Monthly Archives: February 2011

Penfolds Magill Estate Shiraz 2001, SA

Deep ruby colour with a watery garnet rim. Youthful aromas of warm summer plum and blackberry laid over cloves in black earth. Dry, full-bodied wine of smooth velvet texture with high acidity. Rich blackberry flavours with plum skins on the … Continue reading

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Domaine des Comtes Lafon Volnay-Champans Premier Cru 2002, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy

From the Champans vineyard in the Volnay commune. Medium ruby colour with tinge of garnet. Lovely clean perfume of warm dark berry fruit with summer hedge sticks. Dry, med+ bodied wine with intense unripe small red fruit and blackberries. Youthful … Continue reading

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Maison Ambroise ‘Le Rognet’ Corton Grand Cru 2000, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy

Lovely med+ ruby garnet colour. Developing forward yet soft nose of ripe forest dark berry fruit with sour cherries. A dry full-bodied Pinot Noir with high acidity and surprisingly youthful tannins after 10 years. Rich ripe dark berry, blackberry, sour … Continue reading

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Robert Weil Riesling Spatlese 2007, Rheingau, Germany

SGD$75. Clear pale yellow lemon colour. Subtle aromas of waxy lemon rind with developing naphthalene overtones and hint of fresh coriander. A bright wine with ripe citrus acidity and pineapple notes. Drink now if you like young fruit, or sit … Continue reading

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Verget Meursault ‘Tillets’ 2003, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy

Pale lemon colour. Lovely soft creamy lemon fennel sauce with hidden citrus lifts and raw cashews. Dry, med+ bodied wine, med acidity with rich ripe lemon flesh and peppery undertones. Finish is concentrated on the mid-palate. 92/100.

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