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A claret by now. In the glass, a medium depth with a garnet rim. On the nose, a well-projected scent of blackberries and cherries with some integrated herbal and earthy notes. The palate shows blackberry/blackcurrant and cherries along with earthy/herbal notes of hawth...

2015 BDM has to reflect the terroir the weather so dry hot to do a lot of things about it. There is a relative lack of ageing potential, obviously because of a shortage of structure. Nonetheless, it presents an excellent vintage that let buyers beware- a total reliable...

December 6, 2019

Hacienda Araucano Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Araucano 1997 is a rare wine; it is with 22 years behind. It is still powerful and concentrated: Cherry jam, black currant, spices, hints of vanilla, long, high acids and quite aggressive tannins, pair with beef to smoothen up...

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...

December 5, 2019


Another strong effort from Puygueraud (the birthplace of the Thienpont family), the 2011 was fashioned from modest yields of 35 hectoliters per hectare, and the final blend of 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Mal...

December 4, 2019

Poupille 一支因為一個瑞士盲品酒會與Petrus鬥到最後而聲名大噪,同樣是100% Merlot 釀造,就像小朋友齊打交挑戰世界級拳王,兩支酒價相差百倍,才引起這樣的騷動,Poupille 酒莊佔地33公頃,其中23公頃屬Castillon法定產區,這葡萄園早於1967年被Jean-Maie Carrille購入及後傳到同樣被譽為天才釀酒師的兒子Philippe Carrille, 他曾於Chateau Larcis-Ducasse工作2年,之後到世界各釀酒國擔任釀酒師,1989年回到波爾多接管家族莊園,天生反叛的他不受傳統...

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 29, 2019

Chateau HAUT-BRION makes CLARENDELLE. So, when you are paying this cheap and you are getting the confidence associated with the famed Chateau Haut Brion, you can't lose. 

This 2015 Clarendelle has a bright, medium ruby colour and features excellent balance. It is a rip...

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...

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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.


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