2014 Wines of the Year, so I contacted Darth Vader, a formidable critic and emeritus editor from the magazine. He used The Force to retaste the wines in question.
Wine of the Year (Dow vintage Port 2011), original Wine Spectator review: "Powerful, refined and luscious."
Darth Vader's take: "You are as powerful as the emperor has foreseen."
Wine No. 2 (Mollydooker Carnival of Love McLaren Vale Shiraz 2012), original review: "The finish expands and powers up."
Darth Vader: "You underestimate the power of the Dark Side."
Wine No. 3 (Prats & Symington Chryseia Douro 2011), original review: "Monolithic red, pure and powerful."
Darth Vader: "The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force."