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2015 Santenay

The 2015 Louis Latour Santenay has 13% alcohol, cost about $22 a bottle, and scored an excellent 16+ points on the Dionysian scale of a possible 20. Latour…

2009 Vacqueyras

At a decade old, the 2009 Lang des Caillous Vacqueyras from the Rhone Valley, scored an excellent 18 Dionysian points out of 20.¬† With 14% alcohol, and costing…

Champagne Mailly

With 12 % alcohol, scoring a fine 17 Dionysian points, and costing under $40, the MV Champagne Mailly Grand Cru has a fine bead, nice toasty notes, and…

2008 La Grande Dame

At 12% alcohol, the 2008 La Grande Dame Brut from Veuve Clicquot scored 19+ Dionysian points from a possible 20. It cost around $165. It has French bread…

2009 Domaine Le Fay D’ Homme

Muscadet should be drunk quite young with seafood, but the 2009 Domaine Le Fay D’Homme Muscadet Serve et Maine scored 15+ Dionysian points, has 12% alcohol, and cost…

Double Mag of 1983 Chateau Gloria

Costing under $80 back then, and scoring 18+ points on the Dionysian Scale of a possible 20, the 1983 Chateau Gloria from St. Julien in Bordeaux¬† had 12.5%…

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…

2006 Drouhin Chablis

The 2006 Joesph Drouhin Domaine de Vaudon Chablis had 12.5% alcohol, cost under $24, and scored a fine 16+ points on the 20-point Dionysian scale. It was straw…

2013 Louis Latour Corton-Charlemagne

Scoring 17+ points, nearly gold, and costing about $100, with 14% alcohol, the 2013 Corton-Charlemagne from Louis Latour, a Grand Cru White Burgundy was filled with apple, mineral,…

2006 Dom Perignon

At $150, with 12.5% alcohol, the 2006 Dom Perignon Champagne produced by Moet Hennessy, scored 19+ points on the 20-point Dionysian scale. Tiny bubbles, crisp citrus laced with…