1949 Anjou

The 1949 Moulin Touchais Anjou has 13% alcohol, was bottle number 073, worth $1,000 now, but cost $35 back in 1964, and scored 19+ points on the 20-point…

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2007 Pouilly-Fuisse’

The 2007 Leonard de Saint-Aubin Pouilly-Fuisse’, with 13% alcohol, scored 17 points out of the possible 20 Dionysian points. It cost under $20 back then. At 12 years…

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2015 Elsa Bianchi Torrontes

Scoring a gold 18 Dionysian points on their scale of 20, with 13% alcohol, and costing about $15, the 2015 Elsa Bianchi Torrontes from Mendoza, Argentina, has floral…

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2016 Cabo da Roca

At 13.5% alcohol and scoring 16 points on the Dionysian scale of a possible 20, the 2016 Cabo da Roca  Vinho Tinto (red wine) is f rom the…

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1994 Bernardus Chardonnay

Costing $14  25 years ago, the 1994 Bernardus Chardonnay from Monterey County, California, had 13.3 % alcohol, very specific for back then, was still drinkable last night, but…

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Avantis Roditis 2004

At 15 years old, for a white meant to drink young, the 2004 Avantis Roditis from Beotia in Central Greece, cost about $10, scored 15+ Dionysian points out…

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1994 Ferreira Vintage Porto

With 20.5% alcohol, from an exceptional vintage year, the 1994 Ferreira Vintage Porto scored 19 points on the 20-point Dionysian scale of a possible 20. It cost under…

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2012 Forciano Brunello

The 2012 Forciano Brunello di Montalcino has 15% alcohol (getting too high), cost under $50, and scored 16+ fine points on the 20-point Dionysian scale. Decanted for air,…

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2017 Les Garrrigues Cotes du Rhone

The 2017 Les Garrigues Cotes du Rhone has 13.5% alcohol, cost about $15, and scored 16+ Dionysian points.  It was decanted for air, not sediment. It is still…

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1976 Chateau Romer du Mayot Sauternes

Scoring 19+ points on the Dionysian scale of a possible 20, the 1976 Chateau Romer du Mayot Sauternes was pure gold, both in color and in quality. The…