This late-release '99 white burgundy is worth hunting down. Beautiful, with some wet earth, terroir, slate and crisp character. Very sexy Chardonnay, this is clean and powerful, showing a pure and clean fruit character. Drink now through 2008. Hig —Per-Henrik Mansson
Here's another superb '99 red Burgundy from a domaine that enjoys holdings in some of the region's best vineyards. Nice concentration of fruit and oak complexity. Medium-bodied, with blackberries and toasted and smoky notes. Plenty of toasted oak and choc —Per-Henrik Mansson
Jean-Nicolas Méo has his domaine at the top of the Burgundy hierarchy these days, with this being the top scoring '99 red burgundy out of more than 430 we've reviewed. A powerhouse of a wine. Combines a modern style (some toasted new oak) with pedigreed —Per-Henrik Mansson
From one of Australia's best-known wineries come this high-end offering. Rich and resonant, this is a vibrant red with lovely currant and blackberry flavors on a fine-grained frame, echoing fruit and the merest touch of herb and spice on the round finish. —Harvey Steiman
There's more to Italy than just Tuscany and Piedmont, as this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Aglianico from the Campania region demonstrates. Introduced by beautiful aromas of violets, berries and flowers, with hints of new wood, this modern beau —James Suckling
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