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Dec. 12, 2005
FRÉDÉRIC ESMONIN Charmes-Chambertin 2002
92 points, $75
Great intensity here, with cherry, raspberry and spice notes, and the acidity is lively and well-integrated. It has fine length and harmony, with a lingering aftertaste. Best from 2007 through 2012. 40 cases imported. —Bruce Sanderson
Dec. 10, 2005
PIERRE GIMONNET & FILS Brut Chardonnay Champagne Spécial Club 1998
92 points, $62
A refined Champagne, with a silky mousse and focused flavors of grapefruit, hazelnut and flowers. Very pure and well-put together, it glides to a long finish with a fruity aftertaste. Drink now through 2012. —Bruce Sanderson
Dec. 09, 2005
VERAISON Syrah Napa Valley Black Bart Stagecoach Vineyards 2003
92 points, $48
Delicious grapey wild berry, blackberry and boysenberry flavors are pure and focused, supple and elegant, with nuances of pepper, nutmeg and mocha, ending with a long, rich burst of ripe fruit and espresso bean. Drink now through 2009. 613 cases made. —James Laube
Dec. 08, 2005
DUTSCHKE Shiraz Barossa Valley Oscar Semmler 2003
92 points, $60
Dark and juicy, a dense mouthful of berry and spice flavors, picking up an earthy note as the finish persists impressively against ultrafine tannins. Has intense power but it ends up being graceful. Drink now through 2013. 300 cases imported. —Harvey Steiman
Dec. 07, 2005
RENÉ ENGEL Échézeaux 2002
93 points, $110
Crisp and fruit-driven, with a chocolate edge to its cherry and spice notes. The tannins come in on the finish. It's hard to get a sense of the depth here; there's still a lot of oak showing and its tight on the finish. Best from 2008 through 2025. —Bruce Sanderson
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