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1983 Savigny-Les- Beaune

All Burgundy is good – some are remarkable. The 37 year-old 1983 Joseph Drouhin Savignyu-Les-Beaune, cost under $20 back then, had 12.5% alcohol, and scored 18+ points on…

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1982 Chateau Lagrange

From Saint Julian in Bordeaux, with 12.5% alcohol,costing now about $225 for the Magnum, this 1982 Chateau Lagrange, at 38 years old scored 19 points on the Dionysian…

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2010 Corte Pavone Brunello

With too much alcohol, 15%, and costing near $45, the 2010 Corte Pavone Brunello di Montalcino, from a super-great vintage, scored 18 Dionysian points. It should have scored…

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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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1997 Ruffino Reserva Ducale

With 13% alcohol, costing under $25 on release, and scoring 18 points on the 20-point Dionysian scale, the 1997 Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale ,at 22 years old, was…

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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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2015 Luca Bosio Arneis

With 13% alcohol, this 2015 Luca Bosio Arneis from the Langhe in Italy’s northern Piedmont region scored 18 gold medal points on the Dionysian scale of a possible…

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1985 Presidential Porto

Scoring 17+ Dionysian points, and having 20% alcohol, the the 35 year-old Port  was quite enjoyable. It’s from a very good vintage, but not a great one. It…

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Cremant de Bourgogne Brut

Costing under $30, with 12% alcohol, and scoring 17 points on the 20-point Dionysian scale, the NV Simonnet-Febvre Cremant de Bourgogne Brut was excellent. It’s not only a…