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With the James Bond movie Spectre being released today, no time could be better to drink Bollinger. The most suave spy in the world has been sipping on Bollinger since Moonraker in 1979. While we can’t all drive a fully loaded, customized machine gun having Aston Martin, we certainly can chill down a bottle of Bolli! The 2004 Bollinger "Grande Année" Brut Champagne ($109) is as good as Champagne gets; all barrel fermented and full of masculine, Pinot Noir power and high class elegance. We even have a few bottles of the limited 2009 Bollinger "James Bond 007" Brut Champagne ($195) in stock for the diehard fan of Bond & Champagne!

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Bordeaux Report: More on 2005s

So far the wines have been very easy to taste. There is so much sweet fruit on the palate that the high tannins and high acids are masked by the fruit. These wines will need cellaring for the most part-much more than the very ripe fruit low acid 2003s. It is interesting that some great chateaux known for their power hardness (Cos, Latour, Las Cases) have taken the softer style approach while more delicate wines such as Ch Margaux have gone full throttle. We will taste Haut Brion and Haut Bailly and Lascombes this a.m. We were not able to taste Cheval Blanc as they thought it was better if journalists tasted instead of retailers-not a problem as we went instead to Vieux Chateau Certan, which made a fabulous wine. We discovered a fine new property: Rochebelle in St-Emilion and bought some great older vintages. This property sits next to La Mondotte and Tertre Roteboeuf and Troplong Mondot-great terroir. In fact, the property was larger until a piece was sold and became La Mondotte. Superb value wines from Rochebelle! Some of my top wines so far are Latour, Margaux, Las Cases, Palmer and Leoville Barton. More to come! -Clyde Beffa

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