Wine Classics to Try: Renowned Classics & Their Body Doubles

Here, five true classics and five bottles that are similarly excellent but less costly.
Krug Grande Cuvee ($180) (left) and 2002 Vilmart & Cie Grand Cellier D�Or ($90). Photo © Terry Monk.
Krug Grande Cuvee ($180) (left) and 2002 Vilmart & Cie Grand Cellier D’Or ($90). Photo © Terry Monk.

Syrah-Viognier Blend

Classic

Côte Rôtie
2006 Jean-Michel Gerin Côte Rôtie Champin Le Seigneur ($64)

Alternative

Australian Shiraz-Viognier Blend
2007 Domaine Terlato-Chapoutier Shiraz-Viognier ($23)

White Burgundy

Classic

Premier Cru White Burgundy
2007 Vincent Girardin Puligny-Montrachet les Perrières ($116)

Alternative

Mâcon White
2008 Gilles Morat Pouilly-Fuissé ($29)

Champagne

Classic

Tête de Cuvée Champagne
Krug Grande Cuvée ($180)

Alternative

Top Grower Champagne
2002 Vilmart & Cie Grand Cellier D’Or ($90)

New World Cabernet Sauvignon

Classic

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
2006 Caymus Vineyards Special Selection ($130)

Alternative

Washington Cabernet Sauvignon
2006 Gorman Winery The Bully ($42)

Bordeaux

Classic

Bordeaux Saint-Émilion
2005 Clos Fourtet Saint-Émilion ($150)

Alternative

Bordeaux Côtes de Castillon
2005 Domaine de l’A ($40)

Andrea Immer on Bordeaux

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PUBLISHED October 2009

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