Decanter World Wine Awards 2004 - All Winners over £10

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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

Silver

Abadía Retuerta Pago Valdebellón, Sardón de Duero 2000

Red

Ripe Tempranillo and good intensity. Very ripe fruit, nice weight, finesse but still quite lovely and rich. 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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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

Silver

Adami Vigneto Giardino 2003

White

Typical – grassy, asparagus. Nice balance, soft, fruity finish.

UK price:£10.00 Ast

Silver

Adega Cooperativa de Cantanhede Beiras Vineyards - Baga 2003

Red

Deep red steel purple. Good fruit, chocolatey tobacco, vanilla. Good acidity, good tannins and middle palate, fresh fruit finish. 2–5 years.

Commended

African Terroir Milton Grove Shiraz 2003

Red

Commended

African Terroir Winds of Change Organic Pinotage Syrah 2003

Red

Commended

African Terroir Out of Africa Reserve Shiraz 2003

Red

Silver

African Terroir Cape Soleil Organic Shiraz 2003

Red

Dark ruby. Peppery nose. Some sweet red fruits. Smoky, chalky, oak. Sweet tobacco and chocolate. Very spicy on palate, ripe fruit. White pepper. Sweet red fruits. Quite Syrah/Grenache/Rhôneish. Elegant style. Good acidity and excellent length and balance. 2–5 years.

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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.

Silver

Agricola Gavioli Stoiato dell'Astrone 1995

White

Bitter almonds, figs, burnt orange. Citrus notes mingled with figs, dates. Long finish.

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Agricola Poggio Bonelli Poggiassai 2000

Red

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

Commended

Albert Grivault Les Perrières 2000

White

UK price:£31.00 J&B

Silver

Albert Mann Tokay Pinot Gris, Altenbourg, Sélection de Grains Nobles 2001

White

Rich, powerful nose. Very concentrated. Elegant and long. Clean fruit and great balance.

UK price:£37.95 No retailer listed

Silver

Albert Mann Tokay Pinot Gris, Hengst 2002

White

Clean, fresh, good concentration. Off-dry. Good wine concentration and length. Good balance in a sweeter style.

UK price:£13.95 L&W, Vod

Silver

Albert Mann Riesling Schlossberg 2001

White

Pale golden. Mineral fresh and classic. A dry and steady mineral palate with clean flavour and very good length. Fine texture, a very good Riesling. 2–5 years.

UK price:£13.45 L&W, Vod

Silver

Albert Sounit Grésigny 2002

White

Attractive pure gold. Ripe, fresh, rich, appetising. Full, tannins, well integrated with lemony length. Drink now.

UK price:£16.99 EnW

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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

Silver

Alberto Siegel Gran Crucero Carmenère 2001

Red

Warm inviting bramble/cedar. Some wild fruit/cassis/leaf. Elegant mid weight.

UK price:£11.99 Ads, T&S

US price:$20.00 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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Alexandra Bridge Wines Cabernet Merlot 2002

Red

Silver

Alexandra Bridge Wines 101 Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Red

Very nice ripe character. Ripe fruit and sweet oak, earthy. Cherry, balance, ripe, sweet, full character, oak. Up to 2 years.

Silver

Alexandra Bridge Wines Shiraz 2002

Red

Black-purple, deep. Good berry richness and complex, subtle spice and pepper. Lovely, juicy, ripe and opulent, chewy and spicy, peppery. 2–7 years.

Commended

Alexandre Bonnet Prince William Blanc de Noirs, Reserve NV

White

UK price:£11.99 Som

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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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Allan Scott Wines Prestige Chardonnay 2001

White

UK price:£12.25 GGr, C28, See

Commended

Allan Scott Wines Prestige Pinot Noir 2001

Red

UK price:£12.25 GGr, C28, See

Commended

Allegrini 2000

Red

UK price:£32.95 Lib

Silver

Allegrini La Grola 2001

Red

Oaky, bitter. Has concentration. Some bitterness at back – dark chocolate, coffee – sweet fruit and balance.

UK price:£13.95 Lib

Silver

Allegrini Palazzo della Torre 2001

Red

Infused – classic forthcoming modern style. Juicy, ripe berry fruit, rich flavour. Slick, modern and beautiful finish.

UK price:£12.99 Lib

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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.

Regional New Zealand Bordeaux Varietal Over £10 Trophy

Alpha Domus AD The Aviator 2000

Red

Very, very crimson. Lovely cedary nose and palate. Youthful with fine elegance balanced

UK price:£24.54 DWL, Han, You

Silver

Alpha Estate Alpha 1 2002

Red

Big, earthy, lots of clean fruit. Smoky. Big succulent flavour, lots of ripe fruit, good tannins and acidity. Up to 5 years.

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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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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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Anakena Reservado Riesling 2003

White

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

Commended

Anakena Onas, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Carmenère 2002

Red

Silver

Anakena Onas, Viognier, Riesling, Chardonnay 2003

White

Clean, intense flavours of lime, peach, pear. Hint of wood. Clean cream from oak dominates. Viognier’s exotic note gives lively flavour. Good use of Riesling for acid. Up to 2 years.

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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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Antica Masseria del Sigillo Terre del Guiscardo 2000

Red

UK price:£12.49 Cve, FFW

Silver

Antiche Cantine Brema Bricco della Volpettona 2001

Red

Intense dusky fruit, plummy, warm, more cherry. Intense, deep, fruity, rounded, soft, fresh. Drink now.

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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

Silver

Antinori Pian delle Vigne 1998

Red

Fragrant nose, spicy fruit, coconut – long, intense aroma. Fresh, soft tannins. Fragrant, crispy black fruit. Long, juicy.

UK price:£35.00 BWC

Commended

Antinori, Castello della Sala Cervaro della Sala 2001

White

UK price:£21.99 BWC

Commended

Antipod Chile 2002

Red

UK price:£15.00 No retailer listed

Commended

Antonin Rodet Domaine Jacques Prieur Les Combettes 2001

White

UK price:£39.77 RBa

US price:$58.00 WS Deutsch & Sons 001 914 251 9463

Commended

Antonin Rodet Château de Chamirey 2002

Red

UK price:£11.88 RBa

US price:$22.99 WS Deutsch & Sons 001 914 251 9463

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Antonin Rodet 2002

White

UK price:£11.77 RBa

Silver

Antonin Rodet Domaine des Perdrix, Aux Perdrix 2001

Red

Very deep purple. Medium-ripe fruit. Very Pinot with ripe oak. Full, mouthfilling, rich and long. Superb balance and typicity. Great wine for 2001 vintage.

UK price:£32.00 RBa, Feb

US price:$45.00 WS Deutsch & Sons 001 914 251 9463

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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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Arnaldo Caprai Grecante 2003

White

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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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Ascheri Podere di Montalupa di Bra 2001

White

UK price:£22.49 EnW

US price:$30.00 Hatt Brothers, The Wine Company, Carolina Wines

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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

Silver

Aveleda Touriga Nacional, Aguieira 2002

Red

Opulent floral aromas. Very pure and fine. Very fine, rich, voluptuous fruit. Wonderful depth, breadth and texture. Ripe, round tannins and powerful length. Very, very good.

UK price:£15.00 Pgl

US price:$28.00 Fatima Pereira 001 401 7230 590

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Avignonesi Grandi Annate 1999

Red

UK price:£38.95 Lib

US price:$56.00 Dalla Terra Napa CA 001 707 259 540

Silver

Avignonesi Desiderio 1999

Red

Firm but ripe tannins, good acid, lots of berry fruit, good length. 3–7 years.

UK price:£38.95 No retailer listed

US price:$50.00 Dalla Terra Napa CA 001 707 259 540

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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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Ayala Brut NV

White

UK price:£19.94 Lib

Commended

Ayala Brut Rose NV

White

UK price:£22.95 Lib

Commended

Azelia Vigneto Punta 1999

Red

UK price:£16.50 J&B

Gold

Azienda Agricola Ca 'd Carussin Respiro di Vigna 1999

Red

Sweet mahogony/walnut. Intriguing walnut and pips on nose – rich. Rich, opulent flavours. Decadent, brilliant.

Commended

Azienda Agricola Cavalchina Amedeo 2002

White

UK price:£12.00 Vin, Evy

Silver

Azienda Agricola Cavazza Capitel Santa Libera 2001

White

Honeyed, with some spicy oak, apricots and almonds. Sweet, luscious. Long length.

Commended

Azienda Agricola Cennatoio Etrusco 2000

Red

US price:$50.00

Commended

Azienda Agricola Coldisole Coldisole 1999

Red

US price:$23.00 D'Aquino Italian Importing

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Azienda Agricola Cortese Giuseppe Rabajà 2000

Red

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Azienda Agricola F.lli Cigliuti Serra Boella 2000

Red

UK price:£30.00 M&V

US price:$50.00 Domaine Select Wine Estate 001212 279 0799 Chambers & Chambers 001 415 642 5500

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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.

Commended

Azienda Agricola La Sala 2002

Red

UK price:£11.80 Ann

US price:$20.00 Vignaioli Selection, 18 West 27th street, 11 floor New, York 1001 . Tel: 2126863095

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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

Commended

Azienda Agricola Negro Bric Bertu 2001

Red

UK price:£14.50 GWW

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Azienda Agricola Pisoni Vino Santo 1994

White

Rich, dense honey and vanilla, with fruit.

Gold

Azienda Agricola Poggio al Lupo Maremma 2001

Red

Expressive, varietal (cassis) with oak. Sweet, creamy, firm, rich but balanced, a wealth of spice and coffee. Dark chocolate, fruit. 5–10 years.

Silver

Azienda Agricola Poliziano Le Stanze del Poliziano 2000

Red

Fresh, vibrant cassis. Silky fine tannins. Fine structure, firm balance, acidity. Good persistence. Elegant wine.

UK price:£35.49 EnW

Commended

Azienda Agricola Pratesi Locorosso 2000

Red

Silver

Azienda Agricola Querceto di Castellina Podalirio 2001

Red

Rich, smoky vanilla cream and strawberry-cherry aromas. Gripping acidity. 2–5 years.

US price:$15.50 WJ Deutsch & Sons 001914 251 3209/Vinity Wine Company 001 510 601 6010

Silver

Azienda Agricola San Lorenzo Vigneto di Solleone 2001

Red

Fruity nose. Hint of tar notes. Rich, supple ripe fruit, multi layered.

UK price:£15.99 No retailer listed

US price:$29.99 Domaine Select + 1 212 279 0799

Silver

Azienda Agricola Santa Lucia Riserva Le More 2000

Red

Juicy nose. Mouthfilling, very individual, stylish, complex cherry. Lots of flavour.

UK price:£19.50 B&T

US price:$30.00 Michael Skurmk Wines Inc (+516 6779300)

Commended

Azienda Viticole Bava Libera 2000

Red

UK price:£11.55 BBR

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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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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

Commended

Barón de Ley Finca Monasterio 2001

Red

UK price:£16.99 Thr, Asd

Commended

Barone Pizzini Dominè Pievalta 2002

White

Silver

Barone Pizzini Bagnadore 1999

White

Intense – stylish. biscuity, complex wine – good combination and length.

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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

Commended

Barone Ricasoli Brolio 2002

Red

UK price:£12.49 EnW

US price:$19.99 William Grant & Sons. Tel: 17322259000

Silver

Barone Ricasoli Campo Ceni 2002

Red

Firm red. Pure fruit – clean, acidic. Rich, ripe – high fruit. Very enjoyable.

UK price:£10.99 EnW

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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.

Silver

Bassermann Jordan Kalkofen Deidesheim Riesling 2002

White

Light yellow. Lovely perfumed, honeyed floral nose. Delicious attractive honeyed rose petal flavours. Excellent breadth, soft granny smith apples, nice length, rich and clear. 5–10 years.

UK price:£11.05 WBn

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Batasiolo Bosc de la Rei 2002

White

Good fresh floral character. Light, clean.

UK price:£6.50 MnW

Commended

Beaucanon Estate Trifecta 2000

Red

US price:$22.00

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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

Commended

Beaulieu Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford 2000

Red

US price:$25.00 Diageo Château & Estate

Silver

Beaulieu Vineyards Beauzeau, Signet Collection 2001

Red

Vibrant oxidative style with blueberry. A little disjointed, lovely flavours, but a little drying, acidity fine.

US price:$25.00 Diageo Château & Estate

Regional North America Pinot Noir Over £10 Trophy

Belle Vallée Cellars Pinot Noir 2002

Red

Moderate bright, opaque, ruby. Fairly full red, intense high-toned bouquet; super attack, well structured, has finesse, complex candied strawberries, soft, rich and serious; good length. Refined fruit. Drink now.

US price:$23.50 Joe Wright 001 541 231 7969

Silver

Belle Vallée Cellars Reserve Pinot Noir 2002

Red

Deep ruby. Blackberry, ripe cherry and colour with lots of oak. Lasting finish. Up to 10 years.

US price:$35.25 Joe Wright 001 541 231 7969

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Bellenda Miraval, Extra Dry 2003

White

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

Commended

Bellenda San Fermo, Brut 2003

White

US price:$15.00 John Given Wines 001 245 266 3554

Commended

Bellingham The Maverick, Syrah 2002

Red

Silver

Bellingham Spitz, Merlot 2002

Red

Deep red, opaque. Fragrant, bright Merlot fruit. Savoury notes. Chunky wine, promises a lot on mid-palate, oak-dominated finish. Full. 2–5 years.

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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

Commended
Commended

Beni di Batasiolo Sovrana 2002

Red

UK price:£11.00 MnW

Commended

Beni di Batasiolo 1999

Red

UK price:£18.00 MnW

Gold

Beni di Batasiolo Cerequio 1999

Red

Pale. Highly complex nose. Fresh spice, christmas fruit, will evolve into a great bottle. Elements of acid, tannins, fruit, aroma. A wine of stature.

UK price:£27.00 MnW

Regional Piedmont Over £10 Trophy

Beni di Batasiolo Vigneto La Corda della Briccolina 1999

Red

Fresh zippy look. Clash of rose aromas, fresh fruit. Structured tannins, lovely development, architectural style, beautiful balanced wood, integrated. Classic blend.

UK price:£36.00 MnW

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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

Silver

Beringer Blass Wine Estates Wolf Blass Gold Label Chardonnay 2003

White

Good yeasty, refined barrel fermented and leesy. White pear, subtle undergrowth, good oak. Lovely balance with nutty, leesy feel and refined elegance. A touch firm but good. 2–7 years.

UK price:£11.99 Maj, Ths

Silver

Beringer Blass Wine Estates Beringer Vineyards, Pinot Noir 2002

Red

Red to pinkish red. Leather, cherry cough drops, mint. Medium body, acidity, tannins, balanced, dusty, medium length, brown spice. 2–5 years.

UK price:£12.99 WvD

Silver

Beyerskloof Synergy Cape Blend Reserve 2001

Red

Opaque-dense. Inky, crushed oyster shells, very powerful primary aromas. Minty, fruity taste. Soft and supple. Very chunky, Mohammed Ali style. Big bruiser of a wine. 5 years+.

UK price:£20.00 Rai

Commended

Bibi Graetz Testamatta 2001

Red

UK price:£46.00 F&R

US price:$70.00 William Grant & Sons 01732 225 90000

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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

Commended

Bilton Wines Merlot 2002

Red

UK price:£15.00 Arl, EnV

US price:$25.00 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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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

Silver

Blackstone Chardonnay 2002

White

Light yellow, bright. Aromatic. Bright, balanced, moderate depth, citrus, some layers. Well integrated. 2–5 years.

UK price:£15.99 MCW

US price:$18.00

Silver

Bodega Mustiguillo Finca Terrerazo 2001

Red

Very dark purple. Lovely rich fruit, ripe perfume. Wonderful fruit, nice crisp tannins. Excellent length. Up to 10 years.

UK price:£19.95 Lib

US price:$20.00 Eric Solomon (European cellar)

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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

Silver

Bodega San Pedro Vallobera 1998

Red

Darker than average. Classic. Lots of fruit, generous, long. Needs time. 5–10 years.

UK price:£11.95 GWW

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Bodegas Alavesas Solar de Samaniego Vendimia Seleccionada 1998

Red

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

Commended

Bodegas Alavesas Graciano, Solar de Samaniego 2000

Red

Commended

Bodegas Arzuaga Reserva Especial 2001

Red

Silver

Bodegas Arzuaga Gran Arzuaga 2002

Red

Opaque red. Classic, needed a little time and development. Opulent, very well balanced, tannic flavours. 5–10 years.

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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

Silver

Bodegas Durón Durón Reserva, Colección, Zarcillo de Oro, Reserva 1996

Red

Deep red with some browning. Good development. A smooth drink. Drink now.

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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

Commended

Bodegas Esmeralda Argento Reserva Malbec 2002

Red

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Bodegas Fillaboa Albariño 2003

White

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

Commended

Bodegas La Rioja Alta Viña Ardanza 1998

Red

UK price:£13.99 Sai

Gold

Bodegas Larchago Izarbe 1995

Red

Ruby/red. Delicate, perfumed mature – dried rose petals. Big, crisp structure, lots of tannin – fruit still to come. Drink now.

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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

Commended

Bodegas Luis Cañas Seleccion De La Familia 1997

Red

UK price:£14.99 All

International Spanish Varietal Over £10 Trophy

Bodegas Luis Cañas Hiru 3 Racimos 2001

Red

Very deep red. Dark, rich liquorice. Toast, wood, rich liquorice and christmas pudding. Vibrant fruit. Big structure. Concentrated and good balance. 5–10 years.

UK price:£50.00 All

Silver

Bodegas Luis Cañas Amaren Reserva, Tempranillo 1999

Red

Cherry red. Coffee, oak. Flavoursome but missing a touch of acid. 3 years.

UK price:£24.99 All

Silver

Bodegas Marco Real Señorio de Andión 2001

Red

Cherry red. Elegant toasty oak. Excellent, smooth, balanced. 2–5 years.

UK price:£19.95 Oak

Commended

Bodegas Monasterio De Yuso De David Moreno 1998

Red

Commended

Bodegas Murúa 1998

Red

Silver

Bodegas Murúa Veguin De Murúa 1995

Red

Developed cinnamon, cocoa, sweet plum, complex. Dry, lots of spicy tannins. Lovely cherry bramble fruit. Long. 2–5 years.

Commended

Bodegas Olarra Summa Añares 1999

Red

UK price:£19.90 C&D

US price:$36.42 Classic Wines

Commended

Bodegas Ondarre Mayor de Ondarre 2001

Red

UK price:£19.90 Hal

US price:$36.43 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 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

Gold

Bodegas Primicia Julián Madrid, Selección de Familia 1999

Red

Gorgeous, opulent, zingy fruit, spectacular length – wonderful balance. 2–10 years.

UK price:£10.15 Ply, Com, Rus

Silver

Bodegas Ramón Bilbao Mirto 2001

Red

Very deep red. Clean but undeveloped. This has quality. Still in its infancy. Oak very pronounced. 5–10 years.

US price:$43.00 William Grant & Son (732 225 59000)

Silver

Bodegas Ramón Bilbao 1996

Red

Ruby red. Oak, tobacco. Excellent, agreeable and a long finish.

US price:$40.00 William Grant & Son (732 225 59000)

Commended

Bodegas Resalte de Peñafiel Resalte 2000

Red

US price:$26.00 FB McDonald Imports, IWC

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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

Silver

Bodegas Tobía 2000

Red

Spicy, dark cherries on nose. Full-bodied character, spicy style, quite well made. 2–5 years.

Commended

Bodegas Valtravieso VT 2002

Red

Commended

Bodegas Valtravieso Reserva 1999

Red

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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

Gold

Bodegas Vinícola Real 200 Monges 1999

Red

Powerful, heady, rich fruit nose, Smoked paprika. Delicious creamy, elegant charge of fruit, balance. Great length. 2–3 years.

US price:$25.00 Domaine Select Wine Estates (212) 279 0799

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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

Commended

Bogle Winery The Phantom, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Mourvèdre 2001

Red

UK price:£12.50 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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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

Commended

Brancaia 2001

Red

UK price:£18.50 EnW

US price:$31.00 W Grant & Sons 001 732 225 9000

Silver

Brigaldara 1999

Red

Intense. Full of concentration, powerful.

UK price:£30.00 Vin, Evy, Har

Commended

Broadfields Merlot 2001

Red

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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

Gold

Brokenwood Rayner Vineyard Shiraz, Vineyard Selection 2002

Red

Very spicy aromatic, liquoricy. Good intensity and concentrated spicy fruit. Very nice cola spice, quality with lovely taut/tight balance and fine tannins.

UK price:£24.95 Odd

Silver

Brokenwood Forest Edge Chardonnay, Vineyard Selection 2002

White

Golden bright. Complex, barrel fermented. Worked style, long, multi dimensional. Drink now.

UK price:£12.95 Lib

Silver

Brookfield Vineyards Cabernet Merlot, Reserve Vintage 2002

Red

Deep ruby. Black fruit, cedar. Aromatic; blackcurrant. Supple, sweet fruit, well structured and balanced. Up to 5 years.

Commended

Brovia Barolo Rocche 1999

Red

UK price:£36.99 VDW, Bat

US price:$60.00 Select Vineyards, Rosenthal Wine Merchant

Commended

Brovia Ca' Mia 1999

Red

UK price:£32.99 VDW, Bat

US price:$65.00 Select Vineyards, Rosenthal Wine Merchant

Commended

Bruno Clair La Dominode 1998

Red

UK price:£23.00 J&B

Commended

Bruno Rocca Rabajà 2001

Red

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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.

Silver

C Da Silva Presidential V 2000

Red

Good dark, rich colour. Attractive ripe fruit. Mouth quite full and peppery. Reasonably long.

Commended

C. Da Silva Presidential Golden White 1952

White

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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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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.

Silver

Calem 1983

Red

Pale bright. Spice, herbal notes. Elegant wine. Long fruit finish. Very good – not really at peak! 5–10 years.

Commended

Cambria Katherine's Vineyard Chardonnay 2002

White

UK price:£15.00 WTr

US price:$20.00

Commended

Cambria Julia's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2001

Red

UK price:£17.00 WTr

US price:$22.00

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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

Commended

Camigliano Poderuccio 2002

Red

UK price:£10 N/A UK

Commended

Camigliano Gualto 1999

Red

UK price:£35 N/A UK

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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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Canava Argiros Estate Argiros 2003

White

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

US price:$20.00 Vina Meditteranean, MD

Gold

Canava Argiros Vinsanto 1984

Red

Delicious layers of toffee but savoury too. Lovely weight and balance. One to linger over.

US price:$80.00 Vina Meditteranean LLC, MD

Commended

Candido Cappello di Prete 1999

Red

Commended

Candido Duca d'Aragona 1997

Red

Bronze

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.

Commended

Cantina di Montecchia Riserva dei Fondatori 2001

White

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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.

Commended

Cantina Sociale Valpantena Quintus, Ripasso 2001

Red

Commended

Cantina Sociale Valpantena Falasco 2000

Red

UK price:£22.99 EnW

US price:$12.00 Monsieur Touton Selection Tel 001 212 2550674

Gold

Cantina Sociale Valpantena Via Nova 2001

Red

Rich plums and pruney fruit. Complex caramel, raisined sweet chocolate liqueur. Firm tannins. 5 years.

Regional Veneto Over £10 Trophy

Cantina Sociale Valpantena 2001

Red

Deep black. Jammy black fruit. Tannic – pungent coffee, slightly bitter, long finish, stalky,

UK price:£22.99 EnW

US price:$9.70 Monsieur Touton Selection Tel 001 212 2550674

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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

Commended

Cantine Caputo Fescine 2003

White

Bronze

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

Commended

Cantine Leonardo San Zio 2001

Red

UK price:£14.99 Lib

Commended

Cantine Toscane Blu L'Unico 2000

Red

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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

Regional Australian Bordeaux Varietal Over £10 Trophy

Cape Mentelle Cabernet/Merlot 'Trinders' 2001

Red

Very dark red colour. Classic aromatic expression. Lots to it. Ripe and luscious with fruit spice. Good acid balance. Goes through with a great length. Up to 5 years.

UK price:£11.00 Wai

US price:$17.99 Clicquot Inc 001 212 888 7575

Silver

Cape Mentelle Semillon Sauvignon 2003

White

Nice herbaceous fruity nose. Youthful fruit. Good richness and complexity. Should develop well.

UK price:£10.00 Wai

US price:$14.99 Clicquot Inc 001 212 888 7575

Commended

Capel Vale Wines Frederick Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2002

White

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Capetta Somerfield NV

White

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

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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

Silver

Carlos Serres Onomástica 1995

Red

Vanilla, meaty undergrowth. Dry, full bodied and spice, well-integrated tannins, chocolate, long. 2–5 years.

UK price:£14.00 LPh

Commended

Casa Agricola das Mimosas Chocapalha 2001

Red

UK price:£15.00 C&B

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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

Commended

Casa Donoso D Donoso, Limited Edition 2001

Red

UK price:£19.99 BFV

Silver

Casa Lapostolle Clos Apalta 2001

Red

Elegant again though a touch alcoholic. Good use/choice of acid to tame the fruit. Refreshing big style.

UK price:£37.50 Sai, Unc, Gdh, Far, RdV, Har, Sel

US price:$60.00 Schieffelin & Somerset +1 212 251 8426

Silver

Casa Lapostolle Cuvée Alexandre Syrah 2002

Red

Green fruit, restrained but noticeable oak, light spice. Elegant and attractive. Good balance of leesy and oaky character on palate. Good structure and length. Drink now.

UK price:£28.00 No retailer listed

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

Silver

Casa Lapostolle Cuvée Alexandre Merlot 2001

Red

Attractive, herbaceous. Very concentrated, elegant, refreshing but very deep. Very good example. Needs time.

UK price:£12.99 Maj,Thr,Sai,Bth,EWG,Sel,Hic,BlB

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

Regional Chilean Sauvignon Blanc Over £10 Trophy

Casa Marin Laurel Vineyard 2003

White

Very pleasant gooseberry. Light nettle scent. Some wet stone character – subtle, inviting. Light spritz; delicious balance – some weight, touch of ripe sugar. Lovely. Drink now.

UK price:£12.00 L&W

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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

Commended

Casa Vinicola Zonin Podere di Giangio 2000

White

UK price:£18.45 Zon

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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

Commended

Casale-Falchini Campora 1998

Red

Commended

Castellani Villa Lucia 2000

Red

UK price:£10.99 Buc

US price:$12.99 Biagio Cru & Estates

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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)

Commended

Castello Banfi Serena, Sauvignon Blanc 2003

White

UK price:£16.00 Vin, Evy

US price:$19.00 Banfi Vintners (+1 516 6269200)

Silver

Castello Banfi 1999

Red

Ripe, fruity, perfumed oak. Sweet oak, morello cherry fruit. Will improve.

UK price:£32.00 Vin, Evy, Res

US price:$66.00 Banfi Vintners (+1 516 6269200)

Commended

Castello Colle Massari Collemassari 2001

Red

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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.

Commended

Castello della Paneretta Terrine 1999

Red

UK price:£30.00 Vin, Evy

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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

Commended

Castello di Bossi Girolamo 2000

Red

UK price:£30.00 Wtd

US price:$60.00 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

Silver

Castello di Meleto 2001

Red

Nicely firm, but will evolve very well. Bright acid and good length.

UK price:£12.80 Lai

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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.

Commended

Castello di Querceto 1999

Red

Commended

Castello di Vicchiomaggio Semifonte di Semifonte 2001

Red

Commended

Castello Vicchiomaggio San Jacopo da Vicchiomaggio 2002

Red

Commended

Castello Vicchiomaggio Ripa delle More, Rubbia al Colle 2001

Red

UK price:£15.86 Hal

US price:$45.00 Laird & Co 001 732 5420 312

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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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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.

Silver

Cave de Roquebrun Seigneur d'Aupenac 2001

Red

Very full, intense. Lovely red garrigue ‘tapenade’. Real character. Ample, lush, lovely, violets. Real concentration and a mass of wild herbal fruit. 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

Silver

Cave Spring Cellars Icewine Riesling 2001

Red

Intense honeyed apricots. Rich, intense, honeyed with good balancing acidity. Full bodied and fat. Drink now.

UK price:£24.95 BBR

US price:$50.00 Nial Haden & Assoc

Commended

Cave Vinicole de Ribeauville Cuvée Prestige 2003

White

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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.

Commended

CAVIT Altemasi, Riserva Graal, Talento Metodo Classico 1995

White

UK price:£22.50 MeW

Commended

CAVIT Bottega Vinai, Traminer 2003

White

UK price:£16.50 MeW

Commended

CAVIT Zeveri, Müller Thurgau 2002

White

UK price:£19.00 MeW

Commended

CAVIT Vinai Bottega, Chardonnay 2003

White

UK price:£16.00 MeW

Commended

CAVIT Quattro Vicariati 1998

Red

UK price:£22.50 MeW

Silver

CAVIT Aréle, Vino Santo 1995

White

Intense orange blossoms. Rich and concentrated. Lovely. Drink now.

UK price:£35.00 MeW

Commended

Cecilia Beretta Picaie 2000

Red

UK price:£12.00 C&B

Silver

Cecilia Beretta Terre di Cariano 1999

Red

Cherry liqueur on palate, peach, dried fruit, if one can say that, almost delicate.

UK price:£28.00 C&B

Commended

Cellers VS 96 Can Bonastre Cabernet Sauvignon Crianza 2000

Red

US price:$8.75 Metropli Wine Merchants NY 001 212 581 2051

Gold

Champagne Deutz Cuvée William Deutz 1996

White

Classy Champagne, classic structure, fruit and acidity.

UK price:£54.99 BWC

US price:$125.00 Maisons Marques & Domaines 001510 286 2000

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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

Commended

Chanson Père & Fils Perrieres 2002

White

UK price:£30.99 Tan, Aur

Silver

Chanson Père & Fils Hauts Marconnets 2002

White

Interesting bouquet of stony, flinty, peachy fruit, minerals. Cool, mineral. Quite intense, concentrated, a touch rustic at the finish but complex. Up to 2 years.

UK price:£12.99 Men

Commended

Chanson Pere&Fils Clos Des Feves 2002

Red

UK price:£23.99 C&B, Pen

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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

Gold

Charles Heidsieck Mis En Cave en 2000, Brut Reserve NV

White

Vanilla-dusted fruit. Classy, mis-en-cave style. Comes out in the glass. Splendid.

UK price:£23.49 Max

US price:$35.00 Remy Amerique 001 212 399 4200

Gold

Charles Heidsieck Brut 1995

White

Lovely toasty aromas and great autolytic finnese.

US price:$65.00 Remy Amerique 001 212 399 4200

Silver

Charles Heidsieck Cuvée 'Champagne Charlie' 1985

White

Light yellow/straw. Evolves. Good character. 2–5 years.

UK price:£85.00 Max

US price:$125.00 Remy Amerique 001 212 399 4200

Silver

Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve, Mis en Cave en 1998 NV

White

Fresh, creamy fruit. Some biscuity complexity. Really quite impressive.

UK price:£23.49 Tes

Gold

Charles Melton Wines Shiraz 2001

Red

Bright depth of plum fruit. Lovely sweet fruit, opulent, integrated with perfume. Lovely seductive, sweet, juicy and elegant.

UK price:£22.95 Lib

US price:$35.00 Commonwealth Wines & Spirits 001 508 2619300

Commended

Chassenay d'Arce Jacques Boncoeur NV

White

UK price:£13.99 Bon Coeur Fine Wines

Bronze

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

Commended

Château Bas Cuvée du Temple 2002

White

UK price:£14.49 WBz

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

Commended

Château Beau Rivage 2001

Red

UK price:£14.00 OBr

Silver

Château Beau Rivage Le Phare de Château Beau Rivage 2000

Red

Warm, earthy, vivid, full, soft, creamy, long on the nose. Deep textured, perfumed blackcurrant and blackberry. Good depth and charge of fruit. Up to 5 years.

UK price:£28.00 OBr

Silver

Château Beau-Site Cru Bourgeois 2001

Red

Dense, oaky nose. Rich, well balanced, fleshy finish, tannins, plenty of ripe fruit, long across the palate and long to finish. Stylish, complete, very good. 5–10 years.

Commended

Château Belingard Ortus 2001

Red

UK price:£13.50 Ear

Commended

Château Belle Garde Cuvee l'Excellence 2001

Red

International Red Bordeaux Varietals Over £10 Trophy

Château Berliquet 2001

Red

Black red. Dense, toasty oak, dominated by fruit. Elegantly balanced, middle weight, new oak present. Sweet fruits with fine tannins. Long length, classy, very successful. Superb. 5–10 years.

UK price:£24.00 BBR, C&B, L&W, WSD, Maj, Rol

US price:$45.00 Lamber Imports +1 908 725 21 00/ The Country Vintner+1 804 784 2886

Silver

Château Bernadotte Cru Bourgeois 2000

Red

Complex oaky mineral nose. Fruit and spice. Beautifully elegant. 2–5 years.

UK price:£12.20 F&R, L&W, SWA

US price:$22.00 USKWS; USSWS; USWAL

Silver

Château Bousquette Cuvée Prestige 2001

Red

Very full, intense. Plenty of concentration, richness, spice, character, warmth. Ample, lifting, ripe and generous. Good rich fruit. Drink now.

US price:$26.00 Organic Wine Co, San Francisco 001 415 256 8888

Bronze

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

Bronze

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

Bronze

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

Commended

Château Camplazens Camplazens Viognier 2003

White

UK price:£15.99 Hax, P&S, Vet, Tan, CeD

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

Commended

Château Canevault Cuvée Salomé 2001

Red

US price:$15.53

Commended

Château Capion Apollonia 2001

White

UK price:£10.00 Sie, Dor

Commended

Château Capion Domaine Capion, Fiona 2000

Red

UK price:£12.75 Sie, Dor

Bronze

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

Commended

Château Castenet Greffier 2001

Red

Silver

Château Citran Cru Bourgeois 1998

Red

Nice mature, rich and convincing. Flavours are developing well and will make a good finish. 2–5 years.

Bronze

Château Corbin-Michotte 2001

Red

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

Commended

Château d'Eck 2002

Red

Bronze

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.

Bronze

Château de Bligny Grande Reserve NV

Red

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

UK price:£16.45 Ear

Commended

Château de Bligny Grande Reserve, Rosé NV

Rosé

UK price:£18.50 Ear

Bronze

Château de Candale 2002

Red

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

Silver

Château de Côme 2000

Red

Dark red ruby. Restrained elegance. Spice, oak, fruit in fine balance. Long and strong. 5–10 years.

Silver

Château de Fesles "la Chapelle" 2002

White

Mid yellow. Some honey. Crisp and fresh with lovely honeyed fruit. Good depth of flavour. Elegant style, with good length and balance. 2–10 years.

Silver

Château de Francs Les Cerisiers 2002

Red

Blackberry and cedar oak. Rich medium weight with a fine, firm tannin and fresh acidity. Elegant blackberry. 2–5 years.

UK price:£10.50 Haw

Bronze

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.

Bronze

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

Bronze

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

Bronze

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

Bronze

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+.

Bronze

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.

Gold

Château Dereszla 6 Puttonyos 2000

White

Super sweet and straight and pure. Wonderful pure intensity with increasing bite and background. Drink now.

Silver

Château Dereszla Aszú Eszencia 1988

White

Green highlights. Green intensity/energy. Concentration is total. Complex wine dominated by its high acidity, exotic and glossy. Sexy posh spice! 5 years+.

Commended

Château Deyrem-Valentin Cru Bourgeois 2001

Red

Bronze

Château Du Cros 2001

Red

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

UK price:£11.50 InV

Commended

Château Du Cros 2003

White

Bronze

Château du Juge Cru Quinette 2001

Red

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

Bronze

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

Commended

Château du Tertre Cru Classé 2001

Red

Commended

Château Farizeau Cuvée Choisie 1999

Red

Bronze

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.

Bronze

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.

Silver

Château Fonroque 2001

Red

Simple calm, restraint, prospect of quality. Superb, deep with refined fresh fruits. And very long, harmonious finish. 5–10 years.

Commended

Château Fortia Château Fortia Cuvée du Baron 2001

Red

UK price:£18.49 Cve, FFW

US price:$55.00 Junguenet-Wine of France-Mountainside. NJ

Commended

Château Gaudrelle Le Sec de Château Gaudrelle 2002

White

Commended

Château Gaudrelle Château Gaudrelle 2002

White

Commended

Château Giscours Cru Classé 2001

Red

Bronze

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.

Bronze

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.

Bronze

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

Bronze

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

Regional France Red Single Grape Variety Over £10 Trophy

Château Haut Monplaisir Pur Plaisir 2001

Red

Opaque. Wonderful scents of bonfires and raw meat. Ripe terroir mixture. Deep vivid palate built on a core of smoky fruit. Soft tannic mass integrated into finish. Brilliant oak integration. Excellent. Up to 6 years.

UK price:£18.99 www.modernfrenchwine.co.uk

Silver

Château Henye 5 Puttonyos 2000

White

Classic young open, lime. Simple, developed, bright, good acid/sugar balance. Classic, complex. 5 years+.

Bronze

Château L'Escart Cuvée Prestige 2001

Red

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

Silver

Château l'Escart Cuvée Omar Khayam 2001

Red

Warm spray of fruits. Vivid and long. Fresh, floral. Soft, firm texturing here. Earthy, vivid, mouthfilling. Up to 5 years.

Commended

Château La Caderie 2001

Red

Silver

Château la Fleur Peyrabon 2000

Red

Scented, cedary nose, persistent, quite fruity. Elegantly balanced, integrated ripe fruit – rich tannins, good length. Stylish. 2–10 years.

UK price:£13.33 Mls

Commended

Château La France Cuvée Séléction 2000

Red

Bronze

Château La Garde 2000

Red

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

UK price:£15.00 BBR

Commended

Château la Lagune Moulin de la Lagune 2000

Red

UK price:£15.95 Lib

Bronze

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

Bronze

Château La Tour de By Cuvée Prestige, Cru Bourgeois 2001

Red

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

Silver

Château la Tourette 1997

Red

Developing fruit. Settled, steady maturity. Sweet/ripe and good balance. 2–5 years.

UK price:£18.95 GWW

Bronze

Château la Tuilerie des Combes 2002

Red

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

Commended

Château La Tuilerie des Combes Cuvée Rubens 2002

Red

Commended

Château La Tuilerie des Combes 2002

Red

Bronze

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)

Bronze

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)

Regional Loire Sweet Over £10 Trophy

Château la Varière Les Melleresses 1er Tries 1997

White

Lovely and floral, citric, caramelly, fruity, botrytis. Complex and intense. Fine textured, richly sweet, luscious, but with good acidity. Flavours of oranges and lemons, bitter, toasty. Excellent length.

UK price:£70.00 BBR

US price:$100.00 Wine Symphony inc (+1 212 226 82 83)

Bronze

Château Lagarosse "Les Comtes" 2001

Red

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

Bronze

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

Bronze

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

Silver

Château Lascombes Chevalier de Lascombes 2001

Red

Lush, full, rich and mouthcoating. Subtle and understated, long, persistent, tapered blackcurrant fruits, soft, gravelly depth beneath. Graceful and good. Drink now.

UK price:£15.99 Wai

Commended

Château Lavillotte Cru Bourgeois 2000

Red

UK price:£15.95 Ear

Commended

Château Le Boscq 2000

Red

UK price:£17.00 BBR

Bronze

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

Commended

Château le Pape L'Excellence 2000

Red

UK price:£13.99 M&S

Regional France Sweet Over £10 Trophy

Château le Payral Cuvée Marie-Jeanne 2001

White

Full gold colour. Honeyed, complex, almondy-apricot scents, with tangy intensity. Initially explosive flavours of butter and apricot, almond fruity, subsiding to a lingering creamy finish. Outstanding for this appellation. Up to 2 years.

UK price:£13.99 EnW

Bronze

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

Silver

Château le Thil Comte Clary 2001

White

Toasty oak nose. Well balanced, fresh, dry, gently honeyed well-sustained flavours, good length. Good. 2–5 years.

UK price:£12.73 C&B

US price:$24.00 European Cellars 001 704 358 1565

Silver

Château les Grands Chênes Cru Bourgeois 2001

Red

Solid, confidently full fruit style. Very clear and impressive. Very modern style. Will develop very well as the balance is excellent and already at ease with itself.

Commended

Château les Moines Cru Bourgeois 1996

Red

Gold

Château Les Moines Cru Bourgeois 2000

Red

Dark red, Dense, closed nose, but ripe fruit. Medium full, firm without being coarse, rich – complex. Harmonious.

Bronze

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.

Silver

Château Los Boldos Grand Cru 2000

Red

Ground coffee, slight smoky, and spicy notes, energy. Spicy, peppery, black fruit, fresh, holds up well, finish impressive

UK price:£21.99 HBJ

US price:$55.00 Dreyfus Ashby +1 212 818 0770

Commended

Château Malescasse Cru Bourgeois 2001

Red

UK price:£22.00 No retailer listed

Silver

Château Marbuzet Cru Bourgeois 2001

Red

Typical cedar. Nicely made. Good sweet/ripe style. Good tannins, and maturing very well. 5–10 years.

Bronze

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

Commended

Château Mazeyres 2001

Red

Bronze

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.

Bronze

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.

Bronze

Château Montlau Hors Serie 2000

Red

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

UK price:£30.00 F&E

Silver

Château Moujan Cuvée La Vallière, La Clape 2001

Red

Deep ruby. Juicy, brambly, blackberry fruit. Broad, mineral, earthy fruit, mouthfilling black cherry and chocolate fruit, more grenadine style, characterful and classy. 2–5 years.

Bronze

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

Silver

Château Petit Bocq 1998

Red

Deep, dense. Fine fruit and smoky nose. Luscious, ripe fruit and sweet oak. Very well judged. Long length. 2–5 years.

UK price:£12.90 J&B

Bronze

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.

Bronze

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.

Commended

Château Peyrat-Fourthon 2002

Red

Commended

Château Peyrat-Fourthon 2001

Red

Commended

Château Peyredoule "Maine-Criquau", Vieilles Vignes 2001

Red

Silver

Château Phélan Segur Frank-Phélan 2000

Red

Dark red. Dense, mineral infused; ripe fruited. Very well balanced, full bodied, hot, ripe, generous, fleshy, long across the palate, complex, long grained, and with succulent length. 5–10 years.

UK price:£18.00 Open Market

US price:$18.33 Palm Bay Imports, +1 800 872 56 21

Bronze

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

Silver

Château Pichon Longueville Les Tourelles de Longueville 2001

Red

Dense tannic nose. Well balanced, slightly old-fashioned wine with firm, ripe fruit, soft mid palate, long finish, elegant, long term, but good new wine! 5–10 years.

UK price:£15.00 No retailer listed

US price:$27.00

Gold

Château Pipeau 2000

Red

Rich, warm, toasty, roasted nuts, smells delicious. Lovely sweet attack on palate, beautifully balanced. Heavy on the oak, but still young. Complete. 2–10 years.

UK price:£25.50 AlW, GWr, RAN, T&S, WCv

US price:$20.50 Masciarelli Wine Co MA 01 781 335 6620

Silver

Château Pomeaux 2000

Red

Dark rich ruby. Intense, spicy notes. elegant, flattering with ripe fruit and sweet oak. Delicious. Up to 2 years.

Silver

Château Reynella Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Red

Deep purple. Ripe, cassis and oaky with a leafy edge. Good intensity. Pure and ripe cassis. Good tannins, a bit coarse but good length and balance.

UK price:£13.99 No retailer listed

Bronze

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.

Silver

Château Rollan de By Cru Bourgeois 2002

Red

Very ripe, sweet blackberry fruit. Well balanced, flowing, ripe, fruited Merlot style. Juicy, lightly tannic, modern. Complex, attractive, firm oak. 2–5 years.

Bronze

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.

Bronze

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.

Silver

Château Sénéjac Cru Bourgeois 2001

Red

Sophisticated, scented nose. Elegant and long. This is a wine of class, with firm-grained tannins and soft oak. 2–5 years.

Silver

Château Sénéjac Karolus 2001

Red

Deep purple. Dense, sweetly ripe fruit. Well-balanced, light, firm oak around sweetly ripe fruit. Very nice, elegant, juicy, stylish. 5–10 years.

Bronze

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

Bronze

Château Ste Michelle Canoe Ridge Estate, Merlot 2001

Red

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

Bronze

Château Ste Michelle Merlot 2000

Red

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

Bronze

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.

Silver

Château Ste Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

Red

Ripe cassis, plum; deep, solid, concentrated, firm, quite elegant but will age. 5–7 years.

UK price:£10.49 BWC

Silver

Château Ste Michelle & Dr Loosen Eroica Riesling 2002

White

Light yellow. Apricot, peach, floral, evergreen flavours on the palate. Medium body, lively, racy, balanced. Up to 3 years.

UK price:£14.99 BWC

Regional Bordeaux Sweet White Over £10 Trophy

Château Suduiraut 2001

White

Mid gold. Fine honey, new oak, botrytis. Rich, concentrated, medium weight Sauternes, very sweet, but nicely defined by fresh acidity. Long, complex, racy, very well sustained, with excellent length. Lovely example of 2001. 5–10 years.

Silver

Château Suduiraut Castelnau de Suduiraut 2002

White

Beautifully balanced, elegant middle weight Sauternes, sweet, fresh, refined, subtle flavours.

UK price:£17.00 No retailer listed

US price:$30.00

Bronze

Château Tournefeuille 'La Curé' 2001

Red

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

Commended

Château Tournefeuille 2001

Red

UK price:£19.00 McK

US price:$18.00

Bronze

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

Bronze

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.

Silver

Château Villa Bel-Air 2002

White

Toasty oak. Medium full, lush, dry oak. Savoury, good length and freshness. Good definition of character. 2–5 years.

Bronze

Chestnut Grove Wines Merlot 2001

Red

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

Commended

Chestnut Grove Wines Estate Chardonnay 2003

White

Silver

Chiara Boschis E. Pira Cannubi, Chiara Boschis 1999

Red

Huge vibrant wine. High acidity as well as being elegant. Great. 5–10 years.

UK price:£44.99 EnW

Bronze

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

Commended

CJ Pask Reserve Merlot, Gimblett Gravels 2002

Red

UK price:£11.99 L&W

Silver

CJ Pask Reserve Declaration, Gimblett Gravels 2002

Red

Very dense crimson. Very restrained yet complex and fine nose. Lovely cassis fruit. Well-handled oak. Not too hot. Good, very long – fine even. Up to 3 years.

UK price:£11.99 L&W

Bronze

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

Bronze

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

Bronze

Clairault Estate Reserve Cabernet Merlot 1998

Red

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

UK price:£21.99 Stf

Bronze

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

Silver

Clos de la Vieille Eglise 2001

Red

Well balanced, rich middle length, firm tannins. Long, sweet, concentration of Merlot fruit. Refined, stylish, complete. Excellent, lovely length too! 5–10 years.

US price:$50.00 bvewines.com

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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

Commended

Clos Du Val Chardonnay 2001

White

UK price:£13.99 Cap

US price:$21.00

Silver

Clos Du Val Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

Red

Bright deep purple. Bitter chocolate, clove. Ripe plum, blackberries, olive, meaty, earthy, medium-full body, acidity, medium tannins, long finish. 5–10 years.

UK price:£18.00 Cap

US price:$28.00

Commended

Clover Hill Pipers River 1999

White

Commended

Col d'Orcia Poggio al Vento, Riserva 1997

Red

UK price:£50.40 Ali

Silver

Col Solare 1999

Red

Plum, pencil length, cassis, great nose. Deep, lovely smoky – toasty, pretty fruit, but drying out the palate. 3–5 years.

Commended

Col Vetoraz Extra Dry 2003

White

UK price:£11.25 MiG, A Moveable Feast

US price:$24.00 USHI; USSWS

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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

Commended

Colonnara Ubaldo Rosi Metodo Classico Riserva 1997

White

Silver

Colonnara Tufico 2001

White

Elegant, refined mineral and honeyed complexity. Long and very aromatic, with a beautiful, honeyed, toasty finish and superb depth. Drink now.

US price:$14.99 Winebow Inc 001 201 445 0620

Commended

Compagnie Médocaine des Grands Crus Cap Royal 2003

White

Silver

Compañia Bodeguera de Valenciso Valenciso 2000

Red

Clean and strong. There is everything here: fruit-tannins balance. Needs time. Good length. 5–10 years.

UK price:£14.00 DcW

US price:$30.00 Classical Wines 9075 Holman Road NW Seattle WA 98117 USA

Silver

Compañia Bodeguera de Valenciso Valenciso 1999

Red

Some oak, cold tea nose, with a hint of figs and walnuts. Some good fine notes and style, pleasant gentle oak. 2 years.

UK price:£14.00 DcW

US price:$25.00 Tricana Imports 001 556 935 4080

Commended

Contadi Castaldi 2000

Rosé

US price:$44.00 Dufour & Company Ltd 001 617 734 6488

Silver

Contadi Castaldi Satèn 2000

White

Wonderful intensity. Long, elegant, powerful and round on the finish. Long and refined. Stunning. Drink now.

US price:$44.00 Dufour & Company Ltd 001 617 734 6488

Commended

Contarini Spumanti Incrocio Manzoni 6.0.13 2003

White

Commended

Contesa Contesa 2000

Red

Silver

Contino Viña Del Olivo 2001

Red

Deep red, good legs. Varietal, good. Rich, fruity, excellent. 2–5 years.

UK price:£45.00 Mar

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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

Silver

Coopers Creek Reserve Sauvignon Blanc, Awatere Valley 2003

White

Fresh and zesty, lots of varietal character. Very well made but lacks real intensity and vibrancy on finish. Drink now.

UK price:£10.49 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

Commended

Cosimo Taurino Il Patriglione 1997

Red

UK price:£23.99 Cve, FFW

Commended

Costa di Bussia Riserva 1997

Red

UK price:£24.49 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

Commended

Craggy Range Winery The Muna Road Vineyard 2003

White

UK price:£10.00 Dis, Cap

US price:$19.00 KOI

Commended

Craggy Range Winery Old Renwick Vineyard 2003

White

UK price:£10.00 Wai

Commended

Craggy Range Winery "Sophia", Gimblett Gravels 2002

Red

UK price:£20.00 Dis, Cap

US price:$50.00 KOI

Silver

Craggy Range Winery Gimblett Gravels Block 14 2002

Red

Very, very dense crimson. Very sweet peppery fruit. Opulent, silky, intense; needs time for varietal character to develop. Rich. Up to 3 years.

UK price:£16.00 Dis, Cap

Silver

Craggy Range Winery Avery Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2003

White

Pale lemon. Gentle white pepper and grass. Spicy white pepper overlying grassy melon, white peach. Intense, pungent weight. Drink now.

UK price:£12.00 Dis, Cap

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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

Commended

Croft Quinta da Roeda 1987

Red

UK price:£14.99 NAJ, Uni

Silver

Crown Estates of Hungary Szarvas Vineyard, 6 Puttonyos 1994

White

Golden/tawny. Burnt marmalade. Lighter style – nice fixed acidity. Pithy – not clumsy but smooth and charismatic. 3 years+.

UK price:£38.49 Har, HvN

Silver

Curly Flat Pinot Noir 2000

Red

Evolved, ruby. Ripe, clean. Soft and supple, ripe tannins, good oak balance. Very long.

UK price:£19.95 Lib

Commended

Cusumano Cubia, Insolia 2002

Red

UK price:£14.99 Bac

US price:$18.00 Vin Divino

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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

Silver

d'Arenberg The Derelict Vineyard Grenache 2002

Red

Lovely almond notes, lifted aromatics, even some elegance. Ripe, rich, sweet and full of liquorice, earthy fruits. Aggressive tannins. Up to 5 years.

UK price:£11.00 Bib,Odd

US price:$35.00 Old Bridge Cellars

Commended

D'Argenzio Pinot Noir 2002

Red

US price:$30.00 California Santa rosa d'Argenzio 001 707 546 2466

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Dante Rivetti Alabarda 1999

Red

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

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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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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

Commended

De Bortoli Wines Pinot Noir 2003

Red

UK price:£14.00 DeB

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

Commended

De Lucca Rio Colorado 2000

Red

UK price:£20.00 No retailer listed

US price:$30.00

Commended

De Méric Blanc de Blancs Sous Bois NV

White

US price:$24.20 Binny's c/o Marselle Company 001 847 957 1100; USZ; K&L wine merchants

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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

Commended

de Venoge Rose NV

Rosé

UK price:£26.99 Odd, BoW

US price:$37.99 Baron Francois

Silver

de Venoge Cordon Bleu Brut Select NV

White

Bubbles. Candied fruit. Round and easy. Good character.

UK price:£21.99 Odd, BoW

US price:$29.99 Baron Francois Ltd

Commended

De Wetshof Estate Bateleur Chardonnay 2002

White

UK price:£13.99 Rai, Sai

US price:$32.50 St Main StreetWine co, tel +91 516 357 2070

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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

Commended

Deutz Amour de Deutz 1997

White

UK price:£73.99 BWC

US price:$152.00 Maisons Marques & Domaines 001510 286 2000

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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

Commended

Devaux Cuvee D, Veuve a Devaux NV

White

UK price:£27.99 DBy, Vll

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

Silver

Devaux Blanc de Noirs, Veuve A Devaux NV

White

Very rich strawberry Pinot fruit. Surprising class.

UK price:£20.99 Vll, SHJ

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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

Gold

Dievole & Munoz Plenum, Tertius 1999

Red

Fine grained. Oaky. Blackberry and spice, firm acid, tannins, structure and wealth of juicy complex flavours, should come together to make a fine bottle. 5 years+.

UK price:£20.00 Cit

US price:$28.00 Citadel Trading Co 212 245 2844/Wine Brokers Inc 513 721 0999/Multicarte Inc 254 776 5348

Silver

Dobogo 6 Puttonyos 1999

White

Amber/green. Some caramel/orange. Some coarseness of texture, complex. Orange slices. Fine, drying, elegant, very good length and finesse. Some coarseness of texture, complex. Orange slices. Up to 5 years.

UK price:£37.95 Lib

Commended

Domaine Alfred Califa Pinot Noir, Chamisal Vineyards 2001

Red

UK price:£29.99 WIF

US price:$42.00 Domaine Alfred

Commended

Domaine Bernhard & Rebel Rittersberg Riesling 2002

White

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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

Commended

Domaine Biblia Chora Ovilos 2002

White

UK price:£10.95 EcW

Commended

Domaine Brusset Laurent Brusset, Vendanges Chabrille, Cairanne 2001

Red

UK price:£12.99 EnW

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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

Commended

Domaine Capion Sélection du Cardinal Le Sorbier 2000

White

UK price:£11.99 Sie, Dor

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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

Commended

Domaine Carneros The Famous Gate Pinot Noir 2001

Red

UK price:£36.00 HaM

US price:$45.00 Domaine Carneros 001 707 257 0101

Silver

Domaine Carneros Brut 2000

White

Intense bouquet, citrus. Very impressive. Lovely attack. Acidity pronounced. A well-balanced wine. Lovely profile of biscuit and citrus. Very serious volatile acidity, complexity and length. Drink now.

UK price:£16.99 HaM

US price:$24.00 Domaine Carneros 001 707 257 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

Silver

Domaine Corsin 2002

White

Medium yellow tone. Nice fresh nose. Good palate of grass, good balancing acidic on finish. Drink now.

UK price:£14.50 StG

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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

Commended

Domaine Costa Lazaridi Château Julia Merlot 2000

Red

UK price:£13.20 Odd

US price:$15.90 Nestor Imports INC; Fotis & Son Imports INC

Commended

Domaine Costa Lazaridi Château Julia Semillon 2003

White

UK price:£12.65 Odd

US price:$12.50 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

Commended

Domaine de Rimauresq R. Cru Classé 2001

Red

UK price:£14.95 May

US price:$41.00 Elizabeth Imports 6500 Stapleton Drive Denver CO 80216

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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 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.

Commended

Domaine de Valensac Chardonnay Grand Valensac 2002

White

UK price:£13.00 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.

Commended

Domaine des Lauriers Viognier 2003

White

US price:$15.00 The wine Messenger

Silver

Domaine du Closel Clos du Papillon 2002

White

Golden, deep. Intense cherries, lemons, slightly burnt. Full, fruity. Some good length and balance.

UK price:£12.00 BBR, Gau, Yap

US price:$22.99 USASWS, Polaner Selections In New York/Estate Wines In California Louis Dressner +1 212 334 8191

Commended

Domaine du Vissoux Poncié 2002

Red

UK price:£11.49 EnW

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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)

Silver

Domaine Jean Goulley & Fils Fourchaume 2002

White

Light nose – fresh, vibrant. Good balanced fruit, gentle tannins. 5 years.

UK price:£15.99 SHW

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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.

Commended

Domaine Jean-Marc Brocard 2002

White

UK price:£10.99 Sai

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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

Regional Loire Valley Over £10 Trophy

Domaine Jean-Paul Balland Grande Cuvée 2002

White

Mid yellow. Very good nose with an oakiness there. Good length. Fine balance, good ripe fruit.

UK price:£12.95 Ear, ThH

Silver

Domaine La Sauvageonne Puech de Glen 2001

Red

Full, intense, youthful. Full, intense spice, briar – soft. Ample, violets, clean, intense. Classy and powerful. Needs time to evolve. Characterful. 2 years+.

UK price:£15.99 You, Vir, DMy

US price:$34.99

Commended

Domaine Lafond Cuvée Roc-Epine 2003

Rosé

UK price:£10.00 C&O, CvD, CTW

US price:$13.00 Wines of France 001 908 654 6173

Commended

Domaine Lafond Cuvée Roc-Epine 2003

White

UK price:£10.00 C&O, CvD, CTW

US price:$13.00 Wines of France 001 908 654 6173

Commended

Domaine Lafond Cuvée Roc-Epine 2003

Red

UK price:£10.00 C&O, CvD, CTW

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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

Commended

Domaine Lapierre Vielles Vignes 2001

White

UK price:£13.70 Wine Cave 01756 730 415

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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

Silver

Domaine Meriwether Fort Clatsop Cuvée, Blanc de Blancs 1998

White

Bouquet very yeasty with melon and citrus. Honey weight, better on palate. Acidity. Complex. 5–7 years.

US price:$26.00

Commended

Domaine Michel Picard Château de Chassagne-Montrachet, En Pimont 2000

White

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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

Commended

Domaine Parent Les Epenottes 2001

Red

UK price:£17.95 EdS, Dec, Saf

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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.

Commended

Domaine Pinson Les Clos 2002

White

Commended

Domaine Pochon Château Curson 2000

Red

UK price:£10.50 J&B

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Domaine Rebourseau 2000

Red

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

Commended

Domaine Saumaize-Michelin Ampelopsis 2001

White

UK price:£25.49 EnW

Commended

Domaine Schloss Johannisberg Riesling Spätlese, Fürst von Mettemich 2002

White

UK price:£20.99 EHB, SHW

US price:$10.00

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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.

Regional Alsace Sweet Over £10 Trophy

Domaine Stentz Buecher Vendanges Tardives Riesling Tannenbuehl 2001

White

Very powerful, concentrated nose. Full, very long, round, concentrated. Good honeyed intensity and fine refreshing character. Lovely flavour, depth and length very good.

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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

Silver

Domaine Weinbach Riesling Schlossberg, Clos des Capucins 2002

White

Ripe, fragrant mango fruit. Off-dry. Moderate acidity. Good intensity, lovely control and long on finish.

UK price:£20.50 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

Commended

Dominos Alves de Sousa Quinta da Gaivosa 2000

Red

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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

Commended

Dourthe No 1 2002

Red

UK price:£6.99 Sai, Odd, Asd

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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

Commended

Dr Heger Ihringer Winklerberg Muskateller 2002

White

UK price:£12.52 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

Commended

Drylands Merlot 2002

Red

UK price:£10.99 No retailer listed

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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)

Commended

Duval-Leroy Collection Paris NV

White

UK price:£22.99 Clk, DLIV

US price:$36.00 Partners Wine Marketing Group (+1 504 269 4845)

Commended

Duval-Leroy Extra Brut 1997

White

UK price:£24.50 DWV

Silver

Duval-Leroy Fleur de Champagne Brut NV

White

Very yellow. Original flowery nose. Good balance. Well made.

UK price:£17.99 Clk, Duv

US price:$30.00 Partners Wine Marketing Group (+1 504 269 4845)

Silver

Duval-Leroy Blanc de Chardonnay 1996

White

Bright yellow, gold. Clean nutty, nice green flower (honeysuckle). Lots of foam as well as good fruit. Good character.

UK price:£24.45 Clk, L&W, DLIV

US price:$45.00 Partners Wine Marketing Group (+1 504 269 4845)

Silver

Duval-Leroy 1996

White

Lovely soft, silky mousse, complexity building.

UK price:£23.00 DWV

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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

Gold

El Coto de Rioja Coto de Imaz 1995

Red

Ruby/red. Subtle, perfumed, delicate. Delicious fruit, classic oak balance. Lovely soft maturity. Up to 3 years.

UK price:£14.99 CCl

Commended

Enclos de la Croix 2001

Red

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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

Commended

Ernest & Julio Gallo Two Rock Vineyard Chardonnay 2001

White

UK price:£13.99 HBJ, WvD

Commended

Ernest & Julio Gallo Zinfandel 2002

Red

UK price:£11.99 HBJ

Commended

Ernest & Julio Gallo Frei Ranch Zinfandel 2000

Red

UK price:£14.99 HBJ

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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

Commended

Errázuriz Viñedo Chadwick 2000

Red

UK price:£35.00 Wai, Wmb, Luv, VII, DBy

US price:$65.00 Robert Mondavi Imports Tel: +1 707 226 1395

Silver

Errázuriz Don Maximiano Founder's Reserve 2001

Red

Refreshing nose. Elegant palate. Pleasant herbaceousness. Easy elegant finish. Medium weight of fruit, intense character.

UK price:£19.99 TOS, Thr, Wmb, VII, Luv

Silver

Errázuriz Viñedo Chadwick 2001

Red

Silky tannins. Elegant, tight fruit. Fruit shines through to the finish.

UK price:£35.00 Wai, Wmb, Luv, VII, DBy

Commended

Escorihuela Miguel Gascon Candela Viognier 2003

White

Commended

Escorihuela Miguel Gascon Candela Malbec 2003

Red

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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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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)

Commended

Evans & Tate Redbrook Cabernet Sauvignon 1999

Red

UK price:£26.99 P&S

US price:$49.00 Scott Street Portfolio (925 299 6854)

Silver

Evans & Tate Redbrook Chardonnay 2001

White

Good youthful intense nose. Nice rich barrel-fermented character and some complexity. Rich.

UK price:£26.99 P&S

US price:$39.00 Scott Street Portfolio (925 299 6854)

Silver

F. Olazabal Quinta do Vale Meao 2001

Red

Rich, intense if still slightly austere, needs time to open and develop. Very rich, powerful, voluptuous fruit, touch of smoky oak. Big, rounded, ripe tannins and a long intense finish. 2–5 years.

UK price:£30.00 Ryn

Silver

F.X. Pichler Grüner Veltliner Kellerberg 2002

White

Complex and integrated, fruity, full of terroir. Well developed. Complexity of fruit: pineappley, melon and lots of minerals – great finish. Up to 10 years.

UK price:£36.00 RdW

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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

Commended

Fairview Beacon Shiraz 2002

Red

UK price:£12.99 Lib

US price:$31.00 Vineyard Brands 001 205 980 8802

Silver

Fairview Solitude Shiraz 2001

Red

Intense, rich fruitcake mix, almost Merlot. Very ripe, full, multi-dimensional. Tight and youthful. Long. Chocolate and roses, old fashioned and chewy but has attractive mellowness. 5 years+.

UK price:£12.99 Lib

US price:$31.00 Vineyard Brands 001 205 980 8802

Silver

Famille d'Amecourt Château Perrou 2003

Red

Ripe, scented plummy nose. Violets, tar. Big, ripe cherry-plum fruit, broad, earthy, juicy, youthful exuberance. Good length. Mouthfilling. 2–5 years.

Commended

Farnese Edizione "Cinque Autoctoni" NV

Red

Commended

Farnese Farnese 2003

Red

Commended

Farnese Opis, Colline Teramane 2000

Red

Commended

Fattoria Cabanon Cuoredivino La Botte n 18 2001

Red

UK price:£11.95 Lay

US price:$22.00 Wine Worth Bellevue, WA +425 990 8285

Commended

Fattoria dei Barbi 1998

Red

UK price:£25.49 EnW

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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)

Commended

Fattoria Poggio Gagliardo Ultimosole 2001

Red

Commended

Fattoria Poggio Gagliardo Gobbò Ai Pianacci 1999

Red

US price:$30.00

Commended

Fattoria Poggio Gagliardo Rovo 1998

Red

US price:$30.00

Commended

Fattoria San Fabiano Armaiolo di San Fabiano 2000

Red

UK price:£19.98 Ave

US price:$39.00 Via Import Ltd 001 212 629 0200

Silver

Fattoria Sant'Appiano Monteloro 2000

Red

Baked, classy, inspiring. Aromatic. Lots of wood extract. Good.

UK price:£11.99 FWI

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Fattoria Uccelliera Castellaccio 2000

Red

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

US price:$39.50

Commended

Fattoria Varramista Varramista 2000

Red

UK price:£40.00 Osteria di San Lorenzo 020 7 584 1074

US price:$39.00 Ristoran. Antica Posta Atlanta 001 404 262 7112

Commended

Fazi Battaglia Massaccio 2001

White

Commended

Fermoy Estate Semillon Reserve 2001

White

UK price:£12.50 GWW

Silver

Fernando Remírez de Ganuza Remírez de Ganuza 1999

Red

Big, ripe fruit with sweet oak. Nice balance, earthy and looks young. Quite intense and slightly overripe. 2–3 years.

UK price:£35.00 VIT

US price:$65.00 Fine Estates From Spain (+1 781 461 5767)

Commended

Fetzer Vineyards Private Collection Pinot Noir, Bien Nacido Vineyards 1999

Red

UK price:£16.99 Odd

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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

Silver

Finca La Anita Tocai Friulano 2002

White

Honey and damp straw. Almost Chenin Blanc-like. Perfumed and aromatic. Honey, apple and wet straw. Alsace-like. Up to 2 years.

UK price:£14.99 Hpa

US price:$24.00

Commended

Finca Las Moras Mora Negra Malbec/Bonarda 2002

Red

UK price:£19.99 No retailer listed

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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.

Commended

Finca Luzón Alta Mar Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2002

Red

Silver

Finca Navarrita Malbec, Winemaker's Selection 2002

Red

Perfumed, spicy, blackberryish/Viognier-like nose. Rich, spicy, smoky, perfumed and harmonious. Slightly dry, but a lovely complex red. Up to 5 years.

UK price:£10.50 CCl, YWD

Commended

Finca Valpiedra 1998

Red

UK price:£15.99 BWC, Odd, Per

US price:$32.00 CIV 001 916 368 7188

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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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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

Commended

Fondo Antico Il Canto di Fondo Antico 2001

Red

Bronze

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

Commended

Fontanafredda Vigna Lepre 2002

Red

UK price:£12.49 EnW

Commended

Fontanafredda Lazzarito, Vigna La Delizia 2000

Red

UK price:£44.99 EnW

Commended

Fontanafredda Vigna La Villa 1999

Red

UK price:£38.49 EnW

Commended

Fortius SRL Il Grappolo 1999

Red

US price:$23.00 D'Aquino Italian Importing

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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

Commended

Fox Creek Short Row Shiraz 2002

Red

UK price:£13.00 No retailer listed

US price:$20.00 Vineyard Brands 001 205 980 8802

Silver

Fox Creek Reserve Shiraz 2002

Red

Lovely clean, concentrated Shiraz spice. Ripe fruit, balanced. Very, very good.

UK price:£32.00 Australian Portfolio Wines 0061 29006 1275

US price:$50.00 Vineyard Brands 001 205 980 8802

Commended

Framingham Wine Company Winemaker's Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2002

White

UK price:£10.99 Lai

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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

Silver

Franciscan Chardonnay 2002

White

Spicy, rich, orange and caramel flavours harmonious and lingering. Lovely mouthfeel. 2–3 years.

UK price:£12.99 No retailer listed

Silver

Franciscan, Oakville Estate Merlot 2001

Red

Open fruit with some new oak touches. Varietal character is there. Youthful fruit and spice from the barrel, still some astringency to lose, but promises more to come. 3–6 years.

UK price:£15.99 No retailer listed

Silver

Franciscan, Oakville Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Red

Opaque ruby red. Sweet cassis. Pretty, sweet fruit, dense tannins and a lot of sweet wood. A nice package that shows depth and some elegance.

UK price:£19.99 No retailer listed

Commended

Francois Theil Elixir 2001

Red

UK price:£14.00 No retailer listed

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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)

Commended

Fratelli Muratori Olpaio, Rubbia al Colle 2000

Red

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Freie Weingartner Wachau Riesling Exceptional 2002

White

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

Commended

Freie Weingartner Wachau Riesling Smaragd 1000-Eimer-Berg 2003

White

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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

Commended

Fromm Winery Pinot Noir, Clayvin Vineyard 2001

Red

UK price:£22.95 L&W

Silver

G Karelas Aeolos 'Nemea' 2003

Red

Vibrant purple. Fabulous intense rich, plum flavours and spice on both the nose and palate. Lovely intense fruit. Good spicy length.

International Red Single Varietal Over £10 Trophy

Gaia Wines Gaia Estate 2001

Red

Good, youthful. Aromatic, aggressive nose with new oak. Great, complex, lovely length, great fruit. Elegant – very classy.

UK price:£13.99 Odd

US price:$35.00 Athenee Imports 001 516 505 4800

Commended

Gardet Cockburn & Campbell, Special Cuvée, Brut NV

White

UK price:£10.95 CCl, YLOU

Silver

Gardet Cuvée Charles Gardet 1997

White

Green glints of Chardonnay colour. Fresh, green leafy. Attractive character. Good attack.

UK price:£27.00 Alx, Con, Cmb, Hsl, Osb, Gdh, NLW, BoC, Grp, GPa, CWW

Silver

Gardet Cuvée Saint Flavy, Brut Tradition NV

White

Light straw. Rich, round but still yeasty. Good balance and finish. Complex.

UK price:£15.99 Alx, Con, Gdh, Dvy, NLW, JkN, DBy, BoC, NGW, BeW, Hsl, MSa, Har, CWW

International Rhône Varietal Over £10 Trophy

Gemtree Vineyards Uncut Shiraz 2002

Red

Deep colour. Lifted spicy, peppery aromas. Intense, lovely, rich spice, clove and cinnamon, infused fruit character. Intense, concentrated. Rich, very pure fruit.

UK price:£15.28 AVD

Bronze

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

Commended

Georges Vigouroux Château de Mercuès 2000

Red

Commended

Gerald Vallee Cuvée 'Le Vau Jaumier' 2002

Red

Bronze

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

Silver

Gerard Bertrand La Forge 2000

Red

Purple. Subtle nose. Very ripe fruit, elegant, terroir of garrigue and fine, concentrated but muted. 5–10 years.

UK price:£25.00 No retailer listed

US price:$64.99

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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

Commended

Gerardo Cesari 2001

Red

UK price:£17.06 Fia

Commended

Gianni Gagliardi 2000

Red

US price:$40.00 Enotec Import 001 303 322 3447

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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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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

Commended

Gloria Ferrer Chardonnay 2001

White

UK price:£14.99 Frx

US price:$18.00 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.

Commended

González Byass Del Duque NV

White

UK price:£10.99 No retailer listed

Silver

González Byass Somerfield, Brut 1998

White

Good mousse. Plenty of grape character. Good quality. Excellent length. Drink now.

Silver

González Byass González Byass Noë Pedro Ximénez Muy Viejo, 30 years old NV

Red

Almost opaque. Rich, PX. Enormous, rich, powerful. Drink now.

UK price:£10.79 Sai

Silver

González Byass González Byass Apóstoles, Palo-Cortado, 30 years old NV

Red

Dark amber. Rich, nutty nose. Lovely, spicy, warm, rich, crisp, long, nutty. Drink now.

UK price:£10.79 Sai

Silver

González Byass González Byass Matúsalem, Oloroso Dulce, 30 Years old NV

Red

Dark brown. Rich Moscatel. Big, rich, power but not complex. Drink now.

UK price:£10.79 Sai

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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

Gold

Graham's 1980

Red

Deep attack beginning to brown at the edge. Fine, expressive, floral, spicy aromas. Ripe, fresh, well structured. Cherry fruit, fine, firm fruit.

UK price:£45.00 MCl, CCC, Thr, HDr, WtW

Silver

Graham's NV

Red

Deep, dark with purple rim. Closed nose. Full. Medium sweet, advanced for its age. Good acidity. Drinking well. But still room to develop.

UK price:£12.99 Sai, Bok, WIE, Bcn, BnC

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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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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

Commended

Grant Burge Filsell 2002

Red

UK price:£11.95 Oxf, OFo, Amp, P&R, StG

US price:$30.00 Wilson Daniels +1 707 963 96665

International Fortified Over £10 Trophy

Grant Burge 20 year old Tawny NV

Red

Mid brown. Fine savoury stewed tea. Very, very complex. Long, outstanding.

Silver

Grant Burge Meshach 2000

Red

Simple ripe fruit, high alcohol. Good style, coffee-aged character.

UK price:£36.95 Amp, Jas, Con, P&R, StG

US price:$100.00 Wilson Daniels +1 707 963 96665

Silver

Grant Burge Shadrach 2000

Red

Deep colour. Ripe cassis, sweet, ripe berry fruit. Rich weight, oak balance, good tannins, quite long.

UK price:£18.45 OFo, Dsm, Nid, P&R, StG

US price:$50.00 Wilson Daniels +1 707 963 96665

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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

Commended

Gravitas Sauvignon Blanc 2003

White

UK price:£12.63 Loe

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

Silver

Gravitas Oaked Chardonnay 2003

White

Pale. Quite mealy. Evidence of malolactic. Quite fresh with attractive fruit. Very concentrated with good oak integration. Well made. Drink now.

UK price:£12.93 Loe

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

Regional New Zealand Pinot Noir Over £10 Trophy

Greenhough Pinot Noir Hope Vineyard 2002

Red

Medium crimson. Ripe fruit – very appealing nose. Lovely ripe fruit on palate. Balanced oak fruit and a tannic balance. Long, elegant and silky. 2–3 years.

UK price:£18.45 L&W

Silver

Greenhough Chardonnay Hope Vineyard 2002

White

Pale. Lifted and rich. Plenty of high-quality oak on nose. Fresh, lean palate with excellent fruit and intensity. Long. Very good. Nicely balanced. Drink now.

UK price:£14.95 L&W

Gold

Groot Constantia Gouverneur's Merlot 2001

Red

Subtle oak, elegant fruit, understated. Promises well. Delicious elegant classy – smooth firm oak tannins. 2–5 years.

UK price:£15.49 BcW, Plo

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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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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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Guardian Peak Merlot 2002

Red

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

Commended

Guerrieri Rizzardi Calcarole 1997

Red

UK price:£38.00 F&M, HBJ

Commended

Guilleminot Brut NV

White

UK price:£15.75 L&W

Gold

Göttelmann Munsterer Rheinberg Riesling Auslese 2002

White

Bright yellow. Wonderfully honeyed citric botrytised nose. Opulent, peachy, incredibly intense and firm acidity. 1–25 years.

UK price:£16.50 WBn

US price:$30.00 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

Silver

Haan Viognier 2003

White

Good peachy aromas; nice weight and peachy fruit, full bodied, rich Rhône style.

UK price:£13.50 Arm

US price:$28.00 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

Commended

Haciendas De España Andalus, Petit Verdot 2001

Red

UK price:£29.99 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

Commended

Hafner Wine Specialities Winery House of Hafner Trockenbeerenauslese Pinot Blanc 1998

White

UK price:£19.99 DWL

US price:$37.00 hafner@trockenbernauslese.at

Commended

Hafner Wine Specialities Winery House of Hafner Icewine Chardonnay 2001

White

UK price:£24.99 DWL

US price:$47.00 hafner@trockenbernauslese.at

Silver

Hafner Wine Specialities Winery Chardonnay Barrique, House of Hafner Trockenbeerenauslese 1998

White

Developed nose, lots of botrytis, dried date and figs. Dates on palate, very rich, not for the faint hearted! Up to 20 years.

UK price:£35.99 DWL

US price:$75.00 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

Silver

Hamilton Russell Vineyards Pinot Noir 2002

Red

Medium deep ruby/cherry. More savoury than fruity. Quite complex. Young and underdeveloped. Gorgeous restrained fruit flavours (black cherry) with perfect balance of tannin. Long. 2–5 years+.

UK price:£18.49 Sel, C28, F&M , Har, IRo, Swg, You, Odd, Bcn, HvN, Hug, SHW

US price:$30.00

Commended

Hamilton's Ewell Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Red

UK price:£12.49 Stf

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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+.

Silver

Hammel Clos du Châtelard, Malvoisie Vendange Tardive, Villeneuve 2002

White

Deep colour – golden. Rich, ripe, spicy, honeyed sultana. Sweet, intense clean botrytis, dried apricot and peach and honey notes. Balanced acidity and good length. 5–10 years.

Commended

Hanging Rock Winery Cuvee IX NV

White

UK price:£14.99 Thi

Silver

Hanging Rock Winery Shiraz 2001

Red

Powerful oak nose. Clean, rich colour, lots of pepper, spicy, full, nice richness with subtle tannins and fresh acid balance.

UK price:£16.99 Thi

US price:$35.00 Heatcote cellars tel: 916 765 0629

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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

Commended

Hans Kristian Jorgensen Cortes de Cima, Touriga Nacional 2002

Red

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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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

Silver

Hardys Tintara Shiraz 2000

Red

Red tinges. Classic big, rich, sweet fruit. US oak, hint of complexity. Big, dry, integrated, long and complex. Up to 2 years.

UK price:£10.49 MCW

US price:$18.00

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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

Commended

Hartford Chardonnay 2001

White

UK price:£2.00 May

US price:$21.00

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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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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

Silver

Henriques and Henriques-Vinhos 15 Year old Bual NV

Red

Mahogany colour, green-toned rim. Cooked fruit on the nose with an underlying fruity quality. Quite full, medium rich, good if a little soupy in style. Drink now.

UK price:£24.99 Hed

US price:$42.00 Pivotal Inc California

Silver

Henriques and Henriques-Vinhos 15 Year old Verdelho NV

Red

Deep black leather. Crème brûlée bluntness on nose – very intense. Very concentrated powerful palate, lovely balancing acidity with a blunt edge on length. Drink now.

UK price:£24.99 Hed

US price:$42.00 Pivotal Inc California

Silver

Henriques and Henriques-Vinhos 10 Year old Malmsey NV

Red

Big, brown with fine olive edge. Woody dry nose. Good plump sweetness with rich wood and dried fruit. Fine balance.

UK price:£17.99 Oxf, Hed

US price:$32.00 Pivotal Inc California

Silver

Henschke Julius Riesling 2002

White

Green tones. More developed than some. Racy. Good balance but a little short.

UK price:£12.45 L&W

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Heredad Ugarte 2001

Red

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

Commended

Heredad Ugarte Martin Cendoya 1998

Red

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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

Commended

Heyl zu Herrnsheim Nierstein Pettental Riesling Auslese 2001

White

UK price:£12.92 WBn

Commended

Houghton Merlot 2002

Red

UK price:£14.99 No retailer listed

Silver

Houghton Shiraz 2002

Red

Different, liquorice fruit, vanilla, good expression. Juicy fruit with backbone, nice structure and acidity, toasted oak. Good length. Up to 2 years.

UK price:£14.99 Wso

Silver

Houghton Chardonnay 2003

White

Pale. Clean, restrained, touch of smoke. Good depth on palate, nice weight and balance, with good length.

UK price:£14.99 No retailer listed

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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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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

Commended

Hunter's Wines Miru Miru 2001

White

UK price:£11.99 Lay, Jer

Commended

Hunter's Wines Winemaker's Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2002

White

UK price:£10.95 Lay, Jer

Commended

Hunter's Wines Chardonnay 2001

White

UK price:£10.95 Lay, Jer

Commended

I Giusti & Zanza Belcore 2001

Red

UK price:£10.00 Ali

Commended

I Giusti & Zanza Dulcamara 2000

Red

UK price:£10.00 Ali

Commended

Il Molino di Grace Il Molino di Grace 1999

Red

UK price:£13.99 MGF

US price:$43.00 Domaine Select Wine Estates 001 212 279 0799

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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

Silver

Inniskillin Oak Aged Icewine Vidal 2002

White

Aromatic in the extreme, fresh and luscious. Exotic perfume of rich, honeyed fruit. Superb length. Drink now.

UK price:£50.00 Hal

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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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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

Commended

J Lohr South Ridge Syrah 2001

Red

UK price:£11.99 EnW

Silver

J Vineyards & Winery J Ratafia NV

White

Super intensity, ripe tropical; Sensational wine, Wonderful complexity, lovely length. Nuts, super length. Slight apricots.

US price:$42.00 J Vineyards & Winery 001 707 431 5400

Commended

J Wine Company 1998

White

US price:$30.00 J Vineyards & Winery 001 707 431 5400

Commended

J Wine Company Late Disgorged 1990

White

US price:$90.00 J Vineyards & Winery 001 707 431 5400

Silver

J. Boutari & Son Wineries Malagouzia 2003

White

Pale clear. Clean. Lovely, bright, cheerful wine. Well structured. It’s cool, calm and collected 2–5 years.

UK price:£11.49 AWi

Commended

J.K. Carriere Pinot Noir 2001

Red

US price:$36.00 USWH, USBDI, USWWD, USNAM

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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

Silver

J.W. Burmester & Ca Quinta Nova 2000

Red

Very deep black/purple. Big, fat, ripe fruit style. Very full – some dark chocolate, herbal nose. Opulent ripe, full fruit, silky palate, with tannic structure. Very long. Really classy. 15–20 years+.

UK price:£35.00 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

Silver

Jacob's Creek Limited Release Chardonnay 2002

White

Bright straw yellow. Restrained light barrel and oak complexity. Good long depth. Good balance. 2–5 years.

UK price:£14.99 Saf, Tes

US price:$28.49 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

Commended

Jacquart Mosaique, Brut NV

White

UK price:£19.49 Pat, Maj

US price:$27.95 TRI,VIN

Commended

Jacquart Brut Mosaique 1998

White

UK price:£28.49 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

Commended

Jean Dauvissat Montmains 2000

White

UK price:£14.00 Ear

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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-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.

Commended

Jean-Luc Aegerter 2001

Red

UK price:£29.00 Direct

US price:$55.00 Gueerlings & Wade +1 781 821 4152

Silver

Jean-Luc Aegerter Bonnes Mares, Réserve Personnelle 1999

Red

Good deep red colour, not showing age. Ripe vintage. Fine now. Good depth of fruit, some acidity for balance. Will be fine for next few years.

UK price:£58.00 No retailer listed

US price:$110.00 Gueerlings & Wade +1 781 821 4152

Commended

Jindalee First Flight Colombard Chardonnay 2002

White

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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

Silver

José Maria da Fonseca & Van Zeller Quinta Vale D. Maria 2001

Red

Rich blackcurrant fruit and black pepper nose. Lingering juicy tannins with some gamey richness on the finish. Quite high in acidity. 1–2 years.

UK price:£14.00 No retailer listed

Silver

José Maria da Fonseca & Van Zeller Vale Dona Maria 2001

Red

Very deep, opaque, clear. Very deep, dense, closed and withdrawn. Big, solid, fleshy and sweet, solid tannins.

UK price:£20.00 No retailer listed

Commended

Joseph Perrier Cuvée Royale Brut NV

White

UK price:£19.95 StG, Cmb, GWW, Hen, Nis, WIE

Commended

Joseph Perrier Cuvée Royale 1996

White

UK price:£26.95 StG, Cmb, GWW, Hen, WIS, WIE

Commended

K+K Kirnbauer Forever 2000

Red

Commended

Kaapzicht Steytler Pinotage 2001

Red

UK price:£16.99 GGr, Tan, Hed

Silver

Kaapzicht Steytler Vision 2001

Red

Deep ruby. St-Julien type nose – meaty elegant. Lush, ripe but very firm wood tannins – classy. Needs to develop. 2–8 years.

UK price:£16.99 GGr, Tan, Hed

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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

Commended

Kaituna Valley Pinot Noir, The Kaituna Vineyard 2002

Red

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

Commended

Kanonkop Paul Sauer Kanonkop 2000

Red

UK price:£16.99 Tes

Commended

Ken Forrester Wines Meinert Chenin 2002

White

UK price:£14.99 Thi

US price:$50.00 Loest Mc Namee Po Box 7436, Philadelphia +1 914 954 6583

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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

Silver

King Estate Winery Pinot Gris 2002

White

Intense melon notes. Super attack, lovely power and weight with nice acidity. Classy wine with minerality and length of flavour.

UK price:£11.25 BBR

US price:$15.00 King Estate Winery 001 800 884 4441

Silver

King Estate Winery Reserve Pinot Noir 2000

Red

Pretty cherry nose; moderate acid, sweet almost candied fruit, some grip, good concentration and lingering flavours, some complexity. 5–10 years.

UK price:£17.75 BBR

US price:$35.00 King Estate Winery 001 800 884 4441

Commended

Kir-Yianni Yianakohori 2001

Red

US price:$20.00 Vina Mediterranean Imports

Commended

Kluge Estate 2001

Red

Commended

Kopke NV

Red

Commended

Kosie Möller Wines Kleine Parys Beatrix Selection 2002

Red

International Riesling Over £10 Trophy

Kuentz Bas Riesling Pfersigberg 1999

White

Lovely petrolly Riesling aromas. Rich, racy fruit. Stylish. Good balance, length and acidity.

UK price:£14.99 BFV, BMW, Hax, Wmb

Silver

Kuentz Bas Tokay Pinot Gris Collection Rare 2000

White

Mid gold. Mineral quite pronounced. Dry, fresh, very mineral weighty style, with excellent balance and concentrated fruit. Peachy, steady finish. Excellent.

UK price:£14.00 Evy

Silver

Kuentz Bas Riesling Collection 2001

White

Pale straw. Mineral, gamey style of nose. Lovely and dry. Top-class producer. Great acid. Good control and length.

UK price:£10.00 Evy

Silver

Kuentz Bas Riesling Collection Rare 2000

White

Firm mineral palate, with excellent concentration and food ripeness. Dry with lovely intensity and texture. 2–10 years.

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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.

Regional German Sweet White Over £10 Trophy

Kunstler Hochkeimer Kirchenstück Riesling Spätlese 2002

White

Lime-green colour. Citrus, almost creamy fruit nose. Appley/rhubarb, creamy yoghurt, pure Riesling intensity of fresh, ripe grapes. Perfect. 5–10 years.

UK price:£13.99 Wai

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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.

Commended

KWV Cathedral Cellar Shiraz 2001

Red

Silver

L'Alpha du Château Peyfaures 2002

Red

Medium garnet. Fruity, nutty, hearty, ripe honeyed nuts. Smooth, soft, mouthfilling, warm, persistent. Excellent depth, texture and finish. Up to 5 years.

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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

Silver

L'Ecole No 41 Seven Hills Vineyard Estate, Syrah 2001

Red

Red fruit and leesy note, capsicum behind. Palate attack shows more spicy capsicum than red fruit. Light style with layers. 2–5 years.

US price:$35.00 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.

Commended

L'Ormarins Merlot 2002

Red

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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

Commended

La Crema Pinot Noir 2002

Red

US price:$35.00

Silver

La Crema Chardonnay 2002

White

Citrus, orange peel, toast. mid body, light lees and dried orange. Good pear fruit. Up to 2 years.

US price:$35.00

Commended

La Di Motte Mondaresca Rosso 2000

Red

Regional Spanish Red Blend Over £10 Trophy

La Perla Del Priorat Clos Les Fites, Crianza 2001

Red

Deep. Walnuts, intense fruit. Good wood, powerful, harmony, great potential. 5–10 years.

UK price:£15.99 Hpa

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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

Commended

La Spinetta Ca'di Pian 2002

Red

UK price:£16.99 EnW

Commended

La Spinetta Campe 2000

Red

UK price:£81.99 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

Commended

Labouré-Roi 2001

Red

UK price:£17.99 Her

US price:$25.00 Palm Bay

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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

Commended

Lamole di Lamole 2000

Red

UK price:£14.00 Ali

US price:$17.99 D'Aquino Italian Importing Co Inc 001 626 359 1989

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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

Commended

Landmark Vineyards Damaris Reserve Chardonnay 2001

White

UK price:£25.00 Lay

US price:$30.00 USTWC/USWX/USWH

Commended

Landmark Vineyards Grand Detour Pinot Noir, Van Der Kamp Vineyards 2001

Red

UK price:£30.00 Lay

US price:$30.00 USTWC/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

Commended

Laurent Perrier Laurent Perrier, Grand Siecle La Cuvée NV

White

UK price:£60.00 Maj, Sel, BBR

Commended

Laurent Perrier Grand Siecle Alexandra Rosé 1997

Rosé

UK price:£150.00 HvN, VtH, L&S

Commended

Laurent-Perrier Laurent-Perrier Brut NV

White

UK price:£23.99 Tes, Thr, Sai, Saf

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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

Commended

Le Miccine Don Alberto 1999

Red

UK price:£17.95 TRC

US price:$40.00 The Country Vintners 001 703 683 1978/Abbruzzi Distributor 001 708 754 9463

Silver

Leasingham Classic Clare Shiraz 1998

Red

Very juicy and fresh, subtle. Rich and full. Good structure.

UK price:£21.99 MCW

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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.

Commended

Leone de Castris E lo Veni, Negroamaro 2002

Red

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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

Commended

Les Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) Réserve Spéciale 2002

Red

UK price:£11.95 Lai, dd

Commended

Les Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) Réserve Spéciale, Collection 2001

Red

UK price:£13.95 Lai, Wdd

Silver

Les Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) Le Dix de Los Vascos 2000

Red

Attractive leathery, spicy dark/fruit nose. Attractive elegant weight and structure. Good fruit and spicy character.

UK price:£25.00 C&O, Lai, L&W, Wdd

Commended

Les Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) & Catena Caro 2001

Red

UK price:£25.00 ABr, Bib, C&O

Silver

Les Domaines Lignieres Château La Baronne, Réserve du Château 2001

Red

Full, rich, intense. Violets. Tobacco and warmth. Ripe spice character, tobacco. Good concentration. 2 years+.

UK price:£11.49 No retailer listed

US price:$22.99 Domaine Select + 1 212 279 0799

Commended

Les Vignobles Elie Jeune SAS Cuvée Alexis Establet 2000

Red

Commended

Liberty School Chardonnay 2001

White

Commended

Librandi Magno Megonio 2001

Red

UK price:£18.09 EnW

US price:$31.02 Winebow Inc. 001 2014450620

Commended

Librandi Gravello 2000

Red

UK price:£19.49 EnW

Gold

Lindhorst Wines Shiraz 2002

Red

Smoky, chocolate raisin aromas and flavours. Amarone, port, raisin. Blueberry, dark chocolate. leather, tobacco, very full bodied and intense. Plummy, very ripe fruit, multi-layered, very rich fruit and spice. Youthful, needs time. 2–5 years.

Silver

Linton Park Wines Proprietor's Reserve, Merlot 2001

Red

Chunky, chocolatey, crushed fruit, very full and forward aromas. Full, chunky. Very long. 2–5 years.

UK price:£15.99 Euw

Silver

Loacker Corte Pavone 2001

Red

Refreshingly classic, opulent nose. Very generous and open. Ample fruit – ripe, generous, good texture. Satisfying.

UK price:£11.50 GWW

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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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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

Commended

Louis Jadot Château des Jacques 2001

Red

UK price:£10.99 Wai, Wmb, Luv, VII, DBy

US price:$18.20 Kobrand Corporation +1 212 490 9300

Commended

Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV

White

UK price:£26.99 Maj, Odd, Wai

Commended

Lungarotti Torre di Giano, Vigna Il Pino 2002

White

UK price:£11.60 Ali

US price:$25.00 Paterno Wines International (+1 847 604 8900)

Silver

Lustau Lustau Old East India Sherry NV

Red

Dark amber. Rich, date and fig. But big spicy palate. Drink now.

UK price:£11.19 Sai

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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

Silver

Macari Vineyards Bergen Road 2000

Red

Floral, very attractive, Merlot bouquet. Bouquet attack, good word (last of it) good finish, elegant. 2–5 years.

US price:$36.00 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

Commended

Madeira Wine Company Blandy's 10 Year Old Malmsey NV

White

UK price:£12.99 Sel, Fen, StG, F&M, CTY

Silver

Madeira Wine Company Blandy's Harvest Malmsey 1997

White

Fruit leafy dark on the nose. Quite rich, lovely texture with fresh acidity on the finish, lovely figgy length. Drink now.

UK price:£12.49 Lai, CTW, Maj, Fen, Sai

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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.

Silver

Magnotta Winery Icewine Riesling, Limited Edition 2002

White

Racy, high acid, intense fruit aromas. Very pure fruit, intensely sweet.

Silver

Mailly Cuvée les Echansons, Grand Cru 1996

White

Delicious, complex, great finesse.

UK price:£35.00 Ell

US price:$59.00 J. Davis Adams III, Grape Expectations (+1 770 883 4500)

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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.

International Pinot Noir Over £10 Trophy

Maison Albert Bichot Domaine du Clos Frantin, Echezeaux Grand Cru 2002

Red

Bright purple. Oaky, toasty and ripe fruit. Pale, nicely structured, classic, medium length.

Silver

Maison Albert Bichot Domaine du Clos Frantin, Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru 2002

Red

Quite balanced. Good hidden depth of fruit. Very fine density, depth, oak, nice weight, clean finish, not top class but good and long.

Silver

Maison Albert Bichot Domaine du Clos Frantin, 'Les Malconsorts', Vosne-Romanee Premier Cru 2002

Red

Very successful, very long fruit and tannic balance. Quite expressive good finish – balanced, integrated tannins. 5–10 years.

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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

Commended

Maison Michel Picard Château de Chassagne Montrachet, Les Charmois 2001

White

Commended

Maison Michel Picard Domaine Davenay 2002

White

Commended

Majoros Vine Estate Majoros Cuvée 2002

White

Regional Central & Eastern Europe Sweet Over £10 Trophy

Majoros Vine Estate Tokaji Aszú 6 Puttonyos 1998

White

Supple, luscious finish. 2–5 years.

UK price:£45.00 No retailer listed

Commended

Malenchini 2002

Red

UK price:£12.00 VIX

Commended

Malenchini Bruzzico 2001

Red

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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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Marchesi de' Frescobaldi Montesodi, Castello di Nipozzano 2001

Red

Soft, ripe vinosity. Grippy.

UK price:£25.49 Cve, FFW

Regional Tuscan Over £10 Trophy

Marchesi de' Frescobaldi Nipozzano 2001

Red

Classy typical Chianti. Nicely integrated with oak on nose. Aristocratic, sleek and classy style mingling with fruit (red berry and cherry) and herb/spice. Some dark chocolate on finish.

UK price:£12.99 Tan, VtH, WIE, Odd, Cos, SHW

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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

Silver

Marqués de Cáceres 1996

Red

Mint and leather on the nose and clean, lively fruit on the palate. Excellent balance between youth and age. Persistent.

UK price:£12.00 For, CWi, BBR, Odd, Ell, Maj, Mer, Whi

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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

Commended

Marqués de Riscal Barón de Chirel 1999

Red

UK price:£29.99 Maj, Gdh

Commended

Marqués de Riscal 1996

Red

UK price:£29.99 Maj, Gdh

Silver

Marqués de Riscal 2000

Red

Deep red. Good. Big impact, this does have lots of opulence. Very big and long. Needs time. 5–10 years.

UK price:£10.99 Har, HvN, Maj

Commended

Martelet de Cherisey Blagny la Genelotte 2000

White

UK price:£33.00 J&B

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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

Commended

Martha Clara Vineyards Brut Methode Champenoise NV

White

US price:$18.99 Martha Clara Vineyards 001 631 298 0075

Commended

Martha Clara Vineyards Estate Reserve Merlot 2000

Red

US price:$23.99 Martha Clara Vineyards 001 631 298 0075

Silver

Martha Clara Vineyards Ciel Table Wine 2001

White

Pure gold, very rich on glass. Rich, honeyed, complex and very ripe, exotic. Very rich, full and honeyed Sauternes weight and good florality. Well done. Up to 5 years.

US price:$25.99 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

Commended

Martinborough Vineyard Pinot Noir 2001

Red

UK price:£16.00 AND

US price:$40.00 NZ Wine Imports/Pacific Vine Imports 001 312 504 4704

Silver

Mas d'en Gil Coma Vella Mas d'en Gil 2001

Red

Appealing, bright, depth. Intense charge of mature fruit. Mineral. Milky rich fruit, high intensity, saved by surprisingly good acidity. Lovely drink. Up to 5 years.

UK price:£15.99 Wai

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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

Commended

Masi Grandarella, Appassimento 2001

Red

UK price:£15.49 BWC

Silver

Masi Costasera 2000

Red

Hints of coffee, prunes, strawberry jam. Full, rich, soft, immediately appealing – very seductive, soft, simple and stylish.

UK price:£19.99 Odd, 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

Commended

Mason Cellars Merlot 2000

Red

US price:$28.00 USRW/USDD/USTWC/USWH/USWAL/USGT

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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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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

Commended

McPherson Reserve Shiraz 2001

Red

UK price:£10.99 CeT, A&N, C&H, Lan, AZW, Cze, Eag, Evy, Fen, FRN, Hds, Log

US price:$18.00 Shaw-Ross Int 001 954 430 5020

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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

Commended

Mercier Demi-Sec NV

White

UK price:£18.99 Thr, CRTG, Msn

Silver

Mercouri Estate Domaine Mercouri, Cava 2000

White

Fabulous, intense, with lots of black fruit and oak. Very complex, very well made.

US price:$30.00 Atheuse Imp and Distr. 001 516 505 4800

Silver

MH Wine Estates Green Point, Brut 1999

White

Gold; Full, complex nose, dried fruits and bread. Good palate, creamy.

UK price:£11.99 Tes, Odd

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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

Silver

Michel Laroche Les Blanchots 2001

White

Yellow. Some limey maturity, breadth and weight. Quite elegant. Good palate weight, sweetness of fruit, mid acidity, some length and class. 3 years.

UK price:£42.00 Bib

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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

Commended

Michele Chiarlo Le Orme 2001

Red

Silver

Michele Chiarlo La Court, "Nizza" 2001

Red

Seemingly high alcohol with berries and toast. Good acidity, pudding cherries and chocolate. Well balanced. Drink now.

UK price:£25.49 Cve, FFW

US price:$40.00

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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

Silver

Millbrook Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2001

Red

Bright mid red. Very ripe style, minty Cabernet. Very cassis. Rich, luscious.

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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

Commended

Miloto GAM 2002

Red

UK price:£23.50 GWW

Silver

Miloto Jester Shiraz 2002

Red

Slightly shy nose. Good intense, vibrant, powerful fruit richness, lovely youthful rich sweetness. With spice and pepper, firm structure. Power and intensity, firm backbone, bit of a finish.

UK price:£11.50 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)

Commended

Mission Hill Family Estate Chardonnay 2001

White

UK price:£15.99 MCD

US price:$20.00 Vintage Wines LLC (847 954 3783)

Commended

Mission Hill Family Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2001

Red

UK price:£10.99 MCD

US price:$15.00 Vintage Wines LLC (847 954 3783)

Commended

Mission Hill Family Estate Late Harvest Riesling 2002

White

US price:$20.00 Vintage Wines LLC (847 954 3783)

Commended

Mission Hill Family Estate Icewine Riesling 2001

White

US price:$45.00 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

Commended

Mitolo Serpico Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

Red

UK price:£23.50 GWW

Commended

Moët & Chandon Nectar Imperial, Sec NV

White

UK price:£24.50 Sai, Wai, Odd, First Quench, Tes

Commended

Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial NV

White

UK price:£22.49 No retailer listed

Commended

Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial Rose NV

Rosé

UK price:£27.99 Tes, Sai, Odd

Commended

Moët & Chandon 1998

White

UK price:£31.99 Sai, Wai, Odd, First Quench, Tes

Gold

Moët & Chandon Recently Disgorged 1988

White

Wonderfully fresh, great complexity, exotic fruit, classic structure and excellent acidity.

UK price:£39.99 Sel

Silver

Moët & Chandon Rosé 1998

Rosé

Pink, gold/orange. Evolution, clean, good fresh, fruit. Balanced. Good. 2–5 years.

UK price:£35.99 No retailer listed

Silver

Moët & Chandon Dom Pérignon Rosé 1993

Rosé

Evolving elegance, salmon, fine colours. delicate fruit on nose. Fruit still there, evolving vinous flavours. Fine.

UK price:£180.00 Odd, Sai

Silver

Moët & Chandon Dom Pérignon 1996

White

Fine daisy aromas, good structure, acidity and elegant fruit.

UK price:£74.99 Sai, Tes, Wai

Silver

Moët & Chandon Recently disgorged 1990

White

Exotic, fresh. Not classic but very special.

UK price:£35.99 World Duty Free Exclusive

Regional South Africa Bordeaux Varietal Over £10 Trophy

Mont du Toit 2001

Red

Deep ruby. Very peppery, spicy and juicy fruit. Soft fruit middle, lashings of oak. Very long. Rich, super-ripe, plummy, juicy, modern. Perfect structure, fantastic. Very classy. 2–10 years.

UK price:£15.75 C&B

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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

Commended

Montaudon Reserve Première Brut NV

White

UK price:£19.50 Sie

Silver

Montes Alpha M 2001

Red

Ripe, chewy blackcurrant fruit. Crowd pleaser. Balanced oak. Good level of concentration. Raunchy.

UK price:£30.00 Wai,

US price:$75.00 USHI,USMC,USSL,USZ,USSWS,USGWS

Commended

Moondah Brook Brook Chenin Blanc 2003

White

Silver

Moondah Brook Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2002

White

Pure. Clean, understated, herbal. Good depth on palate, nice understated aromatics, good length with hedgerow characters coming through.

Commended

Morgante Don Antonio, Nero d'Avola 2002

Red

UK price:£16.95 Lib

US price:$30.00 Winebow

Commended

Morworth Estate Barrel Selection Pinot Noir 2002

Red

Silver

Moss Brothers Moss Shiraz 2002

Red

Smokiness and blackberry. Rich, peppery Shiraz, well-balanced oak. Up to 2 years.

UK price:£14.15 Img

US price:$29.00 Oz Pacific Wines 001 987 265 8460

Silver

Mount Edward Pinot Noir C 2001

Red

Light mulberry colour. Some delicate leafy notes, redcurrant jam. Lightweight but elegant; delicate forest floor notes; soft fruit reminiscent of cherry and plum. Well made for a light year. Up to 3 years.

UK price:£20.00 BBR, You

Regional Australian White Sweet Over £10 Trophy

Mount Horrocks Cordon Cut Riesling 2003

White

Bright gold. Lifted botrytis. Great acidity balancing the intense sweetness.

UK price:£13.95 Lib

US price:$25.00 The Australian Premium wine collection

Silver

Mount Horrocks Riesling 2003

White

Limey fruit, focused, varietal. Lots of fruit. Good balance but a little flat on finish.

UK price:£12.49 Lib

US price:$20.00 The Australian Premium wine Collection

Silver

Mount Langi Ghiran Langi Shiraz 2000

Red

Deep colours. Ripe and clean, touch of spice and liquorice, dry. Sweet, fruity and ripe, cool climate. Good tannins, nice oak balance, very good length.

UK price:£19.95 Lib

Bronze

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

Silver

Mt Difficulty Wines Pinot Noir 2002

Red

Medium ruby. Lifted cherry nose. Full juicy fruit attack. Sweet fruit with some attractive hints of complexity. Nicely balanced with good length. Up to 5 years.

UK price:£20.00 Sai, HvN, Res, P&S, Vll

Commended

Mumm Cordon Rouge NV

White

Commended

Mumm Cuvée Napa Brut NV

White

UK price:£11.99 Odd, Maj

Commended

Mumm Cuvée Napa Rosé NV

Rosé

UK price:£11.99 Odd, Maj

Bronze

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

Bronze

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

Bronze

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

Bronze

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

Bronze

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

Bronze

Nicolas Feuillatte Brut NV

White

Firm, good acidity. Very nice.

UK price:£18.90 Asd, Tes, Sai, Maj, Thr

Commended

Nicolas Feuillatte Réserve Particulière NV

Red

UK price:£19.90 JOTT

Commended

Nicolas Feuillatte Rosé 1999

Rosé

UK price:£22.90 Joh, Odd

Silver

Nicolas Feuillatte Cuvée Speciale 1997

White

Very fruity, building some biscuity vanilla finesse.

UK price:£24.99 Tes

Silver

Nicolas Feuillatte Palmes d'Or Rosé 1997

Rosé

Deep pink, almost too much. Very complex, slight spiciness, beautiful. Fresher than expected from the nose. Excellent balance. 2–5 years

UK price:£75.00 Dou

US price:$110.00 Sherry Lehmann, Monell (NY); KLL (San Fransisco); Wine House (Los Angeles)

Silver

Nicolas Feuillatte Palmes d'Or 1996

White

Nice, elegant, attractively fresh fruit.

UK price:£55.00 Joh

US price:$110.00 Sherry Lehmann, Monell (NY); KLL (San Fransisco); Wine House (Los Angeles)

Commended

Nicolas Potel 'Les Senteurs' 2001

White

UK price:£17.99 M&S

Bronze

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

Bronze

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

Bronze

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

Commended

Niepoort 1999

Red

UK price:£12.95 F&M, R&R, Hax, Wea, P&R, PWA, Dll

Silver

Niepoort NV

Red

Fresh roasted almonds. Luscious fruit. Fills the mouth with fruit and maturity.

UK price:£21.00 Cze, Dll

Silver

Niepoort NV

Red

Cream, soft, dried apricots on the nose and palate. Grippy wine, green notes, soft orange peel.

UK price:£40.00 Wea, Dll

Silver

Niepoort 1987

Red

Amber rim. Very fine, alcoholic, great poise. Soft, salty, smooth and very sexy. Perfect poise and balance.

UK price:£37.00 Wea, Ryn, Por

Silver

Niepoort Redoma 2002

White

Mid-deep colour. Subtle, taut nose. Complex, suggesting barrel fermentation. Lemon and lime fruit with good acidity offset by buttery oak. Very Burgundian in style. Lovely use of oak. Up to 5 years.

UK price:£12.95 Dll, QNW, Han, PWA, Wno, F&M, R&S, P&R

Silver

Niepoort 2000

Red

Elegant fruit, floral, attractive wine. Good structure, smooth, good length and freshness.

UK price:£60.00 Ryn

Commended

No 1 Family Estate Cuvée No 1 Blanc des Blancs NV

White

US price:$25.00 MC Devitt Importers 757 331 2767

Silver

Nobilo Wine Group Sauvignon Blanc 2003

White

Medium lemon. Floral, white peach. Full bodied, richly textured, pungent, concentrated, grassy, figs. Drink now.

UK price:£11.99 Sai, Clk

Bronze

Northstar Merlot 2000

Red

Opaque dark ruby, less bright. Wood, raspberry, smooth, chocolatey, big, toasty flavours, moderate structure. 2–5 years.

Bronze

Oenoforos Ianos 2000

Red

Very nice raspberry fruit. Big, tannic with strawberry nose.

UK price:£20.00 Yod

Gold

Olaszliszkai Borászati Kft Aszúeszencia 1972

White

Bright, elegant, clean, integrated caramel. Very sweet and unctuous, intense texture. Honey, liquid caramel, coffee liqueur. Very long and fine. Drink now.

UK price:£107.50 C4B

Commended

Olssens Pinot Noir Slapjack Creek 2002

Red

UK price:£35.00 You

Silver

Olssens Pinot Noir Jackson Barry 2002

Red

Youthful colour. Slightly restrained fruit but good purity. Excellent concentration and weight on palate. Highish alcohol but otherwise good. Youthful. Up to 5 years.

UK price:£18.50 you, Vll

US price:$28.00 via Pacifica impacts +1 707 823 3320 jennifer@viapacifica.com

Commended

Origin Shiraz Reserve Series 2002

Red

US price:$18.99

Commended

Ormanni 2001

Red

UK price:£10.00 Wtd

Commended

Ormanni Borro del Diavolo 1999

Red

UK price:£17.00 Wtd

Commended

Ormanni Borro del Diavolo 1998

Red

UK price:£17.00 Wtd

Commended

Ormanni "Julius" 2000

Red

UK price:£20.00 Wtd

Commended

Palacio de la Vega Crianza Merlot 1999

Red

Commended

Palliser Estate Pinot Noir 2002

Red

UK price:£12.95 J&B

Commended

Parès Baltá Mas de Carol 2003

White

UK price:£16.75 Swallow Wines

Commended

Parès Baltá Mas Irene 1999

Red

UK price:£15.41 Swallow Wines

Bronze

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.

Regional Greek Sweet White Over £10 Trophy

Parparoussis Winery Muscat Rio Patras 1998

White

Golden green. Fresh perfumed harmony. Varietal expression and acidity. Drink now.

Silver

Parparoussis Winery Epilegmenos Oenos Reserve Parparoussis 1997

Red

Very mature colour, Very developed nose. Quite mature, good, complex.

Commended

Pascal Jolivet Les Caillottes 2002

White

UK price:£14.99 Sel, SWS, Gal

US price:$25.00 Frederick Wildman & Sons +1 212 355 0700

Bronze

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.

Bronze

Pascal Rollet Domaine de la Chapelle 2002

White

Green-golden. Rich, good quality, light oak. Fine, silky nice length. Drink now.

Bronze

Pasolini dall'Onda San Zanobi 1999

Red

Classy, very pungent oak. Elegant, vibrant, beautiful balance. A class act.

UK price:£17.99 SWS

Bronze

Pasolini dall'Onda Sicelle 2000

Red

Fresh, elegantly fruity, medium body and very enjoyable. 2–5 years.

UK price:£10.99 SWS

Bronze

Pasqua Casterna 2000

Red

Rich, a little too sweet. Fruit driven, perhaps a bit simple but good delivery.

UK price:£19.00 C&B

Bronze

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

Commended

Paul Cluver Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Red

UK price:£11.00 McK, Pip

Bronze

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

Commended

Paul Zinck Riesling Pfersigberg 2002

White

UK price:£11.50 Ell, Swg

Commended

Payelle Père et Fils Cuvée du Pomponne 1998

White

UK price:£19.95 JDB

Bronze

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.

Bronze

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.

Commended

Peju Province Chardonnay 2001

White

Bronze

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

Bronze

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

Bronze

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

Commended

Penfolds Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Red

UK price:£12.03 Asd, Saf, Tes, Thr, Maj

Commended

Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Red

UK price:£40.03 Har, F&M, P&S, Odd

Commended

Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 2001

Red

UK price:£15.03 Sai, Saf, Tes, Thr, Maj, Odd

Commended

Penfolds Bin 128, Shiraz 2001

Red

UK price:£10.03 Sai, Saf, Msn, Thr

Commended

Penfolds St.Henri Shiraz 2000

Red

UK price:£30.03 Saf, Wai, Thr, Maj, Odd, Har, P&S

Bronze

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

Bronze

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

Gold

Penley Estate Special Select Shiraz 2000

Red

Brick red in colour. Very ripe and powerful. Great oak, powerful, long and balanced. A lovely wine.

US price:$42.00 Old Bridge Cellars 001 707 258 9552

Regional Australian Red Blend Over £10 Trophy

Penley Estate Shiraz Cabernet 2000

Red

Mid red. Complex, coffee some age, charred oak. More than oak and fruit; complex, genuinely interesting. Up to 3 years.

US price:$28.00 Old Bridge Cellars 001 707 258 9552

Silver

Penley Estate Phoenix Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Red

Smoky, tight Cab with US oak, sweet hint of herbaceousness. Good palate richness and sweet, juicy, open fruit. Lovely balance. Up to 5 years.

US price:$24.00 Old Bridge Cellars 001 707 258 9552

Bronze

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

Silver

Pepper Bridge Merlot 2001

Red

Dark. Shows plum and complex oak. Intense, pure. beautiful attack, medium palate behind. Well-interpreted tannins, soft but still some backbone, velvet texture. Honey length. 2–5 years.

US price:$45.00 USEWM

Commended

Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut NV

White

US price:$37.50 USSL/USZ/USMC

Commended

Perrier-Jouët Blason Rosé NV

Rosé

US price:$45.00 USSL/USZ/USMC

Bronze

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

Commended

Petaluma 2001

Red

UK price:£19.99 Bib

US price:$35.99 Paterno

Silver

Petaluma Shiraz 2001

Red

Bright red purple; Simple fruit but classy oak. Tight style, fine oak. Great potential.

UK price:£14.99 Bib

US price:$30.99 Paterno Wines

Silver

Petaluma Croser 2001

Red

Tight, fresh, mineral green hints, subtle, full. Fresh tight, clean touch. Citrus.

UK price:£14.99 Bib

Bronze

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

Bronze

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

Commended

Peter Lehmann Wines Eight Songs Shiraz 1999

Red

UK price:£19.99 Wai, Odd, HMM

US price:$40.00 Hess Collection 001 707 255 1144

Silver

Peter Schandl Ruster Ausbruch (Krone) 2001

White

Bovril, peaches. Very sweet, soft, barley sugar, oranges – persistent.

Commended

Petrussa Rosso Petrussa 2000

Red

UK price:£29.00 Vin, Evy

Gold

Philippe Gonet Roy Soleil, Blanc de Blancs, Brut NV

White

Ripe exotic fruit. Has class. Impressive use of new oak.

UK price:£24.00 Pim

Silver

Philipponnat Clos des Goisses 1991

White

Sweet ripe, extraordinary finish. Exceptional for 1991.

UK price:£58.95 CeD

US price:$110.00 Ex Cellars Wine agencies 001 805 686 9153

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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

Commended

Pierre Gimmonet & Fils Spécial Club 1998

White

UK price:£24.50 Ear

Commended

Pierre Montcuit Cuvée Pierre Moncuit Delos, Cru Blanc de Blancs NV

White

UK price:£17.50 HBA

Commended

Pietralorcia Parracine 2001

White

UK price:£17.50 Try

US price:$30.27 Italia Wine Imports LLC (914 241 7770)

Commended

Pighin 2003

White

UK price:£12.00 MnW

Bronze

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

Commended

Pillitteri Estates Winery Sparkling Icewine Riesling 2002

White

US price:$55.00

Commended

Pillitteri Estates Winery Cabernet Franc Icewine 2002

Red

US price:$45.00

Gold

Pillitteri Estates Winery Icewine Gewurztraminer 2002

White

Light gold. Honeyed peachy nose. Intense with unctuous spicy lychee. Great intensity, fine acidity; great length. 8–10 years.

US price:$35.00

Regional North America Sweet White Over £10 Trophy

Pillitteri Estates Winery Riesling Icewine 2002

White

Light yellow straw. Honeyed botrytis. Spicy, rich, luscious, peach and pineapple, lovely zesty acidity, well balanced, great length. 3-5

US price:$30.00

Silver

Pillitteri Estates Winery Icewine Vidal 2002

White

Old gold. Fruity, juicy. Spicy, rich honey and peach flavours. Sweet length. 16 years+.

US price:$24.00

Bronze

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

Commended

Piper-Heidsieck Cuvée Brut NV

White

UK price:£19.99 Max

US price:$32.00 Remy Amerique 001 212 399 4200

Commended

Piper-Heidsieck Cuvée Rosé Sauvage NV

Rosé

UK price:£24.99 Max

US price:$42.00 Remy Amerique 001 212 399 4200

Gold

Piper-Heidsieck Brut 1995

White

Ruinart style, rich, full, profound fruit. Has gravitas.

US price:$50.00 Remy Amerique 001 212 399 4200

International Sparkling Over £10 Trophy

Piper-Heidsieck Brut 1996

White

Lovely structure, autolytic finesse, ripe fruit. Complex, extremely elegant, great finesse. Medium dry.

Silver

Piper-Heidsieck Cuvée Rare NV

White

Clean biscuity nose. Elegant. Good style in mouth. Fruity nuances and good volume. 3 years.

UK price:£39.99 Max

Silver

Piper-Heidsieck Brut Divin, Blanc de Blancs NV

White

Very toasty aromas; clean, fresh fruit on palate. Has been disgorged 2–3 years.

UK price:£27.99 Max

Bronze

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

Bronze

Planeta Syrah 2001

Red

Gunpowder nose, lots of ripe, black bramble fruit and raisins. Fresh finish.

UK price:£20.99 EnW

Commended

Planeta Chardonnay 2002

White

UK price:£20.99 EnW

Commended

Planeta Santa Cecilia 2001

Red

UK price:£20.99 EnW

Commended

Planeta Burdese 2001

Red

UK price:£20.99 EnW

Silver

Planeta Alastro 2003

White

Intense, cherry and ripe. Lovely development and intensity. Rich and powerful. Long, ripe and fresh. Drink now.

Bronze

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

Silver

Plantagenet Great Southern Pinot Noir 2001

Red

Red, depth. Ripe, intense, ripe complexity touch of game. Rich, evolved. Very good grip, complex but with evident Pinot character, good style.

UK price:£11.95 Lib

Commended

Podere Terrabianca Campaccio 2001

Red

UK price:£14.95 GWW

Commended

Poderi Colla Bussia, Dardile Rose 1998

Rosé

UK price:£29.99 Thr

Bronze

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

Bronze

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

Silver

Pol Roger Rich Demi Sec NV

White

Fresh. Deliciously fresh, lovely sweetness.

UK price:£23.99 Saf

Bronze

Poliziano 2003

Red

Deep red. Alcoholic and fruity. Ripe, fruity with elegant tannins. Drink now.

UK price:£10.99 EnW

Commended

Poliziano 2001

Red

UK price:£17.49 EnW

Bronze

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.

Silver

Prinz-von-Hessen Erstes Gewächs Johannisberger Klaus Riesling 2002

White

Riesling nose. Terrific concentration, typicity of Rheingau. Plenty of acidity, still very young. 5–10 years.

Silver

Prinz-von-Hessen Johannisberger Klaus Rielsing Beerenauslese 2002

White

Lime yellow colour. Honeyed fruit nose. Quite intense fruit with very racy acidity. Creamy, pearly flavours. Very rich, with lovely balancing acidity. Good finish. 2–15 years.

Bronze

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

Silver

Protos Bodega Protos Reserva 2000

Red

Dark purple. Dark fruit – big concentration. Hidden depths. Tight – big tannins. Needs time. 2–5 years.

UK price:£40.00 Bod, B&T

US price:$50.00 Chatham Imports (N.Y)/ Wineco, Co (Florida)

Silver

Provenance Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford 2001

Red

Deep, blackberry, blueberry. Ripe, cassis, integrated, warm, angular. 4–6 years.

US price:$35.00 Chalone Wine Group 001 707 254 4200

Commended

Provins Valais Rouge D'enfer, Maître de Chais 2002

Red

Silver

Provins Valais Vieilles Vignes, Maître de Chais 2001

White

Clear golden straw. Intense ripe, peaches with hints of caramel and toasted nuts. Ripe fruit, creamy texture, notes of caramel and nuts. Quite soft acidity and fades a little on finish. Drink now.

Commended

Prunotto Costamiòle 2000

Red

Silver

Prunotto Bussia 1999

Red

Gamey, pungent. Soft, ripe berry fruit. Rich, ripe, concentrated, firm texture with massive fruits and long, elegant finish.

Commended

Quartz Reef Pinot Noir 2002

Red

UK price:£17.95 L&W

Silver

Quinat do Portal Grande Reserva 2001

Red

Black cherry and pepper nose. Quite gamey. Complex fruit and acidity. Good soft tannins. Quite tight, but will continue to improve with age. Up to 10 years.

UK price:£20.00 GWW, HEIV, EdS

Commended

Quinta & Vineyard Bottlers Marks & Spencer Finest Reserve NV

Red

Bronze

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

Bronze

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

Commended

Quinta de Ventozelo Reserva 2000

Red

US price:$30.00 supreme wines +1 212 404 7904

Bronze

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

Bronze

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.

Bronze

Quinta do Crasto 2001

Red

Very deep purple. Big ripe, clean nose. Palate quite elegant. Nice chunky wine. 5–10 years.

International Red Blend Over £10 Trophy

Quinta do Crasto Vinha Maria Teresa 2001

Red

Deep crimson/ruby colour. Tight-knit morello cherry aromas. Hints of spice and black pepper. Very fine, ripe, supple fruit and tannins. Big and broad but balanced. Fine-grained tannins on long finish. Up to 10 years.

Silver

Quinta do Crasto Reserva, Old Vines 2001

Red

Quite reserved initially but showing some finesse and style. Wild fruit and stalky aromas. Balanced, rich fruitcake finish. Some length, but holding back on mid-palate to make this outstanding. 2 years.

Silver

Quinta do Crasto Touriga Nacional 2001

Red

Very deep opaque colour. Very impressive powerful mulberry fruit nose, opulent with a hint of coffee bean. Rich, sweet and powerful. Full-bodied, big, broad fruit, very port-like in its sweetness. Very concentrated. Up to 10 years.

Bronze

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

Silver

Quinta do Noval Noval NV

Red

Fine tigers’ eye colour. Fresh, good fruit. Good balance. Fresh and lively. Good maturity and deliciously rounded.

UK price:£20.25 No retailer listed

US price:$37.00

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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

Commended

Quinta do Portal Touriga Franca 2001

Red

UK price:£16.00 Haw

Silver

Quinta do Portal NV

Red

Rich caramel and honey, green tea notes. Good moist feel with some fine caramel notes, touch of heat in the centre.

UK price:£24.00 GWW, EdS, Vll, Ths

Silver

Quinta do Portal Auru 2001

Red

Ruby. Tasty, but intense and fresh aromas of blueberry fruit, and very delicate floral. Well balanced with fresh fruit aromas in the palate, medium bodied with good finish. 2–5 years.

UK price:£25.00 Haw

Commended

Quinta Do Vallado NV

Red

UK price:£19.99 Bib

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Rainer Wess Riesling Pfaffenberg 2003

White

Pale yellow. Closed but lemons on nose. Off dry – very powerful, ripe and long.

Commended

Rainer Wess Grüner Veltliner Pfaffenberg 2003

White

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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

Silver

Ramos Pinto - Vinhos Duas Quintas Reserva 2000

Red

Very pure fruit on the nose – floral, violets – typical of Touriga Nacional. Chocolate intensity. Firm, fine, spicy tannins, elegant with good length. 2–5 years.

UK price:£21.00 Evy, Nsn, Par, Por, PWA, HoF, MMD

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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

Commended

Raymond Boulard Petraea NV

White

UK price:£19.00 Carter ALan Champagne,Original Wine Company, Champagne Shop

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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

Commended

Real Companhia Velha Grantom Reserva 2001

Red

UK price:£17.99 F&E

US price:$39.95 Admiral Wines Merchants tel +1 9733712211 email: mail@admiralwine.com

Regional German Riesling Over £10 Trophy

Reichsrat von Buhl Forster Pechstein, Riesling Spätlese Trocken 2002

White

Brilliant lime green colour. Beautifully pure citrus aroma. Wonderfully rich and flamboyant on the palate, very direct, with hints of apricots and a lively fresh finish. Deliciously long finish. Up to 10 years.

UK price:£16.50 WPf

Regional South Africa Rhône Varietal Over £10 Trophy

Rickety Bridge Winery Shiraz 2000

Red

Mid-deep ruby; Elegant, subdued nose; Rather understated but a very elegant wine. Beautifully structured – superb length and balance. Pencil shavings, dense black fruit. Great future although already four years old. 5-10 years.

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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

Commended

Rivera Triusco, Primitivo 2001

Red

UK price:£11.50 MnW

Commended

Rivera Cappellaccio, Aglianico 2001

Red

UK price:£10.50 MnW

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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

Silver

Robert Craig Affinity 2001

Red

Exotic fruit almost suggests plenty of resinous wood and spice. Palate shows jammy confected fruit, structured with light nice finish.

UK price:£21.75 ThH

US price:$40.00 Robert Craig Wine Cellars 001 707 252 2250

Commended

Robert Mondavi Private Selection Chardonnay 2002

White

UK price:£10.00 R M Wines 0870 350 3520

US price:$11.00 Robert Mondavi 001 707 226 1395

Commended

Robert Mondavi Private Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Red

UK price:£10.00 R M Wines 0870 350 3520

US price:$13.00 Robert Mondavi 001 707 226 1395

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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

Commended

Robert Stemmler Winery Pinot Noir 2001

Red

US price:$32.00 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

Commended

Rodney Strong Vineyards Reserve, Pinot Jane's Vineyard 2001

Red

US price:$30.00 Rodney Strong Vineyards 001 707 433 6521

Commended

Rodney Strong Vineyards Symmetry 1999

Red

US price:$55.00 Rodney Strong Vineyards 001 707 433 6521

Silver

Roederer Estate Quartet NV

White

Toasty, yeasty qualities. Intensity, citrus fruit profile. Attack impressive, very dry autolysis notes follow through. Not a dry wine but elegant with super balance and length. Drink now.

UK price:£17.99 BlB, Vll, P&S, HvN, Har

US price:$23.00 Maisons Marques&Domaines 510 286 2000

Commended

Roriz Vinhos Quinta de Roriz 2001

Red

UK price:£30.00 Dvy, PLL

Silver

Roriz Vinhos Quinta de Roriz, Reserva 2000

Red

Good. Baked chocolate and black pepper nose. Quite earthy and rustic in style. Big complex tannins. But quite high in acidity – this will soften in time. Long, powerful finish. Showing well. 2–10 years.

UK price:£11.90 Har, Dvy, PWA, Gen, HSm

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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.

Commended

Rosemount Estate Traditional, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot 2001

Red

Silver

Rosemount Estate Show Reserve Chardonnay 2002

White

Barrel fermented, complex fruity. Tight, good acid, long harmonious. Drink now.

UK price:£10.03 Wai, Coo, Sai, Saf, Mns, Maj

Commended

Rosenthal- The Malibu Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 1999

Red

US price:$35.00 USHI, USWAL, USWY, USLW, USVAR

Silver

Rosenthal-The Malibu Estate Merlot, The Devon Vineyard 1999

Red

Lush grapiness, super ripe, an august garden of aromatics. Resembles grape soda. Syrup, oak, lushness, jammy, soft tannins, a tippler. Drink now.

US price:$35.00 USHI, USWAL, USWY, USLW, USVAR

Commended

Rosenvale Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Red

UK price:£14.10 AVD

Silver

Royal Tokaji Aszú Eszencia 1995

White

Rich tawny gold. Marmalade intensity. Clean and good. Deeply intense, sweet concentration. Clean and firm at the finish. Drink now.

UK price:£90.00 BBR, EnW, L&S, Tan, Wdd

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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

Commended

Royal Tokaji Borászati 5 Puttonyos (Blue Label) 1999

White

UK price:£17.50 BBR, EnW, L&S, Tan, Wdd

Commended

Ruffino Modus 2000

Red

US price:$40.00 Schieffelin & Somerset 001 212 251 8215

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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

Commended

Ruggeri Santo Stefano NV

White

UK price:£10.49 EnW

Silver

Ruinart Dom Ruinart 1993

White

Very green. Candied, pleasant. Round, easy charm. Not too deep or long.

UK price:£85.00 ABr, Rak, C&O, Har, Res, Rui, WEt, Mdh

US price:$120.00 Paterno Imports, Lake Bluff, Illinois 001 847 604 8900

Commended

Rust En Vrede 2000

Red

UK price:£25.00 L&W

US price:$35.00

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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

Commended

Rutherford Hill Winery Merlot 2001

Red

UK price:£17.95 Ave, CSV, C28, Evy, SHW

US price:$23.00

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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

Commended

Sacred Hill Sauvage Sauvignon Blanc 2002

White

UK price:£10.99 Dar

US price:$36.99 Halby Marketing Inc 707 9651711

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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

Commended

Saint Clair Estate Wines Omaka Reserve Chardonnay 2002

White

UK price:£11.49 You

US price:$15.00

International Sauvignon Blanc Over £10 Trophy

Saint Clair Estate Wines Wairau Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2003

White

Pale straw. Attractive mineral nose. Firm varietal character. Tight knit. Firm palate – well-balanced acidity. Good concentration, intensity and length. Drink now.

UK price:£10.99 Vyd, Mkn

US price:$23.00

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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

Commended

Saladini Pilastri Pregio del Conte Rosso 2001

Red

UK price:£10.95 Lib

US price:$16.99 Winebow001 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.

Commended

Sandow's Wines Sandow's End, Pinot Noir 2002

Red

Silver

Sanford Winery Pinot Noir, Sanford & Benedict Vineyard, Santa Rita Hills 2001

Red

Cherry, rose petal, toast, raspberry. Lively elegant, juicy, persistent. Up to 2 years.

UK price:£34.95 Ave

US price:$50.00 Paterno Wines International 001 847 604 5774

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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

Commended

Santa Maria La Palma Cannonau di Selezione 2000

Red

UK price:£10.50 MnW

Gold

Santa Sofia 1998

Red

Tight, minimum architectural style. Complex savoury fruit. Tight, chalky tannins, classy and powerful.

Commended

Santiago Ijalba Viña Hermosa 2001

Red

Commended

Santiago Ijalba SA OGGA 2000

Red

Silver

Sassotondo San Lorenzo, Ciliegiolo 2001

Red

Ruby. Interesting, stylishly perfumed, medium-bodied wine of medium structure and cherry fruit character.

US price:$30.00 Grappoli Imports 001 703 519 2155

Commended

Sav Vallis Agri Vigna Borgosacco, Merlot 2000

Red

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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

Commended

Saxenburg Private Collection Shiraz 2001

Red

UK price:£12.00 Mor, LSm, Dor, 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

Silver

Scherrer Winery Pinot Noir 2001

Red

Rust, raspberry, quite intense. Elegant well-balanced firm structure. Quintessential Russian River Valley. Pure now. Lovely mouthfeel. 1–2 years.

UK price:£29.95 Lib

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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

Commended

Schug Merlot Heritage Reserve 2000

Red

UK price:£22.00 Maws Wine Agencies 01449 767 144

US price:$30.00 Schug Carneros Estate Winery

Silver

Scrimaglio Acse 2000

Red

Blackcurrant, good, lively, fruity, spicy. Good, soft, rounded, smoky, slightly woody, warm and fruity. Up to 5 years.

UK price:£18.95 Fri

Commended

Sea Horse Winery Elul, Sisic 2002

Red

Silver

Sebastiani Merlot 2001

Red

Deep, dark purple. Intense sweet vanilla, cocoa. Oak driven. Concentrated, rich full body, medium acidity and tannins; lush long finish. 2–5 years.

UK price:£13.00 No retailer listed

US price:$24.00

Commended

Segal's Unfiltered Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

Red

International Red Italian Varietal Over £10 Trophy

Seghesio Sangiovese 2001

Red

Depth of ruby, floral, rose. Excellent. Typical nose. Savoury, dense, ripe tannins, good acidic structure and depth, persistent. Brilliant varietal definition. Drink now.

UK price:£17.95 Lib

US price:$22.00

Regional North America Red Single Varietal Over £10 Trophy

Seghesio Old Vine Zinfandel 2002

Red

Dark ruby. Toasty ripe nose. Good spicy fruit, classic Zin, ripe, lush, rich blackberry fruit and spice. Raspberry, a hint of alcohol but good length.

UK price:£23.50 Lib

US price:$28.00

Silver

Seghesio Zinfandel 2002

Red

Moderate opaque. Bramble, oak. Talc, bramble pie with fresh acidity. Forward fruit, oak flavours. Good complexity.

UK price:£13.95 Lib

US price:$17.00

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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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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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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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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

Commended

Sherwood House Vineyards Proprietor's Reserve, Chardonnay 2001

White

US price:$23.00 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

Silver

Sigalas Paris Sigalas Santorini 2003

White

Green golden. Fresh, lively, nice. Gassy, but the balance is there. 2–5 years.

Silver

Sigalas Paris Sigalas-Barrel Santorini 2003

White

Punch on the nose! Full throttle. Yeasty, limey, oaky palate. 1–4 years

Silver

Sigalas Paris Sigalas Vinsanto 2001

White

Good acidity giving freshness on the palate. Nice toffee/honeyed finish.

Bronze

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

Silver

Silva & Cosens Dow's Quinta Da Senhora Da Ribeira 1998

Red

Caramel notes on the palate, with a touch of heat in the centre. Green bitter note on finish.

UK price:£39.00 Dvy, Pen, Wmb, Hed

Bronze

Simcic Marjan Teodor Rdece Reserve, Goriska Brda 1999

Red

10 years+.

Silver

Simcic Marjan Leonardo (Passito) Ribolla Gialla, Goriska Brda 2000

White

Tawny gold, bright. Intense and distinctive, lemon sultana and lemon balm notes and honey. Attractive and distinctive. Balanced acidity and good length. 5–10 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

Commended

Simonsig Pinotage Red Hill 2002

Red

UK price:£12.99 Alx, Evy, Hax

US price:$25.00 Southern Starz Ken Onish 001 714 892 3030

Commended

Simonsvlei International Premier Chenin Blanc 2003

White

Bronze

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.

Silver

Sittella Wooded Chardonnay 2003

White

Very good complex nose. Cask fermented Chardonnay, a hint of vanilla and toffee, fudge, nice fruit richness, with complex, toasty, leesy character. Fresh balance.

Silver

Smith Woodhouse 1994

Red

Good colour. Fine plum-red edge. Soft rounded nose, rich fruits of mint and spice. Big, rich, jammy fruit. Blackberry, good structure. Good length.

UK price:£14.99 WSo, Ger, L&W, Eld, Pan

Commended

Sonoma-Cutrer Russian River Ranches, Chardonnay 2002

White

UK price:£16.95 L+S

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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

Commended

Spear Gully Shiraz 2002

Red

UK price:£13.99 SUS, AWC

Gold

Spice Route Flagship Syrah 2001

Red

Fragrant, perfumed, violet aroma. Crushed wild flowers and violets. Tannic, bitter chocolate – needs time to open out. Complex, intense, very long. 5–10 years.

UK price:£19.99 EnW

US price:$35.00 Vineyard Brands 001 205 980 8802

Silver

Spice Route Malabar 2002

Red

Deep garnet/bright purple. Spicy, chocolatey, mocha, cigarbox. Very upfront. Modern. Some violet and spice. Multi-layered, very ripe, soft, juicy fruit. Lots of underlying complexity. Very long. 2–5 years.

Bronze

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.

Gold

SPR Vinhos Sao Pedro Das Aguias 2000

Red

Good dark colour. Bags of fruit and liquorice on the nose. Ripe, power on the palate, very resistant yet elegant.

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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

Silver

Spring Valley Vineyard Frederick 2001

Red

Dark. Spicy, plum, blackberry fruit. medium, elegant, subtle, long finish but soft. 2–5 years.

US price:$45.00 Spring Valley Vineyard 001 509 337 6915

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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

Commended

St Supery Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 2000

Red

US price:$70.00

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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

Silver

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Fay Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

Red

Opaque. Animal, sweaty, autumnal undergrowth, leafy, berryish. Lovely smooth entry, jammy, particularly savoury, graceful, mild tannins. Good length. Drink now.

UK price:£50.00 Har, Sel, HvN. Unc, Res, Wmb

US price:$75.00 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars +1 707 944 2020

Gold

Stanton and Killeen Classic Muscat, 12 Years Average Age NV

White

Dark golden brown. Very concentrated Muscat, fine spirit and rancio. Concentrated, amazing depth.

UK price:£17.40 P&S, Gre, You

Silver

Stanton and Killeen Muscat NV

White

Bright brown. Very sweet, concentrated, loads of barrel age. Delicious lighter style.

UK price:£10.99 Tan, WSo, You, P&S, Wat

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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

Commended

Steenberg Merlot 2002

Red

UK price:£10.00 Arm

US price:$16.35 Wine Messanger 001 91 914 632 4829/ Monsieur Touton Selection 001 91 212 255 0674

Commended

Stellekaya Southern Cross 2002

Red

Commended

Stellekaya Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Red

Bronze

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

Commended

Stellenzicht Semillon Reserve 2002

White

UK price:£15.95 Fah, HBJ, SAo

Commended

Sterling Vineyards Merlot 2001

Red

US price:$22.00 Diageo Château & Vineyard

Silver

Sterling Vineyards Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

Red

Opaque. Flirtatious, fruitiness, blackcurrant, rich; Sweet, Burgundy fruit, soft tannins, long finish, vanilla. Drink now.

US price:$75.00 Diageo Château & Estate

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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

Commended

Stone Hill Winery Norton, Hermann 2001

Red

US price:$21.14 Glazer's Midwest 001 417 869 5512

Bronze

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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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

Commended

Sylla Sebaste 2003

White

Bronze

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

Commended

Tabor Winery Mes'ha 2001

Red

UK price:£19.80 No retailer listed

US price:$30.00 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

Commended

Taittinger Prelude NV

White

UK price:£30.99 Luv, Wmb, VII, DBy, Fah

US price:$60.00 Kobrand Corporation +1 212 490 9300

Commended

Taittinger Brut Réserve NV

White

UK price:£26.99 Odd, Thr, Asd, Saf, Tes

US price:$35.00 Kobrand Corporation +1 212 490 9300

Commended

Taittinger Comtes de Champagne, Blanc de Blancs 1995

White

UK price:£85.00 Odd, Maj, Luv, Amp, ETN

US price:$140.00 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.

Bronze

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

Commended

Tasca d'Almerita Nozze d'Oro 2001

White

UK price:£10.99 BWC

US price:$18.99

Silver

Tasca d'Almerita Cygnus, Nero d'Avola Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Red

Minty, complex, well-integrated oak. Firm structure. Good and refined, long, stylish.

UK price:£11.99 BWC

US price:$19.99

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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

Gold

Taylor's Quinta de Vargellas 1996

Red

Crimson/purple rim. Initially closed, opening to reveal dark chocolate and plums. Big, dense, intense, with blackcurrant fruit on good length.

UK price:£22.99 Odd, Maj, Saf, Sai

Regional Port Over £10 Trophy

Taylor's 20 year-old Tawny NV

Red

Fine, pale orange brown. Fruit cordial, peel. Honey and almonds, elegant, fine balance and poise. Subtle acidity, toffee caramel with lovely nutty finish.

UK price:£29.99 Sai, Sel, For, Har

Silver

Taylor's 30-year-old Tawny NV

Red

Brown/orange. Good oak notes, soft, dry. Rich, full style. Good acidity, nice nutty finish.

UK price:£49.99 For, Har

Commended

Tenuta Alzatura Uno Do Tre 2000

Red

UK price:£23.00 Vin, Evy

Bronze

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 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

Commended

Tenuta di Capezzana Ghiaie della Furba 2000

Red

UK price:£23.99 Lib

US price:$40.00 Clicquot Inc 001 212 888 7575

Regional Italian Sweet Over £10 Trophy

Tenuta di Capezzana Riserva 1998

White

Old gold. Rich, intense walnuts and marzipan. Unctuous, dried fruit, great concentration and focused. Fantastic balance between sweetness and acidity. Power and elegance, persistent.

UK price:£22.99 No retailer listed

US price:$30.00 Clicquot 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

Commended

Tenuta di Ghizzano Veneroso 2001

Red

UK price:£21.49 EnW

US price:$29.99

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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

Commended

Tenuta Fontodi 2001

Red

UK price:£13.95 Lib

US price:$25.00 Vinifera Imports 001 631 467 5907

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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)

Commended

Tenuta Sette Ponti Crognolo 2001

Red

UK price:£23.00 C&C

US price:$33.00 Kobrand 001 212 490 9300

Silver

Tenuta Torciano Baldassarre 1998

Red

Firm red. Nicely balanced between fruit, oak and structure. Tropical fine fruit and oak not overdone. Classy.

US price:$18.32 Lionstone Int +1 847 247 8755

Commended

Tenuta Valdipiatta Trefonti 1999

Red

Gold

Tenute Silvio Nardi Vigneto Manachiara 1999

Red

Youthful, ripe, with an earthy, mineral note. Ripe black fruit; solid, dense style. Needs plenty of time.

UK price:£39.00 C&C

US price:$65.00 Kobrand Corporation

Commended

Terre da Vino La Luna e i Falò 2001

Red

UK price:£13.00 Vin, Evy

Bronze

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)

Commended

Terredora Fatica Contadina 2000

Red

UK price:£18.00 Ast

US price:$34.00 Vias Import Ltd NY (212 629 0200)

Commended

Terredora Fatica Contadina 1999

Red

UK price:£18.00 Ast

US price:$34.00 Vias Import Ltd NY (212 629 0200)

Commended

The Sensory Collection Shiraz 2002

Red

Bronze

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.

Gold

Thorn-Clarke William Randell Shiraz 2000

Red

Blood red. Ripe fruit. Powerful, dense, long, sweet finish.

UK price:£15.99 LPr

Silver

Thorn-Clarke Shotfire Ridge Shiraz 2001

Red

Ripe raspberry with attractive oak balance. Strong blackberry/raspberry flavours, well-balanced tannins. 2–5 years.

UK price:£10.99 LPr

Bronze

Tiefenbrunner Chardonnay Linticlarus 2000

White

Fresh, lemony, with acidic undertones. Rich, oaked, plenty of body. Drink now.

Bronze

Tiefenbrunner Cuvée Linticlarus, Cabernet-Merlot 2001

Red

Attractively herbaceous. Typical Alto Adige Cabernet. Big, round, full, good balance.

Bronze

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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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

Silver

Tower Estate Shiraz 2002

Red

Mid red. Loads of charry oak. Mid weight, complex, earthy, smoky.

US price:$35.00 Thurston Wines 001 714 734 5702

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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

Commended

Treana Mer Soleil Vineyard 2001

White

US price:$25.00

Bronze

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

Silver

Trefethen Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

Red

Dark pretty colour. Blackcurrant, beets, raspberry jam, lead pencil, chocolate. Sweet, round, appealing, noteworthy, interesting, finesse. Drink now.

US price:$40.00

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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.

Commended

Trinchero Family Estates Trinchero Family Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2003

White

Commended

Trinchero Family Estates Trinchero Family Selection Chardonnay 2002

White

Commended

Trinchero Family Estates Trinchero Family Selection Merlot 2002

Red

Commended

Trinchero Family Estates Trinchero Family Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Red

Bronze

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

Commended

Trinity Hill Chardonnay, Gimblett Road, Gimblett Gravels 2002

White

UK price:£12.00 CWi, Bth, Alx, LPr, Man

US price:$25.00 Pacific Vine Int California 707 935 6854

Commended

Trinity Hill Syrah, Gimblett Road, Gimblett Gravels 2001

Red

UK price:£12.00 CWi, Bth, Alx, LPr, Man

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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

Commended

Umani Ronchi Plenio 2001

White

UK price:£10.49 EnW

Commended

Umathum Frauenkirchner Haideboden 2002

Red

UK price:£12.00 FWW

US price:$18.00

International Sweet White Over £10 Trophy

Umathum Beerenauslese 2002

White

Golden amber. Lovely nose of acacia honey, jasmine and peaches. Very sweet and luscious with a structured acidity, balanced with elegance and a very long complex finish. Up to 20 years.

UK price:£12.00 FWW

US price:$18.00

Commended

Umberto Cesari Tauleto, Sangiovese 2000

Red

UK price:£26.99 Cve, FFW

US price:$39.99 Costco Whole Foods, Bierrys-Chicargo, Sarm's Chicargo

Silver

Umberto Cesari Liano, Sangiovese Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Red

Minty oak – classic Sangiovese. Sweet, ripe, firm, bashful – dense, compact, spicy, long, harmonious. 3 years.

UK price:£15.49 Wno, You, Plo

US price:$21.99 Costco Whole Foods, Bierrys-Chicargo, Sarm's Chicargo

Bronze

Union Champagne De Saint Gall Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru NV

White

Light straw. Evolution. Elegant fruit and balance. Charm.

Bronze

Union Champagne De Saint Gall Premier Cru 1998

White

Bright yellow. Chardonnay. Clean, foamy, creamy, elegant, crisp.

UK price:£19.99 M&S

Bronze

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.

Bronze

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

Commended

Union Champagne De Saint Gall Blanc de Blancs, 1er Cru, Brut NV

White

UK price:£18.99 M&S

Commended

Union Champagne De Saint Gall Tradition, Brut NV

White

UK price:£18.99 M&S

Silver

Union Champagne De Saint Gall, Brut NV

White

Rich, yellow. Ripe, full fruit tones. Still young. Strong acidity.

UK price:£18.99 M&S

Commended

Union de Cosecheros de Labastida Manuel Quintano 1998

Red

UK price:£19.99 Lai

Commended

Union de Cosecheros De Labastida Castillo Labastida 1997

Red

UK price:£10.99 Lai

Bronze

Union de Producteurs de Saint-Emilion Galius 2000

Red

Ripe, mature cassis fruit. Well balanced in a chewy old-fashioned style. 2–5 years.

Gold

Union de Producteurs de Saint-Emilion Aurelius 2000

Red

Rich, sweet, toasty, roasted. Impressive, high acidity, big mouthful. Plenty beneath too. Very young at the moment. 2–10 years.

Bronze

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

Commended

Valdivieso Merlot 2003

Red

Silver

Valdivieso Reserve Chardonnay 2002

White

Good elegant weight. Leesy and mineral finish, find this very promising, not too hot, subtle.

UK price:£12.99 Sai,Tes,Bib

US price:$12.99 Laird & Company

Silver

Valdivieso Caballo Loco Nº7 NV

Red

Coconut, liquorice, opulent aroma. Elegant wine, well balanced coffee, tobacco, cassis notes. French style. Very long.

Bronze

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

Silver

Vallegre, Vinitos do Porto Vista Alegre 2001

Red

Very deep opaque. Closed, dense. Very long, intense, fruity. Quite a four-square wine, but this has lovely fruit and firm tannins.

Bronze

Valpanera Rosso Alma 2001

Red

Warm, vegetal, raspberry. Good warm raspberry tarte, a bit of wood. Drink now.

Commended

Valpanera S.A.S Refosco Dal Peduncolo Rosso Riserva 2001

Red

Bronze

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

Regional South of Italy Red Over £10 Trophy

Vesevo Vesevo 1998

Red

Deep black purple colour. Black stone fruits washed with fudgy vanilla oak. Palate full, well structured, elegant, powerful wine with cherry confit, sweet chocolate, vanilla. Young and vibrant, huge potential. 2–5 years.

Commended

Victor Brut NV

White

UK price:£16.99 Unw, Sai

Silver

Vidal Estate Reserve Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

Red

Classic plummy Merlot on nose. Very generous fruit. Excellent grip. Reasonable length. Good. Elegant and stylish without being over oaked. Up to 5 years.

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

Commended

Vigna Rionda-Massolino Gisep' 2000

Red

UK price:£19.95 Lib

Silver

Vigna Rionda-Massolino Vigna Rionda, Riserva 1997

Red

Tan. Acidity. Very old fruit. Some coffee and spice together with sweet fruit, bitter chocolate on fruits, good length.

UK price:£47.50 Lib

Bronze

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

Commended

Vigneti Villabella Terre di Cavaion 2001

Red

UK price:£10.99 EnW

US price:$13.00 Siena Imports San Francisco

Commended

Vigneti Villabella Fracastoro 1999

Red

Bronze

Vignobles Andre Lurton Divinus de Château Bonnet 2001

Red

Ripe fruit, more maturity and softness than expected. Very mature style.

Bronze

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.

Bronze

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.

Commended

Villa Branca Villa Branca 2000

Red

UK price:£12.50 Fie

US price:$20.00 Bartolomeo Pro Imports

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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)

Commended

Villa La Ripa Tiratari 2000

Red

Bronze

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

Silver

Villa Maria Reserve Clifford Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2003

White

Pale. Very grassy and herbaceous. Ripe, clean and correct. Very intense. Lifted and correct with a touch of minerality. Balanced and concentrated on end. Long. Drink now.

UK price:£11.99 Odd

US price:$22.00 Vineyard Brands Inc Tel : 001 205 980 8802

Silver

Villa Maria Single Vineyard Seddon Sauvignon Blanc 2003

White

Lemon. Muted nose, green bean. Grassy attack, round fruit palate, with good concentration and pungency. Classic. Drink now.

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

Silver

Villa Maria Single Vineyard Fletcher Chardonnay 2002

White

Quite muted and restrained but with good underlying richness. Fresh and balanced with plenty of ripe fruit. Excellent acid balance. Very long. Benchmark. Up to 2 years.

UK price:£12.99 Wmb, VII, Luv, DBy, Fah

Silver

Villa Maria Villa Maria Reserve Pinot Noir 2002

Red

Deep purple tone. Spicy, hint of leafiness. Quite fresh attack with rich supporting fruit, good varietal definition and hints of complexity. Up to 5 years.

UK price:£14.99 Wai, DBy, You, Wmb, Luv

Bronze

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

Gold

Villa Terlina Monsicuro 2000

Red

Violets, roses, intense fruit. Good rounded wine, soft fruity, very nicely balanced, chewy, slightly spicy. Drink now.

Commended

Villa Trasqua Villa Trasqua 2000

Red

US price:$25.00 Small Vineyards (+1 206 9336767)

Commended

Villiera Wines Monro 2001

Red

UK price:£12.99 No retailer listed

US price:$32.67 Fairest Cape Beverages (714 664 0320)

Silver

Viña Carmen Wine Maker's Reserve Chardonnay 2003

White

Creamy oak and ripe fruit. Acid just a bit aggressive. Good use of malo for flavour enhancement. Perhaps too young. But effective. Up to 4 years.

UK price:£10.95 StG

Regional Chilean Red Single Varietal Over £10 Trophy

Viña Casa Rivas Gran Reserva Carmenère 2002

Red

Clear green pepper, ripe dark fruit, attractive and fresh. Fresh, crunchy black fruit, good firm tannin, well-integrated acid – well made, for pure Carmenère.

UK price:£10.99 AND

Commended

Viña Casa Tamaya Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2002

Red

US price:$17.99 Great Wine International

Silver

Viña Cono Sur 20 Barrels Chardonnay 2002

White

Elegant barley sugar, apple crumble - restrained. Crisp appley attack. Elegant vanilla citrus notes on the long aftertaste.

UK price:£14.99 Wes

Silver

Viña Cono Sur Ocio Pinot Noir 2002

Red

Deep colour for a Pinot. Very toasty style but attractive, brambly fruit too. Attractive and complex layered, good structure of fruit, oak spice, braod, perhaps lacks bit of elegance, quite loud but good. Big style.

UK price:£29.99 WSo

Silver

Viña Cono Sur 20 Barrels Merlot 2002

Red

Ripish berry black fruit. Pure fruit and oak .Firm cassis, Eucalyptus. Refreshing, intense, pleasant.

UK price:£14.99 Maj

US price:$22.95 Banfi Vintners 01800 645 6511

Bronze

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

Silver

Viña Echeverria Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1999

Red

Spicy, elegant aged fruit nose. Complex, inviting, touch of leather and cassis fruit. Spicy, chunky palate. Needs food.

UK price:£10.49 You, Hns, Plo

Gold

Viña La Rosa La Capitana Merlot, Barrel Reserve 2003

Red

Very inky. Opulent, complex, luscious aroma. Silky tannins, ripe, well integrated – coconut chocolate/liquorice finish. Will age well

US price:$12.00 USSWS

Silver

Viña Seña 2001

Red

Inky. Band-aid and Savlon nose. Crisp fruit, plenty of weight but heavy. Elegant French style/oak. Crowd pleaser.

UK price:£45.00 Sel, Har, Wmb, VII, Luv

Silver

Viña Seña 2000

Red

Mute aroma with blackcurrant notes and vanilla. Smooth attack. Elegant, restrained on middle palate. Very long aftertaste.

UK price:£45.00 Sel, Har, Wmb, VII, Luv

US price:$70.00 Robert Mondavi Imports Tel: +1 707 226 1395

Silver

Viña Tarapacá Zavala 1998

Red

Very elegant, spicy, dried and fresh fruit. Good weight, elegant, firm tannin, spicy and fresh, still fruit is fresh and juicy, good spicy length.

Silver

Viñas del Vero Blecua 2001

Red

Deep red. Very attractive. Well structured. Plenty of backbone. Tobacco box. Great length. 2–5 years.

UK price:£49.99 No retailer listed

US price:$80.00 Sr Andres Blazquez 001 908 534 8946

Bronze

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

Bronze

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

Commended

Vincenzo Toffoli Passito di Refrontolo 2001

Red

UK price:£17.50 CIm

Silver

Viñedos y Bodegas Dominio de Tares SA Bembibre 2002

Red

A bit shy, spicy, white pepper, smooth cedar, elegant oats, vanilla, a bit of boot. Dark fruit. Dry. Well-integrated tannins, medium-high alcohol, full bodied but restrained and elegant style. Very intense fruit. Very long finish. 5–10 years.

US price:$44.99 Classical Wines

Bronze

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

Commended

Vineland Estates Winery St Urban Riesling 2002

White

UK price:£16.59 No retailer listed

US price:$30.00 Colony Liquor+Wines distributors (845) 338 2740

Silver

Vitivinicola Cremaschi Furlotti Vénere 2001

Red

Turksih delight nose. Rich, French-style fruit in a lower key. Fresh tannins, longish.

UK price:£15.00 Haw

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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

Commended

W&J Graham Sainsbury's NV

Red

UK price:£10.99 Sai

Silver

W&J Graham Graham's Six Grapes Unfiltered NV

Red

Great deep ruby. Very sweet nose – loads of black fruit behind it. Big, sweet, full-bodied ruby. Lovely and clean with maturity and structure.

UK price:£12.99 Odd, Bls, WIE, BBR, MCC

Silver

W&J Graham Graham's Malvedos 1995

Red

Fine caramel notes, touch of heat in the centre. Green bitter note on finish.

UK price:£29.99 Sai, Odd, WIE, NIC, BNT

Silver

Waipara Hills Botrytis Riesling 2003

White

Pale lemon. Unctuous nose – very sweet and very toffee like. Apricots, honey and honey blossom. Very sweet and unctuous; delicious and concentrated; apricots, limes, honey with some good acidity. Some toffee notes. Delicious! Up to 5 years.

UK price:£14.00 HoT

US price:$24.99

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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

Commended

Wakefield Estate St Andrews Shiraz 2000

Red

UK price:£21.49 Stf, Lai, STW

Silver

Wakefield Estate St Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 1998

Red

Good fresh, classy nose. Fruit quite ripe, almost baked, but good rich mulberry and dark cherry fruit quality with fine tannins and acidity.

UK price:£21.49 Stf, Lai, STW

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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

Silver

Warre's 1994

Red

Firm brick edge. Closed nose. Good depth and weight, chewy tannins and fruit. Soft with some spice.

UK price:£15.99 Sai, Asd, Saf, Wai, Tes

Silver

Watershed Premium Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2002

Red

Oaky flat nose. Good long fruit palate. Long with good tannins. 2–7 years.

UK price:£12.99 Orb

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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

Commended

Weingut Hans Wirsching Iphofer Kronsberg Scheurede Spätlese Trocken 2003

White

UK price:£13.58 WBn

Gold

Weingut Hans Wirsching Iphofer Julius-Echter-Berg Rieslaner Beerenauslese 2002

White

Sweet limey citrus nose, hints of honey and hint of botrytis. Lovely clean, fresh, pure fruit, soft, peachy flavours, lovely trace of acidity, lovely weight, with intensity. Delicious long finish. 5–10

UK price:£48.00 WBn

Commended

Weingut Johann Donabaum Grüner Veltliner Berglage Loiben 2003

White

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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

Silver

Weingut Jurtschitsch Sonnhof Riesling Heiligenstein Reserve 2002

White

Pale greeny yellow. Touch of botrytis gives a bit of honey. 5–10 years.

UK price:£21.75 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

Silver

Weingut SA Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett 2002

White

Light green lime colour. Reserved minerally nose. Long, vibrant, structured fruit, very good intensity, nice balance, good structure. Lovely vibrant acidity, with a hint of creaminess. Very good length. 5–10 years.

UK price:£12.49 AWi

US price:$19.99 Weinbauer inc, Chicago

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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

Regional North America Bordeaux Varietal Over £10 Trophy

Whitehall Lane Winery Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Red

Very deep red; sweet, ripe, glossy nose. A touch of herbs but not green; rich attack, not soupy. Well structured for ageing. Exciting, elegant and long.

US price:$70.00

Silver

Willow Creek Vineyard Tulum Chardonnay 2001

White

Golden. Ripe oak and complete fruit focus. Rich, fine style. Well balanced – seamless. Drink now.

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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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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

Silver

Wither Hills Pinot Noir 2002

Red

Deep ruby. Tar, tobacco. Spicy black cherry fruit. Full, complex, juicy. Well structured and long. Potential for ageing. Attractive fruit concentration. Oak needs time to soften. Up to 5 years.

UK price:£13.99 Wai

Silver

Wittmann Kirchspiel, Westhofen, Riesling Trocken 2002

White

Deep yellow green. Good, natural, very pronounced. Dry, full, great fruit – grapefruit. Quite fine. Long spirit. 2–5 years.

UK price:£20.10 WBn

Silver

Wittmann Westhofener Aulerde, Riesling Auslese 2003

White

Lime green. Very reserved nose. Very refined fruit and nice acidity, long and fresh. Very clear and pure. Deliciously fresh. 5–10 years.

UK price:£19.10 WBn

Gold

Woodstock The Stocks, Shiraz 2002

Red

Purple tints. Big, meaty, chunky, earthy, chocolatey, meaty nose. Earthy, rich fruit. Sweet olive. Lovely acidity. Up to 5 years.

UK price:£30.00 Vrt

US price:$40.00 USSWS

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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

Silver

Woodward Canyon Winery Artist Series #10 Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Red

Smooth, rich, forward style, pale, good concentration, some persistence, but the alcohol sticks out. 2–3 years.

US price:$42.00 USWWD; USELOM; USWS; USZ; USMC; USPEND

Silver

Wyndham Estate Show Reserve Cabernet Merlot 1998

Red

Good fragrant berry fruit perfume. Very nice intensity, richness and cassis berry fruit, supple tannins, fleshy fruit, good-quality acidity and very stylish balance.

UK price:£12.99 Saf, Tes

US price:$23.95 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

Commended

Wynns Coonawarra Estate Wynns Michael Shiraz 1998

Red

UK price:£30.03 Maj, P&S

Silver

Wynns Coonawarra Estate John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon 1998

Red

Good depth, youthful. Ripe and cassis with clean leafy fruit. Ripe, firm, rich balanced oak, good length.

UK price:£30.03 Maj, P&S

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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

Commended

Xanadu Normans Chais Clarendon Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Red

UK price:£14.99 PLB

US price:$29.99 Wiliam Grant & Sons 001 732 225 9000

Silver

Xanadu Normans Chais Clarendon Shiraz 2002

Red

Purple/black. Liquorice fruit, good intensity, some spices. Well balanced, fruity tones, clean marzipan, nice length. Up to 2 years.

UK price:£14.99 PLB

US price:$29.99 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

Commended

Yalumba The Virgilius, Viognier 2002

White

UK price:£19.99 Maj, Sel, Har, Wmb, VdV

US price:$40.00 Negociants UK 001 707 259 0993

Gold

Yalumba The Octavius Old Vine Shiraz 2000

Red

Bright. Complex oak and fruit. Rich and full. Very good, very traditional.

UK price:£34.99 Maj, Lay, BBR, F&R, Gdh, Har

US price:$90.00 Negociants UK 001 707 259 0993

Silver

Yalumba Mourvedre Grenache Shiraz 2002

Red

Nice intensity of black fruits and peppers with a touch of oak toast. Full structure, very high alcohol, grainy tannins. Good length. Quite unique style. 1–2 years.

UK price:£14.99 Neg, BWC, F&R, HeC

US price:$32.00 Negociants UK 001 707 259 0993

Silver

Yalumba The Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 1998

Red

Powerful liquorice spice nose. Lots of spicy oak and good rich cassis flavours. Good concentration with stylish balance, tannins and acid.

UK price:£39.99 F&R, Gdh, Wmb, Lay, You

US price:$100.00 Negociants UK 001 707 259 0993

Commended

Yarra Burn Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2002

White

UK price:£47.50 No retailer listed

Silver

Yarra Burn Shiraz Viognier 2002

Red

Powerful aromatic character. Very nice vibrant, voluptuous Shiraz blackberry fruit richness. Succulent tannins, fresh acidity, good richness.

UK price:£12.99 M&S, SWS

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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

Commended

Yering Station Reserve Chardonnay 2002

White

UK price:£24.99 EnW

Silver

Yering Station Reserve Pinot Noir 2002

Red

Good colour. Berry fruit aromas, nice Pinot varietal character, subtle flavours, rich in weight with vanilla oak and nice balance, finish. Good young Pinot.

UK price:£24.99 EnW

Commended

Yvon Mau Exigence 2001

Red

UK price:£13.00 Frx

Silver

Yvon Mau Château du Val d'Or 2000

Red

Well-balanced, rich middleweight with firm, dry tannins, long, fairly complex, ripe, gentle. Good length. Slightly hot.

UK price:£15.99 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

Commended

ZD Wines ZD Pinot Noir 2002

Red

UK price:£55.00 Hsn

US price:$30.00

Silver

ZD Wines ZD Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Red

Opaque inky oak. Ripe, cassis, some capsicum. Sweet, ripe extracted fruit, pale toasty wood that’s integrated, spice, slighty dense fine tannins, good depth and nice length.

UK price:£74.00 Hsn

US price:$40.00

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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