Top Shelf October 2007

This month's top-scoring Cellar Selection, Editors' Choice and Best Buy.




Here's a look at this month's top-scoring Cellar Selection, Editors' Choice and Best Buy. For full tasting notes on these and hundreds of other wines, visit to our Buying Guide.

 

 

 

 

 
Cellar Selection

 

95 Le Salette 2003 Pergole Vece (Amarone della Valpolicella Classico); $118. This first-rate Amarone by Franco Scamperle earns an A for typicity and intensity. The aromas are enticing and pristine, with nuances of forest berry, red apple, chocolate, espresso, resin, chopped herbs and cherry pie. Imported by Vias Imports. —M.L.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Editors' Choice

 

95 Domaine des Baumard 2005 Clos du Papillon (Savennières); $32. A superb wine, fresh and ripe, with a characteristic edge of caramel, opulence and still a dry bone of acidity. It promises to age for a long time—15-20 years if you can wait. In the meantime, it has youthful vigor and freshness. Screwcap. Available in the United States from January 2008. Imported by Ex-Cellars Wine Agencies, Inc. —R.V.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Best Buy

 

90 Epiphany 2006 Grenache Rosé (Santa Barbara County); $14. Dark in color and full-bodied for a rosé, this is enormously concentrated in the ripest, sweetest red and black cherries. Turns increasingly complex in the mouth, showing layers of anise, vanilla and spice. —S.H.

 

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