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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…

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95 points Tim Atkin, MW: (12.5%) Sold as a Crianza, but worthy of Gran Reserva status, this is one of the world's greatest value whites. Always made with 100% Viura because it ages better than Malvasía, according to María José López de Heredía, this is wonderfully yeasty, savoury and complex, with… ...
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Lopez de Heredia Rioja Vina Gravonia Crianza Blanco 2009  (#334459)

Other White Wines from Rioja, Spain

95 points Tim Atkin, MW: (12.5%) Sold as a Crianza, but worthy of Gran Reserva status, this is one of the world's greatest value whites. Always made with 100% Viura because it ages better than Malvasía, according to María José López de Heredía, this…

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TA 95
WS 94
JS 94
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97 points Fine Wine Review: Last, the Clos de la Roche is dark and pure with intensity in the nose. The mouth shows dark fruit with intensity and stoniness and some juiciness. There are tannins here, but they are round. A great wine. (Issue #137; 2013) 96+ points John Gilman (View From the Cellar):… ...
FWR 97
WA 94-97
AM 96
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Ponsot Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes 2009  (#309999)

Pinot Noir from Morey-St.-Denis, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France

97 points Fine Wine Review: Last, the Clos de la Roche is dark and pure with intensity in the nose. The mouth shows dark fruit with intensity and stoniness and some juiciness. There are tannins here, but they are round. A great wine. (Issue #137;…

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AM 96
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95 points James Suckling: Very chalky, oyster shell aromas and chardonnay’s signature, fine citrus fruit leading the way on the nose in restrained style. The palate has the same, intense, chalky, oyster-shell flavors. Very minerally with fresh, bready pastry and a long, dry finish. Could use some… ...
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WA 94
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Geoffroy/Rene Brut Champagne Volupte 1er Cru 2009  (#333141)

Vintage Sparkling Wine from Vallée de la Marne, Champagne, France

95 points James Suckling: Very chalky, oyster shell aromas and chardonnay’s signature, fine citrus fruit leading the way on the nose in restrained style. The palate has the same, intense, chalky, oyster-shell flavors. Very minerally with fresh,…

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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…

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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…

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WS 96
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JS 96
97 points Jeb Dunnuck: The 2009 Le Desir is mostly Cabernet Franc and is another wine drinking beautifully today. Classic cassis and dark fruits as well as notes of bay leaf, sandalwood, and spice all flow to a full-bodied, elegant, concentrated red that has fine tannins, perfect balance, and one… ...
JD 97
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AG 94
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Verite Le Desir Sonoma County 2009  (#317438)

Cabernet/Bordeaux Blends from Sonoma County, California

97 points Jeb Dunnuck: The 2009 Le Desir is mostly Cabernet Franc and is another wine drinking beautifully today. Classic cassis and dark fruits as well as notes of bay leaf, sandalwood, and spice all flow to a full-bodied, elegant, concentrated red…

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JD 97
IWC 96
AG 94
97 points The World of Fine Wine: Laurent Champs describes this as 'the highest quality we can make today,' and I wouldn't argue. It's from a single vineyard of 60-year-old vines, 80 percent Chardonnay and 20 percent Pinot Noir. It spends ten months in one- to three-year-old barriques, and seven… ...
WFW 97
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Vilmart Brut Champagne Coeur de Cuvee 1er Cru 2009  (#333157)

Vintage Sparkling Wine from Montagne de Reims, Champagne, France

97 points The World of Fine Wine: Laurent Champs describes this as 'the highest quality we can make today,' and I wouldn't argue. It's from a single vineyard of 60-year-old vines, 80 percent Chardonnay and 20 percent Pinot Noir. It spends ten months…

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WFW 97
AG 94
WS 93
95+ points Ian D'Agata (Vinous): Fully saturated inky ruby. Superb nuance and lift to the aromas of raspberry, kirsch, violet, licorice pastille and sweet spices. Wonderfully sappy and energetic in the mouth, with outstanding energy and lift to its red and darker fruit, floral and mineral flavors.… ...
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WS 94
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Bussola Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Vigneto Alto TB 2009  (#332954)

Other Red Blends from Veneto, Italy

95+ points Ian D'Agata (Vinous): Fully saturated inky ruby. Superb nuance and lift to the aromas of raspberry, kirsch, violet, licorice pastille and sweet spices. Wonderfully sappy and energetic in the mouth, with outstanding energy and lift to its…

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93 points Tim Atkin, MW: (13%) 'We don’t want people to notice the vintage variation,' says Maria-José López de Heredia, but notice it they will in the switch from cool 2008 to much more Mediterranean 2009. This savoury, spicy blend of Tempranillo with 20% Garnacha and 5% each of Mazuelo and… ...
TA 93
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WA 92
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Lopez de Heredia Rioja Vina Cubillo Crianza 2009  (#701944)

Tempranillo/Tinto Fino from Rioja, Spain

93 points Tim Atkin, MW: (13%) 'We don’t want people to notice the vintage variation,' says Maria-José López de Heredia, but notice it they will in the switch from cool 2008 to much more Mediterranean 2009. This savoury, spicy blend of Tempranillo…

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TA 93
JS 93
WA 92
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'Outstanding'/94 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): Discreet wood is almost lost on the densely fruited, closed and brooding nose of ripe red berry fruit liqueur, warm earth and anise... excellent freshness and verve to the big-bodied and concentrated flavors that despite the impressive size and… ...
AM 94
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Gaunoux/Michel Pommard 1er cru Grands Epenots 2009  (#313701)

Pinot Noir from Pommard, Côtes de Beaune, Burgundy, France

'Outstanding'/94 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): Discreet wood is almost lost on the densely fruited, closed and brooding nose of ripe red berry fruit liqueur, warm earth and anise... excellent freshness and verve to the big-bodied and concentrated…

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96 points James Suckling: This shows the ripeness and intensity of the vintage with truffles and hints of tea. Full body, layered and beautiful. Flavorful finish. Drink now or hold. (7/25/17) ...
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Muga Rioja Prado Enea Gran Reserva 2009  (#333782)

Tempranillo/Tinto Fino from Spain

96 points James Suckling: This shows the ripeness and intensity of the vintage with truffles and hints of tea. Full body, layered and beautiful. Flavorful finish. Drink now or hold. (7/25/17)

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