Bodegas Alina Emblema Sauvignon Blanc: Wine Woman Pick

Bodegas Alina Emblema Sauvignon Blanc

BRILLIANT!!!! 2014 vintage is here. Fresh & powerful Chilean White with plenty of proper zingy acidity. A strong fresh floral wine with an intriguing mix of exotic fruits (passion fruit, grapefruit). The medium full body is a silken palate and exquisitely intense, with a supportive acidic structure and a nice finish. Our top selling white for the last 36 months (Dec 2015), sold elsewhere online at 138. Ouch.

Price: ¥85

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Callia Alta Chardonnay/Torrontes : Wine Woman Pick

Callia Alta Chardonnay/Torrontes

The future? Adding a healthy dash of Argentina’s own varietal makes Chardonnay interesting. Complex aroma of tropical fruits with hints of honey and flowers. It is fruity and fresh on the palate, with well-balanced acidity and a pleasant finish. Reminds of Pinot Blanc from Alsace.

Price: ¥115

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Callia Osaado Chardonnay: Wine Woman Pick

Callia Osaado Chardonnay

This fresh and fruity Argentine wine is lush with intense aromas of citrus and tropical fruits. Its delicate, satisfying mouth-feel is enhanced by a lingering finish. Callia is one of the wineries of the season as far as we are concerned and one we fully intend to watch develop into master crafts-folk, despite their relatively…

Price: ¥110

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Callia Signos Chardonnay

Signos Callia Chardonnay

There’s plenty of residual sweetness and fruitiness with twist of acidity. I’d place it the off dry category. Chill it well and you’ll be rewarded with a zesty everyday refreshing flavour that suits those who like their white wines un-oaked.

Price: ¥84

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Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay Multiaward Winner ’10’13’15’16, Commended, Silver, Bronze, Gold!

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Very food-friendly wine. It is crafted in a fresh, soft style with bright apple and sweet citrus fruit character with subtle spice and oak nuances.

Pairs well with crab, poultry, salmon, and scallops. Try seasoning with ginger, lemon zest, tarragon, or thyme! Really bring out this Chardonnay’s complexity

Price: ¥203

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Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling: Multiaward winner ’13,’14,’16 Commended, Silver – Wine Woman Pick

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A remarkable wine for the price, this generous Riesling leads with green and yellow apple scents, and notes of cinnamon. The flavors are simply but satisfying, balanced and irresistibly mouthwatering. Even if you usually don’t like rieslings, this one may change your mind! 90pts WE

Price: ¥203
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Chiaro Pinot Grigio IGT: New Wine

Chiaro Pinot Grigio IGT

Generally speaking, I am interested in more body in a wine than is on offer here. but for the money we really can’t grumble too much. Zonin’s PG has more of that body that I am talking about. Maybe interested parties can test the both to find out which floats their personal tastebud boat..

Price: ¥94

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Coppola Bianco (Pinot Grigio)

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

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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De Bortoli Sacred Hill Chardonnay: Wine Woman Pick: Commended 2013

De Bortoli Sacred Hill Chardonnay

Australian success. Commended at the Decanter wine Awards 2013. Our joint top selling white wine, amazing quality for the price and a wine which we drink at home every week. A top seller even before they started winning competitions. The subtle oak approach has given added structure to the wine without overpowering it, leaving the citrus and stone fruit flavours to dominate.

Price: ¥95

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De Bortoli Yarra Valley Estate Grown Viognier: Wine Woman Pick

De Bortoli Yarra Valley Estate Grown Viognier

Light straw with green tints. The bouquet shows a combination of lifted spicy notes together with subtle floral, orange blossom notes, and a hint of ginger. The palate shows texture and freshness derived from extended time on lees, with slight citrus notes on the palate. The wine shows lovely length and balance.

Price: ¥344

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Firriato Branciforti Dei Bordonard Catarrato Bianco IGT Sicily

Firriato Branciforti Dei Bordonard Catarrato Bianco IGT Sicily

The white “Branciforti” presents a brilliant straw yellow colour with greenish reflections. It boasts a beautifully fragrant bouquet that has notes of meadow flowers and ripe pears. Through its balanced acidity, this wine is an ideal complement to appetizers and seafood.

Price: ¥102

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Firriato Emporio Bianco IGT Sicily

Firriato Emporio Bianco IGT Sicily

It appears a straw yellow color with a hue of green. Floral and muture pear nose. It also has a pleasant continuous acidity. Food matching: Salads, seafood or Pasta.

Price: ¥78

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Hemisferio Sauvignon Blanc: Wine Woman Pick

Miguel Torres Chile Hemisferio Sauvignon Blanc

A fresh, floral Chilean wine with a fruity body and a silken palate of great finesse. Displays intriguing notes of exotic fruits (passion fruit, grapefruit). Its silky palate is exquisitely intense, with a good acidic structure and a prolonged, joyous finish. A good wine that is improving each year. Donates to wilderness projects.

Price: ¥124

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Heritage De Baroncourt Vin De L’Aude Blanc

Heritage De Baroncourt Vin De L'Aude Blanc

It’s a low price, off dry glugger, best served cold. “Fresh clean acidity…complex aromas of exotic fruits (mango and lychee). Well balanced…a lingering finish of mango. (who writes this stuff?) Ripe fruit aroma. Clear straw yellow colour…This tantalizing white is perfect as a cocktail or matched with a variety of savoury dishes. Serve at: 8℃-10℃”

Price: ¥84

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Jean Leon 3055 Chardonnay Multi Award Winner ’14’15’16 Commended, Bronze

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A brilliant pale yellow in appearance with a markedly aromatic nose of ripe tropical fruits such as pineapple. The palate is fresh thanks to its vigorous acidity and it has a long, persistent finish.

Price: ¥256

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Joseph Drouhin Laforet Bourgogne Chardonnay

Joseph Drouhin Laforet Bourgogne Chardonnay

Fruity and full of life. This is a classical white Burgundy:a good entry level wine for Burgundy. Golden yellow, with a greenish glint. Aromas are reminiscent of fresh grape and green almond. The palate has pear & apple with vanilla and dry minerals. Elegant texture.

Price: ¥222

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Joseph Drouhin Pouilly Fuissé White

Joseph Drouhin Pouilly Fuissé White

Pouilly-Fuissé has a golden hue. It is usually very brilliant. The bouquet is seductive: floral and fruity with a dominance of ripe fruit and fresh almonds. After some time in the bottle, Pouilly-Fuissé develops a lovely, complex bouquet. On the palate, the wine is round and dry. As such, it is a nice expression of the Chardonnay.

Price: ¥521

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Joseph Drouhin Puligny Montrachet Premier Cru: New Wine

Joseph Drouhin Puligny Montrachet

A wine of great finesse, distinguished and elegant. The colour is pure and bright, with light glints of white gold. The aromas evoke trees in bloom and white flesh fruit, like white peaches. With age, the aromas evolve towards almond and lightly grilled dried fruit. On the palate, there is a sensation of fresh silkiness. Long and persistent in the aftertaste, ending on an exceptional wealth of flavors, both floral and fruity Serving Temperature: 13°C (55°F).

Price: ¥809

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Joseph Drouhin Vaudon Chablis Réserve de Vaudon: New Wine

Joseph Drouhin Vaudon Chablis Réserve de Vaudon

Our peers tell us: An elegant wine. Brilliant colour, with hints of green. Typical Chablis nose, where aromas of citrus (lemon) fern and even salty sensations predominate. On the palate: vigorous and lively, but in a soft mode. (Oodles of) finesse and balance. High acidity and mineral pair well with all kinds seafood, especially oyster , chinese steam chicken with black truffle and Sunflower seed, also suckling pig.

Price: ¥404

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Kleine Zalze Cellar Selection Chenin Blanc Bush Vine: Wine Woman Pick: Bronze Medal 2013

Kleine Zalze Cellar Selection Chenin Blanc Bush Vine

This medium full style South African Chenin Blanc will mature for up to 2 years in the bottle. Medium straw colour. Strong lime, tropical, ripe pineapple aromas. A well-balanced wine with elegant acidity. Will compliment most seafood dishes. It will also go well with pork chops, smoked gammon, chicken and spicy Indian dishes.

Price: ¥172

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Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection Chenin Blanc (Barrel Fermented): Wine Woman Pick: Silver Medal 2013

Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection Chenin Blanc

WOWSER! South Africa has made a gem. Straw coloured. Concentrated nose with tropical fruit and honey aromas. Elements of botrytis. Gorgeous big, rich, creamy palate. Layers of flavour – apricots. Noticeable residual sugar, but balanced by good acidity. Complex wine with great length.

Price: ¥244

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M. Chapoutier Hermitage Chante-Alouette Biodynamic : It’s Back!

M. Chapoutier Hermitage Chante-Alouette Biodynamic

Appearance: Brilliant and green golden. Aroma: Complex and subtle, aromas of quince, walnut, honey, ginger, acacia with a hint of lime blossom. Taste: Frank attack, without harshness, final taste of almond; very elegant and good length.

Price: ¥905

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Mannenberg Chenin Blanc

Mannenberg Chenin Blanc

A medium-bodied South African white wine. It has bold aromas of guava and other tropical fruits. The palate is rich with grapefruit and citrus fruits flavours. A touch of sweetness is balanced by a refreshing acidity. Serve well-chilled.

Price: ¥108

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Pio Cesare Gavi (Cortese) New Wine

Pio Cesare Gavi

These descriptions are so funny we have to leave them in. Some of it makes sense though. Youthfulness is a good idea. Not sure about the food Pairings. Sounds ‘orrible. Ripe fruit with freshness and a clean spicy fragrance, good complex flavour, smooth, silky, rich and slightly aromatic, meant to be consumed young but it can age in the bottle up to 3 years. Braised minced seafood with bean curd soup. Sublime with seafood cocktails, fish and patés. Also perfect with Asia food in spicy. Hilarious.

Price: ¥270

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Sacred Hill Marlborough Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc: GOLD MEDAL ’15 Wine Woman Pick

Sacred Hill Marlborough Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc

GOLD MEDAL – (IWC & Decanter AWARDS). Classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Crisp. Layered. Lifted aromatics with passion fruit, gooseberry, pineapple & ripe fig characters mingled with nettles & lemon grass. The palate is intense yet supple with a lovely soft texture. Ripe tropical fruits and citrus nuances. An intense wine with a soft, supple texture, whilst maintaining great length & persistence of flavour. So good.

Price: ¥237

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Sacred Hill Whitecliff Sauvignon Blanc: Wine Woman Pick

Sacred Hill Whitecliff Sauvignon Blanc

This has lots and lots of crunch with plenty of citrus and green apple fruit and some sweeter, tropical notes. Quite savoury on the palate, a little herbal edge and fresh acidity. A nicely balanced wine and a restrained yet fruity style.

Price: ¥185

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Salentein Portillo Chardonnay

Salentein Portillo Chardonnay

An interesting yellow hue endowed with sharp greenish shades. Deeply aromatic wine, combining notes of pear and green apple. Fresh and well balanced, with a long finish. Food Matching:Ideal to combine with meals from the new light cuisine. Try it with warm salad and poached seafood. 

Price: ¥105

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