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Chateau Pavie Macquin 2013 波爾多St-Emilion 1B級
Chateau Pavie Macquin 2013
品種： 80% merlot, 20% cabernet franc
93 points Wine Enthusiast:
This is a bold, ripe, fruity wine, perfumed with fruit that's already attractive. The tannins are dry, but balanced with the fruit. A good choice for medium-term aging.
93 points James Suckling:
This is structured and strong for a 2013 with white truffle and bright blueberry character. Full-bodied with firm and silky tannins. Bright finish. Better in 2020.
92 points Wine Spectator:
This has a showy personality, with beautifully aromatic raspberry, blueberry and plum flavors that drape wonderfully over the velvety structure. Alluring black tea and warm plum cake notes add nuance on the finish. This has gained steadily since the barrel tasting. Drink now through 2023. 3,100 cases made.
Château Pavie Macquin is one of the most improved Saint-Emilion wines of the last 20 years. Over that time frame, and especially since the turn of the new century, it has also become one of the most refined wines of Saint-Emilion. This simple truth was recognized in September of 2006, when Pavie Macquin was promoted to the prestigious level of Premier Grand Cru Classé in the reclassification of Saint Emilion's chateaus.
Chateau Le Puy Emilien 2014 《神之水滴》
《神之水滴》 Chateau Le Puy emilien 2014 年是波爾多右岸一個隱世的酒莊 , 細閱酒莊資料 , 知道酒莊採用Organic Method , Bio- Dynamic 等自然農法耕種 , 不依靠現代化儀器的方便 , 只沿用傳統的釀酒方法 , 釀酒過程中亦不會加入人工酵母及加糖 , 只讓其天然地發酵 ; 更用超過五十年的陳年木桶 , 令酒味更加純樸天然 , 沒有將額外多餘的木桶及人工化的味道 , 真正做到 Less is More反璞歸真的原汁原味。
85％Merlot，14％Cab及 1%Carmenere， Vivino4.0 (180酒評)
The 2014 is certainly a few notches above the 2012 overall, and that wine is surely superb. Dark ruby in color, with soaring aromas of dark fruits, leather, and hints of forest floor and mushrooms. Incredibly complex already, but with so much more in reserve. Long, silky and elegant on the palate, with layers of delicious fruit (still primary of course but already hard to resist), and a what must be a 10 minutes finish. Tannins are round and well integrated, with no new oak treatment, and once again a respectable 13% alcohol. Great, refreshing acidity and wonderful structure that are the hallmarks of this superb vintage in Bordeaux. A real classic and a must buy!
La Magia Brunello di Montalcino 2012 (JS96)
La Magia Brunello di Montalcino 2012
產區：Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
96 points James Suckling (Nov 2016) : Incredible purity of fruit to this red with plums, cherries and berries. Full body, ripe and silky tannins and a fantastically long finish. Love the bitter-orange undertone to this. Drink in 2020.
92 Points Wine Enthusiast: Truffle, leather, Mediterranean brush, chopped herb and black-skinned fruit aromas meld together with a balsamic note. The juicy, concentrated palate shows dried cherry, crushed raspberry, cinnamon and licorice while fine-grained tannins lend support. Give it time for the tannins to fully integrate. Drink 2020–2030.
Allegrini Corte Giara La Groletta Valpolicella Ripasso DOC 2015 Baby Amarone
Corte Giara 的Ripasso, 即是baby Amarone: La Groletta Valpolicella Ripasso DOC 2015 「Ripasso」顧名思義，即是「Re-Passed」再次發酵的意思。Allegrinj 酒莊以新鮮的Corvina Veronese、Rondinella葡萄榨汁後，在不銹鋼槽中發酵成紅酒，再加入Amarone葡萄渣，在大橡木桶中再次發酵，總共包含70%Corvina Veronese、30%Rondinella。再發酵的做法使Ripasso紅酒有更好的結構，以及較低的酸度，酒體也更圓潤。最後再係 斯洛伐尼亞橡木桶中陳年11個月，有豐富的黑胡椒及葡萄乾香氣，酒質中等飽滿，有櫻桃及茶香，單寧細緻柔美，年輕時就相當美味易飲。
Allegrini Corte Giara La Groletta Valpolicella Ripasso DOC 2015 ， WE88/vivino3.8(11102酒評)
88 pts Wine Enthusiast:
Opening aromas convey raisin, cocoa, a hint of bell pepper and earthy whiff of game. The firm palate shows fig, cassis and dried sage alongside tightly wound tannins. Drink through 2022.
Montevetrano 2007 AG95/WA94+ “Sassacaia of the South.”
品種：Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Aglianico
Robert Parker 形容為“Sassacaia of the South.”
95 points Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate (190), August 2010:
The 2007 Montevetrano is the product of an unusual vintage characterized by hot temperatures that were virtually uninterrupted throughout the year. Bright red fruit, flowers and spices are some of the nuances that emerge from this silky, beautifully balanced Montevetrano. The combination of explosive ripe fruit, richness and finesse is utterly breathtaking. The warmth of the vintage comes through in the wine's generosity, yet there are no suggestions whatsoever of over- ripeness. This is a magnificent Montevetrano. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2032.
94+ points Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (232), August 2017:
The 2007 Montevetrano suggests a more prominent presence of Cabernet Sauvignon, aromatically speaking, compared to the other wines in this mini retrospective. The percentage of grapes used is the same but this impression is reinforced by the warmth of the summer growing season and the exuberance of the fruit. Blackberry aromas are followed by spice, leather and tar. There are subtle notes of balsam herb and green peppercorn as well. The wine is structured and firm but not astringent. The tannins are softly integrated and fine in texture.
Chateau Musar 2004
Chateau Musar 2004
產區：Bekaa Valley, Lebanon
品種：Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault, Carignan
91 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2004 Chateau Musar is an equal blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan and Cinsault. This is a rather civilized, laid back Musar... Its balance, combining the nice fruit, elegant mid-palate, persistent finish and backbone, gives it a tightly wound, precise and focused demeanor. The tannins are not completely integrated, but not overly hard. They provided some welcome grip and vibrancy and never overwhelmed the wine. In the long run, they should serve this wine in good stead. Overall, it is an exceptionally graceful, somewhat modern and restrained Musar, bright, with that silky texture I saw in the Hochar reviewed this issue, while adding those layers of concentration. The cherry on top is the intensity of fruit flavor – bursts of delicious and juicy fruit on the finish, admittedly nuanced by some of the gamey notes I see here so often. Call it raspberry flavored, though, because the fruit is delicious. The gamey notes were in fact moderate and, at least for my taste, not an issue. As this rather subtle Musar aired out, I liked it more and more. I’ve had Musars that were bigger, burlier, more rustic and more astringent. Here, the subtle start was unremarkable, but it gathered steam, showed remarkable finesse and then won me over. This will certainly do better with food. Drink now-2021.
另外，1999年在著名酒評人 Hugh Johnson “ The World Atlas of Wine “ 中被評為 “ 1001 WINES YOU MUST TASTE BEFORE YOU DIE “，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.
Finca Villacreces Pruno 2013 RP93
RP93 - Tasting Note
A blend of 90% Tempranillo and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 12 months in French oak, is stunning, simply over-delivering in so many different ways. This wine, which offers up copious quantities, of blueberry, black raspberry and black currant fruit, licorice, graphite and meaty notes, offers fabulous aromatics, medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, beautiful, pure texture and a long, heady finish with subtle oak. Whats amazing is the French oak is all two-year-old, super-expensive Darnajou barrels...
Chateau de Saint Cosme Gigondas Valbelle 2009 (WS94)
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.
Allegrini La Grola 2013 JS2/WA91/WS90
Allegrini La Grola, Veronese IGT 2013
品種：90% Corvina , 10％ Oseleta
Ageing: 16 months in oak, then blended together for 2 months followed by 10 months of bottle-ageing
92 pts James Suckling: More cabernet coming out on the nose with dark berries and light chocolate. Full body, lightly chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Shows length and intensity.
91 pts Wine Advocate:
The 2013 La Grola represents a blend of 90% Corvina Veronese and 10% Oseleta. Past editions saw a small part Syrah but this is no longer the case. The wine's appearance is rich and deeply saturated with an inky black color. The bouquet revs up slowly with black prune and plum followed by spice, tar, road paving and cured meat. The effect is extra thick and dense. In the mouth, La Grola displays syrupy richness with both savory and slightly sweet mahogany spice. The wine rests in once-used barrique for 16 months.
90 pts Wine Spectator:
Well-spiced and herbaceous, this well-meshed red frames flavors of ripe currant, espresso, dried fig and smoke with fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity. Harmonious. Drink now through 2021.
Vacqueyras Cuvee de L'Hostellerie, Domaine La Garrigue 2010
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
Chateau Beauregard 2006 GG94
Tua Rita "Giusto di Notri" Toscana 2012 來自第一支RP100分的意大利酒莊Tua Rita
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.
Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Cuvee Reservee 2014 WS93/WA92/JS91
Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Reservee 2014
*93 pts Wine Spectator:*
A gutsy style, with a frame of brick dust around a core of steeped cherry, plum and blackberry fruit. The back end pulls in dried sage, savory and tobacco notes. The finish lingers over a singed chestnut hint. Rock-solid and unabashedly old-school. Best from 2020 through 2030.
*91 pts James Suckling:*
A wild, rustic edge to this assertive and punchy fruit-driven Châteauneuf-du-Pape. A smooth black cherry and blood plum-flavored palate. Appealing tangy freshness to close. The rusticity denotes drink now or as a much older wine.
Barbaresco Riserva Pora, Produttori del Barbaresco 2008 (WA95)
Barbaresco Riserva Pora, Produttori del Barbaresco 2008
產區：Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
品種： 100% Nebbiolo
95 Points Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate (203), October 2012:
Playing true to type, the 2008 Barbaresco Riserva Pora is another of the more open wines in this vintage. But that is only in relative terms. Layers of expressive red fruit, crushed flowers and spices flesh out in this radiant Barbaresco. In most vintages the Pora is one of the more accessible of the Riservas when young. The close proximity of the vineyard to the Tanaro River results in a warm microclimate that ripens the fruit earlier than elsewhere. In 2008, though, the Pora packs a serious punch. The coolness of the late harvest comes through in a finish laced with considerable tension and minerality. This is easily one of the very best Poras I have ever tasted from the Produttori. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2048.
Terra di Lavoro, Galardi 2009 WA93
Terra di Lavoro, Galardi 2009
品種：80% Aglianico, 20% Piedirosso , 年產3萬支。
93 points Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate (195), June 2011:
I suppose after so many important vintages it is only natural that Mother Nature takes a break. Terra di Lavoro is usually a huge wine in its youth, but not so in 2009. This is one of the most open, approachable young Terra di Lavoros I have ever tasted. The wine shows good intensity in its dark fruit, with layers of ash, smoke, crushed flowers and minerals that develop in the glass. The 2009 is a pretty, accessible Terra di Lavoro that will make a great introduction for readers who are new to the wine and don't want to wait for some of the more important vintages to come around. Terra di Lavoro is 80% Aglianico and 20% Piedirosso. The 2009 spent 14 months in French oak barrels, 70% new. Readers who want to see how some of the older vintages are developing may want to take a look at notes from my vertical tasting last year, published in Issue 190. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2029.
Marquis de Calon 2011 三級莊 Calon Segur 副牌
Marquis de Calon 2011
三級莊 Calon Segur 副牌
產區：Saint Estephe, Bordeaux
92 points Wine Enthusiast : The second wine of Calon Segur, the 2011 Marquis de Calon reveals a dark ruby color as well as juicy black cherry aromas, an attractive texture and a soft style. It is a pleasant, light to medium-bodied effort to consume over the next 4-5 years.
Representing just 30% of production and with the majority of fruit sourced from low yielding merlot vines planted on drought resistant clay based soils. The ripe damson and fruitcake laden nose has a top note of dark chocolate whilst there is lively acidity and freshness to the front palate which is filled out with plump and fleshy plum fruit and a touch of spice. Tannins are fine grained and velvety in texture, the lasting impression is one of elegance, balance and refinement. Technical director Vincent Millet considers “2011 closer to 2010 than 2008 in terms of quality”.
Bodegas Abanico Hazana Vinas Viejas 2014 RP92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 92
The 2014 Hazana Vinas Viejas is simply one of the greatest values in Rioja that money can buy. A blend of 85% Tempranillo and 15% Graciano, this collaboration between importer Eric Solomon and the owner and winemaker has produced an absolutely amazing Rioja from 45- to 70-year-old unirrigated, head-pruned vines. Loads of lead pencil shavings, black and red currants, licorice and tobacco leaf all jump from the glass of this dense, ruby/purple wine. Soft tannins, medium to full body and fabulous intensity, make for a sensational Rioja to drink over the next 5-7 years.
Chateau de Saint Cosme Les Deux Albion 2013 (RP90)
Chateau de Saint Cosme Les Deux Albion 2013
產區： Cotes du Rhone
品種： Syrah, Grenache, Carignan, Mourvèdre, Clairette
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.
Allegrini La Grola, Veronese IGT 2011 JS92/WA90
Allegrini La Grola, Veronese IGT 2011
Ageing: 16 months in oak, then blended together for 2 months followed by 10 months of bottle-ageing
92 pts James Suckling: This is always an outstanding Veneto red. Lots of dried fruits and hints of raisins and sultanas. Full-bodied, chewy and savory. Attractive tannin tension.
90 pts Wine Advocate: The 2011 La Grola (an IGT blend of 80% Corvina Veronese, 10% Oseleta and 10% Syrah aged in neutral oak for 16 months) opens to a velvety, dark appearance and bold aromas of prune, plum, cured meat, bacon fat and mesquite smoke. This is a hearty red wine that would pair next to beef stew or game.
Cotes du Ventoux Artemia, Chateau Pesquie 2010 (WA93)
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.
Chateau Musar 1998
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.
San Polo Brunello di Montalcino 2009 (WA92,WS91)
San Polo Brunello di Montalcino 2009
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.
Rockford Basket Press Shiraz 2009 JH 95/vivino4.4
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.
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."
Luca d'Attoma is a highly respected Tuscan wine consultant, employers have included Azienda Agricola Le Macchiole in Bolgheri and Tua Rita, who, along with wife Elena Celli, eventually realised a dream to produce his own wine. Luca and Elena are the Duemani 'two hands' that run the estate. They first identified a wonderful site in the north Bolgheri hills in the mid nineties. The purchase 7 ha of land and set about preparing the soils for Biodynamic viticulture. This took seven years. The first vines were planted in 2001 and already, by the 2008 vintage, they have started to make some outstanding wines. The structure of the soil here is remarkable for its predominance of clay and stone – the resulting low soil fertility leading to greater character and complexity in the vines fruit. After an examination of the property and its unique position in the contour of a west-facing amphitheatre there emerged the sites of three distinct vineyards. The vineyard at the highest altitude and with the richest soil is the site of their Cabernet Franc vines. Another lower vineyard continues with the same varietal and then evolves into rows of Merlot vines. The third and smallest vineyard, notably stony and arid, is the 'heart' of the estate and is planted to 7000 vines of alberello-trained Syrah. From the very beginning Duemani have followed the principles of biodynamic farming and since the 2004 harvest their estate's production.
John Duval Entity Shiraz 2014
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.
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.
Chateau Lalande-Borie 2012 JS90/WE90
40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc
90 pts James Suckling:
A juicy and savory red with spice, earth, mushroom and berry character. Full body, round tannins and a fruity finish. Extremely well done. One of the best in years! Better in 2017.
1970年，擁有波爾多二級莊"寶嘉龍Ducru-Beaucaillou" 的Borie 家族買下了來自同村三級莊Lagrange 的18公頃葡萄園，和12公頃附近的其他葡萄園， 葡萄園周邊有二級莊金玫瑰Larose, 三級莊Lagrange, 和四級莊大寶Talbot, 可以說是靚田靚地，加上由寶嘉龍團隊釀造，酒質頗有保證，採用50%以上Merlot ，單寧適中，優雅平衡，也令支酒更適合早飲。
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
Isole e Olena Cepparello 2012 Vinous 97/JS94/WA93 Screw Capsule
Isole e Olena Cepparello 2012
媲美"女人頭Le Pergole Torte"的 Isole e Olena 來自偏西邊的 Castellina村北面的Barberino Val d'Elsa，由兩塊田Isole和Olena組成,位於Chianti Classico，海拔400米。莊主Paolo De Marchi是最早在CC採用100%Sangiovese的酒莊之一，Paolo來自Piedmont地區，之前他沒有任何葡萄酒釀造經驗，全憑自己的努力，謙虛的精神和沈穩的性格，在沒有聘請顧問的情況下，創造了100%純Sangiovese的Cepparello。 Nicolas Belfrage曾問他什麼使他有動力這麼投入創作了Cepparello，Paolo說“I wanted to understand Sangiovese。” 他的理念是將葡萄酒和生長葡萄的土地鏈接在一起，真實展示出Chianti風土的典型性。
"Cepparello" 是酒莊的旗艦酒款。呈現了Barberino Val d'Elsa 風土帶來的power，入口丹寧有力，骨架強健，又十分的優雅，給人一種很Man的感覺，又覺得很深邃，複雜度很高，蘑菇，烤杏仁，果丹皮，花香，很有活力。陳年後，更有菌菇，肉湯，櫻桃的香氣絡繹不絕，讓很多酒友想起了Chambertin中的王者Domaine Armand Rousseau。
97 pts Vinous:
The 2012 Cepparello is just as compelling as it has always been. Sweet, ample and generous from the outset, the 2012 shows all of its pedigree, even at this early stage. Radiant fruit and exquisite aromatics make a strong opening statement as the wine fleshes out in the glass. Ample, creamy and super-expressive, the 2012 is shaping up to be a superb Cepparello. The only thing the 2012 needs is time. An up and down year with hot temperatures in July and early August, followed by rain in September forced DeMarchi to be especially selective and bottle only the best lots. Production is down to 30,000 bottles from 36,000 in 2013 and 32,400 in 2011.
94 pts James Suckling:
Pretty bright fruit with blackcurrant, violet and sandalwood aromas and flavors. Full body, firm and linear tannins and a fresh finish. Needs two or three years to soften. Cepparello is always a classic. Better in 2017.
Crozes Hermitage Thalabert, Paul Jaboulet Ainé 2011
Crozes Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert, Paul Jaboulet Ainé 2010
產區：Crozes Hermitage, Northern Rhone
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.