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Olivier Leflaive 2012 Chardonnay (Montrachet)

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The true glory of white Burgundy should always be revealed by Montrachet. This wine, with its wonderful combination of ripe fruits and dense, intense structure, does just that. It has power, a serious intent for aging and a range of delicious fruits. Still young, it is not for early drinking, so wait until 2019.  — R.V.  (12/1/2014)
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Louis Jadot 2012 Les Demoiselles Chardonnay (Chevalier-Montrachet)

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While the wood-aging shows strongly in this young wine, it is already apparent that it is going to be intense, grandiose, opulent while serious. Great citrus layers give a moment of freshness in all this concentration. Green plums, ripe apricots and lemon are all developing, contrasting with the dense, mineral structure. The wine needs long-term aging, dont’ drink…  — R.V.  (12/1/2014)
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Olivier Leflaive 2012 Chardonnay (Chevalier-Montrachet)

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The combination of young fruit and the wood aging are irresistible in this very grand wine. With its ripe yellow fruits laced with lemon and grapefruit, it’s a full and rich wine coming from one of the greatest white wine vineyards in France. Power and intensity are there, allowing the wine to develop slowly over many years. Drink from 2019.  — R.V.  (12/1/2014)
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Blandy's 1998 Colheita Single Harvest Sercial (Madeira)

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This bone-dry, wood-aged Madeira is intense. Acidity vies with the old wood and spice to give a wine that is unique. The long wood aging has not reduced the vibrancy of the wine, leaving a lingering and impressive aftertaste.  — R.V.  (12/1/2014)
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Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils 2012 Clos les Hospices Les Clos Grand Cru Chardonnay (Chablis)

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Bought by Christian Moreau’s great-great-grandfather at the Hospices de Chablis in 1904, this parcel lies within the Grand Cru of Les Clos. It’s a superrich Chablis of great density and concentration. Spice, apricots and intense citrus provide the hallmarks of a wine for long aging. Drink from 2019.  — R.V.  (12/1/2014)
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Olivier Leflaive 2012 Chardonnay (Bâtard-Montrachet)

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The future is considerable for this wine that is so rich, so textured, so full of minerality and gorgeous fruit. All the potential is there, from the steely character and the ripe wood-aging flavors. Intense and dense, the wine will need to age for many years to be at its peak. Don’t even touch before 2019.  — R.V.  (12/1/2014)
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Quinta da Romaneira 2011 Reserva Red (Douro)

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From one of the classic, south-facing Douro quintas, this is a dense, impressive and powerful wine.An elegant element brings out the sophisticated tannic structure as well as the ripe blackberry fruits. With time, this will develop into a concentrated and memorable wine. Drink from 2018.  — R.V.  (12/1/2014)
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Masi 2007 Serego Alighieri Vaio Armaron Red (Amarone della Valpolicella Classico)

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Aged in cherry-wood casks, this opens with earthy aromas of tilled soil, blue flower, leather, black cherry and baking spices. The delicious palate offers plum cake, nutmeg, baked fruit, cocoa and cinnamon alongside velvety-smooth tannins. It’s both elegant and opulent, and while it’s extremely accessible now, it will also age well. Drink 2015–2027.  — K.O.  (12/1/2014)
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