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Wine of the Week • 25 October 2021

Saracco Moscato D’Autunno 2019 Based in Castiglione Tinella in the heart of the Moscato Asti region, the Saracco Family has been growing grapes since 1900. They are also owners of the Hotel Albergo Castiglione. Moscato d’Asti is a very versatile wine. With its natural spritz and pinch of sweetness, it is enjoyable as an …

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Wine of the Week • 8 October 2021

Champagne Albert Lebrun Premier Cru Brut Founded in 1860, the House of Lebrun is situated in the Champagne Grand Cru Village of Avize, and owned by the G H Martel Group that belongs to the Rapeneau Family. Composed of 6% Pinot Meunier, 26% Pinot Noir, and 68% Chardonnay including from the prestigious Grand Cru village of Chouilly. …

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Wine of the Week • 27 September 2021

Marques de Borba Reserva 2017 This Portuguese red hails from Alentejo in the south of the country above Algarve. Marques de Borba Reserva 2017 oozes with raspberry fruit and rich, smooth tannins. The blend is comprised of three traditional Portuguese varieties Trincadeira, Aragonez and Alicante Bouschet, and international jet-setter Cabernet Sauvignon.  Winemaker Joao Portugal Ramos is a superstar of …

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Wine of the Week • 21 September 2021

Chateau Rieussec 2001 Classified as a First Growth in the 1855 Classification of Sauternes & Barsac, Chateau Rieussec is part of the stable of estates belonging to Domaines Barons de Rothschild Lafite, proprietors also of Chateau Duhart-Milon, L’Evangile and, of course, Chateau Lafite Rothschild. Rieussec was acquired by DBR in …

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Wine of the Week • 17 September 2021

Chateau Latour 1996 The hallmark freshness of the vintage – in many cases, vivacity – is because, while ripe,  1996 was not as ripe as, say, 1990, 1982 or 1945. As such, 1996 is less fleshy as those harvests. At 25, Latour 1996 is still remarkably adolescent. In spite of …

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Wine of the Week • 8 September 2021

Chateau Margaux 1983 Chateau Margaux 1983 is a legend in its own time. It happened to be Paul Pontallier’s first vintage. Paul had joined the First Growth that same year when just 27. The young winemaker was recommended by Professor Emile Peynaud to Proprietor Corinne Mentezelopoulos. Peynaud was consultant to Margaux …

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Wine of the Week • 12 August 2021

Antozonita 2020  Floral on the nose and with ripe red fruits and cherries. The harmony between supple fruitiness and soft, ripe tannins has been expertly struck. Following a short maceration, the vinification was under controlled temperature of between 22 and 26° Celsius. The finished wine was then matured in stainless …

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Wines of the Week • 3 August 2021

Which Vintage is Stairway to Heaven Our Wines of the Week are also the focus of a Decanting/Dinner Masterclass scheduled for 30 August 2021. By then, hopefully, Singapore can go back to sitting down at coffee-shops, food courts, and restaurants as the country’s Multi-Ministry Covid Taskforce intimated two weeks ago. For our event, you need to be …

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Wine of the Week • 21 July 2021

Rapaura Springs Classic Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020 Bright ruby. Scented raspberry/strawberry/cherry fruit full of vigour, vitality balanced by a bite of crisp, ripe tannins and shored up by invigorating freshness. The vineyards – in Marlborough’s Wairau Valley – and winery adhere to strict “Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand” standards.

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Wine of the Week • 13 July 2021

Cap Royal Bordeaux Superieur 2018 This Bordeaux Superieur over-delivers BIG TIME!! It’s over-achieving success is due to Jean-Rene Matignon, Chief Winemaker of Super Second Growth Chateau Pichon Baron which company, AXA Millesimes, created and owns the brand. Cap Royal is named for the Cordouan lighthouse – the oldest in Europe – which stands guard at the entrance …

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