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Louis Jadot 2012 Pinot Noir (Echézeaux)

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Hugely dense, packed with ripe and generous black fruits, this is already showing its serious side with complex tannins and a dark, brooding texture that also brings out the wood aging. The fruit, a gorgeous array of perfumed black plums and damsons, is developing well, just hinting at future greatness. Drink from 2022.  — R.V.  (12/1/2014)
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Allegrini 2010 Red (Amarone della Valpolicella Classico)

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Boasting an enviable combination of opulence and finesse, this opens with aromas of black plum, vanilla, baking spices and grilled herbs. The rich palate doles out plum cake, black cherry, black pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg alongside smooth, velvety tannins. Gripping intensity holds on through the long finish. Drink through 2025.  — K.O.  (12/1/2014)
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Adelsheim 2012 Winderlea Vineyard Pinot Noir (Dundee Hills)

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Sadly, just 64 cases of the Winderlea were made. With 40-year-old vines production is limited, but what complexity and focus can be found here! The fruit is tight and bright, the acids bring a mix of lemon, lime, orange and pineapple. The wine seems to romp and cavort across the tongue, with a mélange of ripe berries, chocolate and coffee. If you can keep your…  — P.G.  (12/1/2014)
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Pascal Bouchard 2012 Les Clos Grand Cru Chardonnay (Chablis)

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This grandest of the Chablis Grand Crus is giving very little at this early stage in its development. It’s a serious and powerful wine, with rich fruits still dominated by steely acidity. Wait until 2019 and it will be a powerhouse of complex, ripe and structured flavors.  — R.V.  (12/1/2014)
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Luis Pato 2010 Vinha Barrosa Baga (Beiras)

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Beautifully perfumed, this is full of ripe tannins and generous fruitiness. From a single vineyard with old vines, the wine is structured, dense and so concentrated. It shows how Baga can develop when handled by a master, with its black plum fruits and great future. Drink now, but the wine will continue to develop at least until 2017.  — R.V.  (12/1/2014)
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Speri 2010 Vigneto Monte Sant’Urbano Red (Amarone della Valpolicella Classico)

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From one of Valpolicella’s storied estates, this single-vineyard Amarone combines structure and elegance. It seamlessly weaves together intense sensations of crushed black plum, blackberry, black pepper, cinnamon, tilled earth and leather. Balanced with fresh acidity and velvety tannins, it boasts an extraordinarily smooth texture. Drink 2015–2025.  — K.O.  (12/1/2014)
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Bacalhôa Wines of Portugal 2009 Palácio de Bacalhôa Red (Península de Setúbal)

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The top red from the Bacalhôa vineyard, this is monumentally rich and ripe with the smoothest texture, hints of maturity as well as red fruits and rounding wood-aging flavors. It’s opulent and still merits some aging. Drink ideally from 2017.  — R.V.  (12/1/2014)
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Quinta de Lemos 2009 Touriga Nacional (Dão)

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Originally from the Dão region, Portugal’s oldest wine area, Touriga Nacional still produces some of its best wines in its home base. This powerful wine is a fine example of what Celso de Lemos set out to do when he set up the 62-acre estate. This wine has black fruits, dark tannins, a light perfumed character and considerable potential. Powered by its structure…  — R.V.  (12/1/2014)
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