Baron Philippe de Rothschild Chateau Clerc Milon: Pauillac (5th Growth): Wine Man Pick

December 12, 2011
B.P.Rothschild Chateau Clerc Milon

French masterpiece. Notes of blackberry and raspberry mingled with a suggestion of liquorice and vanilla. The attack reveals a fine, rich tannic structure of considerable character. The tannins, both powerful & elegant, supporting clearly defined but expressively complex oaky flavours of toast, coconut & cigar.

Price: ¥1,753

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Baron Philippe de Rothschild Chateau d’Armailhac: Pauillac: Wine Man Pick

December 13, 2011
B.P.Rothschild Chateau d'Armailhac

French Second Fiddle. A fine, vivid red colour with a ruby tint. An open, complex nose of fresh fruit and floral aromas mingling with denser vanilla, tobacco leaf & cedar. The body builds rapidly from a substantial attack on round, harmonious tannins which unfold over elegant, well-integrated oak, developing into liquorice, menthol and spice on the palate.

Price: ¥1,534

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Bass Phillip Pinot Noir Premium

December 19, 2011
Bass Phillip Pinot Noir Premium

“Make no mistake about it…these are brilliant Pinot Noirs, undoubtedly the finest being produced in Australia.” Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, May 2002. Rated in the top twenty Australian wines by Langtons, this wine has a distinctive style which is seamless, complex, layered, textured and long.

Price: ¥2,542

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Joseph Drouhin Clos de Mouches 1er Cru: Wine Man Pick

December 12, 2011
Joseph Drouhin Clos de Mouches

Drouhin’s premier cru vineyard in the Côte de Beaune; distinguished by its elegance & finesse: round, velvety & exquisitely balanced. Beautiful, intense red colour. It has complexity & depth in a soft yet very intense manner. Aromas are very refined with ripe black cherry, spices, earth & lightly smoked notes with just the right touch of tannin.

Price: ¥1,173

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Joseph Drouhin Echezeaux Grand Cru

December 12, 2011
Joseph Drouhin Echezeaux Grand Cru

Elegance & perfection, 2 of Joseph Drouhin’s tenets. The colour is bright & intense. A full palette of aromas reminiscent of stone fruit (cherry, peach, apricot), cocoa & exotic wood (cedar). On the palate, the texture is like silk & velvet. In the aftertaste, the same touch of dark chocolate is evident. Extremely long finish.

Price: ¥2,078

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Joseph Drouhin Vosne-Romanée: Wine Man pick

December 13, 2011
Joseph Drouhin Vosne-Romanée

Supreme elegance! Beautiful colour, with intense and bright reflections. The diversity of the aromas is striking: wild cherry, nutmeg, camphor wood, fine leather…Later on, the wine takes on a subtle aroma of truffle, producing the most varied palette. With its perfect balance between tannin and acidity, the wine has a fleshy, sturdy body. Powerful and long after-taste.Vintage 2005, 95/100, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

Price: ¥1,190

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Pio Cesare “Il Bricco” Barbaresco

December 7, 2011
Pio Cesare

Aroma: Powerful and structured, rich in ripe fruit, opulent. Taste: Spicy and with a very long life. Produced in small quantities and only in excellent vintages.

Price: ¥1,053

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Pio Cesare Barolo Ornato (Nebbiolo)

December 12, 2011
Pio Cesare Barolo Ornato (Nebbiolo)

Aroma: The bouquet is ethereal with hints of violets, blackberry jam, licorice and cloves. Taste: The palate is dry and austere with well polished tannins which lead to a lengthy, concentrated finish. Food Matching: Aged cheddar, red meat, game, abalone or high quality tofu.

Price: ¥1,053

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Torres Grans Muralles: Bronze ’14, GOLD ’12 & ’15: New Wine

March 1, 2015
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Big wine: Grans Muralles, cultivated since the 13th century, is one of the TORRES family’s most symbolic vineyards. These Catalan vines near extinction have been replanted in historic lands since 1984 resulting in the first wine made from indigenous Catalan varieties in Spain. A veritable work of art! Aged in French Nevers and Allier barrels, these labels show intense deep red colour with purple reflections. Aroma of exotic and profound complexity showing great density, incredibly rich body and structure.

Price: ¥1,088

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