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Spectator Selections- Highly Recommended 03/12

Rank Wine Rating Price
1 Château d'Aiguilhe Querre Red Bordeaux Blend Côtes de Castillon (2009)
Comments: This is well-cloaked for now in roasted vanilla and espresso notes ... Best from 2015 through 2030. -JM
Average price: $142.95 from 50 stores
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2 Château Guiraud Sauternes Pre-Arrival (2009)
Comments: This is a bird of a different feather, with an exotic, vibrant aroma of toasted coconut ... Best from 2015 through 2040. -JM
Average price: $84.99 from 207 stores
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3 Pape Clement Bordeaux Blend Wine (2009)
Comments: Rich and muscular, with exotic roasted spice, braised fig and warm raspberry confiture ... Best from 2015 through 2030. -JM
Average price: $178.99 from 62 stores
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4 Château Doisy-Védrines 2e Cru Classé Barsac (2009)
Comments: Richly layered and detailed, but thoroughly mouthwatering, this lets lacy citrus, floral ... Best from 2015 through 2032. -JM
Average price: $44.22 from 75 stores
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5 C. Von Schubert Riesling Qualitatswein Trocken Mosel Maximin Grunhauser (2010)
Comments: Tangy and dry, with lots of apricot tart, tarragon, grapefruit and baked apple flavors ... Best from 2014 through 2024. -KM
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6 Schloss Vollrads Riesling Qualitätswein (2010)
Comments: Very balanced and lively, with well-defined flavors of red peach, melon, baked apple ... Drink now through 2040. -KM
Average price: $29.99 from 6 stores
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7 Barrel 27 Head Honcho Santa Barbara County Syrah (2008)
Comments: For all its peppery, spicy dried berry allure, allied to a tight structure ... Best from 2013 through 2023. -JL
Average price: $24.99 from 2 stores
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