This month's top-scoring Cellar Selection, Editors' Choice and Best Buy.
Here's a look at this issue's top-scoring Cellar Selection, Editors' Choice and Best Buy. For full tasting notes on these and hundreds of other wines, visit our Buying Guide.
|Cellar Selection||98 Clarendon Hills 2004 Astralis Syrah (Clarendon); $325. |
The 2004 is a stunner, yielding up scents of flowers and spice, framed by hints of vanillin oak. It's dense and amply textured in the mouth, packed with wonderfully expressive blackberry and blueberry fruit. A tour de force of Australian winemaking.
|Editors' Choice||96 Dolce 2002 Late Harvest Wine (Napa Valley); $80/375 ml. |
Enormously rich in apricot, tangerine and roasted coconut flavors, with plenty of botrytis notes, the wine was aged in 100-percent new French oak, and oozes in sweet vanilla char and crème brûlée.
90 Alceño 2004 Syrah (Jumilla); $10.
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