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Catena Paraje Altamira Malbec 2016

Nicolas Catena Zapata is justly credited with being at the forefront of Argentinian wine, ressurrecting the fortunes of malbec. He gave a new lease of life to a south-west France variety now more associated with South America than its original home country. Paraje Altamira is comprised of high altitude vineyards …

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Tukipo River Estate Fat Duck Pinot Noir 2012

This is a family-owned winery situated in Hawkes Bay in the North Island of New Zealand. The wine is named for the wild ducks who make a home for themselves around the irrigation dam on the vineyard. Raspberry fruit with a delicate spice aspect. There is a grip of tannins on the …

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Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion 1990

In 1983, the Dillon family acquired Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion from the heirs of the Woltner family (who had bought the estate in 1919). The new owners are, literally, from across the road as they were already owners of Chateau Haut-Brion, the only wine outside the Médoc out of 61 …

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Domaine Jacques Carillon Puligny-Montrachet 2016

It is wonderful when a producer proudly puts “Viticulteur” on the label to proclaim that he is a winegrower. And to further note that his ancestry has been growing grapes since – depuis – 1520. That’s the year, not 1520 hrs.  The bottle was opened by WONG Yin How, founder …

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Mas de Daumas Gassac Rouge 1991

Anything that is complex – by definition – is more difficult to understand and explain. Complexity is to be celebrated. And cherished. We should shout at the top of our voices when something is special. For that, after all, is what complexity is about. Being special. Of France’s greatest wines, …

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Thompson Estate Four Chambers Shiraz 2016

Peter Thompson is a heart specialist. The cardiologist is also a consultant and works in hospitals and teaches at universities. He also owns – together with lawyer wife Jane – Thompson estate in Margaret River. Their wine consultant is the highly regarded Bob Cartwright (a former chief winemaker – with 24 …

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Chateau Guofei Riesling 2018

Chateau Guofei, situated in Heshuo (aka Hoxud) County, Xinjiang, is to be congratulated for not just producing riesling, but a dry and a semi-sweet version (most Chinese wineries are obsessed with making chardonnay when it comes to white wine). This is the semi-sweet riesling which has 80 gm of residual …

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