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Aug. 31, 2005
BODEGAS BALBAS Ribera del Duero Alitus Reserva 1996
92 points, $100
This powerful red shows muscular tannins and a thick, meaty texture. Plum and black cherry flavors are ripe and clean, but struggle to emerge over the tannins. Notes of mineral and game give it a sense of place. It's still amazingly young; hard to predict —Thomas Matthews
Aug. 30, 2005
FLORA SPRINGS Trilogy Napa Valley 2002
92 points, $60
Tightly focused on a rich, vibrant beam of blackberry, wild berry and black cherry, this wine is intense and concentrated, finishing with firm, ripe tannins and a long, intricate aftertaste. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Mal —James Laube
Aug. 29, 2005
DELILLE Chaleur Estate Red Yakima Valley 2002
92 points, $65
Firm, generous and tightly packed with ripe currant, blueberry and gentle spice flavors, lingering against chewy tannins on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2007 through 2015. 1,250 cases made. —Harvey Steiman
Aug. 27, 2005
HENRI ABELÉ Brut Champagne 2003
92 points, $55
A distinctive licorice note pervades this broad, forceful Champagne. It has nut, coffee and citrus accents and is anchored by a firm backbone of acidity. More like a wine with bubbles, it is best paired with food. Drink now through 2015. 100 cases importe —Bruce Sanderson
Aug. 26, 2005
GÉRARD BERTRAND Minervois La Livinière Le Viala 2003
93 points, $65
An extracted, exotic style, with sandalwood and olive aromas and layers of gorgeous red and black fruit flavors. Supple tannins are laced with licorice, smoke and bacon fat notes. Finishes with dark chocolate. The Martha's Vineyard of the Minervois? Carig —Kim Marcus
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