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October 25, 2019

Bright, medium lemon with pale rim. Classic Viognier rendition with a full nose of orange blossom, peaches and pears.

Juicy. A citrusy palate with hints of kimquat, pineapples along side with salintiy, which leads to a strong mid-palate that will go well with seafood a...

Deep ruby with a tight garnet rim. Some bottle age shown. The bouquet has turned more to reflections from terroir(minerals and licorice) as much as varietals(blackcurrants, plums) and nurture(leather, saddle wood, herbs). There is still certain liveliness.

On the palat...

October 24, 2019

Deep ruby with a tight rim.  Suggest open-decanting(quite some sediments) for 1 or 2 hours. The first heavy alcohol on the nose gives way to a sweet musty, almost reductive cherry bouquet, coffee, slight leather notes. Exquisite palate with soft tannins (from ageing) a...

October 24, 2019

 The blend is 73% Shiraz and 27% Cabernet, yielding a full-bodied, creamy-textured wine that still shows touches of Cabernet structure. On the palate, robust notes of cassis, mocha, tobacco, spice, dried fruit and chocolate. Spices from shiraz adds to the cabernet stru...

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...

October 8, 2019

Deep ruby, with a tight rim. Dark fruited. Intense. Original for a Pomerol, appellation that favours Merlot, this small vintage from old vines is composed of Merlot and Cabernet Franc parity. Still wholly suppressed on the nose. It should be elegant by 2 or 3 years' ag...

October 8, 2019

Deep-ruby coloured; looks young. A bit muted on the nose and On decanting shows lots of Grand Cru Classe characters. Plenty of deep red fruits - cherries, red plums-very friendly. Tannins soften, but still lots of structure there. Plenty of ageing potential. Just a hin...

October 8, 2019

Deep ruby. Dark fruited in high contrast to Chateau de Roques fro the same appellation. Extracted, still of well-balanced wine, although ABV is 15%, so bit heavy but round in taste and a good company for a beautiful piece of red meat. A delicious mid-palate food wine....

October 8, 2019

Medium ruby with a pink rim. Red fruits with soft tannins and aroma of lightish floral note(iris, violets)spices, oak, cedar and chocolate. On the palate, it is delicate and fruity with intense and persistent flavours of red and black fruit. Tannins are also present, w...

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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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