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Spectator Selections- Highly Recommended 03/12

Rank Wine Rating Price
1 Château Canon-la-Gaffelière Gcc St-Emilion Stefan Von Neipperg Bordeaux Saint-Emilion Rouges Français (2009)
Comments: This is well-cloaked for now in roasted vanilla and espresso notes ... Best from 2015 through 2030. -JM
Average price: $130.50 from 14 stores
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2 Château Guiraud Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes (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 121 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: $167.55 from 17 stores
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4 Château Doisy-Vedrines Barsac (2009)
Comments: Richly layered and detailed, but thoroughly mouthwatering, this lets lacy citrus, floral ... Best from 2015 through 2032. -JM
Average price: $38.02 from 4 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 Spätlese (2010)
Comments: Very balanced and lively, with well-defined flavors of red peach, melon, baked apple ... Drink now through 2040. -KM
Average price: $19.19 from 1 store
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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
Previously available for $24.99
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