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Sep. 26, 2005
DOMAINE ST.-PRÉFERT Châteauneuf-du-Pape Auguste Favier Réserve 2003
92 points, $52
Perfumy style, with elegant red and black cherry, raspberry and spice flavors shaded by mineral, floral and toast hints. Long, supple finish is atypical for '03. Still, don't be fooled-there's stuffing here for cellaring too. Drink now through 2015. Taste —James Molesworth
Sep. 24, 2005
SEAVEY Merlot Napa Valley 2002
92 points, $36
Wonderful structure, with firm, ripe tannins wrapped around a generous, concentrated core of vibrant currant, cola, wild berry and spicy anise notes that are deep and concentrated, with a long, intense, focused finish. Best from 2006 through 2012. 500 cas —James Laube
Sep. 23, 2005
CHÂTEAU PIERRE-BISE Quarts de Chaume 2003
92 points, $32/500ml
This combines power and grace, with candied orange and ginger, maple and brown butter notes riding atop a vibrant minerally spine. Then everything cascades together on the lengthy finish. Drink now through 2013. —James Molesworth
Sep. 22, 2005
BODEGA NORTON Perdriel Single Vineyard Mendoza 2002
92 points, $60
Brooding wine, with layers of loam, tar and toast guarding the black currant and plum fruit, with a smoky, grilled meat nuance on the thickly textured finish. Wins on power now, should gain finesse with cellaring. Malbec, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Dr —James Molesworth
Sep. 21, 2005
MARQUIS PHILIPS Shiraz McLaren Vale-Padthaway 9 2003
92 points, $40
Smooth and generous, laden with a range of sweet spices, including cassis and anise, with hints of caramel against ripe plum flavors on the finish. Drink now through 2013. 2,000 cases imported. —Harvey Steiman
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