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Less than $15

Nov. 22, 2014: BODEGAS ATALAYA Almansa Laya Old Vines 2013 (87 points, $9)

Cherry compote and blackberry flavors mingle in this fruity red, but refreshing bitter notes of espresso and tar lend balance. Light, firm tannins and fresh acidity lead to a smoky finish. Drink now through 2019. 50,000 cases made. —Thomas Matthews

$15 to $30

Nov. 22, 2014: LOIMER Grüner Veltliner Qualitätswein Trocken Kamptal Lois 2013 (88 points, $16)

A zesty white, with clean and precise flavors of green apple, gooseberry and honeydew melon, accented by hints of anise. Shows plenty of acidity on the crunchy finish. Drink now through 2018. 16,600 cases made. —Kim Marcus

More than $30

Nov. 22, 2014: DISZNÓKÓ´ Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos 2006 (94 points, $49)

Intense and elegant at once, this is smooth, harmonious and vibrant. The citrus pâte de fruit, apple and lemon candy flavors are long and permeating. Terrific focus. Drink now through 2018. 2,144 cases made. —Bruce Sanderson

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