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Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$450
Australia, Mclaren Vale
HK$450HK$370

D'Arenberg Dead Arm Shiraz 2006

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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Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$200
Rhone, Vacqueyras
HK$200HK$180

 Vacqueyras Cuvee de L'Hostellerie, Domaine La Garrigue 2007

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

品種:75% Grenache, 25% Syrah

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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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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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Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$310
Rhone, Cotes du Ventoux
HK$310

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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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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Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$260
Rhone, Cotes du Ventoux
HK$260

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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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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Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$400
Australia, Mclaren Vale
HK$400HK$335

D'Arenberg Dead Arm Shiraz 2002

產區:McLaren Vale, South Australia

94 points James Halliday (Oct 2004):

Clean and quite fragrant; abundant blackberry and dark chocolate fruit; controlled extract and good balance.

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Oct 2005):

After re-tasting the 2002 The Dead Arm Shiraz, I believe my initial rating is correct. It still plays it close to the vest, exhibiting loads of cassis, asphalt, smoke, and barbecue spice-like aromas along with full-bodied flavors.

92 points Wine Spectator (Dec 2004):

Rich, complex, but not at all heavy-handed, a plush, heady mouthful of black cherry, blackberry, menthol and a wee touch of forest mushroom, all mingling in a rich finish that lasts and lasts.

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (Jul 2004):

Bright full ruby. Varietally expressive aromas of currant, espresso, smoke, gunflint and sexy oak, with a distinctly feral note. Highly concentrated, dense and smoky, with a strong Syrah note of gunflint. Broad, mouthfilling Shiraz with lovely framing acidity, intriguing minerality and impressively sweet tannins. 

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Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$210
Rhone, Gigondas
HK$210

Domaine Le Clos des Cazaux Gigondas La Tour Sarrasine Gigondas 2006

75% Grenache (1940s-1950s), 15% Syrah, 15% Mourvèdre (both mid-1970s-mid 1980s) from east-west facing slopes with limestone top, clay subsoils on Le Souiras (S-E), whole bunch fermentation of varieties apart, 12-17 day vinification, Syrah 9-11 day vinification, pumping overs, varieties assembled after malo, steel vat raised 9 months, then concrete vat 12+ months, unfined, filtered, 30-35,000 b

full red, magenta and black traces. Supple but full red berry aroma, chocolate in behind, hence depth. Measured, reserved fruit that is entering a dumb moment on the palate. The elements suggest it is balanced, and this cohesion will serve it well. The clean fruit prolongs correctly, the tannins are well set, lend extra chewiness. Interesting wine in the making, can be varied. From spring 2010. 2018-19

From Winery : This strong, warm wine comes from a selection of grapes on exceptio- nal land. In fact our vineyards in Gigondas are situated on the arid hills of the Dentelles de Montmirail. The Mistral blows regularly on these slopes which limits the amount of treatment needed to the vines. The vines grow in stony fields, which is rare, and produce wine that can be kept easily for 10 yrs.

Aromas of pepper, red fruits, are intense and persistent; very interes- ting to discover young. Its robe is steady, stable, the tannins silky, some say feminine compared to the more rustic Vacqueyras. Strong dishes such as deer and wild boar can subdue this prestigious wine. If perchance this wine is not finished with game, it remains incomparable with Reblochon, St Nectaire, and other strong cheeses.

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Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$150
Chile
HK$150

產區:Aconcagua Valley, Chile
品種:100% Syrah
Fresh red fruit with a predominance of raspberries and cherries along with aromas of black currant, blueberries, and a bit of rosemary. Forward the palate, juicy and plush. Blueberry and boysenberry then savory notes take hold with a long and expanding finish.

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Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$370
Chile
HK$370

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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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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Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$450
Australia
HK$450HK$398

Greenock Creek Alices Shiraz 2005

產區:Barossa, South Australia

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Feb 2009):

The 2005 Alice's Shiraz spent 28 months in seasoned American oak hogsheads. Aromas of smoke, asphalt, meat, game, truffle, and blueberry soar from the glass. On the palate this full-bodied Shiraz is velvety-textured, layered, spicy, and richly fruity. While not quite as riveting as the 2004 edition, it has enough structure to evolve for several years and should drink well through 2025. Greenock Creek Vineyard & Cellars, owned by Michael and Annabelle Waugh, remains one of South Australia's iconic wineries. Start with a great terroir, add in old vine material and meticulous winemaking, and end with extraordinary results. 

93 points Wine Spectator (Oct 2008):

Dense, chewy and distinctive for its chocolate-scented plum and blackberry flavors that linger on the open-textured finish as the tannins seem to lighten up. Has a peppery, minty note on the finish.

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Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$280
Australia, Barossa Valley
HK$280HK$250

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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Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$280
Australia, Barossa Valley
HK$280HK$230

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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Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$1,680
Australia, Barossa Valley
HK$1,680HK$1,320

Kaesler The Bogan Shiraz 2012 x 6 bottles

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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Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$380
Australia, Mclaren Vale
HK$380HK$320

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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Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$390
Australia, Mclaren Vale
HK$390HK$338

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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Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$950
Australia, Mclaren Vale
HK$950

產區:Mclaren Vale, Australia

品種:Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker Tasting Note (Enchanted Path Mollydooker 2005 ): A mouthful of red fruit; cherries, wild berries and fresh plum greet you upon tasting this year’s harmonious blend of Shiraz and Cabernet. The two compliment each other seamlessly as vanilla and dark chocolate integrate with cinnamon spice and notes of mocha to form the perfect balance. Silky tannins give this enjoyable wine phenomenal length, allowing your taste buds to continue to dance long after the last sip.

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Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$260
Australia, Mclaren Vale
HK$260HK$230

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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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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Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$220
Australia
HK$220

產區:Barossa, Australia
品種:100% Shiraz

Bin28被Penfolds當成南澳洲風土的經典代表,巧克力、咖啡、摩卡的濃郁香氣,伴隨著深色莓果鮮甜,飽滿的果實口感,還帶著奶油香氣點綴,單寧濃密,會讓人化身成大口吃肉、大口喝酒奔放野性。

92 Points Australian Wine Companion - "A young release for an ageworthy style, this is not a wine to be judged in haste. Tightly coiled and focused, it takes some coaxing to tease out vibrant red cherry and plum fruits from a subtly gamey core. Tannins are well structured for a promising future."

91 Points Wine Spectator - "Fresh and vibrant, with juicy blackberry and plum fruit, playing against tart balance and finishing with intensity. A pleasant mineral note adds to the aftertaste. Drink now through 2025. "

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Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$99
Australia
HK$99

產區:South Australia 品種:100% Shiraz The colour is cherry red with hints of dark plum and chocolate on the nose. A fruit driven palate with a soft tannin finish. A wine to give immense enjoyment in its youth. This fresh, lively Shiraz is a delicious partner for steak, meat based pasta dishes and pizza, and is splendid with a good matured cheese. About Peter Lehmann : 5 STAR WINERY RATING James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2011 & 2012 International Winemaker of the Year 2003 & 2006, Australian Producer of the Year 2003, 2006 & 2008 - International Wine & Spirit Competition.

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Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$110
Australia
HK$110

產區:Clare Valley, Australia
品種:Shiraz, Caberbet sauvignon
中度酒體,味道平衡。帶有紅醋栗、李子、櫻桃、巧克力和香料的味道。由於放在橡木桶裡成熟,此酒的單寧柔軟順滑。

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Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$340
Australia, Barossa Valley
HK$340HK$298

Torbreck The Struie 2006
產區:old vines in the Barossa and Eden Valleys
品種: 100% Shiraz

評分: 92 points Wine Advocate: The 2006 The Struie is 100% Shiraz, sourced from cooler, hillside sites, 70% from Barossa Valley and 30% from Eden Valley with vine age ranging from 46 to 110 years. It was aged for 18 months in 20% new oak. Opaque purple-colored, it delivers a striking bouquet of lead pencil, game, mineral, blueberry compote, and blackberry liqueur. This is followed by a focused, elegant Shiraz with a plush texture, outstanding depth and grip, and 5-7 years of aging potential. It should drink well through 2026. Torbreck, under the leadership of owner/winemaker David Powell, remains a Barossa Valley benchmark as well as one of the world’s leading wine estates. Drink: 2009 - 2026 | Date Tasted: Feb 09

94 points James Halliday - "Faintly dull edges to the colour; but the palate proclaims the quality of the wine, flush with blackberry, spice and bitter chocolate, tannins and oak exactly positioned. "

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Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$300
Australia, Mclaren Vale
HK$300HK$250

Two Hands Lily's Garden Shiraz 2006

產區: McLaren Vale, Australia

93 Points Wine Spectator  "Shows some subtlety, sliding its juicy blackberry and plum fruit through a veil of fine-grained tannins, with pepper and mineral overtones. Has a deft sense of harmony and balance. Best from 2010 through 2016."

92 Points Robert Parker (The Wine Advocate) - "The 2006 Shiraz Lily’s Garden comes from McLaren Vale. It reveals a complex aromatic array including balsam wood, spice box, violets, earth notes, pepper, blueberry, and blackberry. Layered and rich, it conceals enough ripe tannin to evolve for another 2-3 years. It has outstanding grip, depth, and a lengthy, pure finish. Drink it from 2011 to 2022. "

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar:  Inky ruby. Ripe blackberry and boysenberry aromas are youthfully brooding and slightly smoky, opening reluctantly to display fruitcake, baking spices and dried flowers. Deep and chewy, with sappy dark berry flavors and slow-building spiciness. Really fills the mouth, but this isn't exactly heavy, or too sweet. Definitely give this densely packed shiraz some age.

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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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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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Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$200
Rhone
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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