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Nov. 18, 2004: BODEGAS EMILIO MORO Ribera del Duero Malleolus de Valderramiro 2002 (94 points, $165)

Like a Ferrari with a teenager behind the wheel, this red shows extraordinary power and class, but youth undermines its focus and control. Its ripe black fruit flavors are enriched by mocha-scented oak and coat the palate, supported by muscular yet well-i —Thomas Matthews

Nov. 17, 2004: PAGO DE LOS CAPELLANES Ribera del Duero El Picón 1999 (95 points, $165)

An impressive marriage of power and elegance. This is a big, bold red with ripe plum and blackberry flavors, and the requisite frame of spicy oak, but it also shows floral, mineral and game flavors, multifaceted and alluring. A world-class wine in the ful —Thomas Matthews

Nov. 16, 2004: BOLLINGER Brut Rosé Champagne Grand Année 1996 (95 points, $166)

Extremely fresh and aromatic, with a veritable spice box of clove and ginger highlighting the berry notes in this sharply-focused, powerful rosé. Grilled nuts and whole-grain bread complete the flavor profile. It goes for muscle over finesse and it works —Bruce Sanderson

Nov. 15, 2004: RUDI SCHULTZ Syrah Stellenbosch 2002 (93 points, $36)

Whoa. This is a loaded wine, with a massive core of blackberry, boysenberry and plum fruit wrapped in a lush, velvety texture. Loads of sweet toast as well, but notes of violets, tar and minerals skitter throughout for added complexity. Then gobs of fruit —James Molesworth

Nov. 13, 2004: BOLLINGER Brut Champagne Special Cuvée NV NV (93 points, $50)

Complex aromas and flavors of rose, grilled nuts, citrus and a gently oxidative note course through this muscular, full-bodied bubbly. Despite its power, there's a gracefulness. The aftertaste combines citrus and spice. Drink now through 2008. From Franc —Bruce Sanderson

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