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December 5, 2019

I know a lot about his wine from Bordeaux merchant Mr Philippe Quien back in the 2009 vintage tasting. Showing a little more tannic than it is now before bottling, this blend of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc are one of the consistently well-m...

November 19, 2019

 
Medium ruby. Bright red-fruit(red currants and raspberries). Some blackcurrants, chocolates and tobacco tones on the second nose. The palate is fruit-forward; it is ripe and dry fruited (red plums). The calcareous terroir of the Cotes and St Emilion brings soft and e...

October 28, 2019

The gold colour reflects its style as a big Chardonnay. The nose is an absolute knockout, offering intense apricot, clementine, passion fruit and floral scents that you can pick up across a not too airy room. The flavours deliver what the aromas hint at – full, rich an...

October 27, 2019

Young Burgundy-like reflections, the colour is bright, medium ruby with violet hues. With an aromatic bouquet of red and dark cherry, the perfume is alluring and refined. The palate displays layers of dark berry fruits, forest floor raspberries, and dried herbs such as...

October 24, 2019

 This wine is from the famous John Parker. Of course, this wine shows lots of Coonawarn minerality and Cabernet at its best in Australia.  2015 is excellent vintage. Block 95 sub-section being the estate's 'Abbey' vineyard is located west of the cellars and planted wit...

October 8, 2019

Clear, deep amber; almost like Cognac-like. A clean nose. Very intense. Honey, apricot, yellow floral, nutty; sweet.  Right alcohol and amount of mineral on the palate, medium palate with an apricot and tangerine skin finish.  It finishes with tastes of dry figw, apric...

September 22, 2019

Another Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon? There are so many things to talk about it, other than its high cost-performance though. Thus, the dash of Malbec adds to the ripeness and structure of the Cabernet Sauvignon. There is a little more to offer above its classic cabernet...

August 13, 2019

Floral, a lightish 'BdM'; sundried tomatoes, and cherries; meat sauce, tea-leaves; leather and other tertiary tones. Quite a nose for a humble rosso.  Made in a more accessible version of the Brunello, this 2016 gives already with an excellent structure(acidity, abunda...

Dark/red to maroon centre with opaque purple and red flashes on narrow edges. Aromatic and involved with fabulous natural fruit presence showing blackberry, mulberry, dark chocolate, plums, olives, earth, a touch of acid as well as oak. Twelve years of bottle age point...

Deep ruby coloured showing ample forest fruit with hints of cassis & spice on the nose. It does not show too much oak influence. Reflecting the same on the palate, it is elegant and ripe with mixed blackberry and red currant fruit notes. The finish has some intensity a...

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This is a consolidation of the tasting and papers

written from 2006 to 2013. These write-ups had been with the orginal site Wine and Beyond, Yahoo, until the service stopped by Yahoo in September 2013.

 

For years I have been working with wines, either buying it, selling it to wine companies, lecturing and writing about it, and, not unimportantly, enjoying it with friends. If any of the articles on this site are worth reading it is due to my teachers, my mentors, my peers and friends, my students, and in particularly my editors who ignite in me a desire to communicate in wines.

 

Clinging to the trellis of wine, I started to get more and more involved with estates and winemakers, by supporting them with consultancy in communication and marketing. The more I spend my time outside Hong Kong, the more I sense a desire to be part of the international wine family.

 

Writing about wine represents a moment of reflection, curiosity, atitudes and a desire to analyse often hidden structures and history, in an effort to make the wealth of wine accessible to a targetted, and hopefully larger audience.

 

I am not sure if I can wine proivde more accessible to all through this blog. But I am sure to write in wine means being involved in wine and  to remain as impartial and objective as possible.

 

Kevin Tang.

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