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December 31, 2016 93 Points - Vanilla and Black Cherries Wine Enthusiast

Always one of New Zealand's top Syrahs, Le Sol delivers again in 2014. It's full-bodied, rich and velvety in texture, with pristine flavors of vanilla and black cherries that ease gently through a long, creamy finish.

— Joe Czerwinski

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December 31, 2016 93 Points - Impressive Red Wine Enthusiast

Wild berry, leather, tobacco, tilled earth, aromatic herb and floral aromas meld together on this impressive red. The full-bodied structured palate delivers black cherry marinated in spirits, dried plum, chocolate and licorice alongside a backbone of firm velvety tannins.

— Kerin O'Keefe

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Michel Redde et Fils Pouilly-Fumé La Moynerie 2014
December 31, 2016 90 Points - Ripe and Round Wine Enthusiast

This wine comes from the producer's home turf in Pouilly. Ripe and round, it shows good potential. Acidity and white fruits are balanced with a touch of minerality.

— Roger Voss

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December 01, 2016 89 Points - Rich, Bright Palate Wine Enthusiast

This fragrant, foaming dessert wine opens with aromas of yellow stone fruit, chopped herb and a floral note of jasmine. The rich, bright palate doles out apricot, yellow peach, grilled sage and candied nectarine zest alongside a delicate mousse and fresh acidity.

— Kerin O'Keefe

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Champagne Taittinger Brut Millésimé 2008
December 01, 2016 97 Points - Impressive Wine Enthusiast

The balance between ripeness and acidity that is the hallmark of this fine vintage is expressed well in this impressive wine. Tangy, with a strong streak of minerality, it is crisp and rich at the same time.

— Roger Voss

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Champagne Taittinger Les Folies de la Marquetterie N/V
December 01, 2016 95 Points - Beautifully Structured Wine Enthusiast

Using grapes from the Taittinger brand's first vineyard at Château de la Marquetterie, this wine is a blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay aged partially in wood. It is rich and beautifully structured, with a sense of ripe fruit as well as the beginnings of maturity. A mineral edge adds to the complexity.

— Roger Voss

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Champagne Taittinger Prélude Grands Crus N/V
December 01, 2016 93 Points - Beautifully Rich Wine Enthusiast

A blend from grand cru vineyards in the Côte des Blancs and the Montagne de Reims, this wine is beautifully rich, densely textured and with a balance of dosage and crisp white fruit that is satisfying.

— Roger Voss

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Champagne Taittinger Brut Millésimé 2009
December 01, 2016 92 Points - Soft and Generous Wine Enthusiast

From a ripe vintage, this soft, generous wine has a good balance between its acidity and its smooth, creamy character.

— Roger Voss

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Taylor Fladgate 1967 Single Harvest Tawny
December 01, 2016 94 Points Wine Enthusiast

This 1967 is part of Taylor Fladgate's regular releases of aged Colheita. It is showing a perfect moment in which the fruit finally passes into old gold maturity.

— Roger Voss

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Champagne Taittinger Brut Millésimé 2008
December 01, 2016 #12/100 - 100 Top Cellar Selections 2016 Wine Enthusiast
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Sequoia Grove Winery Napa Valley Cambium 2012
December 01, 2016 93 Points - Year's Best Cabernet & Blends Wine & Spirits

The fruit is pristine and fresh, fully ripened in its earthy tannins, which lend the structure a stony, gravelly feel. Brisk juniper spice adds detail to the wine’s sense of composure and delicious length of flavor.

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December 01, 2016 94 Points - Glorious Wine & Spirits

A muscular riesling from the volcanic soils of Rangen, this is golden in color and in its super-concentrated flavors of peach. There’s salty warmth to the wine’s distinctive minerality, captured here in a youthfully powerful wine that feels graceful and elegant. It finishes with cool, clean purity of fruit. It’s a pretty glorious 2014.

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Domaine Zind-Humbrecht Pinot Gris Calcaire 2014
December 01, 2016 93 Points - Golden apple Wine & Spirits

Harvested early and fermented dry, this is a formidable, meaty wine that feels saturated with golden apple flavor. Its satisfying richness would match an equally rich roasted turbot with cream and herbs or blanquette de veau.

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Domaine Zind-Humbrecht Riesling Clos Windsbuhl Monopole 2014
December 01, 2016 93 Points - Kaleidoscope of fruit Wine & Spirits

This wine took 15 months to finish fermentation, producing a kaleidoscope of fruit in colors of lemongrass, yellow flowers, pink grapefruit and red berries. The tense, mineral-tinged structure is powerful, yet withheld, keeping a tight focus on the lasting fruit complexity.

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Domaine Zind-Humbrecht Pinot Gris 2014
December 01, 2016 91 Points Wine & Spirits

With its golden honey and yellow flower scents, this starts off bright and sweet, then ends completely dry. It’s a floral pinot gris with pungent richness, delicious with veal schnitzel.

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Domaine Zind-Humbrecht Gewürztraminer 2014
December 01, 2016 91 Points - Grabs you by the lapels Wine & Spirits

It starts off brisk and tight, with bitter melon and grapefruit pith flavors, building intensity with air so it almost grabs you by the lapels and shakes.

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