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Sep. 22, 2006
DOMAINE DE LA MORDORÉE Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Reine des Bois 2004
95 points, $135
A powerhouse for the vintage, with loads of blackberry and black currant fruit held at bay by tar, loamy tannins and thick layers of cocoa and coffee. Marvelously balanced despite its weight, with fruit and terroir coursing through the finish. Best —James Molesworth
Sep. 21, 2006
ACHÁVAL-FERRER Finca Mirador Mendoza 2004
94 points, $112
Tightly drawn for now, with the minerality keeping the raspberry and currant fruit at bay. Racy notes of violet, graphite and quinine are followed by a smoky, black tea-infused finish. Lovely, but patience is required. Best from 2007 through 2014. 247 cas —James Molesworth
Sep. 20, 2006
ALLEGRINI Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2001
93 points, $78
A superclean, juicy Amarone, with concentrated dried black fruit and a well-concealed, smooth oak note. Full-bodied, with fine tannins that give the palate an elegant poise and prolong the fruity finish. Classy and refined, with a long finish. Drink now t —James Suckling
Sep. 19, 2006
BODEGA NOEMÍA DE PATAGONIA Río Negro Valley 2004
94 points, $145
Alluring, with beautiful notes of freshly crushed raspberry and blackberry layered with mocha, spice, graphite, incense and mineral notes. Long finish stays riveting thanks to superfine acidity. Malbec. Drink now through 2016. 263 cases made. —James Molesworth
Sep. 18, 2006
ACHÁVAL-FERRER Quimera Mendoza 2004
93 points, $48
Racy, almost piercing, with graphite, violet, mineral and boysenberry notes rushing along fine tannins and acidity. Long finish, but on the tight side for now, so cellar. Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2007 through 2014. —James Molesworth
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