Saturday, January 31, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Well, the plastic made wine cock as destroyed everything...We can't finish even 1/4 of the bottle...
Black Cherry Flavour. Strong alcohol. Lack of fruit flavour. OK company with meat. With $210 price, not that recommended. It is postured to be a Chile wine than an Australian one.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Though the taste is not as strong, the aftertaste could stay quite a while, which I presume the original taste would have intensive black berries flavour. The palate is round my tongue and would taste nice even on its own.
Below are from other blog:
Chateau d'Issan (Margaux) 2003: An attractive nose here, even though it carries the warm ripe confit fruit of the vintage. The soft and rounded texture is immediately apparent on the palate, with a rather appealing weight and substance, but it has a level of acidity which is on the low side. And of course there is a big wall of tannins too, leading to a hard finish. Nevertheless it all sits together reasonably well and taken within the context of the vintage I find this to be good. It is just superior to the 1996, tasted alongside. 16+/20
Chateau d'Issan (Margaux) 2003: Ripe and open on the nose, big and expressive with black cherry fruit. Very typical of the vintage. A huge presence of tannin on the palate, although they are quite well coated with fruit and texture. They come to the fore on the finish though. Low acidity, as you might expect, but overall this isn't bad, and approaches a balance that some wines of this vintage find difficult to achieve. 16.5+/20 (November 2006)
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
Since not much $$, so I grab whatever is in Dad's cellar :P
Chairman's Reserve - Shiraz 2004...... WHICH HAVE BEEN PUT FOR 2 DAYS ALREADY!!!~
What's weird is...it still has long finish. Bravo~ It surprises me coz Aussie wine tends to go sour n depreciate quickly as it oxidizes in hours
However, this long finish doesn't came back with a strong taste, a strong yet watery finish.
The spice is still intense, in face covered by much of its alcohol content. Plummy, not that structured and full body compared to those with berries flavour, which is more or less due to the plum nature that the producer wanna emphasize (what a WILD guess...)
Well, most of my comments won't be valued, as it is an oxidized wine, haha, anyhow, it's jus a sip , keke.
Hunter flavours: plum, earth, spice integrated with nutmeg character. This wine has a lovely structure, balanced by the lingering soft oak tannins.Accompany with steak, beef, lamb or cheese.