A late release from the 1996 vintage, this glorious Champagne is worth stocking. Full-bodied and powerful, with a complex nose of grains, ginger and baking bread that turns to honey, citrus and nuts on the palate as it unfolds. Very firmly structured and —Bruce Sanderson
Smells like freshly picked orchids, with loads of ripe, clean fruit. Full-bodied, medium sweet and very powerful and racy. It lasts for minutes on your palate. Yet there's a balance and class to this young vintage Port. This is the greatest glass of Graha —James Suckling
Collectors looking for wines with "2000" on the label should snap up some vintage Port, as it's an outstanding vintage. The 2000 Noval offers fascinating aromas of crushed fruit, tar and wet earth. Turns floral. Full-bodied, medium sweet, with chewy, velv —James Suckling
Intense and sharply focused, a smooth, elegant, graceful style with a silky texture and long, layered display of ripe cherry, blackberry and raspberry tinted fruit. Sufficient fine-grained tannins for cellaring. Drink now through 2008. 252 cases made. Co —James Laube
A collector's item from a winery with a track record for great Cabernet Sauvignon production. The '99 Backus is a rich, deeply concentrated and flavorful wine, with layers of currant, mocha, earth, leather and black cherry. Sharply focused and long and ri —James Laube
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