The list that follows shows a sort of stylistic trend that I tend to favor, at least for three of the five wines. Spicy, rich but not too heavy, complex and not terribly oaky. I have to say that I was torn when compiling these suggestions. Several wines that scored lower than these wines were tough to cut from consideration. They just offered so much pleasure and enjoyment it reminded me, as these things tend to do almost daily, how deceiving and sometimes silly points are when taken out of context. Heck, even in context they’re sometimes silly!
Just a reminder, these are the wines I tasted in 2011 that I most look forward to trying again.
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