Enjoy one bottle each of:
Château Fontaine de l'Aubier 2016 Médoc AOC, France A fine Bordeaux from the legendary Médoc region, “the most famous red wine district in Bordeaux, and possibly the world,” (Jancis Robinson, MW). It’s a “juicy and fruity wine with blackberry and mushroom character and silky tannins. Exciting stuff here!" (James Suckling, 92-93pts ).
Vieux Clocher Arnoux et Fils Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOC, France A luxurious Châteauneuf from the exceptional 2016 vintage and an estate that dates back to 1717. The Wine Advocate gives it 92pts: “Crushed minerals lends freshness … rich and pleasantly clingy on the palate … long, edged by hints of smoke, dried herbs and soft, yielding tannins.”
Casale Vecchio Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2018 Vino Rosso, Italy This sumptuous Montepulciano d’Abruzzo from Farnese Fantini is loved by the critics. Luca Maroni has rated it an excellent 94pts ; Robert Parker says you should “buy Farnese’s Montepulciano by the truckload”! It’s laden with velvety berry fruit, a lovely chocolatey richness, fine tannins and a silky, long finish.
Collina San Ponzio Barolo 2015 Barolo DOCG, Italy A high-toned, complex and expressive 91pt Barolo – one of Italy’s very finest offerings. Nebbiolo fans, don’t miss this! “Interesting aromas and flavors of Turkish incense … a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, complex, long finish ...” (tastings.com)
The Waxed Bat Reserve 2018 Mendoza, Argentina A dense, luscious 90pt Argentina star from remarkable winemaker Opi Sadler, using Cabernet and Malbec from the best, highest vineyards, all aged luxuriously in expensive oak. It’s the Reserve version, so the hallmark velvet black fruit is taken a notch richer and deeper. One for your finest cut of steak.
Tyrrell's Rufus Stone Shiraz 2016 Heathcote, Australia Tyrrell’s is one of the most famous estates in Australia. Their Rufus Stone is legendary, the 2016 “complex and aromatic, with spice, fresh earth, cream soda and black walnut flavors that are rich and polished, giving way to succulent plum and cassis elements … 92pts” (Wine Spectator).
There are only 45 cases of this stunning collection available in Hong Kong, so don’t miss out.
Château Fontaine de l’Aubier is located in the heart of the Médoc, neighbouring some of the greatest classed growth châteaux, and perched on the famous gravel soils that suit Cabernet and Merlot grapes so well. Five generations of the Fauchey family have succeeded each other at the château, always with the same approach to the task of making wine, starting with the greatest care in the vineyards, weeding and pruning by hand to avoid soil erosion, and adding absolutely nothing in the winery. Such fastidiousness pays off in quality, and bring great reviews for the wine itself.
Châteauneuf du Pape is the star of the southern Rhône, and the 2016s, with their long growing season, are some of the finest. Vieux Clocher is from the Arnoux family, whose estate in Vacquéyras dates back to 1717. It passed from father to son for many generations and today is under the direction of Marc and Jean-François Arnoux.
The estate of Casale Vecchio is situated at 500 meters above sea level, where the temperature is optimal to produce wines of a very high qualitative level. All the vineyards have been installed with the Guyot system, with 5,500 vines per hectare for low yields. Farnese Vino has been named Italy’s Winery of the Year FIVE time. It’s run by the quality-obsessed winemaker Filippo Baccalaro.
Tyrrell’s is a founding member of Australia’s First Families of Wine, and one of the most famous estates in Australia. As esteemed wine critic James Halliday says, “For more than 150 years the Tyrrell family have been making some of Australia’s greatest wines”.