D'ARMAILHAC 2009 (From Bordeaux)
HK $ 738.00 HK $ 738.00 738.0 HKD
Tasting Notes :
The 2009 D'Armailhac has a medium to deep garnet color, and vibrant red and black fruit preserves, incense, earth and dried herbs all spring from the glass with a faint undercurrent of beef drippings. Medium-bodied, firm and chewy in the mouth, it has just enough maturing, savory fruit to fill the palate, with a lively line of freshness and an herbal lift on the finish. (Lisa Perrotti-Brown)
D'ARMAILHAC 2013 (From Bordeaux)
HK $ 488.00 HK $ 488.00 488.0 HKD
Tasting Notes :
Fruity, soft, round and easygoing, this medium-bodied blend of 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot and the rest mostly Cabernet Franc with a touch of Petit Verdot is a charming, consumer-friendly red to enjoy over the next 5-8 years. (Robert M. Parker, Jr.)
D'ARMAILHAC 2016 (From Bordeaux)
HK $ 478.00 HK $ 478.00 478.0 HKD
Tasting Notes :
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 D'Armailhac opens with gregarious crème de cassis, blackberry pie and mulberries scents with hints of chocolate box, roses and charcoal with a waft of dried sage. Medium-bodied, the palate has a rock-solid frame of firm, grainy tannins and wonderful freshness, finishing long and earthy. (Lisa Perrotti-Brown)
D'ARMAILHAC 2010 (From Bordeaux)
HK $ 678.00 HK $ 678.00 678.0 HKD
Tasting Notes :
Deep garnet in color, the 2010 D'Armailhac leaps from the glass with vivacious scents of baked raspberries, blueberry pie and kirsch plus hints of candied violets and pencil shavings. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has lovely energy with a lively backbone and well-played chewy tannins supporting the delicate flavors, finishing minerally. (Lisa Perrotti-Brown)
D'ARMAILHAC 2000 (From Bordeaux)
HK $ 968.00 HK $ 968.00 968.0 HKD
Tasting Notes :
A slight downgrade from my original score, this wine is quite evolved, displaying ripe plum, black currant, and chocolate notes as well as hints of cedar and espresso. Soft, round, and close to full maturity, overall it is a medium-bodied wine to drink now and over the next decade or more. (Robert M. Parker, Jr.)
CROIZET BAGES 2014 (From Bordeaux)
HK $ 278.00 HK $ 278.00 278.0 HKD
Tasting Notes :
The 2014 Croizet Bages has a rather high-toned bouquet with very overt floral, almost lavender-like aromas that for me just detracts from Pauillac typicité. The palate is medium-bodied with light tannin, simple leather-tinged red berry fruit, but it is missing some delineation and grip on the rather monochromatic finish. (Neal Martin)
COS D'ESTOURNEL 2017 (From Bordeaux)
HK $ 1,188.00 HK $ 1,188.00 1188.0 HKD
Tasting Notes :
Composed of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc, yields for the grand vin in 2017 were 43 hectoliters per hectare, and it was aged in 60% new oak. It came in at an alcohol of 13% and an IPT of 68. Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Cos d'Estournel needs a little coaxing to unfurl, revealing beautiful expressions of preserved plums, boysenberries, blackcurrant pastilles and wild blueberries with hints of Indian spices, menthol, lilacs and mossy tree bark plus a compelling suggestion of iron ore. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a solid backbone of firm, grainy tannins and well-knit freshness supporting the tightly wound blue and black fruits layers, finishing long and fragrant. This wine will need a good 5-7 years in bottle before it begins to blossom and should go on for at least another 40 years. I expect this wine to be a blockbuster of a head-turner when I come back and taste it at 10 years of age! (Lisa Perrotti-Brown)
COS D'ESTOURNEL 2014 (From Bordeaux)
HK $ 1,098.00 HK $ 1,098.00 1098.0 HKD
Tasting Notes :
A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc, the 2014 Cos d'Estournel has a deep garnet-purple color and is a little closed at this stage, offering slowly emerging scents of fresh blackcurrants, black plums and blackberries plus nuances of pencil shavings, dried lavender, bay leaves and fertile loam with a waft of iron ore. Medium to full-bodied, it has a generous mid-palate of muscular, youthful fruit with a firm frame of grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and savory. (Lisa Perrotti-Brown)
COS D'ESTOURNEL 2013 (From Bordeaux)
HK $ 1,088.00 HK $ 1,088.00 1088.0 HKD
Tasting Notes :
Blended of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2013 Cos d'Estournel opens with notes of sautéed herbs, roast beef, potpourri, eucalyptus and crushed rocks over a core of redcurrant jelly, crushed blackcurrants, kirsch and violets. Medium-bodied, the palate delivers lovely freshness and a good amount of depth, textured by a chewy frame and finishing long and mineral tinged. (Lisa Perrotti-Brown)
COS D'ESTOURNEL 2005 (From Bordeaux)
HK $ 1,828.00 HK $ 1,828.00 1828.0 HKD
Tasting Notes :
The 2005 Cos d'Estournel is blended of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet colored, it is still a little closed and youthfully shy. With coaxing, the nose is just beginning to offer glimpses at vivacious kirsch, red roses, violets, licorice and mocha scents over a crème de cassis, blackberry pie and chocolate-covered cherry core with wafts of chargrill, mossy bark and truffles. Full-bodied, concentrated and wonderfully complex in the mouth, the palate is just beginning to reveal the true potential of this wine, with tightly wound layers of perfumed black fruits and earthy notions bound by a rock-solid frame of firm, grainy tannins and finishing with epic persistence. This still needs 5-6 years, but I love how this beauty is shaping up!! (Lisa Perrotti-Brown)
COS D'ESTOURNEL 2010 (From Bordeaux)
HK $ 2,278.00 HK $ 2,278.00 2278.0 HKD
Tasting Notes :
Deep garnet in color, the 2010 Cos d'Estournel unfurls slowly, measuredly, releasing delicate notes of dried mulberries, stewed plums and blackcurrant pastilles before giving way to notions of potpourri, black cherry compote and chocolate box plus touches of dried sage, tobacco and new leather. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a rock-solid foundation of very firm, grainy tannins and very lively acidity supporting the remarkable intensity of tightly wound fruit layers, finishing very long and fragrant. Give it another 4-5 years in bottle and this will be stunning! (Lisa Perrotti-Brown)
COS D'ESTOURNEL 2012 (From Bordeaux)
HK $ 1,118.00 HK $ 1,118.00 1118.0 HKD
Tasting Notes :
The 2012 Cos d'Estournel is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. It has a deep garnet-purple color and reveals expressive black cherries, black raspberries and red and black plums scents with subtler notes of cassis, menthol, pencil lead and cigar box plus a touch of lavender. Medium-bodied and elegantly styled, with a rock-solid frame of chewy tannins, it delivers a lively lift on the long finish. This is a lovely wine with slightly chewier tannins and less stuffing than the 2011. Needs 4-5 years. (Lisa Perrotti-Brown)
CORBIN 2016 (From Bordeaux)
HK $ 398.00 HK $ 398.00 398.0 HKD
Tasting Notes :
Blended of 89% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Franc aged in 50% new French oak for 18 months, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Corbin has quite a meaty nose with smoked meats and beef drippings over a core of black plum preserves with hints of bay leaves and garrigue. The palate is medium to full-bodied, firm and grainy with a great core of muscular fruit and an earthy finish. (Lisa Perrotti-Brown)
CONNETABLE DE TALBOT 2017 (From Bordeaux)
HK $ 238.00 HK $ 238.00 238.0 HKD
CLOS FOURTET 2014 (From Bordeaux)
HK $ 888.00 HK $ 888.00 888.0 HKD
Tasting Notes :
The 2014 Clos Fourtet has developed a very perfumed bouquet with pure black cherry, raspberry and mineral aromas that seem very precise and relatively sophisticated compared to its Saint Emilion peers. The palate is medium-bodied with supple red cherry and cranberry fruit, the tannins both fine but firm. This is a supremely well-focused Clos Fourtet, perhaps one that shows more restraint than previous vintages, yet there is genuine focus and intensity towards the almost piercing finish with vivid black, mineral-soaked fruit. This is a superb Clos Fourtet that transcends the promise from barrel. (Neal Martin)
CLOS FOURTET 2000 (From Bordeaux)
HK $ 1,448.00 HK $ 1,448.00 1448.0 HKD
Tasting Notes :
The first offering in what turned out to be a remarkable decade for this property, the 2000 Clos Fourtet was the finest wine produced here in many years, but it was subsequently eclipsed by the 2003, 2005, 2008, and 2009. The dense plum/purple-tinged 2000 exhibits notes of wet rocks, camphor, blackberries, and cassis. Full-bodied with tremendous density, it appears to have shed much of its tannin, and is through its adolescent stage. It should continue to evolve effortlessly for another decade. (Robert M. Parker, Jr.)
HK $ 1,528.00 HK $ 1,528.00 1528.0 HKD
Tasting Notes :
Dense ruby/purple, with notes of crushed rock, blueberry and blackberry fruit intermixed with some licorice and chocolate, this full-bodied, massive wine from proprietor Philippe Cuvelier coincides with the resurrection of this premier grand cru classé in St.-Emilion. As the wine sits in the glass, notes of espresso roast and chocolate emerge. This full-bodied classic should continue to drink well for another 25 years. This is a killer effort. (Robert M. Parker, Jr.)
CLOS DU MARQUIS 2003 (From Bordeaux)
HK $ 598.00 HK $ 598.00 598.0 HKD
Tasting Notes :
In 2003, this was the second wine of Leoville Las Cases as opposed to a separate entity. A brilliant effort, it was harvested between September 11 and 26, and boasts 13.3% natural alcohol. The final blend was 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot. Its deep garnet/ruby/plum color is followed by notes of bay leaf, black currants, licorice and lead pencil shavings. The wine is deep, full-bodied, rich and fully mature, but its length, richness, freshness and complete feel suggest it will continue to drink well for 7-8 years. It’s a beauty. (Robert M. Parker, Jr.)
CLOS DU MARQUIS 2015 (From Bordeaux)
HK $ 498.00 HK $ 498.00 498.0 HKD
Tasting Notes :
A blend of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Clos du Marquis gives up expressive notes of warm mulberries, kirsch and blackberry pie with touches of sandalwood, potpourri, anise and charcuterie. The palate is medium to full-bodied with a great core of rich, spicy fruit framed by plush tannins and finishing with an invigorating lift. (Lisa Perrotti-Brown)
CLOS DU MARQUIS 2014 (From Bordeaux)
HK $ 368.00 HK $ 368.00 368.0 HKD
Tasting Notes :
The 2014 Clos du Marquis, a blend of 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc, has kept that soupçon of opulence that I observed when this was in barrel; it has layers of blackberry, raspberry coulis, incense and iris emerging from the glass whilst maintaining superb delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with a gentle grip on the entry. Graphite-infused red and black fruit on the front palate whilst the back is adorned with just a hint of blue fruit that lends this a more feminine allure. There is lovely balance here, fresh and focused with a touch of graphite borrowed from over the border in Pauillac. This is an excellent Clos du Marquis that will give 20 years of pleasure. (Neal Martin)