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D'Arenberg Dead Arm Shiraz 2005 (RP95)

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$450
Australia, Mclaren Vale
HK$450HK$430

D'Arenberg Dead Arm Shiraz 2005

產區:McLaren Vale, South Australia

95 Points Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate - "d'Arenberg's flagship is the 2006 The Dead Arm Shiraz. Opaque purple-colored, the nose is reticent but gives up aromas of meat, bacon, game, truffles, blueberry, and blackberry. Firm, layered, and complex, this beautifully rendered Shiraz demands a decade of cellaring. It will be superb from 2018 to 2036. d'Arenberg has been owned and operated by the Osborn family since its inception in 1912. The portfolio, with a focus on the Rhone varieties, is wide ranging and value-oriented from top to bottom. The winery produces a bevy of value priced reds and whites that were reviewed in Issue 178. They should not be overlooked. At the higher end of the portfolio there is one white wine on which to report.

95 Points James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion - "The Dead Arm rarely fails to deliver an uncompromising essay on McLaren fruit; deeply concentrated with levels of dark chocolate, blackberry, nuances of florals and a freshness that belies its weight and power. Good value."

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Carnival of Love Mollydooker 2014 (WS95)

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$550
Australia, Mclaren Vale
HK$550

Carnival of Love Mollydooker 2014 

產區:Mclaren Vale, Australia

品種:100% Shiraz

#30 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2016

Luscious cherry, blackberry and plum jam fruit flavors marry together, forming this powerful yet elegant Shiraz. Made from a selection of McLaren Vale's premier grapes, its deep color and fragrant nose leads to quite a voluptuous palate of fruit intertwined with rich mocha, coffee and chocolate, with traces of licorice and toffee. Carnival of Love offers exceptional complexity while remaining balanced and delightful to drink.

 

95 Points, Wine Spectator - "Bold, expressive, velvety and generous, with ripe cherry and plum flavors at the core. Complex details of vanilla bean, licorice, Earl Grey tea and gingerbread explode on the long finish. Drink now through 2030. "

95 Points, Tasting Panel - "Shiraz in all its glory! Black currants, blackberries, mulberries -- you name it; licorice, spice and lovely structure; a stunning wine that keeps on giving."

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Chateau de saint Cosme Cotes-du-Rhone 2015 (WS91)

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$120
Rhone, cotes du Rhone
HK$120

Chateau de Saint Cosme Cotes-du-Rhone 2015

產區: Cotes-du-Rhone, Southern Rhone

品種: 100% Syrah, Welcome to 2015, the finest vintage since 2010.

91 points Wine Spectator(JM) (11/2016):

 #43 Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2016!! Ripe, with vivid blueberry and boysenberry fruit, harnessed on the back end by a bold graphite edge. Anise and violet notes add range. Drink now through 2019. 25,000 cases made.

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Chateau de Saint Cosme Gigondas Valbelle 2009 (WS94)

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$480
Rhone, Gigondas
HK$480HK$420

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.

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Chateau de Saint Cosme Les Deux Albion 2013 (RP90)

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$200
Rhone, cotes du Rhone
HK$200

Chateau de Saint Cosme Les Deux Albion 2013

產區: Cotes du Rhone

品種: Syrah, Grenache, Carignan, Mourvèdre, Clairette

漫畫《神之水滴》有這樣的一段描述:四處飄盪着甜美、富官能刺激又有民族特色的香氣。深夜裏,眼前是各式各樣的香料,還有不同的肉類和成熟的水果,黑醋栗、李子、黑櫻桃,還有少許橙。穿着性感服裝的舞蹈員,以洋槐和金銀花的花瓣裝飾頭髮和身體。

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.

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Chateau Pesquie Artemia 2005 (JD92)

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$330
Rhone, Cotes du Ventoux
HK$330

Chateau Pesquie Artemia 2005
產區: Cotes du Ventoux, Southern Rhone
品種: 50% Syrah, 50% Grenache (50 years old vines and more)

A 50:50 blend of high-altitude old Grenache and Syrah at 400 m on old galets. Nose : A very aromatic nose with grilled and black berries note and a nice minerality. Mouth : The very balanced mouth associates fruit and power of syrah and the richness, the unctuousness and the spices from old grenache.

評分: Rhone Report Jeb Dunnuck 92 points cellartracker 91.1 points

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Chateau Pesquie Quintessence 2012

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$190
Rhone, Cotes du Ventoux
HK$190

產區: Cotes du Ventoux, Southern Rhone 品種: 80% Syrah, 20% Grenache (50 years old vines and more) The Chaudière Family started this cuvée in 1990 and chose the name "Quintessence" to highlight the exception and the concentration of this wine. Complex and powerful yet with a great balance and a beautiful freshness, it is the result of a drastic parcel selection.

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Cotes du Ventoux Artemia, Chateau Pesquie 2010 (WA93)

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$300
Rhone, Cotes du Ventoux
HK$300

Cotes du Ventoux Artemia, Chateau Pesquie 2010

品種: 50% Grenache, 50% Syrah

93 Points Wine Advocate 2014: 

The top cuvee from one of the benchmark estates in the Ventoux, the 2010 Cotes du Ventoux Artemia is a blend of equal parts Grenache and Syrah, with the Grenache coming from 80+-year-old vines and the Syrah from 50+-year-old vines. Aged 18 months in barrel, it offers a deep, rich and layered profile of blackberry, licorice, underbrush and ground herbs. Showing more chocolaty nuances with air, it's a serious, medium to full-bodied wine that has beautiful balance, a great mid-palate and fantastic length. Give it another year or two, and enjoy it over the following decade.

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Crozes Hermitage Thalabert, Paul Jaboulet Ainé 2011

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$280
Rhone, Crozes Hermitage
HK$280

Crozes Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert, Paul Jaboulet Ainé 2010 

產區:Crozes Hermitage, Northern Rhone
品種:100% Syrah
Robert Parker 93 pts:
The 2010 Crozes-Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert, which I raved about last year, is slightly better than their brilliant 2009. It boasts a dense purple color along with a beautiful perfume of camphor, licorice, forest floor, black currants and Christmas fruitcake. With tremendous intensity, full body and supple tannins, it should drink well for 10-15 years, perhaps longer where well-stored. This cuvee is always one of the best buys in the Northern Rhone.

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Elderton Estate Shiraz 2005 WS90/Vinous90

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$200
Australia, Barossa Valley
HK$200

Elderton Estate Shiraz 2005

品種:100% Shiraz from Barossa, Australia.

90 points Wine Spectator:

Smooth and focused, with a peppermint edge to the red cherry and blackberry flavors, finishing with a layer of sweet spices.

90 points Vinous:

Inky purple. Spicy raspberry and cherry on the nose, with gentle Asian spice accents. Round, fleshy and concentrated, with energetic red fruit flavors joined by a mocha quality on the back. A wonderfully balanced shiraz with supple tannins.

酒莊榮譽:

【5 red star winery】
James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

【‘Excellent’ category】Langton’s Classification of Australian Wine

【Critics Choice Award】 Wine Spectator 2009, 2007, 2005

【Wines of the Year】Decanter 2008

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Famille Perrin Vinsobres "Les Cornuds" 2011 (RP88)

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$150
Rhone, cotes du Rhone
HK$150

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.

 

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Folly Syrah Montes 2012

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$400
Chile
HK$400

Folly Syrah, Montes 2012
產區:Santa Cruz, Colchagua Valley, Chile
品種:100% Syrah 97 points - James Suckling "Incredible wine with blackberry, dried meat, granite, spice, and blueberry character. Full body, super velvety texture, yet incredibly fine and long. Such finesse and balance. Clearly the benchmark for syrah in South America. So gorgeous to drink now but will age beautifully." - (May 12th, 2016) 93 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine: "Deeply flavored, rich and intense, with concentrated flavors of dark plum, raspberry, blackberry and chocolate mousse. Well-structured, featuring a long finish that oozes Asian spice and notes of hot stone and white pepper. Drink now through 2020. 500 cases imported." - KM (Feb 29, 2016) 90 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Even the Syrah, the 2012 Montes Folly, felt a little mainstream and shy -- not really showing much varietal character when poured. There is ripe fruit, black rather than red, and some balsamic aromas, quite oaky; after all, it spent 18 months in wood. The palate is full-bodied, juicy and round, warm with glossy tannins and a sweet, fruit-driven finish. 30,000 bottles produced." - Luis Gutierrez (Dec 2015).

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Glaetzer Anaperenna 2013

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$350
Australia, Barossa Valley
HK$350

Glaetzer Anaperenna 2013
產區:Ebenezer, Barossa Valley, Australia
品種:84% Shiraz, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon

Age of vines: 30 - 100 year old Shiraz, 30-130 year old Cabernet
 WA 94  Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2013 Shiraz Cabernet Anaperenna is intensely scented of cassis, crushed blackberries and black cherries with hints of cedar, cloves and anise. Full-bodied and full-throttle on the flavors, it fills the mouth with primary black fruits and baking spices, supported by grainy tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing long.

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John Duval Entity Shiraz 2014

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$280
Australia, Barossa Valley
HK$280

John Duval Entity Shiraz 2014

前奔富首席釀酒師 John Duval rose to winemaking fame as the craftsman of the mighty Penfolds Grange, before going it alone to further forge his reputation as a maker of great Shiraz. The aim of The Entity is to produce a wine true to the region. Rich and complex it shows ripe, spicy fruit characters with a complex savoury oak influence framed by fine lingering tannins.

產區:Barossa, Australia

品種:100 % Shiraz, sourced from old vineyards in the Krondorf, Eden Valley and Marananga regions.

熟成:100% barrel matured for 15 months, with 35% new fine grain French oak hogsheads (300 litres) and the balance in 2, 3 and 4 year old hogsheads 

Winemaker : Dark fruit expression of blackberry and plum, gives way to some lifted floral notes and savoury, spicy French oak. Full bodied and generous with excellent concentration of blackberry fruit. Textured layers of fruit, balanced acidity and fine, long tannins will enable good cellaring potential. 

96 Points James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion - "From old vineyards in Krondorf, Marananga and Eden Valley, open-fermented with submerged cap (header board), matured for 15 months in French oak (35% new). Succulent, rich and powerful, with predominantly black fruits and some spice. The hallmarks are its supple mouthfeel and effortless balance."

93 Points Wine Enthusiast - "Dark berry and plum fruit dominates, but hints of mint, vanilla and cedar add interest. Somewhere between silky and velvety, this full-bodied, richly textured Shiraz finishes long and appears to have the tannic structure to age well, though it's delicious now.

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Kaesler The Bogan Shiraz 2012 (JH97)

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$280
Australia, Barossa Valley
HK$280

Kaesler The Bogan Shiraz 2012

產區:Barossa, South Australia

Source from 2 vineyards : planted in 1899 (Marananga) and 1965 (Nuriootpa)

James Halliday Wine Companion 2016 - James Halliday (Jul 2015) : 97 pts

"From 1899 and 1965 estate plantings, matured in French (75%) and American oak for 15 months. An exceptional pedigree reflected in a shiraz of rare elegance, balance and finesse; its supple, medium-bodied palate is almost lip smacking, so juicy is it, but there is no shortage of texture or structure."

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - (Jun 2015) : 91 pts

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Kay Brothers Block 6 Shiraz 2006 (eRP95)

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$380
Australia, Mclaren Vale
HK$380

Kay Brothers Block 6 Shiraz 2006

產區:McLaren Vale, South Australia

The Block 6 vineyard dates back to 1892. Over 110 years later four acres still remain, cropping at extremely low levels, the fruit is of extreme quality. The wine is an excellent example of a big, rich & brooding McLaren Shiraz. After basket pressing & fermentation in open top fermenters built in 1896, the wine is matured for over 2 years in new American & Baltic oak producing intense flavour & great longevity. A wine which will reward patience well.

95 Points Lisa Perrotti-Brown (erobertparker.com)

The Block 6 Shiraz comes from centurion vines plated in 1896. The 2006 Block 6 Shiraz has a very deep garnet color going a little brick in the rim and an evolved, earthy / gamey nose with notes of mulberries, dried plums, kirsch and tobacco plus menthol, cinnamon stick, licorice and espresso. Rich and full yet elegantly constructed, it presents a medium level of very fine tannins, crisp acid and a long layered finish. A very fine glass now, it should continue to cellar to 2019+.

93 Points James Halliday:

A dark, brooding wine of rather large proportions, but put together with aplomb; at the core there is an abundance of sweet fruit, and the structure is dense, tannic and chewy and requires a little time to soften; should reward patience well.

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Mollydooker Blue Eyed Boy 2014

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$390
Australia, Mclaren Vale
HK$390

產區:Mclaren Vale, Australia

品種:100% Shiraz

Winemaker Tasting Note (Blue Eyed Boy Mollydooker): Upon smelling this wine, your senses are immediately drawn in by a bouquet of deep blueberry, rich plum and coffee. These prominent fruit flavours are closely followed by chocolate and lustrous licorice spice with creamy vanilla constantly weaving its way through. This beautifully balanced wine is a classic representation of our Blue Eyed Boy: truly a vibrant, ripe, and indulgent experience.
 WS 93 

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Mollydooker The Boxer 2016

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$260
Australia, Mclaren Vale
HK$260HK$225

產區: South Australia 

品種:Shiraz

味道,層次豐富,先是新鲜醋果和李子,接着是無花果和黑醋果的果酱,最後有肉桂、茴香、橡木和淡淡的雪茄盒和煙草味。口感充滿芳香的果味,深度且具層次感,有朱古力和橡木的味道,複雜感十足。
 WS 93 

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Mollydooker Two Left Feet 2016

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$260
Australia, Mclaren Vale
HK$260

產區:Mclaren Vale, Australia

品種:Shiraz,

Cabernet, Merlot Winemaker Tasting Note (Two Left Feet Mollydooker 2014): A generous array of bright fruit flavour with outstanding depth, gives this wine the approachable and engaging qualities it’s become adored for. Showcasing every character in our flavour spectrum, including raspberry, plum, deep mocha and licorice. All the elements interweave themselves harmoniously throughout each sip and work together in a way that achieves the subtle mouth feel of a truly delightful wine.

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Penfolds Bin 128 cork 2015 WA91

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$280
Australia
HK$280HK$265

Penfolds Bin 128 cork 2015

91 points Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (233), October 2017:

Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Shiraz Bin 128 has a gregarious nose of cherry cordial, baked blackberries and spice cake with hints of chocolate box and dusty earth. Medium to full-bodied, rich, velvety and open for biz, it has a lovely spicy core and great length. Drink 2017-2024.

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Rockford Basket Press Shiraz 2009 JH 95/vivino4.4

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$700
Australia, Barossa Valley
HK$700HK$630

Rockford Basket Press Shiraz 2009

Region : Barossa Valley 

Robert O'Callaghan's Rockford Basket Press Shiraz is one of the Barossa Valley's most important wines. It entered Langton's Classification of Australian Wine in 2000 and was promoted to the highest – 'Exceptional' – category in 2005.

95 Points James Halliday, January, 2012

Medium red-purple; this is in the heartland of Barossa Valley shiraz style, the custom-made bottle a throwback to the 1940s; the bouquet is fragrant, and hides no secrets: silky, ripe tannins, abundant blackberry and spice fruit, and oak in perfect unison. Drink to 2029. 

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Taylors Estate Shiraz 2016

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$175
Australia
HK$175HK$150

產區: Clare Valley • 品種:Shiraz 李子、黑醋栗、黑櫻桃香味,淡淡朱古力,橡木,香料味;口感濃郁,有成熟果實的味道。李子和黑醋果的味道同时帶出摩卡和少少香料味。酒體中上,單寧適中,整體平衡。
 JH  90    Awards: • IWC 2013 : Silver • DAWA 2013: Gold

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The Colonial Estate EXILE Shiraz 2006 (RP93)

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$300
Australia, Barossa Valley
HK$300HK$288

The Colonial Estate EXILE Shiraz 2006

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:

The Colonial Estate's two flagship wines come from their own property. The 2006 Exile was sourced from a single 140-year-old vineyard with the blend consisting of 85% Shiraz, 10% Mourvedre, and 5% Grenache. Opaque purple/black in color, it exhibits a captivating perfume of toasty oak, smoke, black pepper, truffle, blueberry pie, and blackberry liqueur. Complex, silky-textured, and nicely balanced, this layered, lengthy wine will continue to improve over the next 4-6 years and have a drinking window extending from 2013 to 2026.

About The Colonial Estate
In the middle 1800's the Lange family settled from Bavaria in the Barossa Valley. The vineyard that they decided to plant was just off the main road of Nuriootpa. The vines have been dry grown since then and the grapes have gone into the great and good of Australia including "Grange". Like "Chateau Haut-Brion" the town has grown up around it and it is now an oasis of a vineyard with houses surrounding it.

Exile is 100% sourced from the "Lange" Vineyard, now a part of The Colonial Estate. The single-vineyard wine is made up of old vine Shiraz with some Mourvedre and Muscadelle. The age of some of these vines date back to the 1800's.

The wine is made in the French fashion – low cropping aided by green harvesting, handpicking into trays, and double-triage on arrival at the winery. The wooden vats – shipped from Cognac in France -appear incongruous in their setting. The wine is picked ripe and, after vinification, poured into pure new French oak.

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Two hands Coach House Block Shiraz 2008 (WS95)

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$360
Australia, Barossa Valley
HK$360

Two hands Coach House Block Shiraz 2008 (WS95)

95 points Wine Spectator:

“Dense, deep and brooding, delivering a complex mouthful of coffee-accented cherry, boysenberry, roasted meat and licorice flavors that meld together harmoniously and extend into the long, expansive finish. Tannins are present but well-submerged.” 

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Two Hands Lily's Garden Shiraz 2007

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$300
Australia, Mclaren Vale
HK$300

Two Hands Lily's Garden Shiraz 2007

產區: McLaren Vale, Australia

94 points James Halliday (7/2009) :  Unflinchingly in the biggest is best camp; deeply coloured, with luscious, mouthfilling black fruits and dark chocolate; demands that you share the bottle with three others and order a thick rump steak. Not my style, but well-made.  

93 points Wine Spectator  (7/2009) : Ripe and peppery, with a spicy note weaving over the black cherry, dried tomato, licorice and mint flavors that keep pulsing through the long, expressive finish. Best from 2010 through 2017.

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar ​(7/2009) : Saturated ruby. Intensely floral, high-pitched aromas of black raspberry, mulberry, violet and rose, lifted by a pungent peppery quality. Spicy dark berry flavors gain flesh and sweetness with air, picking up a smoky mineral quality and a note of candied violet. Finishes juicy and very long, with berry skin and floral notes. 

92 points Wine Enthusiast ​(2/2010) : Somewhat precariously balanced at 15.7% alcohol, this may not turn out to be the most long-lived Shiraz, but it is delicious for current consumption. The tannins are soft and creamy in texture, while the blueberry and black berry fruit is intensely concentrated, tinged with nuances of vanilla, menthol and chocolate. 

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate ​ ((JM) 12/2009):  My favorite of the Garden Series is the 2007 Shiraz Lily’s Garden from McLaren Vale. Purple-colored, it has an enticing perfume of balsam wood, lavender, incense, pepper, bacon, and blueberry. With excellent grip and balance, this smooth-textured, savory Shiraz will improve over the next 2-3 years and drink well through 2020.

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Two hands Zippy's Block Shiraz 2007

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$360
Australia, Barossa Valley
HK$360

Two hands Zippy's Block Shiraz 2007

Perhaps no further ink needs to be spilt on Two Hands Zippy's Block Single Vineyard Barossa Valley Shiraz 2007. In addition to Parker et al who awarded WA93, Josh Raynolds and James Halliday commented the wine as follows:

‘Bright purple. Complex, pungent aromas of raspberry, blackberry, potpourri and incense, with a suave mineral note adding vibrancy. Sweet, minerally and densely packed, with terrific sappy vivacity to the flavors of raspberry and cherry preserves and minerals. With air, the spiciness gained strength and sexy floral notes emerged. Finishes with impressive breadth, fully ripe, gentle tannins and superb length.’ Some 94 points were awarded from Josh Raynolds, International Wine Cellar, August 2009.

‘More life here, with some red fruit providing lift to the concentrated fruitcake and chocolate beneath; the oak and fruit work in tandem and provide a rich, but not overwhelming level of interest on the finish; chewy with some nerve to conclude.’ Rating is 92 by James Halliday in James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion, July 2009. Drink 2020. Date Tasted Feb 2009.

The Zippy's Block Single Vineyard is one of the 6 to 7 single vineyards of Two hands. In terms of quality, wines from these wines play second fiddle only to the Flagship wines(and Ares Shiraz is the top-top Shiraz ) and is ranked much higher than the super-premium range of Garden Series which is from the best regional fruit. Of course, Zippy's Block is from an exceptional single vineyard site in Marananga. This block is special because it always has an extremely low yield and takes longer to reach full maturity. This wine has a complex bouquet followed by an opulent, elegant, viscous and supple palate. Wine style is true Barossa valley (fruit, power and concentration) clothed in an elegant and softer format. Skin contact duration is 19-day, using old French oak for 18 month. Of cork closure, this wine is 14.7% alc. 

Vintage 2007 of the Zippy's Block Single Vineyard Barossa Valley is different to the other vintages in that the wine very best perfumed characters, supple tannin and a warmth that has allowed for early drinking. Consider the recommended drink wine of 15 to 20 years, this wine is probably more readied to savour now.

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Vacqueyras Cuvee de L'Hostellerie, Domaine La Garrigue 2010

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$200
Rhone, Vacqueyras
HK$200

Vacqueyras Cuvee de L'Hostellerie, Domaine La Garrigue 2010

Age of vines: 40-60 years. Aging: 18 months in concrete tank.

品種:75% Grenache, 25% Syrah

91 Points Wine Advocate: Traditionally brought up with no concessions to modern winemaking, although it exhibits a touch of vanillin, indicating that some of the Syrah may have been aged in new oak, it is a youthful black/purple-colored wine with elegance, dense, full-bodied power, blackberry, cassis, kirsch and loamy soil notes intermixed with lavender and spice box. This superb, beautifully textured, pure, slightly structured Vacqueyras will benefit from 1-2 years of cellaring, and keep for 10-12 years.

Saturated ruby. Exotic floral aromas of black raspberry and cherry, with a note of pungent herbs in the background. Stains the palate with intense dark berry and floral pastille flavors enlivened by juicy acidity. The floral quality carries through the long, seamless finish, which shows impressive intensity and focus. -Vinous

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Wild Duck Creek Springflat Shiraz 2005 (RP94,JH94)

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$290
Australia
HK$290

Wild Duck Creek Springflat Shiraz 2005

品種:100% Shiraz

產區:Heathcote Victoria, Australia

94 points James Halliday:

A faint hint of reduction on the bouquet, but nonetheless with complex spice, leaf and berry aromas; the palate throws off the uncertainty of the bouquet with a velvety array of black fruits, licorice and spice; oak and tannins balanced. 

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Oct 2007): 

The 2005 Shiraz “Springflat” was aged for 18 months in 50% new French oak with the balance equal portions of seasoned French and American oak. It emits an alluring bouquet of cedar, saddle leather, boysenberry, mulberry, blackberry, and blueberry compote. Opulent, layered, with tons of flavor nicely concealing a blanket of ripe tannins, this superb Shiraz will evolve for 6-8 years and drink well through 2025.