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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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%…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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2006 Paul Jaboulet Cote Rotie

The 13 year old, 2006 Paul Jaboulet Aine Cote Rotie Les Jumelles¬† had 13.5% alcohol, cost $65 then, and worth $95 now, scored 18+ points on the Dionysian…