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  1. Michel Gaunoux Pommard 1er Cru Grands Epenots 1999 Pre-Arrival
    BH94
    WA96
    $199.98
    96 Points!  The 1999 Pommard 1er Cru Les Grands Epenots is a stunning young wine that is still a decade away from full maturity but is already giving the full measure of its potential, exhibiting a superb bouquet of dark chocolate, ripe wild berries, rich soil, summer truffles and grilled ceps. On the palate, it's full-bodied, multidimensional and concentrated, with incredible depth and dimension at the core, framed by rich structuring tannins and concluding with a long and still youthfully chewy finish. This is the most powerful and broadest shouldered wine in this vertical of Grands Epenots, and it's a magical bottle in the making. - William  Kelley, robertparker.com, 2018
     
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  2. Greenock Creek Shiraz Barossa Valley Creek Block 1999
    WA96
    $99.98
    Availability:In Stock
    96 Points!  The prodigious 200-case lot of 1999 Shiraz Creek Block (made from 63-year old vines) is aged in new and old French oak. The aromas of creme de cassis, new saddle leather, vanilla, spice box, and cedar are reminiscent of a first-growth Bordeaux. As the wine sits in the glass, more Shiraz characteristics (asphalt and blackberries) emerge. Sensationally concentrated and extremely full-bodied, with monster extract, yet not over-the-top, it possesses beautifully integrated tannin as well as acidity. This profound Shiraz should age effortlessly for two decades. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2020. - Robert Parker, robertparker.com, 2002
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  3. Vietti Barolo Rocche 1999
    VM95
    $179.98
    Availability:In Stock
    95 Points!  The mid to late 1990s were a period of considerable change in Piedmont, as the differences between traditional and more modern-leaning producers were especially marked during this time. The 1999 Barolo Rocche is the star of this flight, as it has all of the classicism of the 1996, but with a little more perfume and inner sweetness, both of which serve to flesh out the mid-palate nicely. What a vivid and utterly captivating Barolo the 1999 is. I have always had a weak spot for the vintage. When I taste the 1999 Rocche, I am once again reminded why.
     
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  4. Vietti Barolo Brunate 1999
    VM92
    $179.98
    Availability:In Stock
    92 Points!  Dark ruby. With the Brunate we move into the house's more modern-styled wines. It shows the balsamic nose typical of this great vineyard, along with toasted oak, smoke, mineral and tar aromas with excellent concentration in its sweet dark fruit, as well as notable expansiveness and depth of expression. This bottling often appears out of balance when young as the new oak requires a few years to integrate fully into the wine, but patience will be amply rewarded. It should drink well to age 20.
     
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  5. Sandrone Barolo Cannubi Boschis 1999
    VM93
    $189.98
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    93 Points!  Sandrone's 1999 Barolo Cannubi Boschis has become much more delicate over the last few years. Still fresh and vibrant, the 1999 impresses for its total sense of harmony. The tannins are now starting to melt away, allowing the fruit to be fully expressive. Violets, lavender and blue/purplish fruit grace the finish. There is a lot to like here.
     
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  6. Domenico Clerico Barolo Percristina 1999
    VM93
    $119.98
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    93 Points!  Clerico's 1999 Barolo Percristina is a dark, sumptuous beauty. Chocolate, menthol, black fruit, leather and spices flesh out in a round, resonant Barolo with no hard edges and fabulous overall balance. This gorgeous Barolo captures the essence of the full-throttle modern style that was all the rage at the time.
     
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  7. Bouchard Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Chenes 1999
    $79.98
    Availability:In Stock
    Just a gorgeous bottle of Premier Cru Volnay, from one of Volnay's finest vintages ever, from one of its finest vineyards, direct from the source in perfect condition. This re-release from Bouchard is a Godsend for folks looking for something stellar to enjoy tonight....
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  8. La Conseillante Pomerol 1999
    WA92
    $149.98
    Availability:In Stock
    92 Points!  Here it offers a fragrant rather than ebullient bouquet with wild strawberry, cedar, cigar box and just a hint of vanilla. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp acidity. Whilst not a complex wine it has plenty of tart red cherry fruit and dried orange peel curled around the slightly brutish tannins, then it cruises rather than fans out on the finish. Tasted March 2013. - Neal Martin, robertparker.com
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  9. La Clotte Saint Emilion 1999
    $34.98
    Availability:Out of Stock
    Readers looking for an up-front, fruit-driven St.-Emilion with notes of saddle leather, dried Provencal herbs, and copious cherry/black currant fruit should check out this expansive, open-knit, succulent 1999. The acid is low, the tannin ripe, and the fruit delicious. - Rober Parker, robertparker.com
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  10. Pibran Pauillac 1999
    $44.98
    Availability:In Stock
    ...it exhibits a dense ruby color in addition to a classic Pauillac nose of cedarwood, black currants, underbrush, and new oak. A dense, plush, forward, precocious offering, it is meant to be drunk upon release, and should age nicely for a decade or more. - Robert Parker, robertparker.com
     
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  11. Marcassin Pinot Noir Marcassin Vineyard 1999
    WA92
    $299.98
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    The only wine in this vertical that showed considerable amber at the edge as well as an evolved, totally mature character, the 1999 Pinot Noir reveals a dark plum/garnet color with amber at the edge along with notes of sweet black currants, fresh mushrooms and a mossy, foresty character. It offers excellent concentration and richness, and sweet tannin. While fully mature and extremely well-made, it is not as broad, savory, complex and profound as other vintages. Nevertheless, on its own, this is a beauty. It should be drunk over the next 3-5 years. - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #213, June 2014
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  12. Marcassin Chardonnay Marcassin Vineyard 1999
    WA95
    $349.98
    Availability:In Stock
    A light gold color with a greenish hue is followed by notes of tangerine, lanolin, orange rind, lemon butter and wet rocks in this ripe, youthful, full-bodied, zesty Chardonnay. Much younger than the 1997, but neither as complex nor profound as the 1998 or 1996, it should provide delicious drinking for another 10+ years. - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #201, June 2012
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