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Wine Classics to Try: Renowned Classics & Their Body Doubles

Here, five true classics and five bottles that are similarly excellent but less costly.

Syrah-Viognier Blend


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


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

White Burgundy


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


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



Tête de Cuvée Champagne
Krug Grande Cuvée ($180)


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

New World Cabernet Sauvignon


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


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



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


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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