Vega Sicilia 1998 Unico Ribera del Duero, Spain

The star of Ribera del Duero, Vega Sicilia has been in the possession of the Alvarez family since 1982. Most connoisseurs regard this as Spain’s greatest winery and Unico—which is aged for a minimum of 10 years and can last half a century—as the finest wine it produces. The 1998 vintage combines pronounced notes of […]

Vincent Girardin 1998 Champagne Cuvée R. Lalou

Tasting notes: A blend of equal parts chardonnay and pinot noir, the 1998 Cuvée R. Lalou is extremely elegant, with a heady nose of smoke, wood, and flint; shimmering, complex flavors of citrus, white fruit, and minerals grace the palate. Worth knowing: This fine new tête de cuvée, crafted by chef de cave Didier Mariotti, […]