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This wine is made from a vineyard just a stone's throw away from Casa Lapostolle's Clos Apalta, yet it's totally different in style. This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot is a racy and pure red, with cassis, suave smoke, mineral and —James Molesworth
This first-growth is the wine of the vintage in '99. Complex aromas of blackberries, tobacco, spices and black licorice are alluring in this full-bodied claret, with a solid core of fruit and silky tannins. Long, caressing finish. Superfine, well-structur —James Suckling
This Chardonnay and Grechetto blend is currently one of the best dry whites from Italy. It offers complex aromas of cream, toasted oak, apple and minerals and is full-bodied, thick and rich, with loads of fruit enhanced by full-throttle wood. Drink now th —James Suckling
The '99 Léoville Las Cases is a warm and exciting wine from a slightly frigid vintage. Black ruby in color. Rich and powerful on the nose, with loads of currant, smoke and tobacco. Full-bodied and silky, polished and long -- very pretty indeed. Best afte —James Suckling
Living up to its first-growth status, Margaux turned out a fine '99. It's a tight and silky red, with lots to offer -- currant, tobacco and cherry character, medium to full body, fine tannins and a long, long finish. Just needs time. Best after 2006. 16,6 —James Suckling
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