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Aug. 27, 2005
HENRI ABELÉ Brut Champagne 2003
92 points, $55
A distinctive licorice note pervades this broad, forceful Champagne. It has nut, coffee and citrus accents and is anchored by a firm backbone of acidity. More like a wine with bubbles, it is best paired with food. Drink now through 2015. 100 cases importe —Bruce Sanderson
Aug. 26, 2005
GÉRARD BERTRAND Minervois La Livinière Le Viala 2003
93 points, $65
An extracted, exotic style, with sandalwood and olive aromas and layers of gorgeous red and black fruit flavors. Supple tannins are laced with licorice, smoke and bacon fat notes. Finishes with dark chocolate. The Martha's Vineyard of the Minervois? Carig —Kim Marcus
Aug. 25, 2005
BOLLINGER Brut Champagne La Grand Année 1997
93 points, $110
Fine depth and complexity in both aromas and flavors. Citrus, ginger, vanilla, whole-grain bread and nut elements combine for a harmonious presentation. Full-bodied, yet sophisticated and lively. A long, luxurious finish. Drink now through 2015. —Bruce Sanderson
Aug. 24, 2005
PAUL HOBBS Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2003
93 points, $40
Effusively fruity, with layers of ripe, rich black cherry and blackberry fruit flavors, it glides across the palate revealing uncommon depth and dimension. The amazing aftertaste keeps offering subtle flavor nuances of perfumed fruit. Drink now through 20 —James Laube
Aug. 23, 2005
KOSTA BROWNE Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2003
93 points, $38
Wonderful intensity, structure and depth of ripe fruit built around a core of intense plum, blackberry and wild berry fruit flavors. Keeps a tight focus through the finish, where the flavors gain complexity and nuance, adding a dash of fresh earth flavors —James Laube
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