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Dec. 29, 2000: CHÂTEAU SMITH-HAUT-LAFITTE Pessac-Léognan (94 points, $36)

Another of the outstanding Pessac wines in '98 is the Smith-Haut-Lafitte. This young Bordeaux shows intense aromas of wet earth, stone and berries. It's full-bodied, with super-well-integrated tannins and a long, long finish. Very well made indeed, and mu —James Suckling

Dec. 27, 2000: CHÂTEAU HAUT-BRION Pessac-Léognan (97 points, $198)

Jean Delmas, proprietor of Haut-Brion, has turned in another classic performance in the '98 vintage. Rich and wonderful wine, classic, with loads of vanilla, raspberry and chocolate aromas. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and a long aftertaste of berry, gr —James Suckling

Dec. 25, 2000: GIRARD Napa Valley (92 points, $40)

Girard winery was purchased by Leslie Rudd back in '96, and now Girard wines are a secondary label for Rudd Estate. Winemaker David Ramey is in charge. An intense and vibrant Bordeaux-style blend, offering a pretty array of black cherry, plum, sage, miner —James Laube

Dec. 23, 2000: BABCOCK Syrah Santa Barbara County Black Label Cuvée 1997 (93 points, $40)

Perhaps better known for its Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Babcock has recently added Syrah to its lineup. This '97 is concentrated and very intense, outstanding for its layers of rich, opulent cassis, black cherry, game and perfumed spice. Has wonderful len —James Laube

Dec. 22, 2000: DOMENICO CLERICO Barolo Ciabot Mentin Ginestra (94 points, $62)

Nebbiolo lovers are faced with an embarrassment of riches right now, as Piedmont is enjoying back-to-back vintages of very high quality. Beautiful and powerful. Extremely attractive aromas of licorice, plum and cherry waft from the glass, while this full- —James Suckling

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