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White - Sparkling

1983 Billecart-Salmon Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut Millésimé

Chardonnay more

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, John Kapon
Hong Kong Diaries 2009, BYO (5/29/2009)
94 points
Red

1989 Château Cheval Blanc

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend more

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, John Kapon
Hong Kong Diaries 2009, BYO (5/29/2009)
94 points
Red

1994 Château Cheval Blanc

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend more

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, John Kapon
Hong Kong Diaries 2009, BYO (5/29/2009)
92 points
Red

1990 Château La Conseillante

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend more

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, John Kapon
Hong Kong Diaries 2009, BYO (5/29/2009)
95 points
Red

1999 Claude Dugat Charmes-Chambertin

Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

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, John Kapon
Hong Kong Diaries 2009, BYO (5/29/2009)
94 points
Red

1982 Château L'Evangile

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend more

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, John Kapon
Hong Kong Diaries 2009, BYO (5/29/2009)
94 points
Red

2000 Château L'Evangile

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend more

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, John Kapon
Hong Kong Diaries 2009, BYO (5/29/2009)
95 points
Red

1971 Faiveley Clos de la Roche

Clos de la Roche Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

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, John Kapon
Hong Kong Diaries 2009, BYO (5/29/2009)
93 points
Red

1990 Château Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend more

Vintage Tastings

, John Kapon
Hong Kong Diaries 2009, BYO (5/29/2009)
95M points
Red

2003 Château Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend more

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, John Kapon
Hong Kong Diaries 2009, BYO (5/29/2009)
92J points
Red

1961 Château La Tour Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend more

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, John Kapon
Hong Kong Diaries 2009, BYO (5/29/2009)
A rare 1961 Latour Haut Brion was excellent, full of gravel, smoke, slate and dirt, slowly revealing a bit of a BBQ edge. There was lots of cement to the palate, and black fruits emerged in time. Samantha noted ‘hickory,’ and someone else ‘high acidity.’ There were still lots of tannins and life left in this ’61. 93 points
Red

1986 Château Lafite Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend more

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, John Kapon
Hong Kong Diaries 2009, BYO (5/29/2009)
96 points
Red

1982 Château Lafleur

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend more

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, John Kapon
Hong Kong Diaries 2009, BYO (5/29/2009)
The 1982 Lafleur had a rich, creamy and sexy nose in that kinky Lafleur way. Aromas of coconut, green olives and a rainbow of black, purple and red fruits rounded out the nose, although there was more structure here than other memories that I have of this wine, which can often be super fleshy and wide open. This one still had a long way to go. Hendra hailed it as ‘all seasons – any place, any time’. 97 points
Red

1983 Château Lafleur

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend more

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, John Kapon
Hong Kong Diaries 2009, BYO (5/29/2009)
(94-95) points
Red

1975 Château Latour Grand Vin

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend more

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, John Kapon
Hong Kong Diaries 2009, BYO (5/29/2009)
94 points
Red

1994 Château Latour Grand Vin

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend more

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, John Kapon
Hong Kong Diaries 2009, BYO (5/29/2009)
93 points
Red

1990 Château Le Pin

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend more

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, John Kapon
Hong Kong Diaries 2009, BYO (5/29/2009)
The 1990 Le Pin was very fragrant in an aggressive way. Aromas of green bean combined with wild, exotic tropical fruits into a unique and ‘sexy’ style. The palate was very shut down at the moment for me, and although it rounded out, it left me with a mellow, soft, tender and easy impression, which was not the case the last time I had this wine late last year, when I rated it 96 points. This bottle needed more time, and will surely get better. 94+ points
Red

1995 Château Léoville Las Cases

St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend more

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, John Kapon
Hong Kong Diaries 2009, BYO (5/29/2009)
93 points
Red

1997 Domaine Leroy Clos de la Roche

Clos de la Roche Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

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, John Kapon
Hong Kong Diaries 2009, BYO (5/29/2009)
92 points
Red

1978 Maison Leroy Beaune

Pinot Noir more

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, John Kapon
Hong Kong Diaries 2009, BYO (5/29/2009)
91 points
Red

1996 Château Margaux

Red Bordeaux Blend more

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, John Kapon
Hong Kong Diaries 2009, BYO (5/29/2009)
96 points
White

1999 Domaine Michel Niellon Chevalier-Montrachet

Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru Chardonnay more

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, John Kapon
Hong Kong Diaries 2009, BYO (5/29/2009)
94 points
Red

1989 Pétrus

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend more

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, John Kapon
Hong Kong Diaries 2009, BYO (5/29/2009)
The ’89 was spectacular and the wine of the night. It had a big, bold nose with lots of t ‘n a, chocolate, earth and black and purple fruits. It was so thick yet so fine. The palate was insanely good, so chocolaty and thick, absolutely delicious. Hendra also commented, ‘more chocolaty and hot.’ This is a staggering wine and a great time to be buying it since the price has practically dropped in half over the past year. 99 points
Red

1990 Pétrus

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend more

Vintage Tastings

, John Kapon
Hong Kong Diaries 2009, BYO (5/29/2009)
I know that the 1989 versus 1990 Petrus is supposed to be a great debate, but to be honest, it isn’t even close. The 1990 Petrus was still an outstanding wine, but the ’89 has just clearly distanced itself from the ’90. The ’90 was minty with a fleshier nose, possessing more red fruits and green olives. It was a bit milkshaky, with secondary aromas of grain and bran. Its flavors were more yeasty, and the palate was still long and elegant, but it left a little sister impression after the 1989. 95 points
Red

1990 Domaine Ponsot Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes

Clos de la Roche Grand Cru Pinot Noir more

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, John Kapon
Hong Kong Diaries 2009, BYO (5/29/2009)
The Ponsot was a bit milky and yeasty at first, but it blew off into a powerful concoction of menthol, oil, black fruits and yeast without the milk. Its flavors were distinctively black; olives and fruits. It left a midnight impression, lingering on its long and thick finish, which was both slaty and edgy. Concentration was king for this 1990. 97 points
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