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Clos Rene 2010
Clos Rene 2010
The Clos René, located in the Pomerol appellation, has belonged to the Garde family for more than a century. Jean-Marie Garde currently runs this 18-hectare vineyard planted with 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Malbec. The domain is largely under-valued, considering the quality and regularity of its cuvées. The wines of Clos René are well made, in a classical and elegant style and with a wonderful aging ability, while being reasonable priced.
Chateau La Pointe 2011 RP90/WS90
Chateau La Pointe 2011
Merlot 85% , Cabernet Franc 15%
90 points Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #212 Apr 2014
This is a strong effort from La Pointe, another estate that seems to be producing better and better wines. A blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, the 2011 reveals a dense ruby/plum/purple color, a sweet perfume of black raspberries, black currants, licorice and subtle high quality oak, medium to full body, and an expansive, broad, pure texture. Drink this sleeper of the vintage over the next decade.
90 pts James Molesworth (WineSpectator.com, March 2014):
Very solid, with a ganache spine supporting the enticing dark plum and fig fruit flavors, while bramble and singed wood spice notes fill in on the finish. Approachable now, this should mellow in the short-term. Drink now through 2021. 7,500 cases made.
(March 2012, Primeurs tasting comments by Hubert de Boüard de Laforest): “Deep, bright and lively colour with a dark purple rim. The nose opens out with floral notes such as violet that evolve towards ripe fruits, blackberry and raspberry. The palate is generous and long with a very pleasant freshness. This freshness persists on the finish and complements the lingering notes of tobacco and licorice. The tannins are taut and enveloped in a silky smoothness, a sure characteristic of an outstanding Pomerol. The 2011 perfectly demonstrates Château La Pointe’s reborn style developed over the last few vintages.”
Chateau Bourgneuf 2011 JS91/NM90-92
Chateau Bourgneuf 2011
In the heart of the prestigious Pomerol appellation, Château Bourgneuf is spread over 9 hectares in one unique holding. Bourgneuf has belonged to the Vayron family since 1840. Eight generations have succeeded each other, transmitting their love for this land and its history.
91 pts James Suckling, February 19th, 2014:
A wine with a pretty ripe-fruit character and ripe, chewy tannins. Some toasted oak as well. I think it needs another two or three years to soften the tannins and bring it all together. Serious 2011 Pomerol.
90-92 pts Neal Martin – robertparker.com:
The Vayron family have conjured a lovely Pomerol this year… I appreciate its purity and feminity… You know, this could be the best Bourgneufs that I have tasted en primeur. Chapeau! Tasted twice with consistent notes.
Chateau La Grave a Pomerol 2006
Chateau La Grave a Pomerol 2006
Located in the northwest of the appellation, Château LA GRAVE - as its name indicates in French - is the starting point of the gravelly belt of Pomerol. The 20 year-old vines are traditionally maintained (with regular crop thinning and de-leafing).The young wine is vinified with the respect of the fruit and aged in 25% new oak barrels. The result is a wine with elegance, delicacy and charm which particularly marries well with fine food.
Clos du Marquis 2006 雄獅副牌 JS92-94/WS92/WE91
Clos du Marquis 2006 雄獅副牌
92-94 pts James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, March 2007
Wonderful aromas of blackberries, minerals and dried flowers. Full-bodied, with a lovely core of cool fruit. Racy and caressing tannins. Excellent. 13.2 percent Cabernet Franc--more than normal. Better structured than normal, too.
92 pts Wine Spectator:
Offers violet and blackberry on the nose, with tar. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a fruity, minerally aftertaste. Long and silky. Very serious for the vintage. Best after 2013.
91 pts Wine Enthusiast :
A beautifully perfumed, dark-colored wine, bursting with black plums and violet perfumes. It is, on the surface, delicious, but taste beneath that and it becomes complex and dark, with immense but velvet tannins, suggesting considerable potential.
89+ pts Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, May 2016:
The 2006 Clos du Marquis has a typical bouquet for this cru with forward and lavish black cherries, cassis and incense aromas, perhaps more oaky than some of its peers. The palate is medium-bodied with an insistent grip in the mouth. This is surprisingly backward with impressive density. You can feel the weight of black fruit in the mouth, although it needs more finesse and precision on the finish. Give this another five years and you could have a "dark horse" on your hands.
Chateau Lafon Rochet 2010 波爾多4級莊 NM94/WE93/WS91
Chateau Lafon Rochet 2010
67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc.
94 pts Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, February 2014:
Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux 2010 tasting. Wow - this Saint Estèphe appears to be just getting into its stride. This seems reticent on the nose at first, but modest coaxing reveals scents of blackberry mixed with gravel and incense. The palate is medium-bodied with gentle grip, firm tannins and a pleasant salty tang on the finish. Masculine and structured, with good persistency and a lovely austere personality, Basile Tesseron and his team have overseen an aloof but engaging Lafon-Rochet that could be the dark horse of the appellation. Tasted January 2014.
Chateau Lafleur-Gazin 2000 WS89/WA88
Chateau Lafleur-Gazin 2000
位於波爾多波美侯Pomerol村， Chateau Lafleur-Gazin 坐落於兩大名莊 Lafleur 和 Gazin 之間(三個莊同屬一個家族)，自1976年起由 Jean- Pierre MOUEIX 家族管理 (Trotanoy, La Fleur Petrus, Hosanna 同一釀酒團隊)平均樹齡30年，80%Merlot, 20%Cabernet Franc。
產區：Pomerol, Bordeaux , France
88 pts Wine Advocate:
"A sweet, superficial, but attractive effort, the 2000 La Fleur-Gazin reveals chalky tannin in the finish. A dark ruby/purple color is accompanied by ripe plum, prune, and berry fruit, medium body, and plenty of structure as well as tough tannin. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2014."
Chateau Haut Bages Liberal 2005 WS93/RP90/NM90/JR16.5
Chateau Haut Bages Liberal 2005
93 points Wine Spectator:
Very aromatic, showing blackberry and currant aromas, with some licorice. Full-bodied, with supersilky tannins and a rich, decadent, fruity finish. Caresses the palate. Stylish and opulent. Best after 2011. 10,000 cases made.
90 points Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (219), June 2015:
The 2005 Haut-Bages Libéral offers loads of blackcurrant fruit, licorice, spice and forest floor. It is medium to full-bodied, with supple tannin and an expansive, textured mouthfeel and finish. Drink it over the next 15-20 years. Drink 2015-2035.
90 points Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, January 2012:
Tasted at BBR’s 2005/2009 tasting in London. The Haut Bages Liberal has a refined bouquet, timid at first but growing in confidence with dark berries, wild hedgerow, truffle and scorched earth. The palate is medium-bodied with a racy entry, crisp blackberry, graphite and bell pepper with a masculine, tannic, chalky-textured finish. It is a little rustic at the moment, but full of character. Tasted July 2011.
16.5 points Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, March 2017:
Tasted blind. Deep crimson. Sleek, well-mannered nose. Lots of graphite quality. Quite distinctive. Fruit and tannins well balanced. Quite long and appetising. Drink 2016-2030
Vina Tondonia Reserva Lopez de Heredia 2004 WA94
Vina Tondonia Reserva Lopez de Heredia 2004
品種： 75% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacha, 10% Graciano and Mazuelo
酒莊成立於1877年， Rioja最古老的三家酒莊之一，這家酒莊至今仍被認為是傳統Rioja的衛士，時至今日，他們仍在以最古老的方式釀酒，一切就像一百多年前的模樣，經典的韻味十足。 酒莊 屬於R. López de Heredia家族，擁有四塊葡萄田（Viña Tondonia， ViñaCubillo， Viña Bosconia和 Viña Zaconia）。其中Tondonia出產的葡萄酒最為出名，也代表了家族醉高品質葡萄酒。根據Rioja產區分級制度: Reserva 級別的紅葡萄酒至少酒窖陳年 3 年，其中在橡木桶中陳釀至少 1 年。這款Tinto Reserva 2004僅在橡木桶中陳年就用了6年時間，遠遠超過了法定陳年的時間。2004年是里奧哈產區非常優秀的年份，這一年出產的葡萄酒有足夠的實力可以經受住長期的橡木桶陳放，從而達到果香和陳年香氣的平衡，表現複雜，圓潤細膩。就連RP都認為其適飲期可以長達到2025年。
94 points Wine Advocate:
The 2004 Viña Tondonia Reserva is a completely different story. It is a worthy follower of the 2001, the greatest of the Viña Tondonia Reservas of recent times. It has the usual blend and usual levels of alcohol and acidity, bottled after six years in oak barrels. The nose feels savory (if that's possible–umami?) and developed, with tertiary aromas and good balance between spices, leathery notes, cherries and balsamic notes of cigar box and incense. The palate is both round and crisp, with refined tannins. It has very good balance with subtle acidity and very good persistence.
Vega-Sicilia Alion 2013 WA94/JR17+
西班牙國寶級Vega-Sicilia 加持，飲家必選: Vega Sicilia Alion 2013
Vega Sicilia 買下了15公里外的破產的Bodegas Liceo, 成立Alion, 目標是"Born to make History" 。1991年成為莊主Pablo Alvarez 第三個仔(大仔酒王Unico, 二仔Valbuena, 和96年出世的細仔Pintia)。100% Tempranillo, 來自靚區Ribera del Duero的靚村Valbuena, Pesquera, Padilla, 30年樹齡, 14個月全新法國最出名橡木桶(Radoux/Taranssaud/Saury/Vicard), 出售前入瓶再15個月以上係酒窖陳年。
94 pts Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate (229), February 2017:
The careful selection of the grapes and the work directives even for the purchased grapes has clearly paid off in the 2013 Alión, which has great freshness and perfume. It was cropped from a relatively normal growing season, but with a cold September with some rains that provoked a slight delay in the picking and especially the seed for a severe sorting of the grapes. It's considered a challenging vintage in general, and the bottles produced are slightly less than in the healthier 2012. It's always pure Tempranillo from over 30-year-old vines in different villages: Pesquera, Padilla, Moradillo... It fermented in oak vats with indigenous yeasts after a three-day cold soak, followed by malolactic and 12-14 months in new French barriques. It might be a lighter vintage for Alión, but one that has a subtler profile and harmony. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannins, with a thread of acidity going through its core and lifting it up. An elegant Alión. 260,000 bottles and some larger formats were filled in May 2015.
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Poissenot, Domaine Geantet-Pansiot 2010 AM91
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Poissenot, Domaine Geantet-Pansiot 2010
Geantet-Pansiot 是勃根地近年受追捧的新進酒莊，歷史五十年左右，以 Gevrey Chambertin 為基地，全系列的 Gevrey Chambertin 村莊級、一級園的品質都非常優秀穩定。莊主Vincent Geantet 於 1989 年接手父親留下這座 11公頃的酒廠，兒子 Fabien 自 2006 年起加入協助父親釀酒。
酒莊 唯一一塊一級園Le Poissenot，靠近Clos St-Jacques的上方，鄰接上坡處的La Romanee，Le Poissenot和媲美頂級園的Clos St-Jacques一樣有著高比例石灰的黏土和泥灰質土，酒質均衡精緻且充滿紮實的複雜層次與深度，深受莊主Vincent Geantet的喜愛。果實會經4次篩選，10 度10 天冷浸泡，20-22 天不超過 35 度發酵，沉澱2天後導入橡木桶。其 Bourgogne 到頂級酒 Charmes 皆採30%新桶，12-14個月桶陳後入樽。
*91pts Allen Meadows, Burghound.com (45), January 2012* :
Note: from a mix of Brochon vines planted between 1922 and 1961 that average 60+ years of age; in 2010 this has the Les Jeunes Rois fruit in it.
A gorgeously complex and lightly spiced nose serves up notes of violet, plum and plenty of pungent earth that is also reflected by the dense and serious medium-bodied flavors. There is excellent volume and concentration to the mid-palate that possesses impeccable phenolic ripeness, all wrapped in a seductive yet linear finish. This is very Gevrey in character with a brawny yet not overtly rustic mouth feel. Recommended.
Savigny 1er Cru Lavieres, Domaine Chandon de Briailles 2009 AM89-91
Savigny 1er Cru Lavieres, Domaine Chandon de Briailles 2009
勃艮地Savigny-les-Beaune 村最精英的酒莊Domaine Chandon de Briailles, 始建於1704年，1834年Nicolay家族買左落黎，直至現在依然由後人Claude and Francois de Nicolay兩兄妹打理。村內沒有特級Grand Cru田，一級田最能體現該村的風味，其中兩塊更是一級中的特級，包括 Lavières(輕柔) 和Aux Vergelesses(強勁)。
今日介紹 Domaine Chandon de Briailles 一級田1er Les Lavieres ,自05年起開始用自然動力法耕種。妹妹Claude 偏好老桶，大部分木桶6年以上，有些甚至20年，如此釀成的紅酒相當均衡細致，幾年陳年之後有迷人多變的自然風味。
89-91 pts Allen Meadows, Burghound.com (42), May 2011:
An extremely ripe nose of spiced plum and background hints of prune and violets introduces rich and opulent flavors that are given lift by the presence of ample minerality on the detailed, energetic and rather firm finish. The nose is riper than I prefer yet there is good punch and freshness to the finish.
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Les Noirots, Sigaut 2008 BH89-91
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Les Noirots, Sigaut 2008
【 “香爆了，迷死人” Chambolle-Musigny】這個勃艮地村 最能表現出黑皮諾Pinot Noir 的優雅、精巧細致，有Queen of Burgundy 之稱。今日介紹一款低調樸實的酒莊Domaine Anne Et Herve Sigaut 2008年的一級田“Les Noirots” (如圖示) ，BH89-91。 莊主夫婦Anne & Hervé 共同負責莊園的所有事務，根據 lunar calendar 的曆法時間打理葡萄園，並遵循著生物動力法來釀造。
*89-91 pts Allen Meadows, Burghound.com (37), January 2010:*
A very pure red and blue berry fruit nose complements the sweet, round and delicious middle weight flavors that possess good acid support on the moderately firm, persistent and beautifully vibrant finish. This too is very Chambolle in character that isn't quite as elegant as the Chatelots but offers more complexity.
Mercurey Clos Rochette Blanc, Domaine Faiveley 2014 單一園(Monopole) "Clos Rochette" , WS90
Mercurey Clos Rochette Blanc, Domaine Faiveley 2014
勃艮地著名酒莊Domaine Faiveley 位處Mercurey 的單一園(Monopole) "Clos Rochette", 釀造100% Chardonnay 白酒。
90 pts Wine Spectator:
This shows cut and definition to the floral, peach and citrus flavors, offset by a hint of richness in the texture. In the end, this leans toward the acidity, presenting a clean, lemony aftertaste. Drink now through 2021.
87-89 pts Allen Meadows, Burghound.com (63), June 2016:
**Note: a monopole belonging to Faiveley**
A wonderfully fresh nose features notes of melon, straw, apple and a hint of wood toast. I like the punch and detail of the nicely textured flavors that possess a subtle but refreshing salinity on the smoky and balanced finale. This should reward a few years of cellaring if desired.
Gevrer-Chambertin 1er Clos des Issarts Domaine Faiveley 2011 AM90-93/ST91-93
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Clos des Issarts Domaine Faiveley 2011, AM90-93/ST91-93,
創立於 1825 年的 Faiveley 是勃根地 Nuits St Georges 的代表性酒商 Negocient，但更像是一家大型的獨立酒莊。Faiveley 本業是生產法國高鐵 TGV 車門的大型企業，這樣的酒廠在Burgundy 幾乎是獨一無二，以大企業的嚴謹管理，幾乎是不計成本來經營。Faiveley 擁有 120 公頃的葡萄園，主要集中在Cote de Nuits 夜丘，自有地monopole的比例高達 80%。
目前由第七代 Erwan Faiveley 經營，2004 年禮聘原 Bouchard Pere & Fils 釀酒總管 Bernard Hervet 加入，改變原來需要時間柔化的嚴肅印象，創造出不同以往的Faiveley全新風格，年輕時展現出細膩誘人姿態，亦可陳年很久。
今日介紹呢支係 Gevrey Chambertin村的一級田Monopole "Clos des Issarts" ， 面積僅0.6 ,位處Grand Cru特級田 Ruchottes-Chambertin旁邊，葡萄酒大師 Jasper Morris MW 稱讚此田 : "the vineyard makes a delightfully fine-boned style of premier cru Gevrey". 質量拍得住特級田。因為面積幾乎是此村最細的一塊，年產只有幾千支。
90-93 pts Allen Meadows, Burghound.com (49), January 2013
There is an appealing freshness to the cherry, raspberry, truffle and earth-infused nose that even has an interesting if odd hint of citrus peel to it. There is excellent richness and volume to the punchy middle weight flavors that display fine depth and length on the mineral-laden finish. This is first rate and one of the better young examples of this wine that I have had.
Dal Forno Romano Valpolicella 2010 ST96/RP95/JS95/vivino4.4(342酒評)
Dal Forno Romano Valpolicella 2010
【The King of valpolicella】來自於從事葡萄果農家族的Romano dal Forno，年輕時有幸受到 Giuseppe Quintarelli的指導與啟發，加上其堅毅的個性與卓越的遠見，不但轉型建立了獨立裝瓶的酒莊Dal Forno Romano，而且其釀造出超水準的極高品質酒款，成為Veneto產區中唯一能與Giuseppe Quintarelli齊名的世界級頂尖酒莊。
96 pts ST (May 2017) &
(International Wine Cellar 2017 Top 100 wines):
The 2010 Valpolicella Superiore is a utterly fascinating wine from Dal Forno in this vintage. Composed from 70% Corvina and Corvina Grossa, 20% Rondinella, 5% Croatina, 5% Oseleta, the selected grapes are then placed in plastic plateaux and are left to rest for 45 days in large open rooms, where an innovative ventilation system helps maintain an elevated and thorough air flow. After the racking process, the Valpolicella rests for a few days in stainless steel tanks and subsequently is placed in new barriques to mature for 36 long months. The result is a wine which displays a pitch dark, inky color, followed by complex aromatics of ripe black currants, black cherries, mission figs woven together with espresso, grilled herbs, bittersweet chocolate, graphite and some earthy loam and straw characteristics all taking shape in this seductive Valpolicella. On this palate this is full-bodied with beautifully polished tannins and remarkable overall structure and balance, with impressive minerality at it core. It all comes together beautifully on the long, expansive finish which lingers on and on. It seems as if this wine continues to improve in quality each vintage, and the 2010 is the most compelling Valpolicella I have ever tasted from the estate. Overall, this is another total success from the Dal Forno Family. (Best 2019-2030)
Chateau Le Puy Emilien 2015 《神之水滴》第十二門徒 Jeannie Cho Lee 93
Chateau Le Puy Emilien 2015
《神之水滴》第十二門徒 勒龐酒莊Chateau Le Puy emilien 的 2015年，葡萄酒大師李志延給出93分，認為是82/86年後又一大年份。400年的酒莊，15代的傳承，沒有使用過一滴農藥，“是一款用最為自然的方法釀造出的、奇蹟般的酒”。
93 pts Jeannie Cho Lee (Dec 2017):
A great vintage for this biodynamic property – combining depth, focus and intense ripe tannins that are supple and fine. This will be one of the best vintages for Chateau Le Puy, like the 1982 and the 1986.
Chateau Giscours 1994 波爾多3級莊美人魚
Chateau Giscours 1994
Clos de L'Oratoire 2003 波爾多右岸列級 vivino4.2(112酒評）
Clos de L'Oratoire 2003
分級：Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classe
產區： Saint Emilion, Bordeaux
品種：80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Chateau Rouget 2008 RP91/JS90/ST89
Chateau Rouget 2008
品種：85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon.
91 Points Robert Parker:
Similar in style to the 2008 Bon Pasteur, the dark ruby/plum-colored 2008 Rouget is unquestionably a sleeper of the vintage. Notes of mulberries, black currants and sandy, loamy soil as well as a lush, seductive, medium to full-bodied mouthfeel and good purity as well as depth suggest it can be drunk now and over the next decade or more.
Chateau Kirwan 2006 波爾多3級莊 WE91/WS90
Chateau Kirwan 2006 波爾多3級莊
91 pts Wine Enthusiast:
The new wood flavors on this wine are becoming well integrated with the velvet fruit textures. The tannins are now an adjunct to the fruit, which shows fresh spice and sweetness. It is becoming a fine, balanced wine, delicate and perfumed.
90 pts Wine Spectator:
There's lovely fruit in this wine, with berry, chocolate and plum aromas and flavors. Medium- to full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long finish. A very balanced Kirwan. Best from 2011 through 2016. 7,080 cases made.
Isole e Olena Cepparello 2012 Vinous 97/JS94/WA93 Screw Capsule
Isole e Olena Cepparello 2012
媲美"女人頭Le Pergole Torte"的 Isole e Olena 來自偏西邊的 Castellina村北面的Barberino Val d'Elsa，由兩塊田Isole和Olena組成,位於Chianti Classico，海拔400米。莊主Paolo De Marchi是最早在CC採用100%Sangiovese的酒莊之一，Paolo來自Piedmont地區，之前他沒有任何葡萄酒釀造經驗，全憑自己的努力，謙虛的精神和沈穩的性格，在沒有聘請顧問的情況下，創造了100%純Sangiovese的Cepparello。 Nicolas Belfrage曾問他什麼使他有動力這麼投入創作了Cepparello，Paolo說“I wanted to understand Sangiovese。” 他的理念是將葡萄酒和生長葡萄的土地鏈接在一起，真實展示出Chianti風土的典型性。
"Cepparello" 是酒莊的旗艦酒款。呈現了Barberino Val d'Elsa 風土帶來的power，入口丹寧有力，骨架強健，又十分的優雅，給人一種很Man的感覺，又覺得很深邃，複雜度很高，蘑菇，烤杏仁，果丹皮，花香，很有活力。陳年後，更有菌菇，肉湯，櫻桃的香氣絡繹不絕，讓很多酒友想起了Chambertin中的王者Domaine Armand Rousseau。
97 pts Vinous:
The 2012 Cepparello is just as compelling as it has always been. Sweet, ample and generous from the outset, the 2012 shows all of its pedigree, even at this early stage. Radiant fruit and exquisite aromatics make a strong opening statement as the wine fleshes out in the glass. Ample, creamy and super-expressive, the 2012 is shaping up to be a superb Cepparello. The only thing the 2012 needs is time. An up and down year with hot temperatures in July and early August, followed by rain in September forced DeMarchi to be especially selective and bottle only the best lots. Production is down to 30,000 bottles from 36,000 in 2013 and 32,400 in 2011.
94 pts James Suckling:
Pretty bright fruit with blackcurrant, violet and sandalwood aromas and flavors. Full body, firm and linear tannins and a fresh finish. Needs two or three years to soften. Cepparello is always a classic. Better in 2017.
Allegrini La Grola, Veronese IGT 2011 JS92/WA90
Allegrini La Grola, Veronese IGT 2011
Ageing: 16 months in oak, then blended together for 2 months followed by 10 months of bottle-ageing
92 pts James Suckling: This is always an outstanding Veneto red. Lots of dried fruits and hints of raisins and sultanas. Full-bodied, chewy and savory. Attractive tannin tension.
90 pts Wine Advocate: The 2011 La Grola (an IGT blend of 80% Corvina Veronese, 10% Oseleta and 10% Syrah aged in neutral oak for 16 months) opens to a velvety, dark appearance and bold aromas of prune, plum, cured meat, bacon fat and mesquite smoke. This is a hearty red wine that would pair next to beef stew or game.
Allegrini La Grola 2013 JS2/WA91/WS90
Allegrini La Grola, Veronese IGT 2013
品種：90% Corvina , 10％ Oseleta
Ageing: 16 months in oak, then blended together for 2 months followed by 10 months of bottle-ageing
92 pts James Suckling: More cabernet coming out on the nose with dark berries and light chocolate. Full body, lightly chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Shows length and intensity.
91 pts Wine Advocate:
The 2013 La Grola represents a blend of 90% Corvina Veronese and 10% Oseleta. Past editions saw a small part Syrah but this is no longer the case. The wine's appearance is rich and deeply saturated with an inky black color. The bouquet revs up slowly with black prune and plum followed by spice, tar, road paving and cured meat. The effect is extra thick and dense. In the mouth, La Grola displays syrupy richness with both savory and slightly sweet mahogany spice. The wine rests in once-used barrique for 16 months.
90 pts Wine Spectator:
Well-spiced and herbaceous, this well-meshed red frames flavors of ripe currant, espresso, dried fig and smoke with fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity. Harmonious. Drink now through 2021.
Marques de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2001 Guia Peñín 97/WA94
Marques de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2001
Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial是Marqués de Murrieta酒莊的旗艦酒款，也是酒莊傳統派釀製的代表作品（其現代派代表作品則是同樣產自於Ygay酒窖的另一酒款Dalmau），它來自於海拔485米，古老的單一園La Plana（這塊土地歷來只用於“特級珍藏”的生產），經過兩年半的美國橡木桶陳年與三年的瓶陳時間。
94 pts Wine Advocate :
I reported on the current release, the 2001 Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial, previously but underrated it slightly. This cuvee is sourced from a single plot called La Plana planted at over 1500 feet of elevation. It is made up of 93% Tempranillo and 7% Mazuelo chosen for its acidity. The wine is aged for 10 months in new American oak followed by 21 months in seasoned oak. It is then held in bottle for 3-4 years prior to release. Deeply colored, spicy, elegant and complex, the wine has great volume and grip as well as exceptional length. It can be approached now but will easily have a 30 year lifespan.
Guia Peñín 97
Falstaff Magazin 96
Huon Hooke 95
Wine Advocate 94
International Wine Cellar 92,
Chateau Pedesclaux 2005 波爾多5級莊
Chateau Pedesclaux 2005
產區 : Pauillac
品種 : 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc
It was rated 18/20 points by Decanter Magazine and given five stars, the highest rating of all the vintage's Pauillacs (and scored on par with Mouton-Rothschild): "Very pure cassis. Hidden depths - unevolved but self-assured. Terrific intensity of flavour, power and length. Ripe fruit, supremely well-integrated tannin and acidity. A baby. Drink from 2015."
Chateau Destieux 2010 Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classe
Chateau Destieux 2010
Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classe
Wine with a deep dark colour, intense nose with black fruits, vanilla and toasted bread notes, frank and well-rounded in the mouth, deep in structure and sophisticated tannins, a freshness and aromatic complexity length in the end.Wine with a deep dark colour, intense nose with black fruits, vanilla and toasted bread notes, frank and well-rounded in the mouth, deep in structure and sophisticated tannins, a freshness and aromatic complexity length in the end.
Bodegas Muga Selection Especial Reserva 2011 JS95/WS93/RP92
Bodegas Muga Selection Especial Reserva 2011
Robert Parker 稱它為"Rioja 的Lafite ", 是西班牙Rioja的頂級靚莊，Twitter上最火爆的酒莊之一，英女王也鍾愛有加。Muga Selection Especial Reserva 2011, JS95/WS93/RP92, 高海拔的梯田葡萄園，6個月新法國橡木桶熟成，再加24個月美國橡木桶。入樽後在酒窖再陳年18個月使之完美。70% Tempranillo, 20%Garnacha, 7% Mazuelo, 3%Graciano
James Suckling 95分:
A complex nose of dried strawberries with slate and white-truffle undertones. Hints of Spanish cedar. Full body, juicy tannins and bright acidity that follows through to a long, clean and earthy finish. A great wine that shows structure and complexity. Drink or hold.
93 Wine Spectator:
This red has a firm backbone and a solid texture, with harmonious flavors of plum, blackberry, licorice, cocoa and espresso. Concentrated yet graceful. Drink now through 2026.
92 Wine Advocate:
The 2011 Reserva Selección Especial, from a warmer and drier year compared with the average (as well as the previous harvest), has a similar blend as the regular Muga Reserva; it is 65% Tempranillo with 20% Garnacha, 10% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo, and it was fermented in small vats with indigenous yeasts. The different varieties and grapes are fermented and aged separately, the first year in new oak and the second one in used barrels. 2011 is a powerful vintage for this cuvée, which now shows quite marked by toasty aromas. Warm vintages usually need longer in bottle to integrate the oak, but experience shows that it gets absorbed and in fact the evolution of this wine in bottle is very good. Even if the nose recommends to wait, the palate is very balanced, with remarkably ripe tannins for such warm year, which can sometime produce some harsh tannins. Not the case here, where the wine shows good elegance and balance. This is a very reliable cuvée, quite stable across vintages.
Chateau Rieussec 2005 (375ml)半支裝 波爾多1級貴腐酒 NM96/JS95-100/JR17
Chateau Rieussec 2005 (375ml)半支裝
96 pts Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (219), June 2015:
Tasted blind against the Rieussec 2001 as a comparison, the Château Rieussec 2005 has a more airy bouquet at first and here I find more mineralité on the nose, more precision and focus that the Rieussec 2001. The palate is clean and fresh with vibrant acidity, real tension here with marmalade, lemon curd, apricot and cold stone. Wonderful acidity is interwoven throughout this Sauternes that demonstrates real race and sophistication. It is not as rich or as hedonistic as the Rieussec 2001, but I think the slightly better wine. More breeding and energy. Do not overlook this gem. Drink 2015-2045.
Pavillon de Leoville Poyferre 2010 波爾多2級莊 波菲副牌
Pavillon de Leoville Poyferre 2010
品種 : Cab Sauv., Merlot
波爾多列級2級莊Ch.Leoville Poyferre 09 (RP97-100)的副牌酒。年輕得來很是優雅：此酒有黑色水果的口感和香氣，酒體飽滿多汁，單寧柔滑，平衡，收尾中等偏長；經過歲月的沉澱會有期望。
Chateau Monbousquet 2003 波爾多右岸列級 RP93/ST90/WS90
Chateau Monbousquet 2003
93 pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Aug 2014):
From a mixture of sand, gravel, and clay soils, this unheralded terroir produces wines well-above its pedigree thanks to the extraordinary efforts of proprietors Chantal and Gerard Perse. The wines are given a 4- to 5-week maceration in both stainless steel and oak, and are aged sur-lie in new oak. The dark ruby/purple-colored 2003 offers up notes of smoky meats, melted licorice, jammy black cherries, spice box, earth, and cedar. This plump, fleshy, sexy, unfined, unfiltered wine represents a classic blend of 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Croix de Beaucaillou 2005 波爾多2級莊 寶嘉龍副牌 RP91/WS91/JS91/JR17
Croix de Beaucaillou 2005
波爾多2級莊 寶嘉龍副牌 RP91/WS91/JS91/JR17
91 pts Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (176), April 2008:
The second wine, the sensational 2005 Croix de Beaucaillou, is the finest example of this cuvee I have ever tasted. Sweet black raspberry and black cherry fruit aromas soar from the glass of this open-knit seductress. A dense ruby/purple color, beautiful full-bodied, lush, expansive flavors, low acidity, and sweet tannin suggest this lovely cuvee should be drunk over the next 12-13 years. It is an amazing sleeper of the vintage!
Vina Tondonia Reserva Lopez de Heredia 2005 Decanter 96/JS94/WA93
Vina Tondonia Reserva Lopez de Heredia 2005
品種： 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha, 10% Graciano and Mazuelo
酒莊成立於1877年， Rioja最古老的三家酒莊之一，這家酒莊至今仍被認為是傳統Rioja的衛士，時至今日，他們仍在以最古老的方式釀酒，一切就像一百多年前的模樣，經典的韻味十足。 酒莊 屬於R. López de Heredia家族，擁有四塊葡萄田（Viña Tondonia， ViñaCubillo， Viña Bosconia和 Viña Zaconia）。其中Tondonia出產的葡萄酒最為出名，也代表了家族醉高品質葡萄酒。根據Rioja產區分級制度: Reserva 級別的紅葡萄酒至少酒窖陳年 3 年，其中在橡木桶中陳釀至少 1 年。這款Tinto Reserva 2005僅在橡木桶中陳年就用了6年時間，遠遠超過了法定陳年的時間。2005年是里奧哈產區非常優秀的年份，這一年出產的葡萄酒有足夠的實力可以經受住長期的橡木桶陳放，從而達到果香和陳年香氣的平衡，表現複雜，圓潤細膩。就連RP都認為其適飲期可以長達到2025年。
96 pts Decanter: Traditional Rioja at its ageworthy best, the Tondonia red is a cuvee of Tempranillo with 20% Garnacha and 5% each of Graciano and Mazuelo. Leafy, gamey and sweet, with tangy acidity and a volatile lift.
94 pts James Suckling: Lovely depth of fruit to this mature red with chocolate, dark tea and bark. Purple flowers and violets. Full and very silky and refined. A beautiful traditional wine to get to know.
93 pts Wine Advocate: The 2005 Viña Tondonia Reserva is a blend of 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacho, 5% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo from their vineyards in the meander of the Ebro River, where they have some 100 hectares of vineyards. The wine fermented in the original oak vats that are now some 140 years of age. There is no temperature control and malolactic was also in the vat. The wine was transferred to oak barrels where it slowly matured in their deep, humid caves for no less than six years. After this, it was bottled unfiltered after being fined with egg whites. I think the quality gap between the Reserva and Gran Reserva has been getting smaller since the 2001 vintage and this 2005 is nothing short of exceptional. It's clean and complex, with more freshness. The wine is very spicy and with a palate that feels very balanced, livelier than in the past. It has a long finish where the flavors are clean. Easy to drink and very pleasurable. Some 250,000 bottles were produced in 2005.
Tarima Hill Bodegas Volver 2015 #17 Wine Spectator Top 100 of the Year 2017
Tarima Hill Bodegas Volver 2015
#17 Wine Spectator Top 100 of the Year 2017
93 pts Jeb Dunnuck:
From old vines and aged 14-16 months in French oak, the 2015 Tarima Hill sports an inky color as well as a smoking bouquet of black raspberries, blueberries, pepper, and dried flowers. It's broad, expansive, and sweetly fruited, with a great mid-palate and sweet tannin. It's a sexy fruit bomb done with class!
92 pts Wine Spectator:
This red shows grace and depth. Black cherry, plum, mineral and smoke flavors mingle harmoniously over well-integrated tannins, while lively acidity keeps this focused. Not showy, but all the pieces fit together. Balanced, in the modern style. Drink now through 2025.
91 pts Vinous:
"(made from vines planted in 1935 and 1970; fermented in open-top stainless steel tanks and aged in new and used French and American oak barrels) Bright purple. Heady, exotic aromas of candied dark fruits, incense, vanilla and smoky minerals, backed by subtle floral notes. Sweet and broad on the palate, offering intense blueberry and cherry-vanilla flavors braced by a spine of juicy acidity. Hangs on with strong tenacity on the finish, which features velvety tannins and an echo of sweet blue fruit."
Oreno Sette Ponti Toscana 2011 JS96/AG94/WS92 Super Tuscan
Oreno Sette Ponti Toscana 2011
在意大利Chianti, Arezzo和Florence 兩座城市之間橫跨Arno河的橋共有七座，位處此地的一間酒莊以此“七橋”得名 - Tenuta Sette Ponti。其中的一座建於13世紀的橋在達芬奇的名畫“蒙娜麗莎”中可以找到。
旗艦酒Oreno葡萄園坐落Bolgheri村，於著名酒莊Sassicaia和Onellaia 之間。 由被大紅蝦和侍酒師恊會評為00/03年度釀酒師的著名釀酒師Carlo Ferrini 操刀，品質拾級而上，04年WS95, 06年WS96, 08年WS Top100#15, 13年JS97躋身James Suckling Top 10 super Tuscan, 時至今日已成為Super Super Tuscan。 今日介紹【Oreno 2011】JS96/AG94/WS92/vivino4.2(1000酒評)
96 pts James Suckling:
There is a purity of fruit in this young Tuscan red with flowers, citrus fruit and currants. Full body, with firm and silky tannins that are ultra-fine and wonderfully polished. The structure builds to a racy finish. This is a Bordeaux blend that is all in harmony. Give it time as the tannins and fruit melt together. Try in 2016.
Chateau Malescot Saint Exupery 2012 WA93/JS93/WS93 波爾多3級莊
Chateau Malescot Saint Exupery 2012
93 pts Wine Advocate:
Another great wine in this vintage, the 2012 Malescot offers up tremendous level of black fruits, charcoal and intense, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, sensational purity, low acidity and ripe tannins. It is full-bodied, stunning, multidimensional, and a compelling example of this vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2030+.
93 pts James Suckling:
Beautiful aromas and flavors of cassis, ripe black cherries and raspberries. Some earth, too. This is a full-bodied red with silky tannins and a long, fruity finish. Juicy. Better in 2018.
93 pts Wine Spectator:
This is distinctive, with a roasted alder streak running through an enticing core of crushed plum, blackberry and black currant confiture flavors. Long and velvety on the finish, with bay, tobacco and black tea accents checking in. This is suave, with fruit and terroir in spades, particularly for the vintage. Best from 2017 through 2025.
Chateau Cantemerle 2006 波爾多5級莊 JS90
Chateau Cantemerle 2006
90 pts James Suckling:
This is light a tightly wound ball of wool. It’s velvety textured with ripe tannins, plum skin and berry character. Full, long and intense. Just starting to drink well.
Chateau Lynch Moussas 2010 波爾多5級莊 NM90/JR16+
Chateau Lynch Moussas 2010
90 pts Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, February 2013:
Tasted at the Union de Grand Cru in London. The Lynch Moussas has a classic Pauillac bouquet of tertiary-driven black, brambly fruit, hints of sage and cedar coming forth with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied and fresh on the entry, slightly savoury, with hints of Italian cured meats towards the spicy finish. This is a very fine Lynch Moussas. Tasted November 2012.
16+/20 Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2011
16.5 Drink 2017-2030
Tasted 7 Apr: Very dark, concentrated ruby. Very fresh and minerally/pencil shavings on the nose. Soooo Cabernet! Nice succulent fresh Pauillac without enormous ambition but well balanced and should provide lovely medium-term
drinking. More transparent than most. Dry finish.
Tasted 17 Feb: 1.5km from sister property Ch Batailley. Not finished when I tasted it so I have given precedence to my impressions when I tasted it blind in early April . Very dark purple. Light green-peppery note. Sweet start and lacks the sheer concentration of some 2010s but pretty snazzy. Very sweet and flattering. (Score: 16 18-30)
Chateau Fleur Cardinale 2006 RP91/ST91 波爾多右岸列級
Chateau Fleur Cardinale 2006
91 pts Robert Parker :
"A blend of 75% Merlot and the balance Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, this up-and-coming estate has fashioned an outstanding 2006. While not as prodigious as the 2005, it is an exceptional effort boasting a dense purple hue as well as sweet aromas of blueberries, dark raspberries, licorice, camphor, and pain grille. Full-bodied, powerful, and layered with impressive purity, texture, and length, this unfined and unfiltered wine should be at its finest between 2013-2022."
01 pts Stephen Tanzer:
"Full ruby-red. High-pitched aromas of cassis, blackberry, violet, licorice and menthol. Intense, pure and sharply delineated, with a juicy, lively quality to the black fruit, violet and menthol flavors. Surprisingly dense and ripe for such a penetrating wine. Finishes with chewy, ripe tannins and lovely aromatic persistence. I'd give this three or four years in the cellar."
Chateau Cantemerle 2009 UJS95/WE92/WA91/WS91 波爾多5級莊
Chateau Cantemerle 2009
Blend: 49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot, 6% Cabernet Franc
95 pts James Suckling:
Gorgeous ripe fruit character, with loads of blueberries, blackberries and flowers. Full body, with velvety tannins and a fruity, fresh, grapefruit aftertaste. Really beautiful. Best ever from here. Best after 2018.
92 pts Wine Enthusiast:
Very structured wine, with black currant fruit and dense acidity. The tannins are dark, firm, solid. This is a fine wine from Cantemerle, reveling in the richness of the vintage.
91 pts Wine Advocate:
Readers looking for the more ethereal, elegant side of Bordeaux need search no further than Cantemerle, one of the estates in the very southern end of the Medoc. Dense ruby/purple (nearly opaque), this wine offers up notes of lead pencil shavings, spring flowers, raspberries and black cherries. The wine is ethereal, medium-bodied, and by no means a blockbuster, but long and intellectual. However, the tannins are present, and the wine is certainly capable of putting on weight with time in the bottle. Give it 3-4 years of bottle age and drink it over the following 25+ years.
Chateau Lafleur-Gazin 2010 WS92/JS91
Chateau Lafleur-Gazin 2010
92 pts Wine Spectator:
Offers a fleshy, corpulent feel, with mouthfilling plum, melted licorice, fruitcake and linzer torte flavors layered and pumping through the broad, well-toasted finish. A not-shy style, showing a bit of punch on the finish alongside plenty of length and depth. Best from 2014 through 2024.
Fattoria Le Pupille SAFFREDI 2011 JS95/WA93
Fattoria Le Pupille SAFFREDI 2011
*James Suckling: "A must-buy for super Tuscan lovers"*
近10年冒升得最快的意大利酒莊是Fattoria Le Pupille (位於Tiscana Maremma, 著名酒村Bolgheri以南)，她的旗艦酒 Saffredi 更從2010年起獲得James Suckling 及 Wine Advocate 等酒評家/機構大讚(分數如下)，成為super super Tuscan 新的一員。難道此酒是突然好飲? 非也! 女莊主Elisabetta Geppetti 在80年代中，二十歲時便接管她老爺的小酒莊Le Pupille。1987年釀出第一支酒，以仙遊的老爺"Fredi"命名的 "SAFFREDI"。第一個年份，1990年在市場售賣時，super Tuscan 教父, Giacomo Tachis被這款100% Cabernet Sauvignon 新酒吸引，便從旁指導。93年開始酒莊慢慢加入Merlot, Petit Verdot, 及Syrah 混釀。及至2000年，酒莊迎來了波爾多一級莊Latour 的釀酒師Christian Sommer加入，經過10年的努力，及逐漸降低新木桶比例(現在75%新)，Saffredi 表現出了地道風味的Bordeaux Blend。 今日介紹【Saffredi 2011年】JS95/WA93/AG92/vivino4.3(457酒評)， 年產僅27000支(拉菲的十份之一)，特價$560，比2012-2015年份便宜20%-30%, 歡迎Mix。
95 pts James Suckling (2014): I love the aromas of black truffles, rosemary, dark fruits, rose petals and stones. It's shows so many characteristics of Tuscany on the nose. Full body with super-fine tannins and a long finish. Tannins and all in place. Wonderful texture. Better in 2016 but hard not to drink now. 60% cabernet sauvignon, 35% merlot and 5% syrah.