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Nov. 22, 2004
MAS IGNEUS Priorat Costers 2001
94 points, $76
This is almost too easy to like. Lush blueberry jam and piecrust notes are rich and sweet, enrobed in a plush texture and lingering sweetly on the vanilla-scented finish. It may not satisfy the traditionalists, but the pleasure is hard to deny. Drink now —Thomas Matthews
Nov. 20, 2004
LILBERT FILS Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne NV 2002
92 points, $40
Delicious, if atypical. Exotic tropical fruit and coconut notes mingle with fresh chanterelle and vanilla pastry in this distinctive dry Champagne. It's beautifully balanced, long and expressive, with a mineral note grounding it on the finish. Drink now. —Bruce Sanderson
Nov. 19, 2004
DUVAL-LEROY Brut Champagne 1996
93 points, $42
A beautiful bubbly. Firm, dry and intensely flavored, offering candied berry, vanilla pastry, honey and hazelnut notes wrapped in an elegant frame. It releases the flavors in a well-defined, appealing manner. Fine length and aftertaste. Drink now through —Bruce Sanderson
Nov. 18, 2004
BODEGAS EMILIO MORO Ribera del Duero Malleolus de Valderramiro 2002
94 points, $165
Like a Ferrari with a teenager behind the wheel, this red shows extraordinary power and class, but youth undermines its focus and control. Its ripe black fruit flavors are enriched by mocha-scented oak and coat the palate, supported by muscular yet well-i —Thomas Matthews
Nov. 17, 2004
PAGO DE LOS CAPELLANES Ribera del Duero El Picón 1999
95 points, $165
An impressive marriage of power and elegance. This is a big, bold red with ripe plum and blackberry flavors, and the requisite frame of spicy oak, but it also shows floral, mineral and game flavors, multifaceted and alluring. A world-class wine in the ful —Thomas Matthews
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