tamaya Viognier/Chardonnay Reserve 2002

White

Straw.Lots of vibrant, toasty oak here, cream and nuts, some peach fruit.Broad palate supported by zesty, citrus acid and a creamy central core. Touch of heat on finish.Now - 2

UK price:£7.99 C&D

US price:$17.99 Great Wines International

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Viña Casa Tamaya Chardonnay 2003

White

Much much better, fresh, restrained oak, well used MLF, fresh, zesty, chip, citrus, fruit, cool climate character.Now-2

UK price:£5.89 WoI, Flg

US price:$11.99 Great Wines International

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Viña Cono Sur Visión Viognier 2003

White

Bright green gold .Harmonious ripe peach fruit. Floral too clean, evident weight.Clean good weight of fruit, touch alcoholic but pleasant primary fruit. Tidy after taste.Clean good weight of fruit, touch alcoholic but pleasant primary fruit. Tidy after taste.2-5

UK price:£7.99 Wes

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Viña de Larose Leyenda Cabernet Sauvignon 1999

Red

High green fruit, cassis – aged Cabernet Sauvignon. Quite tannic black fruit skin, a touch tannic to be balanced, cherry.

UK price:£20.95 GWW

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Viña del Nuevo Mundo Las Ninas Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

Red

deep colour.Lovely cassis, mint and vanilla. Nice and ripe. Seems to be refreshing.Some carbon dioxide. Ripe, fullish, flattering tannins. Refreshing and some depth too.Now - 5

UK price:£7.00 Ear

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Viña Echeverria Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc 2001

White

Honeyed, very sweet self raising.Hefty sauternes like. A little OTT, hintof rich and complex and lots of botrytis affected sweetness.

US price:$19.00

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Viña Estampa Syrah/Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

Red

Deep ruby.Conjected crome. Restrained smooth attack. Chocolatey/peppery. Middle palate finish

UK price:£5.34 JoV, Job, Ins, Rib

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Viña La Rosa León de Oro, Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Red

opaque.Sweet raspberry fruit, silky fair well balanced acidity very long elegant

UK price:£9.99 M&S

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Viña Undurraga Late Harvest 2002

White

A modern style with the emphasis on on fruit and a hint of botrytis.refreshing, elegant, very good complexity at the price .2-5

UK price:£6.99 Chv

US price:$11.99 undurraga USA Tel: 1203 921 0350

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Viña Ventisquero Chileno Sauvignon Blanc 2003

White

Attractive nose, some richness, good use of light wood.Palate was appealing peachy with abvoe average concentration.

UK price:£4.49 PLB

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Viña Ventisquero Chileno Chardonnay Sauvignon 2003

White

Clean soft fruit.Well balanced n terms of ripenes, IF flavour. Tidy vine made in an international style.now

UK price:£4.49 PLB

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Viña Ventisquero Yali Carmenère Reserve 2002

Red

Eucalyptus nose, quite fragrant, good black fruit and a touch of liquorice - a bit motley but works.Good, broad and firm tannin but with good fruit, minty fresh

UK price:£5.99 PLB

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Viña Villabuena Viña Izadi 2001

Red

UK price:£7.95 Alb

US price:$14.00 Basque Country Imports, Idaho, (+1 208 34 35 308)

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Viñas del Vero Cabernet Sauvignon Coleccion, 'Los Sasos' 2001

Red

Wood first. Full bodied , charges of fruit, acidity. 2-5

UK price:£6.99 LyS, Her

US price:$14.99 Sr. Andres Blazquez 001 908 534 8946

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Vincent Girardin Vieilles Vignes 2002

White

New depth. Clear, fresh, fine leaf, fragrant, clean. Ripe, rich, succulent, fresh, very long, crisp. Drink now.

UK price:£11.99 MWW

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Vincenzo Toffoli NV

White

Shy. Clean, softly fruity, soft fizz. Drink now.

UK price:£12.50 CHL Import Ltd 01606 590074

US price:$15.00 Prmium Brands Inc 001 718 263 4094

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Viñedos de Aldeanueva Campo Aldea Graciano 1998

Red

Red cherry. red, mature, balsamic,wood. Fresh, balanced. 2-3

UK price:£7.99 M&S

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Viñedos Sutil Reserva Pablo Neruda Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

Red

inky.Bit sweaty on nose.Dry tannins but fruit has a pleasant soft, open texture.now

UK price:£6.99 Unw

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Viñedos y Bodegas Valserrano Finca Monteviejo 2001

Red

High toast, sweet fruit. Well made, creamy. Agreeable very ripe fruit. Acidity and strength.

UK price:£18.00 Jas

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Vinedos Y Bodegas XXL Darien Seleccion 2001

Red

Purple/ruby. Very spicy oak (new) prominent. Excellent structure – good balance of fruit, tannin, oak.

UK price:£12.99 No retailer listed

US price:$25.99 Signature Imports

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Vinedos Y Bodegas XXL Darien 2000

Red

Ruby red. Smoky, woody nose. Good, crisp fruit, very nice structure. An elegant wine. 2–5 years.

UK price:£10.99 No retailer listed

US price:$19.99 Signature Imports

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Vinfruco Rock Ridge Chardonnay 2003

White

Mid-pale yellow/gold; Delicate, waxy fruity nose, pleasing; Good flavour, quite complex, long, elegant. Now

UK price:£4.99 M&S

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Vinfruco Co-op Cape Seal Bay Shiraz Reserve 2002

Red

Medium-deep ruby; Subtle nose. Hints of jam on toast and liquorice wheels. Touches of bonfire smoke. Mouth-filling tongue-tingling but in nicest way. Rich mulberry fruit. Powerful rich style tannin backed. 2-5

UK price:£6.99 Coo

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Vins et Vignobles Dourthe Barrel Select Bordeaux 2002

Red

Medium depth, finely grounded. Deliciously spicy, with pleasing ripe fruit notes. Tarry oak in evidence here, rather dominating fruit. But a stylish clean wine. Now.

UK price:£5.99 Thr

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Vins et Vignobles Dourthe " La Grande Cuvée" 2001

Red

Medium deep. Lovely meaty st Emilion crames, touch of new oak excellent. Lovely fruit in palate very well integrated with oak, rounded tannins, excellent. 2-5

UK price:£8.99 No retailer listed

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Vins et Vignobles Dourthe Beau Mayne Sauvignon 2003

White

Vibrant, High end gooseberry and box. Ripe, elegant with nice end notes. Now

UK price:£4.99 Tes, Saf

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Vinterra Winery Malbec 2001

Red

Medium deep ruby.Lifted, meaty, wild berry fruits,smoky medicinal character.Quite bright fruit, vanilla and smoke overlay, tangy acidity but smooth texture, well-defined, a little length.Now - 3

UK price:£8.99 No retailer listed

US price:$12.00 Opici wine company 001 561 842 3113

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Virasa Vinícola Cerro Bercial, Reserva 1999

Red

Good red. Suggestion of oxidation. Shows development is actually quite eligant, clean, tannin finish. Now

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Vitivinicola Cremaschi Barriga Syrah Reserve, Cremaschi Furlotti 2002

Red

Opulent bubbly bacon, sweet/sour crome.Silky attack well balanced, restrained wien with talcum powder notes on finish!

UK price:£5.99 Haw

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Viu Manent Chardonnay Reserve, Barrel Fermented 2003

White

Good aromatics, maderins, peaches, slight nuttiness.zippy acid palate with some creamy breadth. Pleasant if a little out of balance.now

UK price:£5.90 No retailer listed

US price:$12.00 Grape Expectations 001 510 412 5969

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Viu Manent Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Red

inky.Pleasant soft nose.Clean easy palate, well made.Now

UK price:£8.33 No retailer listed

US price:$18.00 Grape Expectations 001 510 412 5969

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Voyager Estate Chardonnay 2001

White

Yellow. Smoky, white stone fruit, quite dry oak. Quite oaky, outstanding palate, and length. Fruit subdued. Good oak.

UK price:£11.50 J&B

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Waipara Hills Dry Riesling 2003

White

Lemon straw; Delicate appley nose; taut and minerally; Appley-rose petal; good acidity; very dry; some lime notes, hint of sweetness. Now - 2/3 yrs

UK price:£9.99 HoT

US price:$17.00

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Waipara Springs Reserve Pinot Noir 2002

Red

Mid ruby. Oak shows. Decent volume here. Good purity. Attractive depth and weight. Floral. Pure Pinot flavours. Good but insufficiently complex to be from the top flight. Up to 2 years.

UK price:£11.99 Hay, Nee, TMs

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Wakefield Estate Merlot 2003

Red

Coffee; nice yummy merlot, good complicity, spicy, oak, well made, plum and cherry fruit with quite tight tannin and firm acid.

UK price:£7.99 No retailer listed

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Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Red

lovely, purple red. Minty, oaky, good cabernet fruit. Oaky palate, medium intensity frruit. Good length and balance. Nice firm capsicum.5-10

UK price:£7.99 Stf, Unw

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Wakefield Estate Shiraz 2003

Red

Deep red; Good shiraz. Not dominated by oak; On palate too. Good richness. 2-3

UK price:£7.99 Stf, Odd, Unw, Som

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Warre's Otima NV

Red

Soft baked characteristics, quite closed. Good full style with fine complex layers of apricots, vanilla and oak.

UK price:£10.49 Tes, Sai, Wai, Thr, Cos

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Warre's 1997

Red

Rich, sweet, luscious, a little closed. Chewy tannins, overlaid with some spicy plum fruit. 10 years+.

UK price:£45.00 NIC, Gor, Tau, Gdh

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Warre's 2000

Red

Deep opaque. Solid, fruit on nose still closed. Quite rich but fruity tannins. Big, long and complete – gritty. 15 years.

UK price:£50.00 BBR, WSo, C&B, MCC, CTW

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Warre's Warrior Special Reserve NV

Red

Good depth with fine edge. Deep and full. A big mouthfull. Bursting with good fruit. Lacks a bit of acidity. Now

UK price:£8.99 Tes, Sai, Wai, Saf, Asd

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Warwick Chardonnay 2003

White

Pale gold; Peachy, appley, quite floral. Spicy character, appley, crisp, zesty, pleasing elegant. Now

UK price:£8.99 WSo, Hnd, Swg, Ply, Jer, Rei, Par

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Weingut Hans Wirsching Iphofer Julius-Echter-Berg Silvaner Spätlese Trocken 2003

White

Slightly reserved fruit nose. Pleasant clean luminous fruity, slightly peardroppy, not a great deal of depth but a good style. Drink now.

UK price:£13.58 WBn

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Weingut Jurtschitsch Sonnhof Riesling Alte Reben 2003

White

Pale gold. Honey and peaches. Off dry, very corky. Fresh, balanced and very long. Up to 2 years.

UK price:£17.50 VDW

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Weingut Jurtschitsch Sonnhof Grüner Veltliner Eiswein 2002

White

Medium yellow. Barley sugar. Sweet medium-high acid. Barley sugar – fairly long but lacking complexity. Drink now.

UK price:£23.45 VDW

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Weingut SA Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese 2002

White

Light yellow colour. Quite reserved mineral nose. Fresh, clear front, lovely limey citrus palate. Nice weight. This is very clear, soft and refined. 2–5 years.

UK price:£19.49 AWi

US price:$26.99 Weinbauer INC, Chicago

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West Brook Winery Blue Ridge Sauvignon Blanc 2002

White

Light colour; Quite firm green pea nose; Rich grainy palate, hints of vegetal. Zesty acidity. Full body. Now

UK price:£9.50 GWW

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Whitehall Lane Winery Merlot 2001

Red

Lots of spice precedes. Rich plummy fruit and vanilla. Creamy mouthful, mature-fruited wine of balance and depth. Up to 3 years.

US price:$26.00

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Wine & Soul Pintas 2001

Red

Deep purple red. Soft plummy fruits, quite classy. Long finish. Firm tannins showing good fruit and acidity. Well-made wine. 1–2 years.

UK price:£35.00 C&B

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Wirra Wirra Vineyards Mrs Wigley Rosé 2003

Rosé

Pale, cherry; Sweet, fruited raspberry and plum. Very supple; Rich and ripe, in sort and a lack of fine tannins. 2-5

UK price:£7.99 Sai

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Wither Hills Pinot Noir 2002

Red

Medium purple; Tar rich new oak; Black cherry, smooth, some interesting structure and some personality, oak integrating with age. Now - 2

UK price:£14.99 Wai, Odd, WSo, SCH, Oxf, Hen

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Wither Hills Fairleigh Estate Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2003

Red

Pale; Citrus and sweet, sherbet; Fresh, lemon, hints of minerality. Some interesting complexity. Good length. Now

UK price:£6.99 MWW

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Wither Hills Fairleigh Estate, Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2002

White

Lemon straw; Toasty nutty notes. Some creamy-lemony aromas as well. Buttery toasty nutty flavours, good structure; diligent use of oak; well made. Now - 1/2 yrs

UK price:£6.99 MWW

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Wither Hills Vineyards Chardonnay 2001

White

Bright medium lemon; Attractive nutty, mocca oak. Fresh, citrus attack, peachy and creamy. Mouth-puckering texture. Nicely balanced. Now

UK price:£8.99 EdS, SCH, Job, T&W

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Wither Hills Vineyards Chardonnay 2002

White

Pale; Smells gently smokey with some complexity. Fresh and crisp on palate. Not too fruity or heavy. Very well made with good length. Will keep. Now + 3 yrs

UK price:£8.99 Wai, Odd, WSo

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Woodward Canyon Winery Chardonnay 2002

White

Smoky oak; mid body, apple balanced but not rich. Drink now.

US price:$32.50 USWWD; USECOM; USWS; USZ; USMC; USPEND

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Wyndham Estate Bin 333, Pinot Noir 2002

Red

Light ruby; Fresh, ripe, scented; Fresh, ripe on palate, quite big and simple.

UK price:£6.99 Saf, Tes

US price:$9.99 Pernos Ricard USA +1 914 539 4500

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Wyndham Estate Bin 444, Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Red

Deep red; More dry red than cabernet but complex oak. Full bodied juicy, balanced oak. Well made. Now

UK price:£6.99 Saf Tes

US price:$9.99 Pernos Ricard USA +1 914 539 4500

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Wynns Coonawarra Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

Red

Good rich classic wine. Nice chocolatey spicy fruit, succulent tannins on finish and balance.

UK price:£10.03 Maj, Odd

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Wynns Coonawarra Estate Shiraz 2001

Red

Deep dark red. Ripe concentrated. Pencil oak. Spicy, oak dominant but strong, rich.

UK price:£7.03 Thr, Maj, Odd

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Wölffer Estate Estate Selection, The Hamptons 2000

White

Berry flavour note, smoky. Spicy, pineapple, vanilla, caramel. Rich, toasty. Drink now.

US price:$27.00 US9; USMC, USWM; USPWS; USSL; USZ

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Wölffer Estate Premier Cru, The Hamptons 2001

Red

Floral, redcurrant, cedar. Rich, well-integrated oak, Firm structure, earthy note. 2–3 years.

US price:$125.00 US9, USMC, USWM, USPWC, USSL, USZ

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Xanadu Normans Xanadu Semillon 2002

White

Pale gold; Oak lift and buttery; Nice wine but oak dominant, fresh lively but long. Now-2

UK price:£9.99 PLB

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Xanadu Normans Xanadu Chardonnay 2003

White

yellow; Barrel fermanted character and smoky; good oak and barrel ferment, mineral flavours. 5-10

UK price:£9.99 PLB

US price:$15.00 Wiliam Grant & Sons 001 732 225 9000

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Xanadu Normans Normans Old Vine Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Red

Deep brick. Dark, macerated fruits, cassis, spice and leather, nice oak. The palate is sweet fruited and lush in plenty of firm dry grippy tannins.

UK price:£9.99 PLB

US price:$14.00 Wiliam Grant & Sons 001 732 225 9000

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Yalumba The Signature, Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2000

Red

Good powerful. Cassis fruit richness, spicy cassis fruit, nice succulent tannins, fresh acidity. Well balanced, very juicy, ripe, rich mulberry fruit.

UK price:£19.99 Maj, Saf, Sel, You, P&S

US price:$45.00 Negociants UK 001 707 259 0993

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Yalumba Ringbolt, Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Red

Quite nice ripe berry fruits with maile. Nice juicy fruit quality, a tad short. Now

UK price:£8.99 Neg

US price:$15.00 Negociants UK 001 707 259 0993

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Yatir Forest 2001

Red

Mid to deep, plum, dense. Marked blackcurrant. Soft, ripe fruit, some tannin, and structure. Up to 4 years.

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Yering Station Reserve Shiraz/Viognier 2002

Red

Pepper and raspberry nose. Powerful, good ripe berries. Vibrant Shiraz blackberry fruit richness. Succulent tannins, fresh acidity, good richness, vibrancy and concentration.

UK price:£24.99 EMW

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Yvon Mau Premius Exigence 2002

Red

Purple - black deep and dark. Hints of fresh sweet cheery fruit. Turning on the chain! Deep, full, fruity wine, lots of vivid sweet cherry. Harshy sugary mouthful. Now

UK price:£6.49 Frx (DWS)

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ZD Wines ZD Chardonnay 2002

White

Green hints. Elegant style. Well made, very typical Chardonnay. 1–2 years.

UK price:£55.00 Hsn

US price:$30.00

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Zenato 2000

Red

Oaked, complex full bouquet, warm, soft. Rich, spicy sweet – luscious.

UK price:£18.99 Euw

US price:$35.83 Winebow Inc 001 201 445 0620

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Zenato Ripassa 2001

Red

Rich and red. Quite closed on the nose. Fresh, sweet red, blue fruits with fresh tannins and crisp acidity. 2–5 years

UK price:£10.99 Euw

US price:$20.73 Winebow Inc 001 201 445 0620

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Zenato San Benedetto 2003

White

Straw. Ripe, pineapples/appley. Fresh, crisp with dash of coz. Now

UK price:£4.99 Euw

US price:$9.41 Winebow Inc 001 201 445 0620

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Zonte's Footstep Cabernet Malbec 2003

Red

Bright mid red; Juicy, simple. Floral. Well made. Cherry fruit. Now - 2.

UK price:£6.99 Sai, Wso