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Sep. 10, 2005
ALAIN GRAILLOT Crozes-Hermitage La Guiraude 2003
93 points, $53
Nearly screams New World on the nose, with a torrent of exotic blueberry and blackberry fruit, but a laser of minerality, along with tobacco and tar, define it in the end. Packed with fruit and ripe structure on the superlong finish, and without any hard —James Molesworth
Sep. 09, 2005
DOMAINE DES BAUMARD Coteaux du Layon Clos Ste.-Catherine 2003
93 points, $45
Like biting into a fresh pear, this has pure, clean cut aromas and flavors, with mango, quince, dried pineapple and fig followed by alluring mineral and floral notes on the finish. Long and sweet, but refined and graceful. Drink now through 2015. 400 case —James Molesworth
Sep. 08, 2005
DOMAINE BOIS DE BOURSAN Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée des Félix 2003
94 points, $80
Captivating aromas of hot stones, game and Provençal herbs are followed by a powerhouse palate of black currant, tar, roasted chestnut and bacony toast. Chewy and muscular, this will need cellaring, but has the stuffing and structure to last. Best from 2 —James Molesworth
Sep. 07, 2005
PAUL AUTARD Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée La Côte Ronde 2003
94 points, $60
Beautifully pure blackberry and raspberry fruit is woven with toast, grilled herb and tar flavors, all buttressed with a firm, tannic spine. Concentrated, long, chewy finish opens in the glass to show an elegant side as well. Should age wonderfully. Drink —James Molesworth
Sep. 06, 2005
ACHÁVAL-FERRER Malbec Mendoza Finca Bella Vista 2003
94 points, $85
Terrific nose of pure, driven blue and black fruits with a racy palate of blackberry, boysenberry, graphite, violets and minerals. Silky finish courses with fruit thanks to a riptide of acidity working underneath that keeps it all mouthwateringly fresh. D —James Molesworth
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