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Dec. 29, 2005
94 points, $83
Floral and perfumed with hints of roses and crushed berries. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long, long finish. Balanced and gorgeous. I always love this wine. Very fine indeed. Best after 2007. 360 cases made. —James Suckling
Dec. 28, 2005
FRANÇOIS VILLARD Condrieu Le Grand Vallon 2003
92 points, $50
Gorgeous nose of fresh cut cantaloupe, with papayalike texture to the star fruit, almond, lemon curd and floral flavors. Long, creamy, elegant finish ripples with fruit and mineral notes. Drink now through 2006. 50 cases imported. —James Molesworth
Dec. 27, 2005
QUINTA DO CRASTO Douro Reserva Old Vines 2003
92 points, $35
Rich red that's like biting into a German chocolate cake. There's a delicate, refined element with meat, mineral, dark plum and cassis. Long, luxuriant finish of chocolate, mocha spice. Best from 2006 through 2010. 4,500 cases made. —Kim Marcus
Dec. 26, 2005
SEQUUM Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Four Soil Melange 2003
92 points, $55
A tremendous effort in a bold, opulent style, with layers of rich, extracted blackberry, currant, kirsch and savory, toasty oak flavors that are bold and potent yet in proportion to the wine. Ample tannins for short-term cellaring. Best from 2007 through —James Laube
Dec. 24, 2005
SYLVAIN CATHIARD Vosne-Romanée 2002
92 points, $60
A bright, focused red, evoking strawberry, cherry and spice aromas and flavors. It's very elegant, yet needs to resolve its firm tannins before all the elements integrate. Fine length, with a sweet fruit and spice aftertaste. Best from 2007 through 2015. —Bruce Sanderson
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