Welcome to WinesBudddy! Your Hong Kong Online Wine Shop. In our online store, you can easily find the best value wines from Bordeaux, Burgundy, Australia etc with just few clicks. We continuously searching, tasting and filtering from the vast selection to ensure each of our wine selection is full of characteristics and surprises. Enjoy your wine-loving journey with WinesBuddy!

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Nuits St Georges, Domaine Arnoux Lachaux 2014

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$330
Burgundy
HK$330HK$290

Nuits St Georges, Domaine Arnoux Lachaux 2014

88-90 points Allen Meadows, Burghound.com (61), January 2016:

This is also quite aromatically expressive with its earthy array of various red berries, floral and lightly sauvage scents. There is more mid-palate concentration and power to the medium-bodied flavors that also possess an attractive texture before terminating in a lingering finish. This is also really quite pretty and more refined than usual thanks to the relatively fine-grained tannins.

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Bottega Moscato NV mix set (2 Black + 2 Pink + 2 Gold)

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$1,340
Italy
HK$1,340HK$1,100

Bottega Moscato Black NV x 2

Bottega Moscato Pink NV x 2

Bottega Prosecco Gold NV x 2

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Guidalberto Tenuta San Guido 2013 意大利名莊Sassicaia副牌 WA93/WE93/JS92

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$320
Italy, Tuscany
HK$320HK$270

Guidalberto, Tenuta San Guido 2013
品種:60% Cab Sau, 40% Merlot 

93 points Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (219), June 2015:

Beautiful and bold, the 2013 Guidalberto is one of the best editions of this wine ever made. It shows great energy and momentum with dark fruit, spice, tobacco and black truffle that come together with impeccable unity. I love the heft and power that supports this wine at the back. Its tannic structure is firm but velvety and will continue to soften as the wine evolves over the next few years. I would suggest holding onto this bottle for three to four more years before popping the cork.

意大利名莊Sassicaia的副牌酒又名「西施小教堂」的 Guidalberto,其著名的正牌酒Sassicaia質素絕對能跟法國一級名莊酒媲美。Guidalberto 屬於” Super Tuscan” 派別,即不隸屬意大利葡萄酒官方DOCG分級制度,因為DOCG分級制定所有葡萄酒需以本土葡萄Sangiovese釀造,而Tenuta San Guido酒引進法國葡萄品種Cabernet Sauvignon及Merlot進行釀製。

1940年代,Tenuta San Guido創立人Mario Incisa della Rocchetta 到過波爾多的Graves產區 (Graves法語亦譯作石頭,代表當地的土壤),認為兩地土壤相似故認為可以引入 Cabernet Sauvignon,毅然決定將葡萄品種從慣常的Sangiovese及Nebbiolo移到Cabernet Sauvignon ,把握酒莊名為 Sassicaia 從意大利文譯作”石頭”的故事。

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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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Mascarello Giuseppe E Figlio Barbera d'Alba "Scudetto" 2011 vivino4.0(181酒評)

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$290
Italy, Piedmont
HK$290HK$260

Mascarello Giuseppe E Figlio Barbera d'Alba "Scudetto"  2011

產區:Piedmont, Italy 品種:100% Barbera

Appellation: Barbera D'Alba

Vineyard: The Scudetto vineyard is within the hamlet of Perno in Monforte d'Alba at 300m in elevation.

Orientation: West, northwest 300m in elevation.

Soil: Clayey-sandy, composed of brown clay and grey sand of marine origin, with the presence of pebbles and small skeletal particles.

Viticulture: Harvested in the first two weeks of October. Vinification: Traditional-style, floating cap fermentation for 15/20 days. These estate-grown grapes are harvested from 60/70-year-old vines with low yields. Aging: The wine is then matured in French oak for approximately 18 months. Notes: The vineyard is named so because its' shape is that of a shield. The Italian soccer championship is also called the Scudetto.

Wine Advocate (Galloni): Proprietor Mauro Mascarello makes some of the most compelling, traditional wines in Piedmont. Mascarello’s signature Barolo, Monprivato, rarely shows well when young, yet it has a proven ability to transform magically in the bottle, something I have witnessed first-hand with more vintages than I can remember. The irony is that by the time the wines start showing well they are long gone from the market or have appreciated dramatically in price.

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Chateau Gruaud Larose 1981 波爾多二級莊,36年風華正茂

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$850
Bordeaux, Saint Julien
HK$850HK$790

Chateau Gruaud Larose 1981

63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, 3% petit Verdot.

90 points Neal Martin's Wine Journal (Jan 2012)

"It has a light but well defined bouquet with notes of redcurrant, boysenberry, mint leaf and cedar with good intensity and vigour. It reminds more of Las-Cases ’81 in some ways. The palate is medium-bodied with a dry, quite savoury entry, powdery and slightly edgy tannins. The fruit appears to be fading although the secondary flavours and compensating with touches of Chinese 5-spice, orange zest, dried blood and sandalwood. Classic old skool St-Julien towards the finish that has moderate length." 

91 points Wine Spectator (Oct 1994) : Polished, big, dark-colored, with rich and opulent aromas and flavors and loads of tobacco, cedary and berry character. 

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Oct 1989): A top success for the vintage, the 1981 Gruaud-Larose is dark ruby, with a full-intensity bouquet of ripe black currants, spicy oak, plums, leather, smoked meat, and violets. This wine is concentrated on the palate, with rich, tannic, lingering flavors.

Other Review: 90 Points Celletracker (90 user reviews)

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Masi Costasera Amarone Classico 2012 JS94/RP92/WS91

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$480
Italy
HK$480HK$400

Masi Costasera Amarone classico 2012 (JS94/RP92/WS91,vivino 4.3(7155酒評,比今年5月3120個酒評多了1倍)) 

94 pts James Suckling :
Lots of complexity comes through from the outset on the nose, borne out in terms of smoky black cherries, dried rose stems, asphalt, tar and licorice. Full, structured body that dives through layers of dark fruit, driven along by active acidity all the way to the long but not cloying finish.

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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 Fleur Cardinale 2006 RP91/ST91 波爾多右岸列級

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$400
Bordeaux, Saint Emilion
HK$400

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."

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Gevrey-Chambertin VV Domaine Rossignol-Trapet 2014

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$360
Burgundy, Gevrey-Chambertin
HK$360

Gevrey-Chambertin VV Domaine Rossignol-Trapet 2014

The Rossignols are large land-owners in Gevrey enabling them to retain the fruit only from their oldest vines, the rest being sold anonymously. The result is a wine close to premier cru quality, fermented with 30% whole bunches and aged in 10% new oak.

An open nose of alluring black cherries, cream and flower petals gives way to a finely structured palate. The style is rich and deep, with succulent fruit nicely balanced by complex secondary aromas and flavours and an earthiness characteristic of this village. One of the best Gevrey Chambertin village level wines available, and as such this is great value.

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Clos du Mont Olivet Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2007 RP93/JS93

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$390
Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape
HK$390HK$360
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Tua Rita "Giusto di Notri" Toscana 2012 來自第一支RP100分的意大利酒莊Tua Rita

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$480
Italy, Tuscany
HK$480

Giusto di Notri Tua Rita 2012

94 points Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, September 2014:

A dark, brooding wine, the 2012 Giusto di Notri presents a compelling array of dark stone fruits, grilled herbs, smoke, tobacco and menthol. The power of Suvereto and these Bordeaux varieties are both super-expressive in a virile, imposing wine loaded with personality and gorgeous, totally resonant fruit. This is a terrific showing.

94 points James Suckling:

Gorgeous aromas of spices, from chili powder to dried thyme, plus dark fruits such as currants and berries. Full body, fine tannins and layers of fruit and flavor. Very attractive now but even better in two or three years. This commemorates the 20th anniversary of this wine. Balanced blend of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and merlot.

94 points Wine Enthusiast:

Made with Cabernet and Merlot, this offers scents of cedar, black currant, graphite and aromatic herb. Notes of licorice, ground pepper and tobacco accent the core of crushed blackberry and black cherry while polished tannins provide the framework. The lingering finish ends on a tobacco note.

93 points Robert Parker:

The 2012 Giusto di Notri is an IGT Toscana blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. It opens with rich, impenetrable concentration and luminous ruby highlights that shine bright against the inner darkness of this beautiful wine. Dark fruit, leather, spice, moist chewing tobacco and dark chocolate lift from the glass. The wine shows firm structure with silky tannins that render a polished texture on the finish.

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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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Domaine Geantet Pansiot, Gevrey 1er Poissenot 2010 AM91

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$880
Burgundy, Gevrey-Chambertin
HK$880

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。

2010年是難得的靚年,呈現著深紅色澤,散發出野花、礦石、果香氣息。入口後煙燻、皮革、辛香味,酒體平衡、圓潤濃郁。

*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.

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Roc de Cambes 2012 (AG93/NM92)車房酒

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$460
Bordeaux
HK$460

Roc de Cambes, Cotes du Bourg 2012

93 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Jan 2016):

A dark, imposing wine, the 2012 Roc des Cambes is distinctly dark and brooding. Black cherries, smoke, licorice, tar and dark spices fleshed [?]. Vertical in style and quite structured, the 2012 could use another few years in bottle to fully come together, which will also help the chewy tannins to integrate a bit more fully. Roc des Cambes is 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Malbec that spend 18 months in 100% new French oak. 

93 points Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com, April 2013:

One of the superstar châteaux of the Bordeaux Côtes, François Mitjavile's red is always a wine with plenty of texture and concentration, not to mention alcohol in 2012. This is intense, aromatic and plush, with raspberry aromas, a hint of leafy complexity, a rich, complex texture and firmish tannins. Drink: 2020-28

90-92 points Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, May 2013:

Interesting comparing the Roc des Cambes with the Tertre-Roteboeuf, for here there is a little more drive and intensity on the nose, more volume emanating from the glass with pomegranate and cranberry scents intermingling with fresh gravel notes. The palate is soft and sensual on the entry with layers of fleshy red berry fruit. The tannins have a Burgundy-like finesse and there is a lovely touch of Schezhuan pepper numbing the tip of the tongue on the finish. This will be a fascinating Roc des Cambes. 

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Champagne Duval Leroy Brut Reserve NV WS91 6 bottles

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$1,680
France, Champagne
HK$1,680HK$1,580

Champagne Duval Leroy Brut Reserve NV

產區:Champagne

品種:Chardonnay, Pinot Noir

Duval Leroy is one of the only independent and family owned prestige Champagne houses left in the famous region, and this personal investment in the house's wines results in truly spectacular Champagne's. This non vintage Brut has a wonderful full-bodied nature with a rich, creamy mousse supported with great lemon and lime zest. A delicious effervescence continues on the long and elegant finish.

91 Points Wine Spectator: 

A fresh, finely knit version that meshes a silky mousse and delicate acidity with a subtle flavor range, including rich hints of toasted brioche, blackberry, spun honey, lemon zest and smoked almond. A fine aperitif in terms of weight and balance, but in a slightly richer style. Drink now through 2020.

91 Points Wine & Spirits :

This delivers a lot of fresh fruit through the lush feel of its bubbles, bringing scents of raspberry, plum and juicy pear up out of the glass. For all its generosity, the wine follows a clean, crisp line. It’s a fine aperitif to serve with saucisson.

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Guidalberto Tenuta San Guido 2011 意大利名莊Sassicaia副牌 Vinous93/RP92/JS92

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$330
Italy, Tuscany
HK$330HK$300

Guidalberto, Tenuta San Guido 2011

品種:60% Cab Sau, 40% Merlot 

93 points Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, March 2013:

Mocha, espresso, plums and cloves form a highly expressive mosaic of aromas and flavors in the 2011 Guidalberto. Wonderfully open and seductive, the 2011 captures the essence of Bolgheri in a style that is resonant and super sensual. Silky tannins make the 2011 impossible to resist today. San Guido hit it out of the park with the 2011 Guidalberto.

92 points Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (208), August 2013:

Made with Cabernet Sauvignon (60%) and Merlot, the 2011 Guidalberto opens to dark, rich concentration and beautiful aromatic intensity. You really feel the weight and importance of the wine thanks to its shapely aromas of dark fruit, plum, spice and bitter chocolate. The mouthfeel is incredibly supple and the rich density is long lasting. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2022.

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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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Carmen Gran Reserva Chardonnay 2015

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$135
Chile
HK$135

Carmen Gran Reserva Chardonnay 2015

A very fine chardonnay with a complex bouquet of fruits, wood, vanilla, and butter; pleasant in the mouth, with great body and length.

Founded in 1850, Viña Carmen is Chile's oldest winery, well known ever since for its contemporary style. Its Gran Reserva range underlines the purity and intensity of each variety grown in a specific terroir, and shows Chile's great diversity.

Origin: The grapes were sourced and handpicked in our ''El Refugio'' Vineyard, located in the prestigious Casablanca Valley, 30 kilometers from the Pacific Ocean.

Style: Of bright golden yellow colour, our Chardonnay shows intense aromas of tropical fruits well integrated with soft touches of wood. Fresh and well structured, the wine has a good acidity and a creamy texture that make it elegant and complex, with a long and persistent ending. It will evolve well in the bottle, preserving the terroir's character.

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Kopke Reserve Tawny Porto 波特酒

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$160
Other
HK$160HK$150

產區:Douro Valley, Portugal
品種:Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz

農曆九月圓臍,雌蟹當食,肥美黃膏滿瀉,適宜飲用略帶甜味的酒配合,因為蟹膏帶甜香,選擇乾身酒卻會凸顯苦澀;大閘蟹膏豐油潤滑,輕身酒「不夠斤兩」,兩者互碰,酒會被比下去;選飲紅酒也容易出問題,蟹的鮮味與酒中丹寧衝突,可會湧出腥味。所以,理想的大閘蟹的配酒是具備複雜性和帶甜味的中等酒體酒,Kopke Reserve Tawny Porto 會是不俗的選擇,而且夠貼地!

這支Tawny Port呈茶褐色,從杯頂中心往杯底看,輕帶半點橙紅,而邊緣則已呈淺啡色,這是從紅葡萄酒經過木桶陳釀氧化而成Tawny Port的必經過程。說到其香氣,有較成熟的堅果及乾花等氣味,剛開瓶時,除較明顯「攻鼻」的酒精(20%)外,亦散發陣陣的類同中國黃酒(花雕酒)氣味,芳醇誘人,大閘蟹"醉"愛!

Kopke 成立於1638年,是最古老的波特酒品牌,有近4個世紀的成功經驗。

配餐:cheddar芝士,蘋果餡餅,乾果,黑巧克力,芝士蛋糕,南瓜和山核桃餡餅,大閘蟹。

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Zenato Amarone Classico 2007 WA94/WE93/WS93

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$580
Italy
HK$580HK$540

目前係市面買到的Amarone一般都是年輕的年份,老少少的都價錢飛升。今日到貨 2007年 Zenato Amarone Classico,  是繼Amarone酒王 Quintarelli 和 Dal Forno 之後的最佳選擇, 用波爾多的說法就是"超二級",係Amarone 中流砥柱。 Zenato Amarone Classico 2007,WA94/WE93/WS93/vivino 4.4(1147酒評)。

94 pts Wine Advocate (Feb 2012):
The 2007 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico boasts fabulous intensity and richness. This is an especially heady, port-like Amarone imbued with tons of depth. Chocolate, black cherries, leather and spices wrap around the serious, palate-staining finish. The 2007 needs quite a bit of time, but it is hugely promising. Readers who appreciate a big, powerful style of Amarone will love Zenato’s 2007. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2027.

Zenato酒莊,來自於莎士比亞筆下羅密歐與茱麗葉的故鄉,浪漫之都 唯羅納(Verona),至今擁有50年歷史,以生產優質的 Amarone 與Valpolicella 著稱,獲得國際評審的讚譽。

葡萄採收後,經過精細篩選,最健康的葡萄被放於通風良好的房間風乾3-4個月。榨汁後浸皮15-20天,木桶陳年36個月。這款酒架構龐大,香氣逼人,口感豐潤、濃縮,花香帶出了黑李、香料、皮革、菸草香氣,口感會有些苦韻,aftertaste極長。

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Valdicava Rosso di Montalcino 2013

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$250
Italy, Tuscany
HK$250

Valdicava Rosso di Montalcino 2013

產區:Tuscany, Italy
品種:100% Sangiovese

90 Points Antonio Galloni - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, February 2015:

Valdicava's 2013 Rosso di Montalcino is full of floral and dark red/purplish stone fruit notes. The freshness of the year comes through in the wine's aromatic complexity and nuance. The finessed, long finish is particularly of note. I tasted the 2013 from steel just prior to bottling.

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Vina Tondonia Reserva Lopez de Heredia 2005 Decanter 96/JS94/WA93

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$350
Spain, Rioja
HK$350

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.

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Cloudy bay Te KOKO Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$308
New Zealand
HK$308HK$290

TE KOKO Cloudy Bay 2014

產區: Marlborough, New Zealand

品種:100% Sauvignon Blanc

An iconic wine from New Zealand's most iconic winery. Atypical for Kiwi Sauvignon, the Te Koko is fermented using indigenous 'wild' yeasts, and subjected to batonnage as it ages in oak. Released as a three year old wine, this is unlike anything else from New Zealand! Lychees and almonds with classic gooseberry notes and a hint of wood smoke. A full bodied palate of citrus fruits with the richer flavours of caramel and nougat, leading to a crisp yet spicy finish. Able to age for up to five years, this wine an ideal partner to tuna, oysters and poached fish.

 

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Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2014 WS96/JD91

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$450
Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape
HK$450HK$400

葡萄品種
20% Roussanne, 
20% Grenache Blanc, 
20% Clairette, 
20% Bourboulenc, 
20% Picpoul.

 96pts Wine Spectator : 
There's a lot going on here, with a big core of yellow apple, white peach and wet straw notes offset by accents of citrus oil and bitter almond. A hint of brioche shows on the finish, but this is decidedly stony in feel at the end. The elements should meld beautifully with cellaring. Best from 2016 through 2026. 

 91 pts Jeb Dunnock(eRobertParker.com) :
The 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc incorporates slightly less Grenache Blanc than normal and has more Bourboulenc and Picpoul in the blend. As always, it didn’t go through malolactic fermentation and was raised all in stainless steel. Hitting 13.6% natural alcohol, its medium-gold color is followed by lots of apple, lemon curd and citrus-like fruit characteristics that give way to more spice, toast and minerality with time in the glass. Vibrant, fresh and borderline racy, while not being lean, it’s an outstanding white that will benefit from a year in bottle and have a graceful evolution for another decade or more. As I commented in my recent retrospective article, Clos des Pape is one of the reference point estates for traditional, age-worthy Châteauneuf du Pape. 

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San Polo Brunello di Montalcino 2009 (WA92,WS91)

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$420
Italy, Tuscany
HK$420

San Polo Brunello di Montalcino 2009

產區:Tuscany, Italy

品種:100% Sangiovese

92 points Wine Advocate :
Aromas of exotic spice, Spanish cedar and sandalwood will move to the background as characteristic tones of dark fruit and balsam herb move forward. That latter set of aromas is already brewing steadily off sides, just waiting to move into the spotlight. This is a tight and masculine expression with a lively garnet-ruby color and delicate touches of plump cherry sweetness woven into the finish.

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Emilio Moro, Emilio Moro 2014

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$230
Spain, Ribera del Duero
HK$230

Emilio Moro, Emilio Moro 2014

產區: Ribera del Duero, Spain

品種: 100% Tempranillo (Tinto Fino)

90 Points Wine Spectator - "Black cherry, licorice, espresso and loamy earth flavors mingle in this solid red. Firm tannins and fresh acidity impart structure. Shows lively fruit for balance. Drink now through 2024. "

90 Points Wine Advocate - "The 2014 Emilio Moro was produced with grapes from vineyards ranging between 12 and 25 years old, fermented with yeasts selected from their own vineyards in stainless steel vats, and aged in 50/50 French and American oak barrels (one-third new) for one year. There are some faint toasty notes denoting a very young wine, but in general it's very fruit-driven and quite harmonious. Time in bottle has polished it and given it a sleek texture and nicely integrated oak. Very approachable and ready. "

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Vega Sicilia Alion 2013 WA94/JR17+

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$490
Spain, Ribera del Duero
HK$490HK$450

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.

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Mollydooker The Maitre D Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$260
Australia, Mclaren Vale
HK$260
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Chateau Musar 1998

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$350
Lebanon
HK$350HK$330

產區:Bekaa Valley, Lebanon 品種:Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault, Carignan 黎巴嫩的 Chateau Musar 是地中海東部最傑出的酒莊。這個世界級酒莊的成功故事,充滿着令人尊敬的奮鬥和堅持執着的態度。 Very high alcohol, high acidity and a lot of extract - the wine was rich, round and full bodied, highly concentrated with a very long finish.

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