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Michel Lafarge - Volnay
Bottle in case 561 is for Strains for Griff
Leroy (Domaine) - Nuits St Georges Aux Lavieres
Much more direct and linear in character with rather linear though not hard or angular flavors that just ooze minerality and this is extremely fresh, even fresher than the Pommard. Wonderfully intense on both the black fruit nose and the medium full, sappy, wonderfully precise flavors and this displays terrific length. As good a villages level Nuits as you're likely to see.
Galardi - Terra di Lavoro
I dont think this wine needs an introduction as it is one Parkers highest scoring wines in the history of the Wine Advocate but 2003 was very kind to Galardi. I cannot say enough about this wine as the vintage played right into their hands with a firm, cooling sea influence at night and the solar intensity of 2003 by day. The confluence of climate, sun and soil produced a beverage of immense stature that has the potential to be a legend. From Aglianico and Piedarossa this is as site specific as it gets with the volcanic ash of Mt. Vesuvius playing a big role in this coastal area near Naples.