What are some highly-scored wines according to wine experts?


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Dow Vintage Port, Mollydooker Shiraz, Prats and Symington Douro Chryseia, Leuuwin Chardonnay and Castello di Ama Chianti Classico are some highly scored wines, according to the wine experts on WineSpectator.com. Each wine scores 95 or more points on the score scale on WineSpectator.com, which denotes a classic, great example of a wine in its category.

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A complete list of 100 wines with high scores are available on WineSpectator.com. The list features wines arranged from the highest to the lowest scores, with Dow Vintage Port possessing a rating of 99 points. Other wines on the list include Concha y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon, Brewer Clifton Pinot Noir, Fontodi Colli della Toscana Centrale Flaccianello, Massolino Barolo and Luce della Vite Toscana Luce, which is a mixture of Merlot and SanGiovese.

Each wine is potentially available, as of 2015. However, Winespectator.com recommends a target period for consumption of each, taking into consideration the positive characteristics that each vintage acquires as it ages. 2030 to 2060 are the ideal years to consume a 2011 vintage of Dow Vintage Port. A 2011 vintage of Luce della Vite Toscana Luce is best from 2017 to 2035.

Although most highly rated vintages cost approximately $50 or more, there are vintages rated at 90 points or above that cost less than $20. Wine.com features such a list, which includes the 90-point Chardonnais Napa Valley Chardonnay, the 91-point Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc 2014 and the 92-point Chateau Marsau Cotes de Francs 2010, which retails for roughly $14.

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