Coppola Bianco (Pinot Grigio) BIN END (pity)

April 19, 2012
Coppola Bianco Pinot Grigio

Light straw in colour, this Bianco exudes aromas of pineapple, lemon and fig, while pink grapefruit, apple, tangerine and minerals dance across the palate. We liked it too: it was just taking off as we found out we were losing access so there’s little of it remaining. TWM

Price: ¥177

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Coppola Diamond Chardonnay: Wine Man Pick ALL GONE

December 19, 2011
Coppola Diamond Chardonnay

Sadly, this Californian master-class in old and modern at once is no more. We’ll keep an eye out but China never embraced this import. Buttercup yellow. Cantaloupe, pear and cinnamon. Apple, passion fruit and crème brulée. Half fermented in oak barrels; half in stainless steel. From the Godfather of Wine. but few cared…

Price: ¥260

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Coppola Diamond Zinfandel: Wine Man Pick: ALL GONE

December 19, 2011
Coppola Diamond Zinfandel

A Sad day. Another Zin bites the dust: No longer imported to China. Drink it…no more in the middle kingdom. I feel bad for initially forgetting / getting bogged down in so many other things and totally overlooking this wine. Shame on my neglect. On the other hand, I had shared it with others who were grateful, so I figure, “What the… I can’t do everything!”

Price: ¥260

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Marimar Torres La Masía Don Miguel Pinot Noir Russian River: Commended ’15

November 17, 2011
Marimar Torres Pinot Noir Red

Strawberry red with ocher reflexions. Classic Pinot Noir nose which reflects the unique personality of the Don Miguel vineyard fruit: aromas of wild berries, truffle and an array of spices – nutmeg, clove, cinammon, anise. The palate shows excellent structure and a well developed body, with firm tannins and a trace of vanilla and toast from the noble ageing inoak…

Price: ¥537

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Robert Mondavi Woodbridge Chardonnay: BIN END

November 10, 2011
Robert Mondavi Woodbridge Chardonnay

Rich and elegant, the 2010 Chardonnay displays notes of delicious tart green apples and a gentle floral undertone. Nuances of apple pie with autumn spices weave through the fruity aromas and flavours, ending in a light creamy oak finish.

Price: ¥110

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Robert Mondavi Woodbridge Merlot: BIN END

May 26, 2012
Robert Mondavi Woodbridge Merlot

Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Merlot offers lush aromas and flavors of juicy black cherries and plums accented by hints of mocha and cloves. The supple, velvety tannins give the wine good structure, while oak aging adds warm vanilla tones to the finish.

Price: ¥110

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