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Here we have a Duval-Leroy Champagne, a Viognier from Germany, a Klaus Keller Riesling, two old Masi Amarone and a mature Tignanello.

The Duval-Leroy 2006 Clos des Bouveries Extra Brut is an excellent and archetypal Champagne with vanilla, light caramel, nougat, pralines, bisquit, lime, lilies, a medium-body, freshness, medium to long finish and potential. 18.5/20 points.

Viognier is very unusual variety for Germany. The Philipp Kuhn 2021 Laumersheimer Viognier Reserve tastes more like a Traminer from South Tirol. The wine is spicy with blossoms and some pineapple and has a full-body, acidity like a Riesling, creaminess, freshness, mineral and a long finish. It is very young with some carbon dioxide and will take time to reach its peak. 17/20 points.

Do not drink the Großes Gewächs from Klaus Keller too young, give it time: The Klaus Keller 2005 Westhofener Kirchspiel Riesling Großes Gewächs is complex with citrus, lime, apricot, peach, some white nougat, and white chocolate. It is medium to full-bodied with mineral and a medium long finish. You can start to drink it now but it will still develop. 18.8/20 points.

The Masi 1988 Amarone Campolongo di Torbe is very ripe, it has forest floor, earth, hint of powdered sugar, iodine, a full-body, whiskey cask, sweetness and high extract. 16% vol. alcohol! 16/20 points.

Unfortunately the Masi 1979 Amarone Manzano was slightly poisoned by cork. The wine has earth, lots of herbs, a full-body, a medium to long finish, and a high density with sweetness. For a clean bottle: 18/20 points.

We don't like modern Tignanello but the older vintages are excellent: The Antinori 1978 Tignanello has passito notes, some green peppers, black tea, raspberry, a full-body, some tannin, a medium to long finish, balance, and complexity. 18/20 points.