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Old 20-03-2017, 11:07 PM   #5236
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Anyone interested in this tasting

Pichon Baron VS Pichon Lalande

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Old 04-04-2017, 06:41 PM   #5237
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do you like Chardonnay wines? Why not join us for this Thursday's tasting. Only 1 seat left.....

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Old 04-04-2017, 09:29 PM   #5238
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Anyone interested in this tasting

Pichon Baron VS Pichon Lalande

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Two of my Favourite Paulliacs
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Old 12-04-2017, 05:36 PM   #5239
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pichon baron 2003 was the wine of the night....

Next grandcru tasting we will be looking at 30 years of Pomerol

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Old 07-05-2017, 11:59 PM   #5240
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What have you guys been drinking recently?

Anything new and interesting?

I had the second wine of Leoville Barton: 2010 La Réserve de Léoville Barton

definitely the ripeness of the vintage came through. this was ready to drink with loads of fruit and luxurious oak. Still young though and has a bit more to go as the 2nd half of the dinner it closed up a bit.
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Old 08-05-2017, 01:16 PM   #5241
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ikileo welcome back!

I have the Leoville Barton 2nd wine too but the 2008 vintage. Will report back once I tried it.

In the last 2 weeks I recently had the following

Telegraphe Vieux CDP 2000
Standish 2003
Sarget du Gruaud Larose 2006
MossWood Cab Sauv 2007
Zenato Amarone 2007

Except Sarget I enjoyed all of them. Sarget came short on the palate and finish. I am comparing Sarget to other Bordeaux 2nd wines and this one don't have the aromatic notes of ripe plums and fruits.

The CDP was fantastic and I was initially worried about its drinkability. Well integrated tannins and smooth with pronounced notes of berries, cedar and some spice.

Standish is a big bold shiraz and its rich and intense on the palate and nose. Viscosity was slow too post swirling and alcoholic mouthful. Long and lasting finish.

MossWood...I had high expectations on this one and was bench marking it against Cullen Madeline 2007. Between these two, I put my money on Moss as it is almost Bordeaux like whereas Cullen has a much tamer palate and finish. Goes real well with my blue cheese on that night. In fact I just grabbed a couple of 2008 MW for me to savour on another occasion.

Lastly the star from Veneto Italy. I think the ABV for this is 16.5% but it sure don't taste like it. Nice perfumed nose hinting the greatness of the Amarone mix. Rich mouthful of dark berries, chocolate, licorice but not at the point of syrupy at all. I don't regret blind buying a couple of these babies. To me this is a touch better than Masi Riserva.
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Old 09-05-2017, 04:26 PM   #5242
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How could I forget this 96 RP MollyDooker Enchanted Love 2005 in the above narration!



"I am intrigued as I approached this opaque red with very alcoholic aromatic nose wine in a recent dinner. First impression is good as we pour this straight from a magnum with heightened anticipation given there is a 99 pointer Shiraz in the competition. Deep mouthful of ripe sweet berries, plum and mocha notes hits me. Wine is rather poised and not overly bold and crude. Good blend of shiraz with cab and certainly both varietals comes together in harmony. Finish with sweet and long. Must buy in my books!"
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Old 10-05-2017, 06:49 AM   #5243
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Had a 85 tasting recently....Good stuff.....Mouton rothschild was killer but Leoville las cases was just as good...big and powerful...La lagune won the most value for money wine....
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Old 13-05-2017, 09:04 PM   #5244
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What have you guys been drinking recently?

Anything new and interesting?

I had the second wine of Leoville Barton: 2010 La Réserve de Léoville Barton

definitely the ripeness of the vintage came through. this was ready to drink with loads of fruit and luxurious oak. Still young though and has a bit more to go as the 2nd half of the dinner it closed up a bit.

Yea i had that a while back too.. the tannins are firm but the fruits and notes have all come through.. I would give it a few more years for more development and more integration in the bottle...
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Old 26-05-2017, 11:46 AM   #5245
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last week we had the hwz wine dinner at New Ubin Seafood.
The theme was Spanish red wines from Rioja region. They must be Gran Reserva and at least 10 years old. All served blind. It was very interesting to taste the same wines but from different vintages so see how they have aged.

We opened with a Cava (spanish sparkling), a white Rioja and ended with 2 dry Sherrys.



From L-R
2004 Mestres Clos Nostre Senyor Cava Brut Nature Gran Reserva Premium (Cava)
2005 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Viña Gravonia (White)

RED WINES
2005 La Rioja Alta Rioja Gran Reserva 904
2001 La Rioja Alta Rioja Gran Reserva 904
2009 Campo Viejo Rioja Gran Reserva
2004 Faustino Rioja I Gran Reserva
2005 C.V.N.E. (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España) Rioja Imperial Gran Reserva
2001 Faustino Rioja I Gran Reserva

SHERRY
NV Emilio Lustau Manzanilla Papirusa
NV Emilio Lustau Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Fino Jarana
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Old 28-05-2017, 08:40 AM   #5246
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Went to a diff wine place for the first 2 nights.

Night 1:

AHIRU STORE
What is it? A small wine bar and kitchen with about 10 seats by the counter and maybe another 8 standing spaces. It has amassed a following and there is a queue every night. I queued for about 35mins before getting in.

All wines are focused on natural wines. Changes frequetly and they're more than happy to provide recommendations.

Food is quite international but with Japanese influences; all super fresh and cooked to order. They bake their own breads as well so their bread selections to go with their cold cuts are super good. Virtually everything is house made. Super casual and you immediately feel at home even though I was the only non japanese.

Read more: http://www.ieateverywhere.com/2013/0...-in-tokyo.html

NPNT LEH

Crowded interior. All japanese menu but you can navigate with a bit of english and japanese.


Opening drink. Sparkling Rose from Loire. Blend of Cot (aka Malbec), Gamay & Grolleau


Paired the sparkling rose with their incredibly delicious Octopus & Avocado Salad in a killer dressing.


THEN DAMAGE HOW?
2 Glasses of wine + Octopus Avocado Dish + Main Course = $60SGD NET

I met with 2 guys from Sapporo by the bar and they offered me another 2 glasses of wine from their bottle


WOULD YOU GO BACK AGAIN?
Heck yes...
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Old 28-05-2017, 08:49 AM   #5247
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Went to a diff wine place for the first 2 nights.

Night 2:

BOUTEILLE WINE STAND
What is it? A an even smaller standing wine bar in the back alleys of Shibuya. I chanced upon this place 3 years ago and now i'm back! It's a long a row of extremely tiny shops; think 2m x 2m. Literally.

Everything is served by the glass and the bottles change everyday. Heck when I was there cos I was trying so many stuff, the menu changed the night itself as the owner brought out more stuff. Again a very chill and relaxed vibe where you can chat with the owner and the other customers. Again i was the only non-japanese.

Read more: http://www.wineterroirs.com/2015/12/..._in_tokyo.html

NPNT LEH

Tiny interior. Menu is written on the black panel on the left.


My fave pour that night. Animus Pinot Noir from the Martinborough region in NZ. Martinborough is famous for their pinots.

THEN DAMAGE HOW?
I planned to just have 2 glasses, but ended up having 5. Some premium stuff too. Total = $60SGD NET


WOULD YOU GO BACK AGAIN?
This was my second time. Yes there will be a third.




Overall what i enjoyed about both places is that wine is very casually enjoyed. There are no airs about the place. it's super relaxed and people just wanting to enjoy their evening.
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Old 16-06-2017, 07:05 PM   #5248
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anyone interested to taste 51, 47, 36, 27, 15 year old wines? An experience for any wine lover!

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Old 18-06-2017, 09:34 AM   #5249
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anyone interested to taste 51, 47, 36, 27, 15 year old wines? An experience for any wine lover!

http://www.finewines.com.sg/monthly-...blind-tasting/
Hi kunzzy, I believe advertising/commercial posts are not allowed in this forum.

Instead do share with yr your personal wine experiences and insights. I believe other forumers would be interested in that.
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Old Today, 11:10 AM   #5250
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wine storage

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Anyone maintains an offsite cellaring facility ?

I am considering Cru world (charged on a per bottle basis) and a flat charge provider. Currently i have max 60 to deposit. They are mainly young vintages.

Option A CRU

35cents per month per bottle
35cents charge per bottle for deposits
35cents charge per bottle for withdraw
25$ for pick up and delivery for a case of 12
One day notice for pick up and delivery in lots of 12.

Option B Richfield

$592 for a locker size for 1 year contract
capacity is 144 bottles
9am to 9pm access 7 days a week

I am leaning towards A assuming I withdraw 2-3 times a year.

Keen to know if anyone cellar their wines with Cru World and like to have your feedback.

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