Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 1997(375ml). Upon uncorking, blackberries and dark fruits were most prominent on the nose. After 10 minutes or so, the earthiness in the wine revealed itself, followed by aromas of cooked vegetables, hints of caramel and green pepper. The acidity of the wine (medium -) and the tannins are reasonably smooth. Continue reading
Pavillon Rouge de Chateau Margaux 2005 (357ml). Started with some dark cherries and leather on the nose. Every sip I take, the wine evolves on the tongue, it develops from red fruit to dark fruit. Hints of spices, green pepper and vanilla towards the end. As a rather good vintage in the 2000s, the acidity has a bite to it (medium +), while tannins are smooth as a 7 years old wine. It is a balanced wine. As a half bottle, although you can drink it now, it has potential for aging. Continue reading
You know you’re in for something good when a 1975 bottle of Lynch Bages is uncorked and is ready to drink right from the start. A lovely orange-red tinge through the crystal, and no signs of alcohol on the nose. I could detect some sweet dried red fruit, Chinese plums, with an herbaceous, spicy tail. As with most older vintage wines, it evolved to become darker and even more herbaceous, but remains very pleasant. Continue reading
Exactly two weeks ago, the kitchen in Petrus Island Shangri-la was in chaos. Why?
A very distinguish two star Michelin guest chef -Michel Portos- brought his team and delicacies all the way from Bordeaux to Hong Kong, definitely a rare opportunity for Hong Kongers to get a taste of the rural and delightful Bordeaux without a 20-hour flight. Continue reading