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Community Tasting Notes (8) Avg Score: 94.3 points

  • Tasted quite new world to me, especially after all the Champagnes and Burgundy. Very well-made I admit, but not my kind of wine as its feels quite flabby and over-ripe.

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  • Dinner with the guys (Hakumai @ International Plaza): Ahh... Final wine of the evening, and finally, the familiar old-world Bordeaux kind of nose... or at least, most of us thought. Plums, earth, tobacco on the nose. Tasted like one too. Dark-red-to-black fruited profile, ink, plums; With good intensity and length too! Wow, was surprised when it was unveiled to be an Italian. This must surely rank as one of Italy's top merlots!

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  • beautiful texture here.similiar to angelus 00.slightly extracted wine.gd energy of red fruits.lots if acidity to support.veri well integrstion.nice balance. bright wine.the onli setback,lack of complexity

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  • The Angelus Challenge (Extra Space): Tasted blind. Pop and poured.
    Appearance is clear, deep intensity, ruby colour. Legs.
    Nose is clean, medium+ intensity, with aromas of sweet licorice, red cherries, red plums, savory tomato, and something unique which a friend mentioned as jackfruit. Developed.
    On the palate, dry, lovely bright high acidity, medium alcohol, extremely silky smooth roll-off-the-palate kind of medium tannins, full body. Pronounced flavour intensity, with flavours of sweet licorice, red cherries, red plums, savory tomato. Long finish. So good I finished my first glass effortlessly, even forgetting to record my tasting note till subsequent glasses.
    Outstanding quality, excellent Italian 100% Merlot. So effortless in the mouth. I could drink this all day and night. Drink up, no need for further ageing.

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  • A Japanese New Year's Day, 2014 (Megumi, Sentosa Golf Club, Singapore): My first time trying a Vigna l'Apparita, and from a magnum no less. It's reputation rather precedes it, but I must say that while it was a decently good wine, I was far from blown away. The nose had a ripe feel on it, with slightly roasted notes of plums and blackberries seasoned with dried herbs and spice, with a whiff of dusty earth and some sweet tobacco notes at the sides. Pretty nice. But while the palate was pretty good as well, I felt it lacked a bit of soul. Here, we had rich flavours of plums and blackberries held in fine tannins and bright tomato-ish acidity, which gave the wine a fresh, open feel. Nice finish too, with a brush of spice and herb. For some reason though, it came across as a little one-dimensional, almost as it there was more to the wine that it was just not willing to show on the day. Maybe this simply needed a lot more time, but it was not all that special on the day. One to put aside and try again in 6-8 years time I think, at least in a magnum format.

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