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96 points and 'Top 100 Wine of 2012 (#5),' Wine Spectator: This is a bird of a different feather, with an exotic, vibrant aroma of toasted coconut, followed by an almond cream note that gives way to the core of green fig, papaya, Cavaillon melon and honey. There's stunning richness and mouthfeel,… ...
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Guiraud Sauternes 2009  (#332945)

Dessert Wine from Sauternes/Barsac, Left Bank, Bordeaux, France

[ 96 points and 'Top 100 Wine of 2012 (#5),' Wine Spectator: This is a bird of a different feather, with an exotic, vibrant aroma of toasted coconut, followed by an almond cream note that gives way to the core of green fig, papaya, Cavaillon melon and honey. There's stunning richness and mouthfeel, with the power to be one of the longer-lived wines of the vintage. Very impressive. Best from 2015 through 2040. (3/31/12) ] 96 points and 'Top 100 Wine of 2012 (#5),' Wine Spectator: This is a bird of a different feather, with an exotic, vibrant aroma of toasted coconut, followed by an almond cream note that gives way to the core of green fig, papaya, Cavaillon melon and…

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98 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): ...one of the greatest wines ever produced from the estate. It has a riveting bouquet of quince, honey, pear and a touch of clarified butter that is beautifully defined, offering scents of yellow flowers... The palate is beautifully balanced with perfectly… ...
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Suduiraut Sauternes 2009  (#332946)

Dessert Wine from Sauternes/Barsac, Left Bank, Bordeaux, France

[ 98 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): ...one of the greatest wines ever produced from the estate. It has a riveting bouquet of quince, honey, pear and a touch of clarified butter that is beautifully defined, offering scents of yellow flowers... The palate is beautifully balanced with perfectly judged acidity and immense purity. The finish offers crisp honey, quince and clementine notes laden with botrytis... It possesses an unerring sense of completeness and composure that is irresistible. Bravo! Drink now-2050. (Feb 2013) ] 98 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): ...one of the greatest wines ever produced from the estate. It has a riveting bouquet of quince, honey, pear and a touch of clarified butter that is beautifully defined, offering scents of yellow flowers... The…

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WA 98
WE 96
WS 96
91-94 points Stephen Tanzer (International Wine Cellar): Saturated medium red. Sappy raspberry and crushed rock on the nose and palate, complicated by notes of spices, herbs, pepper and flowers. Sweet but rocky in the mouth, with excellent concentration and energy. Less sweet and more solid than the… ...
IWC 91-94
JG 93
WS 93
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Clavelier Vosne-Romanee 1er cru Les Beaux Monts 2009  (#312146)

Pinot Noir from Vosne-Romanée, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France

[ 91-94 points Stephen Tanzer (International Wine Cellar): Saturated medium red. Sappy raspberry and crushed rock on the nose and palate, complicated by notes of spices, herbs, pepper and flowers. Sweet but rocky in the mouth, with excellent concentration and energy. Less sweet and more solid than the Brulees, with a very long, rising finish featuring noble tannins. (Jan/Feb 2011) ] 91-94 points Stephen Tanzer (International Wine Cellar): Saturated medium red. Sappy raspberry and crushed rock on the nose and palate, complicated by notes of spices, herbs, pepper and flowers. Sweet but rocky in the mouth, with excellent…

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94 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): ...The deep and complex bouquet wafts from the glass in a riper mix of red and black cherries, spices meats, a fine base of soil, smoke, toasted coconut, allspice, clove and a delicate topnote of cigar wrapper... full-bodied, focused and velvety on the… ...
JG 94
WA 94
DE 91
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Senorio de P. Pecina Rioja Gran Reserva 2009  (#701212)

Tempranillo/Tinto Fino from Rioja, Spain

[ 94 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): ...The deep and complex bouquet wafts from the glass in a riper mix of red and black cherries, spices meats, a fine base of soil, smoke, toasted coconut, allspice, clove and a delicate topnote of cigar wrapper... full-bodied, focused and velvety on the attack, with a lovely core, great focus and grip, modest, seamless tannins and a long, tangy and perfectly balanced finish of excellent complexity and grip... old school Rioja of the highest order... 2018-2045+. (May/Jun 2018) ] 94 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): ...The deep and complex bouquet wafts from the glass in a riper mix of red and black cherries, spices meats, a fine base of soil, smoke, toasted coconut, allspice, clove and a delicate topnote of cigar…

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WA 94
DE 91
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93-95 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): The 2009 Clos Vougeot Cuvee Vieilles Vignes is a deep, opulent wine graced with superb intensity in its dark red fruit, spices, tobacco and licorice. This is a dazzling effort layered with endless fruit and well-articulated aromatics that build impressively… ...
AG 93-95
WA 92-94
AM 91-94
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Ponsot Clos Vougeot Vieilles Vignes 2009  (#316425)

Pinot Noir from Vougeot, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France

[ 93-95 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): The 2009 Clos Vougeot Cuvee Vieilles Vignes is a deep, opulent wine graced with superb intensity in its dark red fruit, spices, tobacco and licorice. This is a dazzling effort layered with endless fruit and well-articulated aromatics that build impressively towards the round, multi-dimensional finish. Anticipated maturity: 2029-2049. (May 2011) ] 93-95 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): The 2009 Clos Vougeot Cuvee Vieilles Vignes is a deep, opulent wine graced with superb intensity in its dark red fruit, spices, tobacco and licorice. This is a dazzling effort layered with endless fruit and well…

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95 points and 'Editors' Choice,' Wine Enthusiast: Combining finesse and structure, this impressive wine opens with fantastic scents of new leather, woodland berry, baking spice and balsamic notes. A blend of Nebbiolo and 15% Vespolina, the enticing palate doles out juicy black cherry, raspberry and… ...
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Le Piane Boca 2009  (#328917)

Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy

[ 95 points and 'Editors' Choice,' Wine Enthusiast: Combining finesse and structure, this impressive wine opens with fantastic scents of new leather, woodland berry, baking spice and balsamic notes. A blend of Nebbiolo and 15% Vespolina, the enticing palate doles out juicy black cherry, raspberry and white pepper framed in firm refined tannins. An energizing mineral note carries the lingering finish. Despite the warm vintage, it still boasts freshness. Drink through 2026. Alcohol 13.5%. (Feb 2017) ] 95 points and 'Editors' Choice,' Wine Enthusiast: Combining finesse and structure, this impressive wine opens with fantastic scents of new leather, woodland berry, baking spice and balsamic notes. A blend of Nebbiolo and 15% Vespolina, the enticing…

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Over the last decade, La Quercia has quietly emerged as one of the most important qualitative wineries in Abruzzo. Antonio Lamona's standout Montepulciano is one of the top wines in its category, and their (non-certified) organic, old-vine, low-yield recipe offers exceptional wines every year. Enter… ...
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La Quercia Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva Colline Teramane 2009  (#331234)

Other Red Wines from Abruzzo, Italy

[ Over the last decade, La Quercia has quietly emerged as one of the most important qualitative wineries in Abruzzo. Antonio Lamona's standout Montepulciano is one of the top wines in its category, and their (non-certified) organic, old-vine, low-yield recipe offers exceptional wines every year. Enter the estate's flagship wine, the Riserva Colline Teramane DOCG. Made from 50 year-old vines and aged in oak for two years, this is an enophile's delight. With notes of cocoa, rhubarb, blackberry and herbs, it has a classic, slightly lush mouthfeel. Arguably the estate's best-ever wine. ] Over the last decade, La Quercia has quietly emerged as one of the most important qualitative wineries in Abruzzo. Antonio Lamona's standout Montepulciano is one of the top wines in its category, and their (non-certified) organic, old-vine, low-yield…

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92 points Wine Spectator: This red has density yet remains fresh and lively. Black cherry, licorice, cigar box and spice flavors mingle over light, firm tannins, fueled by balsamic and orange peel acidity that leaves a juicy, spicy finish. Graceful. Drink now through 2024. (12/15/17) ...
WS 92
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PG 91
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Beronia Rioja Gran Reserva 2009  (#702001)

Tempranillo/Tinto Fino from Rioja, Spain

[ 92 points Wine Spectator: This red has density yet remains fresh and lively. Black cherry, licorice, cigar box and spice flavors mingle over light, firm tannins, fueled by balsamic and orange peel acidity that leaves a juicy, spicy finish. Graceful. Drink now through 2024. (12/15/17) ] 92 points Wine Spectator: This red has density yet remains fresh and lively. Black cherry, licorice, cigar box and spice flavors mingle over light, firm tannins, fueled by balsamic and orange peel acidity that leaves a juicy, spicy finish. Graceful.…

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96 points James Suckling: Very fresh and vivid 2009 with berries, dark spice and hints of walnuts. Full-bodied, reserved and so held back and muscular, but you don t feel the tannins and the strength. A great wine. Give it two or three years. Try in 2020. (8/2/18) ...
JS 96
WA 93
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La Rioja Alta Rioja Vina Ardanza Reserva 2009  (#702056)

Tempranillo/Tinto Fino from Rioja, Spain

[ 96 points James Suckling: Very fresh and vivid 2009 with berries, dark spice and hints of walnuts. Full-bodied, reserved and so held back and muscular, but you don t feel the tannins and the strength. A great wine. Give it two or three years. Try in 2020. (8/2/18) ] 96 points James Suckling: Very fresh and vivid 2009 with berries, dark spice and hints of walnuts. Full-bodied, reserved and so held back and muscular, but you don t feel the tannins and the strength. A great wine. Give it two or three years. Try in…

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96 points Monica Larner (Wine Advocate): ...Amarone hardly gets better than this. This top-shelf wine opens to a midnight black appearance and virtually no light penetration. The bouquet is balanced and complex at the same time and this is no easy feat for a wine made with air-dried grapes. Prune,… ...
WA 96
WS 95
IWR 94
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Masi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Mazzano 2009  (#332708)

Other Red Blends from Veneto, Italy

[ 96 points Monica Larner (Wine Advocate): ...Amarone hardly gets better than this. This top-shelf wine opens to a midnight black appearance and virtually no light penetration. The bouquet is balanced and complex at the same time and this is no easy feat for a wine made with air-dried grapes. Prune, black plum, blackberry confit, smoke, tar and barbecue smoke appear with carefully measured intensity. There is a point of sourness on the finish and the alcohol clocks in a 16%... 2018-2035. (May 2017) ] 96 points Monica Larner (Wine Advocate): ...Amarone hardly gets better than this. This top-shelf wine opens to a midnight black appearance and virtually no light penetration. The bouquet is balanced and complex at the same time and this is no easy…

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WA 96
WS 95
IWR 94
96 points Ian D'Agata (Vinous): Bright red. Precise aromas of crushed red cherry, cinnamon, plum and clove. Suave and pure on the multilayered palate, with floral and sweet spicy elements dominating the ripe rich red cherry and berry flavors. Utterly explosive on the seamless finish, which features… ...
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WS 94
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Bussola Amarone della Valpolicella Classico TB 2009  (#332952)

Other Red Blends from Veneto, Italy

[ 96 points Ian D'Agata (Vinous): Bright red. Precise aromas of crushed red cherry, cinnamon, plum and clove. Suave and pure on the multilayered palate, with floral and sweet spicy elements dominating the ripe rich red cherry and berry flavors. Utterly explosive on the seamless finish, which features outstanding rising length, energy and precision. Already great to drink now, but will undergo a slow development in bottle... Drink: 2017-2030. (May 2017) ] 96 points Ian D'Agata (Vinous): Bright red. Precise aromas of crushed red cherry, cinnamon, plum and clove. Suave and pure on the multilayered palate, with floral and sweet spicy elements dominating the ripe rich red cherry and berry flavors.…

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90 points Wine Spectator: This isn't shy about its toast, with espresso and licorice snap notes leading the way, but there's vibrant acidity driving the sweet plum and fig fruit along, with a good mineral twinge on the finish. Drink now. (3/31/12) ...
WS 90
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Soleil Puisseguin-St.-emilion 2009  (#328653)

Cabernet/Bordeaux Blends from St-Émilion, Right Bank, Bordeaux, France

[ 90 points Wine Spectator: This isn't shy about its toast, with espresso and licorice snap notes leading the way, but there's vibrant acidity driving the sweet plum and fig fruit along, with a good mineral twinge on the finish. Drink now. (3/31/12) ] 90 points Wine Spectator: This isn't shy about its toast, with espresso and licorice snap notes leading the way, but there's vibrant acidity driving the sweet plum and fig fruit along, with a good mineral twinge on the finish. Drink now. (3/31/12)

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