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2005 harvest occurred slightly later than usual, resulting in excellent quality fruit. IT is always with good natural acid and superb flavour. Fourteen years have taken the wine to a beautiful meaty edge not too dissimilar to a great Syrah from the Northern Rhone. It n...


 

Excellent breeding. However, the drier wine is not super charming. Adequate structure, muted and understated nose with tertiary flavours appearing after a good bit of glass swilling. Delicate, earthiness, a touch of fruit, leather, and a bit of spice, all build to a...

The rustic style of the first wine, its location and limestone hillside benefits its maturing second wine known as Chateau Moulin du Cadet 2004, Grand Cru, St Emilion, which by now has gone through 14 years of bottle-ageing.  There is still some black fruit, feels eleg...

Dark ruby core with a light garnet rim. Extracted style with blackcurrant fruits joining liquorice, tar, smoky sandalwood. Towards inky tones. On the palate, it is a lightish earthy yet ripe and forwards Medoc with notable minerality, as well as lurking dark fruit. LIv...


 

Fresh fruit (plums, blueberries), stylish herbal tones (olives, green pepper), big and chiseled tannins, lifted acidity, medium bodied, drinks on and on. Expressing a bit of Pomerol(North Western St Emilion close to Pomerol) lushness at good St Emilion GCC level for...

Simple yet intense.  Floral, stone and tropical fruit nose; lemony and custard tart finish . Expressive botrytis. Structure not as big(should have more acidity and lengthen).Lightish Sauternes of super value. 

International tasters look more into potential of this wine....

TO contrast, 2007 is vast, inky, and fruit forward(class blackberries, dark cherry). Despite individual medicinal tones, the fruit is still vibrant. On the palate, big dark fruit, dark chocolate, exotic spices and white pepper on the finish. The 2008 at 15.5% alcohol,...

1. Echo de Lynch Bages 2012, Second Wine Pauillac

57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc - aged in last year's Lynch Bages barrels. Good black colour and good blueberry and blackcurrant fruit. Definite tannins, reasonably long.  A decent second wine. JS9...

 

Here is a summary of our point of view after our tasting of  the Bordeaux vintage 2015.

 

Very pleasant tasting . Considering the weather report of this summer with its strong hot season we expected high degrees of alcohol and low acidities. But some rains of August mod...

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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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