Though not a great vintage, '99 produced some outstanding reds nonetheless. No surprise that Latour is one of the top wines of the vintage -- big yet racy. Shows blackberry aromas, with a hint of spice, and is full-bodied, with a solid core of fruit, firm —James Suckling
Amarone offers one of the world's most distinctive flavor profiles, and this offering is worth hunting down. Seductive and gorgeous. Super harmony. Glorious aromas of dried fruit and fruitcake, with hints of coffee and minerals. Full-bodied and thick, wit —James Suckling
Impressive blockbuster red Burgundy. Black-colored, firmly structured, showing an integrity of clean, pure and focused black and red berry character. A bit woody, the oak stands out a bit at this stage. Needs time to soften, but has a long finish. Best fr —Per-Henrik Mansson
From Italy's Veneto region comes this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Big, generous red. Impressive aromas of ripe berries, minerals and toasted oak. Full-bodied, with ripe fruit and smoky flavors. Verges on being jammy, but delicious. Give it tim —James Suckling
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
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