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Questa volta due bottiglie francesi. Ma quando arrivano i nostri? Qualcuno vuole azzardare qualche nome di produttore italiano premiato?

Nel frattempo che pensiamo al numero otto abbiamo:

Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2005

96 points $95 15,000 cases made France

One of the largest estates in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation, this property is owned and run by the Perrin family. In 2005, they produced their best regular cuvée since 1989 (Wine Spectator's Wine of the Year in 1991). The Beaucastel vineyard produces dense and explosive wines from a collage of 13 different grapes, most notably Grenache and Mourvèdre. Each is fermented separately in concrete or wooden vats. The third year of drought, 2005 only intensified the concentration and structure of this ageworthy red.

Al numero sette invece:

Château Pontet-Canet Pauillac 2005

96 points $100 20,830 cases made France

Owner Alfred Tesseron has masterminded one of the most remarkable turnarounds on Bordeaux's Left Bank in the past decade, elevating the quality of Pontet-Canet's wines beyond that of fifth-growth. While Pauillacs such as Château Mouton-Rothschild and Château Latour draw much higher prices, Pontet-Canet too crafts powerful wines, built for aging, that express its vineyards planted on poor, gravel soils half a mile from the Gironde River.
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