Australia's best-known collectible wine has turned in a powerful, aristocratic and impressive performance in the just released '98 vintage. It gathers up its flavors and lets them hang on and on and on while the finish lingers. The range starts with black —Harvey Steiman
From Alsace's most celebrated producers comes this classic late-harvest wine. A concentrated nectar exuding honey, caramel, apricot and orange peel aromas and flavors that orbit around a core of bright acidity. Seamless in texture and structure, with a ca —Bruce Sanderson
Filling out the trio of Guigal's "La La" wines is the '99 La Landonne. Elegant and racy yet thick-textured, with ripe tannins melting on the palate. First whiff gives mocha-scented oak and chocolate, but then, in the mouth, the ripe but refined blackberry —Per-Henrik Mansson
Another of Guigal's "La La" trio, the '99 La Mouline is sensational. Great opulence in this full-textured, rich and ripe red. Layered with mocha, tobacco, blackberries. Supple tannins caress the palate. Long and sweet finish. All the more complex for the —Per-Henrik Mansson
The luxury cuvée from Beaucastel is a classic in the '00 vintage. A seducer, this Old World blockbuster dazzles with its class. Ultrarich, pitch-black, it remains elegant and refined despite its monster structure, but it's open-knit, delivering earthy, m —Per-Henrik Mansson
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