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Designation for a wine of outstanding or absolutely perfect quality in the context of a wine address and wine evaluation (scoring optimum of 20 or 100 points) as an increase to great and optimum drinking maturity (climax). An exemplary description for a red wine:

Beguiling, extremely deep, sweet aroma of plums and ripe red berries with multi-layered spice and intense mineral tones. Juicy and dense taste, powerful structure, with quantities of absolutely pure, highly ripe, sweet, yet anything but jammy or compote fruit, amazing finesse and elegance, immensely present, original, highly fine tannins, very deep and perfectly balanced, clear character of origin, as well as incredibly complex, wide-ranging finish with extreme length. This grandiose wine completely captivates you.

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