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Incredibly rich and intense, this tastes more like an auslese gold cap, with concentrated apricot, honey and spice notes. Lovely vibrancy, with terrific balance and harmony. Drink now through 2025. 300 cases made. From Germany. —Bruce Sanderson
Firm, dense and concentrated, with two twists of the pepper mill in the bouquet, along with rich wild berry and blackberry fruit that's dark and intense, offering layers complexity and finishing with a long, intense aftertaste. Best from 2006 through 2012 —James Laube
Ripe and rich Barbaresco with loads of velvety tannins, toasted oak and ripe fruit. Full-bodied, round and unctuous. Hard to resist now but will age very well indeed. Best after 2006. 520 cases made. From Piedmont, Italy. —James Suckling
Superrich and concentrated, with a wealth of flavor, stretching out from espresso, huskleberry, currant, leather and beef carpaccio, accented by hints of vanilla, sage and dusty berry, ending with a long, intense, fully tannic aftertaste, but in the end i —James Laube
This is a delicious Syrah, pure, rich, intense and concentrated, with a wonderful core of zesty black cherry, blackberry, wild berry and pretty fresh earth scents. Just when you think the flow of flavors is about to slow down then the light, toasty vanill —James Laube
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