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Best Spanish & Best Ribera Red

Jorge Bombin has catapulted to Spanish wine fame since 9 July 2019. The winemaker’s Legaris Alcubilla 2015 won Gold and swept Trophies for Best Spanish Red and Best Ribera del Duero Red. Jorge Bombin’s first vintage at Legaris was 2008. The winery is just outside the town of Penafiel in …

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Chateau Kefraya Les Breteches 2004

Founded by Michel de Bustros (1929 – 2016), Chateau Kefraya is – after Chateau Musar – Lebanon’s second most-famous wine. Situated in the Bekaa Valley, the first vines were planted in 1951. From 1979, like a Bordeaux chateau or Burgundy domaine, Kefraya started producing wine from grapes grown on its …

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Domaine Du 1er Juin is in Singapore

On 29 June 2019, a first-ever dinner featuring Domaine du 1er Juin wines outside China took place in Singapore. Singapore has become the first country to import wines from Domaine du 1er Juin. To commemorate the occasion, on 29 June 2019, a dinner was held featuring wines from the Ningxia …

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Penfolds Magill Estate Shiraz 2002

Magill Estate is the spiritual home of Penfolds Wines. Just 8 km from downtown Adelaide, it was here that Dr Christopher and Mary Penfold planted the vine cuttings they had carried on their voyage from England to Australia. The fledging vineyard was officially established as the Penfolds wine company in 1844. …

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Tiansai Selection Marselan 2015

Ripe, lively cherry fruit with balancing tannins and round freshness on the finish. Medium-plus bodied. Decant 30 minutes for the fruit to open up. Tiansai proprietor CHEN Lizhong had graduated from Beijing’s prestigious Renmin University Law School. She then worked as a judge. In 1992, she resigned her post and …

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Chateau Trotanoy Pomerol 1990

Christian Moueix, proprietor of this great Pomerol, told me many years ago that Trotanoy is the only wine he could mistake in a blind tasting for Petrus. Incidentally, he was also in charge of that estate for his elder brother Jean-Francois Moueix at the time. Both wines were made by …

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Chateau Boutisse

Enjoy the sumptuous Chateau Boutisse 2009 at an exclusive 1-night only dinner in Singapore on Wednesday 24 July 2019. To join the dinner, click HERE. ‘Spicy, fragrant and complex with a peppery character that could almost be Rhone. Plenty of sweet fruit to balance with a long, opulent and juicy style. Very enjoyable, very …

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Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino 2013

One of the regrets I have to live with is not having driven up into Montalcino. I passed the picturesque hilly town rushing to an appointment. This was more than a decade ago and I am blushing in embarrassment and shame. In spite of my gross neglect, I have, fortunately, not …

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Chateau Marjosse 2016

This red Bordeaux is the personal property – and home – of famed French winemaker Pierre Lurton, CEO of Chateau Cheval Blanc and Chateau d’Yquem. Marjosse is situated in Tizac-de-Curton (population about 350), a commune in Entre-deux-Mers. Whether white or red, Marjosse over-delivers in quality. And, 2016 is one of …

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