Recent Magazine Reviews

Recent Magazine Reviews are wine, spirit and beer reviews with an issue date since July 28.

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Laurent-Perrier NV Grand Siècle Grande Cuvée Brut Sparkling (Champagne)

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  1. $130
Laurent-Perrier’s prestige cuvée has always been nonvintage, a blending of top wines from top years. It remains an exceptional wine, not quite dry and with a tinge of softness, but so elegant and balanced. This bottling has just the right amount of maturity, hinting at toast while guarding every iota of fruitiness.  — R.V.  (12/1/2014)
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Roederer Estate 2006 L’Ermitage Sparkling (Anderson Valley)

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  1. $48
All the benefits of maturity come through in this deliciously complex flagship sparkling wine of the French-owned estate. It shows very minute, slow-rising bubbles and a beautiful bouquet of ginger, cinnamon, cherry and fresh croissants. The flavors are layered, intricate, subtle but somehow rich. A lush and seemingly soft texture is supported by fresh acidity that…  — J.G.  (12/1/2014)
96
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Joh. Jos. Prüm 2012 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese Goldkap Riesling (Mosel)

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  1. $125
A melange of rose petals, lychee, caramel and honey scent this stunningly aromatic Riesling. It’s unctuously creamy on the palate—silky and rich in sweet grapefruit and mango flavors—but deftly touched with acidity and minerality as well. A masterpiece now, but sure to captivate further from 2020 and beyond.  — A.I.  (12/1/2014)
95
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Quinta do Noval 2012 Vintage Port (Port)

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  1. $100
The dark, almost black color and the wonderful violet aromas set the scene for this complex, dense and textured wine. It has a touch of spice, along with the rich plum and dark berry fruits. While it is rich, it is also a dry style of Vintage, bringing out structure as much as opulence. Drink from 2030.  — R.V.  (12/1/2014)
95
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La Chablisienne 2011 Château Grenouilles Grand Cru Chardonnay (Chablis)

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  1. $95
Château Grenouilles is crafted from a portion of the Grenouilles Grand Cru Vineyard that is wholly owned by La Chablisienne. It produces its flagship wine: dense, powerful and concentrated, with a strong mineral and racy texture. It’s destined for a long life thanks to its woody richness and tight acidity. Drink from 2018.  — R.V.  (12/1/2014)
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Dow's 2012 Quinta Senhora da Ribeira Vintage Port (Port)

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  1. $62
This Port comes from a vineyard across the Douro from Quinta do Vesúvio. It is supremely elegant, with sophisticated black and red fruits that are sustained by a layer of fine, dusty tannins. On the dry side for a Vintage, it has acidity, structure and obviously great potential for aging. Drink from 2025.  — R.V.  (12/1/2014)
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Charles Heidsieck 2005 Brut Millésimé Sparkling (Champagne)

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  1. $125
Still very young, this holds great potential. Rich, full-bodied and densely structured, it is a wine first, sparkling second. Ripe apple and peach flavors partner with a strongly mineral texture. It needs to age more in bottle, so drink from 2016.  — R.V.  (12/1/2014)
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Pol Roger 2004 Extra Cuvée de Réserve Vintage Brut Sparkling (Champagne)

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  1. $114
Just approaching maturity, this rich wine is sumptuous and complex. It has intense fruitiness, with apple and grapefruit flavors that are followed by a tight texture as well as the first signs of toastiness. It has plenty of life yet. Drink now–2024.  — R.V.  (12/1/2014)
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