2004 Domaine Jean Louis Chave Hermitage
2004 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Hommage A Jacques Perrin
2004 Guigal Cote Rotie La Landonne
"Hugely aromatic, utterly seductive bouquet of kirsch, blackcurrant, olive, grilled meat and fresh flowers. Bitter cherry and violet pastille flavors pack a major punch, with slow-building tannins adding structure. Became slowly brighter with air, picking up spiced plum and cocoa flavors and finishing with supple tannins and an endless progression of dark berry qualities. "This always needs the most oxygen of these wines," Guigal noted." 96-97 pts.
2004 Guigal Cote Rotie La Mouline
"Exotic bouquet of red berries, cherry, minerals and baking spices. Silky and sweet, offering fresh raspberry and cherry-cola flavors, suave tannins and gentle violet pastille and graphite qualities. Very elegant and impressively understated, with enticing juiciness on the finish. "This wants to be Burgundy," noted Guigal." 94-95 pts.