It doesn't seem top have been a great year for dry whites - I loved tasting Colin-Delegers Puligny Montrachet Les Demoiselles 1992 alongside J-M Boillot's Truffiere from the same vintage, and I was really impressed by Haut Brion blanc 1992 too - drunk at a dinner where it was not universally liked: it has a lot of character and intensity but some felt it had faults too.
The highlight for reds was drinking some absolutely splendid old Riojas. The Imperial Grand Reserva 1947 was a stunning 6-star wine and not far behind were La Rioja Alta's 890 bottling in the 1955 and 1964 vintages and Muga's Prado Enea 1970. I just could not get over how completely fresh these wines were and it shows what great ageing wines the traditional Riojas are. I should mention Vega Sicilia Unico 1966 too but it was the old Riojas we went back to rather than more vintages of this more celebrated domain. Of younger wines, I was stunned by the quality of the 1986 Brunello from Casse Basse and I loved the Romanee St Vivant 1980 from DRC.
On the dessert front, nothing really comes close to the amazing concentrated old brown-sugar complexity of Vouvray Le Haut Lieu 1947 from Huet but Yquem 1983 was lovely too and while I don't taste many young ports I thought Niepoort's 2000 had the makings greatness.