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Herència Altés Garnatxa Blanca Benufet 2015 (WA91)
Herència Altés Garnatxa Blanca Benufet 2015
產區：DO Terra Alta, Catalunya, Spain
91 Points, Wine Advocate "The intriguing nose of the 2015 Benufet is already developing a petrol-like note combined with the meaty white fruit Garnacha Blanca is able to achieve, especially from extremely old vines like this. There is also a faint peachy pit note. The palate is very tasty, it makes you salivate. There is a salty feeling to this that I love. It makes it very tasty. It should age nicely. 7,500 bottles..”
90 Points, James Suckling ："Very aromatic with a muscat-type personality and a seriously fresh acidity that will be too much for some. However, this has plenty of substance and good length. Drink now.”
Masi Costasera Amarone Classico 2012 JS94/RP92/WS91
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.
Taylor's Vintage Port 2003 RP100/WA98+/NM95/JR18
Taylor's Vintage Port 2003
Taylors 是葡萄牙最出名的Port wine 品牌之一，Vintage Port是代表作，只有在靚年份才當做。在Robert Parker 的評分中，1992年和1948年的vintage port都獲得了100分的滿分， 2000年份98分。08年7月在非官方評分公報Hedonists Gazette俾2003年份100分: “which is pretty much over-kill for me. However, I was blown away by the 2003 Taylors vintage port.” 其他酒評家 JR18, Pierre-Antoine Rovani, Wine Advocate (161) 05年10月 98+， NM 95 (2013年5月), vivino 4.5 (335酒評)。
100 points Robert Parker, Hedonists Gazette, July 2008:
".....I noticed the Chinese love to have both a sweet wine and a vintage port at the end of a meal, which is pretty much over-kill for me. However, I was blown away by the 2003 Taylors vintage port."
98+ points Wine Advocate (161), October 2005:
The 2003 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port improved each time I raised it to my nose or mouth. It displays a black color and a salty, graphite-laced nose packed with sweet black fruits that is reminiscent of a stellar vintage of Chateau Latour. With air, notes of molasses, burnt sugar, spices, and jammy plums emanate from the glass. Full-bodied, hugely dense, immensely rich, as well as thick, this behemoth is also amazingly balanced and harmonious. Raisins, molasses, licorice, black cherries, plums, and a distinctive note of violets are found in its complex, seamless character. Its interminable finish reveals additional notes of chocolate, kirsch, red as well as black currants, dark cherries, and rose blossoms. Armed with exceptional power, depth, and purity, this Taylor will proudly stand shoulder to shoulder with the finest ever crafted by the Fladgate Partnership. Projected maturity: 2035-2060.
Barbera d'Alba "Tre Vigne" Vietti 2015
Barbera d'Alba "Tre Vigne" Vietti 2015
產區：Barbera d’Alba DOC, Piedmont, Italy
Winemaking: The grapes are selected from three vineyard sites located in Monforte, Castiglione Falletto, and Castiglione Tinella with 5.000 vines by hectare. The vineyards are almost 35/40 years old. Grapes are selected from the 3 top vineyards of Monforte, Castiglione Falletto and Castiglione Tinella..
Aging: Mixed ageing between Slavonian and French oak and stainless steel tanks too.
Description: Ruby purple color with ripe red cherry aromas and vanilla. With hints of violets the On the palate it shows bright acidity, soft tannins with good integration of oak, good complexity and a lingering cherry finish.
Food Pairings: Antipasti, rich salads, grilled seasoned vegetables, hearty soups/stews, pastas or with breaded veal, pork, chicken with light sauces
Chateau La Tour Martillac 2014 WE95/JS93/RP91/WS91/JR17
91pts Robert Parker:
The 2014 Latour-Martillac has an attractive bouquet with intense blackberry, briary, warm gravel and balsamic notes that are very well defined and evoke Pessac-Léognan through and through. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, ripe tannin. It feels gentle in the mouth, not structured but fleshy and full, fanning out with crushed strawberry, red cherry and white pepper towards the satisfying finish. This is early drinking compared to its peers, yet well crafted. Could it have striven for more? Yes, probably.
Tua Rita Perlato del Bosco Rosso 2013 RP93,JS92,AG91
Tua Rita Perlato del Bosco Rosso 2013
93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate( Jan 2017):
The 2013 Perlato del Bosco is a pure Sangiovese from a vineyard located just beyond the property's main house. This is Tua Rita's biggest seller when it comes to the USA market and with good reason. It shows a unique identity with bright berry nuances backed by tangy spice, candied orange peel and blue flower. I'm also told that this is the most difficult wine to make. Sangiovese is a difficult grape to manage and special root stocks (33-19) were selected to delay ripening in order to produce smaller and more flavorful clusters. This in itself is a risky proposition because the chances of bad weather increase the longer you wait before harvest. The wine sees eight months in neutral barrique. The bouquet shows a floral component with rose petal and lavender. In the mouth, it offers amazing potential and fullness. This is an amazing value-buy.
92 points James Suckling (Aug 2015):
This is pure sangiovese that builds on the palate with hazelnuts, orange peel and thyme. Full-bodied, yet racy and beautiful. Very balanced and impressive. Drink now.
91 points Vinous( Oct 2017):
The 2013 Perlato del Bosco is wonderfully finessed in the glass, with silky tannins and expressive aromatics that give the wine its sense of polish. Sweet red berries, mint, cinnamon and wild flowers add nuance on the rich, expansive finish. This is a classic example of Suvereto Sangiovese, where the warm, dry weather yields ample, generous wines. There is plenty to like here.
Chateau Phelan Segur 2014
Chateau Phelan Segur 2007
產區 : Saint Estephe, Bordeaux
品種 : 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot
評分： Jancis Robinson MW 16/20 , JancisRobinson.com, October 2009
Lightish crimson. Not quite pure on the nose. But smooth and silky and rather unusual for a 2007. Was it heavily fined? It does easy duty as an early-drinking 2007 anyway even if it does not speak very strongly of St-Estèphe.
86 points WINE SPECTATOR: A medium-bodied red, with spice and berry character, slightly chewy tannins and a medium finish. A little lean now, but should soften and fill out with some bottle age. Best after 2011. 16,665 cases made. James Suckling, Wine Spectator 2010
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.
John Duval Plexus SGM 2014 Wine Spectator 2016 Top 100 rank 34
John Duval Plexus SGM 2014 #34 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2016 The Shiraz was sourced from old vineyards in the Tanunda, Krondorf and Ebenezer districts, Grenache from the Tanunda and Ebenezer region, and Mourvèdre from the Light Pass region. A true reflection of Barossa’s soil and climate, Plexus expresses complex aromas and flavors combining red and dark fruits with savory notes. The palate is framed by youthful fine tannins and subtle savory French oak adds structure and complexity. 93 Points Wine Spectator: "A sophisticated, spicy mix of date bread, cherry compote and clove flavors. Plump and velvety, with persistence and harmony on the finish. Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2026." 92 Points The Wine Advocate: "Medium garnet-purple colored, the 2014 Plexus (a Shiraz, Grenache. Mourvèdre blend) is a little youthfully reticent, offering glimpses at black raspberry and mulberry aromas plus licorice, cracked black pepper, earth and lavender. Medium to full-bodied and still very primary in the mouth, it has a great intensity of red and black fruit flavors supported by ripe, rounded tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long and spicy."
Chateau Beauregard 2006 GG94
Chateau Belair 1997 波爾多st-Emilion 1B級
Chateau Belair 1997
1er Grand Cru Classé, St Emilion
This estate was owned by the Dubois-Challon family since 1916, and covers 13 hectares of vines planted, predominantly, on well-drained limestone-based soils. The Château is the immediate neighbor of Ausone, situated on the south-facing slope of Saint-Emilion known as the "Côte", overlooking the distant Dordogne river. A traditional winemaking approach is adopted by Pascal Delbeck, new owner and formerly Cellar Manager of Bélair for more than 20 years, working with nature in the vineyard and adopting a minimalist intervention approach in the winery. Since 2005 the Moueix family of Libourne have taken a share in the property and now work hand in hand with Delbeck, with impressive results. Bélair shows signs of finding once more its former glory as one of the finest wines of St Emilion.
Chateau Belgrave 2010 (波爾多5級莊）
Chateau Belgrave 2010
91 Points Wine Spectator: Ripe and fleshy, with lots of roasted vanilla bean and fresh espresso, followed by dark, winey cassis and blackberry fruit. An intense licorice edge and a solid, tarry finish imparts drive. Best from 2014 through 2023.
As Belgrave improves each year, it reveals a character that is close to the elegance and style of Saint-Julien, right next door. Chateau Belgrave is situated in Haut Medoc , just west of Beychevelle in St Julien . It is also next door to Chateau Lagrange , which is also in St. Julien. Just a few meters further and it could have been in St. Julien. This 2010, while dense, is balanced, and its rich blackberry flavor is already integrating into its firm tannins. This should age well for the medium term.
品種：52% Merlot, 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc
Castello dei Rampolla “Sammarco” 2011 JS95/Vinous 95/ WA94/WS92/vivino4.1(221酒評)
Castello dei Rampolla “Sammarco” 2011
Region: Chianti, Toscana, Italy
95 pts James Suckling (Aug 2015):
Aromas of tar, chilis, raspberries and dark chocolate follow through to a full body with super velvety tannins and a long, long finish. Need three years to soften. Another superb blend of sangiovese and cabernet sauvignon from the organic estate in Panzano.
94 pts Wine Advocate (Oct 2015):
The fullness and generosity here is absolutely amazing. The 2011 Sammarco is one of the protagonists of this vintage. In fact, I think Sammarco represents the hot 2011 growing season better than any other wine from the Chianti Classico area. The bend this year is 94% Sangiovese with 6% Merlot (the breakdown between the two grapes is usually 90-10) and the wine is fermented with ambient yeasts. The bouquet is beautifully redolent of dark berry fruit, soft spice, licorice and cola. The wine's overall elegance and length are both impressive.
95 pts Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, October 2015:
The 2011 Sammarco is so youthful it almost tastes like a barrel sample! Dark, rich and inviting, the 2011 possesses notable concentration and depth, with round yet powerful tannins and a surprising level of freshness for the year. A host of black cherry, graphite, smoke, plum and lavender notes accompany the powerful finish. It will be quite some time before the 2011 is ready to drink, but there is plenty to look forward to.
Clarendon Hills Onkaparinga Grenache 2007 (JH94)
Clarendon Hills Onkaparinga Grenache 2007 **This wine forms part of Clarendon Hills Grand Cru classification. 94 points James Halliday: “While the colour is slightly more developed than the ’07 Kangarilla Grenache, here the wine is in balance; spice and red berry aromas are followed by a complex palate, adding a touch of forest to the overall expression. Will be long lived if the cork permits.” James Halliday Wine Companion, 2011 93 points eRobertParker.COM: “My favorite of the 2007 Grenache cuvees is the 2007 Grenache Onkaparinga. Aside from being the most approachable, it has the most enticing perfume with its notes of underbrush, incense, lavender, black cherry and blackberry liqueur. Velvety but with some underlying tannin, it has succulent fruit, impeccable balance, and a lengthy finish.” Jay Miller, eRobertParker.com, 2009
Zenato Amarone Classico 2007 WA94/WE93/WS93
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。
Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino 2012 WA95+/WE93/JS93/WS92
Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino 2012
100% Sangiovese grapes picked by hand from 20-year-old vines
# 2012 is not a vintage to miss for fans of Brunello di Montalcino.
95+ points Wine Advocate:
Il Poggione is a Brunello superstar and a vintage like this reveals every reason why that affirmation is true. From the second the 2012 Brunello di Montalcino pours into the glass, you know you are in for something special. The wine is darkly saturated and rich in appearance. Absent are those slightly amber or browning hues you often get with Sangiovese in a hot vintage. Nor does the wine show flat or tired characteristics. Instead, the quality of fruit is vibrant and rich. This is a healthy, generous and exuberant Brunello with dark density and succulent fruit flavors that are followed by integrated spice and tobacco. The balance is impressive and one thing you get here is fresh acidity. This is not to be underestimated, because the acidity quota in the 2012 vintage across the appellation is not as high or evident as usual. This is one of the year's best Brunellos.
93 points James Suckling:
Walnuts and cedar with plums and hints of milk chocolate. Always subtle. Medium body, a solid core of fruit and medium-chewy tannins. Center palate of cherry fruit. Give it a year or two to soften.
Altesino Brunello di Montalcino 2010 JS95
Altesino Brunello di Montalcino 2010
Altesino, Brunello di Montalcino 2010 (JS95/RP93) 表現得比較陰柔，有香草、香料類等比較複雜的香氣，口感細滑、優雅，有點飄逸, 可能因為我們習慣了 Brunello 的濃妝，北區的淡然看上去更似素顏、更具風土。 Altesino位處Montalcino 北區的。因北區比較涼，常常比中、南部的酒較圓潤或者平衡，更多風土的特點。然而，北區從來都是這個出名產區最不起眼的後花園，因為長久以來，當紅酒評人把光環全加在中、南部酒莊的頭上。
95 points James Suckling (Dec 2014): Wonderful decadent aromas of musk, orange peel and plum follow through to a full body, with soft tannins and a long and rich finish. Salty and savory. Layers of gorgeous fruit. Drink or hold.
93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Feb 2015): Altesino's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino stands proud among its peers. No other wine I tasted among the new releases in Montalcino achieves this unique level of aromatic finesse and distinction. The bouquet is almost purely floral in character with a strong emphasis on pressed rose petal, dried violets and potpourri. The fruit tones are less emphatic and include bright cherry and red currant. In the mouth, the wine's compressed texture is accented by fennel seed and licorice. the 2009 vintage had more power and heat, but this version shows elegant restraint. 93+ (ML)
93 points Wine Spectator (Jun 2015): Expressive aromas of eucalyptus, juniper and wild rosemary give way to sweet berry flavors, though the juniper, rosemary and emerging mint accents linger. This is like a walk in the woods, with a fresh, elegant frame. Best from 2017 through 2030.
Le Petit Calon 2015
波爾多三級莊Calon Segur 旗下酒款。【Le Petit Calon 2015】 禮盒裝。 年產1萬支，大部份比日本市場包晒 ! 2015年靚年份。
Klein Constantia Vin de Constance 2013 - 500ml 拿坡倫至愛甜酒(WA96)
Klein Constantia Vin de Constance 2013 - 500ml
產區：WESTERN CAPE, South Africa
品種：Muscat ; 酒類：Dessert Wines 甜酒
96 points Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (230), April 2017:
The 2013 Vin de Constance Natural Sweet Wine was matured in 500-liter barrels for around 36 months. It has a beautiful bouquet with honey, quince, pressed yellow flowers and Mirabelle. It has wonderful definition and purity. The palate is very well balanced with a mellifluous texture and beautifully judged acidity as it just sashays along. It fans out on the finish with honey, quince, a touch of rhubarb and ginger, extraordinarily persistent in the mouth. Matthew Day, current winemaker, opined that he thought the 2012 would be the best ever, but the freshness might see it overtaken. This is awesome.
95 points Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com, September 2016:
Matt Day’s second vintage in charge of this iconic sweet wine marks an evolution in style, with the addition of essencia and slightly less alcohol and residual sugar (172 grams). It’s another lovely VDC, showing flavours of tarte tatin, orange marmalade, baking spices and subtle oak ageing. Drink: 2017-30
飲家評分：VIVINO 4.5/5.0 (575酒評）
Klein Constantia酒莊1986年再次釀造 Vin de Constance，並且源用19世紀的 500ml 酒瓶，釀酒方式遵循18，19世紀康斯坦丁（Constantia）甜酒的傳統。歷史悠久之餘，據說連英勇善戰的拿破崙（Napoleon Bonaparte）在被流放到聖赫勒拿島（St Helena）時曾經下令要求每年用船運送多達一千多公升的Constantia甜酒到他居住的地方直至他於1821年離世。
Dona Paula Los Cardos Chardonnay 2016
Dona Paula Los Cardos Chardonnay 2015
產區：Valle de Uco, Mendoza
Winemaker’s Notes :
Green-yellow and gold colors. Intense tropical aromas, with notes of mango, pineapple and peach. Very good volume, balance and freshness. Citric and mineral.
Food Pairing: Burrata cheese, baked vegetables and apples, cured ham and pesto. An excellent combination of flavors and colors.
Argentina Wine Awards - Bronze medal Vintage 2012
Natalie MacLean 88 Points Vintage 2011
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.
Toro Albala Don PX Gran Reserva 1987 (WA94)
BODEGAS Toro Albala Don PX Gran Reserva 1987
94 Points Luis Gutiérrez, The Wine Advocate, Apr 2016 :
Each year they select a number of single vintage, sweet PX wines to be bottled, the first of which (besides the young wine) is the 1987 Don Px Gran Reserva in 2016 - a wine aged in American oak casks for some 28 years. These wines are almost indestructible, so the drinking windows are mostly academic. This showcases the classical aromas and palate of an old PX from Montilla, strong notes of dark chocolate, dried figs and plums, raisins and sweet spices; the dense, thick and persistent palate where the 380 grams of unfermented sugar are not noticeable, as they are balanced by good acidity that also gets concentrated by age. This is probably the densest of all the wines I tasted today, and there is a distinct, perfumed, almost floral note here (is it violet pastille?), which makes it extremely attractive. It's also the most drinkable of all these old vintages, very balanced within its sweet profile, with marked flavors (also licorice and black olives) that stay in your mouth for one minute. Exotic and exuberant. This is incredibly young and lively, and very good value for the age and quality it delivers. 52,000 liters bottled.
產區：D.O. Montilla-Moriles, Spain
品種: 100% Pedro Ximénez
釀酒 : Selected lots of Pedro Ximénez are destined for oak barrels, sealed and left for decades in single-vintage state. After a minimum of 25 years, thereby becoming a Gran Reserva, vintages are selected for release only when they have attained classical character. Opaque, black mahogany color with a caramel-like bite.
釀酒師: Antonio Sánchez Romero
酒莊： BODEGAS TORO ALBALÁ, Founded in 1844, occupying Aguilar de la Frontera's former power station in 1922. In 1970 Toro Albalá was the first Montilla producer to commercialize bottled dessert Pedro Ximénez and remains the world's only specialist in 100% Vintage PX. Impeccable and authentic Fino, Amontillado and Oloroso containing only the natural alcohol from fermentation are produced by the classic solera method.
Bottega Prosecco Gold NV
This fashionable golden bottle of prosecco has light straw yellow in color, with a steady stream of fine bubbles. A clean fresh citrus, flowery and herbaceous, with hints of honey, apple and pear. Rounded and complex taste, a well prosecco with a lovely finish. Perfect match with any seafood, sushi, especially oyster.
Chateau du Tertre 2003 波爾多五級莊 JS92/RP90
Chateau du Tertre 2003
92 points James Suckling:
This is very new world in the nose with loads of ripe, raisiny, and spicy fruit. Full bodied, with a round and chewy finish. Very extracted, but I think it will come around very well in the end.
90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
This dark ruby/purple-colored, luscious, soft, already complex 2003 offers alluring notes of smoked herbs, black cherry jam, camphor, white chocolate, and licorice. Medium to full-bodied, silky-textured, heady, and impossible to resist...
Ciacci piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino 2011
Ciacci piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino 2011
評分：94 points Vinous ：
The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is fabulous. In 2011, proprietor Paolo Bianchini bottled just one Brunello. That commitment to quality comes through loud and clear. Dark cherry, plum, smoke, tobacco and licorice all flesh out in an effortless, incredibly inviting wine. The warmth of the vintage and the natural generosity of these vineyards in Castelnuovo is evident, yet the 2011 possesses remarkable balance to match all of that intensity. I don't expect the 2011 to make old bones, but is gorgeous today. Readers should expect a flamboyant, decadently full-throttle wine built on voluptuousness and generous, racy fruit. Bianchini gave the 2011 three full years in cask. (AG) (2/2016)
93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate ：
The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is a very beautiful wine that shows a fraction of good things to come. Very fruit-driven at the moment, it should flesh out further with time. Evident fruit underlines the warm growing conditions of this vintage. You get dark cherry, raspberry, dried strawberry and plum. The bouquet doesn't feel overripe per se, but you definitely get a taste of the warm growing season. Delve deeper, and this Brunello begins to reveal spice, herb, cola, tar and black licorice. These elements form the base of the wine's budding complexity. As nice as this wine is to drink now, I look forward to trying it five years from now. (ML) (3/2016)
其它評分： JS94, WE93
Travaglini Gattinara Riserva 2011 JS93/WE93/WA91/vivino4.1(794酒評)
Travaglini Gattinara Riserva 2011
Region: Gattinara, Italy， 建議醒酒6小時
93 pts James Suckling:
You can smell the ripeness of the vintage with dried strawberry and orange peel character. Full body, chewy tannins and a savory finish. Rich and powerful. Drink or hold.
93 pts Wine Enthusiast:
Attractive aromas of rose, wild berry and aromatic herb lead the nose on this elegantly structured red. The bright palate offers crushed raspberry, juicy dark cherry, licorice and clove alongside firm polished tannins. A flinty mineral note energizes the finish. Hold for more complexity. Drink 2019–2026.
91 pts Wine Advocate:
Travaglini's 2011 Gattinara Riserva sees fruit sourced from the best rows of vines from various parcels located throughout the entire property. The wine is only produced in the best vintages. This is a more austere and structured wine with layered tones of black fruit, spice, licorice and campfire ash. There is a floral element of pressed rose petals that appears with delicate intensity at the back. In the mouth, this wine offers power and good structure.
Clarendon Hills Romas Grenache 2007 (WS93,WA91)
Clarendon Hills Romas Grenache 2007
93 points Wine Spectator: Firm, slightly gritty in texture, giving way to pure, focused black currant, plum and spice flavors. Weaves in a touch of tar on the long, expressive finish.
91 points Wine Advocate: The 2007 Romas Vineyard Grenache has a medium garnet-purple color and moderately intense dried cherry and mulberry aromas with some spicy fruits of the forest compote and dark chocolate notes. Crisp, concentrated and very spicy on the palate, it offers a medium level of chewy tannins and a long opulent finish.
91 points Wine Enthusiast: The rare Australian Grenache you might consider cellaring for more than a couple of years, the 2007 Romas features dark, plummy fruit accented with hints of coffee and chocolate. It’s full bodied and richly textured without being overly astringent, with a long finish. Drink 2012–2020.
ABOUT THIS VINEYARD: The Romas Grenache site is located in Blewitt Springs and was planted in 1920. The 'Romas Grenache' is the steepest, most elevated section of the Blewitt Springs Grenache vineyard. its uniquely special characters warrant its isolation and quarantine from the lower part of the Blewitt Springs vineyard. This patch sits at 280 metres above sea level and is approximately 7 Kms to the ocean. It enjoys a perfect due East aspect on a hillside that in some places reaches above a +40˚ slope gradient. The old vines struggle to survive on a steep rock hill face with yields a microscopic 0.5 tonne / acre. Each of the Blewitt Springs, Romas and Onkaparinga Grenache sites are planted on the same hill side. The Blewitt Springs and Romas patches are due East facing and the Onkaparinga site is at the uppermost hilltop/crown area but is western facing. All sites are within 200 metres of each other and offering special and individual expressions. These vineyards are globally unique - the unparalleled combination of 95+ year old, pre phylloxera vines planted in the oldest geology planet earth - surveyed at 1600 million years old ;produces rare and exotic exhibitions of Grenache, not seen anywhere else in the world. Underneath these old vines are primordial, ancient formations. There is a complete lack in nitrogenous matter available for plants/vines seeking nutrient and this results in extremely limited growth capabilities (Romas vines are approx 30 cm tall and each site produces less than 1 tonne / acre. The environment has effectively reduced the output potential of these vines. The rich and ancient minerals present in the root zone of these special 95+ year old vines also impart rare physiological components to the vines and excellent grapes are a result.
Castelforte Amarone Della Valpolicella 2014 Gold Medal, Berliner Wein Trophy
Castelforte Amarone is an elegant full-bodied wine with a complex bouquet of cinnamon, cherry jam and walnut and a palate of ripe black cherry fruit with notes of vanilla and coffee on the finish. It pairs perfectly with rich pasta dishes, game and grilled or stewed meat as well as mature cheeses.
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.
Two hands Zippy's Block Shiraz 2007
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.