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Jean-Paul Brun Gamay (Beaujolais) 2009, A.C., Côte De Brouilly, Beaujolais, France: Juicy and generous with fleshy cherries and field raspberries. Just enough bite to make this wine refreshing and food friendly. Lovely balance, smooth texture and medium-bodied weight. Drink: 2009-2013. 235127 12.50% D 750 mL  $18.95 Score: 89/100. August 6, 2011 Full Review
Domaine Chanson Teurons 1Er Cru Pinot Noir 2008, A.C., Beaune, Burgundy, France: A gorgeous rose of a wine: delicate yet concentrated with flavour. Seductive fleshy red cherries, satin texture and a finish that goes on forever. One of the best pinot noirs that I’ve tasted in quite some time. Why do I always fall in love with the expensive ones? Drink: 2011-2020. 84426 13.50% XD 750 mL  $43.95 Score: 95/100. December 10, 2011 Top Rated Red Wine. Full Review
La Gravette De Certan 2Nd Wine Of Vieux Château Certan Héritière De Mr Et Mme Georges Thienpont, Prop. Meritage 2009, A.C., Pomerol, Bordeaux, France: Black as night with tarry aromas and flavours, plus fleshy black fruit. Tannic, so decant at least 2 hours. It will cellar for 3-4 years and soften around the edges. Drink: 2013-2016. 256792 13% XD 750 mL  $69.95 Score: 90/100. February 4, 2012 Full Review
Champy Beaune Vieilles-Vignes Pinot Noir 2008, A.C., Burgundy, France: More earthy and smoky, less fruity than the other Champy pinot in this release, but no less spectacular. These are amazing wines for the price point: so vibrant and beautifully structured yet medium-bodied liquid silk that slides down ever so easily. There's a lovely hazelnut smoke on the finish. This is my personal favourite and I'll be buying a lot of it. Yay! Drink: 2012-2018. 726406 12.60% D 750 mL  $28.95 Score: 92/100. February 18, 2012 Top Rated Red Wine. Full Review
Domaine Poulleau Père & Fils Oak Aged Pinot Noir 2009, A.C., Volnay, Burgundy, France: Gorgeous black cherry liqueur concentration of flavour, yet this wine is not heavy. Satin smooth with seductive notes of violets and deep-seated pleasure on the finish. Drink: 2011-2017. 265025 12.90% D 750 mL  $39.95 Score: 92/100. March 3, 2012 Top Rated Red Wine. Full Review
Domaine Gille Pinot Noir 2009, A.C., Côtes De Nuits-Villages, Burgundy, France: A solid, balanced, juicy pinot noir with classic aromas of dark cherry, earth and some smoke. Medium- to full-bodied. Lots of aging potential. Drink: 2012-2016. 210864 13% D 750 mL  $28.95 Score: 90/100. July 7, 2012 Full Review
Louis Latour Pinot Noir 2009, A.C., Marsannay, Burgundy, France: Splendid pinot noir, especially for the price! Superb layers of mouth-watering black cherry and dark spice. Silky texture and a finish that almost doesn't end. Hedonists: line up for this one and save some for me. Drink: 2012-2017. 279018 13% XD 750 mL  $24.95 Score: 93/100. July 21, 2012 Top Rated Red Wine. Full Review

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