May, 2010 browsing by month


Michel Lenique Champange Brut 2003

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Vintage: 2003
Type: Champagne
Country: France – Pierry

This was part of the spectacular wine selection we had on Christmas. This, in my opinion, is one of the top houses in Champagne and this is one of their top bottles. Vintage Champagne tends to have a stronger flavour to it and isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. If you do enjoy vintage champagne, you’ll love this one. It is very crisp and dry with excellent flavours and lots of bubbles.

Penfolds – St. Henri 2000

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Vintage: 2002
Type: Tempranillo
Country: Spain


Château Cheval Blanc 1994 Saint-Emilion

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

Vintage: 1994
Type: Bordeaux – Saint-Emilion
Country: France


This was the third beauty hidden away in the Royal Over-Seas League cellar but realeased in limited numbers to those dining in the restaurant in late 2009. This was a strongly-flavoured wine, with a heady nose and vibrant colour. This is a nice wine to share with friends over a French-inspired menu (featuring Lamb!).

Château Pichon-Longueville Baron

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Vintage: 1997
Type: Bordeaux
Country: France

This is a beautiful, oaky red with an intense aroma that makes me want to keep sniffing it throughout my dinner!

Berry flavours are obvious. Gorgeous colour with nicely faded edges. Excellent with meat dishes. Highly recommended.

John Duval – Plexus

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

Vintage: 2006
Type: Blend (Shiraz, Grenache, Mourvedre)
Country: Australia – Barossa Valley

This wine is a blend of Shiraz, Grenache, Mourvedre created by John Duval in the Barossa Valley. It has balanced flavours of red and black fruits. The understated oak on the nose is special and overall the wine is superb, hinting of southern Rhone.

It’s excellent now if decanted – but will be age very well and will taste exquisite in a decade.