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1973 Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste

Costing just $15 back then, with 12.1% alcohol, and scoring 17 points on the Dionysian scale, the 1973 Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste Saint Gutrons from Pauillac in Bordeaux was beautiful….

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1970 Chateau Saint-Paul Bordeaux

Costing just $4. 82 back then, with 11.5% alcohol, this 49 year-old Bordeaux scored 17 points on the Dionysian scale of a possible 20. The 1970 Grand Vin…

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2008 Chateau Pontac Monplaisir

With 14% alcohol, scoring 15+ points on the Dioinysian scale, and costing about $16, the 2008 Chateau Pontac Monplaisir from Pessac- Leognan, a part of Graves in Bordeaux…

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2010 Chateau Doisy Daene Barsac

This Barsac scored 18+ points on the Dionysian 20-point scale. It cost under $50, has 13.5% alcohol, and was one of the very best dessert wines produced in…

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1982 Chateau Margaux

At $75 back then,  with 12% alcohol, the 1982 Chateau Margaux  scored 17+ points on the 20-point Dionysian scale. The one I had two years ago scored half-a-point…

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1978 Chateau Boyd-Cantenac

Scoring 18 Dionysian points out of 20, this  12% alcohol Bordeaux from  the Margaux village was perfect. The 1978 Chateau Boyd-Cantenac, Grand Cru Classe, is a Third Growth…

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1966 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou

Scoring 19 Dionysian points, the great vintage of 1966 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou listed its alcohol at 11% to 14%,  and now cost hundrends of dollars a bottle, but…

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2000 Chateau Cos d’Estournel

With 13% alcohol, scoring 18 Dionysian points, and costing close to a hundred bucks, the 2000 Chateau Cos d’Eteournel Saint-Estephe Bordeaux is coming into its peak at 18…

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1973 Chateau Lafite Rothschild

Perfectly balanced, red brick in color, leather and spice on the nose, and all from a weak vintage. The 1973 Chateau Lafite Rothschild was begging to be opened….

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1982 Chateau Margaux

Worth over $1,000 now, but was under $90 when bought, and with 13% alcohol, the 1982 Grand Cru Chateau Margaux scored 19.5 points on the Dionysian scale of…