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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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Wine of the Week • 8 July 2021

Chateau de Valois Pomerol 2016 Lying near the border with St-Emilion, this Pomerol estate has been owned by the Leydet Family since 1862. Conversion to organic viticulture of the 8.5 ha vineyard began in 2012 and was certified with the 2015 vintage. Planted to 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc, …

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Wine of the Week • 28 June 2021

Chateau Pichon Baron 2001 Englishman Christian Seely (fluent also in French and Portuguese) became CEO of all the wine properties of AXA Millesimes and moved from Quinta do Noval to offices in Chateau Pichon Baron in 2001. His maiden vintage is wonderfully fragrant. Sandalwood, camphor, aged tobacco, leather, blackcurrant, and dried small Chinese prunes. Riveting freshness. Decant 60 …

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Wine of the Week • 23 June 2021

Haut-Batailley Verso Pauillac 2017 This is the first vintage of Fifth Growth Chateau Haut-Batailley under new owners, the Cazes Family of Chateau Lynch-Bages. Verso is the new name of the Second Wine which previously was Tour d’Aspic. The change of name is christened with this dramatic new label. Lightly smoky, crisp peppery capsicum fruit with a hint …

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