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  • Apr 15, 2008 at 8:58am
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    Average Price: $10.49

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    Added Apr 15, 2008 at 8:52am
    Tatsted February 2008: Altough too alcoholic (14,5%), this is a very good, rich wine. The key to its quality is that it is unoaked (I have my misgivings about Sauvignon blanc and new oak). However, give it plenty of air, otherwise the alcohol risks to be obtrusive. Drink young.

  • Apr 15, 2008 at 8:36am

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    Nicki's Review:
    Added Apr 15, 2008 at 8:24am
    I bought 5 bottles of Krug's Grande Cuvée (at very interesting 'discount' prices) in 1998 and we drank the last bottle in February 2008. Every bottle was an experience. If well-stored in a cool cellar, this champagne retains its qualities for at least 10 years, even developping additional nuances and finesse with extended bottle age. Its poise, depth and acidity verge on perfection.

  • Apr 15, 2008 at 4:54am
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    Average Price: $31.92

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    Added Apr 15, 2008 at 4:52am
    Tasted March 2008: Healthy colour but thin and undistinguished in the nose and in the mouth and with a dry, tart aftertase. Disappointing. Probably already too old.

  • Apr 14, 2008 at 3:40pm
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    Average Price: $101.71

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    Added Apr 14, 2008 at 3:37pm
    Tasted April 2008: very good colour, rather classic Pauillac nose with ripe flavours of dark fruit but overall elegant, remarkably well-balanced taste with good intensity and body for the vintage and fine aftertase. Grand-Puy Ducasse is known to produce its best wines in poor years, and the 1992 and 1993 are surely better than the 1990. This 1993 bottle is a very pleasant surprise for the vintage. Drink up before the wine fades. (Best before 2010)

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