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Tua Rita "Perlato del Bosco" Rosso 2013 (RP93,JS92,AG91)
Tua Rita Perlato del Bosco Rosso 2013
93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate( Jan 2017):
The 2013 Perlato del Bosco is a pure Sangiovese from a vineyard located just beyond the property's main house. This is Tua Rita's biggest seller when it comes to the USA market and with good reason. It shows a unique identity with bright berry nuances backed by tangy spice, candied orange peel and blue flower. I'm also told that this is the most difficult wine to make. Sangiovese is a difficult grape to manage and special root stocks (33-19) were selected to delay ripening in order to produce smaller and more flavorful clusters. This in itself is a risky proposition because the chances of bad weather increase the longer you wait before harvest. The wine sees eight months in neutral barrique. The bouquet shows a floral component with rose petal and lavender. In the mouth, it offers amazing potential and fullness. This is an amazing value-buy.
92 points James Suckling (Aug 2015):
This is pure sangiovese that builds on the palate with hazelnuts, orange peel and thyme. Full-bodied, yet racy and beautiful. Very balanced and impressive. Drink now.
91 points Vinous( Oct 2017):
The 2013 Perlato del Bosco is wonderfully finessed in the glass, with silky tannins and expressive aromatics that give the wine its sense of polish. Sweet red berries, mint, cinnamon and wild flowers add nuance on the rich, expansive finish. This is a classic example of Suvereto Sangiovese, where the warm, dry weather yields ample, generous wines. There is plenty to like here.
Paolo Conterno Barolo Ginestra 2009 （RP94)
Paolo Conterno Barolo Ginestra 2009
產區：Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
The 2009 Barolo Ginestra is a beautiful expression of Nebbiolo. This is a strong showing from the producer’s flagship vineyard. The aromatic tension and energy delivered reminds you that this is a young wine that needs more time to unwind and relax. But all the essentials are there: Licorice, tar, dried fruit, tobacco and a pretty addition of crushed spice or cardamom. The mouthfeel is finely chiseled and sharp with tight, young tannins at the back. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2030.
Giovanni Corino Barolo Arborina 2009 (JS93,AG93)
Giovanni Corino Barolo Arborina, Barolo DOCG 2009
產區：Arborina, La Morra
93 points James Suckling (Jan 2014):
This is very structured with firm tannins and beautiful ripe tannins that are coated with a tiny amount of new wood. Full yet refined. Beautiful structure.
93 points Vinous (AG)(May 2013):
The 2009 Barolo Arborina offers up freshly cut flowers, mint, sweet red berries and cloves. In this vintage, the Arborina shows more energy and drive than the Giachini, but a touch less overall sensuality and finesse. The higher percentage of sand in this vineyard gives the Arborina its characteristic high-toned aromatics. Firm, but nicely integrated tannins support the expressive, floral-infused finish.
Extremely fragrant, particularly for an Arborina, expressive sweet summer berry fruits with notes of earth and stone, underpinned by a solid
tannic framework. Rich, powerful but balanced. A west-to-south-west clay and sand-dominated vineyard. The wine is fermented and aged
in the same way as the Giachini; short maceration in steel tanks followed by malolactic and ageing in 50% new oak for 24 months, yet this
is so very different in style; often broader, more muscular.
The Corino brothers are the rising stars of Piedmont. Their wines are beautiful examples of La Morra Barolos. Perfumed, subtle and elegant with the balancing acidity and fine tannin that make them so complete. Giuliano emphasises: “Barolo doesn’t have to just be about power.’’ A tasting of some beautifully refined and fresh 1991s, over a decade on, would seem to full justify this statement. As of the 2004 vintage the estate has been split in two, Giuliano will produce wines from Arborina, Giachini and will continue to make a Vecchie Vigne. Renato, who has set up his own estate, will produce Rocche, Arborina and some Vecchie Vigne. The Giovanni Corino wines continue to remain in a beautiful floral, red fruited, elegant style.
Chateau La Fleur de Bouard 2012 Lalande de Pomerol (JS91,WA91,AG90)
Chateau La Fleur de Bouard 2012, Lalande de Pomerol
品種： 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
91 points James Suckling (Feb 2015):
A very polished red with plum, wet earth, blackberry and spice character. Full body, soft, chewy tannins and a juicy finish. Drink in 2017.
91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (April 2015):
The 2012 Fleur de Boüard (in bottle) offers up copious quantities of dark raspberry, blueberries and spring flowers. It has soft velvety tannins, medium to full body, and a very sexy, lush mouthfeel. This is a gorgeous opaque, ruby/purple Lalande de Pomerol that no one will be able to resist. Drink it over the next decade.
90 points Vinous (AG) (Jan 2016):
The 2012 Fleur de Boüard, from Hubert de Boüard property in Lalande de Pomerol, is an attractive, open-knit wine that will please readers with its inviting personality. Sweet dark cherries, smoke, licorice, game and savory herb nuances add complexity, but it is the wine giving nature that makes it impossible to resist.
Chateau Marquis de Terme 2009 波爾多四級莊 (WS90)
Chateau Marquis de Terme 2009
94 points James Suckling (July 2012):
Bright, full ruby-red. Sexy, syrah-like aromas of blackberry, violet, smoke, game and underbrush. Densely packed and fine-grained, with lovely inner-mouth floral lift to its crushed berry flavors. A very rich and sweet style of Margaux, but the broad, dusty, building tannins call for some cellaring. Boasts excellent length for a wine from this chateau.
93 points Decanter (July 2012):
Sumptuous cassis and blackberry nose, with a good deal of new oak. Sleek, elegant, poised, with great intensity and purity of fruit. There's spice and vigour on the mid-palate, but it's taut, tightly wound, and not very expressive now. The firm tannins contribute to a very long, chewy finish. Evidently needs time.
90 points Wine Spectator :
A bright, ripe style, with very fresh crushed plum, raspberry and blackberry fruit wrapped in silky tannins and laced with hints of anise and black tea. The rounded finish has modest grip for mid-term cellaring. Drink now through 2020.
Chateau Leoville Barton 1993 波爾多二級莊
Chateau Leoville Barton 1993
88-90 Robert Parker :
Without much fanfare, Leoville-Barton continues to turn out textbook Medocs of great style, aging potential, and richness. Of utmost interest, these wines are priced among the most sensible of all the finest classified growths. No doubt the proprietor, Anthony Barton, has a healthy ego, but it is not reflected in his pro-consumer pricing policy. In the last three difficult vintages, Leoville-Barton has produced one of the most successful 1991s, a delicious 1992, and an authoritatively-flavored, powerful yet elegant 1993. The latter wine is potentially the best Leoville-Barton of the last three years. Medium to full-bodied, with excellent purity, a classic nose of cedar, cassis, spice, and oak, and admirable concentration, this beautifully balanced, rich, stylish wine requires 4-6 years of cellaring; it will keep for two decades. Impressive!
Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux 2011 (RP91-93)
Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux 2011
（一級莊Chateau Margaux 副牌）
產區：法國 波爾多 Margaux 村
91-93 points Robert Parker:
The 2011 Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux is one of the finest examples of this cuvee I have ever tasted. It hit 13% natural alcohol and represents only 28% of the harvest. This blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc reveals more structure than most vintages in addition to lots of dark berry fruit intermixed with hints of wood smoke, forest floor and spring flowers. Very pure with striking minerality as well as a long finish, it should drink well for two decades or more.
Chateau d'Armailhac 2014 波爾多五級莊
Chateau d'Armailhac 2014
94 points James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, February 2017:
This is very tannic yet polished and firm with currants, bark, and stones. Full-bodied and muscular and linear. Love the length. Beautiful. Try in 2020.
93 points Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, February 2017:
The 2014 d'Armailhac is bright, precise and finely sculpted. Expressive red stone fruit, flowers, mint, chalk and citrus abound in this vibrant, beautifully delineated Pauillac. Open-knit and expressive, with good depth and silky tannins, the wine exudes class. The fresh, invigorating style is classic 2014. This is a lovely showing. Tasted two times.
91 points James Molesworth (Wine Spectator), Wine Spectator, February 2017:
Fresh and pure, but not shy on depth, offering an ample core of cassis and blackberry purée flavors. There's a fine chalky minerality throughout, but overall the structure is polished. Anise and spice notes add range. Best from 2018 through 2028.
Chateau Batailley 2010 波爾多五級莊 (WA95)
Chateau Batailley 2010 波爾多五級莊
95 points Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (231), June 2017:
Tasted at the Batailley vertical tasting the château, the 2010 Batailley may well have been the best wine in a tasting that encompassed three centuries of winemaking at the estate. The nose offers outstanding delineation and mineralité. It positively fizzes in the glass with all that coiled-up energy, ladling out vivid blackberry and cedar aromas. The palate is medium-bodied, but it is the detail and precision that achieves a level that makes the 2010 a benchmark for the Pauillac estate. It sashays towards a tensile, tar and graphite-tinged finish that lingers in the mouth. This is destined for long-term aging insofar that its quality will not be widely appreciated for many years. Tasted April 2016.
Drink Date 2025 - 2060
92 points Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (205), March 2013:
Made in a more charming style than the normally backward, rather formidably tannic wines of Batailley, this 2010 is an endearing, elegant wine, but it has no shortage of power, richness and intensity. It displays loads of beautiful cassis, cedar and Christmas fruitcake notes along with impressive purity, texture and a full-bodied mouthfeel. Usually much more austere, this vintage seems to have produced a richer, more layered and opulent style of Batailley that can be approached in 3-5 years and consumed over the following 25 years.
Chateau Durfort-Vivens 1996 波爾多二級莊
Chateau Durfort-Vivens 1996
葡萄品種：70% Cabernet Sauvignon、20%Merlo、10% Cabernet Franc
二十世紀，酒莊幾經易手，直到1961年，由同時擁有Château Brane-Cantenac酒莊的Lucien Lurton接管酒莊，酒莊才得以恢復往日風采。今天，酒莊依然由Lurton家族掌管，家族同時也經營著Château Brane-Cantenac酒莊和Château Climens酒莊。1992年，Lucien的兒子Gonzague Lurton辭掉了銀行的工作，接管了酒莊經理的職務，另一個兒子Henri則接管了酒莊。Gonzague在酒莊興建了一座新的酒窖，並且分別於1995年和1996年裝配了帶控溫功能的新木桶和水泥發酵大桶。這對於酒莊而言是一個至關重要的發展時期。自2002年份開始，酒莊大部分的葡萄酒都使用小木桶和水泥酒槽陳釀。
Two Hands Twelftree Blewitt Springs Shiraz 2010 (Vinous 93, WA92)
Two Hands Twelftree Blewitt Springs Shiraz 2010
93 points Vinous (July 2012):
Opaque purple. A wild bouquet of candied black and blue fruits, violet and incense. Heady and alluringly sweet, offering intense boysenberry and cherry flavors that show a velvety texture and stain the palate. Floral and spicecake notes linger on an impressively long and seamless finish.
92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Feb 2013):
Very deep purple-black in color, the 2010 Twelftree Blewitt Springs Shiraz is intensely scented of black plums and red plum compote with nuances of crushed blueberries, menthol and chargrilled meat. Very big, bold and weighty in the mouth, the voluptuous flesh is structured with medium to firm grainy tannins and balanced acid, finishing long with some spiciness coming through. Drink this one now to 2019+.
92 points Wine Spectator (July 2012):
Firm, focused and deft in balance, letting its tarry blackberry and dried cherry flavors ride on refined tannins, with a welcome lift of acidity on the finish, which persists impressively. Best from 2013 through 2020.
Twelftree are tiny production, single vineyard wines from Two Hands winemaking legend Michael Twelftree. With decades of experience crafting some of South Australia's most revered wines with Two Hands Michael has carefully selected these single vineyard parcels for their exceptional quality and released limited quantities under his own namesake label. By taking a strong position on these wines we were able to secure some of these bottlings at ludicrously low prices. These will be gone in a flash; if you like big, bold, powerful reds with great purity and rich texture act fast.
La Spinetta Moscato d'Asti Bricco Quaglia 2016
La Spinetta Moscato d'Asti Bricco Quaglia 2016
品種：100% Moscato Bianco, from Bricco Quaglia. Exposure south 300 m s.l.m.
Italy’s first single vineyard Moscato d’Asti! From a 20ha plot of 25-30 year old vines grown in calcareous and sandy soils. Moscato Bricco Quaglia, brilliant peach and pear, remarkably refreshing...
No one makes a better, slightly sparkling Moscato than La Spinetta. They offer multiple single vineyard offerings, all of which are usually outstanding. A soft, rich version, offering a gentle mousse and flavors of rose, fresh grape and mint.
Winemaker Notes: Yellow color with green reflections. Sweet and sexy, dried apricots and crisp pineapple this wine surprises with its remarkable freshness and brilliant fruit flavors, bright acidity and a zingy finish drink young. Outstanding balance and a light sparkle make this traditionally dessert wine an appropriate choice for an aperitif or a refreshing splash with brunch.
La Spinetta CA DI PIAN Barbera d'Asti 2012 (JS91)
La Spinetta CA DI PIAN Barbera d'Asti 2012
91 points James Suckling:
Extremely perfumed with violet and blackberry aromas. Full body with firm, silky tannins and an attractive acid-fruit balance on the finish that titillates your palate. Drink now.
Winemaker Notes: Ruby red with purple reflections. Aromas of blueberry, wet earth and a hint of orange peel. Full body with bright acidity and lots of intensity but balanced and silky-textured, an ultra-fine Barbera that combines richness with finesse.
La Spinetta Langhe Nebbiolo 2013 (AG91)
La Spinetta Langhe Nebbiolo 2013
91 points Antonio Galloni :
The 2013 Langhe Nebbiolo is one of the best values in La Spinetta's lineup. The darker side of Nebbiolo comes through in this powerful, deep wine. Super-ripe dark cherry, spice, new leather and a kiss of French oak hit the explosive finish. Frankly, this is better than many Barbarescos readers will come across. Most of the fruit for the Langhe Nebbiolo comes from Starderi, in Neive.
Winemaker Notes: Typical light red of Nebbiolo with aromas of dried rose petals and dark fruits such as plums and blueberry. Full bodied, chewy and rich with dusty tannins and a juicy yet elegant finish.
The Rivetti brothers of La Spinetta have revolutionized the conception of long-ageing and gruesomely tannic Piedmont wines. Their range of Barolo, Barbarescos and Barberas are powerful yet forward and fruity. The modern style of their wines certainly makes Nebbiolos from the northwest corner of Italy much more approachable when young.
La Spinetta Barbaresco "Bordini" DOCG 2011 (JS93)
La Spinetta Barbaresco "Bordini" DOCG 2011
品種：100% Nebbiolo ;年產13000支
93 points James Suckling :
Aromas of flower leaf, dried fruit and spice follow through to a full body with round, chewy tannins and a savory, tea, ginger and berry aftertaste. Tannic and structured. Better in 2017.
90 points Wine Advocate:
The 2011 Barbaresco Vigneto Bordini shows more of the heat that defines this vintage. This Barbaresco is structured and firm with soft layers of Morello cherry, blackberry syrup, exotic spice, leather tar and road paving. The mouthfeel is soft and yielding with riper tannins and dark, fruity consistency. This Barbaresco will perform well during a near and medium-term drinking window.
Aged in 50%new and 50% one year old, medium toasted French oak for 20 - 22 months, transfer to stainless steal vats for 3 months before bottling, aging in bottles for another 12 months.
typical light red of Nebbiolo，floral and fruity, roses, violet, raspberry and mint，an intrinsic minerality, with lingering hints of sage, entices with bright red fruit, fine tannins and stunning elegance, a thoroughly enjoyable Barbaresco. ideal with grilled food, sauced and roasted red meat and wild game .
Chateau Montlandrie, Cotes de Castillon 2009 (NM93,JS90)
Chateau Montlandrie, Cotes de Castillon 2009
品種：Merlot : 75% , Cabernet Franc : 25%
93 points Neal Martin, robertparker.com 01 September 2011:
Do not ignore this wonderful Cotes de Castillon! It has a beautiful, vibrant bouquet with very expressive Cabernet Franc. Wonderful delineation here with hints of crushed rose petals and vivacious red fruits. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannins. There is a real fleshiness here from the Merlot, but the Cabernet Franc completes the picture with the hints of tobacco on the finish. Superb.
90 points James Suckling, 15 February 2012:
A wine with dried berries such as strawberries and blueberries. Hints of dried lemon peel. Very vibrant. Full body, with chewy tannins that are polished and fine. From the same owner of L'Eglise Clinet. Better in 2014.
89 points Robert Parker, robertparker.com, 01 March 2012:
From the famed proprietor Denis Durantou, who is better known for his famous Pomerol, L-Eglise Clinet, this wine is a blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc. Dense purple in color, with a boatload of tannin but also impressive levels of extract and richness, for a 2009 this wine needs some patience from its purchaser. It was more hedonistic from barrel, but it actually seems even more seriously endowed from bottle, and I would hold off drinking it for a year or so, as it should keep for at least a decade or more.
Château Montlandrie is situated in Cotes de Castillon and is owned the brilliant Denis Durantou, owner of Châteu L’Eglise Clinet in Pomerol as well as vines with Château Saintayme, Château Cruzelles and Château Chenade - who purchased the property in 2009. The terroir is similar to some of the best sites in St Emilion with a typical blend, 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, quite supple tannins. The acidity is just about perfect and there is great poise on the grippy, saline finish. Stunning purity and balance – every element is carefully polished to perfection. 2012 is drinking beautifully now, but will continue to evolve. Excellent buy considering the vintage and the pedigree name attached to this wine.
Famille Perrin Vinsobres "Les Cornuds" 2011 (RP88)
Famille Perrin Vinsobres "Les Cornuds" 2011
品種： blend of Grenache and Syrah
88 points Wine Advocate , Robert Parker - 01/02/2014
More serious and endowed with more muscle and richness is the 2011 Perrin Vinsobres Les Cornuds. This wine comes from the very cool northern sector of the Cotes du Rhône appellation, which is a treasure trove for Syrah. The Perrins vinify the Syrah in truncated tanks and then age it in barrel, while the Grenache is fermented and aged in stainless steel, with blending taking place after six months. This beautiful 2011 displays plenty of black cherry fruit and lavender as well as hints of blackberry, licorice and graphite. Medium-bodied, richly fruity and offering loads of perfume, this is a wine to drink over the next several years.
We really like the terroir of Vinsobres, a beautiful village located near Vaison la Romaine; The vineyard is at an altitude of 300m and is situated for the most part on terraces. Vinsobres is particularly suitable for Syrah because it preserves the finesse which is often lost in more southern climates. It develops notes of violet, smoked meat and blackberries. Grenache is also suited to this terroir, full bodied and not heavy, with notes of black chocolate, cherry and typical Garrigue aromas.
Crozes Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert, Paul Jaboulet Aine 2002
Crozes Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert, Paul Jaboulet Aine 2002
產區：Crozes Hermitage, Northern Rhone
Since 2006, the Frey family have accomplished an impressive feat at Paul Jaboulet Aine by taking this historic estate to its rightful place as the first growth of the Rhone. With their experience at Chateau La Lagune in Bordeaux, the Frey family saw the potential in Jaboulet’s vineyards, including the important and iconic vineyard, Hermitage La Chapelle. Proprietress Caroline Frey has restored the quality at every level.
Domaine Lafage Nicolas Grenache Noir Vieilles Vignes 2012 (WA93) (WA93)
Domaine Lafage Nicolas Grenache Noir Vieilles Vignes 2012
產區： IGP Côtes Catalanes 南法
100 % Grenache noir 65年老滕， 2013年巴黎杯金獎
93 points The Wine Advocate:
The 2012 Cotes Catalanes Cuvee Nicolas is an off-the-hook value. Named after Jean-Marc's son and made from 100% Grenache from higher elevation sites in the Aspres region, fermented with 20% stems and aged half in demi-muid, it offers layers of kirsch, underbrush, licorice and serious floral notes in its medium to full-bodied, elegant and seamless profile. Getting a big "wow" in the notes and showing fine tannin and serious length, it should be snatched up by savvy readers and consumed over the coming 3-4 years.
**Run by the talented (and fast driving) Jean-Marc and Eliane Lafage, from their cellar located just outside of Perpignan (which is being completely renovated), this estate includes vineyards spread throughout the Roussillon, allowing them to make the most of the diverse terroirs and micro-climates. I
Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve, Roger Sabon 2009 (WS93,WA92) (WS93)
Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve Roger Sabon 2009
Blend: 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre
This wine had flavors of red and black fruit and spices. It will keep well for at least 20 years and will exhibit hints of mushrooms and leather over time. Pairs well with veal, white meats, mushrooms, and cow's milk cheeses or Banon.
93 points Wine Spectator:
Richly textured, with dense linzer torte, cassis and fig paste notes, but also perfumy, with toasty anise and smoky black tea notes that weave through the finish. Offers a lovely combination of power and finesse. Best from 2012 through 2022.
92 points The Wine Advocate:
Even deeper-colored with more purple hues, the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve is composed of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Cinsault from nearly 70-year-old vines. This brilliant effort is one of the finest Reserves the Sabons have yet made. Dense and complex, it offers up notes of incense, charcoal, roasted herbs, meat juices, bouquet garni and lots of black currant and black cherry fruit.
Chablis 1er Cru Montee de Tonnerre Billard-Simon 2013 (BH92)
Chablis 1er Montee de Tonnerre Billard-Simon 2013
92 points Burghound.com:
There is enough wood to notice but not to overwhelm the pretty aromas of white flowers, pear and algae. There is fine concentration to the succulent middle weight flavors that possess fine depth on the lingering finish. This is an opulent but balanced effort that should also be approachable young if desired.
91 points Wine Advocate:
The 2013 Chablis 1er Cru Montee de Tonnerre was cropped at 30 hectoliters per hectare. It has more fatness and opulence on the nose compared to the Mont de Milieu at the moment. The palate is fresh and vibrant, the acidity well-judged with just a hint of ginger on the finish that comes through stronger on the aftertaste.
Kopke Reserve Tawny Porto 波特酒
產區：Douro Valley, Portugal
品種：Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz
農曆九月圓臍，雌蟹當食，肥美黃膏滿瀉，適宜飲用略帶甜味的酒配合，因為蟹膏帶甜香，選擇乾身酒卻會凸顯苦澀；大閘蟹膏豐油潤滑，輕身酒「不夠斤兩」，兩者互碰，酒會被比下去；選飲紅酒也容易出問題，蟹的鮮味與酒中丹寧衝突，可會湧出腥味。所以，理想的大閘蟹的配酒是具備複雜性和帶甜味的中等酒體酒，Kopke Reserve Tawny Porto 會是不俗的選擇，而且夠貼地!
這支Tawny Port呈茶褐色，從杯頂中心往杯底看，輕帶半點橙紅，而邊緣則已呈淺啡色，這是從紅葡萄酒經過木桶陳釀氧化而成Tawny Port的必經過程。說到其香氣，有較成熟的堅果及乾花等氣味，剛開瓶時，除較明顯「攻鼻」的酒精(20%)外，亦散發陣陣的類同中國黃酒(花雕酒)氣味，芳醇誘人，大閘蟹"醉"愛!
Chateau Gruaud Larose 1981 波爾多二級莊
Chateau Gruaud Larose 1981
63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, 3% petit Verdot.
90 points Neal Martin's Wine Journal (Jan 2012)
"It has a light but well defined bouquet with notes of redcurrant, boysenberry, mint leaf and cedar with good intensity and vigour. It reminds more of Las-Cases ’81 in some ways. The palate is medium-bodied with a dry, quite savoury entry, powdery and slightly edgy tannins. The fruit appears to be fading although the secondary flavours and compensating with touches of Chinese 5-spice, orange zest, dried blood and sandalwood. Classic old skool St-Julien towards the finish that has moderate length."
91 points Wine Spectator (Oct 1994) : Polished, big, dark-colored, with rich and opulent aromas and flavors and loads of tobacco, cedary and berry character.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Oct 1989): A top success for the vintage, the 1981 Gruaud-Larose is dark ruby, with a full-intensity bouquet of ripe black currants, spicy oak, plums, leather, smoked meat, and violets. This wine is concentrated on the palate, with rich, tannic, lingering flavors.
Other Review: 90 Points Celletracker (90 user reviews)
Chateau Gloria 2011 (WS90)
Chateau Gloria 2011
90 Points Wine Spectator - "Mouthfilling, offering a fleshy, briary feel to the plum sauce, steeped currant and blackberry notes, with extra anise, tar and fruitcake details pumping through the finish. Lacks a little refinement in terms of structure, but this offers solid range and depth. Best from 2016 through 2024. Tasted twice, with consistent notes"
90 Points Wine Enthusiast - "This is an open, juicy wine with attractive fruit framed by firm but tamed tannins. The wine has a feeling of lightness, with black currant flavors that are lifted and fresh. This is a wine for medium-term aging. Drink from 2015. "
88 Points Wine Advocate :
An excellent effort, the 2011 Gloria continues the success this well-known property has enjoyed over the last several decades. A delicious concoction of red and black fruits, spice box, and earth as well as a silky textured, medium-bodied style emerge from this is an undeniable sleeper of the vintage. The round tannins, delicious fruit and forward character suggest it should be enjoyed over the next 7-8 years.
Chateau Moulin Riche 2012 波爾多二級莊副牌
Chateau Moulin Riche 2012
產區 : Saint Julien, Bordeaux
品種 : 69% Cab Sau, 20% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot, 4% Cabernet Franc
Owned and managed by the team at Léoville Poyferré, Moulin Riche always offers excellent value for money and seems likely to do so again in this vintage. Immediately fresh and vibrant, this is a very pure style. With dark berry fruit, some smoky character and crushed stone structure to the tannins and a vein of acidity that gives this an almost-linear tautness, this is quite a grown-up wine in this vintage.
Chateau Batailley 2002 波爾多五級莊
Chateau Batailley 2002 波爾多五級莊
89 points Neal Martin October 2009:
This has an intriguing bouquet (even more so, once I discovered its identity.) The nose is more Rhône-like than Bordeaux, with notes of Provencal herbs, fennel and thyme. The palate is full-bodied, a little sullen on the entry with a stout, much more Bordeaux-like personality than the nose (which may be a one-off.) Tobacco-laced blackberry and cedar-wood, finely balanced towards the finish. Moderate length. Fine. Tasted October 2009.
16.5+ Jancis Robinson MW, Farr Tasting, October 2009:
Drink 2009-18 Sweet and round and easy - good balance. Not the most intense. A little bit tarty next to Lynch Bages and Grand Puy Lacoste.
Clarendon Hills Romas Grenache 2007 (WS93,WA91)
Clarendon Hills Romas Grenache 2007
93 points Wine Spectator: Firm, slightly gritty in texture, giving way to pure, focused black currant, plum and spice flavors. Weaves in a touch of tar on the long, expressive finish.
91 points Wine Advocate: The 2007 Romas Vineyard Grenache has a medium garnet-purple color and moderately intense dried cherry and mulberry aromas with some spicy fruits of the forest compote and dark chocolate notes. Crisp, concentrated and very spicy on the palate, it offers a medium level of chewy tannins and a long opulent finish.
91 points Wine Enthusiast: The rare Australian Grenache you might consider cellaring for more than a couple of years, the 2007 Romas features dark, plummy fruit accented with hints of coffee and chocolate. It’s full bodied and richly textured without being overly astringent, with a long finish. Drink 2012–2020.
ABOUT THIS VINEYARD:
The Romas Grenache site is located in Blewitt Springs and was planted in 1920.
The 'Romas Grenache' is the steepest, most elevated section of the Blewitt Springs Grenache vineyard.
its uniquely special characters warrant its isolation and quarantine from the lower part of the Blewitt Springs vineyard.
This patch sits at 280 metres above sea level and is approximately 7 Kms to the ocean.
It enjoys a perfect due East aspect on a hillside that in some places reaches above a +40˚ slope gradient.
The old vines struggle to survive on a steep rock hill face with yields a microscopic 0.5 tonne / acre.
Each of the Blewitt Springs, Romas and Onkaparinga Grenache sites are planted on the same hill side. The Blewitt Springs and Romas patches are due East facing and the Onkaparinga site is at the uppermost hilltop/crown area but is western facing. All sites are within 200 metres of each other and offering special and individual expressions.
These vineyards are globally unique - the unparalleled combination of 95+ year old, pre phylloxera vines planted in the oldest geology planet earth - surveyed at 1600 million years old ;produces rare and exotic exhibitions of Grenache, not seen anywhere else in the world.
Underneath these old vines are primordial, ancient formations. There is a complete lack in nitrogenous matter available for plants/vines seeking nutrient and this results in extremely limited growth capabilities (Romas vines are approx 30 cm tall and each site produces less than 1 tonne / acre.
The environment has effectively reduced the output potential of these vines. The rich and ancient minerals present in the root zone of these special 95+ year old vines also impart rare physiological components to the vines and excellent grapes are a result.
Clarendon Hills Onkaparinga Grenache 2007 (JH94)
Clarendon Hills Onkaparinga Grenache 2007 **This wine forms part of Clarendon Hills Grand Cru classification. 94 points James Halliday: “While the colour is slightly more developed than the ’07 Kangarilla Grenache, here the wine is in balance; spice and red berry aromas are followed by a complex palate, adding a touch of forest to the overall expression. Will be long lived if the cork permits.” James Halliday Wine Companion, 2011 93 points eRobertParker.COM: “My favorite of the 2007 Grenache cuvees is the 2007 Grenache Onkaparinga. Aside from being the most approachable, it has the most enticing perfume with its notes of underbrush, incense, lavender, black cherry and blackberry liqueur. Velvety but with some underlying tannin, it has succulent fruit, impeccable balance, and a lengthy finish.” Jay Miller, eRobertParker.com, 2009
Clarendon Hills Blewitt Springs Grenache 2005 (ST93,RP91)
Clarendon Hills Blewitt Springs Grenache 2005
93 points Stephen Tanzer International Wine Cellar (Oct 2007): Deep ruby. Explosive raspberry, blackberry and blueberry scents, along with suave Asian spices and fresh rose. Mouth-filling red berry flavors offer impressive clarity and silky texture for such volume. Velvety tannins add shape to this dense, strikingly sweet fruit bomb. I would be tempted to drink it now, just to wallow in the seductive fruit.
92 points Wine & Spirits (Oct 2008) :This has the dried grape skin character of an Amarone, but with a completely different flavor. Peppermint oil, sour cherry and strawberry scents emerge out of an initially black attack. The underlying earthiness will match short ribs.
91 points Robert Parker Wine Advocate (Oct 2007): The 2005 Grenache Blewitt Springs is leaner and more structured than the Hickinbotham.
91 points Wine Spectator (Oct 2007): Smooth and ripe, with pomegranate and red cherry fruit at the core and a strong overlay of peppery spice. The slightly gritty tannins need cellaring, but this should get there. Best from 2009 through 2015 .
ABOUT THIS VINEYARD
This is a Premier Cru vineyard that, by definition offers a perfect balance of roundness and approachable enjoyability in the short term- however has all the structural components and balance to comfortably cellar for decades. Within the Premier Cru vineyard calibre, each bottle indemnifies its owner with wines that balance short term enjoyment with future decades of pleasure. The site itself is located in Blewitt Springs and was planted in 1920. Old vines provide very small, thick skinned berries and this is evident in the natural expression from this vineyard.
Clarendon Hills Hickinbotham Syrah 2005 (WA97,WS95)
Clarendon Hills Hickinbotham Syrah 2005
97 points Robert Parkers Wine Advocate (Oct 2007): The 2005 Syrah Hickinbotham Vineyard is opaque purple colored with aromas of crushed rocks, toasty oak, tar, licorice, bacon, blueberry, and blackberry. Muscular and large in scale, it will profit from a decade of cellaring and drink well through 2030. (JM)
95 points Wine Spectator (Oct 2007): Big, rich and juicy, with plum, blueberry and a range of sweet spices. The fine tannins wrap around the generous mouthful of flavors, which linger powerfully. A touch of coffee adds interest, and the finish just doesn't quit. Best from 2010 through 2020.
94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (Sep 2007): Saturated purple. Powerful boysenberry, blueberry and licorice aromas are complicated by an amaro like herbal bitterness, with a vanilla and mocha undercurrent adding another element. Broad, sweet and penetrating dark fruit flavors possess stunning density, with palate saturating depth and power. Do you drink this or eat it ? This displays a compellingly balanced shock and awe personality uniquely its own another otherworldly example of this producer's style.
Clarendon Hills Hickinbotham Syrah 2006 (WA97)
Clarendon Hills Hickinbotham Syrah 2006
97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Feb 2009) : The 2006 Syrah Hickinbotham Vineyard combines a voluptuous flavor profile with enough ripe tannin to evolve for 6-8 years. Drink it from 2015 to 2031. 97+ (JM)
94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (Oct 2008): Opaque violet. Initially brooding nose quickly opened to display powerful raspberry, kirsch and violet scents. Vivid red and dark berry flavors are corralled by nervy minerality and silky tannins, with anise and rose pastille notes building on the back end. Blends depth, sweetness and finesse with a deft hand, finishing with mounting sweetness but no candied character. Pretty cool stuff. (JR)
ABOUT THIS VINEYARD : Part of Clarendon Hills’ ‘Grand Cru’ classification.
The Hickinbotham family are instrumental players in Australian wine history, and Alan Hickinbotham bought this estate in 1960.
Clarendon Hills sources wines from this stately vineyard to produce a single site Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and old-vine Grenache – all detailed by the Hickinbotham family name. Richly compact soils provide depth and a vineyard unique signature across the varietal spectrum. Highly elevated in the sub district of Clarendon - the vines ripen later than most and develop individuality as a result
Clarendon Hills Hickinbotham Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 (RP92)
Clarendon Hills Hickinbotham Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
** This wine forms part of Clarendon Hills’ ‘Grand-Cru’ classification.
92+ points Robert Parker: The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Hickinbotham offers the most saturated color. The aromatics feature Asian spices, violets, and incense along with expressive black fruits. Structured and tannic, bordering on austere on the palate, it is a muscular, brawny effort that will require 6-8 years of cellaring to become approachable.
94 points Vinous : Opaque ruby. Powerful aromas of blackcurrant, blueberry, smoky minerals, lavender and Indian spices. Deeply concentrated, palate-staining dark berry and bitter cherry flavors are framed by chewy tannins and pick up strong spice and floral notes with air. Still quite young but already expressive, finishing with lingering notes of sweet dark berries and candied flowers.
Chateau de Saint Cosme Les Deux Albion 2013 (RP90)
Chateau de Saint Cosme Les Deux Albion 2013
產區： Cotes du Rhone
品種： Syrah, Grenache, Carignan, Mourvèdre, Clairette
90 points The Wine Advocate: The 2013 Cotes du Rhone Les Deux Albions is 50-60% Syrah and the rest Grenache and other permitted varieties. It exhibits classic Syrah character with its sweet dark fruits, pepper, wood smoke and crushed rock-like minerality. Medium to full-bodied, it bucks the vintage stereotype and has a rounded, supple texture, good concentration and plenty of length. Possibly outstanding, it should have a decade of longevity.
Winemaker Notes: Co-fermented in concrete vats as usual, it develops a good density, good color and a length that is usual of a great vintage. 80% of the cuvée was aged in concrete vats, which help to create the best expression. Its fruit full of terroir develops and shows characteristics of gingerbread, strawberries and violets.
Herència Altés Garnatxa Blanca Benufet 2015 (WA91)
Herència Altés Garnatxa Blanca Benufet 2015
產區：DO Terra Alta, Catalunya, Spain
91 Points, Wine Advocate "The intriguing nose of the 2015 Benufet is already developing a petrol-like note combined with the meaty white fruit Garnacha Blanca is able to achieve, especially from extremely old vines like this. There is also a faint peachy pit note. The palate is very tasty, it makes you salivate. There is a salty feeling to this that I love. It makes it very tasty. It should age nicely. 7,500 bottles..”
90 Points, James Suckling ："Very aromatic with a muscat-type personality and a seriously fresh acidity that will be too much for some. However, this has plenty of substance and good length. Drink now.”
Chateau de Saint Cosme Gigondas Valbelle 2009 (WS94)
Chateau de Saint Cosme Gigondas Valbelle 2009 (WS94)
Blend: 90% Grenache and 10% Syrah
#10 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2011
94 Wine Spectator : A gorgeous wine, with an interplay of ripe, dripping blackberry, cassis and plum sauce flavors providing the flesh, offset by smoldering charcoal, tobacco and bittersweet cocoa notes, which provide the angles. The long finish has nice intensity. Best from 2012 through 2022. 1,175 cases made.
Winemaker notes: We didn't release Valbelle in 2008 because the wine had been blended into the Gigondas Classique. This is nice to see Valbelle coming back in 2009 with its very specific style. It generates complexity, depth and balance. 2009 Valbelle combines well the tannic power of the vintage with the roundness and the softness always found in Valbelle. Find notes of strawberry, thyme, white pepper and graphite.
Chateau Mont Perat 2012 《神之水滴》推介
Chateau Mont Perat 2012
產區: Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux 品種:Blend
Chateau MontPerat葡萄酒是《神之水滴》漫畫中第一支成名的酒款。 《神之水滴》描述如下：這瓶酒好好喝，我不知不覺很喜歡它呢。因為它很有勁道，所以感覺到融在口中的甜味與緊繃的酸味在嘴裡整個散開。那感覺就像“Queen”樂隊的主唱甜美沙啞的聲音，被渾厚的吉他與沈重的鼓聲所包圍.
Chateau Haut Bages Liberal 2009 (RP92) 波爾多五級莊
Chateau Haut Bages Liberal 2009
產區 : Pauillac, Bordeaux
分級：波爾多列級5級莊 品種 : 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot
92 points Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (199), March 2012:
Probably the finest Haut-Bages Liberal since the 1982, this beautifully rich wine has an inky purple color, a big, sweet kiss of creme de cassis, incense, some background spicy oak and forest floor. Its gorgeous fruit, full-bodied opulence, impressive purity, expansive texture and broad, savory finish make for a terrific wine to drink over the next 25+ years. Drink: 2012 - 2037
91-94 points James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, April 2010:
Currant and mint, with hints of fresh herbs. Lovely complex nose already. Full-bodied, with supersilky tannins and a long, racy finish. Solid core of beautiful fruit.
Chateau Coufran 2004
Chateau Coufran 2004
89 points Wine Enthusiast: "The Miailhe family, owners of Coufran also have Château Siran in Margaux in their portfolio. Coufran 2004 is structured, with dusty tannins, but over the rounded, smooth, almost jammy fruits, an accessible wine, showing good fresh acidity to finish." (5/31/2007)
Chateau Barde Haut 2003 (WS90)
Chateau Barde Haut 2003 Saint- Emilion Grand Cru.
品種：80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc.
90 points Wine Spectator :
Wonderful aromas of ripe strawberry and raspberry follow through to a full-bodied palate, with fine tannins and a very fruity finish. Yummy.
88 points Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (214), August 2014:
This attractive, fully mature St. Emilion exhibits notes of Christmas fruitcake, licorice, red and black currants, and spice box. Drink it over the next 3-4 years. Drink 2014-2018
Chateau Camensac 2010 (NM90) 波爾多五級莊
Chateau Camensac 2010
產區 : Haut Medoc, Bordeaux
品種 : Cabernet Sauvignon, merlot
90 points Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, March 2014:
Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux 2010 tasting. The Chateau Camensac 2010 has a tightly wound bouquet with blackberry, wild hedgerow, cedar and cigar box scents that demand coaxing. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp, chalky tannins. There are plenty of potent tobacco notes here with a touch of spice on the finish. It is a little introverted at the moment, this should develop nicely with several years in the cellar. Tasted January 2014.
Mitolo Savitar Shiraz 2006 (WA94)
Mitolo Savitar Shiraz 2006
94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate( Oct 2007) : The 2006 Shiraz “Savitar” was aged in 100% new oak, predominantly French. Purple-colored, the aromatics are a bit reticent initially, but soon scents of toasty oak, tar, licorice, scorched earth, and blueberry emerge. This leads to a wine which is more structured and less opulent than its peers. It will evolve for a minimum of 8-10 years and drink well through 2040. As a point of reference, the 2002 Savitar (rated 95) was presented. It is considerably more developed aromatically but still has a significant distance to travel prior to reaching its peak.
93 points Vinous (Sep 2008): Inky violet. Powerful dark berry liqueur and cherry-vanilla on the nose, with sexy floral and incense qualities adding complexity. Broad and juicy, with deeply concentrated blackberry and boysenberry flavors, supple tannins and slow-building anise and sassafras on the back. Generous but focused shiraz with excellent finishing energy and persistence. Still quite primary, but there'd be no crime in drinking this after giving it an hour or so in a decanter.
90 points Wine Spectator( Mar 2008): Firm in texture, with lively blueberry and wild blackberry flavors poking through a layer of fine-grained tannins, finishing with real refinement. 350 cases imported.
Elderton Command Shiraz 2003 owc (RP94,WS94)
Elderton Command Shiraz 2003
94 points Robert Parker (Oct 2006): While the deep plum/ruby/garnet-tinged 2003 Shiraz Command is slightly less nuanced than the 2002, it is just as powerful and full-bodied, offering copious quantities of fruit, glycerin, tannin, and muscle. This chewy, rich offering appears to be on a faster evolutionary track than its 2002 counterpart. Give it another 2-3 years of bottle age, and consume it over the following 12-15.
94 points Wine Spectator (Aug 2007): Big, ripe and generous. This is a plush mouthful of cherry, spice and mineral flavors that rush on the finish, managing to stay in perfect balance. Has depth and grace. Best from 2009 through 2018.
93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (Aug 2006): Saturated ruby. Rich, oak-spicy nose shows liqueur-like boysenberry, candied plum and kirsch aromas, plus a good whack of vanilla. Outsized and thick, with dense, sweet dark berry flavors and an almost viscous texture. And yet this massive wine comes across as energetic and surprisingly elegant. The long, sappy finish features powerful dark berry liqueur flavors that won't quit.