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96 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair 2010 La Romanée. This is a powerful and structured wine with great acidity and solid, chunky fruit. Grand Cru Selections. —Roger Voss
abv: 13% Price: $2,500
95 Williams Selyem 2011 Papera Vineyard Zinfandel (Russian River Valley). Huge in fruit, like Godzilla trampling skyscrapers. Yet, it’s exquisitely balanced. —Steve Heimoff
abv: 14.8% Price: $52
91 Bacalhôa Wines 2011 Catarina Branco (Península de Setúbal). This has ripe and rich pear and peach fruits and just a touch of spice. Admiral Imports.—Roger Voss
abv: 13.5% Price: $12