Everybody needs some Pol Roger 1996 in their cellar.
Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru 2001, Château de Chambolle-Musigny/J et F Mugnier: One of the star performers in the 2001 vintage, this is a really refined and elegant Bonnes-Mares. £73 from Howard Ripley.
Champagne Pol Roger 1996: This is a brilliant, tightly-bound Champagne of great intensity. Quite lovely and will age very well indeed. £41.60 from Ten Acre Wines.
Pommard Premier Cru Les Rugiens 2003, Domaine de Courcel: One of the great successes of the vintage in Burgundy. This is a big tannic monster, but it is jam-packed with rich, ripe fruit. Huge cellaring potential. £32 from Howard Ripley.
Vosne-Romanée 1999, René Engel: Snap up this great village wine whilst it lasts, no more will be coming from chez Engel. £22.25 from Howard Ripley.
Riesling Rudesheimer Kirchenpfad Auslese 2004, J. Leitz: 2004 was a classic vintage for most German Riesling, good acidity with nice fruit. This is a good Auslese. £18.95 from Berry Bros. and Rudd.