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Nov. 04, 2005
LE VIEUX DONJON Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2003
93 points, $45
Hard as nails now, this is packed with ultraripe plum and blackberry fruit all supported by brawny, muscular tannins that romp through a licorice- and tar-filled finish. May be ferocious for some, but those who sock it away in the cellar will be rewarded. —James Molesworth
Nov. 03, 2005
PIERRE USSEGLIO & FILS Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée de mon Aïeul 2003
95 points, $79
Really silky for an '03, with gorgeous raspberry ganache and cassis fruit that glides atop grilled herb, mineral and tar flavors. Long, authoritative finish shows lots of grip and fruit. A powerful yet racy wine. Drink now through 2025. 1,000 cases made. —James Molesworth
Nov. 02, 2005
FÉLICIEN DIFFONTY & FILS Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée du Vatican Sixtine Réserve 2003
95 points, $55
A superb core of blackberry, boysenberry and black currant fruit stands amidst cocoa, mineral, licorice and tar flavors. Densely structured but perfectly ripe, with a long finish that cascades with both fruit and terroir. Awesome for its power and —James Molesworth
Nov. 01, 2005
CLOS DES PAPES Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2003
97 points, $68
Lilting and perfumy, with a grace that belies the vintage, this offers layer upon layer of raspberry, boysenberry, floral, mineral and mocha flavors that glide to a long, silky, refined finish. So seductive, you almost miss how powerful it is--a masterful —James Molesworth
Oct. 31, 2005
DALLA VALLE Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2002
94 points, $100
A tremendous wine—rich, intense and powerful, yet exhibiting wonderful balance and finesse, with a tightly wound core of earthy currant, blackberry, mineral, lead pencil and cedary oak. Despite its considerable size and density, the flavors gush through —James Laube
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