A late-release '00 white Burgundy from a producer with a great track record. Beautiful, incredibly ripe yet very pure and showing lovely mineral character. Some toasted oak, but mostly ripe pear, tropical and lime notes. Full-bodied, it sings on the palat —Per-Henrik Mansson
Now we are talking. Wow. Aromas of licorice, flowers and crushed blackberries. Full-bodied and medium sweet, with lovely smooth, fine tannins and a long, sweet fruit finish. Greatest young Vintage Port of Smith Woodhouse I have ever tasted. Best after 201 —James Suckling
Always one to hold its flagship wine back until ready, Krug has turned out another classic Clos du Mesnil. The '90 offers a seductive mosaic of biscuit, honey and walnut oil leading to baking bread and citrus in this masculine, youthful Champagne. Very ti —Bruce Sanderson
Fabulous nose of crushed raspberries, blackberries and licorice. Full-bodied and velvety, with superclean fruit and a long finish. Beauty. Very harmonious for Fonseca. Best after 2011. 12,500 cases made. Collectible.
A late release from the 1996 vintage, this glorious Champagne is worth stocking. Full-bodied and powerful, with a complex nose of grains, ginger and baking bread that turns to honey, citrus and nuts on the palate as it unfolds. Very firmly structured and —Bruce Sanderson