Chateau de La Tour 2000 Bordeaux ($9.99)
Very dark ruby in color, this wine shows distinct cassis (blackcurrant) aromas with earthy overtones of leather. A bit austere at first, lean, tart fruit flavors are medium-bodied and earthy, consistent with the nose; it opens up a bit with time in the glass and marries well with appropriate food. US Importer: William Grant & Sons, NYC. (Jan 13, 2003)

FOOD MATCH: Excellent with rib eye steaks, demonstrating the truism that rare beef or lamb can improve a young red wine.

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