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1981 Chateau De Meursault

The 1981 Chateau De Meursault white Burgundy has 12.5% alcohol, cost  about $19 back then, and scored 17+ Dionysian points on their 20-point scale. Hints of honey and…

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1988 Champagne Krug

Today, Krug cost nearly $200 a bottle, back then it was just $75. It has 12% alcohol, and scored 17+ points on the 20-point Dionysian scale. The 1988…

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2015 Louis Latour Santenay

At 17 points on the Dionysian scale of 20, the 2015 Maison Louis Latour Santenay has 13% alcohol, and cost under $24. Latour is in Beaune in the…

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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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2004 Lelarge Pugeot Champagne

Older Vintage Champagne has unique complexities. The 2004 Lelarge Pugeot Champagne Preminer Cru  from Vrigny in the Champagne regions of Northern France, has 12% alcohol, cost about $80,…

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NV Champagne Domaine Bruno Gobillard

With 12% alcohol, costing $40, and scoring a positive 16+ points on the Dionysian scale of a possible 20, the NV Domaine Bruno Gobillard Vieilles Vignes Champagne is…

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Lanson Champagne

Scoring 17+ points on the 20-point Dionysian scale, the 12.5% alcohol Non-Vintage Lanson Champagne Depuis 1760 Black Label was more than worth its $45 cost.  The bubbly was…

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1978 Chateau de Beaucastel

At 13.6% alcohol, the 41 year-old 1978 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape  scored a gold 18+ points on the 20-point Dionysian scale. It was school house reddish brick with…

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2013 MonTirous Vacqueyras Le Clos

The 13.5% alcohol 2013 MonTirius Le Domaine Vacqueyras Le Clos cost under $25, is 50% Grenache and 50% Syrah, and scored 18 Dionysian points on the Oldest Wine…

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2015 Belleruche Cotes-du-Rhone Rose’

The 2015 M. Chapoutier Belleruche Cotes-Du-Rhone Rose’  has 13,5% alcohol, the maximum for a Rose’, cost under $15, and has peaked at three years. Strawberry  and red cherry…