September's top-scoring Cellar Selection, Editors' Choice and Best Buy.
Top Shelf September 2006
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 our Buying Guide.
|Cellar Selection||99 Harlan 2002 Red Wine (Napa Valley); $245. Brilliant now, virtually flawless and totally delicious, yet has the impeccable balance to age and even improve over the years. Pre-release price; secondary markets will have driven it far higher. Drink now through at least 2020.|
|Editors' Choice||96 Dr. Pauly Bergweiler 2004 Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Eiswein (Mosel-Saar-Ruwer); $90/375 ml. Reasonably priced for an eiswein, this immensely thick, oily offering coats the palate with intense sweetness, but also succulent flavors of flower syrup, ultraripe pears and apricots.|
|Best Buy||90 Burgáns 2005 Albariño (Rías Baixas); $12. Defined by ripe peach and melon aromas, fresh yet full-bodied fruit flavors, and a smooth finish. One of the best values in Albariño.|