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Domaine Louis Latour

Wines of the Day Domaine Louis Latour Corton-Charlemagne 2009 Bright light gold. Layers on the nose and palate. Stone fruit, honey, nutty, and smoky vanilla notes. Intensity of fruit and persistence. A light creaminess in texture which will become more succulent and sumptuous with time. Round freshness which is impressive …

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Bodegas Heirloom Pedro Ximenez

This treasure was drawn from a single-butt solera established in 1905. Over a century old, 100 years on, a thick caramel layer covers the barrel and safeguards this sweet, intense, complex, unforgettable miracle. An indulgent concentration of figs. Thick, luscious, succulent and sensual. Only 745 bottles for the whole world. …

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Marchesi di Barolo Gavi 2017

This white Piedmont is produced from the cortese variety. In 2017, the grapes were picked early to retain much needed freshness as it was a very hot vintage (comparable to 2003). Bright light straw with a glimmer of green. Apples, pears, floral and a pinch of citrus zest. A soft …

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Chateau Zhongfei Caring Nature Shiraz 2016  

Chateau Zhongfei first planted grapes on the vast Yanqi Basin in the Gobi Desert in 2009. The organic vineyard at the foot of the Tianshan Mountains has transformed the barren dessert into a grape oasis comprising 263 hectares. This does not include 6 ha planted for producing table grapes. Zhongfei has the largest plantings of …

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Helanhong Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

This Ningxia Helan Mountain cabernet is fully evolved. The capsicum green peppery fruit is laced with vanilla sweetness from the oak. Medium-bodied and fresh. Enjoyable on its own and with roast meat including chicken, duck, goose, beef and lamb.

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Grave di Stecca 2014

Bright straw. On the nose, apples, ripe melons and yellow flowers. Creamy and voluptuous on the palate. Ripe fruit with lots of supporting freshness. The sensation is like listening to Joe Cocker belt out a song with a trio of sisters on back-up vocals. This single-vineyard Prosecco is within Villa …

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Nino Franco Faive Rosé Brut

Regarded by aficionados as the finest producer of Prosecco, this Nino Franco rosé sparkling is not such a wine as it is not made not from glera, but from merlot (80%) and cabernet franc (20%). The harmony between fruit, dryness and freshness is remarkable. Seamless. Light pink with a blush …

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Domaene Gobelsburg Gruner Veltliner 2017

Bright straw. Aroma of apples, citrus, and Sichuan green peppercorn. The palate follow-through is a light, dry, refreshing white. Enjoyable as an aperitif and with finger foods. This entry level range from Schloss Gobelsburg also includes a riesling, rosé and zweigelt. The Cistercian monastic estate is one of Austria’s oldest …

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Trimbach Pinot Gris Reserve Personnelle 2013

Trimbach is one of the most respected producers in Alsace. Family-owned, family-managed, they produce wine of great purity. Riesling is their greatest fame, Clos Ste Hune, the finest and most steely. The wine bar I visited in Shanghai last Sunday had a singular, last bottle from Alsace. It’s a pinot …

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