Tasting Notes for dicehk

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Red
8/27/2013 - dicehk Likes this wine:
94 points
Tasted last night against a 1995 Rousseau Clos de la Roche. What contrasts amongst two excellent wines! The vosne again demonstrated a greenness that is so interesting. The palette was wonderful with the acidic strawberry/raspberry tartiness. Excellent!
White
8/1/2013 - dicehk Likes this wine:
93 points
Good minerality. Takes time to come out of its shell. After 30 minutes in the glass, the wine evolved from a tight wine to a rounder fatter taste.
White
3/1/2013 - dicehk wrote:
91 points
Lovely meursault. Crisp and full of minerality and apple and pears and apricots. Unfortunate to be had next to a 97 Leflaive Batard Montrachet which overshowed this wine.
Red
1996 Château Calon-Ségur St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/18/2013 - dicehk Likes this wine:
90 points
Still very young and decanted for three hours to allow it to breathe. Initial bouquet showed hints of tocbacco, spice and red berries. Palette of dark fruits and a spicy cinamon. Has plenty of time and legs and should evolve wonderfully. Good to revisit in 5 years.
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Red
1/9/2013 - dicehk wrote:
94 points
tasted at a dinner lastnight at Da Dominico, HK. An amazing wine. A tremendous nose which brings hints of berries and exotic spices. The colour was a medium and hazy. The taste was spicy and and alive with fruit in a palate that lasted well. What a village wine with heritage from across the Vosne vineyards Romanee Saint Vivant, Richebourg, Les Beaux Monts, Aux Brulees and Genevrieres! A wonderful experience as many have already commented!
Red
12/13/2012 - dicehk Likes this wine:
90 points
Still seems very young. There was agreat aroma of ripe black of blackberries, black currant. The colour when poured was deep. Initial taste was full of young tannin at first and over time keeps changing. Good finish. The wine can be aged much longer and it would be interesting to pick this out in 2-3 years time.
Red
1982 Château Calon-Ségur St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
12/13/2012 - dicehk Likes this wine:
90 points
The bottle was extremely beat up, scuffed heavily stained labels and levels were top shoulder. The cork was not easy to extract and to be honest was worried that the wine may have gone bad. Once opened however, faith was restored. The bouquet was amazing and the wine did not need decanting. Nice aromas of tobacco cigars and gravel mixed with dark fruits. Wonderful taste of blackcurrant. Was very comfortable but the palete was not long and drawn. Felt as though it was just over its peak, which probably speaks more of the way the wine was stored as oposed to the wine and the way this vintage may have tasted had it been pristine.
White
9/26/2012 - dicehk wrote:
90 points
An excellent wine, although I have to say, not my favourite Puligny, which must goto the Domaine Leflaive Purcelles. The opening bouquet was very good with some oak covered in apples and lemon. Texture was rich. What seems to be missing though was the buttery popcorn aromas and flavours that you so often get.
Red
9/22/2012 - dicehk wrote:
90 points
Two bottles finished on the 22 September to serve a party of 6. Great wine at the price point that's perfect for a friends gathering. Wonderful fruit tones and is consistent with the reviews given in thsi forum. It wqas refreshing change from the recent forays into old world wines.
White
9/24/2012 - dicehk wrote:
90 points
Great value for money. Bottle opened as an after work drinks with colleagues. The bottle had been well chilled and was served at the right temperature. Drank straight out with no decanting despite AM's advice. A great bouquet of apple and pears mixed with nuts and wheat. A good degree of mineralirty. The taste continued to improve over time and the last few glasses from this bottle were an abosute charm. Despite Village wine status, this tasted as good as many premier cru meursauolts from this Domaine.
Red
2004 Dominus Estate Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/5/2012 - dicehk wrote:
90 points
The wine was in magnum format and enjoyed a good 90 minute decant. Bold, good dark fruits on the bouquet and palate. Very new world.
Red
9/5/2012 - dicehk wrote:
89 points
This was wine at the current stage was a disappointment. The bottle was a magnum and was decanted for three hours before tasting. As described by Dbrane in his tasting not on 9/1/11, this wine is just way too primary still. Extremely tight, didn't open even after 5 hours. Maybe one for 10 years time....
Red
1986 Château La Mission Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
8/15/2012 - dicehk wrote:
94 points
Perfect condition bottle. Left upright for 6 hours and decanted for two at a dinner held at Cepage, Hong Kong. The bouquet was wonderful, graphite and leather. The earthy nature was classic Graves. The first sip was wonderful but as the night wore on, each sip was balanced perfection. Claret on the year so far out of the lot that I've had so far.
White
8/15/2012 - dicehk wrote:
92 points
Beautiful wine enjoyed at a dinner held at Cepage, Hong Kong. Wine was in great condition. Wonderful scents of peach, pear and apricot that merge with the minerals. Good balance and very powerful. Was a great meursault.
Red
7/25/2012 - dicehk wrote:
90 points
A very decent wine. Enjoyed after a one hour decant. Bottle was in perfect condition with levels in the neck prior to opening. Nice claret red colour which revealed a nice bouquet of dark fruits, blackberries, cherries and plums coupled with soft spices. The taste was not to acidic with decent tanins. The draw was smooth with a medium body. Well proportioned and very easy to drink. My first time to try Pesquera and was well impressed. Feeling though its probably peaking in its prowess and will not get better.
Red
7/13/2012 - dicehk wrote:
91 points
Didn't take notes, but left a great impression. An amazing wine, even more s at the price point! Totally tastes like a great burgundy. great finish.
Red
7/12/2012 - dicehk wrote:
87 points
Still has some decent spices and tobacco hints to the bouquet, but the fruit is fading. Medium body and palate not particularly long. Would have been a good wine in its prime, but is fading. A drink now or let it fade away wine.
White
1997 Domaine Leflaive Bâtard-Montrachet Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru Chardonnay (view label images)
7/11/2012 - dicehk wrote:
90 points
Tasted along side its nephew, Olivier Leflaive Criots-Batard Montrachet 1997. It was interesting how two Domaines situated close to each other and held by seperate family members could be so different.

The Domaine Leflaive tasted very well. Although 97 was not the best of years, this wine has held well and had been stored in extremely well. The wine poured still retained a light crisp yellow hue (the Criots-Batard has already evolved to a deeper yellow with pinkish hues). Initial bouquet retained apples and pears and the palate reminded of butter scotch and minerals. Should still evolve well.
White
1997 Olivier Leflaive Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru Chardonnay (view label images)
7/11/2012 - dicehk wrote:
87 points
This wine was enjoyed aginst its cousin a Domaine Leflaive Batard Montrachet 1997 (a much more classical Montrachet with good mineral elements). The Criots-Batard Montrachet from Oliveier Leflaive was a very good wine. The colour was deeper tone of yellow with pinkish hues. The initial bouquet had a fruity essence to it unlike a Montrachet. There were strong tones of a peachy apricot smell and it bordered a Sauternes more than Montrachet. When drunk the fruity zest was also noticeable in the palete. Whilst not a bad wine at all, it should not be drunk with the pretense of a Montrachet an shoul jusbe enjoyed for what it is a good value wine to be enjoyed in the Summer.
White
6/7/2012 - dicehk wrote:
94 points
This wine was enjoyed at the L'Aterlier Joel de Robuchon in HK. The bottle was perfect and no fear of premox. Classic Montrachet with a bouquet evoking butter, spice, vanilla and a palate that was buttery with oak and citrus. A burgundy whote when aged and properly stored is one of the pinnacles of beautiful wine.
Red
6/7/2012 - dicehk wrote:
95 points
This was the pinnacle opf a wine dinner held on thursday 7th June 2012 at L'Atelier Joel De Robuchon, Hong Kong. The wine's enjoyed that evening were;

Montrachet, Marquis de larguiche, Joseph Drouhin 1997
Vosne-Romanèe, 1er Cru, les Chames, Domaine Mèo-Camuzet 2005 (2 bottles)
Chambertin, Armand Rousseau 1995

The Chambertin was perfect. The wine was left to breath for about 2 hours as we enjoyed the dinner and the meal. As my attention was brought back to this beauty when poured, one could see the beautiful opaque color of the wine and when brought top your nose, the bouquet was inch perfect. Beautiful bnotes of cherry and spice. Drank extremely well and the palate was extrenely fruity with dark fruits and tannins. The suggestions is that this bottle will easily mature another 5-7 years before peaking. This has to be one of the best wines I have ever had.
Red
3/29/2012 - dicehk wrote:
94 points
A classic Pichon Lalande. An elegant Paullac that needs no convinving. 1 hour decant The bouquest evokes, smoke, cedar, and liquorice. The initial palate is full-bodied, firm tannin. As th wine evolves over dinner, there are brilliant tastes which evoke, black fruits and liquorices. Great length on the palete. Well worth keeping for drinking a year or so onwards.
Red
1986 Château Cos d'Estournel St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/29/2012 - dicehk wrote:
93 points
juust as good as the last bottle, this one took well close to 2 hours to decant. The first sip was still strong ad the tanins were firm. Hints of licorice were mixed with nuances of black fruits and minerals. This is a heavy hitting St Estephe wine with a long draw on the pallette that as iI said, belies the opaque colouring. Two bottles which i will open once a year from this point onwards.
Red
1985 Château L'Evangile Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
4/8/2012 - dicehk wrote:
92 points
Exquisite. Well stored. The bottle opened well and after an hour of decanting, initial tastes of plum/pruve were mixed with hints of tobacco and truffles. As it evolved over dinner, the wine continue tosmoothen and by the end it was silky smooth with no hard edges.
Red
4/29/2012 - dicehk wrote:
flawed
The wine was a US Slip and upon opening could be tasted as badly stored. Pity
White
4/27/2012 - dicehk wrote:
92 points
Again a perfectly stored bottle. The levbels before openeing were about 1.5cm which is great for a wine of this age. The initial colour was golden and very clear, boding well for a wonderful serving. The wine took its time as our first glass was not served chilled enough. As time progressed, the wine started to exhibit all the great qualities of an older burgundy white. Buttery cream and oak spice, mixed with a nice floral and fruity taste. The wine continued to evolve over the course of the first haldf of the dinner and was brilliant towards the end. no signs of premox at all, and credit to the wine cellars (Amoeno in HK) for sourcing this wonderful wine.
Red
4/27/2012 - dicehk wrote:
95 points
The bottle was perfect. Storage had been great and when opened the cork levels had barely gone past the first the second "L" in Longueville. A wonderful bouquet emanated from the bottle and the wine was left to decant for 90 minutes. A great nose of dark fruits , licourice and the taste was great with a long finish. The wine has a lot of tanins and will definetey continue to hold well for a few more yers before reaching its full potential.
White
4/17/2012 - dicehk wrote:
92 points
The bottle was purchased 3 months ago in auctionand was the last out of an original purchase of six. The bottle was opened and left to stand for about 30 minutes. initial tasting was the wine was slightly overchilled. Left in open for a short while before pouring. The bouquet and aromas coming from this wine once poured were excuisite. Post the initial muskiness, a flowery peach, pear and apricot aroma opens andwhen drunk is accompanied by a firm structured crisp flavours. The wine wnet extremely well with the chinese dinner and accompanied a course of steamed garuopa perfectly!
White
1983 Louis Latour Montrachet Montrachet Grand Cru Chardonnay (view label images)
3/28/2012 - dicehk wrote:
92 points
The ’83 Montrachet has peaked well. Lovely nose of baked apples, butter and pastry while beginning to show some truffle and forest floor. On the palate the wine has a creamy, fine texture and a rich, mouth-filling yet elegant, almost understated feel. A wine that has reched its full beauty
White
3/28/2012 - dicehk wrote:
90 points
The Jadot Chevalier Montrachet « Les Demoiselles » was still youthful showing plenty of aroma, with scents of butter, cream and oak spice from the winemaking dominating. Good palate with a richly creamy texture, lots of extract, and good length. Should develop well.
White
3/28/2012 - dicehk wrote:
flawed
Unofrtunate. When poured it was evident that something was wrong. Cloudy and pinkish yellow in colour.
White - Sparkling
2/26/2012 - dicehk wrote:
90 points
The starter for an impressive wine list that night. 1999 Louis Roedere Cristal, 2007 Richard Peres & Fils Corton Charlemagne, 1970 Chateau Mouton Rothschild, 1970 Chateau Latour and 1998 Chateau D'Yquem.

The Cristal displays an elegance of light touch. The champagne out of the bottle was a light golden color with lots of small bubbles that emmitted a wondeful nose of green apples and flowers. Sweeter than other champagnes the taste does linger on in the mouth.
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White - Sweet/Dessert
1998 Château d'Yquem Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
2/26/2012 - dicehk wrote:
94 points
This bottle closed a dinner where we sampled the joys of a 1970 Chateau Latour and 1970 Mouton. Maybe I am more demanding of my clarets or just have a sweet tooth. D'Yquem is always a classic which is a privilidge to enjoy and sample. This bottle was a bit young, but thoroughly enjoyable as with all D'Yquems. The wine poured out like a beautiful golden ray, blessed with a bouquet of sweet summer fragrances, apricot, apple, pear, honey and cinamon. the words viscous and treacle have ofte been used to describe the way the wine seeps into your pallet, it is purely gorgeous. The bouquet wafts into your senses and the taste lingers on in your pallet as you sip. My honest feel was that this was not quite as beautiful as the 96 tasted two weeks earlier. It is however stilla great wine from what happened to be an off year for D'Yquem.
Red
2/26/2012 - dicehk wrote:
92 points
Drank alongside a 1970 Chateau Latour, this vintage has character. The cork was impossible to get out and we had to filter the wine into the decanter. The wine was left to breathe for slightly less than an hour. My initial concerns were that we would have lost the aroma out of the bouquet, but was wrong. The colour was a wonnderful claret colour full of life as opposed to a dark brooding maroon. The initial bouquet was pleasant with hints of leather and cedar mixed with blackberries. The first taste was surprisingly closed and led me toinitially prefer the Latour. As time progressed, this wine continued to evolve and open leading to some wonderful long drawn tastes which remained on the pallet for a while. As good as the Latour. One questions, if this bottle were kept in pristine condition like the Latour, would this have out performed?
Red
2/27/2012 - dicehk wrote:
92 points
Tasted at dinner alongside a 1970 Mouton. The 70 Latour was opened and drank straight with no decanting. The bottle was in perfect condition. Initial bouquet was a gentle waft of cherries, berries laced with a hint of leather. The initial taste was one of mild elegance that has been refined over the years in the bottle. The waves of flavours is one that rolls over your tongue as opposed to hitting you with power. Cherries, plum and tobacco seemed to elegantly dance around on your palette and your within your mouth.
Red
1989 Château Palmer Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/22/2012 - dicehk wrote:
92 points
Decanted for about 90 minutes and enjoyed after first drinking a bottle of 86 Pichon Lalande. Very solid but was not an aboslute stunner. The initial bouquet was full of dark fruits and quite complex. The wine was very smooth to drink and dare I say silky(?). The palate was stimulated with a wondeful "elegant taste" as opposed o a powerful punch. A taste that draws on the berry bouquet that inter-twines with asome nice mild spiciness. Long wonderful draw which gradually fades. A very decent wine.
Red
2/22/2012 - dicehk wrote:
flawed
This bottle was recently purchased at the Zachy's auction in Jan12. The firs bottle opened from that lot. Very unfortunate it was defective bottle. Upon opening the cork was in a bad condition and broke. When pouring into the decanter, the wine smelt bad and had a very musky smell and the initial taste was poor. tried to decant and see if it was truly defective, after an hour the bouquest semlt thin and the wine was extremly flat.
Red
1986 Château Cos d'Estournel St. Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/16/2012 - dicehk wrote:
93 points
There is a thing about 1986 Clarets from Bordeaux. The only similarity to the recently tasted 86 La Mission haut brion was the time taken to decantthe wine. Initially decanted for an hour, which was way insufficient an amount of time. The first sip after an hour was still extremely tight and far from open. There were hints of licorice and other black fruits, but the full bouquet and flavours were extremely shy in coming out. We waited a further hour, which was well worth the wait. After two hours, a fuller bouquet of licorice came through. It is quite a powerful and full wine that belies the opaque red colouring. I'm inclined to keep the remaining four bottles in storage longer and revisit this in a year or two to see how it further matures.
White - Sweet/Dessert
1996 Château d'Yquem Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
2/10/2012 - dicehk wrote:
98 points
Pure joy and well worth the monicker of liquid gold. The wine closed a dinner in which we enjopyed some beautiful whiotes (76 Corton Charlemagne, 01 Pavillion Blanc, 78 Latour, 95 Mouton Rothschild and 86 Mission Haut Brion). The first bouquet was full of apricot , honey and lemon creating a an amazing experience of sweet smells that waft through your senses. The initial taste draws a golden creamy draw which hits your palete beautifully with citrus fuits and hoeny balanced in a slight acidity that keeps it all together. The draw and taste lingers on for a long time in a classic D'Yquen manner that no other suaternes quite manages. The wine was a true vision of perfection. Whilst far younger than the the three clarets I enjoyed that evening, this was without a doubt the best of the evening.
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Red
2/10/2012 - dicehk wrote:
92 points
Served alongside a Latour 78 and an 86 Mission Haut Brion, may not have put this wine in its best light. Was decanted for about 2 hours and was tasted initially besides the Latour and then later alongside the Mission Haut Brion. Still young and could have benefitted from a few more years in the cellar. Initial bouquet was tight and little hints of blackberry and wood. As you drink the wine the flavour evolves with the berries coming out and then flvouring with minerals. The finish was decent but as siad it was unfortunate to be paired with two other ones which were more in their prime, as opposed to this which felt more of infancy. Would love to revisit this wine in 2-3 years.
Red
2/10/2012 - dicehk wrote:
95 points
Drank alongside a 86 Mission Haut Brion and 95 Mouton Rothschild. This wine was elegant and classical. Decanted for an hour, the wine had a wonderful deep ruby colour that looked like velvet. The bouquet hinted of dark berries, licorice and slight undertone of floral hints that was so different to the Mission Haut Brion. The taste was exquisite with the elegance of dark berries and licorice, long lasting flavours which remain on the palete well after you've sipped through the wine. Different to the Mission Hait Brion.
Red
1986 Château La Mission Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/10/2012 - dicehk wrote:
95 points
This was tasted alongside a Latour 78 and a Mouton 95. the Mission Haut Brion stood along these first growths well and was possibly my favourite that evening. Decanted for close to three hours, the wine was still very tight straight from the decanter. A smoky bouquet with wood tones, tasted with nints of leather and blackberry. A wonderful long draw.
Red
2003 Château Branaire-Ducru St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
2/6/2012 - dicehk wrote:
90 points
A very deep and masculine colour that was far darker than i anticipated. Decanted for 90 minutes and had a great bouquet with hints of blackcurrant and leathe(?). A wonderfully long drawn after taste that left a lot offlavourful memories to the senses. Still very young and would like to retry after another 5 years.
White - Sweet/Dessert
1997 Château Suduiraut Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend (view label images)
2/6/2012 - dicehk wrote:
92 points
Wonderful light golden caramel colour. Breathtaking flavours with a long drawn after taste that tasted of nectar and peach. truly a great value wine.
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