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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Chambolle Musigny Domaine Arnoux Lachaux 2014

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$440
Burgundy, Chambolle-Musigny
HK$440HK$400

Chambolle Musigny Domaine Arnoux Lachaux 2014 (AM88-91)

This wine is the result of a blend of five different blocks all located at the top of Chambolle’s slopes. They have of a north-east exposition which allows them to benefit from nice sunshine. The soil is made of clay and limestone and is very rocky, which confers to the wine this mineral caracteristic of the appellation. The average age of the vines here is 45 years old. Global size : 1 ha 85 .

88-91 points Allen Meadows, Burghound.com (61), January 2016:

This is at once more elegant and spicier as well with its pretty combination of red currant, cherry, lavender and sandalwood hints. There is a sleek and lacy mouth feel to the refined middle weight flavors that exude a fine bead of minerality on the balanced, delicious and persistent finale. This is very Chambolle in style. Drink: 2020+

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Chateau Pedesclaux 2005 波爾多5級莊

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$410
Bordeaux, Pauillac
HK$410

Chateau Pedesclaux 2005 

產區 : Pauillac

品種 : 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc

It was rated 18/20 points by Decanter Magazine and given five stars, the highest rating of all the vintage's Pauillacs (and scored on par with Mouton-Rothschild): "Very pure cassis. Hidden depths - unevolved but self-assured. Terrific intensity of flavour, power and length. Ripe fruit, supremely well-integrated tannin and acidity. A baby. Drink from 2015."

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Emilio Moro, Malleolus 2009

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$360
Spain, Ribera del Duero
HK$360

Emilio Moro, Malleolus 2009

產區: Ribera del Duero, Spain

品種: 100% Tempranillo (Tinto Fino)

92 Points Wine Advocate - "The 2009 Malleolus is sourced from 25- to 75-year-old vines aged for 18 months in new French oak. It has a rather predictable nose with that veneer of glossy, vanilla-tinged oak and yet you cannot deny that it is well-defined and maintains good freshness, with the fruit suggesting it will meld together with time. The palate is ripe and voluptuous with sensual black cherries, blueberry and layers of creamy oak on the finish. Although it needs to develop more individuality through its bottle evolution, it is undeniably very well-crafted and will please those who love opulent Ribera del Duero wines"

92 Points International Wine Cellar - "Opaque ruby. Highly nuanced aromas of cherry compote, smoky minerals, vanilla and candied flowers. Offers seductively sweet red and dark fruit and floral pastille flavors, with exotic floral tones and sweet oak in the background. This powerful yet lively wine finishes with excellent thrust and supple tannins."

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Chateau Bourgneuf 2009

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$450
Bordeaux, Pomerol
HK$450HK$390

Chateau Bourgneuf 位處波爾多右岸波美侯村Pomerol的西邊高地,年產僅5000箱

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La Spinetta Langhe Nebbiolo 2013 (AG91)

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$230
Italy, Piedmont
HK$230

La Spinetta Langhe Nebbiolo 2013

91 points Antonio Galloni :

The 2013 Langhe Nebbiolo is one of the best values in La Spinetta's lineup. The darker side of Nebbiolo comes through in this powerful, deep wine. Super-ripe dark cherry, spice, new leather and a kiss of French oak hit the explosive finish. Frankly, this is better than many Barbarescos readers will come across. Most of the fruit for the Langhe Nebbiolo comes from Starderi, in Neive.

Winemaker Notes: Typical light red of Nebbiolo with aromas of dried rose petals and dark fruits such as plums and blueberry. Full bodied, chewy and rich with dusty tannins and a juicy yet elegant finish.

The Rivetti brothers of La Spinetta have revolutionized the conception of long-ageing and gruesomely tannic Piedmont wines. Their range of Barolo, Barbarescos and Barberas are powerful yet forward and fruity. The modern style of their wines certainly makes Nebbiolos from the northwest corner of Italy much more approachable when young.

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Chateau La Pointe 2011 RP90/WS90

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$378
Bordeaux, Pomerol
HK$378HK$350

Chateau La Pointe 2011
Merlot 85% , Cabernet Franc 15%

90 points  Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #212 Apr 2014

This is a strong effort from La Pointe, another estate that seems to be producing better and better wines. A blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, the 2011 reveals a dense ruby/plum/purple color, a sweet perfume of black raspberries, black currants, licorice and subtle high quality oak, medium to full body, and an expansive, broad, pure texture. Drink this sleeper of the vintage over the next decade.

90 pts James Molesworth (WineSpectator.com, March 2014):

Very solid, with a ganache spine supporting the enticing dark plum and fig fruit flavors, while bramble and singed wood spice notes fill in on the finish. Approachable now, this should mellow in the short-term. Drink now through 2021. 7,500 cases made.

(March 2012, Primeurs tasting comments by Hubert de Boüard de Laforest): “Deep, bright and lively colour with a dark purple rim. The nose opens out with floral notes such as violet that evolve towards ripe fruits, blackberry and raspberry. The palate is generous and long with a very pleasant freshness. This freshness persists on the finish and complements the lingering notes of tobacco and licorice. The tannins are taut and enveloped in a silky smoothness, a sure characteristic of an outstanding Pomerol. The 2011 perfectly demonstrates Château La Pointe’s reborn style developed over the last few vintages.”

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Barbera d'Alba "Tre Vigne" Vietti 2015

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$240
Italy, Piedmont
HK$240HK$200

Barbera d'Alba "Tre Vigne" Vietti 2015

產區:Barbera d’Alba DOC, Piedmont, Italy

品種:100% Barbera

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

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Allegrini Corte Giara La Groletta Valpolicella Ripasso DOC 2015 Baby Amarone

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$190
Italy
HK$190HK$170

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.

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Chateau Talbot 1994 波爾多四級莊

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$660
Bordeaux, Saint Julien
HK$660

Chateau Talbot 1994

波爾多四級莊

This imposing estate owes its name to Connetable Talbot, the English general and governor of the province of Guyenne who was defeated at the famous Battle of Castillon in 1453.

Talbot's vines grow in an ideal location bordering an estuary, on some of the region's most highly prized gravel rises which alone produce great wine. Talbot is one of the oldest estates in the Medoc, and its reputation has been in the hands of experienced managers, and always shown itself to be worthy of its inclusion in the 1855 classification.

Owners of Talbot since the early 20th century, the Cordier family have perpetuation the commitment to quality of their predecessors. At Talbot, wine is very much past, present, and future. Therefore, tradition and technical innovations both count a great deal.

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Chateau Malartic Lagraviere 2006 (WE92, RP90)

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$380
Bordeaux, Pessac Leognan
HK$380

Chateau Malartic Lagraviere 2006

Blend: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc

92 points Wine Enthusiast:
An evocatively perfumed wine, with aromas of pine, eucalyptus and spice. To taste, it is open, generous, its tannins cushioned inside ripe, jelly black fruits. Everything mingles well, the core of dryness an essential component of the richness of the wine.

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
Proprietor Alexandre Bonnie has produced brilliant white and red wines at this estate's NASA space age-looking winemaking facility. I remember these wines from the early days of The Wine Advocate, and they were undrinkable swill. That is certainly not the case today. This is classic Pessac-Leognan with leafy tobacco, smoky red and black currant, forest floor, cedar, and graphite notes. It is a medium-bodied wine of impeccable purity, texture, and balance.

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Bodegas Faustino I Gran Reserva 2005 WS93/Decanter93

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$290
Spain
HK$290HK$250

【西班牙Rioja 157年酒莊】
Bodegas Faustino I Gran Reserva
26個月係法國和美國橡木桶陳釀,入樽再放36個月才推出市場。8X%Tempranillo, 其它Graciano 和Mazuelo. 香草、梅子、橡木香、黑醋栗,中等均衡的酸度,酒體中等,邊醒邊飲2-4小時,香氣多了紅色水果、櫻桃,口感更柔滑,收尾帶點辛辣香料和甜美的葡萄干。

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Finca Villacreces Pruno 2013 RP93

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$190
Spain
HK$190HK$170

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...

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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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Marques de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2001 Guia Peñín 97/WA94

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$780
Spain, Rioja
HK$780HK$750

Marques de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2001

Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial是Marqués de Murrieta酒莊的旗艦酒款,也是酒莊傳統派釀製的代表作品(其現代派代表作品則是同樣產自於Ygay酒窖的另一酒款Dalmau),它來自於海拔485米,古老的單一園La Plana(這塊土地歷來只用於“特級珍藏”的生產),經過兩年半的美國橡木桶陳年與三年的瓶陳時間。

94 pts Wine Advocate : 
I reported on the current release, the 2001 Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial, previously but underrated it slightly. This cuvee is sourced from a single plot called La Plana planted at over 1500 feet of elevation. It is made up of 93% Tempranillo and 7% Mazuelo chosen for its acidity. The wine is aged for 10 months in new American oak followed by 21 months in seasoned oak. It is then held in bottle for 3-4 years prior to release. Deeply colored, spicy, elegant and complex, the wine has great volume and grip as well as exceptional length. It can be approached now but will easily have a 30 year lifespan.

Guia Peñín 97
Falstaff Magazin 96
Huon Hooke 95 
Wine Advocate 94
International Wine Cellar 92, 
vivino4.4(999酒評)

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Clos St Jean Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2008 (WA90)

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$260
Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape
HK$260

Chateauneuf du Pape, Clos St Jean 2008

【Robert Parker 最鍾意的酒莊之一: Clos St Jean 來自法國隆河谷】

Clos Saint Jean 是在1900年由Edmund Tacussel所建立。現任莊主Pascal 和Vincent Maurel兩兄弟於父親Guy Maurel過世後分工接掌酒莊,以傳承多年的家族技藝,延續了酒莊的好名聲。曾經讚美clos saint jean是南法地區品質水準提升最快速的酒莊的 Robert Parker, 除了不斷給予極高度的評價外,更曾公開宣佈Clos saint Jean是他2011年度最鍾意的四家酒莊之一。

2008年是教皇新堡 (Chateauneuf du pape)的經典年份,但Clos saint Jean 依然釀造出其它酒莊難以置信的超優異水準, 其中酒莊頂級酒款Deus Ex-Machina和Sanctus Sanctorum獲得完美評價,其它酒款亦獲得好評。今日介紹的基本款教皇新堡,由60%Grenache 和Syrah, Mourvedre, 以及極少量的Cinsault, Muscardin, 和Vaccareze 混釀,香氣濃郁,熟莓、花香,酸度適中,單寧平滑,整體平衡,舒服易飲。

90 Points Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate (214), August 2014:

A wine I've had numerous times, the 2008 Chateauneuf du Pape has a Burgundian feel in its black cherry, forest floor, pepper and underbrush-like aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied, elegant and seamless, it's a delicious, certainly outstanding wine to drink over the coming 3-5 years. Put this in a blind tasting with top-notch Burgundies and shock your friends. Drink 2014 - 2019

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Chateau Beauregard 2006 GG94

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$430
Bordeaux, Pomerol
HK$430HK$390
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La Spinetta CA DI PIAN Barbera d'Asti 2012 (JS91)

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$230
Italy, Piedmont
HK$230HK$210

La Spinetta CA DI PIAN Barbera d'Asti 2012

品種:100% Barbera 

91 points James Suckling:

Extremely perfumed with violet and blackberry aromas. Full body with firm, silky tannins and an attractive acid-fruit balance on the finish that titillates your palate. Drink now.

Winemaker Notes: Ruby red with purple reflections. Aromas of blueberry, wet earth and a hint of orange peel. Full body with bright acidity and lots of intensity but balanced and silky-textured, an ultra-fine Barbera that combines richness with finesse.

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Clos Rene 2010

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$430
Bordeaux, Pomerol
HK$430

Clos Rene 2010

The Clos René, located in the Pomerol appellation, has belonged to the Garde family for more than a century. Jean-Marie Garde currently runs this 18-hectare vineyard planted with 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Malbec. The domain is largely under-valued, considering the quality and regularity of its cuvées. The wines of Clos René are well made, in a classical and elegant style and with a wonderful aging ability, while being reasonable priced.

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Altesino Brunello di Montalcino 2010 JS95

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$400
Italy, Tuscany
HK$400HK$370

Altesino Brunello di Montalcino 2010

產區:Tuscany, Italy

品種:100% Sangiovese

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. 

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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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Barbaresco Produttori del Barbaresco 2012

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

Barbaresco Produttori del Barbaresco 2012 產區: Piedmont, Italy 品種: 100% Nebbiolo 93 Points Wine Spectator - "A graceful and detailed red, marked by ripe cherry, strawberry, floral and tar flavors, with the fruit intensity persisting on the finish, showing excellent length. This is well-integrated and just needs time for the tannins to soften. Best from 2018 through 2030." 92 Points Vinous / Antonio Galloni - "A big, powerful wine, the 2012 Barbaresco hits the palate with surprising depth allied to nervous tannins that are going to need time to soften. Tobacco, smoke, licorice, menthol, game and a host of dark, ferrous notes give the wine much of its virile personality. The 2012 is not as finessed as some recent vintages, yet it offers considerable potential for the future. Most importantly, it is a terrific value at a time when well-priced Barbaresco is increasingly hard to find. In 2012, the Produttori did not bottle their Riservas. When that happens, the straight Barbaresco is often an overachiever. That is certainly the case here, as the 2012 offers outstanding quality for the money, with plenty of potential for the future. I can't think of too many wines that deliver this much pleasure and value."

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Bodegas Abanico Hazana Vinas Viejas 2014 RP92

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$160
Spain, Rioja
HK$160HK$130

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.

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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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Allegrini La Grola 2013 JS2/WA91/WS90

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$250
Italy, Veneto
HK$250HK$230

Allegrini La Grola, Veronese IGT 2013
產區:Veneto, Italy
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.

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Chateau Belgrave 2010 (波爾多5級莊)

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$330
Bordeaux, Haut Medoc
HK$330

Chateau Belgrave 2010

1855波爾多梅多克列級5級莊

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

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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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Chateau d'Armailhac 2014 波爾多五級莊 (JS94)

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$440
Bordeaux, Pauillac
HK$440

Chateau d'Armailhac 2014

94 points James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, February 2017:

This is very tannic yet polished and firm with currants, bark, and stones. Full-bodied and muscular and linear. Love the length. Beautiful. Try in 2020.

93 points Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, February 2017:

The 2014 d'Armailhac is bright, precise and finely sculpted. Expressive red stone fruit, flowers, mint, chalk and citrus abound in this vibrant, beautifully delineated Pauillac. Open-knit and expressive, with good depth and silky tannins, the wine exudes class. The fresh, invigorating style is classic 2014. This is a lovely showing. Tasted two times.

91 points James Molesworth (Wine Spectator), Wine Spectator, February 2017:

Fresh and pure, but not shy on depth, offering an ample core of cassis and blackberry purée flavors. There's a fine chalky minerality throughout, but overall the structure is polished. Anise and spice notes add range. Best from 2018 through 2028.

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Chateau Le Puy Emilien 2014 《神之水滴》

Hong Kong Price 價錢:
HK$300
Bordeaux
HK$300HK$280

《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!

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Two hands Zippy's Block Shiraz 2007

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

Two hands Zippy's Block Shiraz 2007

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

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

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

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

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

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Penfolds Bin 128 cork 2015 WA91

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

Penfolds Bin 128 cork 2015

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

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

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