CLERC MILON 2017 (From Bordeaux)
HK $ 788.00 HK $ 788.00 788.0 HKD
Tasting Notes :
The 2017 Clerc Milon is medium to deep garnet-purple colored and offers up a gorgeous nose of potpourri, cinnamon stick, candied violets and kirsch over a core of warm cassis, plum preserves and boysenberries with a waft of garrigue. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers loads of muscular fruit with a firm, fine-grained texture and tons of freshness, finishing long and perfumed. (Lisa Perrotti-Brown)
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 2006 (From Bordeaux)
HK $ 468.00 HK $ 468.00 468.0 HKD
Tasting Notes :
Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London.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. Tasted January 2016. (Neal Martin)
CLOS DU MARQUIS 2011 (From Bordeaux)
HK $ 438.00 HK $ 438.00 438.0 HKD
Tasting Notes :
Now a completely separate entity from Leoville Las Cases, Clos du Marquis is produced from Las Cases vineyards, but only from those that are outside the famous walled sector (referred to as Le Clos), which are reserved for Leoville Las Cases. The 2011 Clos du Marquis, which is meant to compete with second growths, possesses a dark ruby/plum color along with classic black cherry and black currant fruit intermixed with hints of minerality and spice. This pure, medium-bodied, well-endowed beauty can be drunk over the next 10-15 years. (Robert M. Parker, Jr.)
CLOS DU MARQUIS 2012 (From Bordeaux)
HK $ 528.00 HK $ 528.00 528.0 HKD
Tasting Notes :
Tasted blind at the Bordeaux 2012 Southwold tasting. The 2012 Clos du Marquis has a very intense bouquet, the more fruit-driven of all the Saint Julien 2012s with layers of black cherries and cranberry fruit, an undercurrent of autumn leaves and cigar box. The palate is medium-bodied with fine definition: smooth and very harmonious, quite intense on the entry and yet without that long sustain on the finish. That does not matter too much, because what comes before is very precise and pure, the class of the terroir evident from start to finish. Tasted January 2016. (Neal Martin)
CLOS DU MARQUIS 2013 (From Bordeaux)
HK $ 358.00 HK $ 358.00 358.0 HKD
Tasting Notes :
The 2013 Clos du Marquis has a commendable bouquet with lifted, brambly black fruit, bay leaf and an attractive seaweed note. The palate is medium-bodied, a little hard on the entry and quite structured for a 2013. If you can abide the austerity, not a common trait for Clos du Marquis, you will enjoy this wine, especially its tertiary/undergrowth-influenced finish. Drink it over the next 8-10 years. (Neal Martin)
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)
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 2016 (From Bordeaux)
HK $ 548.00 HK $ 548.00 548.0 HKD
Tasting Notes :
Blended of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc, the 2016 Clos du Marquis has a very deep garnet-purple color and is a little broody to begin, giving way to notes of crushed blackcurrants and black cherries with touches of warm plums, pencil shavings, earth and new leather with a waft of yeast extract. Medium-bodied with a rock-solid frame of grainy tannins, it has bold fruit matched by freshness, finishing long and mineral laced. (Lisa Perrotti-Brown)
CLOS FOURTET 2000 (From Bordeaux)
HK $ 1,368.00 HK $ 1,368.00 1368.0 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.)
CLOS FOURTET 2005
HK $ 1,868.00 HK $ 1,868.00 1868.0 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 FOURTET 2014 (From Bordeaux)
HK $ 1,268.00 HK $ 1,268.00 1268.0 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)
CONNETABLE DE TALBOT 2017 (From Bordeaux)
HK $ 298.00 HK $ 298.00 298.0 HKD
CORBIN 2016 (From Bordeaux)
HK $ 468.00 HK $ 468.00 468.0 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)
COS D'ESTOURNEL 2001 (From Bordeaux)
HK $ 18,816.00 HK $ 18,816.00 18816.0 HKD
Tasting Notes :
The 2001 Cos d'Estournel is blended of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Merlot—a very high percentage of Merlot in this vintage and a very late harvest, which started on October 1st. Deep garnet in color, the nose is singing with savory notes of smoked meats, tapenade, bay leaves and beef drippings with a core of plum preserves, redcurrant jelly, dried cherries and baked blackcurrants with wafts of peppermint tea and dried roses. Medium-bodied, the palate practically tingles with vibrant dried herbs, red fruit preserves and minty notes, structured with firm, finely grained tannins and fantastic freshness, finishing very long and minerally. (Lisa Perrotti-Brown)
COS D'ESTOURNEL 2005 (From Bordeaux)
HK $ 1,788.00 HK $ 1,788.00 1788.0 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)
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 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)