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Sep. 27, 2005
TAUPENOT-MERME Mazoyères-Chambertin 2003
92 points, $130
Lovely fruit here, showing black cherry, plum, earth and licorice notes, supported by a firm spine of tannins. Less opulent than its peers, with a vibrant structure and dense texture, this will be a struggle between the tannins and fruit in the end. Best —Bruce Sanderson
Sep. 26, 2005
DOMAINE ST.-PRÉFERT Châteauneuf-du-Pape Auguste Favier Réserve 2003
92 points, $52
Perfumy style, with elegant red and black cherry, raspberry and spice flavors shaded by mineral, floral and toast hints. Long, supple finish is atypical for '03. Still, don't be fooled-there's stuffing here for cellaring too. Drink now through 2015. Taste —James Molesworth
Sep. 24, 2005
SEAVEY Merlot Napa Valley 2002
92 points, $36
Wonderful structure, with firm, ripe tannins wrapped around a generous, concentrated core of vibrant currant, cola, wild berry and spicy anise notes that are deep and concentrated, with a long, intense, focused finish. Best from 2006 through 2012. 500 cas —James Laube
Sep. 23, 2005
CHÂTEAU PIERRE-BISE Quarts de Chaume 2003
92 points, $32/500ml
This combines power and grace, with candied orange and ginger, maple and brown butter notes riding atop a vibrant minerally spine. Then everything cascades together on the lengthy finish. Drink now through 2013. —James Molesworth
Sep. 22, 2005
BODEGA NORTON Perdriel Single Vineyard Mendoza 2002
92 points, $60
Brooding wine, with layers of loam, tar and toast guarding the black currant and plum fruit, with a smoky, grilled meat nuance on the thickly textured finish. Wins on power now, should gain finesse with cellaring. Malbec, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Dr —James Molesworth
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