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Chateau Barde Haut 2003 (WS90)
Chateau Barde Haut 2003 Saint- Emilion Grand Cru.
品種：80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc.
90 points Wine Spectator :
Wonderful aromas of ripe strawberry and raspberry follow through to a full-bodied palate, with fine tannins and a very fruity finish. Yummy.
88 points Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (214), August 2014:
This attractive, fully mature St. Emilion exhibits notes of Christmas fruitcake, licorice, red and black currants, and spice box. Drink it over the next 3-4 years. Drink 2014-2018
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 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...
Chateau Giscours 1994 波爾多3級莊美人魚
Chateau Giscours 1994 波爾多3級莊美人魚
Chateau Gruaud Larose 1981 波爾多二級莊，36年風華正茂
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)
Chateau Haut Bages Liberal 2004 波爾多五級莊 RP90/JR17+
Chateau Haut Bages Liberal 2004
90 points Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (171), June 2007:
Another sleeper of the vintage, this under-priced, beautifully made Pauillac exhibits a deep ruby/purple color along with a sweet bouquet of creme de cassis, licorice, tapenade, and spice box. Medium to full-bodied with silky tannin and low acidity, it is a pure, expressive wine to drink over the next 12-15 years.
17+/20 Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, August 2005:
Liquid purple, relatively opulent on the nose. Quite deep and trying very hard. Attractive spiciness and no excess of dryness of tannin. Well managed and well balanced. The only reproach one might make is that it is a little mild and low key - but then so is Lafite. Quite a bit of weight. Very vigorous. Very good! Very fine tannins, there in abundance. It's worth remembering that as far as I know none of the merchants who tear round Bordeaux like me tasting wines en primeur taste blind. My note was made, exactly as it appears above (plus typos), on the basis of a sample of whose identity I was entirely ignorant. Drink 2013-20.
Chateau Kirwan 2006 波爾多3級莊 WE91/WS90
Chateau Kirwan 2006 波爾多3級莊
91 pts Wine Enthusiast:
The new wood flavors on this wine are becoming well integrated with the velvet fruit textures. The tannins are now an adjunct to the fruit, which shows fresh spice and sweetness. It is becoming a fine, balanced wine, delicate and perfumed.
90 pts Wine Spectator:
There's lovely fruit in this wine, with berry, chocolate and plum aromas and flavors. Medium- to full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long finish. A very balanced Kirwan. Best from 2011 through 2016. 7,080 cases made.
Chateau La Croix de Gay Pomerol 2009 WE93/WA90/vivino4.1(208酒評)
Chateau La Croix de Gay Pomerol 2009
Region: Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
93 pts Wine Enthusiast:
Powerful tannins give this wine its dense, concentrated character. It is dark and dense, very dry at this stage and needing at least 10 years to round itself out. However, the presence of fruit promises a good future.
90 pts Wine Advocate:
A blend of 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc from this well-situated vineyard on the plateau of Pomerol, which is owned by Chantal Lebreton, this wine has 13.5% alcohol, somewhat low in this vintage, but it displays plenty of kirsch, sweet cherries and red currants along with some sandy/loamy soil and roasted herb notes in a very sexy, up-front, lush, medium to full-bodied style.
Chateau Lafleur-Gazin 2001 (vivino4.0)
Chateau Lafleur-Gazin 2000
位於波爾多波美侯Pomerol村， Chateau Lafleur-Gazin 坐落於兩大名莊 Lafleur 和 Gazin 之間(三個莊同屬一個家族)，自1976年起由 Jean- Pierre MOUEIX 家族管理(Trotanoy/La Fleur Petrus/Hosanna 同一釀酒團隊)平均樹齡30年，80%Merlot, 20%Cabernet Franc。
產區：Pomerol, Bordeaux , France
88 pts Wine Advocate:
"A sweet, superficial, but attractive effort, the 2000 La Fleur-Gazin reveals chalky tannin in the finish. A dark ruby/purple color is accompanied by ripe plum, prune, and berry fruit, medium body, and plenty of structure as well as tough tannin. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2014."
Chateau Lalande Borie 2006
Chateau Lalande Borie 2006
由Ducru-Beaucaillou酒莊的Bruno Borie先生釀造，這是一款以果香為主導，以梅洛為主的葡萄酒，展現了甜櫻桃、煙葉、烤草藥的香氣，中度酒體，成熟和直接的風格。」- Robert Parker
WE/ST 88 points, VIVINO 3.8 (200酒評）
Chateau Monbousquet 2003 波爾多右岸列級 RP93/ST90/WS90
Chateau Monbousquet 2003
93 pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Aug 2014):
From a mixture of sand, gravel, and clay soils, this unheralded terroir produces wines well-above its pedigree thanks to the extraordinary efforts of proprietors Chantal and Gerard Perse. The wines are given a 4- to 5-week maceration in both stainless steel and oak, and are aged sur-lie in new oak. The dark ruby/purple-colored 2003 offers up notes of smoky meats, melted licorice, jammy black cherries, spice box, earth, and cedar. This plump, fleshy, sexy, unfined, unfiltered wine represents a classic blend of 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Chateau Musar 1997
Chateau Musar 1997
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.
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.
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
Chateau Rieussec 2005 (375ml)半支裝 波爾多1級貴腐酒 NM96/JS95-100/JR17
Chateau Rieussec 2005 (375ml)半支裝
96 pts Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (219), June 2015:
Tasted blind against the Rieussec 2001 as a comparison, the Château Rieussec 2005 has a more airy bouquet at first and here I find more mineralité on the nose, more precision and focus that the Rieussec 2001. The palate is clean and fresh with vibrant acidity, real tension here with marmalade, lemon curd, apricot and cold stone. Wonderful acidity is interwoven throughout this Sauternes that demonstrates real race and sophistication. It is not as rich or as hedonistic as the Rieussec 2001, but I think the slightly better wine. More breeding and energy. Do not overlook this gem. Drink 2015-2045.
Chateau Rouget Pomerol 2005 WS92/WA90/vivino4.3(105酒評）
Chateau Rouget 2005
Region: Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
92 pts Wine Spectator:
There's beautiful aromas of violet and other flowers, with fruity undertones. Full-bodied, with round, polished tannins that caress the palate. Long and very balanced. Harmonious. Best after 2012. 2,915 cases made.
90 pts Wine Advocate:
The Burgundy firm of Jacques Prieur, who now owns this Pomerol estate, has fashioned an outstanding 2005 from one of the less prestigious terroirs of the appellation. It is a richly fruit, exuberant, flamboyant wine offering a sensual display of black cherries, sandy, loamy soil, subtle herbs, and spice. Lusciously textured with no astringency, it can be consumed now and over the next 10-12 years.
Chateau Talbot 1994 波爾多四級莊
Chateau Talbot 1994
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.
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.
Clos du Marquis 2006 雄獅副牌 JS92-94/WS92/WE91
Clos du Marquis 2006 雄獅副牌
92-94 pts James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, March 2007
Wonderful aromas of blackberries, minerals and dried flowers. Full-bodied, with a lovely core of cool fruit. Racy and caressing tannins. Excellent. 13.2 percent Cabernet Franc--more than normal. Better structured than normal, too.
92 pts Wine Spectator:
Offers violet and blackberry on the nose, with tar. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a fruity, minerally aftertaste. Long and silky. Very serious for the vintage. Best after 2013.
91 pts Wine Enthusiast :
A beautifully perfumed, dark-colored wine, bursting with black plums and violet perfumes. It is, on the surface, delicious, but taste beneath that and it becomes complex and dark, with immense but velvet tannins, suggesting considerable potential.
89+ pts Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, May 2016:
The 2006 Clos du Marquis has a typical bouquet for this cru with forward and lavish black cherries, cassis and incense aromas, perhaps more oaky than some of its peers. The palate is medium-bodied with an insistent grip in the mouth. This is surprisingly backward with impressive density. You can feel the weight of black fruit in the mouth, although it needs more finesse and precision on the finish. Give this another five years and you could have a "dark horse" on your hands.
Domaine de la Janasse Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2015 WA90
Domaine de la Janasse Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2012
90 points Wine Advocate (Oct 2013):
Starting out, the 2012 Cotes du Rhone Blanc is a brilliant, mostly tank-aged blend of 50% Grenache Blanc, 15% Clairette, 15% Bourboulenc and the balance Viognier and Roussanne (which were aged in barrel). Beautiful stuff, with rich white currants, citrus and tinges of minerality on the nose, it has fantastic freshness and focus on the palate, with clean, nicely defined aromas and flavor. Medium-bodied and perfectly balancing richness and freshness, it should be purchased by the case and consumed over the coming year or two. Drink now.
Elderton Estate Shiraz 2005 WS90/Vinous90
Elderton Estate Shiraz 2005
品種：100% Shiraz from Barossa, Australia.
90 points Wine Spectator:
Smooth and focused, with a peppermint edge to the red cherry and blackberry flavors, finishing with a layer of sweet spices.
90 points Vinous:
Inky purple. Spicy raspberry and cherry on the nose, with gentle Asian spice accents. Round, fleshy and concentrated, with energetic red fruit flavors joined by a mocha quality on the back. A wonderfully balanced shiraz with supple tannins.
【5 red star winery】
James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012
【‘Excellent’ category】Langton’s Classification of Australian Wine
【Critics Choice Award】 Wine Spectator 2009, 2007, 2005
【Wines of the Year】Decanter 2008
La Rioja Alta "Viña Ardanza" Reserva Rioja 2008 (RP93, JS94)
La Rioja Alta "Viña Ardanza" Reserva Rioja 2008
95 Points Decanter:
The best classic style of Grenache and Tempranillo pulling together joyful fruit expression and serious depth. In the mouth it is amazingly complex and so unique. A benchmark Rioja blend. A rich, sweet and savoury Reserva style with all the red cherries and a strong Grenache influence. It is somewhat old-fashioned, in a good way, with plentiful integrated oak and a fine rasp of tannin. This has a wonderful oxidative style, giving it a superb savoury nose of leather. It is a perfect combination of mellowness versus vigour, and at the same time exudes great finesse.
93 Points James Suckling:
Aromatic nose of dried strawberries and flowers follows through to a full body, soft and velvety tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Opulent and delicious yet refined. Drink now.
93 Points Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate:
Vintages for Viña Ardanza seem to be going fast. It seems like yesterday that the 2001 was released and now the 2008 Viña Ardanza is already here. This is the first vintage when they have been able to use the fruit from their new Garnacha vineyards in the village of Tudelilla (Rioja Baja), La Pedriza, which represents 20% of the blend complementing the majority of Tempranillo. The wine was put in barrel in March 2009, separately; the Tempranillo was in four-year-old barrels for 36 months with six rackings, and the Garnacha in second and third use barrels for 30 months with five rackings. Vintages might go fast, but the wine does not feel too young, which was my fear. There are notes of stewed meat, cured leather, cloves, other spices and an overall balsamic character. The palate feels solid, consistent, nicely built, with abundant tannins and good balancing acidity. This should stand up to food and be able to develop in bottle.
90 Points Wine Spectator:
Cedar, tea and tobacco notes frame the dried cherry, vanilla and orange peel flavors in this traditional red. Offers good depth and lively acidity, with an alluring, spicy finish. An old-school style, compact and balanced. Drink now through 2023.
Marques de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2001 Guia Peñín 97/WA94
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,
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.
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.
Tenuta dei Pianali Coronato Bolgheri 2007
Tenuta dei Pianali Coronato Bolgheri 2007
品種：40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Cabernet Franc, 25% Merlot, 2 % Petit Verdot
"...this is a beautiful wine from Lodovico Antinori..." Antonio Galloni Only 25,000 bottles produced. Deep ruby red. The nose is intense and complex with notes of cassis, chocolate and spicy vanilla oak. The palate is well structured with a nice acidity, reflecting the terroir. The wine has a long and well defined finish.
93 Points Wine Enthusiast - "This excellent vintage of Coronato (a hearty blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot) opens with inky, black concentration and aromas of chocolate fudge, espresso, black fruit and spice. The wine tastes velvety and rich and will age for 10 years or more."
Wine Spectator ,James Suckling, October 31, 2007 "One of the big developments is the release of two vintages of a new wine from Tenuta di Biserno. Biserno is the new family-owned winery of brothers Piero and Lodovico Antinori, located just outside the appellation of Bolgheri… I find the style of the property's wines already to be a fascinating combination of Ornellaia's and Sassicaia's, emphasizing the generosity of the former and the firmness and backbone of the latter."
The Colonial Estate EXILE Shiraz 2006 (RP93)
The Colonial Estate EXILE Shiraz 2006
93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
The Colonial Estate's two flagship wines come from their own property. The 2006 Exile was sourced from a single 140-year-old vineyard with the blend consisting of 85% Shiraz, 10% Mourvedre, and 5% Grenache. Opaque purple/black in color, it exhibits a captivating perfume of toasty oak, smoke, black pepper, truffle, blueberry pie, and blackberry liqueur. Complex, silky-textured, and nicely balanced, this layered, lengthy wine will continue to improve over the next 4-6 years and have a drinking window extending from 2013 to 2026.
About The Colonial Estate
In the middle 1800's the Lange family settled from Bavaria in the Barossa Valley. The vineyard that they decided to plant was just off the main road of Nuriootpa. The vines have been dry grown since then and the grapes have gone into the great and good of Australia including "Grange". Like "Chateau Haut-Brion" the town has grown up around it and it is now an oasis of a vineyard with houses surrounding it.
Exile is 100% sourced from the "Lange" Vineyard, now a part of The Colonial Estate. The single-vineyard wine is made up of old vine Shiraz with some Mourvedre and Muscadelle. The age of some of these vines date back to the 1800's.
The wine is made in the French fashion – low cropping aided by green harvesting, handpicking into trays, and double-triage on arrival at the winery. The wooden vats – shipped from Cognac in France -appear incongruous in their setting. The wine is picked ripe and, after vinification, poured into pure new French oak.
Vina Tondonia Reserva Lopez de Heredia 2004 WA94
Vina Tondonia Reserva Lopez de Heredia 2004
品種： 75% Tempranillo, 15% 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 2004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。2004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。
94 points Wine Advocate:
The 2004 Viña Tondonia Reserva is a completely different story. It is a worthy follower of the 2001, the greatest of the Viña Tondonia Reservas of recent times. It has the usual blend and usual levels of alcohol and acidity, bottled after six years in oak barrels. The nose feels savory (if that's possible–umami?) and developed, with tertiary aromas and good balance between spices, leathery notes, cherries and balsamic notes of cigar box and incense. The palate is both round and crisp, with refined tannins. It has very good balance with subtle acidity and very good persistence.
Vina Tondonia Reserva Lopez de Heredia 2005 Decanter 96/JS94/WA93
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.
Wild Duck Creek Springflat Shiraz 2005 (RP94,JH94)
Wild Duck Creek Springflat Shiraz 2005
產區：Heathcote Victoria, Australia
94 points James Halliday:
A faint hint of reduction on the bouquet, but nonetheless with complex spice, leaf and berry aromas; the palate throws off the uncertainty of the bouquet with a velvety array of black fruits, licorice and spice; oak and tannins balanced.
94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Oct 2007):
The 2005 Shiraz “Springflat” was aged for 18 months in 50% new French oak with the balance equal portions of seasoned French and American oak. It emits an alluring bouquet of cedar, saddle leather, boysenberry, mulberry, blackberry, and blueberry compote. Opulent, layered, with tons of flavor nicely concealing a blanket of ripe tannins, this superb Shiraz will evolve for 6-8 years and drink well through 2025.