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All of Guigal's '97 "La La" wines are classics, so those lucky enough to own them can have fun debating which one -- La Turque, La Mouline or La Landonne -- is better over the years to come. La Turque is a gorgeous, silky red that is thickly textured. Ful —Per-Henrik Mansson
This late release '98 red Burgundy is a Pinot Noir of refinement. Fresh and succulent, with lots of sweet fruit, you want to eat it, like you might a bowl of wild raspberries, blackberries and black currants. Medium-bodied and balanced, with distinct toas —Per-Henrik Mansson
The '98s are the best lineup of dessert wines yet from the indefatigable Alois Kracher, with this TBA topping the range. The Grande Cuvée, which combines equal amounts of Welschriesling and Chardonnay is complex and ethereal. Concentrated and thick, yet —Bruce Sanderson
Here's a California Cabernet with a solid track record for quality. An exuberant, robust style, with chunky, chewy, grapey currant, black cherry and blackberry flavors that are intense and focused. Finishes with firm tannins, but they're in check for a mo —James Laube
While the Southern Rhône garnered much of the hype in the excellent '98 vintage, the Northern Rhône had its share of terrific wines as well, particularly in Côte-Rôtie and Hermitage. This is Chave's luxury cuvée of Hermitage, and he uses the old spel —Per-Henrik Mansson
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