Must Try Wines

Country/Region
 Winery/Wine
Done Why Potential Alternative
France
Champagne
Krug Clos du Mesnil Krug Grand Cuvee NV
Krug Clos d’Ambonnay
Salon Le Mesnil
Bordeaux
Chateau Ausone
Chateau La Mission Haut Brion
Chateau Lafleur
Chateau Latour Les Forts de Latour
Chateau Lafite Rothschild Carruades de Lafite Rothschild
Chateau Mouton Rothschild Le Petit Mouton
Chateau Haut Brion Le Clarence de Haut-Brion
Chateau Margaux  yes Pavillion Rouge
Chateau Cheval Blanc Le Petit Cheval
Chateau Petrus Chateau Hosanna
Chateau Le Pin
Burgundy
DRC Grand Cru Échezeaux
DRC Grand Cru Richebourg
DRC Grand Cru La Tâche
DRC Grand Cru La Romanée-Conti
DRC Grand Cru Montrachet
Domaine G. Roumier Bonnes Mares
Domaine G. Roumier Musigny
Domaine Des Comtes Lafon Montrachet
Domaine J. Drouhin Montrachet Marquis de Laguiche
Domaine J.F. Mugnier Musigny
Domaine Leflavie Chevalier-Montrachet
Domaine Leroy Chambertin
Domaine Leroy Musigny
Domaine Leroy Richebourg
Domaine Ramonet Montrachet
Comte Georges de Vogue Bonnes Mares
Comte Georges de Vogue Musigny
 Étienne Sauzet Montrachet
Sauternes
Chateau d’Yquem
Northern Rhone
E. Guigal Cote Rotie La Landonne
E. Guigal Cote Rotie La Mouline
E. Guigal Cote Rotie La Turque
M. Chapoutier Ermitage White L’Ermite
Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle
Chateau Grillet
Southern Rhone
Chateau Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Hommage a Jacques Perrin
Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee da Capo
Bonneau Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve des Celestins
Roger Sabon Chateauneuf du Pape Secret de Sabon
Italy
Piedmont
Gaja
Bartolo Moscarello Barolo
Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Riserva Asili
Bruno Giacosa Barolo Riserva Falletto
Domenico Clerico Barolo Percristina 100 points (2000)
Giacomo Conterno Barolo Monfortino Riserva
Roberto Voerzio Barolo Rocche dell’Annunziata Torriglione
Tuscany
Ornelaia Masseto
Antinori Solaia
Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto
Ornelaia Le Serre Nouve, Le Volte
Tua Rita Redigaffi  yes
Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Madonna del Piano
Veneto
Giuseppe Quintarelli Amarone
Spain
Rioja
1952 CVNE “Vina Real” Rioja Gran Reserva Red
1964 CVNE “Vina Real” Rioja Gran Reserva Red
1964 R. Lopez de Heredia “Viña Tondonia” Gran Reserva Rioja
1976 R. Lopez de Heredia “Vina Bosconia” Rioja Gran Reserva Red
1976 R. Lopez de Heredia “Vina Tondonia” Rioja Gran Reserva Red
2000 R. López de Heredia Rioja Rosado Gran Reserva Viña Tondonia
1993 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Reserva Viña Tondonia
1964 Marqués de Riscal Rioja Gran Reserva
Romeo “Contador” Rioja
Ribero Del Duero
Vega Sicilia Unico  yes Valbuena 5°
Bodegas Dominio de Pingus
US
California
Bryant Family DB4
Colgin Family
Harlan Maiden
Screaming Eagle Leviathan
Alban Vineyards
Carlisle  yes
Saxum James Berry Vineyard
Sine Qua Non
Washington
Cayuse
Quilceda Creek
Portugal
Taylor’s Scion Very Old Port Pre-phylloxera grapes – 1855!
1994 Quinta Do Noval Vintage Port Nacional 100 points
1994 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port 100 points
1905 D’Oliveira Verdelho Madeira 98 points, 100+ years old
Argentina
Mendoza
Catena Zapata Nicolas  yes
Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard Malbec  yes
Australia
South Australia
Clarendon Hills Astralis Clarendon
Henschke Hill of Grace Eden Valley one of the oldest producers in Australia
Penfolds Grange
Penfolds Block 42 Cabernet Sauvignon Comes from oldest continuously-producing Cabernet Sauvignon single vineyard in the world (planted in 1885). 1996 and 2004 releases only
Seppeltsfield 100 year old Para Vintage Tawny 100 years old wine – think about it!
Canada
Niagara
Inniskillin Cabernet Franc Icewine  yes
Hungary
Château Pajzos Tokaji Esszencia WS99
 Árvay Tokaji Essencia WS98
 Disznókó´ Tokaji Eszencia WS98
 Oremus Tokaji Eszencia WS98
Germany
Rheinghau
1921 Staatsweingüter Kloster Eberbach Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese Rheingau Steinberger Cabinet Naturrein WS100
Schloss Schönborn Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese Rheingau Erbacher Marcobrunn WS100
Mosel Saar Ruwer
Egon Müller Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese Mosel-Saar-Ruwer Scharzhofberger WS100
1938 Joh. Jos. Prüm Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese Mosel-Saar-Ruwer Wehlener Sonnenuhr WS100
Rheinhessen
Gunderloch Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese Rheinhessen Nackenheim Rothenberg WS100
  1. correosdelguaire
    July 26, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    What would you rank as ‘must try’ from South America?

    • talkavino
      July 27, 2013 at 12:12 am

      I’m honestly not sure. May be some of the high altitude single vineyard Malbec from Catena Zapata? Or something from Achaval-Ferrer?

      What would you recommend?

      • correosdelguaire
        July 30, 2013 at 1:09 pm

        Malbec from Catena Zapata for sure, but I would also say Luigi Bosca and Rutini wines have great malbec.

        • talkavino
          July 31, 2013 at 8:11 am

          Thanks for the recommendation. So this list for the most of the cases is built based on specific wines, and not just the producer. For Luigi Bosca I’m assuming the wine to try is Icono Luján de Cuyo?

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