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July 16, 2018

Light yellow. Reasonably 'sparkling' enough with unique flavours of lemon, quince, pear, honey, and chamomile(from 85% Chenin Blanc) are still there. Use of 100% Champagne method has made this wine a little textured and Structured(from the 15% Chardonnay). This Crémant...

June 25, 2018

Deep ruby with a narrow rim. On the nose, fresh blueberries, cherries, plums open up after an hour in the bottle. On the palate, friendly, fresh, robust with firm expression of Cabernet fruit on good structure(ample and fine tannins, Merlot fruit generosity, fruit leng...

March 8, 2018

Bright, medium ruby with a narrow pink rim. Nose of violets, perfumes, ripe cherries, strawberries. On the palate, it combines fruit richness with elegance, offering fire, power and finesse.. The tannins are both silky and firm. Hand-picked, the fruit is sourced right...

November 2, 2017

Dark ruby core, with a tight rim. The nose gives pure red and black cherry which achieve a crescendo of freshness and vitality. The palate is of pure dark fruit(very modern feel) with savoury elements, all punctuated by minerals and herbs. The 2003 Benjamin Romeo La Vi...

July 26, 2017

Medium ruby, tight, pinky rim. Bright and clear . Flowers and mixed fruit (vivid strawberry, blackcurrant, dark cherries) laced with tones of light vanilla/toast and expresso coffee. Very elegant, pure, accurate and restrained. Fine palate, with tannins that give consi...

Medium ruby, tight medium garnet rim. Surprising rich, fruity aromas offering some finesse and a delightful roundness. Melted tannins; some minerals; soft and easy to drink. Ripe palate with medium finish. Well aged already. Best chilled down to 16 Celcius, allowing th...

Deep ruby; tight, pink rim.

On nose, ripe and dry, dark fruited; licoriced, with tones of lead pencils and tobacco (cold soaking, oak fermentation, 18 to 24 months’ oak ageing; 50% old oak 50% new).

On palate, tannic with taut acidity; linear with tension. Mineral finish...

Modern rendition of St. Estephe. Deep and full extraction with suppressed cassis, black cherry, with dry flowers, some warmth (menthol) and wood tones (charcoal). Medium length. 

Château Clauzet covers 23 hectares so there is some enonomy of scale to drive the productio...

Close. Ripe cassis fruit suppressed by the oak. The story goes that they have made the slightly strange choice of having 100% new oak for the primeurs when the final wine will only have 33%. An accommodation for critics and consumers may be. A new blend this year, afte...

Considering the recent disastrous spring frost in France, the extraordinary and outstanding 2016 En Primeurs is definitely be something in exceptional good value.

  

That spring frost was exhausting and terrible because particularly in the nights of 26 to 27th of Ap...

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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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